Aircel Launches 3G! Who is Next?

And that’s the end of a long wait. Finally, Aircel has launched 3G services in Chennai and scheduled a quick launch in 11 other circles, as reported by the Business Standard. It certainly took a while for the company to do it. We at WATBlog had also covered some stories (here and here) on the road to this development. The launch was accompanied by a happy-to-hear announcement that the company would...
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Idea Plans To Roll Out 3G Services In Gujarat Early Next Year

Business Standard reported that Idea Cellular is rolling out 3G services in the state of Gujarat by March next year. One of the oldest mobile operators in the state Idea has bagged 3G spectrum license for eleven circles that include Gujarat. It already has a subscriber’s base of 6 million in the state alone and is considering offering Mobile Number Portability (MNP) as well. Altogether, these would...
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NyooTV Ventures Into Mobile Application Market, Plans To Use 3G and BWA

NyooTV, India’s first online television has decided to take a leap forward and offer its users a whole new digital experience in more than one way. Catering to a wide section of audience across India, USA and UK, NyooTV is a host to premium legal entertainment related content, made available free of cost to their users. From streaming full length Bollywood movies and music videos, to TV shows...
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3G Bidding Reach Dizzy Heights – Delhi – Mumbai In The Fray

Saturday took the 3G bidding to a dizzy height. The bidding reached Rs 7,900 crore at the end of bidding on Saturday which is more than double the initial base price of Rs 3,500 crore which was set at the start of the bidding on 9th of April. The bidding amounts have scaled over 76 rounds of bidding which have taken over 13 days to be complete.We blogged about the highest increase in the bidding...
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Government Finally Nods Its Approval To The 3G auction: Better Late Than Never!

After delaying it for what seemed like an eternity, the Government has finally given green signal to 3G spectrum auction. The auction was to be completed last year but it is yet to start.The Notice Inviting Application (NIA) will be issued by this weekend as told by Mr. A. Raja, Communication and Information Technology Minister. It may be noted here that the NIA outlines the policy guidelines for...
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Operators To Fork Out 3G License Fees Before Spectrum Allocation: DoT

It looks like the picture of 2008 mayhem is still afresh in the minds of bureaucratic leaders. Department of Telecom (DoT) has hinted that telco’s winning 3G licenses will need to submit license fees well within stipulated time of 20 days.The new payment module will ask winning operators to pay 25% of the bidding amount within 5 days of auction and rest within 15 days. This is done to avoid...
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Recap 2009: 3G In India

The much awaited 3G services on our mobile phones became the most annoying fact after all the delays, as they just kept us hanging on. The Great Indian 3G Saga has come a full circle this year and that ray of hope still appears somewhere in all the darkness that it’s hype had created. Let us take a look at how it all went right from the beginning of Y2K9.Before we could get some positive news,...
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3G Auction In Jan 2010 – 4 Slots – Allocation In August

3G Auctions have become a butt of quite a few jokes in the telecom industry circles. One could actually make one of those ads where two young men talk about 3G launching every week and they keep doing so for weeks, years and both of them aren’t young me anymore (:D)..But I guess that wont be required as 3G auctions are well underway to be held in January next year i.e. less than a month away....
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Pranab Raises A Stink Against Anymore 3G Auction Delays

3G (3rd Generation) which is expected to bring in another telecom revolution in India is still manifestly facing hurdles. After many delays, the auction of 3G spectrum was attired for August-September 2009. Then again it was delayed, and the tentative dates were set at the end of calendar year. Recently, communication minister A Raja said, it might get delayed due to the Christmas holidays, but surely...
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3G Auction Delayed – The Wait Keeps Getting Longer!

The much awaited 3G auction continues becoming one of the most pestering fairy tales ever. The defence ministry has apparently delayed the 3G auction stating that they would be releasing the committed 20 Mhz of spectrum only in June 2010 instead of December this year. WATBlog has tracked all of these changes and delays continuously, no matter how annoying they were. The defence services have asked...
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