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

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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 it to withdraw spectrum allocated to Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTSL) in 18 service areas and put them up for auction. According to AUSPI, COAI is distorting facts and attempting to present a misleading picture before the DoT to sub-serve the vested interests of its members hence the plea should be rejected.

Reliance Jio selects Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and Samsung for its 4G Roll out

Although no definite date for the 4G launch has been announced yet, Reliance Jio has taken a step forward towards the commercial roll out of its 4G services. According to the report by Light Reading India, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson AB and Samsung Corp. have been selected by Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. for its 4G rollout. European equipment manufacturer, Alcatel Lucent will take care of the GPON, FTTx and metro DWDM part while Samsung has procured the radio access and packet core network part. Ericsson, on the other hand, will be working with Reliance Jio for Managed Services part.

Lava to Launch Iris 504Q with Hand Gesture Sensor

Lava is planning to launch a new smartphone by this month end that will let users interact with the phone with swipe of hand in air. “The all new Iris can sense your hands from distance, which means, you can switch it on or off without even touching it,” the company said. The phone runs on Android Jelly Bean v4.2 version and will adopt a superfast processor, 5” IPS Screen, intelligent flip cover and OGS display technology. Other features 8MP Autofocus Camera, 2MP front camera, 4GB ROM and 1GB RAM. The price of the smartphone has not been revealed yet

2 Lakh Panchayats to get Broadband Connectivity by 2014 End: Deo

About 2 lakh panchayats will be brought under Broadband facility by 2014, said Union Minister for Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj V Kishore Chandra Deo during a workshop at Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KLA). This is the part of Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA) scheme, the main aim of which is to strengthen the Local Self Government Institutions (LSGIs) and improve the infrastructure facilities, Deo added. He said Rs 1500 crore had been allocated for development of the Panchayati Raj institutions in the budget of the current fiscal as against only Rs 100 crore last year.

Customers majorly complain about network problems, activation of unwanted services and poor speed on Twitter: Research

According to a research done by Simplify 360, Customers of the telecom industry majorly complain about poor network services, non-transparent deduction of money and poor speed on Twitter (As reported by TelecomTiger). Other complaints include slow speeds, poor helpline numbers, poor 3G services etc.

According to the study, Bharti airtel and Idea cellular should concentrate more on their network problems and 3G services while Vodafone India and Idea Cellular should work on their Customer Care service. Vodafone India should also ensure that correct payment details reach the customers in a proper span of time. Reliance communications on the other hand needs to work on the speed of their broadband services. Tata Docomo customers are unhappy with assistance provided to them on helpline numbers thus the operator should try to resolve customers complaints on time and proper assistance should be given to customers. Slow speed of the broadband plans by BSNL and MTNL is raising concerns among customers; therefore they should take appropriate measure to enhance the speed of their Broadband plans.

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Chhavi is a social media enthusiast and telecom technologies admirer. Based out of New Delhi, she is a corporate communication and marketing professional by day and writer by night. If she is not busy with Telecom, you can find her reading management books.


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