June 30th, 2013 11:23 AM 4 COMMENTS

Weekly Telecom Bytes: APAC region to reach 1.9 billion unique mobile subscribers, IDEA Cellular rolls out Choice Recharge

Bharti Airtel Misses out on License to run telecom Service in Myanmar In a recent development to the allotment of Myanmar telecom License, Bharti Airtel, India’s India's biggest mobile phone company lost the race to Norwegian firm Telenor and Qatar Telecommunications. The government of Myanmar received application from 91 entities for two telecom license out of which 12 including Vodafone, SingTel, Telecom-Orange and Marubeni Corporation were shortlisted. Telenor and Qatar... Read More

June 23rd, 2013 11:51 AM 17 COMMENTS

Security Agencies and Income Tax Officials can now tap your Emails and Phone Calls

In order to further safeguard national security, Government of India has launched a wide-ranging surveillance program that will allow security agencies and income tax officials to tap into e-mails and phone calls without oversight by courts or parliament (According to a report by Reuters). The government introduced Central Monitoring System (CMS) in the parliament in 2011 that will facilitate and prevent misuse of lawful interception facility, however very little was... Read More

June 16th, 2013 12:08 PM 2 COMMENTS

Weekly Telecom Bytes: AUSPI asks DoT to reject COAI Plea on Tata Teleservices Spectrum Withdrawal, Lava to Launch Iris 504Q

AUSPI asks DoT to reject COAI Plea on Tata Teleservices Spectrum Withdrawal Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India (AUSPI), which represents dual technology players such as TTSL, Reliance Communications and Sistema Shyam Teleservices, has asked DoT to reject the COAI plea to take back spectrum from Tata Teleservices in 18 service areas. Earlier, The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), representing GSM players, had written to DoT asking... Read More

June 5th, 2013 12:54 AM 15 COMMENTS

More than 2.5 million people have opted for MNP in March alone: TRAI

According to the latest subscription data by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), in the month of March 2013 alone, 2.87 million requests have been made for Mobile Number Portability (MNP). As per the data reported by the service providers, by the end of March 2013 about 89.70 million subscribers have submitted their requests to different service providers for porting their mobile number. “In MNP Zone-I (Northern & Western India)... Read More

May 30th, 2013 11:08 AM 19 COMMENTS

Maxis to Invest 5K Cr in Aircel, Wants to Shred 4G off by Selling Spectrum

After the failure of potential sale or merger plans with Sistema Shyam Teleservices and Tata Teleservices, Aircel's parent company Maxis Communications of Malaysia is planning to sell its BWA spectrum to reduce its debt and operational cash crisis. Aircel has scaled down services in 6 circles, and providing 3G/HSPA services in 13 circles. Reported by Times of India, the sale of BWA spectrum won by Aircel in 2010 auction in... Read More

April 30th, 2013 3:02 PM 11 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio to Make Own Submarine Cable System – Bay of Bengal Gateway with Other International Players

Reliance Jio Infocomm, which own pan India BWA spectrum is going to invest in making submarine cable system along with several international carriers. Reliance Jio formed a consortium with Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) (Malaysia), Vodafone Group (UK), Omantel (Oman), Etisalat (UAE) and Dialog Axiata (Sri Lanka) to establish the Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG) submarine cable system. All the carriers signed the Construction and Maintenance Agreement (C&MA) and the Supply... Read More

April 16th, 2013 12:55 PM 16 COMMENTS

Vodafone India Launches ‘My Vodafone’ App For Android

Vodafone India has launched a  'my Vodafone' app for its subscribers to let them manage their Postpaid and Prepaid mobile services. Similar to Bharti Airtel's ''my airtel app',  'myVodafone' app is free to download  application includes ability to check outstanding postpaid bills and un-billed amount, recharge prepaid accounts, make online payments, activate or deactivate any VAS service on postpaid and prepaid mobile etc. Users can also raise requests/ complaints and... Read More

April 5th, 2013 6:12 PM 41 COMMENTS

DoT asks Vodafone India and Idea Cellular to Stop 3G Services via ICR, Pay Penalty

After Bharti Airtel, now the Department of Telecom (DoT) has asked Vodafone India and Idea Cellular to stop offering third generation (3G) services in circles where the both operator does not hold spectrum immediately. The DoT has also asked Vodafone and Idea Cellular to pay a penalty of Rs.550 crore and Rs.300 crore respectively for offering 3G services via Intra-Circle roaming pacts beyond permitted zones with in 15 days. On... Read More

April 3rd, 2013 3:32 AM 11 COMMENTS

United We Stand: Mukesh’s Jio 4G Partners Brother Anil’s Rcom for Optic Network Sharing

As many speculated, Mukesh Ambani contolled Reliance Jio Infocomm Infocomm( formerly Reliance Infotel Broadband) entered into an partnership with junior Anil Ambani headed Reliance Communications for using later's fiber optic usingnetwork and vice versa. The Rs 1,200-crore would be one time indefeasible right to use (IRU) fees for sharing RCom’s nationwide inter-city fiber optic network infrastructure, the companies said in a statement. The agreement permits Reliance Jio Infocomm to utilise... Read More

March 22nd, 2013 11:19 PM 47 COMMENTS

Vodafone India Disappointed with Rejection on Extension of its Licenses in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata by DoT

It's a set back for Vodafone India, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has rejected the extension of their mobile service licenses in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata telecom circle now this move will make Vodafone India to bid spectrum to continue its service. As per our sources, similar letter will be sent to Loop Mobile (Mumbai) and Bharti Airtel as well. Vodafone India, Loop Mobile (Mumbai) and Airtel have also approached court against Govt... Read More

March 18th, 2013 10:44 AM 53 COMMENTS

WiFi v/s LTE: Which is best and Which One Would You Choose?

LTE versus WiMax was once the most commonly discussed topic by industry experts in the press and at conferences, that we saw getting traction in the last couple of years. However, with most operators deciding to back LTE over WiMax, the LTE versus WiMax debate is over. But what about Wi-Fi? With Wi-Fi access becoming more widely available in homes, enterprise and retail location, it is considered to be the... Read More

March 4th, 2013 12:47 PM 46 COMMENTS

FREE National Roaming by October 2013 : Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal

Telecom minister Kapil Sibal today said that mobile phone consumers will get Free National Roaming Facility across India by October 2013 as announced in National Telecom Policy (NTP) 2012. However Kapil Sibal could not specify the exact dates for the launch of  Free National Roaming Service in India, but said that "FREE Roaming will certainly be in place by the month of October, 2013". With this service, the roaming charges... Read More

Aviation and Fintech News

Recent Comments