Jio’s Unlimited 5G Plans Put Airtel on Back Foot in India, Delay Profits: JP Morgan

The launch of cheaper postpaid plans with unlimited 5G by Reliance’s Jio has put rival Bharti Airtel on the back foot in the Indian market and may delay recovery in its key profit metric, JP Morgan analysts said on Thursday. Jio, the telecoms unit of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries, launched new postpaid plans last week, … Read more

Jio Rs. 2,999 Prepaid Recharge Plan Offers 2.5GB Daily 5G Data Usage: All Details

Jio has updated its annual prepaid recharge plan with access to unlimited 5G data. The telecom company’s prepaid plan priced at Rs. 2,999 will offer users access to high-speed 5G data for 365 days. According to information available on the telecom operator’s website, the annual prepaid plan will provide users with a total of 912.5GB … Read more

Reliance Jio Leads Wireline Segment in December 2022 With Nearly 3 Lakh New Customers

Telecom subscriber base rose marginally to 1,170.38 million in December 2022 on account of an increase in fixed line connections, according to official data. The total subscriber base in the country was at 1,170.17 million in November last year. “The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,170.18 million at the end of November … Read more

DoT Said to Have Directed TRAI to Introduce Strict Service Quality Norms

The Department of Telecommunications has asked sector regulator TRAI to make quality of service norms stricter in order to curb call drops and improve call quality, an official source said on Tuesday. The move comes after the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) collected feedback from the public through an IVRS call around call drop, quality of calls … Read more

Vodafone Idea Ordered to Convert Dues From Government Worth Over Rs. 16,000 Crore Into Equity

Troubled Indian mobile service provider Vodafone Idea said on Friday the government had ordered the company to convert into equity all the dues owed to the government for use of airwaves including the interest related to payments for spectrum. The total amount to be converted into equity shares is Rs. 16,133 crore, the mobile carrier said. … Read more

TRAI to Meet Jio, Airtel and Other Telcos on February 17 to Discuss Plan for Improvement in Services

Telecom regulator TRAI has called a meeting with telcos on February 17 to discuss measures and action plan for improving service quality, review of norms, benchmarks for 5G services, and unsolicited commercial communications. The meeting assumes significance as improvement in telecom service quality is bound to cheer mobile customers, irked by call drops and patchy … Read more

Jio 5G Network Rolls Out Across 34 Cities as Operator Expands Coverage to 225 Cities in India

Reliance Jio on Tuesday announced the launch of 5G services across 34 cities spread across 13 states, taking the cumulative tally of the number of cities in the country having access to the company’s True 5G services to 225. This comes days after Reliance launched its services in six states of the north east namely, … Read more

Jio Launches 5G Services in Seven Northeast Cities, Network Now Live in 191 Cities in India

Reliance Jio on Friday announced the launch of the 5G services across six states of the Northeast circle by connecting seven cities, namely, Shillong, Imphal, Aizawl, Agartala, Itanagar, Kohima and Dimapur with its True 5G network. True 5G is now live in 191 cities across the country, it said. “By December 2023, Jio True 5G … Read more

Airtel Hikes Basic Tariffs in Seven Regions by Nearly 57 Percent to Increase Average Revenue per User

Bharti Airtel, India’s No. 2 telecom carrier by subscribers, has introduced a new entry level plan at Rs. 155 in seven regions, the company’s spokesperson said on Tuesday, effectively raising basic tariffs by nearly 57 percent. The new plan was introduced in regions including the states of Karnataka, Bihar and Rajasthan, after discontinuing the existing … Read more