According to to a recent report published by Medianama, India is no longer using outdated systems to block websites, it is using ‘middleboxes’ to do it. 25 middleboxes have been traced to Airtel.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 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.
Excerpts from Mukesh Ambani’s speech at the leadership summit. He brings very interesting perspective on how digital is going to shape the future. Read on, if you are curious about…
FYI: Jio phones are NOT made in India. They are imported from Taiwan.
And importantly, have other operators improved their data service?
Jio is disrupting it. Between Sep 5 and Dec 31st, Jio won’t charge anything for voice and data. Key announcements: SMS to be free on Reliance Jio network Reliance Jio…
Just as the largest ever spectrum auction is about to start on 29th September, things are getting uglier as Reliance Jio threatened to take legal action against Cellular Operators Association…
Reportedly, RIL has asked employees to port their numbers to their network, using Mobile Number Portability.
After commercial launch and invite-only approach, Reliance Jio 4G is now available for free for all smartphone users. Although official announcements are awaited, reports confirmed that any user can ask…
They will get unlimited access to Jio services for 90 days. Jio Preview Offer can be availed at all Reliance Digital stores (including Digital Xpress and Digital Xpress Mini), and majority of the modern trade mobile retail chains across the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The invite is valid only upto 15 days from the date it was received and cannot be transferred. International roaming cannot be activated on the sim for the first 90 days of free services either