Airtel has announced a Rs 399 plan for users with 84GB data validity, according to reports. Previously the company had been offering plans with 70 day validity at the same recharge price. We compare Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea Cellular’s best data packs.
The move assumes significance as Airtel has used Ookla results in the past to assert itself as fastest network, a claim contested by Reliance Jio. On the other hand, Mukesh Ambani owned Jio has been recording highest speed over the past few months on Trai’s own speed test app.
In a fresh offensive against industry body COAI, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has slammed the association for airing views on call termination rates when two of its five members differed on the issue. Jio said COAI had “no business to intervene” by writing TRAI.
Bharti Airtel today rejected Reliance Jio’s claim that incumbents were hugely benefitted from call connection charges, and said it suffered losses to the tune of Rs 550 crore every quarter due to ‘tsunami of calls’ that originated from the network of the new entrant.
Telecom regulator TRAI rejected industry body COAI’s demand for another round of discussion before implementing changes in the existing rules on mobile call interconnection charges. Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular have sought doubling of mobile termination charge (MTC), a part of IUC.
Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular sought doubling of interconnection usage charge (IUC), a key input for mobile rates, saying that incoming calls to their networks cost 30 paise per minute to complete. Another incumbent, Vodafone, projected the cost at 34 paise.
The telecom subscriber base crossed 1.2 billion mark in May, according to sectoral regulator TRAI. While the growth was led by 6.23 million net subscriber additions in the mobile services segment, it was marginally impacted by decline of 0.14 million landline subscribers.
Reliance Jio has unveiled new data plans for customers on prepaid and postpaid connections. Here’s a detailed comparison of Reliance Jio’s new Dhan Dhana Dhan plans, with Airtel’s 4G prepaid, postpaid data offerings, and which are the best pick for users.
India’s largest mobile operator Bharti Airtel is conducting trials of VoLTE or voice over LTE technology in five cities, and hopes to take it pan-India in the “later part of the year”. Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) is a technology for facilitating voice on 4G network,
The company launched Project Next, which is its digital innovation programme aimed to enrich customer experience including transforming its in-store experience
Bharti Airtel MD and CEO (India and South Asia) Gopal Vittal said that data breach was a “real threat” globally, not only for telecom companies but for banks and credit card firms too.
Airtel has come up with something called ‘Postpaid Promise’ that providers users the data roll over promise. So essentially, Airtel postpaid customers need not to worry about losing unused data at the end of the month. Next up is a family promise program that can be customised for the entire family by adding multiple postpaid connections to the account using MyAirtel app.
Airtel, India’s largest network provider, is expected to launch its Voice over Long-term Evolution (VoLTE) service in India. The telco has scheduled an event in India today, where it will likely to share all the details with the press. As of now, Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio is the only network provider in India currently offers VoLTE service in India.
Airtel acknowledged the problem, and in a press statement said, “We are experiencing a network outrage in Delhi NCR. One of our network nodes has been corrupted and we are working to fix it. We are really sorry for the inconvenience and request you to bear with us. We will be back up shortly..”
Bharti Airtel’s official customer support twitter handle (@Airtel_Presence) tweeted saying customers won’t be able to use data, voice or sms features on their network.