Lakshadweep to get cheaper broadband thanks to new submarine cable plan

Lakshadweep to get cheaper broadband thanks to new submarine cable plan

2018-03-07T16:00:15+00:00 On

The government of India “has developed” a plan to improve Internet connectivity in Lakshadweep Islands, communications minister Manoj Sinha said today. Lakshadweep Islands, home to about 70,000 people, are currently connected by satellite, which restricts the bandwidth and increases the cost of…

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…

TRAI enters the 4G era, uses telecom to stream open house discussions

TRAI enters the 4G era, uses telecom to stream open house discussions

2017-12-15T11:19:22+00:00 On

After regulating Internet and broadband services for years, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India seems to have decided to enter the broadband era by using technology to stream its ‘open house’ discussions to the public. The regulator is streaming its latest open…

Boosted by Jio’s success, Mukesh Ambani unveils his future plans

Boosted by Jio’s success, Mukesh Ambani unveils his future plans

2017-12-01T15:22:26+00:00 On

Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man, said telecom was the first of his big bet, and he will now use his resources to solve problems in three other difficult areas — agriculture, education and healthcare. Speaking at the HT Leadership Summit, Ambani said…

TRAI Net Neutrality recommendations are a win for Open Internet advocates

TRAI Net Neutrality recommendations are a win for Open Internet advocates

2017-11-29T10:03:20+00:00 On

India’s telecom regulator TRAI has issued its recommendations on Net Neutrality in India. The recommendations are largely along expected lines, and prevent telecom companies from slowing down the Internet to ease the traffic of their video apps, messengers and other ‘over-the-top’ services….

TRAI to hear the public on net neutrality in open house this month

TRAI to hear the public on net neutrality in open house this month

2017-08-07T10:40:48+00:00 On

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has started registrations for an open house discussion on its upcoming recommendations on net neutrality. The open house discussion will be held on Wednesday, August 30 at 9:30 AM in New Delhi. The venue has not…

RCom says telcos facing cash flow issues due to ‘go slow’ approach by banks

RCom says telcos facing cash flow issues due to ‘go slow’ approach by banks

2017-07-05T09:30:25+00:00 On

Telecom operator Reliance Communications said companies in the sector are facing cash flow issues due to what it called a ‘go slow’ approach taken by banks in disbursing loans. In an update on its ‘standstill agreement’ with its lenders, which provides it…

Reliance Jio carries 80% of traffic on next-gen Internet technology

Reliance Jio carries 80% of traffic on next-gen Internet technology

2017-03-03T07:34:23+00:00 On

Reliance Jio, the new entrant to India’s telecom landscape, is carrying nearly 80% of its traffic in the next-generation Internet technology, a senior official of the company said. Internet Protocol or IP is one of the languages used by machines to talk…

Reliance Jio says Vodafone’s increase in PoI inadequate

Reliance Jio says Vodafone’s increase in PoI inadequate

2016-09-16T10:04:47+00:00 On

Reliance Jio Infocomm said the number of new interconnection points being put in place by Vodafone at its network junctions is “substantially less than the requirement”. Jio was responding to the announcement yesterday that India’s No.3 telecom company will increase interconnect points…

Reliance Jio: 15-minute SIM activation now available in most cities

Reliance Jio: 15-minute SIM activation now available in most cities

2016-09-11T20:30:23+00:00 On

Ten days after Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Jio, promised to roll out a superfast activation procedure for new SIMs within “2-4 weeks”, the facility is now available in several small towns, suggesting that the company may be running ahead of schedule…

BSNL offers unlimited calls and data for Rs 1199/month; costs just Rs 1.84/GB

BSNL offers unlimited calls and data for Rs 1199/month; costs just Rs 1.84/GB

2016-09-06T10:26:15+00:00 On

With the launch of Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio threatening to push BSNL into irretrievable losses, the state-owned telecom company has introduced a new landline plan with true unlimited internet and voice calls for Rs 1,199 across India. The internet speed will be…

FREE SIMS for EVERYONE: How Reliance Jio totally sandbagged Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular via its preview offer

FREE SIMS for EVERYONE: How Reliance Jio totally sandbagged Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular via its preview offer

2016-08-22T16:17:27+00:00 On

Today, Reliance Digital stores across the country are seeing long queues of customers waiting to get free SIMs with three months of unlimited data and voice calls. “We are taking about half an hour to complete the process for each person,” said an…

How Ravishankar Prasad can resolve the 700 MHz spectrum auction pricing problem

How Ravishankar Prasad can resolve the 700 MHz spectrum auction pricing problem

2016-02-23T12:59:29+00:00 On

India is getting ready for a digital revolution by auctioning 700 MHz spectrum that has the potential to take high-speed Internet to every village in the country. However, telecom operators — who have to play the role of the enablers — are…

TCS launches VoLTE solution for telecom companies

TCS launches VoLTE solution for telecom companies

2016-02-16T16:25:00+00:00 On

Tata Consultancy Services launched a solution to enable Voice over LTE services for virtualized networks. Virtualilized networks refer to software-defined networks that lives on top of a large number actual or hardware networks. Many telecom operators are moving to virtualized networks and…

RCom will continue to hold spectrum edge over Reliance Jio after 800 MHz sale

RCom will continue to hold spectrum edge over Reliance Jio after 800 MHz sale

2016-01-19T10:08:48+00:00 On

Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications Ltd will continue to hold a spectrum edge over Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio in the 800 MHz band even after it sells chunks of 4G spectrum to the latter, according to sources. The Anil Ambani group said yesterday…