Vodafone Red Postpaid Plans Now Offer Unlimited Calls With Up to 40GB of Data

 Telecom operator Vodafone has officially launched its new postpaid Vodafone Red plans with unlimited calls and associated data benefits. With the unveiling, the company has detailed two new plans. Earlier in the month, the company introduced Vodafone Red, with four new plans offering unlimited calls and more data in a bid to combat Reliance Jio…


Microsoft Asserts Clients’ Rights in FBI Email Searches Fight

Microsoft’s effort to halt the FBI’s so-called sneak-and-peak searches of emails may ride on whether it’s allowed to defend its customers’ constitutional rights. The judge who will decide whether the case can go ahead told the company’s lawyers to be ready in court Monday to address earlier rulings that undercut their arguments. At stake is…


Reliance Jio Is the Primary Data Connection on Mobiles in India: Report

Reliance Jio has become the primary data connection on most of the mobile devices in India, with 42 percent users having activated Jio in their 4G-enabled slot, followed by Airtel at 17.54 percent, Vodafone at 12.26 percent and Idea at 11.50 percent, a consumer mobile analysis app revealed on Wednesday. Jio is also leading in…


Bharti Airtel Reports Lowest Profit in 4 Years, Hit by Demonetisation and Reliance Jio

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile services provider, today reported its lowest profit in four years as demonetisation and intense competition with Reliance Jio hit revenues. Consolidated net profit in October-December fell 54 percent to Rs. 503.7 crores as against Rs. 1,108.1 crores in the same period a year ago, the company said in a statement.…


Toshiba Decides to Split Off Core Chip Business, Sell Stake

Toshiba Corp’s board on Friday approved plans to make its core chip business a separate company and seek outside investment in it, aiming to avoid being crippled by an upcoming multi-billion dollar writedown for its US nuclear business. Toshiba estimates the value of its chip business – the world’s biggest NAND flash memory producer after…


Reliance Jio Point of Interconnection Congestion: Vodafone, Idea Meeting the Norms, says TRAI

Terming the overall Points of Interconnect situation as “better” than before, regulator TRAI has said Vodafone and Idea Cellular are meeting norms in all circles, while for Bharti Airtel the congestion level is beyond permissible limit in eight circles. It (the congestion situation) is much, much better than what it was,” TRAI Chairman R S…


Reliance Jio Effect: Idea to Launch ‘Digital Idea’ Movies, Music, TV, Gaming Apps

Idea Cellular has sent out media invites for a Monday, January 30 event where it will launch its ‘Digital Idea’ apps suite to take on Reliance Jio’s range of apps that come preloaded with Lyf phones. In the invite, Idea also says that the launch of the Digital Idea apps is part of its transition…


Airtel Says Free Offers Will Adversely Affect Lenders, Government Revenue

 In a veiled attack on newcomer Reliance Jio, telecom major Bharti Airtel on Wednesday said free offers by telcos would hit all stakeholders, including lenders, and government revenue. “In the short to medium term, free offers will impact all stakeholders including government levies and taxes, lender with debt exposure of over Rs. 400,000 crores to…


COAI Approaches TRAI Against BSNL’s App-Based Calling Service

 Cellular operators under COAI have approached telecom regulator TRAI against state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL’s) new limited fixed mobile telephony services. BSNL’s limited fixed mobile telephony service is an app-based calling service that virtually turns mobiles into cordless phone working in sync with landlines to make and receive calls within home premises. COAI has…


Reliance Jio Asks TRAI to Impose ‘Highest Penalty’ on Airtel for Misleading Ads

Newcomer Reliance Jio has asked telecom regulator TRAI to “impose highest penalty” on Airtel, accusing the latter of grossly exaggerating the value of data in a promotional offer, and giving misleading tariff ads.   Reliance Jio has shot-off a letter to the telecom regulator alleging that in so far as the advertisements issued by Airtel…