CDMA

  • GSM, CDMA players at loggerheads over 800 MHz pricing January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: GSM and CDMA players were a divided house over the valuation and reserve price of 800 MHz band, used for offering CDMA services. During an open house discussion organised by sectoral regulator TRAI on Monday, GSM lobby was of the view that reserve price of 800 MHz should...
  • RCom raises prepaid mobile call rates by 33 per cent May 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Reliance Communications has raised basic rates for both GSM and CDMA prepaid mobiletomobile calls by 33 per cent to 2 paise per second from 1.5 paise per second. According to details on the company's website, it will charge base rate of 2 paise per second for mobiletomobile calls. ...
  • Tata Teleservices to give up some airwaves to save surcharges April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Tata Teleservices Ltd, India's sixthbiggest cellular carrier by customers, said it will surrender part of its CDMA mobile airwaves in all but two of its zones, after the government asked carriers to pay surcharges on airwaves. Tata Tele, 26 per cent owned by Japan's NTT DoCoMo, said it...
  • 2G spectrum auction: SSTL bids for 8 circles March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Lone bidder Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL) on Monday bid for eight circles in the 2G spectrum auction for CDMA services. The second round of auction is underway and it is expected that it will end by the third round, which could be the shortest online sale of radiowaves...
  • Second round of spectrum sale could be a flop show February 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The second round of 2G spectrum sale is virtually set to be a flop show as there is no applicant for GSM band of radiowaves while Sistema Shyam is the only firm for CDMA band at close of deadline on Monday for applying to take part in the...
  • Govt approves 50% cut in reserve price of CDMA spectrum January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on January 17 approved a 50 per cent reduction in the reserve price of spectrum used by CDMA mobile operators. "The Cabinet has approved 50 per cent reduction in CDMA spectrum (reserve) price which was fixed earlier at Rs 18,200 crore (pan India 5MHz)," Telecom Minister...
  • EGoM recommends up to 50 per cent cut in CDMA base price January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: An Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) has recommended a cut of up to 50 per cent in the auction reserve price for airwaves used by phone carriers operating on the CDMA platform, raising the odds for the local unit of Russia's Sistema to continue operating in the world's...
  • Second round of spectrum auction will begin in March January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The second round of telecom spectrum auction is likely to be held on March 11 after the Cabinet decides on the reserve price, which may be reduced by up to 50 per cent, for CDMAband radiowaves. An Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram...
  • RIM looks at CDMA devices to boost India sales April 1, 2012

    New Delhi: BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) is now looking at CDMA devices to boost its sales in the country and is relaunching its Curve 8530 model at about 12 per cent lower price of Rs 11,990. Curve 8530, which was earlier available at Rs 13,500, is the CDMA version...
  • Phone bills set to rise after hike in service tax March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: With service tax set to rise from 10 to 12 per cent, telecom companies on Saturday said tariffs for all telecom services will rise from the date the hike in tax is notified. "We are very disappointed with increase in service tax. Industry has been under attack for raising...
  • Tata Photon Max launched in Bangalore March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Tata Docomo has announced the launch of its new Photon Max service in Bangalore. The new Tata Docomo Photon Max offers speeds up to 6.2 Mbps through its CDMA network. Tata Photo Plus on the other hand offers 3.1 Mbps speed only. This service also brings the max speed...
  • The Reliance CDMA Tab: India's first CDMA tablet March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Reliance Communications has come up with a new tablet the Reliance CDMA Tab which is claimed to be India's first CDMA tablet. The Reliance CDMA Tab comes with a 7inch capacitive touch screen, and runs Android 2.3 OS. Weighing 397g, the tablet sports a 2 megapixel...
  • Beijing firm to launch CDMA iPhone 4S January 31, 2012

    Beijing: The Beijing Telecom Co Ltd., a subsidiary of the country's thirdlargest mobile phone operator China Telecom, may launch the CDMA version of the Apple Inc's iPhone 4S as early as February in the country, it said in a statement. It will ramp up the pressure on the company's domestic rivals...
  • Sibal to meet telco chiefs on spectrum pricing January 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Seeking clarity on pricing of spectrum and allocation, CEOs of five top telecom operators including Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications and Idea Cellular will be meeting Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday. The high level governmentindustry interaction would take place for the second time within less than two months. The...
  • Reliance Communications increases call tariffs August 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Anil Ambani Group firm Reliance Communications has increased call charges by 20 per cent for both GSM and CDMA services in most of its operating circles. "We have increased tariffs in most of the circles over last couple of months in a phased manner, from 1 paisa to...
  • MNP not to show much impact on telecom operators January 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The MNP services, via which the customer can retain the number even after changing its service provider, was expected to shake up the telephony market, but now industry leaders are recognising that this may not happen, says a study. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched the nationwide mobile number portability...
  • Mobile number portability a reality now January 20, 2011

    New Delhi: After years of delays, Mobile Number Portability (MNP) will finally be available all over India from January 20. Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said, "We're very happy that we are going to launch it nationally tomorrow. It's a great step forward for the consumer. It enhances his choice." Dump your...
  • Apple in talks to launch CDMA iPhone in India October 13, 2010

    San Francisco: Apple is holding talks to bring the iPhone to two of India's biggest mobile phone operators, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Apple's hit mobile device is currently available in India only through Bharti AirTel and Vodafone, whose cellular systems run on the GSM technology. But Apple is now...
  • Nokia launches 3 phones for the CDMA standard November 12, 2009

    Helsinki: The world's largest mobile phone maker Nokia launched three new CDMA phones and said it remained committed to the standard, which has long been overshadowed by the more global GSM. The Nokia 1506 is expected to go on sale in China at the end of 2009, while the Nokia 6316s...
  • Pvt telcos take mobile telephony to rural areas April 21, 2008

    New Delhi: Private mobile service providers of both GSM and CDMA technology have jointly formed a new initiative Rural Chalo which will be rolled out in phases, to provide a benefit of Rs 125 to rural subscribers. The move is aimed at achieving the government's objective to take the...
  • Now mobile phones can be hijacked and cloned March 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Double roles are not relegated to filmdom, for now, even mobile phones can be duplicated. Police have sounded alarms on dangers of mobile cloning. If you have received a huge phone bill for calls you've never made, chances are you're a victim of phone cloning. As a victim, Anand Prakash...
  • Reliance Communications drags DoT to court December 27, 2007

    New Delhi: The war for bandwidth is hotting up. Reliance Communications on Thursday slapped a legal notice on the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on additional spectrum allocation to GSM operators. CDMA mobile operator Reliance Communications says DoT should enforce more rigorous recommendations than that of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India...
  • Spice mobile launches dual mode phone August 2, 2007

    New Delhi: Use CDMA or GSM technology on the same phone that's dual use for you. Spice mobile is the first to launch a two in one phone and big boys like Tatas and Reliance Communication will follow suit. Spice Telecom has launched a dual use phone, which means...
  • Reliance seeks rival GSM technology September 8, 2006

    New Delhi: Top CDMAbased mobile services provider, Reliance Communications Ltd, has sought the rival GSM spectrum from the Government for future expansion, the company said on Friday. The move comes in the wake of differences between Reliance and CDMA technology giant Qualcomm over royalties the USbased firm charges on handsets....