In order to keep its subscribers engaged and add new ones, the leading telecom operator Vodafone Idea has partnered with Bangla entertainment content provider hoichoi. The offer is available for both Vodafone and Idea customers; they will be able to enjoy the content on Vodafone Play and Idea Movies and TV app respectively.
The government, on 14 Dec, notified in-flight and maritime mobile phone services rules. "These rules may be called the Flight and Maritime Connectivity Rules, 2018. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette," the notification dated December 14 said.
On 13 Dec, the telecom tribunal (TDSAT) trashed the telecom regulator TRAI’s order that had changed the definition of significant market power (SMP) to identify predatory pricing. The new order has offered huge relief to India’s incumbent carriers who had said the new rules only benefitted RJio.
Following the steps taken by Airtel, Reliance Jio too hashived off its tower and fibre assets into two separate units. As reported recently, Vodafone Idea too charted out its plans to demerge its fibre infrastructure business by transferring such assets to a wholly-owned unit, Vodafone Towers Ltd (VTL).
MukeshAmbani’sReliance Jiohas become a member of the global organization O-RAN’s alliance board. The other two new joiners are TIM and Verizon.O-RAN Alliance is a world-wide, carrier-led effort to drive new levels of openness in the radio access network of next generation wireless systems.
Anil Ambani owned Reliance Communications (RCom), on 10 Dec, filed a contempt of court petition in the Supreme Court against the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). The issue is about not clearing RCom’s spectrum sale to his brother Mukesh Amabani’s Reliance JioInfocomm (Jio) within the stipulated period.
Chinese tech major Huawei and ZTE have won over Nokia in becoming the 4G partners of Vodafone Idea. The Chinese network vendors offered more attractive prices and flexibility in payment terms over unlike Ericsson and Nokia, which had quoted higher rates and sought payments at the point of deployment itself.
After winning a large-scale consumer base in India in the last two years, Reliance Industries (RIL) has now established a company in Estonia called ‘Jio Estonia OÜ’. But unlike Jio, the Estonian based new company will look into software development and provide consultancy for existing and future technology initiatives pursued by the group and its subsidiaries.
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