Total telecom subscribers in India marginally declined at the end of April 2013 at 897 million as compared to the previous month, according to a new report.
With telecom companies fearing that they would have to shut down 3G in certain circles because of a telecom department ban on offering 3G in circles without licenses, companies have started slashing 2G rates to retain data customers.
While Airtel subscribers won’t have to pay any data charges to access services on Free Zone powered by Google, advanced services such as attachment download or browsing through the websites will cost the user.
The new Airtel 4G tariff, is over 30% cheaper compared to older plans and is comparable to its 3G plans.
Airtel, Vodafone and Idea, three telecom players which serve more than half of India’s telecom subscribers, have cut charges for data on their 2G networks by more than 80%.
Slowly, yet steadily, 3G is starting to work in India. Here are three reasons we believe 3G will pick up.
India’s telecom regulator has reduced the ceiling price that a provide can charge consumers while they are in roaming. With this, roaming charges are set to come down.
The recent demand, by Indian internet service providers that foreign tech companies like Facebook and Google must set up servers in India in the guise of protecting the Indian citizen’s privacy is such a sham!
The Mukesh Ambani led group is making its second coming into the Indian telecom sector and is the only provider to have pan India lisence for 4G service.
Tax authorities have dismissed the company’s appeals against an income tax bill of Rs 2,080 crore