How Airtel and Jio are blocking websites in India

According to to a recent report published by Medianama, India is no longer using outdated systems to block websites, it is using ‘middleboxes’ to do it. 25 middleboxes have been traced to Airtel. Both the ISP giants are using Server Name Indications (SNI) to block websites. This is similar to the way China goes about blocking sites using the Encrypted SNI (ESNI) method.  Both, Airtel and Jio are following directives laid down by the Department of Telecom (DoT). This means that 76% of all Internet users in India are conditioned by Airtel and Jio’s practices. Jio accounts for 52.26%, while Airtel accounts for 23.64% of all internet subscriptions in the country. This practice is making it easier for the government of India to erect the great firewall of India.

Netflix strikes it big in India after partnering with Jio

Netflix has gained millions of subscribers in India after partnering with Jio. The Jio-Netflix tie-up seems to be working well for Netflix, with Jio offering its users monthly and yearly Netflix subscriptions on its postpaid plus and Jiofiber plans. Netflix is now expecting to gain more than 4 million paid subscribers in India by the end of the year.

You may get free Reliance Jio SIM WIth Every Smartphone Purchase

With unlimited usage, Reliance Jio is probably making the right buzz. However, even now, getting a SIM can be daunting as its available only with LYF smartphones. Sources claim that Jio SIM can soon be available for free with every smartphone costing more than Rs. 10,000. Announcements regarding the same is expected around 15th August.

COAI letter slams Reliance Jio for bypassing regulations

Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has made a direct attack on Reliance Jio Infocomm, claiming that the company has bypassed regulations to offer full services in name of test connections. In the letter to DoT, it asked to snap connections offered to 1.5 million users. Reliance has claimed these allegations are baseless and unfounded.

Top telecoms looking to sabotage and malign Jio: Reliance

In a strong letter to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), Reliance Jio Infocomm has said that the Cellular Operators Association of India, which represents top telcos, is trying to sabotage Jio’s debut. Slamming the recent allegations as unfounded, the company added that the body is dominated by few operators.

Telcos : Reliance Jio is Choking Our Networks

In a letter to telecom secretary, Industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has alleged that in name of trial, RJio is masquerading full blown services. Since Jio is offering free services during trail period, its users are consuming 25-30 more data than the Indian average, which is affecting paid subscribers of other telcos.

Reliance Jio’s 4G SIM card will now work with any 4G handset

Along with extending the Jio Lyf 90 day offer, RJio has unlocked the SIM for those who purchased the Reliance Jio SIM along with the Jio Lyf handset. The Jio 4G SIM can now be used on any 4G handset. Customers have been enjoying unlimited data, calls and messages with their Lyf smartphones since May.