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Call Drop: Ministry Finds Answer in Telecom Commission Book

May 4, 2016
Call Drop: Ministry Finds Answer in Telecom Commission Book

Hoping to reduce call drop menace substantially, the Telecom Ministry is likely to accept the suggestions of the Telecom Commission (TC) in total, especially the one to make winning bidders of spectrum auction pay upfront 50 per cent of final bid amount for higher bands of spectrum, a senior official in the Telecom Ministry told […]

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Bharti Airtel Launches Pan-India 4G Services

August 9, 2015
Bharti Airtel Launches Pan-India 4G Services

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom operator by subscribers, on Thursday announced the commercial launch of its high speed 4G services (also called LTE) in 296 towns across India. Airtel customers can enjoy 4G at 3G data prices, with packs starting at Rs 25, the telecom operator said in a statement.

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India’s best and worst telecom firms

July 19, 2015
India’s best and worst telecom firms

It is a truth universally acknowledged that most people with mobile phones must be unhappy with their telco (never mind which one it is).Those with Airtel connections hate Airtel.Those with Vodafone connections hate Vodafone.And so it goes.

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Airtel becomes first telecom operator in India to offer nationwide mobile number portability

July 19, 2015
Airtel becomes first telecom operator in India to offer nationwide mobile number portability

Bharti Airtel becomes the first Indian telecom operator to offer nationwide mobile number portability, after the government ordered all operators to introduce full MNP.

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India’s Richest Man Readies a $16 Billion Telecom Assault

July 19, 2015
India’s Richest Man Readies a $16 Billion Telecom Assault

India’s top wireless operators Bharti Airtel Ltd., Vodafone Group Plc and Idea Cellular Ltd. are girding to defend market share as Mukesh Ambani, the nation’s richest man, finalizes his foray into an already crowded market.

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Spirent Tweakker Wins Ground Breaking US Connectivity Deal

June 8, 2015
Spirent Tweakker Wins Ground Breaking US Connectivity Deal

Spirent’s cloud device intelligence service now available to US MVNOs through Service Agreement with Prepaid Wireless Wholesale; Ready Wireless first to sign up. Spirent Communications’ device intelligence solution Tweakker has been selected by Prepaid Wireless Wholesale (PWW), North America’s largest mobile virtual network enabler /aggregator (MVNE/MVNA). The MVNE/MVNA is offering Tweakker’s device intelligence cloud service […]

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Indian telecom operators see growth in data traffic

May 24, 2015
Indian telecom operators see growth in data traffic

Two of India’s top three mobile telecoms network operators reported a rise in quarterly profits on Tuesday, helped by strong subscriber growth for mobile data services while strong competition continued to pressure prices for voice calls. Idea Cellular Ltd , India’s third-biggest mobile operator Vodafone India, and market leader Bharti Airtel Ltd together spent about […]

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Only new mobile towers can reduce call drops: Ravi Shankar Prasad

May 24, 2015
Only new mobile towers can reduce call drops: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Call drops will continue to happen unless new mobile towers are allowed to come up, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said. “If new mobile towers are not allowed to be installed, then call drops shall surely happen. I would also like to say that these planned protests against installation of mobile towers […]

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3G finally becomes mainstream in India

March 11, 2015
3G finally becomes mainstream in India

The average Indian subscriber consumes 680 MB/ month of 3G data. India is finally becoming a 3G dominant mobile phone market with more data consumed on 3G networks than other. This was also because 3G usage registered a 114 per cent growth year on year.

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