Telecom Sector

Aircel to expand India operations; planning $5 billion investments in 3 years

Aircel to expand India operations; planning $5 billion investments in 3 yearsAs per the reports by Business Standard, Aircel Cellular is working on plans to expand its presence in India, proposing to put in a $5 billion investment over the next three-year period.  

Initiating its operations in Mumbai on Friday, the GSM service provider - with a 70 percent stake held by Malaysian telecom giant Maxis Communications – has dispelled hearsay about its plans to get hold of the city’s oldest mobile company, Loop Mobile.

Idea launches its GSM services in Orissa

Idea CellularIn a move to expand its domestic footprint, Idea Cellular, one of the leading mobile service providers, has finally introduced its GSM mobile services in Orissa, covering over 2,200 towns and villages.

The company said, it has rolled outs its service in aim to provide the residents of Orissa superior mobile connectivity, offer whisper clear audio quality, zero call congestion and high capacity, ahead of time.

During launching ceremony, the company has announced an exclusive tariff offer for its subscribers in Orissa, which would be remains valid for next six months.

RCom to open 82 new stores in Punjab

Reliance CommunicationsReliance Communications informed on Tuesday that it will open 82 new exclusive mobile stores in Punjab under its expansion programme.

Under the arrangement, the company would undertake expansion drive across several districts of state including Amritsar, Bhatinda, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala.

According to company officials, the latest move is to bring affordable services closer to the people of Punjab and provide easier and faster access to world class telecommunications solutions.

RCom launches high-speed wireless broadband facility in Kolkata

Reliance CommunicationsAnil Dhirubhai Ambani Group company Reliance Communications on Monday launched its high-speed wireless broadband services in Kolkata.

The company claims that newly launched service is Country's fastest internet service with a peak downlink speed of upto 3.1 Mbps and an uplink speed of up to 1.8 Mbps. The company will deliver the services on its CDMA platform.

The company has launched multiple subscription plans for its wireless broadband service ranging from a monthly rental of Rs 299 to Rs 1,750. In addition, the company will take Rs 3,500 as one time cost for USB modem separately.

GSM service providers to disconnect mobiles without IMEI number from April 15!

Mobile PhoneGoing by a Department of Telecommunications (DoT) directive, as many as 250 lakh mobile subscribers, who use handsets that are without the valid IMEI - International Mobile Equipment Identity - number, face the likelihood of disconnection of services from April 15, the extended deadline after the earlier set December 31, 2008 cut-off date!

In accordance with the DoT instructions, GSM service providers - including Airtel and Vodafone - are all set to deny connectivity to mobile phones which do not have the essential IMEI number, which is 15-digit code appearing on the operator's network when a call is made.

Reliance Mobile’s new ‘Jaadu 45’ tariff voucher!

Reliance Mobile’s new ‘Jaadu 45’ tariff voucher!The customers of the Reliance Mobile GSM Service have a new pack coming their way - the company Thursday launched a 'Jaadu STV 45' tariff voucher, which boasts of a multitude of benefits!

A part of Reliance Mobile's ongoing Customer Experience Programme, the new Rs. 45 recharge pack comes with 90-day validity, and offers talk-time worth Rs. 20. The call charges of the new Jaadu 45 pack, for current and new Reliance GSM subscribers, would be 60 paise per minute for local calls to any network, and Re 1 per minute for STD calls.