Airtel may soon launch 4G services in Delhi

By on April 24, 2015 at 12:07 PM.

Airtel may soon launch 4G services in Delhi

Bharti Airtel may soon launch 4G services in Delhi as it has got the go-ahead in this regard from the Department of Telecom (DoT). Airtel's 4G launch in Delhi has been mired in a legal case. The telecom major had got the required spectrum for 4G services through acquisition of Wireless Business Services Pvt Ltd (now Airtel Broadband Services). More →
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Vodafone India ties up with Goa postal department for payment of bills

By on April 18, 2015 at 1:31 PM.

Vodafone India ties up with Goa postal department for payment of bills

Telecom major Vodafone India in collaboration with department of Posts in Goa has introduced bill payment facility through computerized post offices. Vodafone has taken the initiative to introduce 'pay through post office facility' to make it simple, easy, secure and less time consuming for customers to make their bill payments, a company statement issued said. More →
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Reliance Jio plans pan-India 4G roll out via ‘integrated ecosystem’ using 3 frequency bands

By on April 18, 2015 at 11:32 AM.

Reliance Jio plans pan-India 4G roll out via ‘integrated ecosystem’ using 3 frequency bands

Mukesh Ambani-led telecom firm Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) plans to launch its fourth generation (4G) services through an integrated system, a company statement said on Friday. "RJIL plans to provide seamless 4G services using LTE (long term evolution) in 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2300MHz bands through an integrated ecosystem," it said. More →
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Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal defends ‘Airtel Zero’, expresses support for net neutrality

By on April 18, 2015 at 11:26 AM.

Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal defends ‘Airtel Zero’, expresses support for net neutrality

In the eye of the storm over net neutrality, Bharti Airtel has said it will always provide same treatment to every website and application irrespective of whether they are on its toll free platform or not. Launched last week, Airtel Zero is an open-marketing platform that allows customers to access certain mobile apps for free with charges being borne by the app makers. More →
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Vodafone invests Rs 1,000 crore to ramp up network in Mumbai

By on April 8, 2015 at 10:18 AM.

Vodafone invests Rs 1,000 crore to ramp up network in Mumbai

Vodafone India said that it has invested over Rs 1,000 crore for ramping up network as well as retail presence in Mumbai during the last fiscal. "We have invested over Rs 1,000 crore on non-spectrum related program, which includes ramping up (of) network and distribution and retail presence in Mumbai circle over the past 12 months (April 2014-March 2015) and we will continue to invest more in the coming years," Vodafone India Business Head, Mumbai circle, Ishmeet Singh told PTI. More →
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Flipkart’s reported plans to join Airtel Zero is the latest blow to net neutrality in India

By on April 6, 2015 at 1:07 PM.

Flipkart’s reported plans to join Airtel Zero is the latest blow to net neutrality in India

Airtel is launching a new platform called ‘Airtel Zero’, which essentially lets users access selected apps and services without incurring any data charges. Airtel is said to be in talks with bringing companies on board, and as per Medianama, Flipkart has joined the platform. Update: On being asked about this tie-up, a Flipkart spoksperson commented, "We would not like to comment on speculation regarding any future associations that may or may not happen. All our activities in the past have always been completely compliant with all laws including those formed by TRAI – and we continue to remain committed to that." More →
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