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May 2018

MTNL Rs. 171, Rs. 197, Rs. 231, Rs. 365, Rs. 421 Recharge Plans Launched to Rival Jio

Just days after the Department of Telecom (DoT) announced that MTNL is investing Rs. 190 crore to upgrade its services and may also be allocated 4G spectrum to counter telcos like Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea, the state-run company has introduced new Special Tariff Vouchers (STVs) for its subscribers. The new recharge packs are Read More...

Jio Phone Tops Global Feature Phone Market in Q1: Counterpoint

With a share of 15 percent, Reliance Jio Phone grabbed the top spot in the global feature phone market in the first quarter of 2018 followed by Nokia HMD, Itel, Samsung and Tecno, a new report said on Thursday. Driven by strong shipments of Reliance Jio Phone in India and the return Read More...

Jio Effect: Airtel Rs. 49, Rs. 193 Prepaid Add-on Recharges Offer Up to 1GB Extra Data

Jio has largely changed the telecom industry, compelling all major operators to offer high-speed data at throwaway prices. Airtel even went as far as to recently start giving users unlimited data on prepaid packs with daily data limits. Now, Airtel has introduced two new add-on Internet packs for prepaid Read More...

Telephone Subscriber Base in India Increased 2.24 Percent in March: TRAI

The number of telephone subscribers in India rose from 1,179.83 million at the end of February to 1,206.22 million at the end of March, a monthly growth rate of 2.24 percent, data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said on Wednesday. The urban subscription increased from 669.63 Read More...

Reliance Jio Added 94 Lakh Subscribers in March, Followed by Idea: TRAI

The monthly TRAI subscriber report is out and the total telecom subscriber base increased in March by a monthly growth rate of 2.24 percent. The number was at 117.98 crores at the end of February, and at the end of March, the number is up at 120.62 crores. Read More...

Belkin 3.5mm Audio Cable With Lightning Connector Launched for Car Music Lovers

Belkin, known for its Apple accessories, has rolled out a new wire that could help car music lovers. Ever since the headphone jack was dropped off, the age-old 3.5mm audio jack AUX cable was redundant for new iPhones, and multiple wires and adapters were Read More...

Idea Rs. 499 Prepaid Plan Offers 164GB Data for 82 Days to Take on Airtel, Jio

  In another move to counter Jio and Airtel, Idea Cellular has introduced a new recharge pack worth Rs. 499 for its subscribers. Under the new plan, the telecom service provider is offering a total of 164GB of 4G/ 3G/ 2G data for a validity period of 82 days. Notably, Read More...

WWDC 2018 Keynote Invites Sent by Apple, Will Be Live Streamed

Apple has invited the media for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote address, which will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, on June 4 at 10am PT (10:30pm IST). The venue is the same place where a large number of developers will come Read More...

ZTE Could Face Fresh $1.3 Billion Fine, Trump Says

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that as a favour to China his administration was considering a fresh set of penalties on embattled Chinese company ZTE to replace crippling sanctions imposed last month that threatened to put the firm out of business. ZTE could face Read More...

SoftBank Says Selling Its Entire Flipkart Stake to Walmart

SoftBank Group said on Wednesday it is selling its roughly 20 percent stake in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart to Walmart. Walmart said earlier this month it will pay $16 billion (roughly Rs. 1.1 lakh crores) for a roughly 77 percent stake in Flipkart, the US retailer's largest-ever deal. A SoftBank spokesman declined to Read More...