India has been stuck in the internet revolution for many a years. And while the country is progressing at a rapid speed, infrastructure is not growing fast enough. With new businesses sprouting each day, the need for a connected economy has increased considerably.
India’s Massive Market
India is one of the largest consumers of mobile phones in the world. Enough so, that many manufacturers have put India in the first list of launch countries. According to the TRAI Performance Indicator Report, India has 414.18 million wireless GSM connected users as of March 2015. But this is just in the rural sector, the all India number is at 705.21 928 Million according [...]
BSNL officially announced that it will be investing Rs 7,000 crore in setting up WiFi hotspots with 3G, 4G networks across the country within the next 3 to 4 years.
[quote text_size=”small” author=”Anupam Shrivatava” author_title=”Chairman and Managing Director of BSNL”]
Wi-fi is an obvious choice for BSNL going forward but it alone cannot be successful. It has to be integrated with 3G, 4G network so that the customer can be seamlessly transferred to WiFi. In two to three years, we will be investing Rs 7,000 crore to set up integrated WiFi across [...]
A new report says that there has been a 74% increase in the mobile data traffic in India, generated by 2G and 3G mobile data connections till the end of 2014, as compared to the beginning of the same year. This rise is primarily driven by the 114% growth in 3G traffic and a 41% growth in 2G traffic.
As per a Nokia Networks report on mobile broadband performance in India, 3G consumption was a 52% of the total data consumption in December 2014 as compared to 42% in January. 3G users surpassed 2G users in September of 2014 and their data usage increased to 688 MB per month on an average, indicating a 29% jump when compared [...]
Just a couple of years back, 3G was all the rage in India. With massive investment in advertising, we were made to believe 3G would deliver lightning fast speed and make our life a lot easier. But even after a considerably long time, 3G is still catching up in this country. The connectivity is still pathetic and rarely do we get the speeds which are advertised. But while 3G is still in the process of finding itself, 4G LTE has come to the country and is fast setting up shop at various places in India. Meanwhile in the US, communication giant Verizon seems ready to phase out its 3G network as the 4G LTE services are fast picking up speeds.
Intex launched the IBUDDY Connect in the market earlier this year and now is ready with the new tablet which is IBUDDY Connect II. The new tablet is available online to shop in some websites.
The new Intex tablet IBUDDY Connect II supports 3G, and has a 7 inch HD Display with a 1024 x 600 resolution. It is powered by a A5 dual core, 1.2GHz processor with 512MB RAM. Surprisingly this tablet runs on Android 4.0 when we have Android 4.3 in the market. This device is available on few online websites for 7500 INR.
DoT on Friday issued a fresh order to Bharti Airtel to stop intra-circle 3G roaming in seven circles where it did not have the spectrum and also levied a penalty of Rs 350 crore (Rs 50 crore per circle) on the company for violating the licence terms and conditions. Airtel has been asked to stop the services within three days.DoT is expected to send a similar notice to Vodafone India Ltd next week. Bharti Airtel is likely to approach the Delhi high court for a stay on the notices. Friday’s notice is the second to be sent to Bharti. Last week, DoT made a case for sending the notices on the grounds that the operators were selling new 3G connections in [...]
Samsung has reinvented the Camera or has it, while others are struggling with the likes of Gingerbread, Samsung has launched a Jelly Bean touting 4.8 edge-to-edge 1,280 x 720-pixel (308 ppi) display.
It has a touch-enabled viewfinder and a few hardware buttons on board, including a flash release (incase it doesn’t automatically pop up), a power button, zoom toggle and shutter release.
With the Auto mode, you’ll have access to a touch-to-focus system while leaving the rest of the computing to the camera.
Smart Pro Mode is Samsung’s version of intelligent auto, offering ideal settings for 10 different scenarios, such as the Waterfall [...]
MapmyIndia, provider of digital maps, navigation and location-based services, has launched CarPad 5, a connected car product. Built on Android OS, CarPad 5 is an all-In-One GPS Navigator, Smart Phone and 3G Tablet. It 5 runs on a 1GHz Samsung processor (Cortex A8, S5PV210) and features a 5 inch capacitive touch screen. It is priced at Rs 19,990 and contains the CarPad windshield mount and Car charger.
The navigation device has built-in 3G & Wi-Fi and comes preloaded with Aura, MapmyIndia’s fully 3D [...]
Reliance Communications Ltd. has launched its new fully-loaded 3G Tablet on Android platform. Reliance said the new 3G Tablet is set to further enhance the user experience with incredible affordability and bundled offerings.
The Reliance 3G Tab comes with a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen with Android 2.3 OS and a 1.4 GHz processor. This latest 3G Tablet from Reliance comes with a better screen resolution of 1024 x 600, loaded with 512 MB RAM, and a better 5 point touch experience. The new light weight (402g) tablet comes with a better 3.0 MP rear camera and a front camera, enables video calling, among other key features, catering to both business users as well as the [...]
Tata Docomo, the telecom brand of Tata Teleservices, slashed its tariff plans for Tata Photon Plus postpaid and prepaid customers by up to 60 percent. Tata Photon Plus postpaid users can now avail 6GB of data for Rs. 950, and 11GB data for Rs. 1,200 (both valid for 30 days month).
The other two postpaid tariff plans are Rs. 250 for 1GB (which earlier was priced at Rs. 650) and Rs. 450 for 2GB (which earlier cost Rs. 750). Prepaid users can now get unlimited 2GB usage for Rs. 700.
The operator has also revised its 3G data tariff prices. For 1GB of 3G data, users need to shell [...]
Vodafone has been slow to react, but have reacted none the less. Following suit after Idea and Airtel dropped 3G tariff prices. Vodafone has been quick to jump onto the bandwagon, announcing new 3G tariff plans that are almost 80% lower than previous plans in some cases, and even lower than Idea cellular and Airtel Tariffs.
With reduction in tariffs, Vodafone also announced there will be no additional charges for roaming on data usage. “Additionally, Vodafone will now allow its customers to use data from their bundle package while on-net roaming across any location in India without any additional charge,” a company statement [...]
At its press event in Delhi, Mr Gautam, Head of mobility division, HCL, revealed that they are working on a tablet, called the Y2, with a 7″ screen which would have WifI+3G capabilities. Not much details were given but we were told that the device would surely be launched in August. It would be HCL’s third tablet device (all 7″) and would be targeted at the Rs 8000/- price range. It would most probably run on ICS.
Currently HCL have an overall market share of 18% with around 3000 retailers.