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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

REVIEW: Oppo RealMe 1 beats Redmi Note 5 Pro as King of Mid-Range

REVIEW: Oppo RealMe 1 beats Redmi Note 5 Pro as King of Mid-Range

2018-07-08T10:35:13+00:00 On

China-based Xiaomi, India’s No.1 smartphone brand, has been forced to start an aggressive TV campaign after its biggest rival, BBK Electronics, introduced its own no-frills handset RealMe 1. With this, BBK Electronics — which owns brands such as Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus…

Does Jio GigaFiber & GigaTV mark the end of Cable & DTH industry?

Does Jio GigaFiber & GigaTV mark the end of Cable & DTH industry?

2018-07-09T14:21:19+00:00 On

India’s cable company stocks have fallen by about 15%-25% since Reliance Jio, India’s largest telecom company by volumes, yesterday announced the commencement of its long-awaited fiber broadband and TV service from August 15. It is feared that the company’s entry can lead…

FULL TEXT: Mukesh Ambani announces launch of Reliance Jio GigaFiber in 1,100 cities

FULL TEXT: Mukesh Ambani announces launch of Reliance Jio GigaFiber in 1,100 cities

2018-07-05T15:21:23+00:00 On

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani today announced that Jio will start giving out connections of its much-awaited broadband service, Jio GigaFiber, starting on August 15. Surprisingly, Ambani said the service will be available in 1,100 cities of India from Day 1, and…

How WhatsApp can easily fix the Fake News problem

How WhatsApp can easily fix the Fake News problem

2018-07-04T10:06:00+00:00 On

WhatsApp, India’s largest communication platform used by an estimated 65% of the country’s online population, has come under scrutiny for providing a conduit to distribute ‘fake news’ after multiple cases of lynchings came to light. While the company has urged ‘society and…

Reliance Jio to buy $1 bln worth of goods from Samsung, Ace Tech

Reliance Jio to buy $1 bln worth of goods from Samsung, Ace Tech

2018-06-25T19:52:58+00:00 On

Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom subsidiary of Reliance Industries, said it will take a loan of $1 bln from Korea Trade Insurance Corporation to purchase goods from Korean companies Samsung and Ace Technologies. “The Facility is K-SURE’s largest deal in India as…

Bharti Airtel’s 4G capacity to see massive increase this year in Mumbai

Bharti Airtel’s 4G capacity to see massive increase this year in Mumbai

2018-06-07T16:28:56+00:00 On

Bharti Airtel has announced a massive expansion program for its Mumbai 4G network that could increase the data carrying capacity by several times in one year. The expansion comprises four areas — increasing the number of cell sites by about 30%, increasing…