Category Archives: 4G

How 4G VoLTE aids for Unlimited Calling Plans ?

With the launch of Reliance Jio Infocomm’s Unlimited Calling Plan, entire Telecom industry is gearing to match Jio in offering the same. Jio took a lead over the rest of the industry by directly logging on to the superior 4G Mobile Data and VoLTE Network.
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Industry interactions suggest that the top three are preparing for VoLTE launch, and the IMS core, which forms an integral part of a VoLTE network is Continue reading How 4G VoLTE aids for Unlimited Calling Plans ?

What was Idea’s idea behind procuring 2500 MHZ Spectrum ?

idea-spectrum-in-2500mhz-bandThe Executive strategy team at Idea Cellular acquired capacity bands, citing two reasons: 1. They wanted to be competitive in their leadership circles and offer best services. 2. In the non-leadership circles, they were able to acquire spectrum by spending a modest Rs. 5-7bn, which enables them a good hedge for small spends.

On 2500MHz ecosystem, Idea Cellular said that since now China has allocated 2500MHz, the deployment is expected to be fast. Additionally, they want Continue reading What was Idea’s idea behind procuring 2500 MHZ Spectrum ?

Jio Launch – Mobile Data ARPU Decline Inevitable, Subs / Volume Growth Tepid

Mobile Data ARPU Delcine IndiaThe 800 pound gorilla, Reliance Jio Infocomm’s entry will shake the Mobile Broadband Data Market in India at a much faster pace than it had in the past when Challengers [Aircel, DoCoMo, Uninor, etc] entered the Voice market in India and expect it to repeat but at much faster pace in the Mobile Data War.

Airtel’s data ARPU is Rs 200 and Idea’s data ARPU is Rs 150 – today, 20-25% overall subscribers of these companies are data subs. If data upgrades takes place Continue reading Jio Launch – Mobile Data ARPU Decline Inevitable, Subs / Volume Growth Tepid

Reliance Jio Launch – Guess the Data Pricing

Jio Launch - Pricing GameMedia is buzz with various launch dates and data pricing about Reliance Jio Infocomm’s 4G LTE services. You should know that Ambani has always had the fascination for Media business and is filled with his agents across publications and TV channels. In this backdrop, will Jio launch with the Freedom Plan 2 weeks from now as claimed by some newspapers ? Well, I believe Jio will go for a Phase wise launch spanning over the entire FY 2016-17.

To differentiate itself, Jio is looking to launch packages with data-implied tariffs at least Continue reading Reliance Jio Launch – Guess the Data Pricing

Did Idea Cellular Fumble on 4G LTE ? Can it make a Comeback like in 2G Voice ?

Idea 4G LTE Win or LoseIdea Cellular, the master of Just in Time expansion and execution analogous to the Java compilers running your Android Apps is in deep trouble when it comes to 4G LTE Mobile Data Networks.

In the last 8 years, Idea Cellular improved its revenue market share mostly banking on 2G Voice and 2.5G EDGE Data services from 9.3% to 18.1%. During the same period, market leader Airtel’s market share grew to 30.8% from 28.1%. Idea’s market share Continue reading Did Idea Cellular Fumble on 4G LTE ? Can it make a Comeback like in 2G Voice ?

Tata’s 800Mhz Spectrum Band on Telcos Radar

Tata DoCoMo 800 Band SpectrumWith impending threat from the launch of Reliance Jio Infocomm, industry leader and India’s only integrated Telecommunications Service Provider made aggressive moves to acquire spectrum from Videocon and later from Aircel to rollout and stabilize 4G LTE Networks in coherence with existing 2G Voice and 3G Mobile Data Network. These deals and Jio RCOM spectrum trading / sharing deals have resulted in spectrum Continue reading Tata’s 800Mhz Spectrum Band on Telcos Radar