This RSS feed URL is deprecated

JioPhone Ripple Effect: More cos plan 4G feature phone - Hindu Business Line

New Delhi, August 1. More mobilephone companies are gearing up to launch affordable 4G feature phones by the year-end, anticipating a pick-up in demand following Jio's foray into the space, said a top official of 4G chipset firm Spreadtrum. “We are in ...and more »

Mukesh Ambani becomes Asia's second richest man: Report - Connected to India (press release) (blog)

The success of Reliance Jio's thunderous entry into the Indian telecom market has not only surprised experts but has also catapulted Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani to second spot on Asia's rich list. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of ...and more »

Jio's ascendance puts Ambani brothers' relationship to the test - Financial Times

Five months after his father's death in 2002, Mukesh Ambani took to a Mumbai stage to launch a bold foray by his family's oil-to-textiles group Reliance Industries into India's nascent mobile market. Amid the fanfare, commentators were struck by the ...and more »

Jio Phone: 'Free 4G Phone' Is on Its Way to India - With a Catch - NDTV

In a move to corner India's vast, untapped smartphone market and elbow out foreign competitors, Mukesh Ambani, the country's richest man and the multibillionaire owner of Reliance Industries, recently announced that he will start handing out ...and more »

Telecom price war started by Jio is in final stages, will end soon: S&P - Economic Times

KOLKATA: India's big phone companies may be burning cash amid brutal competition for market share, but the fight for subscribers by offering rock-bottom prices triggered by the entry of Reliance Jio Infocomm “is in its final stages”, S&P Global Ratings ...and more »

TRAI sources: Free Basics was a problem, Zero Rating was a problem, Jio Phone is not a problem - Business Insider India

Much like the launch of Reliance Jio’s telecom and internet services, Jio’s newly announced ‘smartish’ feature phone too is finding its way to the middle of a controversy. This time around the debate is whether the Jio phone ...and more »

The Reliance Jio Effect: Telecom Industry Revenue May Bottom Out In FY18 - BloombergQuint

The ongoing Hunger Games-like competition in the Indian telecom sector may lead to a bottoming out of revenue and margins over the next one year, according to an S&P Global Research report. Industry revenue is expected to fall by 5-10 percent in ...and more »

Jio Launches JioPhone, What Next? Analysts Share Their Views - NDTV

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani last month announced the launch of a new 4G-enabled feature phone called JioPhone. Aiming to capture a bigger pie of the 50 crore feature phone market, JioPhone will come with free voice calls and unlimited ...and more »

Idea to launch its own 4G phone to take on Jio phones - Times of India

MUMBAI: Idea Cellular has announced that it will also launch a slightly expensive 4G handset to counter rival Reliance Jio's proposed 4G phones. Flagging net neutrality concerns, Himanshu Kapania, the managing director of Idea Cellular Limited, said ...and more »

Mukesh Ambani Tops Hong Kong Tycoon Li Ka-Shing, Is 2nd Richest In Asia - NDTV

Mukesh Ambani has elbowed past Li Ka-shing to become Asia's second-richest man as investors rallied behind his efforts to arm India's poor with cheap data-loaded phones. Some analysts are beginning to focus on the costs of his ambition. The chairman of ...and more »