April 11th, 2013 1:01 PM 73 COMMENTS

Airtel Can’t Add New 3G Customers till Final Order : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India today ruled that Bharti Airtel cannot add any new 3G customers via intra-circle roaming pact with   Idea Cellular and Vodafone India, till further notice in circles which airtel did not have 3G spectrum to offer services. The court has allowed Vodafone India and Idea Cellular to be party to the 3G roaming case filed by Bharti Airtel. Supreem Court also said that that existing 3G... Read More

April 9th, 2013 11:20 AM 63 COMMENTS

BSNL Launches Pan India Yearly 3G Data Packs for Prepaid Customers

India's National telecom backbone and Pan India 3G Mobile and Data service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) today announced the launch of 3 new Yearly 3G Data Packs for its prepaid subscribers. BSNL introduces new Yearly 3G Data packs of Rs.1251, Rs.2299 and Rs Rs.3299 offering 0.75 GB, 1.5 GB and 2.5 GB 3G data usage per month for 12 months. These new plans can be used while Home... Read More

April 8th, 2013 3:50 PM 17 COMMENTS

3G Roaming : Supreme Court Grants Relief To Airtel till 11 April

The Supreme Court of India today granted some interim relief to Bharti Airtel over 3G intra circle roaming services in 7 telecom circles in which it did not have 3G Spectrum to offer services. Supreme Court has asked the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), not to take any action on the Bharti Airtel till Thursday, 11th April, 2013. Earlier on March 15 DoT asked the Airtel to terminate its 3G roaming... 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

October 21st, 2012 12:22 PM 52 COMMENTS

Does India Need to Adopt Speed Based 3G Data Plans ?

In India, 3G services are yet to be a mass adopted technology unlike 2G is a massive hit. One of the reasons behind India's poor uptake of 3G is internet speed over 2G network is still sufficient for web search, social networking and music download for many users. Operators and VAS companies are still to build to ecosystem apart from just internet for 3G services, which is lucrative enough for the... Read More

August 1st, 2012 8:24 PM 51 COMMENTS

India Has 449 Million GPRS – CDMA – 3G Mobile Internet Subscribers, Bharti Airtel Leads

According to the latest report by telecom regulator - TRAI, India has 448.89. million active Mobile Internet Subscribers (GPRS/2G/3G/CDMA-Data) as on 31st March 2012. India has total 929.37 million wireless/mobile (GSM + CDMA) subscribers at the end of May-2012 and 48.84% of total mobile subscribers base are capable of Accessing GPRS (2G/3G) Data Services/CDMA Internet as per latest report by TRAI. India's largest mobile service provider Bharti Airtel has maintained... Read More

March 22nd, 2012 12:42 PM 14 COMMENTS

India Adds 8.77 Million GSM Subscribers in February 2012 – IDEA Leads

Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) today released India’s ‘GSM Subscriber Figures for February 2012. IDEA Cellular tops in the new subscriber additions, added a total of 2.5 million new GSM subscribers followed by Uninor that lost  licences in the SC's 2G judgment, added the 2nd largest number of subscribers with 2.3 million in February. Idea Cellular now has more than 110 million GSM customers with a 16.8% market share.... Read More

February 24th, 2012 4:28 PM 19 COMMENTS

Dual Tech Telcos Responsible For Losses of Over Rs.51977 Crore : COAI

India's GSM industry body COAI - The Cellular operators Association of India, today said that the Government has suffered a loss of Rs.51977 crore due to owing to license and related violations by the Dual-Technology operators (Tata Docomo and Reliance) in the country. COAI claims that Dual-Technology operators (GSM-CDMA) are in fact beneficiaries of a decision taken by DOT during the period September 2007 to March 2008. Decisions taken during... Read More

December 22nd, 2011 1:37 PM 90 COMMENTS

DoT Asks Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular To Stop 3G Roaming Via ICRA

India's Telecom Ministry finally asked Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Essar and Idea Cellular to called off their mutual agreement for 3G roaming and stop 3G Roaming services via ICRA. The final decision taken by Department of Telecom after the unanimous view of telecom regulator TRAI, Law Ministry and DoT that such roaming agreement was in violation of the telecom licences (3G/UAS/CMTS) and allegations of alleged revenue losses to the exchequer because... Read More

November 10th, 2011 4:36 PM 51 COMMENTS

India Has 346 Million Mobile Internet Subscribers, Airtel Leads

According to the latest report by telecom watchdog Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), India has 346.67 million active Mobile Internet Subscribers (GPRS/2G/3G/CDMA-Data) as on June 2011. India has total 851.70 million wireless/mobile (GSM + CDMA) subscribers at the end of Jun-11 and 40.70% of total wireless subscribers base are capable of Accessing GPRS (2G/3G) Data Services/CDMA Internet at the end of June, 2011. India's largest mobile service provider Bharti... Read More

September 19th, 2011 7:50 PM 63 COMMENTS

Samsung Launches Champ 3.5G, Chat 527 and Primo 3G Phones In India

Samsung enhanced its 3G portfolio in the Indian market with the launch of Champ 3.5G ( S3770), Chat 527 ( S5270) and Primo ( S5610) 3G handsets across the Touch , Qwerty and Bar type formats. The new Samsung Champ 3.5G gives users the quality & style that is best suited for consumers who prefer Full – touch functionality in their phones. Its 7.1cm touch screen helps in instant messaging,... Read More

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

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