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According to to a recent report published by Medianama, India is no longer using outdated systems to block websites, it is using ‘middleboxes’ to do it. 25 middleboxes have been traced to Airtel.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.