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TRAI Tribunal Rejects Plea to Stop Jio Free Offers

TRAI Appellate Tribual (TDSAT) has refused to issue a stay on the Reliance Jio Free welcome offer and other offers in the pipeline though it becomes paid service from April 1, 2017. TDSAT, the Telecom Dispute resolution body has asked Jio to revise the limitations for free offers in view of the free services offered in the past six months ...

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Jio Ends Free 4G But Unveils New Offer @ Rs.303/Month

Finally Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani has come out of the free offer of Jio 4g that is 1GB per day free of cost to 1GB for Rs.10 per day, amounting to Rs.303 per month under a new offer called Jio Prime, effective April 1, 2017. But Rs.99 Jio Prime Membership is extra that you have to pay to use this ...

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Reliance Jio Queues Foretell New Movies’ Future on The Go

The long queues for Reliance Jio SIM cards in every corner of almost all the major cities in India foretell the rapid changing scenario of video content consumption while on the go by Indians, similar to the success of Netflix in the US and the West. Reliance Jio assures its users peak download speeds of up to 70 MBPS, which ...

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Dropped Calls to Fetch Re.1 Compensation But for 3 Per Day

Finally, telecom regulator has flexed its muscles to taunt telecom operators for dropped calls. They will be asked to compensate Re.1 per dropped call henceforth as compensation, but the rider is only 3 calls to be compensated and for those who make more than three calls, dropped calls remain a permanent headache. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has ...

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Flash Network Slaps Notice on Airtel ‘Secret Code’ Whistle Blower

Thejesh G.N., a Bangalore-based developer who blowed the whistle on Bharti Airtel move to employ the Israeli-based Flash Networks, faced a legal notice from the firm and countered them sending a notice for silencing him with such notices and demanding an unconditional apology. [See original story] On June 3, Thejesh had tweeted that Airtel was using Flash Networks code via ...

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Is Airtel Snooping on User Browser with Flash Networks Detective Code?

In a major shock to the Airtel Broadband users, a programmer in Bangalore tweeted saying that the TSP or service provider is inserting a code into their browsing sessions of 3G network secretly. Thejesh GN, the Bangalore-based programmer also said Airtel has partnered with Ericsson and injecting the Flash Networks code into the browsing web pages and confirmed via GitHub ...

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Net Neutrality: Google vs FaceBook+Microsoft+Airtel?

Imagine the Internet where you are on Facebook, search on Bing.com and get your news from Dainik Bhaskar, India Today, IBNLive and not from Google News opening page. Based on Mozilla Firefox add-on called Zero Internet, will provide free Internet as part of a broad FaceBook strategy to corner Google Search traffic through Internet.Org, where Airtel Zero is the co-habitant. As ...

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What is Net Neutrality?

Withe Net Neutrality row, here are some basics about what it is and how it benefits or belies our faith in rule of law in Internet era. * The expression “network neutrality” was coined by American academic Tim Wu in his paper Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination that came out in 2003 and he then popularised the concept. What does net ...

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Airtel CEO Responds but Remains Evasive as Ever on ‘Airtel Zero’ and Net Neutrality

After Flipkart’s withdrawal from Airtel Zero amid controversy over Net Neutrality, India’s largest telecom service provider Airtel defended its product on business consideration along with the Prime Minister’s fad for digital connectivity. However, Airtel fails to answer the key objection raised by the advocates of Net Neutrality about not allowing third parties on its Airtel Zero platform. Ironic but the new Internet ...

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Indian IT industry body bats for net neutrality

By Fakir Balaji Asserting that the all-pervasive internet had become an aspect of modern living, an Indian IT industry body on Tuesday favoured net neutrality so that it is accessible for the common good of all. “India should move in the direction of net neutrality as the benefits of the internet are manifold. We are in favour of net neutrality, ...

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Flipkart Pulls Out of Airtel Zero Amid Net Neutrality Controversy

Finally, Flipkart has realised that it cannot single out its existence in Indian Internet revolution distancing from the Net Neutrality that is avowedly championed across the world against the moves of the biggies to restrain little players. Coming under severe criticism and animosity on the social media for its partnership with Airtel Zero that violates Net Neutrality, India’s largest e-retailer ...

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Spectrum Auction: Idea at Rs.30,306 Cr, Aircel at Rs,2250 Cr

Idea Cellular placed the highest bid of Rs.30,306 crore in the latest round of radio spectrum auctions for telecom operators, with that from Aircel being the lowest at Rs.2,250 crore, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Thursday. The quantum of winning bids is Rs.109,874 crore, Prasad officially announced here. He said even as the winners would have to pay around ...

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Videocon Mobile to release 4G enabled handsets

Videocon Mobile Phones, the handset brand of the $4 billion Videocon Group, is mulling a rollout of its fourth generation (4G)-enabled mobile phones in the next couple of months, a top official said. “We are working on 4G enabled handsets and it will be out in the next two months,” Videocon Mobile Phones chief executive officer Jarold Pereira told IANS. ...

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4G devices become trendy in India

A new breed of smartphones equipped with the latest 4G technology promises to push internet accessibility to an unprecedented level, and that too at an affordable four-figure price, especially for India. In its bid to accelerate India’s smartphone revolution, global giant Samsung Electronics has launched four smartphones – Galaxy A7, one of the slimmest phones at 6.3 mm width, Galaxy ...

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Whatsapp Voice Calling Feature to Unsettle Big Telecom Giants?

Facebook is gearing up to take a shot at its rivals Google and Microsoft’s Skype with its new toy Whatsapp that is roaring to more than 600 million users around the world with 10% of them from India alone. The virtually free social group chat Whatsapp has already caught the attention of millions of teenagers around the world and even ...

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