While Nokia has had a bittersweet run in the past few years, Nokia Networks is still in the game. Nokia Networks is collaborating with two of the major network operators in India, (and many major Networks globally), state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Airtel, to prepare India for the 5th generation (5G) network technology and the Internet of Things (IoT). 5G is the successor of the 4th generation (4G) network technology which was released in USA back in 2011. Though 4G was announced in India in 2012 it was rolled out properly in 2016.
Nokia Networks intend to utilize 5G first, which is an end-to-end 5G solution by Nokia, for the purpose. This includes the [...]
In a bid to keep the prominance of landline phones, BSNL and MTNL have started a free service for their landline customers. BSNL will offer free unlimited calls between 9pm to 7am to all fixed-lines and mobile phones across the country. While MTNL, which offers fixed-line services in Delhi and Mumbai will provide unlimited free local calling at night for their landline and broadband customers to any network. This service by MTNL will also commence from today between 10pm to 7am.
Both these services will be applicable for six months which will be reviewed depending upon the response. Anupam Shrivastava, chairman and managing director of BSNL said:
We hope to resurrect [...]
Following the footsteps of Indian cellular service provider BSNL, Airtel has announced plans to boost its landline service. Bharti Airtel launched an unlimited voice calling service for its broadband customers in the country.
The telecom company announced two voice packs: there is a Rs. 49 pack for unlimited local calls for a month, and the other is Rs. 99 per month plan to make unlimited local and STD calls.
Airtel said in a statement –
In an industry first, it will announce that its broadband customers can enjoy free voice calls to any network in [...]
In an attempt to revive its landline service, Indian telecommunications company BSNL announced an unlimited scheme for its landline users. Under this scheme, users of BSNL fixed line service will be able to make free calls to any landline or mobile operator across the globe during night hours, i.e. between 9pm to 7am. The plan will kick off from 1st May.
BSNL said in a statement –
BSNL has introduced unlimited free calling during night hours from its landline phones to all landline phones and mobile phones of all service provider’s network on all India basis from 1st [...]
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 [...]
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Communication and Information Technology, has inaugurated the Next Generation Networks (NGN technology) for the fixed line services of BSNL today at the Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi.
According to their statement,
At present, BSNL plans to convert 14 million telephone lines with NGN technology. This is expected to cover more than 80 percent urban customers and approximately 90 percent rural customers. However, it is anticipated that the entire fixed line customers will have NGN facility by December, 2017. Initially, BSNL plans to invest approximately Rs.1,000 crores in upgrading the TDM technology with [...]
State-run telecom company, BSNL, has some great news for its mobile subscribers. In the next phase of network expansion, BSNL plans to slash 3G network rates by 50 percent.
BSNL is one of the most budget friendly operators in the market. They offer 3G rates that are at par with the 2G rates of the private telecom operators. The officials have said that they cannot reduce the rates at present as they have utilized 90% if their allotted 3G capacity but they will slash it as soon as they finish expansion. A sudden, drastic decrease in 3G rates might lead to an enormous increase in traffic, so the company wants to ascertain [...]
The telecom industry is looking forward to the spectrum auction with bated breath. While the government expects to make massive profits, telecom companies will be battling each other to gain spectrum to stay in business. The competition became a little easy today as state telecom companies BSNL and MTNL have backed out of the auction.
The Indian government plans to earn about Rs.1 lakh crore. Both BSNL and MTNL have said that they would now be engaging in the auction as they have no use for any additional spectrum.
The Indian government has been criticized for the high base price for [...]
In this festival season if you want to spend some money on your loved ones, here we bring you the recommended list of tablets that you can gift to your near and dear ones.
BSNL Penta IS701C:
The BSNL Penta IS701C is a budget tablet which is available for 3950 INR. The device features a 7 inch Multi touch TFT screen and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Tablet is powered by a ARM Cortex A8 1 GHz Processor which is coupled with a 512 MB DDR3 RAM and 4 GB inbuilt memory -expandable memory upto 32 GB. The device has a 0.3 MP primary camera and it is a 3G tablet which is packed [...]
Pantel Technologies has come with the country’s first EDGE enabled voice calling Jelly Bean tablet in collaboration with BSNL. The latest tablet called Penta T-Pad WS707C comes with 3D graphics support and bears an affordable price tag of Rs 7,999.
The tablet has a 7-inch (1024 x 600 pixels) multi-touch capacitive touch screen which supports a dual screen video operation that allows users to perform two tasks simultaneously, like Samsung’s Multi-window feature.
[quote]Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vijender Singh, MD Pantel Technologies said “As a pioneer in the [...]
Pantel Technologies has launched its 8 inch WS802C 2G Penta T-Pad for Rs. 8,299.
The Penta T-Pad comes with an inbuilt SIM slot, enabling users to access 2G data as well as make calls. It also features Wi-Fi connectivity and 3G USB dongle support. Under the hood, a 1.2GHz processor and 1GB DDR3 RAM power the device. It has 8GB of built-inl storage, expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. It also boasts of a 5,000 mAh battery and 3D graphics accelerator.
[quote]At the launch of the tablet, Vijender Singh, MD, Pantel Technologies, said, “This [...]
Wishtel has partnered state-run telecom operator BSNL to launch its new Android tablet. Dubbed as IRA Icon 3G, the tablet will be released on October 1.
The Wishtel IRA Icon features 7-inch display with 800x480p resolution, Android 4.0, 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microSD card slot.
It also comes with a front camera, 2MP rear camera and 4000 mAh battery. Every tablet will be sold bundled with BSNL 3G SIM card and 2GB of data for 2 months.
The tablet PC has an internal [...]