India Telecom News

MTS markets affordable smartphones
Gurgaon, Oct 4 : Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL) that nationally operates its telecom services under MTS brand, on Tuesday announced the market roll out of affordable Android Smartphones - MTS Livewire and MTS MTAG 3.1- aimed at the tech savvy youth. Read Full Story

TRAI curbs pesky SMS from today
New Delhi, Sept 27 : The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) imposed a limit on the number of SMS-es anyone can send in bulk in day to protect the consumers from the menace of unsolicited marketing and choking of incoming message boxes of mobile phones. Read Full Story

"Leverage synergies between IT and telecom "
Mumbai, Sept 23 : Information and telecommunication technologies offer tremendous untapped potential that can be leveraged to curb corruption and ensure good governance at all levels in public life, apex industry body ASSOCHAM said on Friday. Read Full Story

Essar selects Tata for voice termination
Mumbai, Sept 22 : Tata Communications, a global communications service provider, and Essar Telecom Kenya (yuMobile), a unit of Essar Group, on Thursday announced the signing of a mutually beneficial strategic sourcing agreement. Read Full Story

SICT Mobiles unveil low-priced handsets
New Delhi, Sept 22 : China-based SICT Mobiles has introduced low-priced dual sim iV 128 handset in India. Read Full Story

Merger was according to rules: Uninor
Kolkata, Sept 14 : Cellphone carrier Uninor on Wednesday said that it had adhered to all protocols while merging its eight separate units, through which it had acquired pan-India mobile licenses in 2008, prior to its launch. Read Full Story

Vodafone Blue prioritizes Facebook
Kolkata, Sept 6 : Vodafone Essar, one of India's leading telecommunications service providers, on Tuesday launched a new phone -Vodafone Blue-in collaboration with popular social networking site Facebook. Read Full Story

Telemarketing calls to be filtered: TRAI
New Delhi, Sept 5: A new legislation to filter telemarketers and provide relief to millions of telecoms subscribers will come into force finally on Sept. 27, after a number of postponements, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said on Monday. Read Full Story

IMImobile breaks language barrier
Hyderabad, Sept 5 : IMImobile, a next-generation end-to-end enabler of Mobile Value Added Services, on Monday announced the launch of a service, My SMS, which breaks the language barrier in India. Read Full Story

HTC unveils phones with glasses-free 3D
Hyderabad, Aug 30: HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, on Tuesday unveiled HTC EVO 3D based on Snapdragon S3 mobile processor at Qualcomm's signature event, India On 2011. Read Full Story

Vodafone offers Rakhi, I-Day messages
Kolkata, Aug 12 : Vodafone Essar, one of India's leading telecommunication service providers, on Friday announced its special SMS service to avail Raskhabandhan and Independence Day messages and greetings. Read Full Story

Airtel rolls out 3G in Asansol, Burdawan
Kolkata, Aug 10: Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company, on Wednesday announced the availability of its 3G services in West Bengal's Asansol, Burdawan, Chittaranjan, Kulti and Raniganj. Read Full Story

Motorola launches three new phones
Mumbai, Aug 10 : Motorola Mobility India Private Limited, a leading mobile phone maker, on Wednesday launched three new dual-SIM handsets in India. Read Full Story

India ranks 109 in terms of internet connectivity speed
Bangalore, July 30 : India ranks #17 globally in terms of unique IP addresses, #7 in terms of attack traffic origination, #109 in terms of connectivity speed,according to a latest report. Read Full Story

Nokia C3 comes free with Xylys watch
Kolkata, July 29 : Premium brand of Swiss made watches from Titan Industries Ltd, Xylys, on Friday announced it will offer its customers a Nokia C3 mobile phone with selected purchase. Read Full Story

Nokia, Micromax pick telecom awards
New Delhi, July 28 :The Indian telecom industry joined by the chairman of Telecom Commission R Chandrashekhar celebrated its achievements for the year 2010-11 here late Wednesday evening by recognizing key industry leaders and companies that had excelled to together clocking revenues of US USD 63 billion (Rs. 283,207 crore) at the 12th Voice and Data 100 awards ceremony. Read Full Story

Maxx launches slider touch phone
Mumbai, July 26 : MAXX Mobiles, one of India's largest homegrown mobile phone companies, on Tuesday launched a slider touch phone- MAXX SOUL (MS727). Read Full Story

Cellular services grow 16.6pc in 2010-11
New Delhi, July 24 : The Indian telecom services industry that faced grave accusations of scams last fiscal, put up a brave fight to grow at 14.9pc and post revenues of Rs 166,168 crore in FY1010-11, up from previous year's earnings of Rs. 1,44,600 crore. Read Full Story

HTC, Tata Docomo join hands for Chacha
Hyderabad, July 20 : HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, and Tata DOCOMO, the GSM arm of Tata Teleservices Limited, on Wednesday announced the launch of the HTC ChaCha in India. Read Full Story

MTS gets blueprint for superfast internet highways
Gurgaon, July 14 : Telecom giant Sistema Shyam TeleServices that nationally provides telecom services under the brand MTS, on Thursday announced the launch of seamless HSD connectivity across the 265 KM long Delhi - Jaipur stretch of National Highway 08. Read Full Story

Indian telecom equipment revenues drop 2.5pc
New Delhi, June 22 : Revenues of the Indian telecom equipment industry plunged 2.52pc to touch Rs 1,17,039 crore in 2010-11, from Rs 1,20,069 crore in FY2009-10, according to an annual survey by telecom industry journal Voice and Data. Read Full Story

MAXX launches phones for style-savvy
Mumbai, June 20 : MAXX Mobiles, one of India's largest homegrown mobile phone companies, on Monday launched a new slider QWERTY keypad phone - MAXX Vista (MS502), in three color themes of pink, orange and blue. Read Full Story

HTC unveils multimedia 'superphone'
Hyderabad, June 16 : HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, on Thursday introduced Sensation, a smartphone with Watch video service. Read Full Story

MTS launches free data cards for postpaid customers
Gurgaon, June 13 : Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL), that nationally operates its telecom services under the MTS brand, announced the launch of free MBlaze data cards for its postpaid customers here on Monday. Read Full Story

Airtel hides behind industry association: Greenpeace
New Delhi, June 10 : Talks between environmental organization Greenpeace and telecom giant Airtel on Friday failed as the telecom operator refused to commit to a timeline to disclose its carbon emissions and phase out diesel from its telecom tower operations. Read Full Story

2G probe: CBI blasts Raja, vindicates Tata
New Delhi, June 9 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) through its probe into the 2G spectrum scandal has found no wrongdoing by Tata Teleservices, however, has stated that jailed minister Andimuthu Raja threatened officials to favour chosen telcos, media reports said on Thursday. Read Full Story

SSTL net loss widens 63 pct
New Delhi, June 8 : Mobile carrier Sistema-Shyam TeleServices Ltd (SSTL), which operates the MTS brand, on Tuesday said its net loss rose by 63 per cent to Rs 666.4 crore for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. Read Full Story

67pc like to use 3G on prepaid: Survey
Kolkata, June 8 : Indian mobile operators need to be more versatile when it comes to addressing mobile consumers' connectivity needs so as to retain the competitive edge in an overcrowded market, says Deloitte in India's Mobile Consumption Survey 2011. Read Full Story

Nokia launches two handsets
Kolkata, Jun 6 : Mobile phone creators Nokia unveiled two new handsets-Nokia C 2-00 Dual sim internet and Nokia X1-01 Dual Sim music phones for the Indian market on Monday in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Tata DOCOMO introduces 3G Wi-Fi Hub
Hyderabad: June 1 : Tata DOCOMO, the GSM brand of Tata Teleservices Limited, India's fastest-growing dual-technology telecom service provider, on Wednesday announced the launch of a revolutionary internet access device-3G Wi-Fi Hub-enabling multiple users and devices to share wireless Internet access and stay connected on the go. Read Full Story

MTS provides one half paisa/sec for lifetime
Gurgaon, May 30 : Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL) that nationally operates its telecom services under the MTS brand with over 11 million wireless customers, on Monday announced that it has become the first telecom operator in the country to launch ½ paisa per second tariff for lifetime on all local and national outgoing calls made to any telecom network. Read Full Story

India ready for 4G by 2012, say experts
New Delhi, May 27 : India is all set to move on from 3G to 4G, technically known as Long Term Evolution in mobile broadband, leading industry and technology experts said at LTE India 2011 international conference organized by Bharat Exhibitions on Friday. Read Full Story

Vodafone offers prepaid roaming between WB and Assam
Kolkata, May 27 : Vodafone Essar, one of India's leading cellular service providers, on Friday started the Prepaid Roaming Facility for the customers of Kolkata, Rest of Bengal travelling to Assam and North East. Read Full Story

Bharti Airtel launches iPhone 4 in India
Kolkata, May 27 : Mobile major Bharti Airtel on Friday announced the launch of the much anticipated iPhone 4 in India. Read Full Story

iPhone 4 to launch in India on May 27
New Delhi, May 25 : Apple's hugely popular iPhone 4 will finally hit store shelves in India on Friday, nearly a year after the smartphone was launched in the U.S. and three months before the next generation of device is expected to be released there. Read Full Story

Airtel partners with Bank of Ceylon
Colombo, May 12 : Mobile service provider Bharti Airtel Lanka, together with Bank of Ceylon and Ceylon's mobile payment facility BOC Paymate, on Thursday announced the launch of the MCommerce solution to all its subscribers in Sri Lanka. Read Full Story

Renesas Mobile gets new R and D centre
Bangalore, May 11 : Renesas Mobile Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced cellular platforms, on Wednesday announced the inauguration of its research and development (R and D) centre in Bangalore, which develops 2G, 3G and 4G modem technologies. Read Full Story

MTS slashes calling rates to US, Canada and UK
Gurgaon, May 11 : Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd (SSTL), which nationally operates its telecom services under the MTS brand and has over 10 million wireless customers, has slashed calling rates to US, Canada and UK. Read Full Story

Nokia announces free download offer
Mumbai, May 7: Mobile phone manufacturer Nokia India announced a data offer for entry consumers on its C1-01set that will enable users to download free content. Read Full Story

2G: ED to attach properties of telecom cos
New Delhi, Apr 27 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that properties of companies named in the 2G spectrum allocation scam will be attached within two months. Read Full Story

E-mag on telecoms industry launched
New Delhi, Apr 26 : AB Media ventures launched, the first Indian online business-to-business telecoms publication to cover emerging markets extensively. Read Full Story

Intex unveils phone for visually impaired
Mumbai, Apr 19 : Digital major Intex Technologies on Tuesday announced the launch of Intex Vision -a mobile phone especially designed for visually impaired. Read Full Story

MTS unveils its Green Data Centre
Noida, Apr 18 : MTS, the mobile telephony services brand of Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd (SSTL), on Monday announced the launch of an eco-friendly Data Center in Noida, National Capital Region (NCR). Read Full Story

Ranbir Kapoor to endorse Tata Docomo
Hyderabad, Apr 7 : Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor has added Tata Docomo to his endorsement kitty. Read Full Story

Tata DOCOMO launches SongShare
Hyderabad, Apr 6: To bolster the VAS portfolio, Tata DOCOMO, the GSM brand of Tata Teleservices, has launched an innovative application 'Songshare' on popular social networking site Facebook, under its Call Me Tunes (CMT) service. Read Full Story

Spice Mobility gets pocket projector phone
Mumbai, Apr 5: Spice Mobility, India's leading mobility company, has launched Spice Popkorn, a projector phone that can make movie watching, Live TV experience and document viewing possible anytime, anywhere and on any surface. Read Full Story

Low turnout shadows India's MNP fairytale
By Divyanshu Dutta Roy, Kolkata, Mar 31: India's mobile number portability story, one that promised unprecedented freedom to the country's close-to-a-billion cellphone users, is in trouble as initial numbers indicate a disdainful attendance to the uber-hyped party. Read Full Story

Vodafone to acquire Essar's stake in JV
New Delhi, Mar 31 : Vodafone, a leading mobile communications group, on Thursday announced that it will acquire Essar Group's stake in the Joint Venture (JV) for USUSD 5 billion. Read Full Story

Samsung launches GALAXY smartphones
Kolkata, Mar 30 : Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, on Wednesday announced the extension of the GALAXY family with the launch of Samsung GALAXY Ace, GALAXY Fit and GALAXY POP Smartphones. Read Full Story

SSTL allots shares to Russian Federation
Gurgaon, Mar 30 : Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd (SSTL), leading telecom service provider, on Wednesday announced the allotment of shares to the Russian Federation (RF). Read Full Story

UN ties with firms to restore communication after disaster
New York, Mar 30 : The United Nations telecommunications agency on Tuesday announced that it has reached agreement with two international satellite organizations to expedite the restoration of vital telecommunications services in the aftermath of natural disasters. Read Full Story

2G Scam: PAC to quiz Tata, Ambani, Radia
New Delhi, Mar 28 : Industrialists Ratan Tata and Anil Ambani are expected to be quizzed by the Indian Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) over the 2G telecoms spectrum scam, said statements from their companies on Monday. Read Full Story

Telecom industry to discuss Managed Services
New Delhi, Mar 28 : All the major Telecom Operators along with the Leading Companies engaged in Managed Services in India will be congregating at an exclusive event on Managed Services, '3rd Managed Services India 2011',one- day International Conference, which will be held on April 8 at The Lalit, New Delhi. Read Full Story

Tatas accuse DoT of delaying VSNL surplus land demreger
New Delhi, Mar 24 : The Tatas on Thursday denied of delaying demerger of surplus land of former telecom major VSNL and hit back at the Telecom ministry for not responding to its repeated attempts since 2005 to seal the fate of the unused land. Read Full Story

Indian Air Force warriors to have 3G connectivity
New Delhi, Mar 14 : Reaping payoffs of the AFNET (Air Force Network), IAF (Indian Air Force) air warriors will henceforth, remain connected at all times by the IAF's exclusive Wideband CDMA-based 3G portable wireless network, to be operational in June, this year. Read Full Story

Vodafone launches WiFi device in India
Mumbai, Mar 14 : Vodafone Essar, one of India's leading cellular service providers, on Monday announced the launch of Vodafone R201- a unique mobile Wi-Fi device in India. Read Full Story

TTL, Jet Airways enter exclusive partnership
Hyderabad, Mar 3 : Tata Teleservices Limited, the country's fastest-growing dual-technology telecom service provider, and Jet Airways, India's leading airline, have entered into an exclusive partnership to offer something unique for members of JetPrivilege, Jet Airways' award-winning Frequent Flyer Program. Read Full Story

Aircell launches 3G services in Kashmir
Srinagar, Mar 1 : Aircell Communications on Tuesday launched its 3G services in the Kashmir Valley, the second private service provider to do so. Read Full Story

Arun Shourie drags Maran in 2G controversy
New Delhi, Feb 25 : Former telecom minister Arun Shourie, who on Friday appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the 2G scam probe, said it was in the time of Dayanidhi Maran in the ministry that some new guidelines were incorporated without the recommendations of the regulatory body TRAI. Read Full Story

CBI starts questioning Shourie on 2G scam
New Delhi, Feb 25 : Former telecom minister Arun Shourie on Friday presented himself before a group of officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam. Read Full Story

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