The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has determined to sort views on whether to regular communication apps such as WhatsApp, Skype, and Viber. This comes to light mainly because of economic and security matters. In a paper released Monday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India asked views of the industry to identify which of these apps should be regarded as providing the same services like mobile phone operators. Continue reading “TRAI seeks views to regulate OTT apps like WhatsApp, Skype and more”
Indian Telecom Commission, decision-making body in the telecom ministry has approved net neutrality recommendations proposed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). These rules restrict telecom operators from discriminating against Internet content and services or grant higher speed for those who pay a premium. Continue reading “Telecom Commission approves new net neutrality recommendations proposed by TRAI”
OpenSignal is back again with some interesting metrics about the 4G data speeds and download speeds in India. In the new metrics, the company is referring to overall download speed, which accounts for not just the average 4G speed of an operator, but also 3G speed and the availability of different types of network. Continue reading “Airtel and Jio lead overall 4G data speeds in India: OpenSignal”
Airtel today announced that it is planning a massive network deployment plans for Mumbai as part of its network transformation initiative – Project Leap. During the FY 18-19, Airtel plans to roll out 7000 new mobile sites including the large-scale deployment of pre-5G Massive MIMO technology across Mumbai to significantly boost network capacity for high-speed data and voice services. Continue reading “Airtel to deploy 7000 new mobile broadband sites, Massive MIMO pre-5G technology and 10MHz of fresh 4G spectrum in Mumbai”
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is back again with new proposals that state the use of Blockchain technology to curb spam calls and messages. This move is to ensure that telemarketing messages are sent only to those who have subscribed to them, and that too by authorized entities. The proposed Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulation 2018 will empower billions of subscribers to take control of their voice and text communications. Continue reading “TRAI proposes the use of Blockchain technology to curb spam calls and messages”
Telecom Commission on Tuesday has approved the proposal to allow internet telephony in the country as well as in-flight mobile services. With this new approval, users can now make calls to mobile phones as well as landlines using the Wi-Fi broadband. The proposals were approved by the commission chaired by telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan. Continue reading “Telecom Commission approves internet telephony, use of mobile services in flights and ships in India”
WhatsApp is the current leader in the instant messaging app market with over 500 million monthly active users globally. In April WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum also touted that the service has over 48 million monthly active users in India.The cross platform app which was acquired by Facebook in February this year, has joined hands with Airtel to provide special data packs.
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Just a few months back we hit the mark of 7 billion people on earth. And now, believe it or not around 6 billion cell phone subscribers. This clearly shows how technology has grown over the years. This actually means that 86 people out of 100 have a cell phone subscription.
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Indian telecommunications service provider , Tulip Telecom , launched Asia’s largest data center on Monday. The datacenter which is the 3rd largest in the world is spread over an area of 9,00,000 sq ft.
The data center has been build to gold international green building standards and meets Tier 3 and Tier 4 specifications. The internet connectivity is via fibre and relies on multiple ISPs. The datacenter requires 100 megawatts of power at peak output during full operations.
The datacenter will play host to a variety of cloud and networking services. Approximately 30% of the server rack space has already been allocated with HP being a major customer . 100% allocation is being aimed for within 3 years. IBM will be a strategic partner with Tulip offering its data center and SmartCloud infrastructure services which will support Tulip in dramatically extending its existing offerings to quickly meet customer demand.
Spice Mobility , one of India’s fastest growing mobile phone manufacturers just launched the M-5700 FLO. The Spice M-5700 FLO is an affordable touchscreen phone which is targeted towards college students and those looking for an entry level touch based device.
The 2.8’’ (7 cm) super smooth QVGA touch screen and its sleek design make it stand out as one of the most stylish and feature packed phone in the dual SIM category. Priced at Rs. 3699(MRP), Spice M-5700 FLO comes in two color options – Yellow & Black.
The phone supports 2 GSM connections and is equipped with a 1.3 Mega Pixel camera to capture pictures and record videos. The music lovers will cherish the MP3 features and FM with 3.5 mm audio jack available on M-5700 FLO. Its expandable memory makes sure its users get ample storage to keep their favorite pictures and videos. Not just that, this phone is also equipped with Stereo Bluetooth to help you share images, music and videos with friends. The handset boasts of social networking and instant messaging applications that will keep the users connected with friends and family 24×7. It supports Yahoo, Facebook, Nimbuzz and Snaptu – consortium of social networking and other utility applications.