As criminals switch to ‘digital India’, Govt forms committee to tackle phone fraud

As criminals switch to ‘digital India’, Govt forms committee to tackle phone fraud

2018-03-28T13:29:25+00:00 On

The government of India has set up a “Committee on Phone Frauds” to deal rising instances of theft of money using phone calls and one time passwords. India has seen a sharp increase in the number of ‘phishing calls’ made on phones…

Airtel, Vodafone beat Reliance Jio in on-the-ground 4G speed tests

Airtel, Vodafone beat Reliance Jio in on-the-ground 4G speed tests

2018-03-20T11:24:01+00:00 On

4G operator Bharti Airtel was clearly ahead of market leader Reliance Jio and challenger Idea Cellular in on-the-ground 4G speed tests conducted by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in ten cities in India this year. According to the data from these…

India’s T-Series becomes most-viewed Youtube channel

India’s T-Series becomes most-viewed Youtube channel

2018-03-12T12:08:49+00:00 On

Thanks to the explosion of data connectivity unleashed by Reliance Jio and other operators, an Indian company has emerged as by far the most popular channel on Youtube by number of views. According to Youtube tracking service Social Blade, Indian record label…

JioTV adds multi-camera, multi-mic feature; VR coming soon

JioTV adds multi-camera, multi-mic feature; VR coming soon

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

Reliance Jio, the 4G operator, said users of its JioTV streaming app can now choose any of the five camera angles while watching the ongoing Nidahas trophy as part of a new ‘interactive TV’ feature. Similarly, they can also choose to listen…

Under JioFi onslaught, Indian datacard brands exit the market

Under JioFi onslaught, Indian datacard brands exit the market

2018-03-09T10:41:26+00:00 On

Under an onslaught of cheap wireless internet devices from Reliance Jio, Indian brands such as iBall, Intex and Micromax have virtually exited the data dongle market, while the once dominant Huawei has been reduced to a 7% share, according to CMR. For…

Bharat Matrimony buys SecondShaadi.com from Vivek Pahwa

Bharat Matrimony buys SecondShaadi.com from Vivek Pahwa

2018-03-01T14:08:36+00:00 On

Matrimony.com, the company behind India’s largest matchmaking service bharatmatrimony.com, said it acquired divorcee-oriented secondshaadi.com for an undisclosed amount. “Secondshaadi.com is one of the early movers in this space and has built a good brand name,” said the acquirer. “Buying secondshaadi.com will help…

Tata Sky takes on JioTV with free video streaming website for users

Tata Sky takes on JioTV with free video streaming website for users

2018-02-28T12:21:10+00:00 On

Tata Sky, the country’s largest distributor of television content, has taken decided to take on JioTV and other emerging content distributors with an online streaming website of its own. The DTH provider’s online video and TV service can be accessed at ‘watch.tatasky.com‘…

Pain ahead for Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular as Reliance Jio readies massive Jiophone roll-out

Pain ahead for Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular as Reliance Jio readies massive Jiophone roll-out

2018-02-22T08:11:55+00:00 On

The pain for Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular may be far from over as Reliance Jio is seen preparing a massive rollout of its low-cost smartphone that could deal yet another heavy blow to the incumbent telecom operators’ revenue. Speaking…

From Thursday, Google Chrome to turn off all ads on ‘intrusive’ websites

From Thursday, Google Chrome to turn off all ads on ‘intrusive’ websites

2018-02-14T09:01:05+00:00 On

Google, the maker of the most popular web browser in the world, has decided to crack the whip on intrusive advertisements. Starting Thursday, said the company, all advertisements on websites that repeatedly bombard users with intrusive ads will be blocked by default….

Spectra offers unlimited 1GBps fiber broadband at Rs 1,249

Spectra offers unlimited 1GBps fiber broadband at Rs 1,249

2018-02-13T16:42:20+00:00 On

Spectra, formerly known as Spectranet, said it has become India’s largest 1Gbps broadband network after carrying out a free network upgrade for all its customers in Bangalore. “Spectra’s Bengaluru customers have been upgraded to the 1 Gbps speed at no extra cost…

Star India’s Hotstar to share content with Airtel’s TV app

Star India’s Hotstar to share content with Airtel’s TV app

2018-02-13T15:46:51+00:00 On

Star India’s digital business, Hotstar, will make content available via Bharti Airtel’s TV app. The companies did not clarify if all content on Hotstar will be available or not. Given that it costs Rs 199 per month to access all content on…

Ortel sees further declines in Q3, hints at Q4 clean-up

Ortel sees further declines in Q3, hints at Q4 clean-up

2018-02-10T17:19:03+00:00 On

Ortel Communications (Ortel), the Orissa-based cable and broadband services provider, reported a loss of Rs 6.6 cr for the third quarter as its broadband business was hit by 4G providers and cable business was under competitive pressure from DTH services. The loss…

Idea tops TRAI’s 4G test; Reliance Jio flunks video streaming

Idea tops TRAI’s 4G test; Reliance Jio flunks video streaming

2018-02-07T13:25:21+00:00 On

Smaller operators Idea Cellular and Telenor handily beat bigger rivals Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel in a 4G network quality field test conducted by the telecom regulator in the Gujarati city of Surat. In fact, the survey agency was not able to…

Fitch abandons negative outlook on Indian telecom, sees return of growth

Fitch abandons negative outlook on Indian telecom, sees return of growth

2018-02-06T16:03:23+00:00 On

International credit rating agency Fitch said it revised its outlook on the Indian telecom sector to ‘stable’ from ‘negative’ and sees the sector returning to revenue growth in 2018. “We expect gradual price discipline in India’s telecoms sector to drive a mid-single-digit…

GTPL Hathway offers 39 GB at 1 rupee to take on Reliance Jio Fiber

GTPL Hathway offers 39 GB at 1 rupee to take on Reliance Jio Fiber

2018-02-05T14:46:43+00:00 On

GTPL Hathway, Gujarat’s biggest cable provider, has unleashed a new set of tariffs that offer as much as 39 GB for just 1 rupee. The new tariff plans have been unveiled along with its new fiber to home service. “Currently, the services…

Facebook Pages now support Polls, Notes and other new features

Facebook Pages now support Polls, Notes and other new features

2018-02-02T17:29:20+00:00 On

Facebook, the largest social network on earth, has added several new features to its ‘Pages’ feature, including the ‘Poll’s option that was removed five years ago. Administrators of Facebook pages can now create a poll by clicking on the ‘+’ sign and…

Google takes its Wifi hotspots outside railway stations in India

Google takes its Wifi hotspots outside railway stations in India

2018-01-31T16:59:27+00:00 On

US search giant Google has expanded its public wifi hotspot venture outside railway stations for the first time. The company said it took the first such move in Pune, setting up 150 wifi hotspots for people to access. The hotspots have been…