• 22:56 Mar 19, 2019

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Banking at phone hubs soon

Outlets of telecom companies such as Airtel and Vodafone may soon double as bank kiosks for financial services like funds transfer or bill payment, especially in parts of the country where there are very few banks or none at all.

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MTS rolls out prepaid data service in Delhi

The service, MBlaze, enables users to access few websites for free and it offers downloads and surfing for 10 paisa per MB with a speed of up to 3.1 Mbps.

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Multimedia services to surpass share of SMS in revenues: IDC

The research firm predicts that SMS contribution to revenues will remain at 10% in the coming years but contribution from multimedia will be on a constant rise.

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Idea Cellular to invest Rs 300 cr in Assam, North East

The operator has already invested Rs 200 crore in the region, and will invest the remaining amount in the next two years. Idea Cellular announced its operations in Assam and will launch in the North East later this year.

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Mobile subscriber growth at 70% in Circle C towns

According to TRAI figures, Circle C registered a year on year growth rate of 70 per cent, an addition of 2.3 million mobile subscribers in absolute numbers. Circle B had the highest number of additions at 6.8 million in October.

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TRAI fixes mobile number portability charges

The regulator has set the transaction charge at Rs 19, the dipping charge is left to negotiation between service providers and MNP providers, and the porting charge has also been fixed at Rs 19.

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Bharti Airtel slashes roaming rates

The service provider had earlier launched two plans through which per minute and per second rates were offered to subscribers.

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Social networking on mobile gaining momentum in Asia: IDC

As per IDC's recent report, over 50 per cent of respondents interviewed in India, China, Korea and Thailand are accessing social networking sites using mobile phones.

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BSNL launches m-learning service

Created especially for the mobile medium, the voice and SMS service teaches spoken English through simple stories and everyday situations that the common man can relate to.

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Bharti Airtel builds connectivity to Far East

Through the Far East Connect Network, the service provider will be able to deliver connectivity between South East Asia and USA.

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RCom, Tata best in network reliability: Nielsen

As per the findings, Reliance Communications is the best operator in network reliability in AP, MP and Tamil Nadu, while Tata ranks first in Uttar Pradesh. The findings are based on Nielsen's Consumer Experience Mobile Test Program.

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3G auction to take place in two stages

The third generation (3G) spectrum pre bid conference kicked off in New Delhi on Monday, placing some clarity in the auction process.

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New service allows uploading, sharing of videos

Users can search for any video across various categories, genres and download it to their GSM mobile phones.

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GSM subscribers growing twice as fast in non-metros

The trend clearly shows that metros and larger cities have reached a saturation point and maximum revenues for the telecom sector will come from smaller towns and rural areas in the coming times.

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MTNL introduces prepaid broadband in Mumbai

The new service comes in three plans - Rs 499 with 1.3 GB free download, Rs 3999 with 15 GB free download and Rs 5999 with 25 GB free download.