Reliance LYF starts online ads as Jio 4G launch draws nearer

Reliance LYF — the handset brand from the Reliance Retail — has started advertising online, indicating that the launch of 4G services from its communication arm Jio is inching closer. The telecom operator was supposed to have started opening up its trials to the public last month, but the company seems to have decided to open up […]

Reliance Communications’ 4G upgrade could drive up data tariff

Even as its Reliance Mobile Stores began handing out 4G SIM cards to CDMA users, Reliance Communications has tweaked its prepaid and postpaid GSM tariff plans across the country in anticipation of the 4G upgrade. While earlier, Reliance GSM used to have postpaid plans with unlimited data in non-3G circles, now the data benefits have […]

Allowed Airtel to buy Videocon spectrum due to auction availability – Idea Cellular

Idea Cellular today told investors that it withdrew from a spectrum trading deal with Videocon — allowing Bharti Airtel to buy the airwaves — after it became clear that spectrum in the same band was  coming up for auction next month. “TRAI  announced total quantum of spectrum that was available and prices. We realized that […]

Reliance Communications revamps official store with 4G phones and USB dongle

After remaining offline for three days, Reliance Communications’ official e-store, is back online after a big makeover. On a day when the company also launched a webpage for upgrading its USB data dongle customers to 4G, RCom has thrown open its new official ecommerce website with spanking new 4G handsets and devices. All the […]

Bharti Airtel calls TRAI’s bluff over net neutrality with intranet query

As expected, telecom companies have rightly sought to exploit a loophole left open by the regulator and the government when they issued the famous ‘net neutrality’ guidelines earlier in the year. The TRAI and the government had, in February, banned any discriminatory charging for digital content flowing over their networks, and said that all bits should […]

With 2.7 lakh km, Reliance Jio overtakes Airtel in fiber backbone

According to the latest numbers released by Reliance Industries as part of its quarterly update, its telecom arm Reliance Jio has comfortably overtaken all other telecom companies in India in terms of the length of its fiber backhaul. Fiber backhaul is crucial to the operations of any telecom company as it helps it deliver high-speed […]

Reliance Jio launch looming, Airtel offers free Mifi and 2 GB of 4G trial data

Reliance Jio has hardly hit the market, but its entry is leading to some innovative, and profitable, reactions from its rivals as far as telecom consumers in India are concerned. Though Idea Cellular withdrew its double data offer this month, Bharti Airtel has announced a new scheme under which it will offer a free Mifi […]

Reliance Communications launches 4G mifi device on website at Rs 2,699

Reliance Communications, controlled Anil Ambani, has listed its first 4g mifi device on its ecommerce website, just days ahead of the planned upgrade of its CDMA service to 4g LTE. The mifi device will work on all the three bands on which Reliance Jio and Reliance Communications plan to operate their LTE services – 3, […]

WATCH: Reliance Jio launches first 4G ad campaign with Kohli, Kangana & Dhoni

As we predicted two week ago, Reliance Jio has kicked off its advertisement campaign for its bundled 4G and smartphone offer during the Indian Premier League. The first ad features the who’s who of Indian cricket, including captain MS Dhoni and star hitter Virat Kohli. The advertisement also features Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, and has […]

Reliance CDMA users likely to be moved to new tariff plans after 4G upgrade

Reliance Communications’ CDMA service is getting shut down in most circles, and across India, subscribers are about to be give the option of moving to RCom-Reliance Jio’s combined 4G network instead. However, one of the key questions in consumers’ minds is how that will impact the tariff plans that they currently enjoy. While most people […]

Vodafone lauds government’s telecom and spectrum reforms

In a rare gesture, a big telecom company has lauded the government’s recent changes in telecom policy. The Modi government has, in recent months, cleared long-pending reforms such as allowing the trading of spectrum, cutting levies and initiating rearrangement (harmonization) of spectrum. Usually, the relationship between the government and big operators tends to be strained […]

Reliance Communications 4G SIMs arriving next week, but only for CDMA subscribers

Reliance Communications mobile stores will start getting 4G SIMs starting some time next week for offering it to existing CDMA subscribers, said a source based in Kerala. However, till Jio’s full launch, neither new CDMA connections nor new 4G connections will be sold by RCom. Only upgrades to existing CDMA users will be provided. As we reported […]

REVEALED: Reliance Jio tariff plans leaked in video, 75 GB free with Mifi and 4G LYF?

In what seems like a genuine leak, a Youtube user named We Love Jio has posted a screencast of upcoming 4G tariff plans and prices from what looks to be the beta version of, the company’s official website. PLEASE NOTE: This news is no longer relevant, and the company has unveiled a new website […]

Reliance Communications puts up banner saying ‘4G coming soon’, Jio still unknown

Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications has put up a banner on its website with the words “Upgrade to 4G Coming Soon”, indicating that the company will indeed start rolling out its 4G services early next month. Media reports has indicated earlier that the company informed the government of its decision to move its CDMA subscribers to […]

Google Maps will now be more vocal about upcoming traffic jams

If you’re a regular user of Google Maps for navigation, you might want to update the app quickly before you head out. The latest version of Google News includes spoken warnings about traffic conditions, Google said. Till now, Google used to color code traffic conditions, with red indicating severe congestion and slow moving traffic. “Now […]

Youtube Gaming now lets Indian gamers stream their play live

Google has launched the YouTube Gaming mobile app on Android and iOS in India. YouTube Gaming is an app that seeks to keep gamers connected to the games, players, and culture with videos, live streams, and the community. Globally, video games are quite a spectator sport unlike in India where they are mostly a living room […]

Reliance Jio to launch with 70% coverage, eyes 10 GB per user by 2017

Reliance Jio, the country’s latest telecom operator, will start its services with coverage over 70% of India’s population, Chairman Mukesh Ambani said. “From Day one, we will look at providing 40-80 times faster internet speed than the current speed,” he said at FICCI’s annual entertainment industry conference FRAMES. “We will cover 90% population with 40-80 […]