Free Press Journal
  • JioPhone users to get WhatsApp access in next 10 days

    New Delhi: Select JioPhone users can access WhatsApp on their handsets from Monday and it will be rolled out across all the handsets in next 10 days. “For the first time, WhatsApp will be available for JioPhone across India. WhatsApp built a new version of its private messaging app for JioPhone, running the KaiOS operating system,” Reliance Jio Infocomm and WhatsApp said in a joint statement.

  • Ericsson’s insolvency plea puts RCom asset sale plan in spot

    MUMBAI : In a major setback for Reliance Communications (RCom), the National Company Law Tribunal on Tuesday admitted Ericsson India’s insolvency plea against the debt-laden telecom operator. Ericsson India will inform the tribunal on the appointment of insolvency resolution professional on Wednesday.

  • Airtel looks to lower $4.6 bn debt in 3 yrs

    New Delhi : Bharti Airtel is planning to pare $4.6 billion from its net borrowings over the next three years by listing its African unit and potentially selling some stake in its tower business to protect its investment grade ratings, according to reports.

  • RCom receives multiple bids for stake sale

    Sistema Russia, Telstra Australia, PCCW Hong Kong, Telecom Indonesia had expressed interest in RCom, reports said.  RCom had presented a debt resolution plan under which debt was to be converted into controlling stake.

  • Reliance Jio to foray into automobile telematics

    New Delhi: Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s telecom venture Reliance Jio Infocomm is planning to foray into automobile telematics with the launch of a device that will control vehicle’s movement and alert owner about fuel and battery through a mobile app.

  • ‘All telcos but RJio for uniform SUC; 4.5% charge too high’

    New Delhi: All telecom companies except Reliance Jio Infocomm have favoured a uniform spectrum usage charge (SUC) but keeping it at proposed 4.5 per cent will be an additional burden for the industry, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said.

  • Will launch 4G in 5-8 circles within 6 months: Telenor

    Barcelona: Norwegian telecom firm Telenor today said it will launch 4G services in 5-8 cities in India within 6 months and is in talks with other operators to increase its spectrum holding through trading.

  • Countdown begins for 17th Mumbai film fest

    MUMBAI: The 17th edition of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival will take place from October 29 to November 5 in Mumbai. The festival’s presenting sponsor is Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) and STAR India is the Associate Sponsor Partner. Nita M Ambani, Founder-Chairperson, Reliance Foundation was announced as Co-Chair, Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI).

  • Ambani brothers join hand for telecom biz

    New Delhi: Billionaire Ambani brothers today struck a Rs 1,200-crore deal wherein Mukesh will use his younger sibling’s optic fibre network for launch of his telecom venture.