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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Telecom Commission okays Rs 7,330 cr follow-up to BSNL’s Maoist tower project

Telecom Commission okays Rs 7,330 cr follow-up to BSNL’s Maoist tower project

2018-03-07T15:42:21+00:00 On

The Telecom Commission, the top bureaucratic decision making body within the communications ministry, has approved a Rs 7,330 cr project to set up an additional 4,072 mobile towers in left-wing extremism affected areas, telecom minister Manoj Sinha said today. The project will…

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…

Airtel 4G overtakes Reliance Jio in online search volumes

Airtel 4G overtakes Reliance Jio in online search volumes

2018-01-29T14:32:01+00:00 On

An analysis of search data from Google has reveals that Bharti Airtel’s 4G service has overtaken Reliance Jio in terms of creating online buzz, as reflected by the number of searches on Google. Bharti’s LTE service, called Airtel 4G, had been totally…

Reliance Jio likely to introduce top-up plans today, 3GB for Rs 51

Reliance Jio likely to introduce top-up plans today, 3GB for Rs 51

2018-01-30T10:34:49+00:00 On

Reliance Jio, which generates about 70% of India’s mobile Internet traffic, is likely to introduce four data top-up packs today, according to a company source. The company will introduce recharges in four denominations — Rs 11, 21, 51 and 101, which prices…

Idea Cellular ARPU falls 13.6%; data price falls to Rs 20/GB

Idea Cellular ARPU falls 13.6%; data price falls to Rs 20/GB

2018-01-24T13:33:11+00:00 On

Idea Cellular reported a 12.8% sequential decline in gross revenue in the third quarter, while average revenue per user or ARPU fell by 13.6% to 114 rupees. However, the decline was less than that reported by bigger peer Airtel. Against the 13.6%…

Tata DoCoMo offers 1GB daily + free calls at Rs 179 with Airtel 3G

Tata DoCoMo offers 1GB daily + free calls at Rs 179 with Airtel 3G

2018-01-09T17:16:46+00:00 On

Tata DoCoMo, which recently announced that it was moving its customers to Bharti Airtel’s network before a merger of the two companies, has started offering unlimited calls and daily data. Even though users won’t be able to latch on to Bharti Airtel’s…

Jio Impact: 4G overtakes 2G in network size in India

Jio Impact: 4G overtakes 2G in network size in India

2018-01-08T18:25:13+00:00 On

Reliance Jio, the telecom arm of Reliance Industries, has achieved what was considered impossible barely 18 months ago: India now has more 4G base stations than 2G base stations. In other words, 4G service providers in India have put up more towers…

Vodafone offers Rs 1,500 cashback on Samsung Galaxy J series

Vodafone offers Rs 1,500 cashback on Samsung Galaxy J series

2018-01-08T18:25:34+00:00 On

Vodafone announced cashback of Rs 1,500 on Samsung handsets Galaxy J2 Pro, Galaxy J7 Nxt and Galaxy J7 Max. Vodafone customers, both existing and new, can purchase any of the popular Samsung 4G smartphones, it said. To avail this special offer, prepaid…