Airtel says PoIs issued to Jio highest amongst all telcos, call failures due to Jio’s own network issues

Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said that it had provided a total of over 35,000 Points of Interconnect (PoIs) to Reliance Jio in “record time of just five months.” It claimed that 79% of the total PoIs or 27, 719 PoIs – have been dedicated to incoming calls from Jio customers, which is the highest amongst all operators.

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The telco said that the capacity provided is ideal for serving over 190 million customers on the Jio network and is more than double of the 72.5 million total customers currently claimed by Jio. “The PoIs have been provided well above the customer growth projection provided by Jio to Airtel,” it added.

Airtel said that it had provided Vodafone–202 million customers—with around 40,600 PoIs over a period of 21 years. Of these 23, 950 PoIs are for incoming calls – much less than what has been provided to Jio. Similar, the leading telco has provided Idea–185 million customers—with around 38,130 PoIs over a period of 21 years. Of these 23, 694 PoIs are for incoming calls – again much less than what has been provided to Jio.

Airtel added it provided around 13,400 PoIs to Reliance Communications over 13 years. Of these 8415 PoIs are for incoming calls – less than one-third of what has been provided to Jio. Similarly, Telenor with 58 million customers has been provided a total of approx. 9000 POIs over seven years.

The Sunil Mittal-led telco also reiterated that call drop problem faced by Reliance Jio was due to the technical glitches on the latter’s network and not due to lack of sufficient PoIs provided by Airtel.

Airtel, in a statement, said, “It, therefore, appears that the constant rhetoric by Jio about PoIs is aimed at covering up technical issues in their own network or their inability to activate the PoIs given.

“Ever since the commercial launch of services by Jio in September 2016, Airtel has honored its regulatory obligations and ensured that there are no capacity constraints from its end and customers are not inconvenienced. In fact, Airtel has been providing PoIs to Jio, well ahead of the commencement of its commercial operations. It, therefore, appears that the constant rhetoric by Jio about PoIs is aimed at covering up technical issues in their own network or their inability to activate the PoIs given,” Airtel said.

Airtel added that due to continued non-compliance with TRAI’s tariff orders by Jio by providing free services for the past 5-6 months, there is a tsunami of incoming voice traffic on the Airtel network, thereby, impacting the service experience of our customers.

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The huge asymmetry in traffic due to Jio’s free offers has also resulted from a complete failure of the present IUC regime, which assumes nearly symmetric traffic while fixing the below cost termination charge, Airtel further added.

“The present termination charge of 14 paise is less than half of the actual cost of terminating calls on the network, resulting in huge loss to the company,” Airtel said.

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Sreekumar
February 15, 2017 12:28 pm 12:28 PM
When I call from Jio to Airtel it is telling phone is switched off but when i call fromany other number to Airtel its connects easily. Both the phones are having full range also. Jio to Jio and Jio to anyother network connects easily now. Only issue with airtel. I have both Airtel and Jio sim and I tested this also. Airtel Speeds are very poor and the quality of MyAirtel App and Website UI is also poor you will never find the proper tariff you are looking for. But Jio all apps are the best. Even vodafone provides alll… Read more »
Priyanka Bhosale
February 9, 2017 3:58 pm 3:58 PM

Jio is working superbly fine with all operators aside from airtel, call associates with different operators in first attempt itself. For airtel, you have to continue attempting numerous times!!!

Arif
February 9, 2017 10:54 am 10:54 AM

SOme times JIO to JIO call are not connect. And when JIO to JIO call established some times call gets silent, no voice of other person.

Sahil Shah
February 9, 2017 5:27 pm 5:27 PM

Get a Volte phone. Jio to Jio hardly have issues only when network is weak from one side. Even voice mutes on Airtel when we have only 1 or 2 bars.

Arif
February 10, 2017 10:57 am 10:57 AM

VoLTE isn’t a diamond or precious gem you think no one has, everyone does, I’d never use jio4gvoice app any day even if i have to.
Stop this noob attack on every post!

Sahil Shah
February 10, 2017 4:04 pm 4:04 PM

So get a good phone then with band 5. And yes no operator has full coverage everywhere. Even calls drop on Airtel so stop complaining.

Arif
February 10, 2017 8:03 pm 8:03 PM

Oh didn’t know about that. anything else? LOL

Sahil Shah
February 10, 2017 10:03 pm 10:03 PM

Yes stop crying like Airtel 😛

Kirti Khurana
February 9, 2017 4:36 pm 4:36 PM

yes, i see no launch of paid Jio services even post March 31

Kirti Khurana
February 8, 2017 11:03 pm 11:03 PM

Calls to airtel within circles are happening in one go, but after few seconds it loses voice, who’s gonna be blamed for it? Airtel?

Biswadeep,Kolkata
February 9, 2017 11:47 am 11:47 AM

It’s a Jio issue … Need to be fixed at local site which is serving you

Kirti Khurana
February 9, 2017 4:38 pm 4:38 PM

this happening to many & i don’t face this at only one location.

Kaushik
February 9, 2017 2:38 am 2:38 AM

If the call is terminated at Airtels end then yes it’s an Airtel issue. I sometimes face the same problem calling Jio numbers (in my case it’s a Jio issue) from rcom.

Kirti Khurana
February 9, 2017 4:35 pm 4:35 PM

You didn’t get my point kaushik calls don’t terminate. I feel it Jio is badly struggling with this issue where voice never reach through the other end. it even happens on band 5

Kaushik
February 9, 2017 8:30 pm 8:30 PM

I have to agree since many Jio callers just randomly cut out when speaking to me.

Nadeem
February 8, 2017 8:10 pm 8:10 PM

Airtel rocks,lot better than jio in terms of reliability and data speeds that too in 3g,eagerly waiting for airtel 4g launch in j&k.

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rahan
February 9, 2017 1:49 am 1:49 AM

u got this speed bcoz people r using jio n airtel net is free

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Tanuj
February 8, 2017 6:41 pm 6:41 PM

The way Jio has been designed it will work according to 3G (HSPA,HSPA+, anything according to area) but it’s almost 3G type network, nothing to be called 4G.At max it can be in between that is what they say LTE not true 4G

Sahil Shah
February 9, 2017 5:47 pm 5:47 PM
Tanuj you are wrong. It is G<E<3G<H<H+<4G<LTE<LTE-A. LTE and LTE-A currently are fastest. In USA when operators started 2CAs on 3G network they wanted to show their public that there network is superior than others so they asked phone manufacturers to show 4G sign when connected on 2CAs on 3G network. This started all confusion. I read a comment on TT where someone said that his phone is showing 4G sign even on 3G mode only. LTE and LTE-A are true 4G and are fastest currently. Jio is using LTE technology and have started LTE-A in some places. So Jio… Read more »
rahan
February 8, 2017 8:43 pm 8:43 PM

its free u can’t complain

Tanuj
February 9, 2017 2:00 pm 2:00 PM

It’s not about complaint,it’s truth.LTE must be understood in different way rather than calling true 4G.

Satyajeet
February 8, 2017 5:14 pm 5:14 PM

Jio working perfectly fine with all operators except airtel. call connects to other operators in 1st attempt itself. For airtel, you need to keep trying 10-20 times. its ur luck of connected by 10 attempts.

Vineet chaudhary
February 8, 2017 8:30 pm 8:30 PM

Not connecting with bsnl in bihar circle.

pdinesh
February 8, 2017 3:25 pm 3:25 PM

How Airtel is telling issue with jio,jio to other networks call failure rate is minimum

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Kirti Khurana
February 9, 2017 4:41 pm 4:41 PM

epic

raju
February 8, 2017 11:02 am 11:02 AM

Abhi tak roaming ke liye operator charge kar rahe hai

rahan
February 8, 2017 8:44 pm 8:44 PM

by looking this compitition soon they will make roaming free

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