Articles about Telecom Sector

R-Day offer: Jio boosts data limit on 1GB, 1.5GB packs

24 Jan 2018

R-Day offer: Jio boosts data limit on 1GB, 1.5GB packs

Jio has announced free data for select plans as part of its Republic Day offer with effect from January 26.

Jio's "affordable" Rs. 153 plan now offers 1GB/day 4G data

17 Jan 2018

Jio's "affordable" Rs. 153 plan now offers 1GB/day 4G data

Reliance Jio has upgraded its "most affordable" Rs. 153 prepaid plan by increasing the amount of high-speed 4G data offered to customers.

BSNL users can no longer make free calls on Sundays

17 Jan 2018

BSNL users can no longer make free calls on Sundays

State-run telecom company BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) has announced that it is withdrawing its unlimited Sunday free voice calling offer from all circles across India.

Vodafone begins its 4G VoLTE roll-out in India

15 Jan 2018

Vodafone begins its 4G VoLTE roll-out in India

Following an announcement last month, Vodafone has started rolling out its 4G VoLTE service in the country as promised.

ZTE to launch its first 5G smartphone by 2019

15 Jan 2018

ZTE to launch its first 5G smartphone by 2019

Chinese phone maker ZTE will reportedly launch its first 5G smartphone in the United States of America by early next year, the company confirmed.

India to have no 2G internet subscribers by 2019: Report

13 Jan 2018

India to have no 2G internet subscribers by 2019: Report

According to a report by market research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR), India will have no 2G internet subscribers left by June 2019.

With Airtel, you can get free one-year Amazon Prime subscription

12 Jan 2018

With Airtel, you can get free one-year Amazon Prime subscription

The telecom wars in India, triggered by Jio's disruptive entry into the market in 2016, still continue.

Telcos must ink interconnectivity pacts within 30-day-deadline without discrimination: TRAI

03 Jan 2018

Telcos must ink interconnectivity pacts within 30-day-deadline without discrimination: TRAI

Following a prolonged dispute between Reliance Jio and incumbents Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea over interconnectivity, TRAI has made regulations stricter.

Here's how to link Aadhaar with SIM from your home

03 Jan 2018

Here's how to link Aadhaar with SIM from your home

The process for linking Aadhaar to SIM is now ongoing, and the deadline is March 31.

Airtel to tie up with Amazon to boost content distribution

02 Jan 2018

Airtel to tie up with Amazon to boost content distribution

Bharti Airtel and Amazon are set to enter into a deal which will allow Airtel to distribute the American e-commerce giant's content through its Airtel TV app.

Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio buying brother Anil's RCom wireless assets

28 Dec 2017

Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio buying brother Anil's RCom wireless assets

As expected, Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio is taking over the wireless assets of his brother Anil's Reliance Communications, which is burdened with a massive Rs. 45,000cr-debt.

RCom to exit SDR, reduce debt by Rs. 39,000cr: Ambani

27 Dec 2017

RCom to exit SDR, reduce debt by Rs. 39,000cr: Ambani

Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications has announced it would exit the ongoing Strategic Debt Restructuring (SDR) scheme of its lenders by selling its Rs. 25,000cr-worth telecom assets, including towers, spectrum and optical fiber by Mar'18.

Jio's Happy New Year offers: Special treat with new plans

23 Dec 2017

Jio's Happy New Year offers: Special treat with new plans

Amidst cutthroat competition in the Indian telecom industry, Reliance Jio announced the launch of two new plans on Friday as part of its Happy New Year 2018 offers.

Mobile portability charges could soon come down to Rs. 4

19 Dec 2017

Mobile portability charges could soon come down to Rs. 4

If the TRAI has its way, mobile number portability (MNP) charges in India will go down 80% from the current Rs. 19 to Rs. 4.

India ranks 76, 109 in broadband and mobile Internet-speeds: Ookla

11 Dec 2017

India ranks 76, 109 in broadband and mobile Internet-speeds: Ookla

Reflecting the massive transformation India underwent this year in terms of Internet speeds, the country was ranked 76th and 109th for fixed-broadband and mobile Internet speeds, respectively, on Ookla's November Speedtest Global Index.

Airtel now offers three Intex smartphones starting at Rs. 1,649

07 Dec 2017

Airtel now offers three Intex smartphones starting at Rs. 1,649

India's telecom wars have led to a bonanza for customers. First, it was drastically-lowered calling/internet rates, and then smartphones at never-before cheap prices.

Reliance Jio beats Airtel, Vodafone, Idea in 4G download speeds

06 Dec 2017

Reliance Jio beats Airtel, Vodafone, Idea in 4G download speeds

When it comes to 4G download speeds, Reliance Jio still leads its rivals with an all-time high 21.9Mbps speed on its network in September, shows TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) data.

Airtel joins hands with Coursera for creating future-ready workforce

29 Nov 2017

Airtel joins hands with Coursera for creating future-ready workforce

Bharti Airtel has partnered with online education/learning tech company Coursera for teaching advanced skills to its employees as the largest Indian telco aims to become a future-ready organization.

"Cheap and best" monthly plans by Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone

25 Nov 2017

"Cheap and best" monthly plans by Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone

The Indian telecom price war intensified with Reliance Jio's entry, which is disrupting the market with one move after another.

Here's how to re-verify your SIM through Aadhaar

23 Nov 2017

Here's how to re-verify your SIM through Aadhaar

A week after saying Aadhaar-SIM linking through SMS is not "safe", UIDAI has approved the blueprints presented by telcos for linking through OTP.

SIM re-verification: SMS method "not safe", use IVR or website

17 Nov 2017

SIM re-verification: SMS method "not safe", use IVR or website

The UIDAI has rejected one of the three ways which the DoT had proposed for customers to re-verify their SIM with Aadhaar.

Telecom mass layoffs: 75,000 employees lost jobs in one year

15 Nov 2017

Telecom mass layoffs: 75,000 employees lost jobs in one year

Thousands of people working in India's telecom industry are grappling with massive job losses. The sector lost a fourth of its three-lakh workforce in the last 12 months.

Vodafone, Idea to sell mobile-towers to ATC for Rs. 7,850cr

13 Nov 2017

Vodafone, Idea to sell mobile-towers to ATC for Rs. 7,850cr

Ahead of their merger, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular have signed an agreement with a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation (ATC) separately to sell their respective standalone mobile tower businesses for Rs. 7850cr (combined).

BharatNet second phase launched: Jio pays highest fee

13 Nov 2017

BharatNet second phase launched: Jio pays highest fee

The government launched BharatNet's phase II to provide high-speed broadband connections to all panchayats by 2019-end.

You may have to pay more for your mobile bill

09 Nov 2017

You may have to pay more for your mobile bill

Your monthly mobile bill will soon cost you more.

You might be able to link Aadhaar-SIM from home

06 Nov 2017

You might be able to link Aadhaar-SIM from home

Telecom operators have come up with options for customers to re-verify their Aadhaar-registered phone number without having to visit stores.

Mi A1 Plus, OnePlus 5 to get Airtel VoLTE support

06 Nov 2017

Mi A1 Plus, OnePlus 5 to get Airtel VoLTE support

The Xiaomi Mi A1 Plus and the OnePlus 5, despite being two of the best devices in their respective price ranges, still lack Airtel VoLTE support.

Don't create panic, inform customers deadline for Aadhaar linking: SC

03 Nov 2017

Don't create panic, inform customers deadline for Aadhaar linking: SC

The SC has directed telcos and banks not to create panic among customers and inform them of proper deadlines to link Aadhaar instead of threatening immediate deactivation of services.

Tata pays $1.2bn penalty to Japan's NTT-DoCoMo, ending 3-year dispute

01 Nov 2017

Tata pays $1.2bn penalty to Japan's NTT-DoCoMo, ending 3-year dispute

Settling its three-year-long dispute with NTT DoCoMo, Tata Sons has paid $1.2bn (144.9bn Yen) to the Japanese telco to put an end to the bitter feud over their Indian telecom joint venture, Tata DoCoMo.

Aadhaar-SIM linking: Here's what Vodafone, Airtel, Idea subscribers should do

01 Nov 2017

Aadhaar-SIM linking: Here's what Vodafone, Airtel, Idea subscribers should do

The SC is hearing several petitions against the mandatory need for Aadhaar to access various schemes, including telecom services.

Bad news, Jio users! Another tariff hike likely in January

25 Oct 2017

Bad news, Jio users! Another tariff hike likely in January

Reliance Jio users may have to pay more for data services as the telco is likely to increase tariffs every few months, says US-based Goldman Sachs.

India takes step towards internet telephony, call charges to fall

25 Oct 2017

India takes step towards internet telephony, call charges to fall

Despite intense lobbying by telcos, the TRAI has finally paved the way for internet telephony in India by releasing its recommendations on the matter.

Reliance Communications to shut down 2G operations, cut several jobs

25 Oct 2017

Reliance Communications to shut down 2G operations, cut several jobs

The Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications has reportedly decided to shut down its 2G mobile services within a month and terminate thousands of employees by 30 November.

After Jio and Airtel, Vodafone launches smartphone at Rs. 999

25 Oct 2017

After Jio and Airtel, Vodafone launches smartphone at Rs. 999

After Airtel and Jio, it is Vodafone's turn to launch its own bundled smartphone offer.

Jio effect: Airtel launches 100% cashback offer

20 Oct 2017

Jio effect: Airtel launches 100% cashback offer

To counter Jio's new cashback offer, Airtel has come up with its own scheme: 100% cashback when you recharge with a Rs. 348/349 unlimited pack.

Jio raises prices: The end of the telecom wars?

19 Oct 2017

Jio raises prices: The end of the telecom wars?

Jio has raised the price of its popular 399 plan. Whereas earlier, customers got unlimited calling, 1GB/day and bundled SMS for 84 days, now you will get the same for Rs. 459.

iPhone 7 at Rs. 7,777 on Airtel's new online store!

16 Oct 2017

iPhone 7 at Rs. 7,777 on Airtel's new online store!

Days after launching a 4G smartphone at an effective price of Rs. 1,399, Airtel has now launched a dedicated online store which will offer premium smartphones on contracts.

Tata Teleservices to merge with Airtel on 'cash-free, debt-free' basis

12 Oct 2017

Tata Teleservices to merge with Airtel on 'cash-free, debt-free' basis

India's largest telco Bharti Airtel will be absorbing Tata Teleservices, Tata Group's struggling telecom business.

Jio effect: Airtel offers 4G smartphone at Rs. 1,399

11 Oct 2017

Jio effect: Airtel offers 4G smartphone at Rs. 1,399

Airtel has finally announced a 4G smartphone in partnership with Karbonn mobiles.

RCom cancels merger with Aircel, says it was mutual

02 Oct 2017

RCom cancels merger with Aircel, says it was mutual

Due to the disruption caused by Jio in the already financially strained telecom sector, some players decided to merge in order to survive.