Tata Communications buys Dutch IoT specialist Teleena

Tata Communications buys Dutch IoT specialist Teleena

2018-10-03T12:53:12+00:00 On

Tata Communications, the wholesale communication arm of the Tata Group, said it has agreed to buy Teleena, a Netherlands-based Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity specialist and mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE). The company was already the single largest shareholder in Teleena with a…

Bharti Airtel to deploy 5G tech in Bangalore, add 13,000 towers in state

Bharti Airtel to deploy 5G tech in Bangalore, add 13,000 towers in state

2018-09-28T13:18:09+00:00 On

Bharti Airtel said it will add 13,000 new mobile sites and introduce a key element of 5G technology in Karnataka in the next six months as part of its network upgrade. It also plans to add 4,500 km of optic fiber within…

Star agrees to share cricket matches with Reliance’s JioTV

Star agrees to share cricket matches with Reliance’s JioTV

2018-09-21T17:03:37+00:00 On

Star India has agreed to share the feed of cricket matches involving India with Reliance Jio’s live TV app JioTV. Till now, JioTV users had to install Star’s Hotstar app to watch any of the network’s sports channels. The sharing agreement is…

Bharti Airtel hopes for a 50% increase in 4G spends by consumers

Bharti Airtel hopes for a 50% increase in 4G spends by consumers

2018-09-13T12:22:02+00:00 On

Bharti Airtel, India’s second largest telecom company by revenue, said it sees a “massive opportunity” for growth in India, its key market, due to the exit of all but four players. “A 3+1 player industry is a great outcome,” it said at…

Reliance Retail reveals how to install WhatsApp on Jiophone

Reliance Retail reveals how to install WhatsApp on Jiophone

2018-09-11T11:32:49+00:00 On

Users of Jiophone, India’s highest selling mobile device, can install WhatsApp messenger starting from today, Reliance Retail said. The software can be installed by going to the phone’s appstore and downloading it. “WhatsApp will be available on the JioPhone AppStore starting 10th…

Vodafone Idea merger completed, board constituted

Vodafone Idea merger completed, board constituted

2018-08-31T11:07:40+00:00 On

Vodafone India and Idea Cellular have completed the merger of their operations in India, creating India’s largest telecom network with over 3.4 lakh 3G and 4G cell sites. In comparison, Bharti Airtel has around 3.2 lakh wireless broadband cell sites and Reliance…

BSNL hands over 7,000 towers to ITI for management

BSNL hands over 7,000 towers to ITI for management

2018-08-30T13:17:26+00:00 On

ITI Ltd, the government of India concern formerly known as Indian Telephone Industries Ltd, said it has been handed over 6,945 cells sites by state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd or BSNL for management and marketing. “ITI has received an Advance Work Order…

Airtel, Netflix sign content-sharing, billing agreement

Airtel, Netflix sign content-sharing, billing agreement

2018-08-27T12:35:16+00:00 On

Airtel and Netflix announced an expansion of their partnership in India through which the telecom operator will sell and promote Netflix content to its customers. Airtel TV, the video app from the operator, will have a dedicated row of Netflix content. It…

RCom completes sale of 1.8 lakh km of fiber to Reliance Jio

RCom completes sale of 1.8 lakh km of fiber to Reliance Jio

2018-08-27T10:52:17+00:00 On

Two days after announcing the completon of a transaction to sell some of its physical assets to Reliance Jio, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications said it has sold its fibre-based assets to Jio. Like in the previous case, the company did not specifically…

RCom completes sale of assets worth Rs 2,000 cr to Reliance Jio

RCom completes sale of assets worth Rs 2,000 cr to Reliance Jio

2018-08-23T11:00:35+00:00 On

Reliance Communications Limited (RCOM) said it has completed the sale of assets worth around Rs 2,000 cr to Reliance Jio Infocomm under the broader asset sale agreement. The Anil Ambani company did not clarify how much money was raised via the sale….

Bharti Airtel offers international roaming pack at Rs 196

Bharti Airtel offers international roaming pack at Rs 196

2018-08-22T12:19:16+00:00 On

Airtel has announced simplified international roaming tariffs under a minutes-pack concept. Unlike other, more complicated tariffs, the new packs offer a certain number of minutes for international travellers that can be used to make either local calls in the foreign country or…

FULL TEXT: Assocham calls move to block FB, WhatsApp “excessive, unnecessary”

FULL TEXT: Assocham calls move to block FB, WhatsApp “excessive, unnecessary”

2018-08-06T18:14:18+00:00 On

Assocham, one of India’s prominent associations of industries, has expressed concern at the government’s proposal to put in place a mechanism to block apps like Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram. The government has, in a confidential letter sent to internet service providers, asked…

UIDAI Helpline: Google says was hardcoded into Android setup

UIDAI Helpline: Google says was hardcoded into Android setup

2018-08-03T23:18:44+00:00 On

The mysterious addition of the former hotline of UID Authority of India, which spooked out Android users by mysteriously appearing on their phones, was hardcoded into the Android set-up program, Google has said. Responding to concerns of users’ phones being hacked by…

Bharti Airtel starts adding Telenor spectrum to 4G network

Bharti Airtel starts adding Telenor spectrum to 4G network

2018-08-03T16:49:42+00:00 On

Bharti Airtel said it has deployed an extra block of spectrum to its 4G service in Uttar Pradesh East circle, improving the carrying capacity of the network. “The addition of fresh 5 MHz spectrum will significantly boost Airtel’s mobile network capacity across…

Reliance Jio and SBI announce new partnerships

Reliance Jio and SBI announce new partnerships

2018-08-02T19:04:05+00:00 On

Reliance Jio and State Bank of India today announced further deepening of their financial relationship, including deeper penetration of SBI services into Jio’s customer care app MyJio. “MyJio, one of India’s largest over-the-top (OTT) mobile applications will now bring in financial services…

Miscalculated the impact of unlimited plans – Idea CEO

Miscalculated the impact of unlimited plans – Idea CEO

2018-07-31T17:12:42+00:00 On

Outgoing Idea Cellular CEO Himanshu Kapania admitted today that his company understimated the impact that unlimited plans would have on the company’s finances. Reacting to concerns about Idea Cellular’s failure to keep up with the revenue growth of Bharti Airtel and Reliance…

Vodafone Idea to divert 70% of spectrum to 4G

Vodafone Idea to divert 70% of spectrum to 4G

2018-07-31T17:10:29+00:00 On

Idea Cellular CEO Himanshu Kapania said his company has placed the order for radio equipment that will increase the company’s 4G capacity significantly in eight crucial circles as part of a massive network upgrade process for Vodafone Idea. “We have placed the order…

Bharti Airtel to quicken broadband expansion to take on Reliance Jio GigaFiber

Bharti Airtel to quicken broadband expansion to take on Reliance Jio GigaFiber

2018-07-30T17:56:06+00:00 On

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom company be revenue, said it will increase the pace of expansion of its wired broadband service by four times this year as it responds to the launch of GigaFiber, the new pan-India fiber service from rival Reliance…

Reliance Jio’s Q1 revenue, EBIT up 14% QoQ, PAT up 20%, RIL EBIT up 30%

Reliance Jio’s Q1 revenue, EBIT up 14% QoQ, PAT up 20%, RIL EBIT up 30%

2018-07-27T18:46:36+00:00 On

Reliance Jio, the telecom arm of Reliance Industries, continued to post strong numbers. For the Apr-Jun quarter, Reliance Industries reported a 15% sequential jump in both revenue and EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) for its digital services division, which houses Jio…