Monday, 28 November, 2022

Topic: Airtel

5G is coming to India next month. Should you upgrade?

Airtel and Vodafone networks will be using the existing 4G infrastructure in India to build their 5G network while Reliance will use a sophisticated standalone network.

‘Baseless rumours’ — Bharti Airtel denies govt charge it sold viewership data to news channels

I&B ministry sent show-cause notice to Airtel in March. A few broadcast networks had allegedly cited data from Airtel to claim that their popularity had gone up.

Jio follows Airtel & Vodafone Idea to raise tariffs, mobile plans to cost 20% more now

The sector-wide tariff hike underscores that the bruising price war since Jio’s entry in 2016 is phasing out and will reduce financial stress for Airtel and Vodafone Idea Ltd.

Supreme Court rejects Vodafone, Airtel plea seeking reassessment of dues

A two-judge panel headed by L. Nageswara Rao Friday dismissed the petitions by Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel Ltd Friday, without without giving reasons.

Reliance Jio writes to TRAI, accuses Airtel, Vodafone of ‘capitalising’ on farmers protests

In a letter to TRAI, Jio alleged the rival companies are claiming that migrating to their networks would be an act of support to the farmers' protests.

Carlyle Group to acquire about 25% stake in Airtel’s Nxtra Data for Rs 1,780 crore

Nxtra, which is headquartered in New Delhi, offers data centre services to leading Indian and global enterprises, start-ups, small and medium businesses and governments.

Mukesh Ambani vs Sunil Mittal – the telecom war is back

Jio & Airtel have battled over India’s telecom market since 2016, when Ambani entered with a 4G service that offered free calls & cheap data packages.

WeTransfer site, blocked over ‘national security’, still accessible on Airtel, ACT Fibernet

Department of Telecom had blocked Dutch file-sharing site WeTransfer in 18 May order, asking all internet service providers to comply under licence agreement.

Supreme Court refuses to back down on dues of Vodafone Idea, Airtel

Supreme Court said it will consider proposal by Modi government seeking a 20-year payment plan for dues worth Rs 1.4 lakh crore.

Great Indian telecom mess: How a missed chance threatens existence of prized PSUs

Conflict over what constitutes adjusted gross revenues is behind the telecom mess, which now threatens PSUs such as GAIL, Oil India, DMRC.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.