Airtel bests Jio, Voda Idea in 4 of 7 quality metrics: Open Signal

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel has surpassed all other operators in four out of seven key quality metrics such as video/voice experience, download speed and gaming experience, a third-party research showed. According to tests by a London-based network analytics firm OpenSignal, rivals Vodafone Idea (Vi) had the best upload speeds while …

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VIL, Airtel lose over 59 lakh mobile users in June; Jio adds 45 lakh: Trai data

Monthly decline rates of urban and rural mobile subscription were 0.18% and 0.40%, respectively. Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL) and Airtel lost about 48.2 lakh and 11.3 lakh users, respectively, in June, even as rival Reliance Jio added nearly 45 lakh customers strengthening its hold in the mobile telephony market, Trai’s …

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Market Movers: IPOs hog limelight, telcos bleed; 315 stocks hit lower circuit

MUMBAI: In a session that saw Nifty forming a bearish candle with a long wick, similar to the one made in the previous session, telecom companies tumbled the most on Wednesday and benchmark equity indices fell for the fifth straight day. Even as Nifty looked oversold, analysts ruled out any …

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Airtel picks up strategic stake in tech start-up Waybeo

Bharti Airtel on Wednesday said it has picked up a strategic stake in Waybeo under its start-up accelerator programme, in line with its strategy to ramp-up cloud offerings. The company did not divulge into the financial details of the deal. Tech start-up Waybeo, focused on deep artificial intelligence-based analytics for …

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Flush with capital, Jio turns up the heat on Airtel and Vodafone Idea

Early this month, Bharti Airtel Ltd’s shares traded at about ₹550 apiece. They are now 21% lower at about ₹433. One reason, of course, is that Vodafone Idea Ltd is now expected to survive after the Supreme Court’s final ruling in the AGR (adjusted gross revenue) case. But another is …

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Here’s what brokerages say after Reliance Jio unleashes new postpaid tariff war

Brokerages retained their bullish stance on Bharti Airtel even after billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio on Tuesday unveiled postpaid plans, bundling up to 500 GB of data and subscription to Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney + Hotstar. Shares of Bharti Airtel, however, traded 5.78 per cent lower at Rs 443.80 …

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Jio unleashes post-paid tariff war, targets high paying Airtel, Vi users

Mumbai: Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) has rolled out post paid tariff plans to woo the high revenue customers who till now were on Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (VIL)’s postpaid plan. The Mukesh Ambani-led telco has come up with a gamut of offerings which includes family packs and access to …

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Telcos need to pay 10% of total AGR dues by March 31 irrespective of payment made

Operational telecom operators are expected to pay ₹12,921 crore by March 31, of which close to 80% has to be paid by Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel. Telecom operators, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea, which have pending adjusted gross revenue dues will have to pay 10% of the total …

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