GSM

  • GSM, CDMA players at loggerheads over 800 MHz pricing 27-01-2014 06:51 PM

    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...
  • Spectrum auction at lower base prices will start by end of 2013: Sibal 18-10-2013 06:47 PM

    The next round of spectrum auction is expected by the end of this year with lower reserve prices compared to the ones fixed by the government in the previous round, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said on Friday. "Next set of auctions which are going to take place, we are looking...
  • GSM subscribers up by 4.41 million in September 16-10-2013 01:36 PM

    New Delhi: The all-India GSM subscribers increased by 4.41 million in September 2013, data released by Cellular Operators Association of India said here Wednesday. Total number of GSM subscribers as of September 2013 stood at 678.82 million. Airtel recorded the maximum subscribers at 193.39 million. It was followed by Vodafone...
  • RCom raises pre-paid mobile call rates by 33 per cent 27-05-2013 08:51 AM

    New Delhi: Reliance Communications has raised basic rates for both GSM and CDMA pre-paid mobile-to-mobile 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 mobile-to-mobile calls....
  • RCom ties up with Aircel to improve 2G GSM network coverage 30-04-2013 03:46 PM

    Mumbai: Telecom operator Reliance Communications today announced a roaming agreement with Aircel, under which both the companies will use each others' mobile towers to improve network coverage for 2G GSM services. RCom is in talks with other operators as well to have similar arrangements and add total of around 10,000...
  • Reliance launches unlimited Twitter access plan for GSM users 23-04-2013 04:44 PM

    New Delhi: Reliance Communications today said it has partnered with Twitter to launch a prepaid plan for GSM subscribers in the country. The promotional offer will be free for 90 days after which a fee will be charged for the plan. "Reliance Twitter Access Pack, is a promotional offer for...
  • Government may again auction Delhi, Mumbai spectrum in 3rd round 09-04-2013 09:48 PM

    New Delhi: In the proposed third round of spectrum auction, the government may put on block 2G GSM airwaves in Delhi and Mumbai circles and CDMA spectrum in 13 circles that remained unsold in the previous sale held last month, sources said. The government earlier had said that it would...
  • GSM subscribers down over 9 million to 663.78 million in November 18-12-2012 04:34 PM

    New Delhi: GSM mobile operators, including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea, lost over 9 million subscribers in November, bringing down the user base to 663.78 million, industry body COAI said today. The total subscriber base at the end of October was 672.80 million users. The top three operators - Bharti...
  • Any GSM phone vulnerable to new scam: Researcher 27-12-2011 02:29 PM

    Berlin: A well-known expert on mobile phone security says a vulnerability in a widely used wireless technology could allow hackers to gain remote control of phones, instructing them to send text messages or make calls. They could use the vulnerability in the GSM network technology, which is used by billions...
  • Reliance Communications increases call tariffs 14-08-2011 01:48 PM

    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 26-01-2011 09:52 AM

    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 nation-wide mobile number...
  • Mobile number portability a reality now 20-01-2011 07:03 AM

    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...
  • Tech Toyz: gizmos that make Diwali gifts 10-10-2009 06:27 PM

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  • Pak erects mobile towers near LoC, worries India 04-05-2008 03:45 PM

    Kingstown: Australia skipper Shane Watson saluted left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty as a game-changing slow bowler after the tourists' 64-run win over the West Indies in their opening one-day international. Doherty took four for 49 despite being clobbered for three sixes by Marlon Samuels in his first over at Arnos Vale...
  • Pvt telcos take mobile telephony to rural areas 21-04-2008 08:32 PM

    New Delhi: India's World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for germ cell cancer in the United States, says he will return a stronger person and was looking forward to wear the India jersey again. I'm recovering well yes its tough but tough times don't last tough...
  • FM proposes new pricing for spectrum allocation 09-04-2008 08:57 PM

    Sydney: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly fears that the cricket team will be dubbed poor tourists again as some of the big names in Indian cricket are in the fag end of their career. Ganguly, who led India to draw the Test series Down Under in 2003-04, said Indian cricket...
  • Airtel game for competition, worried about spectrum 28-02-2008 01:32 AM

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board seems to be working hard to improve the strained relationship with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as it agreed to tour Bangladesh for a full series in December this year. A source in the Board told PTI that the PCB had recently approved a tentative...
  • Tata Tele accuses TRAI of favouring GSM operators 18-01-2008 11:28 PM

    CNN-IBN's panel of experts discusses what the two teams need to do when they face each other on Monday. ...
  • Reliance gets nod for fresh GSM spectrum 12-01-2008 01:54 PM

    New Delhi: Trevor Chesterfield, Cricketnext.com columnist and former first-class umpire, died this morning aged 75 in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Owen Murray Trevor Chesterfield or 'Chesters', as he was fondly called, had a career spanning over 50 years and wrote for various publications across the world. He also published many books,...
  • Reliance Communications drags DoT to court 27-12-2007 04:00 PM

    Pallekele: It is a bit of a cliche. In this particular case, it is a tired one. Misbah-ul-Haq and Daniel Vettori were talking about players and responsibilities, how there is the need to take on such a role in the World Cup. Pakistan with three victories are in a position...
  • Govt accepts TRAI formula for spectrum allocation 26-12-2007 09:18 PM

    New Delhi: Kenya captain Jimmy Kamande is aware the next three games could be the last chance for the country to prove it's worth at the World Cup. With the ICC set to reduce the tournament from 14 to 10 teams in 2015, probably at the expense of second-tier teams...
  • Spectrum allocation, India's biggest scam: Jethmalani 24-12-2007 08:18 PM

    The proud parents and girlfriend of the match winner Kevin O'Brien hailed his performance. ...
  • Good news for Anil Ambani on spectrum allocation 24-12-2007 02:16 PM

    Ahmedabad: With an explosive combination of Brendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder, New Zealand make for a formidable batting force and Zimbabwe's bowlers will have a tough time trying to contain them, says left-arm spinner Ray Price. "We respect them a lot as they have some good players who really connect...
  • Cracks appear in GSM's bandwidth lobby, Bharti loses 13-12-2007 11:59 PM

    New Delhi: The stage is perfectly set for '92 World Cup co-hosts New Zealand to storm into the finals as Pakistan are still over 100 runs away from their winning target after Salim Malik's dismissal. It's the first semi-final being contested at Auckland's Eden Park and a comfortable victory seems...
  • Centre rejects Airtel, Idea's offer to pay for spectrum 13-12-2007 09:32 PM

    London: Top England batsman Kevin Pietersen has decided to quit one-day cricket after the World Cup starting in the subcontinent next week to prolong his Test and Twenty20 career, a report said on Saturday. Pietersen also wants to spend more time with his family and intends to step down from...
  • TDSAT order on spectrum setback for GSM players 12-12-2007 01:45 PM

    New Delhi: With the World Cup being played in the subcontinent and India being tagged as firm favourites to lift the coveted prize for only the second time in history, the pressure on the home team is massive. But one youngster who has thrived under all kinds of pressure and...
  • Spectrum allocation should be fair, transparent: PM 12-12-2007 01:16 PM

    Harsha Bhogle talks exclusively to CNN-IBN about Pakistan's chances at the 2011 World Cup. ...