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Reliance Jio dismisses incumbents’ theory that IUC cut will benefit Jio alone

MUMBAI, INDIA: Reliance Jio has dismissed the incumbent operators’ theory that the reduced interconnect usage charge (IUC) would benefit the company significantly. On the other hand, Jio has called the cut ‘six years too late’ saying that it should have been implemented earlier

TRAI seeks public view on ownership and security of personal data

By : CIOL Writers

TRAI has floated a consultation paper on developing a framework that can give people more control over their personal data and prevent chances of misuse. “It is important to have a clear policy related to data ownership, data protection, privacy, and

TRAI launches 3 new mobile apps for voice, data quality tracking

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to protect consumer interests, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched three new mobile applications that will help users track their call and data quality. It has also launched a portal and revamped its website, making it

RJio files complaint against Airtel, Vodafone, Idea for violating licensing norms

By : CIOL Writers

The uproar in the telecom industry continues. While Reliance Jio’s unprecedented entry and growth in the Indian telecom landscape has surprised many, the incumbent operators are trying everything they can (quite literally)  to stand the battleground by launching multiple luring offers.

Vodafone files complaint with TRAI claiming RJio is ‘still’ luring customers

By : CIOL Writers

The raging competition in the Indian telecom sector is simply refusing to subdue. Though Reliance Jio has already announced that the Summer Surprise Offer has been withdrawn, Vodafone has filed a complain with TRAI saying that Jio is still “luring customers”

Reliance Jio withdrawing ‘Summer Surprise’ offer; subscribers who recharged already won’t be hit

Advised by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Reliance Jio said it will withdraw the 3-months complimentary benefits of Jio ‘Summer Surprise’. TRAI’s move comes amid an increasing pressure on the regulator from incumbent operators and the telecom department over RJio’s two promotions earlier,

4G download speed on Jio was the fastest and almost double of Idea & Airtel in February

The recently published monthly average mobile broadband speed data by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for February shows that the download speed on Jio network was the fastest network during the month. Although Jio’s speed declined marginally to

The speed test fight deepens between Reliance Jio and Airtel, as Ookla stands by its results

By : CIOL Writers

Reliance Jio’s official entry on the Indian telecom landscape resulted in tariff and data wars amongst the incumbents to retain their user base. The telcos have been coming up with lucrative data plans to compete with Jio’s kitty of unending offers. In

Supreme Court asks to link SIM cards to Aadhaar card within one year

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to crackdown fraudulent activities that take place through mobile phones and sim cards, the Supreme Court of India has asked the government to place a mechanism to “verify all mobile phone subscribers and scrutinize their identity to

TRAI proposes limited free data for rural subscribers to boost digital transactions

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In a bid to boost the government’s digital economy drive, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended an aggregator model and 100 MB of free data for mobile phone subscribers in rural areas. TRAI has proposed that the

TRAI mulling over broadband connectivity via cable TV network

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TRAI Chairman R S Sharma has said that 500 million people can be provided broadband connectivity in a short span of time by leveraging the already present digital cable TV network. “We have made a number of recommendation and our

Telecom subscriber base rose to 1.074bn in September on the back of Reliance Jio

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The formal launch of Reliance Jio in September led to a 1.98 percent increase in the telecom subscriber base to 1074.24 million in the country at September-end, according to TRAI. “The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,053.40

Reliance Jio extends its ‘Welcome offer’ till March’17. What next?

By : CIOL Writers

Reliance Jio has changed the face of Indian telecom industry forever. Free voice and data are perhaps unprecedented in the history of world telecom sector. Apparently, it’s also the fastest growing technology company, not only in India, but in the

TRAI reduces tariffs for USSD-based transactions to 50 paise per session

By : CIOL Writers

For better financial inclusion, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has reduced tariffs for USSD-based mobile banking transactions to a third of existing rates. Post demonetization of high currency notes, the government is making all the right moves to

Reliance Jio could extend ‘Welcome offer’ till March’17

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Given the huge response and popularity of its ‘Welcome Offer’, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd may extend its free services until March 2017, according to analysts. Jio’s welcome offer that provides free voice and data services are slated to expire on

Reliance Jio wins big against Airtel & Vodafone, TRAI says free calls rule- compliant

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Looks like, nothing can stop or beat Mukesh Ambani at the moment. Riding high on the success of Jio’s welcome offer, Reliance had stumbled upon a minor glitch when incumbent telcos like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, and others – had approached

COAI allegations are malicious and ill-informed: Reliance Jio

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The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) had accused Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd of providing full-fledged services to 1.5 million users “in the guise of testing.” Refuting to the allegation, Mukesh Ambani-led RJio has responded back by stating the claims

Vodafone gains 4.7 crore new customers through MNP

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After all the complaints about the poor network, call drops, Vodafone finally has some bit of good news in its kitty. The telecom major has been the top gainer of customers through Mobile Number Portability (MNP) facility while Reliance Communications

Why mobile banking for the poor failed in India?

By : CIOL Writers

With the coming of smartphone technology, for many countries across globe, mobile banking has become a popular and preferred channel of communication with banks. For e.g., the number of mobile banking users in the United States has been projected to

TRAI seeks public opinion on a Telecom Ombudsman

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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has sought public opinion on setting up of an ombudsman in the telecom sector, for speedy resolution of ever rising user complaints about issues such as wrong billing and poor service quality. Proposing a