Aircel and Tata to team up to offer 3G services ?

When the 3G licenses were awarded to operators in India last year , none of the players won a pan-India license. Some players won licenses in 13 circles and others in 9 or lesser number of circles. Now a report from LightReading states that Aircel and Tata have been busy in talks to roll out 3G services together . Continue reading “Aircel and Tata to team up to offer 3G services ?”

Tata Docomo offers 10hrs of Free Live Cricket on MobileTV till Dec 10th

Tata Docomo has launched a new offer wherein users can watch Live Cricket through MobileTV on their 3G Enabled handset. The offer is applicable in circles where Tata Docomo has launched 3G services. You can watch up to 10 hrs of live cricket during the India – New Zealand one day series

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Tata signs deal with Nokia Siemens for deploying WCDMA 3G and HSPA+ Networks in India

You must have read about our circle wise list of the 3G auction winners in India. Tata has won in 9 circles including Delhi, Maharashtra , Kolkata  , Tamil Nadu , AP.Now Tata has picked Nokia Siemens Networks as its partner for deploying it’s 3G network in India. Continue reading “Tata signs deal with Nokia Siemens for deploying WCDMA 3G and HSPA+ Networks in India”

TATA to Roll its GSM Services from May


Yesterday, while browsing some mobile related forums, I got to know that people there are just over whelmed to know when exactly will TATA launch its GSM services which presently has only CDMA operations in India.

Then, after spending over an hour, I got in hand, some reports which claims TATA would launch GSM operations starting may this year. Actually, TATA is prepared to roll its services in some parts of Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and some other Telecom circles, but keeping in mind the unclear norms and policies of the DoT and TRAI, TATA was yet to roll out its GSM services. Continue reading “TATA to Roll its GSM Services from May”

Finally TATA too Introduces Missed Call Alert Service


I Guess, TATA Indicom was the only operator, among the top Indian cellular operators, that was not providing Missed call alert (MCA) service as of now. But, its a good news for TATA Indicom customers, that even they can now activate missed call alert service and keep track of calls that they miss during no coverage or when their mobile is switched off. Continue reading “Finally TATA too Introduces Missed Call Alert Service”

TATA Launches Location Based Services using A-GPS


Location based services is one among the most trending services in the field of Indian telecommunications. Reportedly, TATA launched its Location based services (LBS) using A-GPS (Assisted Global Positioning System) for the first time in the country, using which, unlike any other LBS service, you can access your current position, using the nearest base station of your current operator. Continue reading “TATA Launches Location Based Services using A-GPS”

Virgin Mobile now in India

The British communication group Virgin Mobile launched its Indian operation in India in collaboration with telecom operator Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTL), heralding a new era in mobile telephony.

Richard Branson, chairman of the Virgin Group, launched the Virgin Mobile brand by flying down the façade of popular hotel in south Mumbai and unveiled its logo in mid flight.

“The deal brings a tie-up between two of world’s leading business leaders – Ratan Tata of the Tata Group and Sir Richard Branson of the Virgin conglomerate” quotes

Virgin Mobile will be launched in 50 cities initially and will subsequently be launched in more than 1,000 cities by the end of 2008.

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BSNL to launch CDMA services

By mid-2008, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, BSNL, will offer CDMA services to mobile users across the country.

The application rendered by BSNL for a full-fledged CDMA mobility license has been approved. Since BSNL is State-owned, it was exempted from shelling out Rs 1,651-crores entry fee, performance bank guarantee fee etc for the CDMA license.


“The initial investment for this project will be approximately $500 million,” said BSNL CMD, Kuldeep Goyal.

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3G might soon be rolled out in India

The Government has alloted low power 3G spectrum to MTNL, BSNL, Hutch and Bharti for testing.TRAI will finalize pricing and allocation details by end of this month.Sources say that 3G spectrum allocation will be made available for less than a month. Strength of spectrum allocation will be 1,000 times less than the actual 3G spectrum.

TATA Teleservices had sought 3G trial spectrum but was not considered.Reliance had sought the 1900 MHz Band which did not conform to the International CDMA 3G trial norms.

But if Reliance sought the 800 Mhz band for Testing EVDO , it might be considered

The government’s spectrum allocation to telcos is mainly for equipment testing and
interference measurement.
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