Free Press Journal
  • Trai suggests easing spectrum holding norms for telcos

    New Delhi ; In a move that will boost mergers and acquisitions, telecom regulator Trai on Tuesday recommended doing away with caps on spectrum holding in individual bands, and also mooted relaxing the overall ceiling.

  • Bharti sells stake in tower biz for Rs 3,325 crore to trim debt

    New Delhi : Bharti Airtel said on Tuesday that it has sold 83 million shares in its mobile tower subsidiary, Bharti Infratel, for over Rs 3,325 crore via stock market deal and will use the proceeds to pare debts.

  • Reliance Jio set to launch its own VR app in 2018

    London: The new entrant in the telecom industry, Reliance Jio, is planning to launch its own Virtual Reality (VR) app in 2018 and is hoping to collaborate with experts at Birmingham City University in England, the university said.

  • Salary of Mukesh Ambani’s driver will make you feel really poor; Read full details

    A video showing how much Mukesh Ambani’s driver earns in a month has gone viral on the Internet. The video reveals the selection procedure of how the driver for India’s richest person- Ambani, is selected. For selecting the driver, a contract is given to private companies to select the driver and train him. After the driver is trained, he has to pass so many tests and once he gets

  • ‘Jio rate hike positive for telecom sector’

    New Delhi : The recent increase in Reliance Jio tariffs will increase its average revenue per user by up to 20 per cent and is a positive for the telecom sector which is seeing rapid consolidation, says a Philip Capital report. However, a Credit Suisse report has said that the new tariffs of Jio are still 65 per cent lower than an average smartphone customer was paying before its launch which would

  • RIL Q2 net jumps 12.5% to Rs 8,109 cr on higher margin

    New Delhi : Oil-to-telecom conglomerate Reliance Industries Friday reported a 12.5 per cent jump in its September quarter net profit after refining margin soared to nine year high and mobile telephony venture earned operational profit. Net profit in July-September at Rs 8,109 crore, or Rs 13.7 per share, was higher than Rs 7,209 crore, or Rs 12.2 a share, in the same period of last fiscal, the company said in a statement.

  • Reliance Jio tops TRAI’s 4G download speed test for August

    New Delhi: Reliance Jio has topped the telecom regulator’s 4G download speed test for the eighth consecutive month, official data showed on Monday.  According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s speed data, Jio recorded average speed of 18.433 Mbps for the month of August.  It was followed by Vodafone (8.999 Mbps), Idea Cellular (8.746 Mbps) and Bharti Airtel (8.550 Mbps).

  • Revealed: Why Reliance Jio has restricted voice calls to 300 minutes per day

    Reliance Jio has made several changes in its terms and conditions list, they are limiting the call limit to 300 minutes per day. When Jio was launched company claimed unlimited calling to every network but this new change in the rule guide will be shocking for its customers.

  • Airtel to offer 1GB data and unlimited voice calls for only Rs 199

    In good news for consumers, who use high-speed internet and calling services, Bharti Airtel has announced a new tariff plan for its customers. Users will get 1GB of 4G/3G/2G data along with unlimited voice calls with a recharge of only Rs 199.

  • Delivery of Jio Phone begins, company to complete deliveries of all 6 million units by Diwali

    Jio Phone deliveries for the 6 million units booked in August have started on Sunday, and customers in rural areas and small cities will get the handset before their counterparts in urban areas, according to a PTI report citing a Reliance Jio channel partner. The deliveries of Jio Phone will be completed in 15 days, said the channel partner, who did not wish to be named. On Twitter, Jio’s official @LYF_In channel

  • IMG in favour of spectrum auction during next fiscal

    New Delhi : The inter-ministerial group (IMG), looking at measures to mitigate financial stress in the telecom sector, has recommended that the new round of spectrum auction be held in the next fiscal and not the current one, an official source said.

  • Reliance Jio’s free phone to hit sector: Vodafone

    New Delhi  : The country’s second largest telecom player Vodafone expects Jio’s ‘effective free phone’ with unlimited calling to erode operators’ revenues which are already under pressure and sought reduction in various levies imposed by the government as a breather to the industry. “…the new operator continues to aggressively under- price its services, including announcing launch of ‘Effective Zero Price Feature Phone’ with unlimited voice.

  • Competitors ganged up against us, Jio tells Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Reliance Jio on Friday informed the Bombay High Court that it has been a victim of the ‘ganging up’ by other competitors like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea. The mobile service provider claimed that Airtel, Vodafone and Idea had together ganged up to block Jio’s entry in the telecommunication industry.

  • Jio phone: Idea flags net neutrality worries; to launch its own handset

    Mumbai :  Idea Cellular has flagged net neutrality concerns about Reliance Jio’s proposed 4G phones, saying it will only allow the apps of the operator’s choice and that it will also launch a slightly expensive handset as a counter to it.