May 11th, 2022 7:19 PM 6 COMMENTS

Smartphone Prices Going Up Is Making Life of Indian Telcos Difficult

The smartphone vendors and manufacturers have increased the price of their 4G and 5G devices. They had to do so because of the rising cost of manufacturing new products. There’s a global shortage of chipsets for electronics. Further, the shipment costs have also risen since the time the coronavirus pandemic hit the world. Other components of smartphones, such as displays, have also become expensive. Because the manufacturers of components and... Read More

May 8th, 2022 11:06 AM 56 COMMENTS

Telcos Are Not Necessarily Bad, India Is Just a Hard Place to be in Business

The Indian telecom operators are not necessarily bad or not paying attention to the problems of the customers. It is just that India is a very hard place to do business in, especially if you are in the telecom sector. This is because of the sheer size of the market. Forget urban areas for a second, there’s just such a huge population in the rural and backward parts of the... Read More

May 3rd, 2022 6:51 PM 7 COMMENTS

Jio Way Behind Airtel in Bundled Service Offerings

Reliance Jio can never do what Bharti Airtel can do with Airtel Black. Airtel Black is one of the most unique bundled digital services in the country. Even Vodafone Idea can’t follow Airtel’s steps in creating services such as Airtel Black. Jio might be the number one telecom operator in the country, but it doesn’t have any Direct-to-Home (DTH) arm to compete with Airtel’s DTH brand. The fact is, to... Read More

May 3rd, 2022 11:03 AM 5 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio ARPU Might See Positive Growth Post Removal of JioMart Offer

On March 31, 2022, Reliance Retail stopped giving cashbacks under the JioMart Maha Cashback offer to consumers making purchases from Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) owned companies. These cashbacks could be used for making purchases and getting discounts across Reliance owned retail stores, both online and offline. Reliance Jio, a telecom brand under RIL, also allowed users to utilise this cashback to get a discount on the recharges made through the... Read More

May 2nd, 2022 4:54 PM 1 COMMENTS

5G Looks Like a Secondary Consumer Concern in India: Opinion

5G networks seem to be a secondary concern for the consumers in India. While many are upgrading to 5G devices fast and making India a 5G-ready market for the telecom operators, there are a lot of things that the telcos haven’t addressed yet. First of all, there’s no single operator that’s really good at providing 4G network services in each of the areas of India. Thus, a 4G network such... Read More

April 30th, 2022 4:09 PM 5 COMMENTS

Android to iPhone, Before Changing Phones You Should Know This

Every day, there are a ton of people who are shifting to iPhones for the first time in their life. iOS and Android are two very different platforms regardless of being easy to operate. If you are contemplating shifting from Android to iOS yourself, then there are a lot of things you should know. Yes, iPhones are good, and they are pretty fast, but they come at a cost to... Read More

April 26th, 2022 11:45 AM 11 COMMENTS

Jio, Airtel and Vi Must Focus on Quality of Service After Multiple Tariff Hikes

Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone Idea (Vi) must focus on the quality of service (QoS) they are offering to the users after multiple tariff hikes. There’s no doubt that there’s going to be another round of prepaid tariff hikes later in 2022. The private telcos are changing the market dynamics by hiking tariffs. The more the prices go up, the more it becomes about premium and quality. But the... Read More

April 25th, 2022 5:42 PM 1 COMMENTS

Apple, Please Listen to What People Want from iPhones: an Open Letter

Apple, the biggest tech company in the world, started growing at a rapid pace post the launch of the iPhone. It was a gadget unlike any at the time. But now, there are many alternatives to an iPhone. But like I have said before, an iPhone isn’t just a smartphone anymore. It has become a status and a style statement. It’s an entry into the premium Apple ecosystem. But the... Read More

April 25th, 2022 1:03 PM 7 COMMENTS

5G is Nearby but So is 4G Tariff Hike

5G launch in India is just a matter of a few months now. We might get to see live 5G networks in multiple cities of India by the end of 2022. At the same time, one should remember that 4G tariff hikes are nearby too. Back in November 2022, every telco had announced a prepaid tariff hike. This tariff hike for the prepaid plans came after a two year period.... Read More

April 23rd, 2022 3:00 PM 0 COMMENTS

Netflix Needs to Understand Market Dynamics, Else Fall is Inevitable: Opinion

Netflix stock has suffered a major blow from the loss of 200,000 subscribers during the January - March 2022 period. The over-the-top (OTT) giant is one of the most famous entertainment platforms across the world, yet demand for its services is going down. It is worth noting that stopping services in Russia has also contributed to the fall in subscribers by a significant amount. Netflix has estimated that it might... Read More

April 22nd, 2022 12:02 PM 5 COMMENTS

Opinion: BSNL Can Give Serious Competition to Private Telcos, Specially Vi

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has millions of loyal fans and customers. Even though the telco doesn’t have 4G networks present across India, it has been able to add new active users for two consecutive months. During the same period, Vi (Vodafone Idea) has lost users. If BSNL is adding new active users when it doesn’t have 4G networks, things might go more favourably for the state-run telecom company when... Read More

April 20th, 2022 5:54 PM 5 COMMENTS

4G Smartphones Rising Price Not a Good Sign for Telcos in General

4G smartphones are getting more expensive as days go by. This has happened because the COVID-19 spread across the world. Supply chains have been hit, and the cost of shipment of mobile parts has increased. Even the chipset costs have gone up due to extremely high demand, whereas there is a very limited supply. Indian telcos are trying to move the 2G users to 4G as fast as possible. It... Read More

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