Govt response encouraging: Vodafone Idea CEO on relief package

Ravider Takkar, CEO of telecom operator Vodafone Idea, today said the government has been very supportive of his company’s requests for providing some kind of relief for the telecom sector to help it tide over a liquidity crunch. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court ruled that the revenue share payable to the government by telecom […]

4G PRICES: Vodafone takes off gloves in fight with Reliance Jio

With a long and painful process of merger with Idea Cellular over, Vodafone India has started has begun slashing its 4G prices and has dislodged new entrant Reliance Jio as India’s cheapest 4G provider. Vodafone Idea, which has been bleeding millions of customers every month in the face of relentless competition, has slashed the price […]

‘What does Jio want?’ Frustrated analyst withdraws rating on Bharti Airtel

Kotak Institutional Equities has withdrawn its rating on Bharti Airtel, expressing concern about what exactly new entrant Reliance Jio is trying to achieve in the market with its relentless price cuts. “What does Jio want,” asked analyst Rohit Chordia in his note withdrawing his rating on Bharti Airtel. “Even as the company’s actions thus far […]

RCom sends legal notice to rivals for spreading rumors

Anil Ambani Group’s Reliance Communication said it has sent ‘cease and desist’ notices to its rivals trying to win over its enterprise customers by creating fear about the company shutting down. The development comes in the wake of announcements by the company that it was gradually shutting down its GSM and 3G network to focus […]

TRAI to hear the public on net neutrality in open house this month

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has started registrations for an open house discussion on its upcoming recommendations on net neutrality. The open house discussion will be held on Wednesday, August 30 at 9:30 AM in New Delhi. The venue has not been finalized yet, and is likely to be fixed after the regulator gets […]

Why Reliance Jio will keep data prices low for 2 years: Credit Suisse explains

Wireless data prices in India, which crashed from Rs 250 per GB to about Rs 10 per GB after the entry of Reliance Jio, will continue to remain under pressure for at least two more years, said analyst firm Credit Suisse. That is the minimum amount of time that the new entrant will take to […]

Net Neutrality: Vodafone wants right to manipulate Internet videos

Vodafone India said it would like to be given the power to manage the size of videos watched by users on its mobile network and lower it automatically “for overall quality welfare”. Participating in the discussions related to Net Neutrality and the powers to be given to telecom operators in traffic management, the company said it did […]

New TRAI rules to hit Zee Entertaiment, Star, Sony and Sun TV

The regulator’s new rules on the pricing of television channels in India, which will come into effect in six months, will reduce the clout of big broadcasting companies such as Zee Entertainment Enterprises, Sony, Star India and Sun TV, while encouraging smaller media owners. So far, bigger groups enjoyed a key advantage — they could […]

DIESEL PRICE CUT: After Airtel & Idea, Reliance to target IOCL, HPCL, BPCL?

Reliance Industries, which started giving a discount of Re 1 on every liter of diesel sold through its pumps in January, has now started advertising the offer in Kerala. The discount was first noticed in January in North and West Indian towns. The move was, at the time, not taken very seriously by players such as […]

Reliance Jio says Vodafone’s increase in PoI inadequate

Reliance Jio Infocomm said the number of new interconnection points being put in place by Vodafone at its network junctions is “substantially less than the requirement”. Jio was responding to the announcement yesterday that India’s No.3 telecom company will increase interconnect points with the Ambani firm, which has been facing a virtual blockade from the […]

Users face problems getting Reliance Jio OTP on some rival networks

People trying to sign up for a new connection with Reliance Jio are facing problems receiving one-time passwords on certain rival networks, according to complaints on social media. Buying a new connection on Reliance Jio involves generating a one-time password in certain cases, such as where you are generating a bar code using the MyJio […]

Mukesh Ambani calls on rivals to compete fairly

As expected, Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries called on rivals like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea to compete fairly with the company and provide voice interconnection points. Ambani said Jio customers have suffered 5 cr call failures in the last one week due to the lack of interconnection points. Interconnection points are the ‘joints’ […]

ACC, Ambuja among cement companies facing massive fines from Competition Commission

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed fine of Rs 6,320.6 cr upon ten cement manufacturers for forming independent organization to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of cement, said the Ministry of corporate affairs. The list of companies included ACC Cements, Ambuja Cements, Binani Cements, Century Cements, India Cements, J K […]