JioPhone Next will run Pragati OS based on Android

Reliance Jio announced the JioPhone Next, the company’s ultra-affordable Android smartphone in partnership with Google, back in June. It was supposed to be available in market from Ganesh Chaturthi, 10th September, but the launch got pushed to Diwali due to chip shortage. Today the company has announced that the smartphone will run Pragati OS, powered by Android. Continue reading “JioPhone Next will run Pragati OS based on Android”

BSNL tests first ever indigenously developed 4G network in Chandigarh

BSNL has announced the first ever successful test of their indigenously developed 4G cellular network in Chandigarh. The technology which was designed, developed and made in India was tested with a successful call made between the Department of Telecom secretary and Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.

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Airtel recharge offer: Get Rs. 6000 cashback on purchase of new smartphone

Before Reliance Jio launches its JioPhone Next, Airtel today launched Mera Pehla Smartphone program that will offer Rs. 6000 cashback for users who purchase new smartphones. This will require users to recharge Rs. 249 or above for 36 months, after which they will get full cashback. This is available to customers who purchase a new smartphone priced approximately up to Rs. 12,000 from leading brands. Over 150 smartphones are eligible for this benefit, says the company. Continue reading “Airtel recharge offer: Get Rs. 6000 cashback on purchase of new smartphone”

Airtel, Ericsson conduct India’s first rural 5G trial

Airtel today announced that it has conducted India’s first 5G network demonstration in a rural geography in Bhaipur Bramanan village on the outskirts of Delhi/NCR using 5G trial spectrum allocated to Airtel by the Department of Telecom in partnership with  Ericsson. Continue reading “Airtel, Ericsson conduct India’s first rural 5G trial”

Vi to expand network capacity in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana with 2000 TDD sites by December 2021

Vi today announced that it is planning to expand network capacity in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana circle by adding about 2000 TDD sites and also increase capacity in existing 900+ TDD sites across key cities in the two states, by the end of December 2021. Continue reading “Vi to expand network capacity in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana with 2000 TDD sites by December 2021”

Vi says it has achieved peak 5G speed of 3.7 Gbps on mmWave band in trials

Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) has been conducting 5G trials on Govt. allocated 5G spectrum in the cities of Pune (Maharashtra) and Gandhinagar
(Gujarat). Vi said that in its trial, it achieved peak 5G speed of 3.7 Gbps with very low latency on the mmWave spectrum band. This is conducted in a lab setup of end to-end captive network of Cloud Core, new generation Transport and Radio Access Network in Pune. Continue reading “Vi says it has achieved peak 5G speed of 3.7 Gbps on mmWave band in trials”

Airtel launches new pre-paid plans with 1-year Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription

Airtel has launche4d new Mobile and Home Broadband plans that come bundled with free 1-year subscription to Disney+ Hotstar. These new Airtel mobile prepaid plans come with bundled data, unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day along with subscription to Disney+ Hotstar. This comes after the launch of similar Disney+ Hotstar bundled packs from Jio earlier this month, but Jio’s 56 days plan costs Rs. 666 and the 365 days plan costs Rs. 2599. Continue reading “Airtel launches new pre-paid plans with 1-year Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription”

JioPhone Next delayed due to chip shortage; will be available before Diwali

Reliance Jio announced the JioPhone Next as the ultra-affordable Android smartphone in partnership with Google, back in June. At that time, it said that it said that the phone will be available in market from Ganesh Chaturthi, 10th September. Today, the company said that both Jio and Google have made considerable progress towards launching the much-awaited JioPhone Next, but it is not ready yet. Continue reading “JioPhone Next delayed due to chip shortage; will be available before Diwali”

Vi adds additional 5MHz spectrum in 900MHz band in Mumbai to enhance network coverage

Vodafone Idea today announced the deployment of additional 5MHz of 900 MHz spectrum in Mumbai. This has been combined with the deployment of 5 MHz of 2100 MHz spectrum band achieved last year offering wider coverage, network quality and stronger traffic carriage capacity for users in Mumbai. Continue reading “Vi adds additional 5MHz spectrum in 900MHz band in Mumbai to enhance network coverage”

Airtel demonstrates Cloud Gaming on its 5G network

Airtel today announced that it has successfully conducted India’s first cloud gaming session in a 5G environment. It was conducted in Manesar (Guragon) as part of the ongoing 5G trails using spectrum allotted  by the Department of Telecom (DoT). For the 5G cloud gaming demo, Airtel partnered with Mortal (Naman Mathur) and Mamba (Salman Ahmad), India’s leading gamers. Continue reading “Airtel demonstrates Cloud Gaming on its 5G network”

Jio launches new prepaid plans with 1 year Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription, bundled data starting at Rs. 499

Reliance Jio has launched new pre-paid plans that offer a 1-year Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription. In addition, these offer bundled data, unlimited voice calling, SMS (100 / day) and access to Jio apps. These are available for 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, annual and also as a data add-on pack that comes with 2 months of validity without voice calling or SMS features. Continue reading “Jio launches new prepaid plans with 1 year Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription, bundled data starting at Rs. 499”

Vi successfully migrates 3G spectrum to 4G across 16 cities in Maharashtra & Goa

Vi today announced that completed the process of refarming of 3G spectrum to 4G on a majority of its sites in Maharashtra & Goa Circle, thereby substantially enhancing GIGAnet 4G capacity in the majority of its sites in Pune, Nashik, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Solapur, Kolhapur, Goa, Jalgaon, Nanded, Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad, Amravati, Ahmednagar, Akola, Bhiwandi, Ulhasnagar, Vasai, an exercise that will substantially enhance the GIGAnet 4G capacity in these cities. Continue reading “Vi successfully migrates 3G spectrum to 4G across 16 cities in Maharashtra & Goa”

JioPhone Next specs surface: HD+ screen, Android 11 (Go Edition), Qualcomm 215 SoC

Reliance Jio announced the JioPhone Next, the company’s ultra-affordable Android smartphone in partnership with Google, back in June. At that time, it didn’t reveal its specifications. Now the specifications of the phone has surfaced through the software. This reveals the model number of the phone as LS-5701-J, comes with DuoGo preinstalled, but this is not said to be optimized for the phone. Continue reading “JioPhone Next specs surface: HD+ screen, Android 11 (Go Edition), Qualcomm 215 SoC”

OPPO India conducts Reno6 Series 5G SA network trial with Jio

OPPO India has announced that it has conducted 5G standalone network trial for Reno6 Series under the 5G SA network environment provided by Jio at its 5G Lab. The trial yielded highly positive results, said the company. “The encouraging outcomes of the trial ratify the capabilities of both the devices in the Reno6 Series as true 5G devices, bringing a high-quality 5G experience closer to reality,” said OPPO. Continue reading “OPPO India conducts Reno6 Series 5G SA network trial with Jio”

Airtel pre-paid recharge packs now start at Rs. 79, entry-level Rs. 49 pack discontinued

Airtel has  discontinued its Rs 49 entry level Prepaid recharge. The company said that its prepaid packs will now start from the Rs 79 Smart Recharge, and it says that offer up to four times more outgoing minutes of usage to customers along with double data. This comes after the company revised its postpaid plans last week. Continue reading “Airtel pre-paid recharge packs now start at Rs. 79, entry-level Rs. 49 pack discontinued”