Internet.org was announced globally in August, 2013 and it arrived in India in February 2015. The initiative aims to provide free internet services on the Reliance network in the states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala and Telangana. The users would have free data access to more than three dozen services.
The idea of thousands and millions being included within the ambit of the virtual world sounds brilliant and one everyone is up for. But before that, those endorsing this initiative need to understand all that it entails.
Internet.org refers to a collaboration between Facebook and six other companies, namely, Samsung, [...]
Airtel has decided to open up 1000 more stores by December, to give customers a first-hand experience about its 4G services and information about its low-priced handsets.
Reports suggest, that Airtel is in talks with Samsung, ZTE, Huawei and Xiaomi to launch affordable 4G devices starting from Rs. 4000, later this year. Airtel is also said to be expanding, by opening many company-owned company operated (coco) retail outlets. There are already 300 stores, and the company plans to open a 1000 more by December.
According to statistics, Airtel is said to be spread across 1.5 million outlets in towns and villages and covers approximately 86.8 per cent of the population as of [...]
While the hue and cry over Airtel’s controversial ‘Airtel Zero’ was justified, we need to be reminded that there are several other players in the market working on a similar plan.
Here’s why we had a problem with Airtel Zero – it was a new platform that let companies buy data to offer their apps to consumers for free. It allowed users to access these apps without incurring data charges. This was seen as a direct violation of net neutrality as it gave priority access to some apps over others.
Now let’s have a look at Reliance’s [...]
After Vodafone slashed down their roaming rates, leading telecom operators followed suit, including Airtel, Idea Cellular and Reliance Communication. All of the operators lowered their roaming rates up to 75% after TRAI cut off the maximum ceiling tariff. Roaming call rates will be cheaper by 40% and SMS by 75%. The above is effective immediately.
For Airtel, incoming rates have been reduced by 40% and outgoing inter-circle calls will be lowered by 23%. Outgoing local call rates will be decreased by 20%, and it reduced local SMS rate by 75%. Outgoing inter-circle SMS rate has been cut by up to 74%.
Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, headed by Mukesh Ambani, has announced its plans to launch the 4G network services through an integrated system. As per the company statement released recently, “RJIL plans to provide seamless 4G services using LTE in 800MHz, 1,800MHz and 2,300 MHz bands through an integrated ecosystem.”
Reliance Jio or RJIL is an Internet access and telecommunication company headquartered in Mumbai and is a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited. This company is the only pan-India operator with Broadband Wireless Access spectrum and uses commercial LTE services for providing 4G across India [...]
Kolkata has just taken the first step in becoming the first ever WiFi city in India. The city’s first WiFi zone will be implemented at Park Street and will be inaugurated by Mamata Banerjee. The service is provided by Reliance JIO, which will be free of charge initially and will be available next in the Ghariahat-Gol Park area of south Kolkata.
Reliance JIO spokesperson quoted-
We have already laid cables along a 500-km stretch of the city. While the major part of Kolkata has been covered, work is in progress in some pockets. We are aiming to bring the entire Kolkata Telephones area under our 4G coverage. It might take another eight months to a year to do the [...]
Apple and Reliance are offering iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c at no initial cost, Apple has signed a deal with Reliance Communications which will allow users to buy the new iPhone 5s and 5c 16 GB variants at no initial cost.
This offer will include some benefits from Reliance, as it will feature unlimited voice calls, SMS and 3G data for a fixed monthly fee which will be between 2,500 and Rs 2,800 INR. The users will be locked into Reliance network under a two-year of contract. Having said that, this is the first time an Indian telecom company is selling an iPhone on contract basis. Indian telecom market has always been away [...]
Ciena Corporation, today announced that Reliance Globalcom, has selected Ciena’s market-leading WaveLogic coherent optical 100G networking solutions to upgrade its FLAG Europe-Asia (FEA) submarine network. Based on Ciena’s OP architecture, the 100G network will bring massive capacity increases to a route that connects Egypt and Jordan to satisfy customer demand for high-bandwidth services, while using its existing fiber infrastructure to support growing bandwidth requirements.
[quote]“Ciena’s submarine network solutions are designed to fit into existing wet plants to significantly increase submarine network [...]
Reliance Communications, today announced their exclusive partnership with WhatsApp in India. Through this partnership Reliance Communications has launched a first of its kind prepaid plan ‘WhatsApp Plan’ for all Reliance GSM subscribers and ‘My College Plan’ for students across the country. Reliance GSM customers can now enjoy unlimited usage of WhatsApp and Facebook across the country at a nominal fee of Rs. 16 per month only without paying any extra data consumption charges.
WhatsApp Plan offers unlimited access of WhatsApp to all prepaid Reliance GSM customers in the country for [...]
Reliance Communications Ltd. has launched its new fully-loaded 3G Tablet on Android platform. Reliance said the new 3G Tablet is set to further enhance the user experience with incredible affordability and bundled offerings.
The Reliance 3G Tab comes with a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen with Android 2.3 OS and a 1.4 GHz processor. This latest 3G Tablet from Reliance comes with a better screen resolution of 1024 x 600, loaded with 512 MB RAM, and a better 5 point touch experience. The new light weight (402g) tablet comes with a better 3.0 MP rear camera and a front camera, enables video calling, among other key features, catering to both business users as well as the [...]
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) , CEO Mukesh Ambani has given his two words on the untimely demise of Ex-Apple CEO/ CO- Founder Steven Paul Jobs.
Calling Steve possibly the greatest innovators whose ideas and innovations forever changed how people across the globe think about and use technology.
I would also consider him as one of the greatest ‘Reinventors’. Through his ingenuity he reinvented many businesses – fundamentally and radically. He not only changed the game but also in the process changed the rules. His bias towards changing the world was infectious, His boldness to take on the impossible has inspired many and will continue to do [...]
Reliance Communications has introduced a tablet and bundled it with attractive monthly plans. Available across all Reliance World and Reliance Mobile showrooms in India the Tablet features a very low price of INR 12,999/-.
The 3G and WiFi-enabled Android tablet that works on RCom’s IP-based 3G network across 333 towns including Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. The tablet is manufactured by China based ZTE and has 512 MB RAM along with AGps, a 7 inch Screen and Android 2.3.
Reliance Communications has always been a pioneer in taking bold steps to innovate and re-invent the telecom [...]