Before beginning, let's accept the facts - Many of us own two mobile numbers obtained due to various reasons - network, cost-effectiveness, as failsafe option etc. but as on today use only one (mostly Jio). The second number was recharged several months, if not years ago thanks to lifetime validity and now has balance in single digits. Now, all of us are worried about telcos forcing us to recharge a... Read More
Many of you might have already been lucky enough to try out the new WhatsApp Payment feature powered by homegrown UPI. The payment option became live on one of our WhatsApp numbers last evening and we put the feature to test. Before going into the details, we must say it's nicely done and the setup is by far the simplest we have ever seen in the UPI apps. Payments made... Read More
Fintech Valley Vizag, the flagship initiative of Government of Andhra Pradesh is helping corporations and aspiring entrepreneurs give wings to their dreams. In the recently concluded Blockchain Business Conference at Vizag, Shri Chandrababu Naidu – Hon’ Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh said, “Today, as part of the Fintech Valley Vizag initiative, we have 9 companies that have already set up and 16 companies yet to establish their bases in Vizag. Within the last... Read More
Bharti Airtel's profitability will remain under pressure at least over the next four quarters due to intense price competition, even as it completes the sale of 67.53 million shares, or 3.7% stake of its subsidiary, Bharti Infratel, which is credit positive, Moody's Investors Service said on Thursday. The stake sale was completed via its wholly owned subsidiary, Nettle Infrastructure Limited, for Rs 25.7 billion, or around $400 million. "The sale... Read More
Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Enterprises has reportedly opted out of mega-alliance talks with the Tata Group for their telecom, overseas cable and enterprise services, and DTH business. Notably, the alliance talks gathered momentum after N Chandrasekaran took charge as Chairman of Tata Sons in February. According to an ET report, Bharti Enterprises will now focus on strengthening its books via a strategic stake sale in its tower company Bharti Infratel and... Read More
The data traffic per smartphone user in India will increase to 11 GB per month by 2022, from 2GB per month data consumption currently, according to Ericsson Mobility Report 2017. The total mobile data traffic in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 40 percent, reaching almost 8 Exabytes of data per month compared to around 1 EB of data consumption by the end of 2016. The... Read More
While private telecom operators are providing data-centric offers to lure customers, state-run telco BSNL steers itself towards an entirely different league as it launches another plan that provides voice, data, and SMS benefits. BSNL has announced ‘Ananya,’ for prepaid customers at Rs. 85. The Ananya plan gives 30 minutes of voice calls, which should be used within 30 days from the date of recharge. Post the 30 minutes, voice calls... Read More
BSNL’s Revised Rs. 339 Plan to Offer 3GB Data per Day, Three New Combo Plans Introduced to Counter Private Telcos
After private telecom operators showered their users with plans which have high validity, BSNL, the government-owned telecom operator is now getting ready to introduce new offers with which it aims to disrupt the market once again. To counter Reliance Jio’s Dhan Dhana Dhan offer and other private telco’s offers that were recently introduced, BSNL will reportedly launch three new plans, namely, Dhil Khol Ke Bol (STV349), Triple Ace (STV333), and... Read More
Reliance Jio is aggressively competing with rival operators in every aspect possible, and one of them is the 4G hotspot segment. Reliance JioFi is the company's take on Airtel and Vodafone's 4G Hotspot devices, and nowadays, most of the people are preferring JioFi device over other operators hotspot device. After rolling out its 4G services to the public on September 1, RJIL (Reliance Jio Infocomm) announced the JioFi 3, with... Read More
Vodafone India has come with yet another scheme where the company is offering 4GB of free data for the users upgrading to 4G. However, this offer has some limitations. Customers must have a 4G enabled handset to get the free data, and the offer is only for the residents of UP West and Uttrakhand. The Vodafone 4G SIMs are available at all Vodafone Stores, Vodafone Mini Stores and all other... Read More
With the advent of Reliance Jio, the telecom sector in India has grown by leaps and bounds, thanks to the free 4G services for six months. However, Jio is not only trying to make its presence felt in the telecom sector but is also betting big on the digital content services. If the rumours are believed to be true, Reliance Jio Infocomm’s (RJIL) next service might be Jio DTH, and... Read More
Reliance Jio, India’s newest 4G service provider, is forming alliances at the global level to build a strong ecosystem around its network in the country. It has now joined hands with AT&T and the Linux Foundation through the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project. The latest partnership will help the Mukesh Ambani-led telecom operator to drive innovation around software-defined networks (SDN), and network functions virtualization (NFV). It will also be... Read More
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