Verizon Creates New Operating Structure, Hires Former Ericsson CEO

Verizon Communications said on Friday it would change its operating structure to focus on three areas, and named former Ericsson Chief Executive Officer Hans Vestberg to lead its newly created network and technology team. Vestberg’s team will work on building out the company’s fibre network infrastructures, Verizon said. He will initially be based in Sweden,… Read More Verizon Creates New Operating Structure, Hires Former Ericsson CEO

Reliance Jio to Delhi High Court: TRAI Held Free Offers as Legitimate

Reliance Jio (RJio) on Tuesday told Delhi High Court that telecom regulator TRAI has held that its free offers to subscribers was perfectly legitimate. The submission was made before Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva when telecom major Vodafone India’s plea, alleging that RJio “blatantly violated” TRAI’s tariff orders, directions and regulations, came up for hearing. Vodafone has… Read More Reliance Jio to Delhi High Court: TRAI Held Free Offers as Legitimate

Reliance Jio Happy New Year Offer Kicks In; High-Speed Data Cap Set at 1GB Per Day Shekhar Thakran, 02 January 2017

After the expiration of company’s Welcome Offer on December 31 last month, Reliance Jio’s Happy New Year Offer has come into effect from Sunday and set the per day data cap (high-speed) for all service users at 1GB. As part of the promotional offer, users will be able to make unlimited phone calls and enjoy… Read More Reliance Jio Happy New Year Offer Kicks In; High-Speed Data Cap Set at 1GB Per Day Shekhar Thakran, 02 January 2017

India’s Telecom Subscriber Base Touches 1.074 Billion in September, Says TRAI

Telephone subscriber in India crossed 1.074 billion at the end of September from 1.059 billion in the previous sequential quarter, registering a growth of 1.36 percent. “The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,059.86 million at the end of June 16 to 1,074.24 million at the end of September 16, registering a growth… Read More India’s Telecom Subscriber Base Touches 1.074 Billion in September, Says TRAI

Airtel’s New Infinity Postpaid Plans Start Rs. 549 With Unlimited Voice Calls, Data Benefits

  The upheaval in the telecom industry caused by the entry of Reliance Jio still hasn’t died down, and now Airtel has updated its myPlan Infinity offers to include two more affordable postpaid plans – Rs. 549 and Rs. 799. Previously, the company’s lowest myPlan Infinity offer was Rs. 1,199 – and was launched back… Read More Airtel’s New Infinity Postpaid Plans Start Rs. 549 With Unlimited Voice Calls, Data Benefits

Reliance Jio Free Calls Congesting Network, Telcos Tell Trai

Asked by regulator Trai to explain high level of call failures, incumbent operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have cited free voice calls offered by Reliance Jio as the reason for heavy network congestion. The three companies made this submission in reply to showcause notice by Trai, which is now in the process of examining… Read More Reliance Jio Free Calls Congesting Network, Telcos Tell Trai

Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Jio Said to Submit Call Traffic Details to Trai

Mobile operators, including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Jio, has submitted call traffic data to Trai, a move that will enable the regulator to look at the pattern, including asymmetric traffic on networks, as part of its consultation on inter-connection usage charges. “The data pertaining to incoming and outgoing minutes have been submitted by the… Read More Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Jio Said to Submit Call Traffic Details to Trai

Vodafone Sign Roaming Pact; Customers Can Now Use the Other Telco’s Network

Vodafone and BSNL on Sunday announced a 2G intra-circle roaming agreement (ICR) that is designed to benefit their customers and help reduce call drops. “The agreement will enhance coverage for both Vodafone and BSNL customers. Next month, we will jointly provide seamless connectivity at the BRICS summit, which is to be held in Goa,” BSNL… Read More Vodafone Sign Roaming Pact; Customers Can Now Use the Other Telco’s Network