The Jio Extravaganza-Builds Up A New Height Of Competition

Telecom service provider Reliance Jio on began its quest to garner 100 million subscribers by launching 4G services as part of a welcome offer. A major beneficiary of the offer would be users of devices like iPhone, Xiaomi, Motorola and Lenovo who were not a part of the preview offer so far. Reliance Jio, which had already roped in 1.5…

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Telecos Struggle To Find Use Cases Of 5G

With 5G standards expected to be released by the FCC in 2020, it will be available in two waves, namely, the sub-6GHz in 2017, followed by the actual 5G at higher spectrum bands termed as millimeter wave (mmWave), in 2020, as per 5G Development Market Report by IHS Markit. The sub-6GHz spectrum, currently in use by existing mobile and wireless…

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Reliance Com, Aircel To Merge Their Wireless Business

Telecom network operator Reliance Communications announced its deal with Maxis-promoted Aircel to consolidate their wireless operations. Reliance Communications and Aircel will have 50 percent stake in the newly formed joint venture. The board will have equal representation from the two sides. The mobile subscriber base of — MTS India, Aircel and Reliance Communications wireless — will be over 180 million customers. The…

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Railtel To Reach In Far-Flung Areas With Digital Connectivity

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu asked RailTel to adopt a “stand alone” approach to provide digital connectivity in far-flung areas. RailTel railways’ telecom PSU, is at the forefront in providing nation-wide Broadband Telecom and Multimedia Network in all parts of the country in addition to modernization of train operations and administration network systems for the Railways. Prabhu said it plays a…

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Idea To Roll Out Aadhaar Based E-KYC Solutions Across India

Idea Cellular has announced the roll out of the Aadhaar based e-KYC solution across its service centres in 22 circles in the country. The service, which is launched in association with UIDAI, and as per the DoT Department of Telecom (DoT) guidelines, would enable for instant activation of mobile connections. The e-KYC solution allows users to avail instant verification using…

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Vodafone Launches 4G Services In Rohtak, Haryana

As part of its 4G rollout efforts across the country, Vodafone has now launched its 4G LTE services in Rohtak, Haryana. Vodafone has announced the launch of its 4G LTE services in Rohtak, Haryana at the hands of Sakshi Malik, the RIO 2016 Bronze medal winner. The service, which in Haryana region is built on a strong fibre backhaul and…

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BSNL May Buy 700 Mhz Spectrum For 4G Services

Government-run telecom operator state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) is planning to acquire 5 MHz spectrum in the super premium yet costly 700-MHz band across the country, in a bid to take on private telecom operators that are offering high-speed 4G services. BSNL has reached out to the government, seeking financial support to buy spectrum in the 700-MHz band. The government will…

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Reliance Jio’s Internet Speeds Are Slowing Down

Launched with much fanfare and promise of providing high speed internet via its future proof 4G LTE only network, Reliance Jio’s services are downgrading as more people get on board. While users have been complaining about slow on social media, now even Ookla, the Seattle-based company that makes the popular Speedtest.net app corroborates those clams. According to data released by Ookla,…

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Vodafone Offers 4G data at Rs 25/GB

Vodafone has slashed data prices for new 4G and 3G users to as low as Rs 25 per GB, bringing it down to nearly half of Reliance Jio’s highly-touted Rs 50 per GB announcement. Here’s all you need to know about Vodafone’s new data plan 1. The plan offers 10GB 4G mobile data at the price of 1GB plan. The offer…

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Reliance JIO Top Executives Resign

Pawan S Yadav, business head of public WiFi at Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm, has quit after a stint of over two years. Yadav looked after the rollout of the company’s Wi-Fi facilities across the country, heading a team of 18-20 executives at Jio, people familiar with the matter said. Yadav confirmed his resignation. Jio didn’t respond to ET’s query…

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