October 24th, 2017 10:15 PM 142 COMMENTS

Bad News for Jio Users: Telco to Raise Tariffs Every Few Months, Says Brokerage

Mukesh Ambani-led 4G entrant Reliance Jio Infocomm, which had last week raised tariffs by 15-20%, is most likely to raise tariffs every few months, US-based brokerage firm Goldman Sachs said in a report. The brokerage said that Jio may again increase tariff in January 2018 as the 4G telco aims to achieve profitability. Jio's recent move to increase tariffs is proving to be a much-needed for incumbent telecom operators like... Read More

October 23rd, 2017 9:01 PM 22 COMMENTS

After BSNL, Micromax Now Partners With Vodafone and Launches Bharat 2 Ultra Smartphone at Just Rs. 999

Domestic smartphone brand, Micromax is making some aggressive moves in the Indian market. Just last week, the company has announced a 4G VoLTE feature phone in partnership with BSNL, and today, the company has announced Micromax Bharat 2 Ultra smartphone in partnership with Vodafone. Right after Bharti Airtel launching the Karbonn A40 Indian smartphone in collaboration with Karbonn, Vodafone and Idea Cellular were rumoured to launch affordable 4G smartphones in... Read More

October 21st, 2017 5:04 PM 11 COMMENTS

Idea Cellular Offering Extra 250MB Data With the Rs. 179 Plan If You Recharge Via Idea Website or Application

Idea Cellular has announced two new offers for its customers across the country. The first one is the additional data offer and the second one is the 101% cashback offer. Both the offers are already live for Idea customers. Talking about the first offer, Idea Cellular, recently introduced a tariff plan of Rs. 179 to compete with Reliance Jio's Rs. 149 plan. This plan from Idea Cellular offers 1GB of... Read More

October 21st, 2017 3:00 PM 16 COMMENTS

Vodafone Outs Two New Plans of Rs. 181 and Rs. 195 With 1GB Data and Unlimited Voice Calling Benefits

Vodafone India has silently started offering two new plans for its subscribers. These two plans are Rs. 181 and Rs. 195, and as the price itself suggests they both are aimed at Reliance Jio's Rs. 149 tariff plan. If you remember, Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular also introduced plans of similar price. Coming back to the plans offered by Vodafone, the Rs. 181 plan is aimed at 2G users. It... Read More

October 16th, 2017 11:06 AM 10 COMMENTS

Idea Shareholders Approves the Proposed Merger of Vodafone-Idea

Idea Cellular' shareholders have now approved the proposed merger of Vodafone and Idea, according to a regulatory filing of Aditya Birla group. In a meeting held on October 12, 2017, 99% of Idea shareholders gave a nod in favour of the merger. This news was reported by Press Trust of India (PTI). Currently, both Vodafone and Idea Cellular are looking for approval from the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on... Read More

October 15th, 2017 10:38 AM 9 COMMENTS

Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Ltd (TTML) Considering to Raise Up to Rs. 20,000 Crore Funds

Tata Group's telecom company Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Ltd (TTML) said that it's planning to raise up to Rs. 20,000 crore via preference shares to promoters or via bonds. Tata Sons recently announced a merger with Bharti Airtel which is a "debt-free (and) cash-free." Under the deal, over 40 million Tata Teleservices customers will be moved to Bharti Airtel, after the deal completion. TTML, in a notice to the stock exchange,... Read More

October 12th, 2017 1:09 PM 36 COMMENTS

RCom Comes Up With a Rs. 349 Plan Providing 1GB Data Per Day and Unlimited* Voice Calls for 28 Days

Telecom operator, Reliance Communications (RCom) has come up with a new tariff plan with benefits in-line with incumbent telecom operators. The Anil Ambani-led company has unveiled a new Rs. 349 plan, which offers both data and voice calling benefits for 28 days. RCom is calling this plan as 'Freedom Pack,' with unlimited calling and 28GB data. However, the voice calls are not unlimited as RCom claims. RCom is limiting the... Read More

October 10th, 2017 7:12 AM 3 COMMENTS

Idea Cellular’s Upload Speed is Highest at 6.307 Mbps, While Reliance Jio Leads Trai’s Average Download Speed List

Telecom operators in India are fighting against each other in India for the top position- whether it be data speeds or tariff plans, all the operators are at the top of their game. Trai's MySpeed application has revealed the data collected by the operator in August 2017. There are not many noteworthy changes to the list when it comes to download speed, but the upload speed list has some differences.... Read More

October 9th, 2017 6:55 AM 104 COMMENTS

Tata Teleservices Reportedly Shutting Down Operations in India Very Soon ?

Earlier this month, it was rumoured that Tata Teleservices is asking its users to migrate from its network as it's considering shutting down operations in the country. And now, it is reported that Tata Group has informed the government about its shut down of the wireless business. The first news was reported by Business Standard, quoting that the company is asking its wireless subscribers to migrate to another network through... Read More

October 8th, 2017 11:41 AM 15 COMMENTS

Tariff Plans Launched by All Telecom Operators in October 2017

It looks like telecom operators in India have a single goal going forward: to match Reliance Jio in every way possible. For the first time in a long time, Bharti Airtel has lost its subscribers in August 2017, and that too not a small number. Airtel lost more two lakh subscribers in August 2017, according to Trai. And the scenario of other two incumbent operators, Vodafone and Idea Cellular is... Read More

October 6th, 2017 1:14 PM 6 COMMENTS

BSNL Collaborates With Lava and Micromax to Offer Bundled Tariff Plans With Low-Cost Handsets

In recent times, telecom operators such as Aircel and Vodafone partnered with feature phone makers such as Lava and itel to offer bundled tariff plans to the customers. And now, it's the turn of state-run telco BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited). The government-owned PSU has confirmed its partnership with device makers Lava and Micromax. Under this collaboration, BSNL will offer bundled tariff plans with low-cost Lava and Micromax handsets. "BSNL has... Read More

October 5th, 2017 5:51 PM 44 COMMENTS

DoT Writes to Trai on Telecom Operators Review of Spectrum Cap

Indian telecom operators, at the moment, are in deeper troubles and the pressure mounting on them to rival with the new telecom operator Reliance Jio. Now, it is said that top telcos Vodafone India, Idea Cellular, and Reliance Communications have approached the Department of Telecommunication seeking for the removal of spectrum cap in the country. Telecom operators Vodafone, Idea, and RCom have requested for the spectrum cap removal, while Bharti... Read More

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