Jio buys significant minority stake into Glance

Jio is investing $200 mn into Glance. Key points to note – Glance, founded in 2019 is a subsidiary of inmobi. Glance has two platforms: Roposo – creator led live entertainment commerce Glance – live entertainment, commerce and gaming on mobile lock screen For it’s investment, Jio willl get about 17% stake in Glance, implying … Read more

Jio prepays Rs 30,791 crore of deferred spectrum liabilities to DoT

The amount relates to the entire deferred liabilities pertaining to spectrum acquired in auctions of year 2014, 2015, 2016 and the spectrum acquired in year 2021 through trading of right to use with Bharti Airtel Limited. Key points to note: The amount includes accrued interest as well. These liabilities were due in annual instalments from … Read more

Intel India pilots internet over power lines

Nivruti Rai, country head of Intel India, says the company has piloted a project in India called WoW, or Wireless over Wire, that takes internet through electricity wires. Given that most villages have electricity connections, this could be a big breakthrough in making the internet available to remote areas if the technology is proved viable. … Read more

Jio seems to have decided for peace

All indications seem to be suggesting this. Jio recently decided to follow Airtel and Vodafone-Idea in raising the tariffs. Industry was not sure whether this would happen, as Jio may want to continue going aggressive in attracting customers from the competitors. Whereas Sunil Mittal (Airtel) has been calling for peace, for the first time Mukesh … Read more

Airtel starts 5G testing with selective enterprises

Airtel takes a step ahead in 5G and rolls out #5GforBusiness for selective enterprise customers to demonstrate 5G use cases using high speed and low latency networks. In tie-up with consulting and technology companies such as Accenture, AWS, CISCO, Ericsson, Google Cloud, Nokia, TCS, Airtel is testing 5G solutions with enterprises such as Apollo Hospitals, … Read more

DoT tells Airtel, Voda Idea, Jio to decide on AGR moratorium in 10 days

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio to inform the government by October 29 whether they would opt for the four-year moratorium on adjusted gross revenue- (AGR-) related dues, which is part of the relief package approved last month. Further, three months have been given to service providers … Read more