3G

  • 3G services to cover 90 per cent of A-grade circles by 2015: Ericsson July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operators have increased spending on expanding 3G services and 90 per cent of five service areas, including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, will be covered by the end of next year, equipment maker Ericsson says. "Telecom operators are now spending on increasing their 3G network coverage. We expect that...
  • Vodafone doubles its mobile Internet rates for 2G, 3G subscribers June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Vodafone India has doubled its mobile Internet rates for 2G and 3G customers across the country, and it is being implemented in a phased manner. The new rates for pay-as-you-go (PAYG) pre-paid and post paid users are 4 paisa per 10 KB, as compared to 2 paisa per 10...
  • Idea launches new Android-powered 3G smartphone at Rs 4,999 June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Extending its portfolio of 3G smartphones to 16, Idea Cellular launched another device for Rs 4,999, which comes bundled with data benefits. The country's third largest operator has already sold over 7 lakh devices from its earlier range of 3G smartphones. "Idea is the only mobile operator in...
  • Intex Aqua 3G with 4-inch display, Android Jelly Bean launched in India at Rs 3,555 June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Intex has launched its new smartphone named Aqua 3G in India. The Intex Aqua 3G has a 4-inch (800x480 pixels) display and is priced at Rs 3,555. This 3G smartphone has dual SIM capabilities and comes in three colours - black, silver, and white. The smartphone is powered by...
  • RCom expands 3G services to 18 circles June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Reliance Communications has extended 3G services to 18 more circles across the country. At present, the company has the largest 3G footprint in the country with a presence in 13 circles. "We are delighted to launch 3G footprint across 18 service areas in India, which makes our...
  • Airtel launches 3G services in parts of Punjab May 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: Telecom major Bharti Airtel launched 3G mobile internet service for its users in parts of Punjab. The facility was made available to Airtel users after the company signed Intra Circle Roaming (ICR) pact with other operators who had the license for providing the services in the state. Airtel does not possess...
  • Idea to offer its own 3G services in Delhi by March 2015 May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Idea Cellular, the country's third largest telecom operator, will use its own network for offering 3G services in the lucrative Delhi circle from early next year. The operator, at present, is offering 3G services in the region through intra-circle roaming pacts with Airtel and...
  • Vodafone, Airtel, Idea resume 3G services in all circles May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operators Vodafone and Idea Cellular said they will resume 3G services in circles where they don't have spectrum through intra-circle roaming (ICR) pacts with other operators. Bharti Airtel has also announced resumption of its 3G services in circles where it don't have spectrum. ...
  • Airtel to resume 3G services from May 5 May 4, 2014

    Kolkata: After telecom tribunal TDSAT upheld their plea to provide 3G intra-circle roaming services, Airtel today announced the resumption of its 3G services in eight circles. In a statement, the service provider said 3G roaming services would now be available in Haryana, Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala, MPCG (Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh), Gujarat,...
  • Tribunal overturns government ban on 3G roaming pacts April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The telecommunication tribunal on Tuesday ruled in favour of leading mobile phone carriers who had challenged a government ban on pacts between them to provide 3G services beyond their licenced zones, a lawyer on the case said. Bharti Airtel Ltd, Vodafone Group Plc's local unit and Idea Cellular were...
  • Reliance, Tata, Aircel tie up to provide 3G services to customers April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Reliance Communications today announced a tripartite agreement with Tata Teleservices and Aircel to provide 3G roaming services to each others customers using their network across country. RCom and Aircel have permits for 3G services in 13 out of 22 service areas while Tata Teleservices has permit...
  • Nokia, Airtel partner to offer free 3G data to Nokia X users April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Finnish handset giant Nokia has partnered country's largest private telecom firm Bharti Airtel to offer 500 MB 3G data per month for three months for buyers of its recently launched Nokia X Android-powered smartphone. Customers in non-3G circles can enjoy the same benefit on 2G data, the handset...
  • 3G spectrum auction after new government takes charge: Trai February 11, 2014

    The 3G spectrum in 2100 Mhz band should be made available by June and be auctioned immediately after the new government takes charge, Trai Chairman Rahul Khullar said on Tuesday. "You should be planning now what you are going to do in next 3-4 years from now. One is get 2100...
  • 5G network is going to be awesome. Here's why February 10, 2014

    As people across the world get used to the fourth generation (4G) mobile technology, companies have started working on the fifth generation (5G), which is likely to be available for use by 2020. Here is how fast the 5G network would be. ...
  • Global smartphone users to touch 1.75 billion in 2014: Report January 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Aided by growing adoption of smartphones, especially in emerging markets, global smartphone users are expected to touch 1.75 billion this year, market research firm eMarketer said. The firm also pegged global mobile phone users to reach 4.55 billion in 2014. ...
  • Lava 3G 402+ with 4-inch display, dual-core CPU launched in India at Rs 6,499 December 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Lava introduced its new smartphone - 3G 402+ - which has a 4-inch WVGA screen. The phone is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 512MB of RAM - an upgrade from 256MB in 3G 402. The Lava 32G 402+ is the successor to the Lava 3G 402. The...
  • Reliance Jio, Airtel join hands for sharing infrastructure December 10, 2013

    Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm and Sunil Mittal-headed Bharti Airtel on Tuesday announced a comprehensive arrangement for sharing telecom infrastructure, a partnership that will help them reduce costs they incur on their respective networks. "This (arrangement) will include optic fibre network inter and intra city, submarine cable networks, towers and internet...
  • Good, bad, invisible: Movies you watched, missed in March-April November 18, 2013

    New Delhi: As the year 2013 nears its end, we give you an insight into Bollywood films - both the hits and misses at the box office. While many films were trashed by critics, there have been a few that proved lucky for the industry and raked in the moolah....
  • Videocon launches voice-calling VT85C tablet at Rs 8,999 November 14, 2013

    Chennai: Videocon Mobile Phones, a Videocon Group company, as part of expanding its offerings in budget tablet segment, has launched 3G-calling tablet Videocon VT85C at Rs 8,999. Equipped with 7" display, the Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) enabled VT85C tablet is powered by a dual-core Cortex A9 processor....
  • Air Force launches 3G network for staff, calls it AFCEL October 26, 2013

    he Indian Air Force on Friday launched a 3G network for its staff, becoming the first among the forces to have a 3G network. The network, named AFCEL (Air Force Cellular), will provide a secure 3G network for communication to air force staff. "We are taking a quantum leap forward in our...
  • Apple offers iPhone trade-in program, lets you exchange your old model August 31, 2013

    Los Angeles: Excited about the new iPhone expected to be unveiled Sept. 10? Apple will now join others in allowing you to trade in your old model. The company said starting Friday that it would give customers credit for functioning older models at Apple Stores. The credit can be used toward...
  • Airtel conducts trials for providing low-cost 3G services August 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel today said it along with SoftBank Mobile has successfully conducted field trial of a technology that provides cost-efficient 3G phone services using a communications satellite as a transmission line. The field trial was conducted in actual environment in Kenya. "This technology is critically important to...
  • Rajasthan BSNL offers free data roaming for 3G prepaid customers August 18, 2013

    Jaipur: Rajasthan BSNL has announced a "free data roaming" for its 3G pre-paid customers anywhere in the country besides reduction in such tariff plans. The charges for 1GB data download has been reduced from Rs 250 to Rs 139 to prepaid customers from Independence Day, BSNL GM (Marketing) Rajasthan...
  • Lava 3G 356, 3G 402 smartphones launched at Rs 4,499 and Rs 5,499 August 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Lava has announced the launch of its two new entry-level 3G handsets - the Lava 3G 356 and Lava 3G 402 - which are priced at Rs 4,499 and Rs 5,499, respectively. The Lava 3G 356 is powered by a dual-core processor and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean...
  • Reliance Communications halves 3G data price July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Reliance Communications, India's third-biggest mobile phone carrier by customers, has cut the price of third-generation data services by half, Gurdeep Singh, head of the company's mobile business, said on Thursday. Only about 5 per cent of India's 850 million mobile users have subscribed to 3G services, which are estimated...
  • Vodafone says paid no UK corporation tax in two years June 8, 2013

    London: Vodafone Group Plc said it paid no corporation tax in Britain for the year to March 2013, prompting fresh criticism from campaigners who have made the UK mobile telephone group a target in the debate on corporate tax payments. Revelations of profit shifting by big companies have provoked anger...
  • 3G case: HC issues notices to Idea Cellular, others May 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response from Idea Cellular Ltd (ICL) and its chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla on a contempt petition against the telecom major for allegedly disobeying its earlier order by providing 3G services to new customers in circles where it lacks the requisite licences. Justice...