July 14th, 2011 1:41 PM 3 COMMENTS

MTS Begins Roll-Out Of High Speed Data Connectivity On National Highways

MTS India the CDMA Mobile and EVDO Data services operator today announced the launch of seamless HSD connectivity (Wireless Broadband Service) across the 265 KM long Delhi - Jaipur stretch of National Highway 08. This particular stretch of NH 08 is one of the busiest highways in the country. The roll-out is part of a larger blueprint wherein, the Company plans to provide seamless HSD connectivity on some of the... Read More

July 13th, 2011 12:21 AM 23 COMMENTS

MTS Showers Unlimited (With FUP) MBlazers

MTS India, country’s leading data and voice provider has started aggressive data pricing in the mobile broadband market. Following HSPA roll out by 3G-GSM operators MTS India, country’s CDMA-only operator has dropped its ARPU for MBlaze customers. MTS India which always emphasizes data over voice – ‘voice enabled data provider’ has recently launched NetCruise data services, rebranded with Vodafone in selected cities. MTS also plans for upgrading its data network... Read More

June 18th, 2011 5:33 PM 13 COMMENTS

Vodafone Launches R101- 3G Sharing Dock In India

Vodafone Essar, one of India’s leading GSM Mobile service providers, in its endeavour to launch exciting and innovative propositions for a Faster, Smarter and Better 3G mobile experience for its discerning customers, today announced the launch of yet another Vodafone Sharing Dock R101- a unique mobile Wi-Fi device in India. The Vodafone's 3G Sharing Dock allows to share a USB Stick 3G Mobile Broadband network connection between Multiple WiFi enabled... Read More

June 3rd, 2011 4:48 AM 73 COMMENTS

Buying Guide: Data Cards

India got the taste of wireless broadband when CDMA players rolled out evdo based data services. Tata Photon+ and Reliance Netconnect+ was either of the choice for people who are always on the move. Later BSNL and MTS also joined the EVDO bandwagon. EVDO is mostly offered via USB modem. Though EVDO services are getting cheaper these services have few glitches for end users, like: 1. The modem comes operator-locked... Read More

March 21st, 2011 4:21 PM 93 COMMENTS

Understanding Last Mile Connectivity

Continuing to my last post about why broadband is so poor in India.In last post I discussed little bit about “last mile”. There were few confusions, let me first clear them out before I end up topic about last mile.Someone left comment on last post and said The pvt. telcos really think we Indians are idiots are idiots and don’t need high speeds.come on yaar give 8mbps @ 999 with... Read More

March 8th, 2011 12:59 AM 68 COMMENTS

Why Broadband Is So Poor In India?

You must have thought few times - why really speeds are so slow. If not slow, then you have “capping”. Fact is - most of broadband connections in India are “capped” in either speeds or in usage. When you can get 2Mbps speed for 250Rs a month plan, why speeds get 1/4th when you go for un-metered 512Kbps plan? I started working on a project to improve Internet connectivity in... Read More

February 12th, 2011 11:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

Blogspot-Airtel Problem: Our Analysis

There have been lot of news about Airtel blocking blogspot today. Well, did they really blocked it? It’s very hard to give a direct answer to that. Firstly, I believe that Airtel must have not intentionally blocked whole blogspot.com domain name (well they are a big ISP, and I don’t think they will go that kidish!). What could be problem? To understand that - let’s break Internet connection into parts... Read More

January 25th, 2011 12:18 PM 15 COMMENTS

AIRCEL Intros Huawei IDEOS Android Smartphone for Rs.8499

AIRCEL, India’s leading GSM Mobile services operator with 50 million customer base; announced the launch of Android based smartphone ‘IDEOS’ for just Rs.8499 in association with China based mobile and telecom equipment major, Huawei. The operator also offer Free Pocket Internet bundalled with the handset for its Prepaid and Prepaid subscribers up to 2 GB data usage at 2G speed.The IDEOS is available in all Aircel Stores / outlets across... Read More

January 16th, 2011 2:50 PM 51 COMMENTS

Will iPhone CDMA Come To India?

Apple introduced iPhone 4 in CDMA flavor for Verizon in United States. Verizon iPhone marks the first iOS device to join the 2,455 other handsets, tablets, modems, routers and other devices that have been commercially launched on CDMA2000 networks since 1995, including 33 Android and 16 BlackBerry devices. iPhone 4 was commercially available from June, 2010 which is a GSM variant. The new iPhone CDMA comes with a new iOS... Read More

September 17th, 2010 7:23 PM 9 COMMENTS

Hands On With TATA Photon Pocket Wi-Fi

Have you ever been in a situation where you wished that you had a Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the Internet to? If you wanted to get some surfing done while out and about you would be limited to hotspots at restaurants or cafes; or you’d have to get a dongle and plug it into your laptop – not really a feasible option for someone who needs to whip out... Read More

September 13th, 2010 2:12 PM 49 COMMENTS

Tata Tele Is Now The 4th-Largest Wireless Telecom Operator In India

Tata Teleservices Limited, India’s fastest-growing dual-technology (GSM/CDMA) telecom service provider, has added 2.1 million new wireless subscribers in the month of August 2010 to cross the 75-million-wireless-subscribers’ milestone in a short span of just over five-and-a-half years since the launch of its mobile telephony services in early 2005. The company showed a total of 76,946,216 subscribers (Tata Docomo and Tata Indicom), as on 31 August 2010. The crossing of the... Read More

September 4th, 2010 11:59 AM 57 COMMENTS

Huawei Launches Android Smartphone IDEOS in India

China based mobile and telecom equipment major, Huawei Telecom today announced the launch of new low cost Android based smart phone 'IDEOS' in India. IDEOS will run on the latest iteration of Android 2.2 (also known as 'Froyo') and it has a 2.8-inch 240×320 capacitive touchscreen and 3.2 mega pixel camera, brightness, proximity and accelerometer sensors and powered with a 528 MHz processor. The ergonomically designed IDEOS provides a variety... Read More

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