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Why Reliance Jio will keep data prices low for 2 years: Credit Suisse explains

Wireless data prices in India, which crashed from Rs 250 per GB to about Rs 10 per GB after the entry of Reliance Jio, will continue to remain under pressure for at least two more years, said analyst firm Credit Suisse.That is the minimum amount of time that the new

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Telcos Change Tack as Net Neutrality Fight Enters Final Round in India

If you thought the fight over net neutrality was over with the sending of 1 mln emails to the TRAI two years ago, think again.The telecom service providers, who lost out that in the first round, are back. This time, however, their demands are more subtle, and focused on getting

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Investors starting to understand Mukesh Ambani’s telecom game – Angel Broking

Investors are only now starting to realize the plan that Mukesh Ambani and his telecom brainchild, Reliance Jio, have put into practice, and are therefore driving stock prices of his company higher, said Angel Broking, a retail-only stock-broker.Reliance Industries share prices surged 11% on Wednesday, the first time it has

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Quora imposes restrictions on anonymous users; to pre-screen anon content; stops likes, comments

Quora, the question and answer app that is very popular in certain pockets of population in India and abroad, said has made three crucial changes to its anonymity policy: installing a mandatory screening process, preventing anonymous users from liking and commenting, and removing direct linkage between anonymous content and their

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Reliance Jio carries 80% of traffic on next-gen Internet technology

Reliance Jio, the new entrant to India's telecom landscape, is carrying nearly 80% of its traffic in the next-generation Internet technology, a senior official of the company said.Internet Protocol or IP is one of the languages used by machines to talk to each other. All machines on the Internet use

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BSNL to launch Gigafiber plans, slash FTTH tariff to counter Reliance Jio

State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd will launch Gigafiber plans with speeds of over 1,000 Mbps to counter the threat from players like Reliance Jio, the head of the organisation said today."We have a similar strategy and soon we are going to come up with Gigabit OFC connection to customers in select

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India traffic to porn sites jumps 3-8% in November

Traffic from India to major pornographic websites in the world rose sharply in November.The numbers also reveal that Indians use the Internet for accessing pornographic content more often than globally.For example, according to similarweb.com, a website that collates monthly web analytics data, there were no pornographic websites included in the

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Indian Railways releases list of 71 stations with free Wifi, to expand to 709

The Indian Railways has released a list of 71 railways stations in India with free Wifi provided by Google and Railwire, and said the facility will be extended to 709 stations in about three years from now.In addition, several suburban stations in Mumbai -- such as Kulra, Byculla, Belapur and

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Reliance Jio Impact: Online Advertising rates decline in India in November

4G operator Reliance Jio's trial services, which started in earnest about three months ago, has disrupted the online ad industry by massively increasing the total inventory without a commensurate increase in ad budgets.INTERNET EXPLODESToday, Reliance Jio has 50 mln users who, on average use about 1 GB of data per day.

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Amazon India to launch Prime video streaming service

Amazon, one of India's top two online retailers, sent out a teaser today with a promise that Amazon Prime Video is coming soon to India.Prime video is a service like Netflix that streams TV shows, films and other content.The service was launched in the United States ten years ago.At present,

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Reliance Jio’s IPv4 infrastructure under stress

Reliance Jio, the new 4G operator led by Mukesh Ambani, is coming under increasing criticism for slow connection speeds, but our latest test reveals that it is possible increase the speed by making a minor change to the access settings of client devices such as smartphones.Broadly, the issue seems to

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Reliance Jio brings high-speed fiber Internet to Chennai under the Gigafiber brand

Reliance Jio, the latest telecom company to enter the market, has started its fiber to home operations in Chennai -- making the southern city only the third telecom zone to experience the service, after Mumbai and Gujarat.Though the tariff details are not available, a Facebook user has shared the photos

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Cafe Coffee Day offers free WiFi in select cities in India

Café Coffee Day (CCD), India’s leading youth aggregator has tied up with leading and ‘neutral’ Wi-Fi service provider O-Zone Networks to provide free Wi-Fi access to customers at its cafes in select cities across the country.CCD will now provide high-speed connectivity to its tech-driven customers through a dedicated leased

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BSNL offers unlimited calls and data for Rs 1199/month; costs just Rs 1.84/GB

With the launch of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio threatening to push BSNL into irretrievable losses, the state-owned telecom company has introduced a new landline plan with true unlimited internet and voice calls for Rs 1,199 across India.The internet speed will be 2 Mbps download, while voice calling will be truly

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Vodafone 4G launches in Sonipat with double data

Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunication services providers, announced the launch of the company's 4G service in Haryana.The network, which is built on 1800 MHz band, will be made available across Haryana over the next few months.The launch also offers initial double data benefit of 20 GB for Rs

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