We wanted to Analyze which Technology in Mobile Internet / Data will dominate in India – 3G vs 4G ? The backdrop for this question is the aspirations and affordability of masses in India as we read YoY that Maruti Alto, which is an 800 CC car is still the largest selling car despite several competitive hatchbacks competing in the market. Continue reading Which Mobile Data / Internet Tech will Dominate in India – 3G or 4G ?
The 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
Airtel India’s Data revenue growth continues to be strong though data pricing in India remains amongst lowest in the world. Management highlighted that weakness in data pricing has to be seen in the context of changing customer behavior. More and more subscribers are going for data and the decline in data yields is temporary.
Airtel Management informed that their entire 3G service is through loading on existing towers and this will remain the same in near future as there is no plan for 3G only towers as of now. Here are some more revelations in a Q&A with Bharti Airtel Continue reading Airtel 2.0 is a Big Mobile Data Story, Tight Lipped on 1800MHz FDD-LTE Launch
The pan-India reserve price of 800MHz is Rs26.85bn per MHz ~18% higher than the current price of 1800MHz ( Price Discovered in Feb-2014 1800Mhz Auction)
The entire spectrum holding of MTNL in the 800 MHz band Continue reading TRAI Favors LTE / Data Operations in 800Mhz Spectrum Auction