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Tired of WhatsApp groups? Govt to your rescue

Centre has asked WhatsApp to enable feature that seeks people's consent before adding them to groups

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WhatsApp’s push for digital payments: CEO Chris Daniels writes to RBI, seeks permission for new feature

At present, the Facebook-owned company is running a pilot for the service – WhatsApp Payments, with close to 1 million users.

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Blank calls: Mobile business is all about data as revenues from calls decline

Freebies and cheap data only fuelling demand for more data

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Panasonic to make products based on personal preferences

Panasonic on completing 100 years has embarked on a transformation to create products that will be guided by consumer's choice.

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COAI asks government to cut SUC, licence fee, USOF contribution

In a letter to telecom secretary, Aruna Sundararjan last month, COAI director general Rajan S Mathews has said that the growing financial stress in the sector is on account of high spectrum prices paid in auctions, growing bu

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Q2 surprise! Vodafone-Idea defeats RJio to become top teleco

In contrast to analysts’ expectations, Reliance Jio failed to become the largest telecom operator during the July-September quarter if the total adjusted gross revenues (AGR) of access service licence and national long dist

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Broadband connectivity in villages under Bharat Net fails to pick up

Another official said that till October, 1.15 lakh GPs were service ready, which means that last mile internet connectivity from the GP to the consumer using Wi-FI hotspots or other means can be provided.

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We intend to make India hub for exports to South Asia, West Asia, Africa: Manish Sharma, President & CEO, Panasonic India and South Asia

Japanese consumer electronics major Panasonic has invested Rs 450 crore in expanding its manufacturing facilities in India in the last three years under the ‘Make in India’ programme.

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5G in India: DoT mulls more bands for launch

NFAP 2018 aims to create a road map for availability and allocation of wireless spectrum to facilitate development and deployment of next generation services.

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Regulations have to be reviewed in light of data becoming predominant, says TRAI chairman RS Sharma

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) chairman RS Sharma said data has become the most deciding factor in the telecom sector.

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4G Data: Cheaper tariffs by Reliance Jio set to end?

With over 30% share in 5 circles, telco could invite Trai’s predatory price penalty.

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Huawei launches OpenLab in India; Check details of Chinese tech giant’s big investment

OpenLab Delhi will focus on driving smart city innovations in areas as diverse as IoT, smart pole, smart building, smart campus etc.

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Fastest 4G: Reliance Jio beats Airtel, Vodafone, Idea to clock highest speed in H1 FY19

Reliance Jio clocked the highest 4G data download speed for six consecutive months during the first half of the current fiscal with an average throughput of almost 20 Mbps.

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Huawei to enter Indian wearable devices market early next year

Eying the growing interest among Indians for fitness bands and smart watches, Huawei will launch its range of wearable products by early 2019.

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India loves 4G: Smartphone-addicted users consumed 88.66 lakh TBs data in April-June period

With operators increasingly adopting 4G and VoLTE services, subscribers are experiencing faster data speeds, which, in turn, is fuelling videos and music consumption, translating into higher data usage.

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No accounts compromised in India – Here is what Facebook to Modi government

The social media platform informed the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert-In), which is the nodal agency for responding to such computer security incidents.

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JioPhone a big success; accounts for almost half of feature phone market now

Almost 50% of new subscriber additions on Reliance Jio's network is coming from JioPhone since the last two months, the time when the price of the 4G feature phone was slashed from Rs 1,500 to Rs 501 by exchanging it with an

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Bye-bye WhatsApp calls? Free voice plans from telcos send internet telephony calls tumbling

Latest data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) for the April-June quarter shows that Internet telephony (basically calls made through apps) calls with a total outgoing minutes of 189 million minutes

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Tracking telcos: DoT to conduct annual audit of telco revenues

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will make auditing of telecom operators’ adjusted gross revenue (AGR) an annual affair and is in the process of coming out with the tender for hiring an auditing agency for the sam

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PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate 2nd edition of Indian Mobile Congress – Key details

The second edition of the Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) is expected to be a star studded event with participation expected from top government ministers, regulators, standards bodies and companies across the globe, for which t

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Airtel working on EMI options, handset offers for prepaid subscribers

Bharti Airtel is working on a comprehensive strategy under which it will offer entry-level smartphones with affordable EMI options and bundled voice and data plans to prepaid subscribers.

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Here is why Apple iPhone XS and XS Max may not be able to revive Apple’s falling market share in India

Analysts said iPhone XS — priced at Rs 99,900-1,34,900 — and XS Max with a price tag of Rs 1,09,900-1,44,900 are not competitive in Indian market. The starting price for the base XS model is higher by 11% compared to iPho

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Wow! Single payment card soon for smooth travel across the country – What commuters must know

The ministry is working with the National Payments Corporation of India, which is in talks with all the banks and other financial institutions so that payments made through the card can be accepted across the country.

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Govt likely to allocate 4G spectrum to BSNL, MTNL by December

The Department of telecommunications (DoT) is working on a proposal for allocation of spectrum in the 2100 MHz band for launching 4G services to state-run operators BSNL and MTNL.

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Appetite for data, better device fuel refurbished handset mkt

The growing penetration of mobile broadband services and a rising appetite for data are fuelling the refurbished mobile phone market in the country, which analysts peg will grow in double digits annually as price-conscious co

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Reliance JioPhone: Rs 500 device now gives half of total subscriptions to company

Almost 50% of the new subscriber additions on Reliance Jio’s network have come from JioPhone since July 5, when the price of the 4G feature phone was slashed from Rs 1,500 to Rs 501 by exchanging it with an old feature phon

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