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
India’s total wireless subscriber base jumped from 1099.5 mn to 1127.37mn at the end of Dec’16 owing to net additions of more than 20.2 mn additions by the latest entrant in telecom space Reliance Jio.
Reliance Jio garnered more than 16.2 mn new consumers in the month of Nov’16 to take its total base to 51.8 mn.
Reliance Jio’s Welcome Offer continued its stupendous success in Oct’16 as it helped the company garner more than 19.6 mn new customers on its network taking its total base to 35.6 mn.
Telecom giant Bharti Airtel has launched pilot services of Airtel Payment Bank making it the first payment bank to go live
State run telecom PSU BSNL, in its endeavor to arrest surrender of its landline connections, is going to offer unlimited calling from its landline services to any mobile and landline numbers across India on all Sundays.
Bharti Airtel , the market leader in Indian telecom space, is offering Unlimited voice calling for local, STD and on roaming along with variable data benefits with two new postpaid plans.
India’s total wireless subscriber base declined from 1034.25 mn in Apr’16 to 1033.16 mn in May’16, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of -0.11% due to Videocon Mobile’s closure of its commercial mobile services
Vodafone has announced that it will be offering up to 67% more data on its existing data packs