Reliance Jio Claims Foul Over Airtel’s Fastest 4G Network Claims

Reliance Jio Claims Foul Over Airtel’s Fastest 4G Network Claims    

Ever since mobile data begin to dominate the telecom industry, companies have been trying to outpace each other by trumpeting the speeds their networks are generating whether it’s on television commercials or social media campaigns. Airtel, in particular, has been aggressively advertising its network as the “The Fastest 4G Network Ever” for over a year across the country. However, we’ve learned […]

     
 
 

Netflix Partners with Airtel and Videocon D2H to Offer Streaming on TV

Netflix Partners with Airtel and Videocon D2H to Offer Streaming on TV

In a bid to deliver its international content to more Indian viewers, global entertainment giant, Netflix has announced strategic partnerships with various DTH operators for bringing its shows and movies to your television directly. The company has, as of now, collaborated with Airtel, Vodafone, and Videocon for offering Netflix services over the top (OTT) through these companies’ direct-to-home and mobile […]

     
 
 

After Vodafone-Idea Merger, Airtel Decides to Acquire Norway’s Telenor India

After Vodafone-Idea Merger, Airtel Decides to Acquire Norway’s Telenor India

Norwegian telecom operator Telenor has eventually decided to sell off its India business to Bharati Airtel group. Industry analysts speculate that the move may been triggered by the market dominance of Reliance Jio, which now boasts of a customer base of around 100 million active users. The Bharati Airtel’s acquisition of Telenor India comes soon after the news broke out […]

     
 
 

Four Months of Reliance Jio: Disruption Done, Time to Recalibrate?

Four Months of Reliance Jio: Disruption Done, Time to Recalibrate?

It has been over four months since Jio publicly launched its services in India on September 5, 2016. Initial expectations were that Jio would close its free offer by December 31, 2016, and start charging customers from January 1, 2017. However, in a surprise move, Jio extended its free offer all the way till March 31, 2017. Most of the […]

 
     
 
 

Has Net Neutrality Been Neutralised in India?

Has Net Neutrality Been Neutralised in India?

It generated a lot of heat and controversy. And a fair bit of confusion as well, with different parties telling different versions. In fact, during the entire Net Neutrality debate, it seemed that while the general public had one definition of Net Neutrality, the regulator, TRAI, had another definition of it. For the general public in India, Net Neutrality meant […]

 
     
 
 

The Spectrum Auction 2016 Analysis

The Spectrum Auction 2016 Analysis

The Spectrum auction in India that started on October 1, 2016, has finally come to an end. The auction ended well within a week of its start and there are many interesting things to draw from this auction. Many people are underestimating the significance but it’s an important auction considering that it is going to shape the 4G networks that […]

 
     
 
 

Reliance Jio and Airtel Try to Lure iPhone 7 Customers with Attractive Offers

Reliance Jio and Airtel Try to Lure iPhone 7 Customers with Attractive Offers

Apple is all set to disrupt the second biggest smartphone market, India with its flagship products – iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. However now, in an attempt to captivate the premium buyers, leading telecom companies including Airtel and Reliance Jio have announced a series of complimentary offers on the purchase of an iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. To begin with, […]

     
 
 

How Indian Telecom is Evolving by Emulating International Markets

How Indian Telecom is Evolving by Emulating International Markets

As time has passed by, there have been a lot of changes in the Indian telecom market. My very first article at TechPP was about the differences between the Indian and US telecom markets. While that article still remains true, I increasingly feel that the Indian telecom market is becoming more and more like its European and American counterparts. In […]

 
     
 
 

Reliance Jio Extends its Preview offer for All Samsung and LG 4G Phones [Exclusive]

Reliance Jio Extends its Preview offer for All Samsung and LG 4G Phones [Exclusive]

Reliance Jio has been hogging the limelight for its affordable internet and the possibility that it would connect people across India with its class leading 4G service. Ever since Reliance has been testing the Jio the other operators have been fretting out. Reliance has been bundling the preview offers with its LYF phones, Samsung Galaxy A, N, S series smartphones. […]

     
 
 

Analyzing Airtel’s Project Leap

Analyzing Airtel’s Project Leap

The telecom field has always been an interesting one but data has been sparse in India. Most private telecom operators have been hesitant from releasing data for various reasons. Airtel for example initially used to report the number of 4G subscribers only to drop it midway. Although TRAI releases several data regarding various operators for the circles they operate in, […]