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…

UIDAI Helpline: No, your phone has not been hacked!

UIDAI Helpline: No, your phone has not been hacked!

2018-08-03T23:02:33+00:00 On

Telecom operators and the Unique Identification Authority of India have denied having anything to do with the ‘mysterious’ addition of the UIDAI’s former helpline to the contact lists of Android phone users in India. That leaves only three candidates — Google, which…

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…

Samsung ends Xiaomi’s six-month reign as India’s top smartphone brand

Samsung ends Xiaomi’s six-month reign as India’s top smartphone brand

2018-08-02T16:32:25+00:00 On

Samsung overtook Chinese challenger Xiaomi to retake the crown of India’s top smartphone brand in April-June period, according to market tracker CMR, even as Reliance Retail emerged as India’s biggest smartphone maker. A week ago, Counterpoint Research too had come to the…

Mahindra SUV sales continue decline in July, Marazzo launch next mont

Mahindra SUV sales continue decline in July, Marazzo launch next mont

2018-08-01T12:46:11+00:00 On

Mahindra & Mahindra’s passenger vehicle sales continued to be impacted by the success of Vitara Brezza and other SUV models from its biggest rival Maruti Suzuki. For the July quarter, total utility vehicle sales at Mahindra & Mahindra fell by 7% compared…

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…

Bharti Airtel to be ‘careful’ about content investments, prefer tie-ups

Bharti Airtel to be ‘careful’ about content investments, prefer tie-ups

2018-07-30T12:51:28+00:00 On

Reliance Jio’s delays in ‘going pay’ with its content suite seems to be giving rivals like Bharti Airtel pause for thought as far as their content plans are concerned. Jio unveiled a large suite of content applications when it launched its telecom…

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…

Indian govt demands greater access from WhatsApp, Facebook & Twitter

Indian govt demands greater access from WhatsApp, Facebook & Twitter

2018-07-27T12:35:59+00:00 On

India’s Information Technology Department today unveiled a new plan of action to combat fake news that would require foreign social media firms like Facebook, Twitter and Google to establish offices in India and actively help in flagging and tracking down people who…

Maruti Suzuki recalls Swift, Dzire cars made between May & July

Maruti Suzuki recalls Swift, Dzire cars made between May & July

2018-07-25T10:37:39+00:00 On

Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker, said it will recall 1,279 units of new Swift and new Dzire cars to check for a defect in the airbag system. These vehicles were manufactured between 7th May 2018 and 5th July 2018, the company added. The…

Sun Direct threatens to remove Star India channels from all packs

Sun Direct threatens to remove Star India channels from all packs

2018-07-13T10:00:44+00:00 On

Sun Direct, the No.1 direct-to-home service in South India, has threatened to remove all channels of India’s largest broadcasting company, Star India, from all its subscription packs from August 1. The channels will continue to be available on the platform, but users…

Analyst calls Reliance Jio’s GigaFiber targets unrealistic

Analyst calls Reliance Jio’s GigaFiber targets unrealistic

2018-07-09T14:35:49+00:00 On

Market tracker CyberMedia Research has called Reliance Jio’s 4G and GigaFiber broadband subscriber targets unrealistic, and said it did not see the company meeting the year-end target of 300 mln for its 4G service or the 50 mln target for its fiber…