Vodafone's Rs 499 plan reportedly offers 1.5 GB data, 100 SMS per day and unlimited calling.
Telecom erupts in a war of words amid Trai's review of call connect rates; Airtel, Jio trade charges
Without naming Reliance Jio, a senior Airtel official alleged that "one large 4G-only operator" has arbitrarily slashed ring time for outgoing calls to other networks, thereby converting calls into missed calls and triggering a call back.
Reliance Jio has become the country's largest telecom operator with a subscriber base of 331.3 million, surpassing Vodafone Idea
Vodafone Idea, the country's largest telecom operator through the rights issue which ran between 10-24 April, offered 2,000 crore new shares at Rs 12.50 apiece.
Vodafone Idea posts Rs 5,005 cr loss for third quarter; telco targets higher share of new 4G customers
The books of Vodafone Idea recorded comprehensive loss of Rs 1,284.5 crore in the same quarter a year ago.
The Idea Vodafone merger is expected to give breather to both debt-ridden firms Idea and Vodafone, from cut-throat competition in the market where margins have hit rock bottom with free voice calls.
Vodafone-Idea merger: Idea Cellular gets DoT approval to raise FDI limit to 100%; merger deal in last leg of regulatory clearance
The merged entity would be known as 'Vodafone Idea Ltd'. It will be the country's largest telecom operator with around 430 million subscribers from Day 1.
The demonstration using Ericsson's 5G test bed and 5G New Radio (NR) delivered a throughput of 5.7 Gbps and ultra-low latency of 3 millisecond.
American Tower Company (ATC) has signed an agreement with Vodafone and Idea Cellular to acquire their mobile tower assets for about Rs 7,850 crore.
It has been forecasted that worldwide downloads may reach 240 billion downloads and $100 billion consumer spend on both iOS and Google Play.
The telcos 'unilaterally, wilfully and intentionally paid the advance license fee for last quarter' of 2016-17 estimating adjusted gross revenue much lower than the licence stipulation, Reliance Jio has alleged.
Reliance Jio in a statement said that it will be withdrawing the offer in the next few days after the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) advised them to do so.
Japanese telecom giant SoftBank appears to be dipping its toes in the Internet of Things (IoT) space with the announcement of an eSIM project for IoT devices.
BSNL said it had decided to give a special free offer for smartphone users to promote Digital India drive and increase internet users.
The existing Rs 156, Rs 198, Rs 291 and Rs 549 plans from BSNL are being upgraded to offer lots more data and in some cases, increased validity
Vodafone is investing heavily in the deployment of its 4G LTE network in India. The most recent deployment contract has been awarded to Ericsson and is worth $300 million.
Ending months of speculation, Vodafone on Monday confirmed it is in talks with the Aditya Vikram Birla group for the merger of its Indian entity and Idea Cellular in what will be the largest such deal in the country's telecom space once it materialises.
Incumbent operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and others approached Trai against free call service being offered by Reliance Jio, calling the tariff plan predatory, discriminatory and non-compliant to present rules.
As a telecom operator Jio has achieved this growth faster than any other startup, including the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp and even Skype.