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ACT Fibernet launches high-speed fiber broadband service in Warangal

ACT Fibernet (Atria Convergence Technologies Ltd.) India’s largest fiber-focused wired broadband ISP (Internet Service Provider) and one of the leading fiber broadband player in Hyderabad launched its services in Warangal, Telangana. With the best fiber optic technology and world class futuristic speeds, residents of Warangal can now enjoy high speed internet broadband connectivity to fulfil their business and entertainment needs.

Idea launches 4G services in Kolkata; gives 10GB data for 7 Days during Pujo

Vodafone Idea Ltd., the largest telecom service provider in India, has now made 4G services available to Idea customers in Kolkata metro. During the auspicious Pujo season, Idea has announced an attractive 10GB free data offer, valid for 7 days, for all its customers in the region. The one-time 4G launch data offer, valid till 20th October 2018, can be availed by simply dialing *800*45# from any Idea number on 4G Mobile.

Delhi govt finalises wireless internet hotspot model for free WiFi at public places

The AAP government on Wednesday finalised the wireless internet hotspot model to provide free Wi-Fi in all residential areas and public places in the capital. For long, the government had been unable to select one of the three models — wireless internet hotspot, fibre cable, and internet vouchers — for the purpose. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal gave the go-ahead for the project to the public works department in a high-level meeting

Airtel announces massive network expansion plans for UP and Uttarakhand

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications service provider has announced massive network roll-out plans for Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Uttarakhand with the aim of enhancing customer experience as well as expanding high speed data and voice services to deep rural pockets. As a part of its network expansion program – Project LEAP, during FY 19 Airtel plans to deploy more than 17,313 new mobile sites along with 6,650KMs of fresh optic fiber across the two states.

Four heavy-duty communication satellites to provide fast internet speed by 2019: Isro chief

Tired of slow internet speed in India? Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has assured that by the end of 2019, the country will certainly get high-internet speed with the launch of four heavy-duty communication satellites. Isro chairman K Sivan told TOI, “The launch of four high-throughput satellites will provide the country broadband connectivity of over 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) by next year.

Jio says only Indian telco to offer iPhone eSIM activation for prepaid users

Reliance Jio, the 4G telecom operator said that it is the only service provider in the country to offer eSIM activation for prepaid users. "Jio will exclusively enable the advanced eSIM feature on Apple’s latest iPhones for both Jio prepaid and postpaid users. Currently Jio is the only service provider in the country to offer eSIM activation for prepaid users," Jio said in a statement on Friday.

Government may decide on 4G spectrum allocation to MTNL, BSNL by Dec

The government is expected to decide on spectrum allocation for 4G services to public sector firms BSNL and MTNL by this year-end, telecom minister Manoj Sinha said Tuesday. "I fully agree that survival of BSNL and MTNL without 4G spectrum is tough. There are some decisions of the apex court. We have made a strategy to settle them.

Telecom department to seek approval from Cabinet for BSNL’s 4G rollout

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will soon seek approval from the Cabinet to facilitate the launch of fourth-generation (4G) of mobile services by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), a top official has said. The state-run telco has asked Rs 6,652 crore as equity infusion from the government to help launch the newer technology-based services

Indus Towers restores all its affected mobile towers in Kerala

Telecom infrastructure firm Indus Towers on Thursday said it has restored all its affected mobile towers in flood-hit Kerala. "Indus Towers has managed to restore 2,500 telecom towers in Kerala," Manjush Mathews, CEO - Kerala Circle, Indus Towers, said in a statement. More than 2,500 telecom towers of Indus in flood-hit areas operated on diesel generator support due to power outage.

Huawei 5G transport network key technologies pass EANTC testing

Huawei''s 5G key technologies of CloudMetro solution recently passed rigorous testing by the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC), an internationally recognized independent test center. This indicates that Huawei''s 5G transport of CloudMetro solution is ready for commercial use.

Madurai now powered with ACT Fibernet’s high speed fiber broadband connectivity

ACT Fibernet (Atria Convergence Technologies Ltd.) India’s largest fiber-focused wired broadband ISP (Internet Service Provider) has launched its services in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. As part of this move, ACT Fibernet has introduced broadband plans for both Retail and SOHO (Small office, home office) customers, who can now access high speed fiber broadband connectivity for their entertainment and business needs.

CUTS International organises roundtable entitled Consumer Sovereignty in times of Data Localisation

“The industry will need to adjust to increased cost of data mirroring mandate as its greater benefits are likely to follow”, G.V. Srinivas, Joint Secretary, Cyber Diplomacy, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Mr. Srinivas was speaking at a roundtable entitled Consumer Sovereignty in the times of Data Localisation, organised by CUTS International.

Over 200 4G smartphone models now support Airtel VoLTE

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s leading telecommunications services provider has announced that over 200 4G smartphones now support its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services enabling customers to experience HD quality voice calling and superfast data on a wide range of smartphones on Airtel’s nationwide 4G network.

Cheaper tariffs and network make Jio India’s No. 1 net provider

Buoyed by ‘4Gonly’ services and dirt-cheap data tariffs, Reliance Jio has cornered the lion’s share when it comes to taking Indians online, sailing ahead of old-timers such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and BSNL. Jio’s share in the country’s total internet base of 494 million stood at 37.7% at the end of March 2018 on a total subscriber base of 186.5 million

Airtel announces massive expansion plans for its future-ready network in Rajasthan

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s leading telecommunications service provider, today announced its massive network roll-out plans for FY 2018-19 to further expand its high speed mobile data footprint in Rajasthan. As a part of its network expansion program – Project LEAP, Airtel announced its plans to add more than 9000 new sites in FY 2018-19

Airtel upgrades mobile network to step up voice experience in Odisha

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s leading telecommunications services provider, today said that it has upgraded its mobile network in Odisha to enable a superior voice experience for 4G smartphone users. This will add to the smartphone experience on India’s fastest mobile network. The company has further optimized its 3G network, which carries bulk of the voice traffic for smartphone users, by deploying state of the art network solutions

Connect Broadband deploys NETFLIX Cache Grid at Mohali

In a first of its kind initiative, Connect Broadband, market leader in wire line and broadband services across Punjab, has deployed the Netflix Cache Grid at Mohali. This facility allows Connect Broadband users to directly stream titles from service provider’s network, rather than streaming them from Netflix’s own servers. So the next time you are watching your favorite season,

ACT Fibernet upgrades internet broadband plans in Coimbatore

ACT Fibernet (Atria Convergence Technologies Ltd.) India’s largest fiber-focused wired broadband ISP (Internet Service Provider) recently upgraded the speed and FUP limits for all Retail and SOHO (Small office, home office) broadband plans in Coimbatore beginning 8th August,2018.

Delhi gets free Wi-Fi and high-speed broadband under 'smart city' project

Parts of the national capital will now enjoy free Wi-Fi and high-speed broadband as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched a slew of "smart city" projects on Monday. During the inauguration at the Charkha Park in Connaught Place, Singh said that the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), by successfully launching the smart city initiative,

BSNL to introduce Wi-Fi services in 82 villages

The state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has firmed up its plan to provide Wi-Fi connectivity to 82 more villages of the district by the end of the current fiscal. The telecom major has so far provided Wi-Fi services in 18 villages. Also, the new 82 villages will get Wi-Fi connectivity with 4G speed. Moreover, BSNL has already connected 607 village panchayats in the district with Optical Fibre Cable (OBC).