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Death of 2G: Will Reliance Jio's gambit succeed?
Death of 2G: Will Reliance Jio's gambit succeed?

Will Mukesh Ambani’s decision to offer 4G-LTE feature phones for a three-year refundable security deposit of Rs 1,500 and unlimited voice and data at Rs 153 per month succeed in killing 2G? Short answer: Yes, if the quality of handset and connectivity is good, it may phase out 2G from India in the next couple of years

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Telecom NewsOver legislation is the biggest problem of telecom industry, says B K Syngal
B K Syngal, Former CMD, VSNL

Recent merger of Vodafone and Idea is an example of over-legislation. In at least six markets, the merged entity’s revenue share is more than 50%, which is the limit put up by TRAI. Also, in four circles, the merged entity will overshoot 25% prescribed limit of spectrum in mergers and acquisitions. Now, these issues will open up these entities to scrutiny from DoT, TRAI, SEBI (for anti-competition practices), without the mention of any due procedures and timelines to adhere to.......read more
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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsIn a move that can bail out financially stressed Reliance Communications (RCOM), the company has sought tweak in the current guidelines on cross-holding. Existing norms do not permit a company to own more than 10% equity in two different Operators in a circle. RCOM wrote a letter to IMG on 4th July, asking it to do away with the 10% cross holding norm. The cross-holding norm was introduced to ensure a healthy competition in the market....read more
Telecom News Bill and keep regime proposed by Reliance Jio would cost Rs 20,000 crore per annum to the industry, says Bharti Airtel
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom News“In effect, Reliance Jio aims to build its business by getting a free ride on the highways built by Airtel and other operators. Their proposal to move to Bill and Keep will further burden other operators and make them weak,” said Ravi Gandhi, Chief Regulatory Officer, Bharti Airtel...read more
Telecom News Reliance group’s IoT arm Unlimit forges strategic partnership with China’s Fibocom to launch suite of new applications
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe partnership will allow innovative design and Next-Gen applications be launched in the Indian market, which will narrow the gap between India and other developing and developed countries with the introduction of a robust infrastructure set-up for digital growth...read more
Telecom News Ericsson launches network services for massive IoT
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Telecom News The Great Telecom Handout: Options before the Government
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsOn Thursday, telecom minister Manoj Sinha will meet with various industry players to discuss their demands. Most banks and telecom operators (barring Reliance Jio) want a number of sops to prevent industry loans from turning into NPAs...read more
Telecom News Reliance Jio user database leaked online, operator says data is safe
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe website was able to show a customers’ full name and their registered phone number for several Jio numbers that we tried. Details of the circle the number was registered in, and when the phone number got activated was also visible...read more
Telecom News Vodafone partners with HMD Global to offer free data to new Nokia Android smartphones
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Telecom News Motorola launches the fashionable Motorola Pulse M over the ear wired headphones in India at Rs 2999
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsPulse M Over-the-Ear Wired Headphone makes music sound deep, clear and full of life. And they look just as lively with a premium white leather and rose gold metal finish design that’s stylish and comfortable...read more
Telecom News Ambrane India enters the wearables segment, launches AFB 11 Flexi Fit with heart rate monitor at Rs 1799
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsFlexi Fit connects with iOS and Android smartphones using Bluetooth and also is water resistant with IP67 rating and dust proof. It also syncs the smartphone notifications like incoming calls, text messages, emails alerts and more eliminating the need for multiple gadgets...read more
Telecom News Samsung Z4 Tizen LTE Smartphone to be powered with Spreadtrum LTE Chipset
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Telecom News Motorola launches verve loop bluetooth in ear water resistant sports headphones at prices starting INR 2499
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe product features Sweat and weather resistance (IP54) for reliability while exercising. It also offers wireless convenience, with easy Bluetooth and pairing aided by voice prompts. It is powered by a lithium-ion battery which delivers up to 6 hours per charge...read more
Telecom News Samsung Galaxy On Max smartphone with great camera features launched at Rs 16900
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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe test, completed by Spirent Communications and the New H3C Group and moderated by independent test lab Network Test, tested the line-rate forwarding capacity and hyper-scale IP route announcement capacity of the H3C S12500X-AF chassis full of 100G ports with a density of 768 100G ports per chassis...read more
Telecom News Motorola launches Earbuds Metal and Earbuds Sports in ear headphones, with prices starting INR 999
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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsDeath of 2G: Will Reliance Jio's gambit succeed?
Will Mukesh Ambani’s decision to offer 4G-LTE feature phones for a three-year refundable security deposit of Rs 1,500 and unlimited voice and data at Rs 153 per month succeed in killing 2G? Short answer: Yes, if the quality of handset and connectivity is good, it may phase out 2G from India in the next couple of years...read more
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“We will be shortly laying out a new electronics policy to boost electronics manufacturing. There is a need to look inwards for software in Indian markets therefore we’ll go with a new software policy and we are also going to have a framework for a data security and data protection policy,” said Ravi Shankar Prasad...read more
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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsMotorola launches the fashionable Motorola Pulse M over the ear wired headphones in India at Rs 2999
Pulse M Over-the-Ear Wired Headphone makes music sound deep, clear and full of life. And they look just as lively with a premium white leather and rose gold metal finish design that’s stylish and comfortable...read more

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