Government Tables Bill to Allow Voluntary Use for New SIM Cards

The government Wednesday introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha that will allow individuals to offer voluntarily biometric ID Aadhaar as a means of identity verification for obtaining services like opening a... Read more »

TRAI Gives a Month to Consumers to Choose Channels Under New Regulatory Regime

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on Friday gave time till January 31 for consumers to select channels of their choice under the new framework for broadcasting and cable services and said... Read more »

Huawei Says Expects 2018 Revenue to Rise Despite International Scrutiny

Huawei Technologies is expected to record a 21 percent jump in revenue for 2018 to $109 billion (roughly Rs. 7.7 lakh crores), its rotating chairman said, marking the Chinese tech giant’s fastest pace... Read more »

Indian Networking Market Grew 67 Percent in Q3 2018, Cisco in Lead

Cisco continues to lead the India networking market which witnessed 67.1 percent year-over-year growth in the third quarter of this year, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Wednesday. Government and enterprise... Read more »

Idea Launches New Rs. 392 Recharge With 1.4GB Daily Data and 60 Days Validity, Revises Rs. 399 Pack

Last week, Vodafone revised its Rs. 399 recharge pack to offer 1GB daily data at a validity of 84 days. Following suit, Idea has also revised its Rs. 399 prepaid offering to... Read more »

BlackBerry Profit Beats as Bets on Autonomous Technology Pay Off

Canada’s BlackBerry reported a quarterly profit that beat analysts’ estimates on Thursday, as the company’s focus on fast-growing areas, including autonomous cars, boosted billings in its technology solutions unit. BlackBerry’s US-listed shares were up... Read more »

Vodafone Brings Rs. 398 Recharge With 1.4GB Data Per Day, Unlimited Voice Calls for 69 Days, Rs. 399 Recharge Revised

Vodafone has brought a Rs. 398 recharge to select regions that brings 1.4GB data per day for 69 days. The new recharge option also includes unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS messages... Read more »

Telecom Secretary Says SpiceJet, Vistara Have Shown Interest in In-Flight Connectivity

Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan on Monday said SpiceJet and Vistara have shown interest in providing in-flight connectivity on their aircraft. She also said that global service providers are interested in facilitating in-flight... Read more »

ZTE Loses Major German Mobile Contract With Telefonica’s O2

Chinese telecoms giant ZTE lost its biggest contract in Germany, network provider Telefonica on Friday told AFP, as resistance mounts across the West to Beijing’s infrastructure manufacturers. ZTE’s contract to maintain mobile operator O2’s network,... Read more »

Cuba Finally Rolls Out Mobile 3G, Though Too Costly for Most

Cuba became one of the last countries in the world to get 3G mobile Internet services on Thursday, though most citizens on the communist-run island won’t be able to afford it. Cuba’s... Read more »