According to the Telecom regulator authority of India (TRAI), Reliance Jio accumulated a 35.54 lakh new wireless subscriber base in May and currently has 43.12 crore users in India. However, Airtel's user base decreased by 46.13 lakh to 34.8 core and Vodafone Idea lost 42.8 lakh subscribers and the user base stands at 27.7 core. Notably, the total users in India stand at 117.6 core.
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Reliance Jio has become the top bidder at the 2021 4G spectrum auction by acquiring the 488.35MHz band for Rs 57,122.65 crore. Becoming the largest holder in 2300 MHz and sub-GHz spectrum, Jio increased its spectrum footprint by 55%. Similarly, Airtel and Vodafone-Idea have acquired 355.45 MHz and 11.80 MHz respectively, worth Rs 18,698.75 crore and Rs 1,993.40 crore. However, participants didn't bid for 700 MHz and 2500 MHz.
Amid the ongoing farmers' protest, Reliance Jio has recorded a dip in its wireless subscriber base in Punjab and Haryana in December 2020. While the numbers in Punjab fell from 1.40 crore (November) to 1.25 crore (December 2020), it plummeted from 94.48 lakh to 89.07 lakh in Haryana. Earlier, Jio had claimed that its subscriber base witnessed a downfall due to factors like COVID-19, conspiracies by its competitors and vandalism of telecom… read-more
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Security expert Rajsekhar Rajaharia revealed that the confidential details of over 2.5 million Airtel users had been leaked online. Rajasekhar claimed that the breached data include Aadhaar, address, names, phone numbers of users. Moreover, the hacker team 'The Red Rabbit' stole data from different states and has demanded a ransom of $3,500. While Rajsekhar showed proof Airtel negotiating with hackers, the company denied any data breach.
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Adding 13 million 4G consumers in the last quarter, Bharti Airtel reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 854 crore for the third quarter of the financial year 2021 on February 3. Besides, the telecom operator recorded a 24% growth at Rs 26,518 crore in its consolidated revenues. Interestingly, owing to the lockdown and work from home, the company witnessed a 32.4% hike in revenues from mobile services in India.
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Airtel on January 28 became India’s first telecommunications company to manifest live 5G service, successfully proving its 5G readiness across all domains. By employing Non-standalone (NSA) technology, Airtel orchestrated the 5G network over its existing liberalised spectrum in the 1800 MHz band. Additionally, the telco used dynamic spectrum sharing to operate 5G and 4G connections simultaneously from the same spectrum block. The… read-more
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As per a Department of Telecommunications's (DoT) release, landline users will have to prefix a zero for all calls directed to mobile phones from January 15. All major Indian telecom giants like Airtel and Jio have started notifying their customers about the new landline to mobile rule. Reportedly, the directive, which was issued in November 2020, has been implemented to secure adequate numbering resources for fixed-line and mobile users.
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Amazon has joined hands with Airtel to launch Prime Video Mobile Edition plan, making India the first Amazon Prime country to offer such plan. Airtel user can avail this single-user mobile-only plan via pre-paid recharges that range from Rs 89 to Rs 349. The introductory offer of Rs 89 will provide 28-day access to the plan besides 6GB data. Amazon Prime India Director Gaurav Gandhi said it "will further accelerate Prime Video's adoption in… read-more
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Telecom operator Bharti Airtel Ltd on January 10 announced Pradipt Kapoor as its Chief Information Officer (CIO). Succeeding Harmeen Mehta, Pradipt will be supervising Airtel’s engineering strategy and will simultaneously steer the digital space. Besides, he will be a part of the firm's board of directors. Pradipt’s appointment came when Airtel is determined on building cybersecurity and cloud businesses to generate revenue from its… read-more
While Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio have added millions of subscribers to their networks in October, Vodafone-Idea Ltd has lost around 2.7 million customers. According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Airtel and Jio have got 2.2 million and 3.7 million new users. Besides, their user base stands at 406 million and 330 million respectively. However, the user base of the Vodafone-Idea remains at 293 million.