Mobile Operators

  • Apple iOS 8 for iPhones, iPads officially rolls out today Yesterday

    San Francisco New-generation Apple software for powering its coveted mobile devices is set for release on Wednesday, two days ahead of the arrival of its latest iPhones. The iOS 8 mobile operating system will be available free for download to many iPhone and iPad models and will be pre-installed on iPhone...
  • TRAI relaxes penalty norms on pesky calls December 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Telecom operators will not be penalised for up to 50 complaints received against them in a week for pesky calls and SMSes originating from their networks. Telecom regulator TRAI has relaxed penalty norms under which it will impose fine on telecom operators based on...
  • 1 in 4 urban Indian mobile user has issues with operator: Study October 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Almost one-in-four urban Indian mobile user has issues like network, mobile Internet, billing and charging, with their service operator, but only half of these issues are reported, a study by telecom infrastructure company Ericsson revealed today. According to Ericsson ConsumerLab's study, Transforming Experiences, many...
  • Windows Phone 8 Update 3 adds driving mode, high resolution support October 15, 2013

    New York: Microsoft is updating its Windows software for cellphones to accommodate larger devices and make it easier for motorists to reduce distractions while driving. It's the third update to Windows Phone 8 software since the system's release a year ago. Devices with this update will start appearing in the coming...
  • Nobody in India can buy Airtel, says Sunil Bharti Mittal October 3, 2013

    Johannesburg: Asserting that there is nobody in India who can buy Airtel, Bharti group Chairman Sunil Mittal said the telecom firm will look at opportunities to acquire another firm in India, provided that there is a clear merger and acquisition policy in place. "I don't think...
  • TRAI recommends full number portability within 6 months September 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI recommended that MNP be fully implemented across the country within six months to allow subscribers to retain their numbers even when they shift from one service area to another. Presently, Mobile Number Portability is available only within the subscribers' service area. ...
  • Videocon to offer free incoming roaming on other networks September 17, 2013

    Chennai: Mobile service provider Videocon is going to offer new incoming roaming services free on other networks across the country. The company, part of the USD 4 billion Videocon Group, has introduced the new incoming roaming packs aimed at reducing the roaming costs by 90 per cent on rack rate,...
  • TRAI proposes complaint filing with operators via SMS, email, post July 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI today proposed allowing customers to file complaint with operators in person as well as through SMS, e-mail, post or courier in addition to the current practice of doing that on voice calls. The changes have been proposed following Telecom Regulatory Authority's...
  • Russian mobile operators stop selling Apple's iPhone: Report July 18, 2013

    Moscow: Vimpelcom, one of Russia's top mobile operators, will no longer sell Apple Inc's iPhone, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, after similar moves by other mobile companies in Russia. Vimpelcom ended negotiations with Apple over iPhone sales this month as the US company would not soften its contract terms, the...
  • Mobile companies add 3.57 million GSM users in June: Report July 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Subscriber additions by Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and other GSM operators in India grew 0.54 per cent to 671.13 million in June, data released by industry body COAI showed. The number of GSM users in May was 667.56 million. "The GSM subscriber base...
  • Aircel, Vodafone, Idea non-compliant with billing standards: TRAI May 7, 2013

    New Delhi: When it comes to the number of disputes of phone billing, Aircel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular fared the worst in several service areas during the quarter ended December 2012, according to a report by regulator TRAI. According to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI)...
  • Vodafone gets reminder on $2 billion tax dues January 6, 2013

    Mumbai: British telecommunications carrier Vodafone Group Plc said on Saturday it has received a reminder from Indian tax authorities on disputed tax dues over its 2007 acquisition of Indian mobile assets. Vodafone, the world's biggest mobile operator by revenue, said in a statement the reminder does not include a deadline for...
  • Bharti Airtel world's fourth largest operator: Report October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel is the fourth largest mobile operator in the world with over 250 million connnections globally, according to analyst firm Wireless Intelligence. China Mobile continues to be at the top spot with 683.08 million connections, followed by Vodafone Group (386.88 million) and America Movil Group...
  • TRAI issues guidelines on mobile data services July 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The telecom regulator has released draft regulations on minimum quality benchmark for mobile internet service under which it will be mandatory for an operator to activate such service within three hours of request from a customer. "It is necessary to benchmark and monitor the quality of service offered by...
  • Airtel cuts 3G mobile data prices in India by 70 pc May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel, India's top mobile phone operator, on Thursday cut prices of its third-generation (3G) mobile data services by about 70 percent under some plans, a company statement showed, in a move to boost usage of the premium services in the country. Bharti and its rivals in the country...
  • Facebook offers olive branch to mobile carriers February 28, 2012

    Barcelona: Facebook said it could team up with mobile operators on payments, in an offer that would give them back part of the revenue and influence they have lost in recent years to Apple and Google. Speaking for the first time at Mobile World Congress, the industry's biggest gathering, Facebook said...
  • New telecom policy regime likely by June 2012 December 23, 2011

    New Delhi: The new telecom policy, that is likely to usher in roaming free environment with one-nation, one-tariff and nation-wide mobile number portability, is likely to be delayed till June 2012. The draft NTP 2011 was announced in October by Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal, who had said that new policy would...
  • Mobile number portability a reality now January 21, 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...
  • Infosys BPO wins 5-year deal from T-Mobile UK August 4, 2009

    Bangalore: Infosys BPO, the back-office services arm of India's Infosys Technologies Ltd, said on Tuesday it had won a five-year outsourcing deal from mobile operator T-Mobile UK. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ...
  • Despite economic slowdown, J-K witnesses cell phone boom February 8, 2009

    Jammu: A battle of a different kind is hotting up in Jammu and Kashmir. Reliance Communications has now launched their GSM and CDMA cellular services in 50 towns and 5,000 villages, closely following Tata Indicom which started operations last month. The private operators are making grounds in a state where...