May 19th, 2011 6:16 PM 32 COMMENTS

India On Its Way to Mobile Broadband

After the roll out of 3G (EVDO/HSPA) from operators, next big thing for India's telecom sector is going to be roll out of 4G services. India was late to enter 3G era, but 4th Generation communications will not allow that much delay as BWA auction is already done and spectrum was given to the auction winners in September 2010. WiMAX & LTE (Long Term Evolution) are not true 4G, rather... Read More

April 21st, 2011 12:37 PM 2 COMMENTS

TATA Indicom ‘EK Behtar Zindagi’ For The Rural India Powered By Handygo

Tata Indicom, the CDMA mobile service operator today introduced ‘EK Behtar Zindagi’, the latest bouquet of IVR based VAS offerings for customers in rural areas powered by Handygo, which aims to provide day-to-day information to rural India. Tata Indicom subscribers across all circles can dial 556780 to access information regarding health, education, finance, weather updates, mandi rates, livestocks, agriculture and fisheries. The operator launched some subscription packs on Daily and... Read More

April 15th, 2011 7:21 PM 32 COMMENTS

India Adds 14.5 Million GSM Subscribers in March – Vodafone Leads

India's leading Mobile Service operator Vodafone has added a total of 3.68 million GSM subscribers which is the highest number of new mobile subscribers additions in the month of March 2011. Vodafone's GSM subscriber base now reached 134.5 million, as per the COAI data. Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) today released the GSM subscriber base for March 2011 and, quite expectantly, new additions continue at an average growth rate.... Read More

April 11th, 2011 6:18 PM 15 COMMENTS

Government and Telecom Industry Unite to Support Mobile Broadband in India

India's Telecom Ministry the GSMA, the Cellular Operators of India (COAI) and the Telecoms Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) announced today that they will work together to help facilitate growth of Mobile Broadband services across India. The growth of mobile communications in India is the result of a successful partnership between the Indian government, the regulator and the mobile community. This news demonstrates the shared commitment by all parties to... Read More

April 8th, 2011 12:50 PM 45 COMMENTS

MNP: BSNL Emerged As Most Preferred Mobile Network in Andhra Pradesh

After huge public outcry and loosing the ground in almost 19 telecom circles over Mobile Number Potability, India's National Telecom backbone Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) emerged as most preferred Mobile Service operator in Andhra Pradesh telecom Circle, yes you read it right BSNL becomes most preferred mobile network  in AP. With in the two months of the launch of Mobile Number Portability, BSNL AP circle grab around 55,887 Port... Read More

March 27th, 2011 12:59 PM 27 COMMENTS

BWA Auction For 700 MHz Will Be Fierce

Right now, 3G (HSPA) is neither a choice for affordable wireless broadband, nor a choice for last mile connectivity in rural areas. But if everything goes perfect, we can see affordable broadband with wireless access a reality. Because Govt plans for another bonanza - conducting auction for 700Mhz band. India has about 108 units of airwaves in the 700 MHz band 50% of which is used by Doordarshan, 36 units... Read More

March 17th, 2011 3:10 PM 64 COMMENTS

Vodafone Adds Highest Number of New GSM Subscribers In February

India's leading Mobile Service operator Vodafone has added a total of 3.6 million GSM subscribers which is the highest number of new mobile subscribers additions in the month of February 2011. Vodafone's GSM subscriber base now reached 130.9 million, as per the COAI data. Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) today released the GSM subscriber base for February 2011 and, quite expectantly, new additions continue at an average growth rate.The... Read More

March 12th, 2011 3:29 AM 13 COMMENTS

IDEA Cellular Going To Be an ISP

Idea Cellular, the 5th largest mobile company powered by Aditya Birla group is planning to be a world-class internet service provider in India. Idea Cellular is already working into to establish state of the art infrastructure and it is also believed that Idea cellulars ISP network will have Domestic Peering with NIXI as well International Peering. The other 3 Indian biggies Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications and Tata Communications are already... Read More

March 2nd, 2011 6:36 PM 0 COMMENTS

Reliance Communications Introduces World SIM

After the Bharti Airtel, country's another top telecom operator Reliance Communications (RCOM) has launched a "Reliance WORLD SIM" card for International travellers through which a customer can save up to 70 per cent on International calls while travel to over 160 countries with a single SIM or Mobile Number !. Reliance World SIM comes at Rs.499 enables outbound travelers to retain their local number as calls made on Reliance India... Read More

February 2nd, 2011 6:10 PM 193 COMMENTS

Initial MNP Data Reveals Vodafone As A Clear Winner Followed By Idea

After a long wait, Finally India will see nation wide introduction of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) — which allows a mobile phone users to change the service provider while retaining existing mobile number, which was launched pan-India on January 20. Now the Initial data from the first 15 days of Pan India MNP stats are with us ! The initial number shows India's 2nd largest Mobile Service provider Vodafone leads... Read More

January 20th, 2011 6:32 PM 222 COMMENTS

PM Flags off Pan India Mobile Number Portability

India's Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today launched nation wide Mobile Number Portability (MNP), a move that will allow mobile telephony users to switch operators without losing their mobile numbers. The much awaited Pan-India MNP service inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh by making inaugural call to Shri Kapil Sibal, the Union Telecom Minister from a ported number in presence of Sachin Pilot, the Minister of State in... Read More

January 19th, 2011 11:57 AM 36 COMMENTS

BSNL Adds Highest Number of New GSM Subscribers In December

India’s National Telecom back bone and pan India 3G mobile service operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has added a total of 3.19 million GSM subscribers which is the highest number of new mobile subscribers additions in the month of December 2010. BSNL's GSM subscriber base now reached 81.38 million, as per the COAI data. Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has released the GSM subscriber base for December 2010... Read More

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