3G

  • Nokia, Airtel partner to offer free 3G data to Nokia X users 09-04-2014 10:39 AM

    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 11-02-2014 05:06 PM

    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...
  • 5G network is going to be awesome. Here's why 10-02-2014 02:27 PM

    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 19-01-2014 04:02 PM

    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. "The global smartphone audience surpassed the 1 billion...
  • Lava 3G 402+ with 4-inch display, dual-core CPU launched in India at Rs 6,499 22-12-2013 01:13 PM

    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....
  • Reliance Jio, Airtel join hands for sharing infrastructure 10-12-2013 06:36 PM

    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...
  • Good, bad, invisible: Movies you watched, missed in March-April 18-11-2013 02:01 PM

    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 14-11-2013 03:11 PM

    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. It has a...
  • Air Force launches 3G network for staff, calls it AFCEL 26-10-2013 12:03 AM

    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...
  • Apple offers iPhone trade-in program, lets you exchange your old model 31-08-2013 11:09 AM

    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...
  • Airtel conducts trials for providing low-cost 3G services 29-08-2013 04:51 PM

    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 the...
  • Rajasthan BSNL offers free data roaming for 3G prepaid customers 18-08-2013 11:28 AM

    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 Telecom...
  • Lava 3G 356, 3G 402 smartphones launched at Rs 4,499 and Rs 5,499 14-08-2013 11:41 AM

    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 18-07-2013 01:15 PM

    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...
  • Vodafone says paid no UK corporation tax in two years 08-06-2013 09:29 AM

    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 27-05-2013 06:32 PM

    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....
  • Court questions Idea Cellular on illegal 3G services 27-05-2013 05:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday issued contempt notices against telecom company Idea Cellular and its chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla for allegedly disobeying its earlier order by providing 3G services to new customers in areas for which it did not have a licence. Hearing a contempt of court...
  • 3G services: Court issues contempt notices to Idea Cellular 27-05-2013 03:15 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday issued contempt notices against telecom major Idea Cellular Ltd (ICL) and its chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla for allegedly disobeying its earlier order by providing 3G services to new customers in circles where it lacks the requisite licences. Justice Rajiv Shakdhar asked the...
  • 3G: Centre restrained from acting against Vodafone, Idea 12-04-2013 12:42 PM

    New Delhi: In a breather for Vodafone and Idea Cellular, the Delhi High Court on Friday restrained the Centre from taking any "coercive steps" against the telecom majors which have been asked to pay penalty of Rs 550 crore and Rs 300 crore respectively for providing 3G services outside their...
  • Airtel can't provide 3G roaming to new customers: SC 11-04-2013 04:42 PM

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel was on Thursday restrained by the Supreme Court from providing 3G roaming services to new customers in seven circles where it does not have license to do so. The apex court also said that no coercive steps will be taken on the issue of penalty raised...
  • No new 3G customers in unlicenced zones for Airtel: SC 11-04-2013 12:52 PM

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel cannot add new 3G customers in seven zones where it does not own the airwaves and offers the services through pacts with other carriers, the Supreme Court said on Thursday, pending a final ruling in the dispute. Bharti can, however, continue 3G services in the zones...
  • SC to hear appeals filed by Bharti Airtel, Idea and Vodafone in 3G services case 11-04-2013 08:35 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear appeals filed by Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone in response to notices sent to them regarding discontinuation of their 3G services in unlicensed cities. On April 8, the Apex Court had directed the telecom department to not take any 'coercive...
  • 3G: SC asks DoT not to take coercive steps against Airtel 08-04-2013 08:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the government to refrain from taking any "coercive steps" against Bharti Airtel, accused of illegally providing intra-circle roaming facilities in seven circles where it did not have the licences for the 3G spectrum. The apex court also asked the parties to maintain...
  • Airtel approaches SC against Delhi HC order on 3G roaming pact 05-04-2013 06:39 PM

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel on Friday approached the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court's order giving its nod to the Centre's decision holding the 3G roaming pact of the telecom major as illegal. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on March 15 had issued a notification restraining Bharti from providing...
  • Delhi HC lifts stay on govt order against Airtel 3G pact 04-04-2013 07:16 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday lifted a stay order that had allowed telecom giant Bharti Airtel to continue 3G services across circles where it did not hold spectrum. The move will affect the company as it will have to shut down its 3G mobile services in seven...
  • Arshad Warsi's 'Jolly LLB' opens well at the box office 20-03-2013 07:00 PM

    Directed by Subhash Kapoor and produced by Fox Star Studio, 'Jolly LLB' was the big release of the week. ...