Reliance Jio again emerged as fastest mobile broadband service provider by registering peak speed of 21.8 megabit per second at the end of October, according to Trai data released today. While, Idea Cellular recorded the highest upload speed of 7.1 mbps (megabits per second) during the month. The upload speed matters the most when a
After its super affordable data plans and 4G services, Reliance Jio took another hit at the telecom industry, with ts recently launched JioPhone. Effectively priced at Re 0, the feature phone can be purchased against a security deposit of Rs 1,500, which is refundable after 36 months of purchase (Though the deliveries of the JioPhone are quite delayed).
Vodafone India has announced a new tariff plan for its prepaid customers in Rajasthan. Priced at Rs 348, the tariff plan offers unlimited voice calls (local and national), and 1GB of data daily for 28 days. Vodafone subscribers in the region can avail the data benefits on 4G, 3G or even 2G enabled handsets.
Telecom operators are not giving up on their fight against Reliance Jio and are announcing lucrative data plans one after the other. The latest to do so is Vodafone, which has announced that it will offer 84GB of data for 84 days along with unlimited local and STD calls to its prepaid customers on their first recharge of Rs 445. However, there are a few caveats.
Reliance Jio seems to have lost its 'free' touch as the company has reportedly signed up only 3.9 million customers on its network in the month of April. The number has significantly dropped and is said to be the lowest ever since the Reliance Jio services launched in September. However, as per Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), 3.9 million subscribers on Reliance's telecom network is also the highest when compared to other telecom operators.
Telecom regulator TRAI has constituted three subgroups in areas like licencing, tariff and service quality, to identify and weed out obsolete regulations and order. The entire exercise is likely to be completed in next 2-3 months, a senior TRAI official said.
The debut of Reliance Jio has evidently ruffled feathers of many existing telecom operators. After a series of promotional offers and cheaper data packs, Vodafone has quietly added free data quota to existing and new Vodafone Red customers for lifetime. The data offer doubles the data quota for all Red individual plans on a monthly basis. The company is further offering its Vodafone Play subscription for free to all Red plans for a limited time.
Vodafone India has started fourth generation (4G) network trials in selected areas, the company said on Friday. "We are now trialing 4G services across selected areas," the company said.
Telecom major Vodafone today entered into a strategic partnership with retailer Walmart India to enable its business members make payments using the telco's mobile wallet service M-Pesa.
In a bid to take on Xiaomi and Motorola, the likes of Micromax, Huawei and ZTE have set a trend of sorts by launching sub-brands Yu and Honor that are exclusively available online. The latest to join the bandwagon is Xolo, which will be launching a lineup of smartphones called Black via Flipkart. While the Indian smartphone vendor has opted for an online-only retail model, it has tied up with Vodafone to demo the smartphone offline as well.
Two more service providers will provide pan-India mobile number portability from Friday, enabling customers to retain their mobile phone number while relocating between states.
Telecom service providers were on Thursday all set to roll out pan-India mobile number portability (MNP) from today in line with the government mandate, thus enabling customers across the country to retain their mobile phone numbers while relocating between states.
Vodafone India has invested over Rs 73 crore to ramp up its network, distribution and retail presence in Goa circle over the past one year, a senior official said.
Vodafone India has invested over Rs.208 crore in ramping up its network and distribution in Kerala in the last fiscal, the telecom company said on Wednesday.
Country's second-largest telecom operator Vodafone has raised about Rs 8,800 crore in the last one month. According to industry sources, Vodafone's three Indian units raised a debt of Rs 7,500 crore through bonds with maturity period of five years in second week of June and another about Rs 1,300 crore through an equity transaction.
British telecom major Vodafone, which is facing taxation issues in India, was the top MNC investor in the country during April-February period of the fiscal 2014-15.
Vodafone India has invested over Rs.1,050 crore on ramping up network, distribution and retail presence in Maharashtra and Goa circles between April 2014-March 2015, the company said in statement on Wednesday.
Telecom major Vodafone India today said it has invested over Rs 115 crore in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh circle in the last fiscal to ramp up services.
Vodafone India today reported a 12.6 percent jump in its total revenue at Rs 42,526 crore for the fiscal ended March 31, driven by strong customer additions and growth in data revenues.