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Airtel 3G / 3G Platinum / 4G LTE Pan India Coverage by Q1-2016

Airtel 3G 4G Pan IndiaThe management of Bharti Airtel will attempt acceleration of India capex in FY16 by an additional $200-400m. Airtel will have enough capacity (~120,000 BTS in 3G or 4G Coverage Pan India. Currently, it has 62,000 3G BTS and an estimated 20,000+ 4G BTS) by Q1-2016, leaving it comfortably ahead of Reliance Jio which will kick-off operations with around 75,000 LTE Towers when it launches next year. Airtel has spectrum in 900Mhz suitable for 3G and is branded as Airtel 3G Platinum while the 2100Mhz 3G is simply branded as Airtel 3G. 3G rollout also results in higher voice quality as voice from smartphones is Continue reading Airtel 3G / 3G Platinum / 4G LTE Pan India Coverage by Q1-2016

3G /4G Mobile Data Infrastructure Doubles YoY in India – Bharti Infratel

Mobile Data IndiaData continues to be a key driver for tower demand and management suggested 3G and 4G network deployments have almost doubled on a year to year basis. The company suggested that most of the 3G/4G deployments were via the loading route and for the next 6-12 months telcos are expected to continue with the loading route. That said, management is of the view that the next round of deployments will target coverage gaps and in turn will improve tenancy. In our view, loading phenomenon may run for another 18-24 months, limiting Continue reading 3G /4G Mobile Data Infrastructure Doubles YoY in India – Bharti Infratel

LTE Rollout Obligations of 2300 MHz Spectrum – DoT Publishes Test Procedure

4G LTE Network Test ProcedureThe Department of Telecommunications has come up with a test procedure for rollout obligations of BWA spectrum. In May 2010, Airtel, Aircel, Qualcomm (acquired by Airtel), Tikona, Reliance Jio, and Augere were successful bidders for BWA spectrum. Continue reading LTE Rollout Obligations of 2300 MHz Spectrum – DoT Publishes Test Procedure

Idea Shifts Focus to 3G Utilization, Reduce MicroWave Backhaul

Idea Cellular 3GPlain Vanilla Wireless Operator, Idea Cellular is bullish on data growth and data revenue growth. Its current 3G utilization rates stand at 20% to 40% across circles. Idea’s focus is to increase the utilization rate by driving up the volumes. Realization will be the focus when utilization is ~60% to 70%. For an incumbent operator like Idea, the cost per MB is lesser; incremental costs are low. Voice infrastructure is being used for data. Thus the customer acquisition, spectrum, backhaul and support infrastructure is already in place. Continue reading Idea Shifts Focus to 3G Utilization, Reduce MicroWave Backhaul

Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Infocomm Bets Big on Internet of Things

Reliance Jio Internet Of ThingsMukesh Ambani managed Reliance Jio Infocomm’s network roll-out is clearing the air that this will not be a small-scale, niche network but a geographically spread, large-scale rollout. Though media reports indicated RJio roll out to happen with 45,000 towers connected, our sources inside Reliance have indicated a definite 30,000 towers being connected by late 2014. Continue reading Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Infocomm Bets Big on Internet of Things

iPhone 5C / 5S Massive Support for 4G LTE Bands, Pricing – Airtel & Reliance Jio Infocomm, India Missing

iPhone 5c 5s Massive Support for 4G LTEAt an excited press event, Apple unveiled the iPhone 5S (new flagship) and the iPhone 5C (predominantly the same as the iPhone 5 but with multi-colored plastic case).

iPhone 5S Hardware Spec This model is based on the new A7 chip (64-bit, 32nm, new ARMv8) and new M7 companion chip (supports the A7 chip by managing motion and location information). It has a four-inch screen (1,136 x 640, 326ppi, in-cell touch, IPS+LTPS), NAND memory (16/32/64GB), and two cameras (back camera: 8 megapixels, large aperture, high-speed consecutive shooting; front camera: 1.2 megapixels, BSI-CMOS). According to Apple’s claim, there is a performance increase in 3G call time and LTE data communication time by 20% (10 hours), and standby time by 11% (250 hours). Continue reading iPhone 5C / 5S Massive Support for 4G LTE Bands, Pricing – Airtel & Reliance Jio Infocomm, India Missing