Category Archives: Telecom

Jio Subscriber Base Crosses 250 Million, Reliance Picks Up Majority Stake in Hathway and Datacom to Boost Jio GigaFiber Rollout

Reliance Jio on Wednesday revealed that its subscriber base has now crossed 250 million. India’s youngest telco made this announcement as part of a release announcing its quarterly results, where Jio said it clocked revenue from operations of Rs. 9,240 crore, up nearly 14 percent quarter on quarter. Net profit for Q2 2018-19 stood at

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Samsung Electronics Buys AI Tech Firm Zhilabs to Boost 5G Capabilities

Samsung Electronics Co said on Wednesday it has bought Barcelona-based network data analysis firm Zhilabs, as the South Korean giant gears up to launch products for connected devices and 5G mobile services that require fast data crunching. Samsung did not disclose the value of the deal, which marks the first announced acquisition in new technologies since

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Vodafone Idea Partners Citibank to Offer 50 Percent Cashback but There’s a Lot of Fine Print

Telecom operators Vodafone and Idea Cellular completed the merger of their India operations in August, and the merged entity has since then been revising plans to offer uniform deals to all customers. The merger effectively made Vodafone Idea Limited the largest telecom service provider in India, and this merged company has now partnered with Citibank

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BSNL Unveils Rs. 78 Recharge Pack With 2GB Daily Data, Unlimited Calls for Diwali Season

BSNL Rs. 78 recharge pack has been launched on the occasion of the Diwali 2018 festive season State-owned telecom operator BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) has unveiled its latest STV 78 prepaid pack on the occasion of Durga Puja, Dussehra, and Diwali 2018. Priced at Rs. 78, this new recharge pack offers “unlimited data”, unlimited

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Nokia, BSNL Partner to Create 5G Ecosystem in India

Nokia and the government-owned telecom operator BSNL on Tuesday announced to work together to leverage 4G LTE technology for enabling greater operational efficiency at Nokia’s Chennai plant and prepare it for the 5G era with smart manufacturing. Nokia manufactures a range of telecom equipment across technologies at its factory in Chennai, catering to both domestic

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Nokia Chairman Reopens Old Wounds With New Book

Nokia’s chairman has pointed the finger at his predecessor over the mobile phone maker’s fall from grace in a book that has reopened old wounds in Finland, where the company remains a source of national pride. Nokia was the world’s largest mobile handset maker and Europe’s highest valued company at its peak, accounting for about

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Airtel Reveals Freebies for Subscriber; Offers Rs. 2,500 Cashback on Flipkart-Exclusive 4G Smartphones

Airtel is additionally offering 100GB bonus data to customers purchasing a Flipkart-exclusive smartphone Bharti Airtel on Friday announced #AirtelThanks, wherein it provides rewards to loyal customers. Under the new move, the company said all Airtel customers who commit a monthly ARPU of Rs. 100 and above for their mobile accounts would receive additional benefits at

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Global Internet Shutdown Likely in Next 48 Hours: Report

Internet users across the globe may experience widespread network failures as the key domain servers are slated to undergo routine maintenance over the next 48 hours. Russia Today reported that global Internet users might experience network connection failures as the main domain servers and its related network infrastructure will be down for some time. The

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Airtel Rs. 398 Recharge Pack With 1.5GB Data per Day, Unlimited Voice Calls Launched to Rival Jio

Airtel has rolled out a new recharge pack in its lineup to take on the fast-growing Reliance Jio in the aggressive Indian telecom market. The new Airtel Rs. 398 plan offers 1.5GB of data and unlimited voice calling benefits to compete with Vodafone and Jio’s existing plans in India. The new Airtel plan is seen

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BSNL Rs. 525 Postpaid Plan Reviesed to Offer 80GB Data, Unlimited Voice Calls, Carry Forward Feature

State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has reportedly revised its postpaid plan of Rs. 525 to offer more data benefit with the carry forward functionality. The revision is said to have been introduced only for users in Kolkata, and it offers 80GB of data, with the carry forward option of up to 200GB. The plan

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