Category Archives: 4G

Akash Ambani’s Jio 4G Feature Phone Strategy – A Tariff War or Platform War ?

Akash Ambani, Chief Strategy Officer at Reliance Jio Infocomm has selectively dropped hints of the forthcoming 4G VoLTE feature Phone Launch sending shivers down the spine of Airtel and Vodafone executives.

When is the Launch of Jio Basic / Feature Phone ?
Timing of launch depends on the market segment Jio is planning to target. If target market is urban low-end, launch may be any time. However if target market is Continue reading Akash Ambani’s Jio 4G Feature Phone Strategy – A Tariff War or Platform War ?

Jio’s Lyf 4G Phone for Aam Aadmi

Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular operated like a Big Lobby of GSM Wireless service providers without much focus on the market nor offerings. I’ll discuss this in detail on how Airtel and Idea Cellular miserably failed to innovate and take the first mover advantage in my next article. Currently at least 50% of A-Vo-ID Operators subscriber base is still plain vanilla 2G Voice and today Jio is unable to target them with 4G VoLTE. However with a low cost 4G feature phone, it can reach this segment of Continue reading Jio’s Lyf 4G Phone for Aam Aadmi

Vodafone retains High End Mobile Broadband Customers, Subs Base at 38 Mn

Vodafone India CEO Sunil Sood and CFO Thomas Reisten in an analyst call said that they are comfortable with the current market circumstances.

Since Jio started charging for its services, Vodafone has retained its high value mobile broadband customers and has seen a lower rate of revenue decline in Continue reading Vodafone retains High End Mobile Broadband Customers, Subs Base at 38 Mn

Jio Heat Wave too intense for Vodafone + Idea – Is TRAI Biased ?

Reliance Jio Infocomm is a grand experiment in extreme capitalism; an experiment where a company, backed by the balance sheet and cash flow strength of the parent’s Oil & Gas business, has unleashed what we call brute force of capital with business strategy which can draw parallels with the operations in Silicon Valley.

Jio’s disruption in the 4G LTE Space has caused #2 (Vodafone) and #3 (Idea) players to consider and announce a merger (in-principle agreement announced; not consummated yet) we do Continue reading Jio Heat Wave too intense for Vodafone + Idea – Is TRAI Biased ?

Advantages of 4G Hotspot Devices

jio-4g-hotspotTechnology has revolutionized the way we connect with the world. It has enhanced our convenience, which can be attributed to the Internet. The Internet services have, in short, opened up a window to endless opportunities.

This online access is only possible if you have a broadband connection or a data SIM card. Yet, both these options are not particularly helpful if you travel frequently and intend to use multiple devices. The solution to this dilemma is a pocket-sized Wi-Fi hotspot.

Features of a hotspot device
A hotspot device functions with the help Continue reading Advantages of 4G Hotspot Devices

How 4G VoLTE aids for Unlimited Calling Plans ?

With the launch of Reliance Jio Infocomm’s Unlimited Calling Plan, entire Telecom industry is gearing to match Jio in offering the same. Jio took a lead over the rest of the industry by directly logging on to the superior 4G Mobile Data and VoLTE Network.
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Industry interactions suggest that the top three are preparing for VoLTE launch, and the IMS core, which forms an integral part of a VoLTE network is Continue reading How 4G VoLTE aids for Unlimited Calling Plans ?