MTNL Mumbai, in response to increasing competition in mobile segment, has increased free data in its prepaid yearly plans.
India’s total telecom base (wired+wireless) jumped by 5.86 mn to cross 121 cr with teledensity of 93.98 in the month of Jun’17.
India’s wireless subscriber base grew by 4.42 mn in April taking its total to 117.4cr with a monthly growth rate of .38%
TRAI’s latest revenue data of telecom operators reveal sequential drop of 13.15% in Q4 owing to intensive competition in the industry.
Telecom regulator TRAI has come out with a new direction which mandates the telecom operators not to offer any discriminatory tariffs to the customers of same class or category
Reliance Jio’s free offers and aggressive pricing earned the company more than 100 mn customers but in the process exposed few grey areas of telecom industry such as predatory pricing,, market dominance, fair competition,, promotional offers, network testing process etc. compelling telecom regulator TRAI to take initiatives to address them.
India’s wireless base jumped by 13.75 mn to reach 1.16 bn in Feb’17 with monthly increase of 1.19%. The wireless teledensity increased from 89.71 in Jan’17 to 90.70 at the end of Feb’17.
TRAI’s recently released financial data of adjusted gross revenue ( AGR) of third quarter clearly depict the impact of Reliance Jio’s free offers on incumbent operators and telecom industry
Customers of Connect Broadband can now make their bill payment in cashless mode via mobile wallet MobiKwik and enjoy cashback of upto Rs 150 or 15% of the bill amount
Past few months telecom industry has been a hot bed of acrimonious exchange between major telecom operators and latest entrant Reliance Jio mostly related to free offers by Jio and connectivity issues between Jio & incumbent operators.
Department of Telecommunication has allowed Quadrant Televentures to shut its gsm mobile operations in Punjab from mid-April 2017