Vakrangee adds stock trading, demat account service in tie-up with Upstox

Vakrangee Ltd, which runs over 13,200 digital kiosks across the country, said its franchisees will now be able to offer share trading and demat account opening services thanks to a tie-up with stock trading app Upstox. Vakrangee Kendras already offer a variety of internet-enabled services, such as bank account opening, issue of government certificates, money […]

Kerala Vision broadband unveils Kerala’s cheapest fiber plan for new users

Kerala Vision Broadband, the ISP arm of Kerala Cable TV Operators’ Association, has announced what is arguably the cheapest fiber broadband offer for new customers in Kerala. The highlight of the new plan is that it comes without installation and modem charges, and is therefore ideal for a new customer. The current tariff for a […]

Vodafone Idea cracks the 4,000 Mbps barrier in 5G trials

Vodafone Idea said it achieved speeds of over 4,000 Mbps during its test deployment of 5G on the trial spectrum handed over by Department of Telecom. In comparison, in the early days of 4G, the maximum speeds achieved were in the range of around 200 Mbps. The company released two speedtest results — presumably using […]

Mukesh Ambani calls for subsidized mobile phones

India’s richest man and the chairman of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani, has called for the use of universal obligation fund money to subsidize mobile devices. USO fund was set up during the early days of the mobile phone revolution as a tax or levy on existing phone users, to be used for extending telecom services […]

BSNL starts distributing live TV via IPTV in Kerala

The Kerala circle has become the first in India to support BSNL’s commercial IPTV services, and both direct and indirect customers of BSNL can avail of the service. IPTV refers to the distribution of television content via IP or internet protocol, instead of traditional broadcasting protocols like DVB. BSNL had been testing IPTV for several […]

Bleak November auto sales: Bajaj Auto, Escorts report declines

With the pent-up demand getting exhausted and the overall economy reeling under the impact of rising inflation and the after-effects of two waves of COVID-19, auto sales seem to be coming under pressure post the festival period. Two of the earliest companies to report their November numbers, Bajaj Auto and tractor maker Escorts, have both […]

Royal Enfield starts assembling unit in Thailand, targets SE Asia

Royal Enfield, India’s largest retro, semi-premium motorcycle brand, said its third assembly plant outside India started operations in Thialand. The plant, which will assemble the parts manufactured at the main plants in Chennai in India, will cater to markets such as Indonesia and Vietnam, besides the Thai market. Due to ASEAN trade pacts, it is […]

Revolt bike network to expand to 75 cities by early 2022

RattanIndia Enterprises, led by IndiaBulls founder Rajiv Rattan, has announced plans to open Revolt electric bike showrooms in 60 new cities by early next year, which will take the total number of showrooms to 75. These new cities include Kolkata, Chandigarh, Lucknow and the national capital. The current crop of showrooms are located in Bangalore, […]

Hero MotoCorp to stick to scooters in major EV push in March

Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest maker of motorized two-wheelers, said it will start its EV journey in March with a scooter developed fully in-house, but said current technology and battery prices prohibit the launch of electric motorcycles aimed at the mass market. The company has already announced that it would launch an electric vehicle in […]

October Auto Sales: Tata Motors sets a record, Maruti Suzuki has another terrible month

Tata Motors again surprised on the upside with its excellent performance as far as October auto sales are concerned, even as market leader Maruti Suzuki faced yet another month of depressingly poor sales in its core hatchback segment. Mahindra & Mahindra, meanwhile, beat the blues thanks to strong demand for its newly launched XUV700 model. […]

GTPL Android box coming in two weeks, soft-launch done

GTPL Hathway, one of the country’s largest cable feed providers, said it plans to launch its Android box by the end of this month or early next month. “The hybrid box has been soft launched,” said Managing Director Anirudhsinh Jadeja. “There are around 1,500 boxes in the market.” The box was originally set to be […]

GTPL expands broadband via LCOs; revenue up 10% in 3 months

GTPL Hathway, the No.2 cable feed provider and No.6 wired internet provider in India, has started providing internet services through local cable TV operators or LCOs outside its home market of Gujarat. The strategy, as well as a spurt in demand for high-speed internet, helped it report a 10% sequential growth in broadband revenue in […]

Mahindra XUV700 first-month sales at 1,370, vs 50,000 bookings

Mahindra & Mahindra manufactured 1,535 units and sold 1,370 units of its latest and most high-profile passenger vehicle, XUV700, in the first month of sales – September 2021. This is only 2% of the total outstanding booking for the vehicle. Its predecessor, XUV500, had sold 1,213 units in its first month of sales, in October […]

Palred launches India’s cheapest Alexa speaker at 1,799

Palred Tech, which sells IT and entertainment accessories under the pTron brand, has launched India’s cheapest Alexa speaker, priced at just Rs 1,799. The speaker comes with Alexa voice commands, and supports streaming music from services such as Amazon Prime Music, Gaana, Hungama Music, Jio Saavn and so on via wifi. pTron Musicbot Cube will […]

Streaming revenue push Saregama profits to record levels

Saregama, India’s largest record label and an emerging force in the digital video space, looks all set to breach its pre-COVID revenue and profit numbers in the current financial year due to rising demand for streaming music. The company’s operating revenue had set a record in the year 2018-19 at Rs 544.7 cr, but declined […]