To counter Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone has rolled out a new Rs 399 plan for prepaid users, ahead of Diwali.
Bharti Airtel was still the number one operator when it came to average 4G LTE speed downloads in India, even as rival Reliance Jio saw its numbers improve
Vodafone India and Idea Cellular merger deal is expected to be completed by March next year, as all regulatory approvals are likely to be obtained by that time, a source privy to the deal said.
With their traditional revenue streams like voice and VAS drying up, telecom operators across India are tying up with over-the-top (OTT) players offering on-demand video content via apps and dedicated platforms.
The distress between the older players such as Airtel, Idea and Vodafone, and the new entrant Reliance Jio particularly on account of issues such as reduction in IUC, was also witnessed at the gathering.
The combined entity of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, which are currently India’s number 2 and 3, respectively, would dislodge Bharti Airtel to counter the fierce price war in the world’s second-largest telecom market.
Vodafone today announced a 50% cashback offer on recharges up to Rs 100 on all Intex 2G feature phones.
The Delhi High Court has upheld its single judge order dismissing Vodafone’s plea against the consultation process adopted by telecom regulator TRAI for fixing interconnection usage charges (IUCs) between cellular and fixed line operators.
The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has released the latest mobile subscribers numbers for the month ending August 2017. According to the data, telecom service providers had a combined total of 948.54 million subscribers by the end of August.
Slamming the latest decision of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Vodafone said the Indian telecom industry was already experiencing the “greatest period of financial stress in its history”.
Leading telecom operators Bharti Airtel and Vodafone has slammed the regulator TRAI’s decision to reduce call connect charges, saying that the move will benefit only one operator and worsen the financial health of stressed industry.
Vodafone has partnered with Lava to offer a special cash back worth Rs 900 to its subscribers on purchase of the feature phone. The offer is valid till October 31 for both new and existing customers.
International travellers can now easily activate a pack and use their number overseas from the UK and other popular travel destinations of Europe like Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Greece, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary.
BSNL has introduced two new STVs at Rs 8 and Rs 19 for prepaid users, which offer voice calls at 15 paisa per minute on net and at 35 paisa per minute off net PAN India. BSNL’s Rs 8 plan comes with a validity of 30 days, while that of Rs 19 will have a validity period of 90 days.
The petition was filed as Vodafone cited a previous Supreme Court ruling on a TRAI regulation, stating that it was not mandated on telecom companies to account for call drops on their networks.