Olive Telecom , makers of the Olive Pad and most popular for AA cell powered FrvrOn is planning to launch India’s first HSPA+ Phone on Feb 9 th in Delhi. The company has sent us an invite for the launch and looks like Aircel and Qualcomm are launch partners. What could it be ?
Aircel which has won license in 13 circles for 3G has told reporters that it will launched 3G services only in 2011. While Tata Docomo was the first private operator to launch 3G services , Airtel will also launch the services before end of 2010.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab was unveiled in India few days ago and pre-booking were open. Now Samsung India has announced that it has tied up with 5 leading mobile operators in India to offer special offers with respect to data usage on the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Airtel , Aircel , Reliance Mobile , Tata Docomo and Vodafone will offer special data packages for the Samsung Android Tablet.
In a surprising move , Aircel had launched the Peek handheld email device in India. The Peek supports multiple email accounts with a unified inbox. Push email service is being provided along with the device. It is also possible to view attachments on the device.
I recently had an interesting discussion with Henri Moissinac of Facebook Mobile about their Mobile Strategy , their growth in the mobile space and their plans for one of the largest markets in the World – India.
Nokia is the largest handset manufacturer in the world and Facebook is currently the largest social networking site. The partnership between Facebook and Nokia started with Nokia’s popular devices Nokia 5800 and Nokia N97 and the partnership has been quite fruitful till now, with applications and home screen widgets released for Nokia 5800 and N97. That being said, the future possibilities seem endless and quite promising with the recent announcement of the Lifecasting application at Nokia World which ushers in a lot of excitement for the users.
You must have come across the brand promo of Aircel across various TV channels. I just stumbled over the same cool TV commercial wherein the Indian Cricket Team were stuck in the midst of heavy rail fall and the team captain – M S Dhoni uses his Aircel based mobile phone to search, book and pay for room services with the ad concluding with the tagline “Aircel – Its Time to Move on”. So, after watching the video, even I feel its really high time to move on. 🙂
The above video is really worth watching if you are either a mobile lover/ cricket fan. 😉
I remember well, its not too long that we posted about Aircel’s launch in Bangalore followed by Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh). And now its turn for New Delhi circle and as expected, the whole NCR region has been covered with Aircel’s network initially.
Recently, Aircel rolled out its services in many parts of the county including Bangalore and assured many of its customers that, its services would soon be rolled out across the country so that its customers can seamlessly roam on its network.
Aircel Cellular, one of India’s leading mobile service providers, has launched Phone Book, a unique and useful external phone book service which offers subscribers unlimited memory to store their contacts’ addresses. This service will be useful for all subscribers who have lots of addresses to store but the memory in their handsets is a limiting factor, and/or those who tend to lose their cell phones.
Helps customers store their number permanently and securely;
Addresses memory constraints and loss;
Use of SMS (2222) and/or Internet;
Cost Rs 25 per month.
Aircel subscribers can register for this service by messaging Pbook to 2222. Unlimited phone contacts can be stored in Aircel’s Phone Book. The security of individual phone books is taken care of through the individual user’s password given at the time of registering for the service. The service is available at a nominal fee of Rs 25 per month.
Malaysias largest telecom company Maxis Communications, in partnership with Apollo Hospitals promoter Reddys will buy Aircel for 1.08 billion dollars
Malaysia?s largest telecom company Maxis Communications, in partnership with Apollo Hospitals promoter Reddys, will buy Aircel for $1.08 billion. Maxis plans to list Aircel.
Maxis will take a direct 65% stake in Aircel by spending $702m. It will hold the remaining stake indirectly through a joint venture, owned 74% by Apollo and 26% by Maxis.
This implies an enterprise valuation of $800m for Aircel. With Aircel?s mobile subscriber base of over 2.2m, the payment per subscriber will be around $364. Vodafone paid $1,000 per subscriber for Bharti while $570 a subscriber was paid by Hutchison Essar for BPL.
Mr Sivasankaran?s Sterling Infotech has been lucky in its fourth attempt to sell Aircel. It had earlier held discussions with Idea Cellular, AFK Sistema of Russia and Hutch.