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Clean chit for Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio’s free voice offer

NEW DELHI: The government has given a clean chit to Reliance Jio Infocomm, saying the Mukesh Ambani-owned mobile phone operator did not violate any rules by offering voice services free of charge. “Since the guidelines/NIA for allocation or auction of spectrum do not prescribe the rates at which services are to be provided to customers, the question of violation of ... Read More »

Airtel to get $129m from Zain Telecom

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel will receive $129 million from Zain Telecom for settlement of its various claims and disputes in Nigeria. Bharti acquired Zain’s African business for $10.7 billion six years ago. “Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV and Zain Telecom have reached an agreement, pursuant to which Zain will pay for settlement of Airtel’s claims on account of the Nigeria ... Read More »

Call Drops: Trai Asks Telecom Operators to Start Compensating

Telecom regulator Trai has written to operators to ensure compliance with call drop regulations, effective January 1, even as service providers remain defiant and say compensation to subscribers will be paid only after court orders them to do so. “Trai has written to all telecom operators reminding them about call drop regulations with expectations that they have put all mechanisms ... Read More »

Digital India Will Fail if Indian ISPs Aren’t Held Up to Standards

After a brief period of calm when it seemed that common sense and logic had prevailed over corporate greed, the net neutrality and zero-rating issues have been blown wide open again thanks to PM Modi’s visit to Silicon Valley to promote the Digital India initiative. Facebook’s controversial Internet.org programme is back with a new name but no less ambitious purpose, ... Read More »

Bharti Airtel to Pay Rs 38,500 as Penalty to Consumer

Telecom major Bharti Airtel has been directed by a consumer forum to pay Rs 38,500 to a Delhi-based couple for not providing them Internet TV and broadband connection even after receiving the payment. Central Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by Justice Rakesh Kapoor asked the telecom company to pay the total sum — Rs 25,000 compensation, Rs 10,000 ... Read More »

Zuckerberg Internet.org is unfair: Facebook founder pet project faces ire from Airtel Vodafone

Internet.org is Facebook’s initiative of offering free internet services for apps and services which have partnered with Facebook and various service providers. In India Facebook has tied up with Reliance Communications in an effort to bring Internet.org to smartphone as well as feature phone users. But at the Mobile World Congress, telecom service providers such as Vodafone, Airtel and Telenor have ... Read More »

Airtel opens bookings for Redmi Note to push its 4G services

Bharti Airtel has tied up with Chinese handset maker Xiaomi to provide 4G device Redmi Note at Rs. 9,999. “Mi India fans can now book their device online and select their preferred Airtel store and date for purchasing the device,” Airtel said in a statement. The country’s largest mobile operator also said it will organise a ‘Mi Day’ each week ... Read More »

Airtel drops plan to charge extra for Viber Skype calls

NEW DELHI: Facing flak over its decision to impose higher tariff on internet telephony, Bharti Airtel finally cracked under pressure and decided to defer its decision pending regulatory view on the matter. The company, which last week surprised the market by fixing higher tariff for voice over internet telephony (VoIP) for its pre-paid subscribers, said it will not go ahead ... Read More »