BSNL Unveils New Double Data, Talk Time, Roaming Benefits for Prepaid Subscribers

August 18, 2017

Ever since Reliance Jio has entered the industry, private telecom operators like Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea have reduced their data prices and introduced lucrative offers regularly to keep its customer base from migrating. State run BSNL has also been doing the same, and at the very moment, the telecom provider has a bunch of offers for its subscribers owing to Independence Day, Onam, and more. As part of its Independence Day offers, BSNL has announced full talk-time on…

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Ericsson Could Shed 25,000 Jobs in Cost-Cutting Drive: Report

August 18, 2017

Mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson may lay off around 25,000 employees outside Sweden as part of its savings programme, Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet reported on Thursday, citing unidentified sources at the company. Ericsson said in July it would accelerate measures to meet a target of doubling its 2016 underlying operating margin of 6 percent and that it aimed to reach an annual cost reduction run rate of at least SEK 10 billion ($1.2 billion)…

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BSNL, MobiKwik Partner to Launch Co-Branded Mobile Wallet

August 18, 2017

State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Thursday launched a mobile wallet that would enable its existing 100 million customers to make bill payments and transact on e-commerce platforms. The wallet has been developed and issued by MobiKwik on behalf of BSNL. “With this co-branded wallet, the ease of payment will be extended to all the customers while equally strengthening financial inclusion in the rural hinterlands, which often get neglected. Going digital is the need of…

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Call Drops: TRAI Says Telcos Can Be Fined Up to Rs. 5 Lakhs on Call Drops

August 18, 2017

The Indian telecom watchdog on Friday announced stricter rules over call drops and said telecom operators who don’t meet the norms can be fined up to Rs. 5 lakhs. “Graded financial disincentives in case service providers fail to meet the DCR (drop all rates) benchmarks have been introduced, in which amount payable may depend upon the extent of deviation from the benchmarks,” the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said. It said…

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Indian Smartphone Market Hit by GST Awareness, Should Bounce Back Next Quarter: IDC

August 18, 2017

After witnessing slow growth in the first two quarters of this year, the Indian smartphone market is preparing for a bumper period owing to the upcoming festive season, a new report said on Wednesday. According to market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), 28 million smartphones were shipped to India in Q2 (April-June) – marking just 3.7 percent Quarter-on-Quarter (QoQ) growth and a meagre 1.6 percent Year-on-Year (YoY) growth. The research firm observes…

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Jio Phone Offline Bookings Begin: Delivery Date, Documents You Need, Price, and More Details

August 18, 2017

Jio Phone bookings have opened in certain offline retail stores in the Delhi-NCR area, ahead of the scheduled August 24 date that was announced at the Reliance AGM on July 21. If you have such an offline retailer taking Jio Phone bookings right now, you can be ahead of the millions who are expected to buy the handset when bookings officially open. Gadgets 360 spoke to one such retailer to find…

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Reliance Jio, Tata Teleservices Oppose Airtel, Vodafone Pleas on TRAI IUC Rules

Reliance Jio and Tata Tele Services Ltd (TTSL) today opposed in the Delhi High Court the pleas filed by telecom firms Bharti Airtel and Vodafone challenging TRAI’s interconnect usage charges regulations fixing termination charges for landline to wireless as zero paise and wireless to wireless at 14 paise per minute. Interconnection usage charges (IUC) or termination charges are payable by one telco, whose subscriber makes a call, to another whose…

January 4, 2017
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Reliance Jio tariff plans expected to start at Rs 50 for 10GB 4G data and 500 minutes of voice calls

Reliance revolutionised the Indian telecom sector back in 2003, and it seems moving towards repeating the feat. Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio has been in the news ever since it became the only operator to hold pan-India 4G license. The company is also cashing in on the buzz quite aggressively, as even before the commercial rollout, consumers have the ability to test out its services free of charge under the ‘Jio…

August 30, 2016
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Nokia Bid for Alcatel-Lucent Opens

An all-share offer by Finnish telecom group Nokia for its French-American rival Alcatel-Lucent will open on Wednesday, the French financial markets authority (AMF) said. If successful, the acquisition will create the world’s biggest supplier of mobile phone network equipment. “The public offer will be open from November 18 until December 23,” the authority said. Nokia’s bid was cleared by the French government last month, having already received all US regulatory…

November 22, 2015
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Official Apple Watch Dock Leaked In Photos

A number of third part accessory makes have launched docks and stands for the Apple Watch and now it looks like Apple is getting ready to launch their own Apple Watch dock. Some photos have appeared online showing the new Apple Watch dock and also the devices packaging, it will apparently be called the Magnetic Charging Dock for the Apple Watch. As we can see from the photos the dock…

November 22, 2015
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