Telecom Spectrum Auction 2021: Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea win spectrum as auction raises Rs. 77814 crore for Govt

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has announced the winners in the 2021 spectrum auction in various circles that ended after 2 days. At the end of the auction government got bids worth Rs. 77,814.80 core with Rs. 77,146 raised on the first day after four rounds and Rs 668.20 crore raised in the two rounds on the second day. This substantially exceeded pre-bid estimates of Rs. 45,000 crore.  Bharti Airtel Ltd, Vodafone Idea, and Reliance Jio took part in the auction. Continue reading “Telecom Spectrum Auction 2021: Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea win spectrum as auction raises Rs. 77814 crore for Govt”

JioPhone 2021 offer: 1 year plan for JioPhone users at Rs. 749

Reliance Jio has launched new ‘2G-MUKT BHARAT’ offer that offers 12 months of service for existing JioPhone users at Rs. 749. For new JioPhone users, the phone along with the 1-year plan costs Rs. 1499 and the 2-year plan costs Rs. 1999. All the plans include unlimited voice calls and 2GB of data every month. The company says that currently, for a feature phone and 2-year service, a user on other network spends about Rs 5,000. Continue reading “JioPhone 2021 offer: 1 year plan for JioPhone users at Rs. 749”

Airtel and Qualcomm partner for 5G services in India

Bharti Airtel recently demonstrated and orchestrate live 5G service over a commercial network in Hyderabad city. Today Airtel has announced that it has partnered with Qualcomm for accelerating 5G in India. Through Airtel’s network vendors and device partners, Airtel will utilize the Qualcomm 5G RAN Platforms to roll out virtualized and Open RAN-based 5G networks. Continue reading “Airtel and Qualcomm partner for 5G services in India”

Vi announces Unlimited high-speed Night Data for prepaid customers

Vi (Vodafone Idea Limited) has announced Unlimited high-speed Night-time Data for its prepaid customers from 12:00 am to 6:00 am on all Vi Unlimited Recharges of Rs. 249 and above. However, the company announced that the benefit is only applicable for recharges done on or after 16th Feb 2021 Continue reading “Vi announces Unlimited high-speed Night Data for prepaid customers”

Airtel says its network is 5G ready; successfully demonstrates live 5G services in Hyderabad

Airtel today announced that it has become the country’s first telcom performance to successfully demonstrate and orchestrate live 5G service over a commercial network in Hyderabad city. Airtel said that this has been carried out over its existing liberalised spectrum in the 1800MHz band through the NSA (Non Stand Alone) network technology using Ericsson 4G (DSS) radio infrastructure on OPPO Reno5 Pro and OPPO Find X2 Pro smartphones. Continue reading “Airtel says its network is 5G ready; successfully demonstrates live 5G services in Hyderabad”

Amazon Prime Video Mobile Edition launched in India at Rs. 89 per month

Amazon Prime Video has launched Prime Video Mobile Edition, a new single-user, mobile-only plan at an introductory price of Rs. 89 per month first time in India.  The plan provides SD quality streaming through the Prime Video app on Android or iOS, which the company says is created especially for a mobile-first country like India. This competes with Netflix that launched its mobile plan for India at ₹199 per month back in 2019. Continue reading “Amazon Prime Video Mobile Edition launched in India at Rs. 89 per month”

Vi successfully migrates 3G spectrum to 4G across 11 cities in Gujarat

Vodafone Idea today announced that it has successfully refarmed 3G spectrum to 4G across 11 cities in Gujarat, thereby substantially enhancing GIGAnet 4G capacity in these cities. This development coming on the heels of the deployment of 5 MHz of 2100 MHz spectrum band in the circle, allowing Vi customers in Gujarat to enjoy higher download and upload speeds apart from better indoor coverage. Continue reading “Vi successfully migrates 3G spectrum to 4G across 11 cities in Gujarat”

Vi commences migration of 3G spectrum to 4G in Delhi NCR

Vodafone Idea today announced that it is working on refarming 3G spectrum to 4G across all sites in Delhi & NCR. This development includes the deployment of 5 MHz of 2100 MHz spectrum band, meaning that Vi customers in Delhi will get to enjoy higher download and upload speeds apart from better indoor coverage. The company re-farmed the 3G spectrum to 4G across all sites in Mumbai a few days back. Continue reading “Vi commences migration of 3G spectrum to 4G in Delhi NCR”

Reliance Jio to make off-net domestic voice calls free starting January 1

Reliance Jio just announced that it will once again make off-net domestic voice calls free, starting 1st January 2021. This is as per directions of the Hon’ble Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (“TRAI”), Bill and Keep regime is being implemented in the country from 1st January 2021, thereby ending interconnect usage charges (IUC) for all domestic voice calls. Continue reading “Reliance Jio to make off-net domestic voice calls free starting January 1”

Jio and MediaTek announce Gaming Masters esports event with Rs. 12.5 lakhs prize pool

Jio, one of India’s leading telecom companies has partnered with MediaTek to launch the 70-days long ‘Gaming Masters’ e-sports tournament in India. The tournament, which will be open to all players in India, will be played on the mobile battle royale game called Free Fire, and has a total prize pool of Rs. 12.5 lakhs.

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BSNL, Skylo launch world’s first satellite-based IoT network in India

State-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) in partnership with Skylotech India has launched satellite-based NB-IoT (Narrow Band-Internet of Things) at the ongoing Indian Mobile Congress 2020. “India will now have access to a ubiquitous fabric of connectivity for millions of yet unconnected machines, sensors and industrial IoT devices,” said the company. Continue reading “BSNL, Skylo launch world’s first satellite-based IoT network in India”

Reliance Jio will pioneer 5G revolution in second half of 2021: Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani at the India Mobile Congress 2020 today said that Jio will pioneer the 5G Revolution in India in the second half of 2021.  “5G should be available and affordable- Jio makes that promise/ towards aatmanirbhar Bharat.” He added. Back in June at the 43rd annual general meeting (AGM) announced that the company has designed and developed a complete 5G solution from scratch using 100% home-grown technologies and solution. Continue reading “Reliance Jio will pioneer 5G revolution in second half of 2021: Mukesh Ambani”

Airtel IQ omni-channel cloud communications platform for businesses launched

Airtel today launched Airtel IQ, a cloud-based omni-channel communications platform that enables brands to deepen engagement with customers through timely and secure communication. It eliminates the need for multiple communication platforms for different channels, said the company. Continue reading “Airtel IQ omni-channel cloud communications platform for businesses launched”

Reliance Jio launches JioCricket app for JioPhone users

Reliance Jio has launched new JioCricket app for JioPhone that offers all the details related to cricket at a single place. This offers Live scores, Match updates, Cricket News & Videos. It shows upcoming fixtures, live news andis available in 9 languages: Hindi, Bangla, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, English. Continue reading “Reliance Jio launches JioCricket app for JioPhone users”

Reliance Jio launches JioPages browser with Personalised Content, Themes, Smart Download Manager and more

Reliance Jio today launched JioPages which replaces the old Jio Browser. Jio says the made-in-India browser focusses on data-privacy and gives users full control of their information. Built on the powerful Chromium Blink engine, it promises enhanced browsing experience through faster engine migration, best in class webpage rendering, faster page loads, efficient media streaming, Emoji domain support and encrypted connection. Continue reading “Reliance Jio launches JioPages browser with Personalised Content, Themes, Smart Download Manager and more”