Tariff War : Operators cut Tariffs to Match Reliance Jio’s low data rates

After Reliance Jio announced its tariff plans, all the operators are now in rush to match Jio’s tariff plans. Reliance Jio had promised 1 GB of Free 4G Data with unlimited voice calls and SMS facility at just ₹ 303 for 28 days for Jio Prime users. Normal Jio users can upgrade to Jio Prime simply by paying a one-time fee of ₹ 99. Now, all the other operators have started announcing new tariff plans between ₹ 340…

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Reliance Jio offers best coverage, but trails behind Airtel in 4G Speeds : Credit Suisse

As per TRAI’s latest report, Reliance Jio emerged as India’s leading broadband service provider with 23.9% of the market share. Now, a new report from the released by financial services company Credit Suisse claims that Reliance Jio has maximum network coverage but its 4G speed trails behind Airtel. As per the report, Bharti Airtel provides the best 4G speed with over 12 Mbps; while the speeds of Jio, Idea Cellular and Vodafone clocked at around…

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Reliance Jio becomes India’s leading Broadband Service Provider

As per TRAI‘s report, Mukhesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio emerged as India’s leading Broadband Service Provider for the month of November 2016. According to the data, India’s top 5 service providers constituted 82.39% market share of the total broadband subscribers. Reliance Jio topped the chart with 52.23 million subscribers. Followed by Bharti Airtel with 43.93 million subscribers, Vodafone with 34.88 million subscribers, Idea Cellular with 28.40 million subscribers and BSNL with 20.39 million subscribers. As…

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Vodafone Rolls Out 4G Services in Kolkata

Vodafone India launches its 4G services in the City of Joy, Kolkata. With this, Kolkata becomes the first metro city where the telco has rolled out its 4G services. It was the same city which became the launch pad of 4G services in India in 2012. Presently, the services are available in BBD Bag, Park Street, Alipore, Ballygunge, Salt Lake Sector 5, Airport and EM bypass. The roll – out will be completed across the city by…

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Vodafone to launch its 4G services in Kolkata on January 25

India’s second largest telecom operator, Vodafone will launch its 4G services in the City of Joy – Kolkata on 25th January, 2016. Since 2012, Bharti Airtel is the only 4G operator in the circle and Kolkata was the first city to get 4G services. Vodafone has already made its USIM cards available at all the 28 Vodafone Stores across the city. The SIM card is changed using SIMEX process and the entire process up to 4…

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BSNL ‘soft launches’ 4G services in Chandigarh

State-owned telecom operator BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) launched its 4G services in Chandigarh with broadband speed of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps). The company holds 4G spectrum in all the Telecom circles except Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kolkata.  The service has been rolled out non-commercially and will be available to a limited number of BSNL employees. BSNL becomes the first operator in India to provide 4G services in the 2500MHz band….

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Idea launches 4G services Andhra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana

India’s third largest mobile operator, Idea Cellular, has launched 4G services for mobile devices across 5 states in South India – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. The operator is providing its 4G services only in 75 cities in South India and aims to cover all the cities and towns of these states by March 2016. Idea users in those 75 cities can start enjoying 4G services by simply upgrading their existing SIM cards to…

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Airtel 4G goes PAN India, data packs starts at Rs. 25

Bharti Airtel has launched 4G services in 296 towns across India. With this move, Airtel becomes the only service provider to provide PAN India 4G services commercially. The announcement comes in after completing successful trials in a few cities. Bharti Airtel was the first telecom operator to start 4G services in India, having launched its 4G network in Kolkata in April 2012. The company will be offering 4G services at 3G data rates with data…

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Microsoft’s new OTA adds 4G support to selected Lumia phones

Microsoft India has started rolling out a new OTA (Over-The-Air) update to selected Lumia devices which allows them to latch onto the 4G network. The OTA unlocks the 4G support on a software level, which was hidden by the company, despite having the LTE hardware.   These smartphones will only support the FDD – LTE (1800Mhz) band but not the TDD – LTE (2300Mhz). Currently, Airtel 4G works on 2300Mhz band.       The…

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ITU defines 5G network speed; to offer speeds of up to 20Gbps

Another generation of cellular network, 5th Generation Standard of mobile networking has been preliminary defined by the International Telecom Union (ITU). We have seen the introduction of a new generation of mobile network in every decade since the first 1G system, which was introduced in 1981. The first 2G and 3G systems appeared in 1992 and 2001 respectively. 4G systems were standardized in 2012. Before we start discussing about the 5th Generation Standard of mobile…

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