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No Free Internet In India: Government Rejects The Proposal

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The discussion and debates over the possibility of free internet in India to poor have been making rounds for the last two years. Unfortunately, all the efforts and recommendations by TRAI in regards to the matter have been flushed down the drain by the Indian government.Indian Government along with Telecom Commission, the supreme body responsible for all decisions related...

Reliance Jio’s Cheap Tariff Plans Set To Meet Dead End With TRAI’s New Regulation?

Reliance Jio has been boasting off a soaring market share within a few months of its inception - thanks to jaw-dropping cheap tariff plans. However, following TRAI's new set of rules, the strategy of this Ambani-led firm may hit straight stonewall!According to reports, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) regulation over predator pricing will force Jio to slash down...

Vodafone Idea Ltd Becomes The Largest Telecom Provider In India With 38.61% Share

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India will soon witness a brand-new entrant as the No.1 player in the Telecom Space!After Department of Telecommunications (DoT) giving its final approval to a Vodafone India and Idea Cellular merger, the newly merged unit is all set to put the kibosh on Bharti Airtel's legacy.According to reports, the Idea-Vodafone merger has been given a go-go signal by DoT, after...

Enjoy Cheap Internet Until Jio Subscriber Base Swells To 400 Million

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Let’s go back to 2016 – when Mukesh Ambani had just launched Jio. The world turned upside down, because we had never imagined even in our wildest dreams that the Internet could be free, and to top it all, the speed was 4G! Yes, it was the pre-launch offer. Gradually, Reliance Infocom started charging a nominal price for its...

The Number of Mobile Broadband Users in India Crosses 400 Million

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The exploded adoption of smartphone, falling average selling price (ASP) of 4G smartphones and the drastic decline in the price of high-speed data connectivity; all of this have resulted in the massive growth in the number of mobile broadband users in India. According to the latest data from TRAI, the number of mobile broadband users in India crossed the...

Reliance Jio Becomes The 3rd Largest Telecom Provider By Revenue Share: Dhan Dhana Dhan Time

Reliance Jio Infocomm has garnered nearly 20% of the telecom revenue market share (RMS) as of March 2018. The report by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) states that Bharti Airtel leads the telecom market by having a 32% revenue market share, followed by Vodafone whose revenue market share is just a pinch above Jio's with 21% of the net.Barely...

Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone Lock Horns Once Again Over Initial Connect of Calls

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India's coeval stressed telecom sector witnesses a tough-break yet again. Been-around carriers, Bharti Airtel NSE 2.27 %, Birla-led telco Idea NSE 1.46 %, the multi-national tel-co conglomerate, Vodafone and 4G newcomer Reliance Jio have locked horns once again, this time over the time-limit within which carriers need to provide ports for initial interconnection and augmentation. With definite warmongers indulging in rows...

Mobile Subscribers In India:13.2% YoY Growth In Q1 2017, Reliance Jio Market Share Swells to 9.2% [REPORT]

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TRAI's (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) latest telecom subscription report for 31 March 2017 is out, and it falls in line with some of the trends we have been observing for the past few quarters. The Indian telecom industry's wireless segment has been experiencing accelerated growth for many months now. The launch of Reliance Jio shifted the nation into the...

Mobile Devices Now Account For 92.8% Of Broadband Subscriptions In India As Jio Drives Massive Growth

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When Professor Leonard Kleinrock sent the first ever message over ARPANET to Stanford Research University, he could have scarcely imagined that this was the birth of an omnipresent network that would one day connect every corner of the world. The internet contains the total of nearly all human knowledge and has pervaded every aspect of our lives. The rise...

It’s Reliance Jio Vs Airtel, Vodafone And Idea Now: The Ugly Competition In The Indian Telecom Industry Begins

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The launch of the Reliance Jio service back in September 2016 was a real game changer for the Indian telecom industry. Backed by the immense financial muscle and infrastructure of Reliance Communications, Jio has metaphorically set the cat among the pigeons. India's incumbent service providers are now all scrambling to keep up with an increasingly volatile industry. Whether the business...

Minimum Broadband Speed In India, 512 Kbps: Is That Benchmark Still Relevant?

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With the entry of more content intensive services like Netflix, Saavn, and other streaming on-demand streaming sites, the Telecom regulator in India has informally directed ISPs and Telco providers to improve broadband speeds in India. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a ‘draft direction’ to stakeholders (ISPs, Telcos), seeking their comments as follows: “Broadband is a data...

Mobile Phone Subscribers In India Q2 2015: 6.71% Growth To 980M Users

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The number of mobile phone subscribers in India has almost touched the billion figure mark. According to the latest report from TRAI mobile phone subscriber base in India recorded 6.71% YoY growth to 980.81 million users in Q2 2015. In the first half of 2015, The mobile subscriber base in India became stronger with 36.84 million new mobile phone...

You, Me And Net Neutrality In India: Rich Daddy, Poor Daddy

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Airtel recently announced that they were coming out with the Airtel-Zero plan which will allow people to use some partner apps and websites on their network without having to pay for data. Most people who saw this in the news for the day either ignored it or actually felt happy that they were going to get free stuff. But then again, only if...

The Growth In Internet And Telecom Users In India During Q2 2014 Disappoints

The total number of internet users in India has reached to 259.14 million by the end of June 2014, an increase of just 7.55 million subscribers in three months (April - June). Besides, telephone subscribers in India has increased by 9.94 million during the same period, as per “Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report Q2 2014” released by TRAI...

Over 107 Million MNP Requests Were Made In India By October 2013, Karnataka & Rajasthan Lead!

Nearly 2 years after its primary introduction, wireless cellular subscribers in India are taking great advantage of MNP (Mobile Number Portability) facility. TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Of India) has recently released a report which summarizes the telecom subscription data in India. According to this report, MNP requests in India increased from 102.49 million in September, 2013 to a staggering 104.79 million...

National Roaming To Get Cheaper – A Gala Time For the Telecom Companies In India

In 2012, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal announced that, 2013 will be the year of free nationwide Roaming, now it looks, like that dream is progressing. Telecom Regulatory of India (TRAI) announced that the roaming charges are set to fall from July 1, and there will be a new tariff structures for voice calls and SMS.The Telecom regulator has lowered...

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