PM Modi inaugurated the 6th India Mobile Congress at Pragati Maidan in Delhi, and launched officially launched 5G services on October 1. In the event, three major telecom operators demonstrated the potential of 5G services in India, in front of PM Modi. The operators also demonstrated that 5G services will help in precision drone farming, high-security routers, AI based cyber threat detection platforms, automated guided vehicles and more.
Union Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, said that India will most likely roll out 5G services by October 12. He also said that, after 5G’s roll out, it is expected to reach every part of the country within two to three years. He also said that it is significant to make 5G services affordable. The 5G roll out has been in works for years.
Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Mittal said Airtel 5G services would be available in India by August end. Exact costs of 5G plans are yet to be released. Airtel said it will begin implementing 5G network in collaboration with techgiants like Samsung, Nokia, and Ericsson. 5G services will roll out in 13 cities in first phase, including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh,… read-more
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Twitter is flooded with the outage of Airtel Internet and Wi-Fi, on February 11. Users across India were unable to use Airtel Internet, broadband and call facilities, due to technical glitch. In addition, Airtel app is also not working in multiple Indian cities. Notably, Airtel tweeted to resolve the outage, due to glitch. As of now, over 4,000 people complaint of outage with #AirtelOutage, trending on Twitter.
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Bharti Airtel reportedly paid Rs 15,519 crore to the government to clear its deferred liabilities for spectrum acquired in the 2014 auction, on December 17. The company expects the pre-payment will help to save at least Rs 3,400 crore. Reportedly, it acquired the spectrum for Rs 19,051 crore. ''These liabilities were due in annual installments from FY 2026-2027 to 2031-2032 and carried an interest rate of 10%,'' said Airtel.
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Airtel announced that it's decided to increase the prices for its prepaid mobile tariffs in India from November 26. The minimum hike was recorded at Rs 20 and the maximum up to Rs 501. The lowest plan of Rs 79 for 28 days will cost Rs 99. The most demanding plan of Rs 598 for 84 days will cost Rs 719, offering Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/ day, 2GB/day data.
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In a recent report published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Jio led an active wireless subscriber base with 6.1 million users while Bharati Airtel stood second at 2.3 million for the month of July. "Based on the active subscribers market, Jio now shares the market leadership position with Bharti," the report highlighted. The pace of Bharti Airtel's new subscribers slowed down in the recorded month.
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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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