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Idea sees half of India remain 2G-only in 2022, to refarm 900 MHz for 4G

About 600-650 mln telecom customers in India will remain 'pure 2G' users even in the year 2022, while 4G users would swell from 175 mln to 750 mln, said Himanshu Kapania, CEO of India's fourth largest telecom operator Idea Cellular.At present, India has around 1.05 bln active telecom users,

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Hathway Broadband starts FTTH, data use up 26% in 3 months

Hathway Digital said it has started rolling out fiber-to-the-home services in congested areas, and also reported a strong increase in data use after slashing prices and increase quotas.For the three months ended September, an average consumer on Hathway Broadband increased her consumption to 98 GB per month, or 3.2

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Why Reliance JIO’s new tariff plan is BAD for Bharti Airtel, Idea & Vodafone

The stock of Bharti Airtel is at a two-year high, not far from its life-highs of late 2007, but going by the latest tariffs unveiled by Reliance Jio, investors will do well to hold off on the bubbly for a while longer.Airtel closed at Rs 461.30 on Tuesday, buoyed by

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The Economics of Bharti Airtel’s 7777 offer on the iPhone 8

Bharti Airtel announced that it will sell high-end smartphones online with instant financing.The phones, including the iPhone 8, will be available at low downpayment and bundled monthly packages, which will make them more or less free of charge.The model was first tried by Reliance Communications several years ago. The

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Reliance Jio’s New 4G Plans: No More Tariff Increases?

Reliance Jio has unveiled a set of new plans that will come into effect from tomorrow, effecting a price increase of about 15% to existing tariff.The phrasing of the new plans also suggests that these are 'regular' plans, and not promotional offers that will disappear after three months.15% ON AVERAGEMost

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Reliance Jio to withdraw Rs 399 plan next week

Most customers of Reliance Jio, the country's largest telecom operator by volumes, will not be able to get the 84GB-for-399 plan starting next month, the company's deputy chief financial officer V Srikant said on Friday.Asked how the company's average revenue per user (billing rate) is likely to move going forward,

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Reliance Jio quarterly numbers to be announced today; new tariff plans eyed

Reliance Industries, the parent of telecom operator Jio, will announce its quarterly performance numbers at around 5 pm today.Besides its core oil and gas business, the company will give an update on the operations of its telecom unit.Some in the market even expect it to reveal the new

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Idea, Airtel offer 84 GB 4g data for Rs 400 to target users

Idea Cellular and Bharti Airtel are offering 1 GB of 3G or 4G data per day for 84 days at a price of around Rs 400 in select circles, including voice benefits, matching Jio's lowest tariff.The offer is available only for targeted users.For example, for someone who has already activated

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