New Delhi, Nov 26 : India is set to have more than half a billion (500 million) unique mobile subscribers, or actual individual subscribers, by 2015-end, thanks to affordable devices, easy tariff and digital literacy drives, a study by GSM telecom players global body GSMA said on Thursday.
Hyderabad, Nov 19 : As many as 94 percent of Indian netizens surveyed by a telecom service provider feel that internet has improved their lives while 40 percent think spreading rumours was the most annoying internet habit among Indian netizens.
New Delhi, Nov 10 : The Indian telecom watchdog feels that mobile towers do not have an unlimited capacity for handling the current network load and there is an urgent need to increase the number of towers.
New Delhi, Nov 5 : Truecaller, an app that helps identify unknown numbers and also block spam calls, on Thursday said it has reached the 200-million user milestone, doubling its user base in less than 10 months.
Mumbai, Nov 5 : Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said the penalty for call drops announced by the telecom regulator will be implemented as decided.
New Delhi, Oct 29 : The Indian telecom watchdog's decision to impose a penalty of Re.1 for dropped calls from January 1 next year will stand as of now, an official said on Thursday.
New Delhi, Oct 16 : India's telecom watchdog on Friday said mobile phone operators have to compensate subscribers on call drops from January 1 next year at the rate of a rupee for each such failure -- a decision that has left the industry upset with legal help kept as an option.
New Delhi, Oct 10 : Truecaller, an app that helps identify unknown numbers and also block spam calls, has said it is looking to engage with small and medium businesses (SMBs) and startups to expand its footprint in India.
New Delhi, Oct 8 : Truecaller, an app that helps identify unknown numbers and also block spam calls, said on Thursday that its user base in India has crossed the 100-million-mark.
Kolkata, Sep 30 : Telecom operator Aircel on Wednesday said expansion of its towers network would address the issue of call drops and it will roll-out such 13,000 such sites by the end of this year.
New Delhi, Sep 28 : Aiming to address the issue of call drops, the government has conducted a special audit of cell towers and said that of 34,600 cell towers operating poorly, about 16,962 have improved their performance and the rest are in progress.
Patna, Sep 27 : Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday asserted that telecom operators have been told to shape up on the issue of the growing problem of call drops and that the situation was improving.
New Delhi, Sep 24 : Stockholm-based call utility services Truecaller on Thursday said it had launched a new caller availability feature in its Truedialer app.
Mumbai, Sep 24 : India's third largest mobile operator Idea Cellular on Thursday said it was shifting 1.5 million prepaid customers to a per second billing plan (PSB).
New Delhi, Sep 15 : Global telecoms and technology firm, New Call Telecom, on Tuesday announced it has been granted permission by India's Foreign Investments Promotion Board to acquire public Wi-Fi provider Ozone Networks.
New Delhi, Sep 9 : Aiming to end the call drop menace, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will conduct another test drive to measure the quality of telecom services in the next two weeks, its chairman R.S. Sharma said here on Wednesday.
Gurgaon, Sep 7 : State-run telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) on Monday decided to upgrade landline broadband speed to minimum 2 Mbps at no additional cost for broadband customers on pan-India basis from October 1.
New Delhi, Sep 1 : The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 100.20 crore at the end of May 2015 to 100.69 crore at the end of June, showing a monthly growth rate of 0.49 percent, data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said here on Tuesday.
New Delhi, Aug 30 : Telecom operators Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular have hiked charges for post-paid customers by 20 percent in various circles, including the national capital.
New Delhi, Aug 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed serious concern over the issue of "call drops" and asked officials about steps those were being taken to address this problem.
New Delhi, Aug 19 : Mobile connections in India will grow to 880 million in 2015 -- an increase of five percent from 837 million connections in 2014 -- and spending on mobile services will grow four percent to reach USD21.4 billion in 2015, information technology research and advisory company Gartner Inc. said on Wednesday.
Hyderabad, Aug 17 : Tata Docomo, the unified brand of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL) , announced the launch of an exciting new plan at Rs 201, for its pre-pay GSM customers.
New Delhi, Aug 12 : The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 970.97 million at the end of December 2014 to 996.49 million at the end of March 2015, registering a growth of 2.63 percent over the previous quarter, official data showed here on Wednesday.
Kolkata, August 11 : Tata Docomo announced the launch of a new plan at Rs 201 for its Pre-paid GSM customers in Kolkata on Tuesday.
New Delhi, Aug 9 : In a bid to address the annoying problem of call drops and optimise usage of scarce spectrum, the state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has started talks with five telecom firms for intra-circle roaming, its chairman and managing director Anupam Shrivastava has said.
New Delhi, Aug 7 : India's telecom regulator TRAI on Friday made it mandatory for telecom operators to issue notices in form of USSD or SMS about data usage to its customers at regular intervals.
New Delhi, Aug 6 : Hitting out at the government for not doing enough to move the country's telecom sector ahead, Indian telecom sector regulator's former chairman Rahul Khullar, on Thursday said policy paralysis still continues in the department of telecom (DoT).
Gurgaon, Aug 6 : India's top telecom service provider Bharti Airtel on Thursday said it has commercially launched its fourth generation (4G) communications services in 296 towns across the country.
New Delhi, Aug 4 : The government on Tuesday asked the internet service providers (ISP) to review the ban on 857 websites, which were blocked as pornography sites and lift the ban on non-porn ones.
New Delhi, Aug 4 : At the end of a year since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office, the telecommunications ministry sent out a series of tweets , putting forward its achievements. Here are three problems we found with the claims.
New Delhi, July 30 : State-run telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) will invest Rs.6,000 crore over the next three years to set up some 40,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the country, its chairman-cum-managing director Anupam Shrivastava has said.
New Delhi, July 27 : IT Secretary Ram Sewak Sharma has been appointed as the new Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) vhairman, according to official sources.
Kolkata, July 23 : Aircel, a telecom service provider, on Thursday launched a new product, offering free Voice calling on Data recharges to its customers across the country.
New Delhi, July 22 : The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has asked all mobile phone-service providers to submit a report on action taken by them to address the call drop issue by July 31.
New Delhi, July 22 : Idea Cellular added 1.62 million new subscribers in June, the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) said on Wednesday.
New Delhi, July 19 : State-run telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is all set to hive off its towers business into a separate subsidiary, the valuation of which could be in the region of Rs.20,000 crore (USD3 billion) , chairman-cum-managing director Anupam Shrivastava has said.
Hyderabad: July 17 : Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL) announced the launch of new exciting roaming plans for its post-pay and pre-pay customers across all circles.
New Delhi, July 16 : In a bid to beat the call drop menace, Bharti Airtel has written to its customers to help the company find suitable places to construct mobile towers in their localities.
New Delhi, July 16 : In a move that can end the free regime for domestic calls made through Internet messenger services such as WhatsApp, Viber and Skype, an official panel has suggested that they be benchmarked against regular telecom service providers for tariff and regulation.
New Delhi, July 11 : The total number of telephone connections in India crossed one billion mark in May, data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said here on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar, July 9 : Union Communications and Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday launched the BSNL Wi-Fi service in Puri town.
New Delhi, July 7 : Recommendations are awaited from the sector watchdog on penalising or incentivising telecom operators on service quality but there is a urgent need for firms to upgrade infrastructure to tackle the call drop menace, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday.
Kolkata, July 6 : State-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) on Monday said it will be rolling out optical-fibre connectivity to 2,503 gram panchayats in West Bengal by 2016.
New Delhi / Kolkata, July 3 : Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL), has announced the launch of National Mobile Number Portability (MNP).
New Delhi, Jul 3 : Much awaited Nationwide mobile number portability will be rolled out on Friday. Mobile number portability will allow users to keep existing mobile phone number even when after switching to a different city.
New Delhi / Kolkata, July 2 : Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL) has announced the launch of National Mobile Number Portability (MNP) from Friday.
New Delhi, July 2 : Telecom service providers were on Thursday all set to roll out pan-India mobile number portability (MNP) from July 3 in line with the government mandate, thus enabling customers across the country to retain their mobile phone numbers while relocating between states.
Indore, June 29 : Mobile operator in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Idea Cellular, has recorded over 2 Crore customers on its network in the region.
Udhampur, June 26 : The highest mobile tower in Eastern Ladakh at an altitude of 16000 feet has been operationalised on Friday in a joint effort by the BSNL and the Indian Army.
Mumbhai, June 24 : Telecommunications service providers Vodafone India continued its endeavour to boost adoption of 3G data has launched an exclusive free 3G DATA offer in Mumbai.
Kolkata, June 22 : Celebrating the month of Ramzaan, Aircel has launched 'Ramzaan Mubarak Offer' for the festive occasion offering voice calling and data benefits.
New Delhi, June 20 : The number of broadband subscribers increased from 99.20 million at the end of March 2015 to 100.76 million at the end of April 2015 with a monthly growth rate of 1.57 percent, recent data released by the telecom regulator said here.
New Delhi, June 16 : India will have at least 1.4 billion mobile subscribers by 2020, resulting in a population penetration of 100 percent, says a report released by Swedish communication technology and services provider Ericsson.
Kolkata, June 10 : Aircel on Wednesday announced the launch of its innovative offering for South-'Five States, One Rate'.
Chennai, June 10 : Aircel subscribers in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana and Puducherry will not be charged for incoming calls while they are travelling within these states, a senior official said on Wednesday.
New Delhi, June 2 : The state-run telecom Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited will offer free national roaming from June 15.
Srinagar, June 1 : No pre-paid BSNL cellphone subscriber could recharge his/her phone in the valley on Monday after all the five main retail franchise outlets of BSNL in the Kashmir Valley shut down their operations.
New Delhi, May 21 : Call drops will continue to happen unless new mobile towers are allowed to come up, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.
Mumbai, May 16 : Bharti Airtel on Saturday launched its fourth generation (4G) trials, exclusively for its existing customers here, a company statement said.
Kolkata, May 13 : Telecom operator, Idea Cellular on Wednesday said it is planning to launch its own 3G services in Kolkata during October-December this year and has thought of investing Rs.380 crore in the state to strengthen its network.