Weekly roundup of Stories: Airtel ‘Open Network Initiative’ and other stories! post image

As we are closing in on first quarter of current fiscal, various projects (e.g. Project leap by Airtel) started moving forward on network planning and rollout, as budget for next FY is either getting released or getting freeze. We bring some important stories for readers from last week: BSNL plans to rollout 4G LTE: Some good [...]

Vodafone 4G in Mumbai: My first experience! post image

Yesterday, Vodafone India launched 4G FD-LTE (LTE Band 3) services in Mumbai. Although media was upbeat about the launch, which came exactly, week after Delhi 4G-LTE launch, Vodafone itself has soft-launch the services in select few locations in Mumbai, mainly we presume in Southern and Central parts of Mumbai. Last month, Vodafone Mumbai started offering free [...]

Update: Launch of Telecomblogs PR Portal! post image

After seven long years since starting Telecomblogs Media, and testing various Blogging platforms (including Typepad, Tumblr etc), I decided to move back PR section of Telecomblogs Media, back to Wordpress, here itself. Yes! You gotcha right. There are reasons to moving back to WP, but that is not important. I always loved WP, ever since [...]

Cisco’s (VNI) Mobile Forecast Projects 70 % of Global Population Will Be Mobile Users with 1.5 Connections per Capita by 2020! post image

Since 2000, when the first camera phone was introduced, the number of mobile users has quintupled. By 2020, there will be 5.5 billion mobile users, representing 70 percent of the global population, according to today’s release of the Cisco Visual Networking Index™ (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2015 to 2020). The adoption of mobile [...]

‘7’ stories to read this Sunday! post image

Here are '7' stories, selected, to read this Sunday. Enjoy reading: One of the favorite stories this week comes from fitness world. The article explores options to stay fit on budget. My father worked with Central government for close to four decades. I have no plans to follow his footsteps. Come 21st century, as paradigms of [...]

App review: Using ‘XNSPY Spy’ Software For iPhone Without Jailbreaking! post image

Well there is no science behind using spy software for iPhone without jailbreaking. And we aren’t going to talk about any hack that can let you install jailbreak app without jailbreaking your iOS devices because there is already a simple and handy solution to it—XNSPY NoJailbreak app. We came across this app while reviewing parental [...]

What I’m reading: ‘7’ Stories to read this Sunday! post image

Short-listing stories to read is not always easy, especially if you are a voracious reader. I generally find time to read on weekdays, when I am on the move and collect stories over couple of days, before sharing it with my readers. It may not come from telecom world. I aspire to bring variety in [...]

7 Most commonly asked questions about ‘4G’ and ‘4G Smartphones’ answered! post image

These days, I get at least 50 new emails everyday asking me about typical questions on buying 4G Smartphone or 4G in India. Most of time, I find users are asking me which phone to buy, or what if we buy some phone or what will happen if I move out of 4G coverage etc. [...]

GSA forecasts market for ‘LTE Broadcast services’ will reach $2B worldwide by 2020! post image

A new report from GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) Evaluating the LTE Broadcast Opportunity published today finds rapidly rising interest in LTE Broadcast, increasing evidence of a solid business case for deployment, and predicts that numbers of deployments will grow significantly over the next five years, reaching a potential customer base of two billion by [...]

What I’m reading: ‘7’ Stories to read this Sunday! post image

As world mourns death of nearly 150 people in latest Paris terror attack, we explore some of topics, which are on my reading list this Sunday. As 'Islamic State' has claimed the responsibility of latest Paris terror attacks, the article in 'The Atlantic' explores the history of Islamic State and its propaganda. Should we call 'Programmers' as Engineers?- [...]

Five Point Solution: Reducing ‘Call Drops’ and improving Customer Experience! post image

(Summary: TRAI has released technical paper on 'Call drop' issue and proposed installation of new towers. We believe, as operators are rolling out 4G-LTE, regulator has to enable opcos in rolling out next gen technologies to tackle complex network optimization problems, including Call drops. Building long-terms visibility and solution approach is necessary, rather than short-term [...]

4G Devices report: 60% of active 4G-LTE Smartphones in India are sub 10k! post image

In an interesting finding by Nokia Networks, published by leading daily here, claims that 6 out of 10 LTE Smartphones, active on Operator's network, are not the high-end pricey iPhone or Samsung Galaxy series, but low end Lenovo, Xiaomi and Micromax. As India is gearing up to see more 4G-LTE network rollouts by Opcos, these stats [...]

USA Telecom doesn’t have enough airwaves for your selfies! post image

Nowadays we can’t live without wireless Internet. We use our mobile phones, tablets or laptops with integrated wireless cards to communicate with others and search information. We spend our days connected to the Internet through hundreds of apps, websites and services, thus using an incredible amount of data. Wireless data use has grown and is [...]

Airtel 4G Challenge and fallacy behind ‘Lifetime mobile bills free offer’ post image

Recently Airtel has completed rollout of its flagship 4G services to around 300 towns in India. Not sure, if anyone of you watched the advertisement surrounding the euphoria, but it is really cool to see how Airtel is making (or at least trying to make) most of its lead in launching high speed services. However, apart from lead-time Airtel [...]

Consumer Research: Consumers In Fast Growing Economies Have Highest Customer Contact Expectations post image

Consumers in fast growing economies - such as India and China – are setting the standard for customer contact. They are leading the way in expecting to communicate with organisations in a number of different ways, and to switch between communication channels as their conversation progresses. Organisations should always offer different channels to meet my [...]