Qualcomm 205 Entry Level Platform Brings 4G VoLTE to Feature Phones

Qualcomm 205 Entry Level Platform Brings 4G VoLTE to Feature Phones

Qualcomm has now announced a new ultra-budget 205 platform in India. It will help bring 4G VoLTE support for feature phones. For the uninitiated, most of the current generation feature phones from various manufacturers still run on 2G or 3G networks. Ever since the inception of the Reliance Jio, the demand for 4G VoLTE phones have peaked. While a large […]

     
 
 

Reliance Jio Claims Foul Over Airtel’s Fastest 4G Network Claims

Reliance Jio Claims Foul Over Airtel’s Fastest 4G Network Claims    

Ever since mobile data begin to dominate the telecom industry, companies have been trying to outpace each other by trumpeting the speeds their networks are generating whether it’s on television commercials or social media campaigns. Airtel, in particular, has been aggressively advertising its network as the “The Fastest 4G Network Ever” for over a year across the country. However, we’ve learned […]

     
 
 

Net Neutrality, Broadband Access…DTH Still Does not Have Much Hope

Net Neutrality, Broadband Access…DTH Still Does not Have Much Hope

Ever since I wrote the article on the impending demise of DTH in India, a number of people have highlighted that the current fair usage policy (FUP) of fixed broadband providers is simply not high enough to provide IPTV and that Net Neutrality can be a potential issue. FUP and Net Neutrality Well, as regards Net Neutrality, TRAI has made […]

 
     
 
 

RIP, DTH: Is the End in Sight for DTH Operators in India?

RIP, DTH: Is the End in Sight for DTH Operators in India?

In the early days, the Indian TV scene had always been dominated by MSOs or what are popularly known as the local ‘cable wallas’ (the local cable guy). DTH, in spite of being an old technology, had not really picked up in India, with the exception of Dish TV. And even Dish TV had been operating for a long time […]

 
     
 
 

Reliance Jio Prime Buy One Get One Free Offer

Reliance Jio Prime Buy One Get One Free Offer

Jio Prime has undoubtedly taken the Indian telecom market by storm with its aggressive pricing aimed at early Jio subscribers. It’s a way for Reliance to test how many of the free subscribers are willing to pay for the services once the free data offer ends on March 31st, 2017. But Reliance isn’t completely done with its boutique of offers. […]

     
 
 

One Company to Serve them All: Is Bundling Coming to India?

One Company to Serve them All: Is Bundling Coming to India?

In the past, at least when it came to our digital lives, Indians could use a wide variety of companies for their different needs. Even now, you might be using Tata Sky for watching TV, BSNL for broadband, Airtel for cellular services, Samsung for your smartphone, and so on. Similarly, when it comes to buying online, you might be using […]

 
     
 
 

Reliance Jio Partners with Samsung for Bringing 5G to India

Reliance Jio Partners with Samsung for Bringing 5G to India

While users continue to struggle with establishing 4G connections on Reliance Jio’s network, the telecom operator has extended its alliance with Samsung for bringing 5G bands to India. The announcement took place at the biggest mobile trade show, MWC held in Barcelona, Spain. Furthermore, the Korean giant has launched a new initiative, “I&G (Infill & Growth) Project” which will assist the […]

     
 
 

Yes, Prime Member: What Reliance Jio’s Rs 303 Plan Could Mean!

Yes, Prime Member: What Reliance Jio’s Rs 303 Plan Could Mean!

There’s no doubt that Jio has come a long way since its launch on September 5th, barring certain long distance calling issues with Airtel. POI issues are now all but over. The network has started getting back at least some of its speed (which it had seemed to have lost) when the daily data cap was revised from 4 GB […]

 
     
 
 

The Power of Three: Why the Vodafone-Idea Merger is Not a Good Idea, Sirji

The Power of Three: Why the Vodafone-Idea Merger is Not a Good Idea, Sirji

Consolidation has been the theme of the Indian telecom industry for the past few years. It started with Loop trying to sell its Mumbai operations to Airtel but failing to do so because of issues DoT had with Loop customers being transferred to Airtel. The deal with Airtel fell apart but Loop nonetheless packed its bags and left Mumbai as […]

 
     
 
 

Why a VoLTE Feature Phone Makes Sense for Reliance Jio

Why a VoLTE Feature Phone Makes Sense for Reliance Jio

It has been almost four and a half months since Jio launched its services to the public. According to RIL’s latest Q3 financial report, Jio’s subscriber base has reached 72.4 million as of December 31st, 2016. I’m pretty sure that before their free offer ends on March 31st, 2017, Jio would have more than 100 million SIMs sold. One would […]