Bharti Airtel Q2 consolidated net income declines 4.9%, says mobile biz growth down due to free services by Jio

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Bharti Airtel’s consolidated net income for the second quarter ended September 30, 2016 declined 4.9% to reach Rs 1,461, as compared to Rs 1,536 crore in corresponding quarter last year, the company said in a statement. The telco said that its…

October 25th, 2016 10:13 PM 103Comments

Meizu m3s with fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE goes official in India, starting at Rs. 7,999

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After four months of launching the device in its homeland, Meizu has finally launched the Meizu m3s in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 7,999 for 2GB RAM/16GB storage variant and Rs. 9,299 for 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant. It…

October 25th, 2016 4:31 PM 17Comments

Reliance Jio user base surpasses 24 million mark in India, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh top circles with max subscribers

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Reliance Jio Infocomm’s user base has reportedly surpassed 24 million mark, and is growing swiftly with the addition of up to a million users per day, as the company aims for 100 million customer mark by March 2017. A Reliance…

October 25th, 2016 2:26 PM 55Comments

Idea Cellular says 3.1 million customers actively use 4G services, adds 5,006 4G sites in Q2

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Idea Cellular said that mobile data business is currently in high investment and low capacity utilization phase, even as now 3.1 million customers actively use 4G services, out of 19.3 million 4G device owners in Idea’s overall subscriber base. The…

October 25th, 2016 11:49 AM 16Comments

Reliance Jio is likely to extend benefits under “Welcome Offer” till march 2017

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Reliance Jio Infocomm is most likely to extend the validity of free 'Welcome Offer' to March end 2017, as it wants to aggressively meet 100 million subscriber target. Motilal Oswal analysts, in a note, said, “Mass scale free welcome offer…

October 25th, 2016 7:16 AM 133Comments

Idea Cellular Q2 standalone net profit plunge heavily at just Rs 4.3 crore due to pressure on voice business

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Idea Cellular, India’s third largest telecom operator by users reported a massive sequential decline in its standalone net profit at Rs 4.3 crore for the July-September period, as compared to Rs 497.1 crore in April-June quarter. The company said that net…

October 24th, 2016 7:58 PM 36Comments

Ericsson India revenue plunge heavily in Q3 due to delayed spectrum auctions, employee count down

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Ericsson, the Swedish telecom gear maker, posted 28% decline in its India revenues for the third quarter of 2016 at SEK 2.59 billion or $292 million or Rs 1,890 crore, due to delayed spectrum auctions which have delayed telecom operators’…

October 23rd, 2016 2:25 PM 3Comments

GSM body COAI says will not get involved in Rs 3,050 crore penalty case, says issue is bilateral between top telcos and Jio: Report

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GSM industry body Cellular operators' association COAI said that it will not get involved in the fresh Rs 3,050 crore penalty case involving top telecom operators allegedly denying inter-connectivity to 4G entrant Reliance Jio, having faced the criticism from Trai…

October 23rd, 2016 2:00 PM 31Comments

Customers opting for our services after Dec 3 to get new offers and tariff plans: Reliance Jio

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Mukesh Ambani-led 4G telco Reliance Jio has come up with a clarification over Trai's order which limits its promotional offer till December 3, 2016, and said that its subscribers will continue to get the benefits of free unlimited voice and…

October 22nd, 2016 12:55 PM 85Comments

TRAI recommends DOT a fine of Rs. 3,050 crore to Airtel, Idea, Vodafone for not providing sufficient POIs to Reliance Jio

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India’s telecom regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommends Department of Telecommunication (DOT) to fine the incumbents with Rs. 3,050 crore for denying sufficient Points-of-Interconnection (PoI) to Reliance Jio. The penalty is combined for Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, and Vodafone…

October 22nd, 2016 12:23 AM 146Comments

Trai says Reliance Jio 4G data is slowest, telco says no it’s not

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Reliance Jio's network may have become the largest network in terms of data carried globally but its data speeds continue to plunge and now are slower than speeds offered by top telcos- Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and RCom. According…

October 21st, 2016 2:05 PM 110Comments

At 16,000 terabytes per day traffic, Jio is the largest network globally

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At 16,000 terabytes (TB) per day of traffic, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio may have become the largest network globally in terms of data carried, according to Credit Suisse estimates. The agency said that Jio is ahead of China Mobile (12,000…

October 21st, 2016 11:21 AM 47Comments