3G

  • InFocus M2 review: This Rs 4,999 smartphone with 8 MP front and rear cameras is the best bet at this price March 31, 2015

    Earlier this month, US-based InFocus Mobiles entered the Indian smartphone market with its InFocus M2 3G smartphone. Coming from a company more synonymous with LCD projectors, we were curious to know what kind of phone were they projecting at the Indian consumers. The InFocus M2 has a 4.2-inch display with...
  • Lava launches new 3G smartphone Iris 414 in India at Rs 4,049 March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Lava Mobiles has rolled out its Iris 414 dual-SIM Android smartphone under its affordable handset range in India. The smartphone features a 4-inch TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat OS and is powered by a 1400mAh battery. The Lava Iris...
  • Idea Cellular launches 3G services in Delhi March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Idea Cellular launched 3G services in Delhi using spectrum that it won as part of the February 2014 auction. "With the 3G launch in Delhi, Idea has not only expanded its 3G footprint to 12 circles across the country, but has also become the only mobile operator...
  • Day 12: Spectrum auction bids reach Rs 1,07,000 crore March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The government's spectrum auction kitty on Tuesday rose to Rs 1,07,000 crore at the end of 12th day of the biggest sale of 2G and 3G airwaves. As per the Department of Telecom (DoT), about 88 per cent spectrum has been provisionally allocated to telecom firms at the...
  • Second day of spectrum auction ends; bids grow to Rs 65,000 crore March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The second day of the biggest ever telecom spectrum auction ended today with total bids growing to about Rs 65,000 crore, as the telecom operators bid aggressively across all bands including those for 2G and 3G. The auction will continue on Friday, despite it being a holiday on...
  • Telecom auction gets Rs 60,000 crore bids on first day March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The biggest ever auction of 2G and 3G airwaves on Wednesday began on a high note with operators making bids worth an estimated Rs 60,000 crore after six rounds of bidding in all four bands. The bidding will resume tomorrow morning in the auction through which the government...
  • Spectrum auction for 4 bands to start on Wednesday March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Department of Telecom will start the biggest ever auction of 2G and 3G spectrum on Wednesday wherein 8 firms will bid to acquire radiowaves in four bands, which may fetch the government over Rs 82,000 crore. The government plans to sell 380.75 MHz of spectrum in three bands...
  • Only 13 per cent Indian subscribers on 3G and 4G networks: Facebook February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Only 13 per cent of subscribers in India are using 3G and 4G networks even as high speed mobile data services are being around for over two years, a study by Facebook-led internet.org said today. According to the report, India stands at the bottom when it comes to mobile...
  • Airtel aims to tap mobile Internet users in Africa with its under-Rs 3,500 3G smartphone February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In a move aimed at increasing its data revenue, telecom major Bharti Airtel today launched its first pan-Africa customised 3G smartphone for $53 to tap mobile Internet users. "As Airtel, we are focused on migrating, existing and new customers from the traditional feature phones to android smartphones to...
  • Honda Activa 3G launched in India at Rs 48,852 February 4, 2015

    Alongside the CB Shine and updated versions of the Dream Yuga, Dream Neo and the Dio, Honda has just launched the all-new Activa 3G. Well, we are playing fast and loose with the term 'all-new' because all that's new here is the 3G badge on each side and the fact...
  • Cabinet approves 3G spectrum for Defence January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved 3G spectrum, identifying 49 slots between 3 MHz and 40 GHz, of which nine would be exclusively for the Defence services. Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said 1,900 MHz spectrum will be swapped between Defence and Telecom ministries. Government's working group will...
  • Spectrum auction for 2G, 3G networks to start from February 25 January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The next round of spectrum auction for 2G and 3G networks will be held from February 25, through which the government targets to garner at least Rs 64,840 crore. A notification was issued by the Department of Telecom in this regard late Friday night. The spectrum auction will be held...
  • DoT may place 3G base pricing before Cabinet by January 15 January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Eager to conduct simultaneous auction of 2G and 3G telecom airwaves, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is likely to approach the Cabinet by January 15 for pricing of 3G spectrum. The Cabinet on Monday approved the starting prices for auctioning 2G bandwidth to...
  • North Korean Internet, 3G mobile network 'paralysed': Report December 28, 2014

    Shanghai : North Korea's Internet and 3G mobile networks were paralyzed again on Saturday evening, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, with the North Korean government blaming the United States for systemic instability in the country's networks. Internet connectivity had not returned to normal as of 21:30 local time,...
  • Karan Johar relives the memories as his film 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham' completes 13 years December 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Karan Johar's 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham'(K3G) completed 13 years on Sunday and the filmmaker got nostalgic at the event. The family drama, which brought Bollywood big stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor together, was promoted with the tagline "It's All About...
  • DoT for commencing spectrum auction from February 23 November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Spectrum auction for mobile services is expected to start from February 23, a few days later than suggested by a ministerial group, according to official sources. The inter-ministerial group, formed to work out modalities for the next round of auction, had suggested February...
  • Aircel partners Reliance Communications to launch 3G services in Mumbai November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Mobile telecom operator Aircel has partnered with Reliance Communications to launch high-speed 3G services in the lucrative Mumbai circle. "We are the latest GSM player to provide 3G services in Mumbai. Aircel's 3G services will offer enhanced user experience to subscribers, allowing them live streaming of various content and better...
  • 3G services to cover 90 per cent of Agrade 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 payasyougo (PAYG) prepaid and post paid users are 4 paisa per 10 KB, as compared to 2 paisa per 10...
  • Idea launches new Androidpowered 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 4inch 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 4inch (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 intracircle 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 intracircle 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 intracircle 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...