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RCom CEO Vinod Sawhny quits, William Barney and Gurdeep Singh to function as co-CEOs

Reliance Communications’ (RCom) Chief Executive Officer Vinod Sawhny has stepped down from the post, citing personal reasons. The development comes at a time when RCom is working towards acquiring Sistema Shyam Teleservices and merging wireless operations with Aircel. The company informed stock exchanges on Saturday that William (Bill) Barney and Gurdeep Singh will now function as acting co-chief executives of the company with immediate effect. “The Company has accepted request of… Read More

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BSNL to increase pre FUP bundled data offering in select broadband plans Pan India- Sources

BSNL the PSU operator who has recently been cudgeled by Telecom minister Manoj Sinha to roll up its sleeves and improve QoS and offerings to be able to retain market share in the wake of developments by private operators, will be doing its bit by increasing the pre FUP bundled data offering in select broadband plans Pan India. The operator has revised the offering in BBG ULD 545, BBG combo ULD… Read More

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Rcom launches Non Stop plan for unlimited voice calling in Andhra Pradesh circle for Rs.153

Reliance communications the 4th largest operator by subscriber base is gearing up for the tariff war which has been set in motion by the launch of operations by Jio. The free voice for life offering of Jio in all its bundled plans has had serious implications on all existing mobile operators who have been forced to cut tariffs to remain relevant in the market. Following Jio’s free voice announcement we… Read More

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Minister Manoj Sinha cautions BSNL employees to work harder to compete with private players

In the backdrop of rising competition from the private players, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha asked the employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to roll up their sleeves and work harder. The employees who fail to perform should take VRS, Minister said at BSNL’s Heads of Circle Conference held on Tuesday. The warning was cited while mentioning the issue of providing rural connectivity, reported Economic Times and Business Standard. Minister… Read More

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Majority of customers are happy with existing telcos, may use Jio as a secondary connection: Survey

According to a survey conducted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a majority of telecom customers in India want to try out Reliance Jio’s services but as a secondary connection. The survey findings demonstrated high satisfaction among consumers with their service providers, and 95% of consumers indicated they were satisfied in one way or another. The findings indicate that Bharti Airtel customers were least interested in using Jio as a… Read More

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Aircel to offer Unlimited local calling across all network at Rs.449

Aircel has launched an exciting offer for its customers in Uttar Pradesh East. Aircel customers can now avail unlimited local calling across ALL network at Rs.449 with a validity of 28 days. This path breaking product will not only let customers enjoy unlimited seamless calling experience, but will also enable customers to put a limit on their monthly mobile expenditure. Prabhat Aggarwal, Regional Manager – UP(East), Aircel, said, “Customers often… Read More

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Jio set to change the Indian telecom landscape- Our take

It has been nearly a month since India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani announced his ambitious telecom project- digital services of Reliance Jio. Jio is different from all existing mobile operators of the country in many ways. Jio is a completely green field operator which has only 4G-LTE network without any fall back 2G/3G network. And since its network went online it continues to offer services free of cost to its… Read More

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Reliance Jio calls Rajan Mathews’ press statement surreptitious and defamatory

Reliance Jio the new telecom entrant which is all up in arms against industry lobby body COAI today cleared its stand on the recent statement made by the Lobby’s director general Rajan Mathews where he had called Jio a back door operator. Jio called Mathews’ statement surreptitious, defamatory, and an act of contempt of the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and devoid of any merit. Reliance Jio Infocomm… Read More

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Aircel to offer ‘Jodi Offer’ SIM packs with unlimited calling benefits for 12 months

Aircel, today launched RC 333 that would offer 5GB of 3G data with 28 days validity especially aimed at high data users. The company also unveiled a unique ‘Jodi Offer’ pack of two SIMs with unlimited calling benefits between the two numbers for 12 months. Aircel’s ‘Jodi Offer’ pack will be offering new customer unlimited free calls between the two SIMs for the first three months. From fourth to 12th… Read More

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Airtel to offer free Incoming calls on International Roaming

Airtel, today announced the launch of its new International Roaming (IR) packs that redefine the value proposition for customers traveling abroad. With the new IR packs, customers will have the convenience of carrying their India mobile number wherever they go and stay connected 24×7 without having to worry about high call and data charges. The packs will be available to both postpaid and prepaid customers. Airtel’s new IR packs offer free… Read More

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Aircel crosses 5 million subscriber mark in West Bengal circle

5th largest GSM operator, Aircel which was expanding networks in West Bengal rapidly after RCom 2G shutdown to gain subscribers and improve overall network in the circle has now crossed 5 million mark in the circle. According to the latest subscription data provided by the GSM lobby COAI, the company has crossed 5 million mark in the B category circle by adding 57,827 new subscribers in August. In the circle… Read More

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Vodafone expands its 3G Network to 1593 more towns across M.P and Chhattisgarh

Vodafone India, has extended its 3G network in Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh to 1593 more towns. With this expansion, Vodafone 3G is now available in over 2151 towns and villages across the circle, benefiting more than 53.75 lakh customers. Inviting all residents of Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh to enjoy the benefits of Vodafone 3G Arvind Vohra, Operations Director, Vodafone India, said, “With the expansion of Vodafone 3G services in the circle,… Read More

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Reliance Jio reacts to Airtel’s claim of delay in operationalization of POIs causing call drops

In response to Airtel’s letter stating Reliance Jio’s (RJIL) delay in the operationalization of POIs, RJIL released a statement today that such a claim in absurd. Also, the operator pointed out that there are no call failures reported in Jio-to-Jio calls, whereas over 1.6 crore calls are still failing every day between Airtel and Jio. “RJIL has been completely ready to accept any augmentation of POIs from Airtel and other… Read More

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