Competition & financial pressure have forced mergers & buyouts. Older telcos have cried foul and sought a review of the rules and relief from the government.
An executive close to Jio said the company has the capacity to deliver about 150 million phones in the next six months at five million a week.
To counter the newcomer and stop their customers from migrating to Jio, Airtel, Vodafone India & Idea cut prices, pushing the industry into an intense price war.
Through the 4G device, Jio is targeting 500mn Indians who are still on 2G/3G feature phones, using primarily voice services and haven’t moved to a smartphone.
How social media has become an effective tool for telcos to poach customers and is enticing job-seekers
Executive search firm Ema Partners said it has mandates from cos to hire social media experts where the salaries could range from $150,000 to $250,000.
Idea has submitted a voluntary undertaking stating that it will comply with the directions of Sebi in respect of the ongoing examination.
Jio accused Ookla of trying to “sell” its speed test certification for $120,000, saying it charged a commission if an operator promoted business using that result.
Broadband must be available to 70% of population by 2020 from less than a third currently and increase the speeds to 100 Mbps.
DoT told the tribunal that it would be appropriate for Aircel & RCom to take permission from SC since the issue with regard to 2G spectrum of Aircel is pending there.
Experts fear that mobile addiction is only likely to get worse.
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