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5G a chance for India to move from back benches to vanguard

5G a chance for India to move from back benches to vanguard

NEW DELHI: The upcoming 5G technology offers India a chance to move to the forefront of technological evolution and the country cannot afford to miss its early adoption, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said on Tuesday.“I never tire of repeating that we may have missed the 3G and 4G buses but 5G is a bus we

Sensex closes after biggest intra-day record high in almost 1.5 yrs

The markets during the closing on Monday posted its biggest intra-day gain in approximately 1.5 years, with the Sensex up 610.80 points at 33917.94. Nifty, on the other hand traded up 194.50 points at 10421.40, at the close of day.  Sensex saw the biggest one-day gain in last 17 months, while Nifty recorded its biggest single-day gain in 22 months.

Wynk Music app

Wynk Music crosses over 75 mn downloads

Wynk Music App ‘the over-the-top’ (OTT) music application from Airtel on Monday announced that it has crossed 75 million app installations. “Affordable smartphones and increasing penetration of high-speed data services will continue to add to the uptake of music and other content on mobile devices,” Sameer Batra, CEO, Wynk, said in a statement.  Launched in 2015,

Airtel partners with Celkon to offer 4G smartphones for Rs 1,349

New Delhi, Oct 30 : Airtel partners Celkon to offer 4G smartphones for Rs 1,349. Bharti Airtel has partnered with mobile phone manufacturer Celkon to offer 4G smartphone to its subscribers at a price of Rs 1,349, a company statement said on Monday. The partnership is part of Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative, under which

5 key points to know to iPhone 7 for Rs 7,777 from Airtel store

5 key points to know to iPhone 7 for Rs 7,777 from Airtel store

5 key points to know to iPhone 7 for Rs 7,777 from Airtel store. Airtel is giving an alluring offer. This teleocom in India is trying to sell an high-end phone by offering it with a monthly plan. This time the iPhone 7 has been hoing to be in offer and Airtel is going to

Huawei unveils 5G oriented solution

Huawei unveils 5G-oriented solution ‘X-Haul’

Huawei unveils 5G oriented solution. Chinese tech company Huawei has released its 5G-oriented mobile bearer solution “X-Haul” to help operators build end-to-end 5G networks. The solution provides flexible access capabilities that can match the scenario of any site and implements agile network operations based on a cloud architecture, the company said in a statement on

Jio database claimed to have been hacked

With Reliance Jio refuting reports of a breach into its database, the account of the website that claimed to have dumped the data on its platform has now been suspended. The website titled magicapk.com claimed on Sunday it has hacked into Jio database and has made personal details of its users available on the website.

Airtel offers 35gb data dongle users Hollywood Surprise

Airtel offers 35gb data to dongle users

Airtel offers 35gb data dongle users Hollywood Surprise. NEW DELHI: Reliance Jio in the market from September last has brought down the flow of cheap data. Now in this episode, Bharti Airtel is offering 35 GB data to its subscribers at just Rs 499. Airtel has brought it under the Value For Money plan. This

Nokia 6 Nokia 5 Nokia 3 launch today India prices leaked

Nokia 6, Nokia 5, Nokia 3 to launch today, India prices leaked

Nokia’s comeback has been the talk of the town recently. Ever since HMD Global announced the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 at MWC 2017 back in February, fans have been clamoring to get their hands on the devices. The wait is now finally coming to an end as HMD Global is set to

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Reliance Jio, Airtel in ‘tariff war’ again

Incumbent telcos sparred with Reliance Jio over the matter of transparency of tariff plans, with Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular saying that some offers, especially counter offers to retain users, need to be kept confidential to protect the competitive advantage while the newcomer batted for all plans to be made public on a common platform. Segregation


Reliance JioFiber broadband launch this Diwali, to offer 100GB data at Rs 500

Reliance Jio’s JioFiber broadband service for homes will likely be launched around Diwali, and the company plans to offer data at rates that could disrupt the home broadband market. According to a report in Economic Times, Reliance Jio’s home broadband service will start in Diwali and the company could offer 100GB data at just Rs


Airtel rolls out upgraded 4G network in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

On Wednesday, India’s largest telecom network Airtel  rolled out an upgraded 4G network in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The company is ready to deliver a superior mobile broadband experience to its customers with the upgraded 4G connectivity. Airtel has deployed advanced dual carrier technology using a combination of TD-LTE (in 2300 Mhz band) and FD-LTE


Paytm to start payments bank operations from May 23

After months of delay, Paytm is now all set to commence its payments bank operations from May 23, having received the final approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). “Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) has received the final licence from the RBI and would commence its operations on May 23, 2017,” it said in

Did Airtel, Idea and others 'block' Reliance Jio's entry, CCI to investigate

Did Airtel, idea, and others ‘block’ Reliance Jio’s entry, CCI to investigate

The Competition Commission has ordered a detailed probe against major telecom players for allegedly trying to block the entry of newcomer Reliance Jio, according to sources.The fair trade regulator’s decision comes on a complaint filed against leading incumbent players — Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular — and industry body COAI (Cellular Operators Association of


Trai to ‘look into’ complaints of customised retention offers

Telecom regulator Trai will “look into” the complaints about operators doling out customised retention offers to influence subscribers who want to shift to a rival network. Trai Chairman R S Sharma asserted that all offerings by operators need to be transparent, non-discriminatory and filed with the regulator but refused to be drawn into the specifics.“If

Airtel appoints Sunil Taldar as CEO & Director of DTH arm

New Delhi: Telecom operator Bharti Airtel today announced top level changes by appointing Sunil Taldar as CEO & Director of its DTH arm — Airtel Digital TV — and moving incumbent Shashi Arora as MD & CEO, Airtel Payments Bank. Taldar will be a member of the Airtel Management Board and report to Gopal Vittal,

Airtel Payments Bank opens 10,000+ savings accounts in 2 days

New Delhi: Airtel Payments Bank said over 10,000 customers have opened savings accounts with it within two days of going live with a pilot project in Rajasthan. Majority of these accounts have been opened by customers in semi-urban and rural areas, underlining the potential for growth of banking services in such areas, Airtel Payments Bank

Airtel to deploy e-KYC solution in 5,00,000 stores

New Delhi: Mobile operator Bharti Airtelt oday said it has rolled out over 20,000 units of Aadhaar based e-KYC solution across India, and plans to have the facility deployed in over 500,000 retail outlets, including in rural pockets, in the coming months. On a daily basis, over 50,000 subscribers, including those in rural India, are

Received payment from RJio for new capacity: Airtel

New Delhi: Within days of agreeing on additional points of interconnect (PoIs) to Reliance Jio, incumbent operator Bharti Airtel today said it has received payment from the new entrant for the fresh capacity and the two firms will now need to jointly undertake physical connection and testing of the ports. Airtel said in a statement

Airtel, Voda, Idea cut tariff, bundle plans ahead of Jio entry

New Delhi: As Reliance Jio’s commercial launch nears, incumbent telecom operators Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have cut tariff and bundled free calls with data to drive mass market adoption, brokerages said. The industry has been trying various data pricing strategies, with Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea trying innovative price structures. Market leader Bharti Airtel yesterday