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  • Telecom stocks extend losses on Reliance Jio fears

    New Delhi: Telecom stocks extended losses for the second straight session today, falling up to 3.5 per cent, after Mukesh Ambani yesterday announced the launch of much-talked about Jio 4G service, offering free voice calls and national roaming.

  • Free Calls, Forever! Is There Life After Jio Network ?

    Mumbai : Taking the current price war in telecom space to a new level, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Thursday announced that domestic phone calls from the Jio network will be free forever and unveiled a four-month introductory offer of a zero-tariff voice and data services, beginning on September 5.

  • Disruptive Jio offers will help digitise rural India: Experts

    New Delhi: The Reliance Jio announcements are distinctly disruptive and a “bold move” towards digitising millions in the rural parts of the country, setting a tough benchmark for its competitors as data becomes the new oil, experts said on Thursday.

  • Jio users will never pay for domestic voice calls: Mukesh Ambani

    Mumbai: Taking the current tariff war and competition in  India’s telecom space to a new level, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Thursday announced that domestic voice calls on the Jio network will be free forever, and unveiled a four-month introductory offer for everyone of free voice and data services beginning on September 5.

  • Reliance announces Jio, lays emphasis on digital initiative

    New Delhi: The country’s largest private sector firm by revenue and profits Reliance Industries at its 42th annual general meeting announced its most anticipated telecom venture, the ‘Reliance Jio’, in which the company has invested about USD 50 billion.

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    RIL asks staff to stop using mobile service of other operators

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries, India’s largest conglomerate, has asked its 40,000-plus employees to stop using phones connections of existing operators, like Airtel and Vodafone, and instead switch to its own high-speed 4G Jio.

  • No clarity in permit to seek compliance from telcos: Trai

    New Delhi : Telecom regulator Trai is believed to have told the Department of Telecom (DoT) that it does not have any ground to seek compliance from operators, including Reliance Jio, during testing of networks under current rules.

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    Reliance Jio to roll out 4G in all circles except four

    New Delhi: Speculations came to an end with the announcement of Reliance Industries much-awaited commercial launch of the Reliance Jio Infocomm to start offering its 4G services, barring four circles where it could take four to six more weeks to prepare the network.

  • Jio takes 6th spot on data usage

    New Delhi:   Even before its commercial launch, billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s telecom arm Reliance Jio has climbed up to sixth position on data usage as its pilot launch saw users downloading more as against some industry players. While Airtel continues to lead with 45 million gigabyte (GB) of data usage per month in the March quarter, Jio is ranked sixth with 13 million GB, according to latest data available with the company.

  • Why Jio service may benefit from 4G handset subsidies

    Even as Reliance Industries doesn’t intend to offer doles on its 4G handsets under the “LYF” brand, some concessions are certainly expected given the state of play in India’s mobile phone and data market, global investment advisory CLSA has said in an analysis.

  • Telecom players request DoT to stop app based calling

    New Delhi: Mobile operators’ body COAI has requested DoT to take proactive steps to stop calls through apps, like the one recently planned by state-owed BSNL, saying they are against rules. In a letter to Telecom Secretary JS Deepak, it has said that connecting Internet calls with networks using numbers assigned for mobile or landline phones violated current interconnection rules and causes loss to terminating operator and exchequer.

  • Jio launch may not impact Airtel revenue share: Report

    New Delhi: Drawing parallels between Reliance Jio’s current playbook and Reliance Communications’ 2003 launch, Deutsche Bank Markets Research has said Bharti Airtel appears to be better prepared with its 4G plans and it does not anticipate any impact on its revenue share or margins from the Jio launch.

  • Jio launch may not impact Airtel revenue share: Report

    New Delhi: Drawing parallels between Reliance Jio’s current playbook and Reliance Communications’ 2003 launch, Deutsche Bank Markets Research has said Bharti Airtel appears to be better prepared with its 4G plans and it does not anticipate any impact on its revenue share or margins from the Jio launch.