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ACT Fibernet launches 1Gbps wired broadband service in India starting with Hyderabad

By : CIOL Writers

ACT Fibernet, an Indian telecommunications company, is making the high-speed internet connection, which was available only for enterprises, accessible for every individual. ACT Fibernet has announced the launch of 1Gbps wired broadband internet service in India. The high-speed broadband connectivity

Truecaller announces partnership with Google, Airtel and ICICI bank to take on WhatsApp

By : CIOL Writers

Truecaller has announced a slew of partnerships in a bid to compete with WhatsApp in India. Truecaller has partnered with Google Duo, to integrate its’s video calling feature on its platform. The feature will be available in the coming months

Bharti Airtel to acquire Tikona Networks’ 4G business

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Indian telecom sector is witnessing yet another consolidation move with Bharti Airtel entering into a definitive agreement with Tikona Digital Networks to acquire Tikona’s 4G Business including the Broadband Wireless Access spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles, the country’s largest

Vodafone India & Idea Cellular heading to be the largest telco of India after merger

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Finally, the speculations have come to an end. Vodafone India and Idea Cellular have officially announced the merger, becoming the largest telecom operator in the country. Vodafone India and Idea Cellular are joining hands to give a stiff competition to

Vodafone, Idea reportedly near initial agreement in merger deal

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Vodafone India and Idea Cellular are said to be nearing an initial agreement to merge their separate entities into a single unit creating India’s largest telecom network. According to a Bloomberg report, the two could make the announcement for the same

Netflix partners with Airtel, Videocon d2h and Vodafone to increase foothold in India

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In a bid to gain a bigger foothold in one of the world’s most lucrative market, global video streaming service Netflix has announced strategic partnerships with Airtel, Videocon d2h and Vodafone in India to offer locally-produced series and films to Indian viewers.

Vodafone, Idea, and Airtel launch offers to take on Reliance Jio

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The counter-attack continues. Refusing to give up on the battle against the powerful Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone and Idea are back with a slew of new offers. As an onslaught to the recently introduced Jio Prime Membership, the established telecom networks

Nokia and Airtel will collaborate to build 5G business cases

Nokia and Airtel have agreed to create a strategic roadmap for network evolution to the 5G technology standard and management of connected devices. 5G promises to enable dramatic improvements in peak data speeds, network latency and agility, as well as

Airtel abolishes national roaming to counter RJio, revises international roaming charges too

Airtel today announced that starting April 1, 2017, Airtel customers roaming within India will enjoy free incoming calls/SMS and there will be no premium on outgoing calls allowing them to speak freely wherever they are within the country. Starting April

Airtel Payments Bank to cross-sell insurance, MF products

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Airtel Payments Bank is planning to cross-sell financial products like insurance and third party loans through its banking points over the next one year to boost its revenue from other income categories. Because payments banks can not lend; it is

Airtel picks up stake in digital lending platform, Loan Singh

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Bharti Airtel  through its subsidiary Bharti Airtel Services has acquired a strategic equity stake in fintech company, Seynse Technologies, which built a digital lending platform, Loan Singh to provide easy loans for credit-worthy yet underserved borrowers. Seynse

Another feat for Reliance Jio: 100mn subscribers already

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The feat that Mukesh Ambani’s telecom venture was expected to achieve in six months has already been achieved by Reliance Jio well within the aimed time frame, announced the Reliance chief today. The telco head said that merely within 170

Airtel payments bank expands services to over 200 villages in 4 states

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Airtel’s payment bank has expanded its operations to 200-plus villages across Rajasthan, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka with at least one Airtel Payments Bank outlet in each village offering basic banking services, including cash deposits, withdrawals, and seamless money transfer

Vodafone confirms merger talks with Idea to take on Airtel and Jio

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After Reliance Jio, Indian telecom industry is in for another major overhaul as Vodafone Group Plc. has confirmed that it is in talks for a merger of its Indian unit with Aditya Birla Group’s Idea Cellular Ltd. The documents filed

Airtel planning to switch to VoLTE in key markets to take on Reliance Jio

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Reliance Jio is not stopping at anything. A Rs 30,000 crore fresh investment and a likely extension of its services up till June’16 is putting pressure on incumbent telcos to re-strategize things to retain their user base. Moving along the

Vodafone’s new offer- 4GB at Rs 250 to take on Reliance Jio

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The incumbent operators’ persistent efforts to attract customers with lucrative offers and discounts are the proof that they all are having a tough time standing up to Reliance Jio’s mammoth challenge. Vodafone that recently launched Rs 1,501 data pack with

Reliance Jio to invest Rs 30,000cr more to improve its network coverage

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Reliance Jio is growing at a steady pace with ever increasing user base in the telecom industry. However, the telco is yet to quell constant call drops and network coverage issues. Hence, after investing Rs 1.71 lakh crores, the company

Here’s all you want to know about Airtel Payments Bank

India’s first payments bank by Airtel has commenced national operations in all 29 States of India from today. Union Minster of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley formally launched Airtel Payments Bank’s national operations in New Delhi yesterday. Airtel Payments Bank,

Reliance Jio reportedly planning ESOPs for its employees

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After rolling out offers galore for its customers, Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio is now planning to roll out stock options for its employees aimed at retaining talent as well as rewarding the swift pace at which subscribers are being added

Users who switch to Airtel will get free 4G data for one year

By : CIOL Writers

With lucrative offers bring rolled out to customers continuously, the telecom sector is witnessing a heated battle for market share- or, in other words, witnessing the Jio effect. The incumbent telecom operators are still yielding to the pressure built by