Vodafone Idea tests revolutionary approach to network deployment

Vodafone Idea, the country’s third largest mobile operator, has started deploying a revolutionary new approach to creating its cellular network, but has also encountered several challenges in doing so. The company is experimenting with the so-called ‘open radio access network’ or Open RAN technology, which is a break from the traditional one-box technology promoted by […]

One-third of Airtel users on VoLTE network – Nokia

Global telecom equipment provider Nokia today said its VoLTE service on Bharti Airtel’s Indian mobile network now supports 110 million users, or about 32% of the company’s total subscriber base. With this, said the Finland-based telecom gear maker, Bharti Airtel’s network has become its Nokia’s biggest VoLTE deployment anywhere in the world. It also makes […]

Wipro announces deals from Nokia, LATAM Cargo

Indian IT outsourcing company Wipro said telecom equipment maker Nokia had moved to the sales order platform designed and operated by it as part of a multi-year outsourcing deal. The company also said it was bringing Latin American cargo company to LATAM Cargo on to its supply a cargo management platform. The size of the […]

Nokia files more patent infringement suits against Apple

Nokia has filed further complaints alleging that Apple products infringe a number of Nokia patents, expanding its litigation originally announced on December 21. Across actions in 11 countries, there are now 40 patents in suit, which cover technologies such as display, user interface, software, antenna, chipsets and video coding, the company said. Cases have now […]

Nokia buys Alcatel Lucent for 15.6 bln eur via share-swap

Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent said they were merging their operations into one company, answering the speculation that Nokia may buy out the wireless business of the French company. The announcement comes just a day after Nokia confirmed talks with Alcatel. The two companies have entered into a memorandum of understanding under which Nokia will make an […]

UPDATE: Nokia Lumia 930 available in stores today

Nokia Lumia 930, the highest-end phone from Microsoft Nokia, will be available in stores starting early next week, according to suppliers. “We expect to get our first stock by Tuesday or Wednesday,” said a Delhi-based retailer. UPDATE: Microsoft has announced that the Lumia 930 has is available in stores starting today, October 16. Online retailers […]

Lumia 730, 930 prices not cheap, but 830 really expensive

At long last, Microsoft has launched its 2014 line-up of phones in the mid to high segment, but the rather steep prices have disappointed a few fans. The Lumia 730 and 830 are mid-range smartphones, while the 930 is at the high end, or what Microsoft today called ‘a true flagship’. The prices, at Rs […]

As phones get bigger, tablets pay the price

The soaring popularity of big size phones, or phablets, is affecting sales of tablets in India, according to market tracker 6Wresearch. Phablets, or phones with displays of 5 to 6 inches, have increasingly gained consumer affection due to three factors. First, they come with built-in cellular and 3G connectivity, unlike low-cost tablets that typically offer […]