Science

Airtel gives Jio a tough fight

Airtel gives Jio a tough fight

Instead of buying two separate recharge packs - one for data and one for voice, Jio that offers voice calls free started propagating the sale of bundled data packs. After investing over 1.9 lakh crore on setting up the infrastructure for the services, this newest entrant is still bleeding itself and the telecom industry dry to bring in more and more users. Now, we just can not ignore the contribution Jio has provided in the current scenario of internet connectivity in the country. In July, Vodafone had recorded a data speed of 11.078Mbps, while in July it recorded a data speed of 9.325Mbps.

Looks like the Indian smartphone users are in for a treat.

Reliance Jio has completed a year in India since its launch on September 4, 2016.

Jio entered the telecom market in India with free voice call offer a year back. Jio's new phone is packaged in a way that makes it the flawless device to introduce both smartphone and 4G network to the feature phone market of the country.

On the other hand, at the unveiling event of the JioPhone, Mukesh Ambani stated that the company will deliver 5 million units per week. The data speed all three telecom operators - Jio, Vodafone, Idea has dropped slightly. Rivals have complained that such moves are anti-competitive as there is no way to fight it out if a company offers services for free.

During the year, mobile data consumption in India increased from 20 crore GB per month to over 150 crore GB per month.

Hackers Selling Instagram Users' Personal Info For Mere Dollars
Overall, the Instagram hack, while troubling, is probably nothing for the average person to worry about. The company also said it is "working with law enforcement" to combat the sale of stolen information.

Jio users consistently make more than 250 crore minutes of voice and video calls every single day, the source said. Meanwhile, Jio has claimed that Facebook and Google have added over 70 million users since the Jio launch.

Data traffic jumped 400% after Jio blew the competition open with free 4G data on its network. In next 12 months Jio services will cover 99% of India's population.

July has probably been a disappointing month for the telecom world. The craze for the JioPhone was so much so the Reliance Digital reportedly received over 6 million bookings for the JioPhone on the day of inception itself. Not just this, the voice tariff too on most plans have halved over the last few month.

Since the launch of Jio, that has shaken the telecom industry to the roots, subscribers have been having a great time.

Faisal Kawoosa, principal analyst, CyberMedia Research said the entry-level smartphones will see growth mainly because of JioPhone 4G feature phone launch and subsequently market will expand.


  • SEAT Leon Cupra R shows its claws ahead of a Frankfurt debut

    SEAT Leon Cupra R shows its claws ahead of a Frankfurt debut

    Still front-wheel drive, the Cupra R could prove to be a bit of a wayward handful, but it'll certainly keep your pulse racing. Inside gets a touch of the carbon fibre and copper treatment too as well as an Alcantara steering wheel.
    Gasoline uncertainty spreads across DFW, Railroad commissioner say

    Gasoline uncertainty spreads across DFW, Railroad commissioner say "no gas shortage"

    Harvey is "reducing flow from pipelines as well as shutting down some refineries, which is in turn tightening gasoline supplies". In response, President Donald Trump is releasing half a million barrels of oil from the USA reserve to keep gas prices in check.
    ISIS Leader, Baghdadi, probably still alive

    ISIS Leader, Baghdadi, probably still alive

    Assessing his 12 months in command of the US -led coalition, Townsend said more tough fighting remains but signs are positive. In June, Russia reported Baghdadi was probably killed in a airstrike, but the USA said it couldn't confirm that report.
  • Damien Chazelle's multilingual musical drama 'The Eddy' lands at Netflix

    Damien Chazelle's multilingual musical drama 'The Eddy' lands at Netflix

    He is now directing and exec-producing a musical for Netflix in collaboration with Emmy-winning producer Alan Poul. Today, Netflix announced they've ordered a new TV show from the Academy Award-winning director called The Eddy .
    Why yawning is so contagious, explained

    Why yawning is so contagious, explained

    They measured the participants' brain activities during the experiment through transcranial magnetic stimulation ( TMS ). Just thinking about yawning makes us yawn, and now scientists think they've figured out why yawning is so contagious.
    La Tuna Wildfire Burns Over 5000 Acres

    La Tuna Wildfire Burns Over 5000 Acres

    Units of the LAFD on scene responding to fire along La Tuna Canyon Road near Burbank, California, on September 1, 2017 . PT Saturday and was moving toward Burbank, where much of southern California's entertainment industry is situated.
  • What is Labor Day?

    What is Labor Day?

    But the need to recognize our labor force has not diminished, even as the average American worker has changed. As such, it affords a three-day weekend to pursue summertime passions one last time before the weather cools.
    Wayne Rooney: 'Romelu Lukaku ideal  player for current Manchester United side'

    Wayne Rooney: 'Romelu Lukaku ideal player for current Manchester United side'

    Everton striker Wayne Rooney has described Romelu Lukaku as the "perfect player" for the current Manchester United team. They have had a wonderful start. "They look impressive at the moment and can challenge for the big ones".
    Merkel, Macron call for tougher European Union  sanctions against North Korea

    Merkel, Macron call for tougher European Union sanctions against North Korea

    Twelve German citizens are now in Turkish detention on political charges, four of them holding dual citizenship. President Donald Trump's policy toward North Korea.
  • Raila rejects IEBC's date for fresh election

    Fresh presidential elections will be held in Kenya on October 17, the country's electoral commission has announced . Human rights groups have said police killed at least 24 people in unrest that followed the August 8 vote.
    Fatherhood's made me older — George Clooney

    Fatherhood's made me older — George Clooney

    The images of white rage in the movie feel unnervingly contemporary, recalling last month's rallies in Charlottesville , Virginia. In " Suburbicon ", he's a bland suburbanite who becomes a monster.
    No. 4 USC rallies late to beat Western Michigan

    No. 4 USC rallies late to beat Western Michigan

    USC looked to be in trouble against Western Michigan this evening, but eventually, the No. 4 Trojans pulled away. Jones totaled 159 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries, nearly nine yards per clip.