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Daily Crunch: Senate and White House reach stimulus deal

A $2 trillion stimulus package is moving forward in the United States, Google Podcasts comes to iOS and ClassPass offers livestreamed fitness classes. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 25, 2020. 1. Senate, White House reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus package to lessen COVID-19’s economic impact After five days of negotiations, Senate leaders and the Trump administration said early this morning they have reached a deal on a $2 trillion stimulus package to help relieve the economic impact of CO...
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Facebook Eyes Jio Stake

According to reports, Facebook is considering buying its way into the Indian telecommunications market. They are supposedly close to a deal for 10% of Reliance Jio, although current coronavirus-related travel issues are slowing things down. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Mergers and Acquisitions, Reliance Jio, Facebook Eyes Jio Stake


Well, Zuckerberg did promise India it hadn't seen the last of Facebook. How do you say they're BAAACK in Hindi?

Social network reportedly looking to buy a slice of country's biggest mobile provider Facebook is reportedly in talks to buy a multibillion-dollar stake in India's largest mobile network, Reliance Jio.…
Tags: Facebook, India, Software, Zuckerberg, Reliance Jio


Facebook is reportedly considering investing billions of dollars in an Indian telecom giant to boost its international growth (FB)

  Facebook is looking to make a multibillion-dollar investment in Indian telco Reliance Jio. That's according to a report from The Financial Times on Tuesday, which added that plans been disrupted by COVID-19. Reliance Jio has helped millions of Indians come online for the first time with its low-cost plans. Analysts have estimated that it's worth as much as $60 billion — meaning Facebook could be looking to invest $6 billion. Facebook is mulling a multibillion-dollar investment in a major In...
Tags: Facebook, India, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Financial Times, Reliance Jio, The World Health Organization, Jio, The Financial Times, Mukesh Ambani, Shona Ghosh, COVID, Mukesh Ambani India


Facebook in talks to acquire stake in top Indian telco Reliance Jio, report says

Reliance Jio, a three-and-a-half-year-old subsidiary of India’s most valued firm Reliance Industries, may have attracted the attention of an American giant: Facebook. The social conglomerate is in talks to acquire a 10% stake in Indian telecom operator, the Financial Times reported Tuesday. The size of the deal, the paper said, was in “multi-billion dollars.” Analysts at Bernstein value Jio at over $60 billion. Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man who runs Reliance Industries, has poured over $25 ...
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India Launches WhatsApp Chatbot To Create Awareness About Coronavirus

India is turning to WhatsApp, the most popular app in the country, to create awareness about the coronavirus pandemic and has urged social media services to tackle the spread of misinformation on their platforms. From a report: Narendra Modi, India's Prime Minister, said on Saturday that citizens in the country can text a WhatsApp bot -- called MyGov Corona Helpdesk -- to get instant authoritative answers to their coronavirus queries such as the symptoms of the viral disease and how they could s...
Tags: India, Narendra Modi, Tech, Mumbai, Reliance Jio, Corona Helpdesk, Haptik Technologies, Ministry of Health Read


India launches WhatsApp chatbot to create awareness about coronavirus, asks social media services to curb spread of misinformation

India is turning to WhatsApp, the most popular app in the country, to create awareness about the coronavirus pandemic and has urged social media services to tackle spread of misinformation on their platforms. Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister, said on Saturday that citizens in the country can text a WhatsApp bot — called MyGov Corona Helpdesk — to get instant authoritative answers to their coronavirus queries such as the symptoms of the viral disease and how they could seek help. Sh...
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India launches WhatsApp chatbot to create awareness about coronavirus

India is turning to WhatsApp, the most popular app in the country, to create awareness about the coronavirus pandemic. Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister, said on Saturday that citizens in the country can text a WhatsApp bot — called MyGov Corona Helpdesk — to get instant authoritative answers to their coronavirus queries such as the symptoms of the viral disease and how they could seek help. Sharing correct information, avoiding incorrect panic. Here is an effort by WhatsApp a...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Asia, Indonesia, Singapore, India, Narendra Modi, Tech, Whatsapp, Who, World Health Organization, Mumbai, New Delhi, Reliance Jio, Modi, Ministry of Health


Rakuten's aggressive pricing plan could inspire leaders in the US wireless market

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Connectivity & Tech subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce giant and wireless newcomer, unveiled an aggressive pricing plan that could set the blueprint for disruptors in the US. With unlimited plans starting at 2,980 yen ($28), Rakuten will charge approximately half the rate of competitors' p...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Japan, India, US, Trends, Sprint, Vodafone, Rakuten, Mvno, Reliance Jio, South China Morning Post, Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider Intelligence Connectivity Tech


India needs clear net neutrality rules for network management: Barbara van Schewick, Stanford law professor

Net neutrality rules need to enforce “application agnostic” rules, that is, internet providers should not discriminate against entire classes of services, like email or streaming video, Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick wrote in her filing and countercomment to the TRAI. In contrast, Reliance Jio and Airtel have argued that slowing down certain types of data […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Net Neutrality, Stanford, India, Regulation, Telecom, Airtel, Trai, Reliance Jio, Barbara, Barbara van Schewick, Schewick Stanford


Resso, ByteDance’s music streaming app, officially launches in India, sans Tencent-backed Universal Music

TikTok, the hugely popular social media app, found a lot of early traction by giving users a way to create funny lip-synced versions of clips from well-known songs and then share them with friends (its predecessor in the West was even called Musically). Now at long last, TikTok’s owner, China’s ByteDance, is doubling down on the music connection with the release of its first standalone full music streaming app, starting first in India. Today, the company is launching Resso, which describes...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Asia, Spotify, Media, Entertainment, Indonesia, China, India, Tech, Bloomberg, West, Music Streaming, Tencent, Gaana


Reliance Jio and Airtel added 2.9M and 1.4M active connections, Vodafone Idea lost 1.1M in December 2019

While Airtel and Reliance Jio added 1.4 million and 2.95 million active connections, respectively, in December, Vodafone Idea lost 1.1 million. India added 3.43 million active mobile connections in December 2019. The top three telecom operators accounted for about 93% of all active connections. In terms of the number of connections, Reliance Jio leads with […] ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, India, Telecom, Airtel, Trai, Reliance Jio, Jio, Telecom Operators, India Telecom Data, Vodafone Idea


COAI seeks moratorium on AGR payments, floor price on tariffs

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has sought a moratorium of 3 years for paying AGR dues, setting up of floor price for tariffs, and reducing license fee to “make the telecom sector sustainable”.  The association, which counts Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio among its members, wrote a letter to Telecom Secretary […] ...
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India’s biggest telecom boss tries to woo Trump with its lack of Chinese hardware

Earlier this week, US President Donald Trump visited India for two days. During the visit, he held a meeting with the country’s top businessmen in the country’s capital. At this roundtable, India‘s richest man and owner of the country’s biggest telecom company, — Reliance Jio — Mukesh Ambani, boasted about not using any Chinese components in his mobile network: We’re the only network in the world that doesn’t have a single Chinese component. It doesn’t have it. In response, Trump said, “Well, th...
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Cisco's new cloud solutions will help mobile network operators avoid hurdles as they upgrade to 5G

US networking giant Cisco revealed a range of new cloud software and hardware solutions aimed at helping operators enhance and scale their 4G and 5G networks. The company has developed three new Cisco Cloud Services software stacks — one for Mobility, Content Delivery, and Residential — that will help network operators virtualize their operations. The company also announced new and upgraded routers, as well as a new network controller. Beyond the company's newest product offerings, Cisco detail...
Tags: India, Nokia, US, Trends, Cisco, Ericsson, Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel Vodafone, Cisco Cloud Services, Cisco Cloud Services Stack for Mobility, Cisco Cloud Services Stack for Content Delivery, Cisco Crosswork Network Controller


Jio doesn’t have ‘a single’ Chinese component on its network, Ambani tells Trump

Mukesh Ambani, in his interaction with US President Donald Trump, said that Reliance Jio “was going to do 5G” and proclaimed that it is the only network in the world that doesn’t have a single Chinese component, according to transcripts released by the White House. He also said that the US played a role in […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, White House, US, Donald Trump, Huawei, ZTE, 5g, Trump, Reliance Jio, Jio, Mukesh Ambani, Ambani


Microsoft launches 100X100X100 program to help Indian B2B SaaS startups

As Indian startups begin to make inroads in the world of SaaS, Microsoft has taken notice. The American tech giant today launched 100X100X100, a program aimed at business-to-business SaaS startups. Microsoft said Monday that 100X100X100 will bring together 100 companies and 100 early and growth startups. Each committed company will spend $100,000 over a course of 18 months. “This initiative will help build scale and create amazing opportunities for startups. Businesses can now fast-track thei...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Asia, Microsoft, India, Funding, Satya Nadella, Tech, Accel, Reliance Jio, Microsoft India, Shekhar Kirani, Godard Abel, Anant Maheshwari


Vodafone Idea shares tumble 23% after India orders it to pay billions in dues

Shares of Vodafone Idea fell by more than 23% on Friday after India’s apex court ordered the country’s second-largest telecom operator and Airtel, the third-largest telecom network, to arrange and pay billions of dollars in dues in a month. In a strongly worded judgement, the Supreme Court rejected telecom networks’ application to defer paying historic $13 billion levies to the government. “This is pure contempt, 100% contempt,” Justice Arun Mishra told lawyers. The order today, which may res...
Tags: Asia, Supreme Court, Government, India, Tech, Vodafone, Airtel, Reliance Jio, U K, Bharti Airtel, Mukesh Ambani, Ambani, Vodafone Idea, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Sidharth Luthra, Arun Mishra


Google partners with Airtel to expand offer cloud services to small and medium Indian businesses

Bharti Airtel began offering G Suite services to small and medium-sized businesses in India in partnership with Google, January 20 onwards. Airtel currently claims to serve over 2,500 large businesses and over 500,000 SMBs and technology startups across the country. Reliance Jio struck a similar deal with Microsoft in August 2019 to offer cloud services […] ...
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Reliance Jio’s ARPU increases 7% QoQ, adds 14.8 million subscribers over last quarter

Reliance Jio’s Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) increased — for the first time in 7 quarters according to the Economic Times — to Rs 128.4 per month in the quarter that ended December 2019, as opposed to Rs 120 in Q2FY20. Reliance Jio reported 370 million subscribers as of December 2019, an increase of 14.8 […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Telecom, Earnings, Arpu, Reliance Jio, Economic Times, Jio, Telecom Operators, Earnings Dec-19


Vodafone launches new Rs. 997 prepaid plan with truly unlimited calling, 180 days validity

Recently, telecom operators Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Reliance Jio revised prepaid tariffs by up to 40% and subsequently introduced new prepaid plans too. On similar lines now, Vodafone has launched new Rs. 997 prepaid recharge plan with benefits like unlimited calling, 1.5GB data per day, and more. This comes after the launch of Rs. 99 and Rs. 555 prepaid plans and this new Rs. 997 prepaid plan offers 1.5GB of data per day along with Unlimited Calling, 100 SMS and comes with 180 days vali...
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Amazon partners with thousands of mom-and-pop stores in India

Neighborhood stores dot tens of thousands of cities, towns and villages in India. They have survived — and thrived, despite — retail giants’ billions of investment in the country. So now, Amazon is beginning to embrace them. Amazon said on Saturday it has partnered with thousands of neighborhood stores — locally known as kirana stores — across India to use them as delivery points for goods. The company said it’s a win-win scenario for all stakeholders. “It’s good for customers, and it helps t...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Apps, Asia, India, Narendra Modi, Tech, Walmart, Jeff Bezos, Mumbai, New Delhi, Flipkart, Bangalore, Amazon India, Gujarat, Reliance


Reliance Jio reports Rs. 1350 crore profit in FY Q3 2019-20, crosses 370 million subscribers

Reliance Jio has reported Rs. 13,968 crore revenue, up 6.4% QoQ and 28.3% YoY and a net profit of 1,350 crore, up 62.5% YoY for last quarter that ended 31st December, 2019. Jio reported Standalone earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of 5,601 crore, up 8.4% QoQ, EBITDA margin of 40.1%, and Standalone earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of 3,805 crore, up 12.2% QoQ . Consolidated value of services stood at 16,466 crore, up 6.4% over trailing quarter. It has ...
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Jio Wi-Fi Calling launched across India — Here are the list of over supported devices and how to enable it

Reliance Jio has announced the launch of nation-wide Voice and Video over Wi-Fi calling service. Jio said that it has been testing this service over the past few months, to provide a robust experience to every customer at launch. This lets customers can use any Wi-Fi network for Jio, the voice and video calls will seamlessly switch-over between VoLTE and Wi.Fi to provide an enhanced voice/video-calling experience,  Jio Wi-Fi calling works on over 150 handset models and Jio customers can also m...
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Jio launches voice & video calling over Wi-Fi across India

Telecom operator Reliance Jio has announced the launch of voice and video calling over WiFi across India – to be enabled between 7 Jan and 16 Jan with compatibility over 150 mobile handsets. Using this feature, voice and video calls will seamlessly switch between VoLTE and WiFi to provide an improved calling experience. “At this […] The post Jio launches voice & video calling over Wi-Fi across India appeared first on NextBigWhat.
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India’s Reliance Jio rolls out Wi-Fi calling feature

Two of the top three telecom operators in India are beginning to address one of the biggest challenges hundreds of millions of their subscribers face in the country each day: poor call quality and abrupt voice drops. Reliance Jio, India’s second largest telecom operator, announced today that it now supports voice and video calling functionality over Wi-Fi network. The 4G-only network said it has started to roll out the feature to all of its subscribers in India and expects to reach all of its 36...
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Reliance Jio starts rolling out VoWiFi service in Delhi and Chennai

Recently, Airtel started testing WiFi Calling (VoWiFi) in several cities in India and later officially launched the service. Following Airtel's launch, Reliance Jio has now started rolling out WiFi Calling facility in Chennai and Delhi-NCR. This comes after the testing began in Delhi recently. The company is yet to launch the VoWiFi services in the country officially. Several users in Chennai have reported that they are seeing 'Jio WiFi' icon or a similar WiFi Calling icon on their smartpho...
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Airtel launches new Rs. 379 plan with truly unlimited calls, 84 days validity

Airtel has launched new Rs. 379 plan that offers truly unlimited calls and 84 days validity, but this doesn't offer daily data, instead users only get 6GB of data and 900 SMS. It also includes Airtel Xstream App Premium, Wynk Music and cashback on FASTag. This is similar to Vodafone's plan that offer similar benefits at the same cost, but with 1000 SMS. Reliance Jio offers the plan at Rs. 329, but it only offers Jio to Jio Unlimited calling, and bundles Jio to Non-Jio FUP of 3000 minutes. I...
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October 2019: Reliance Jio and Airtel added 14.3M and 6.8M active connections, Vodafone Idea lost 0.7M

India added 20.3 million active mobile connections in October 2019. While Airtel and Reliance Jio added 6.8 million and 14.3 million active connections, respectively, in October, Vodafone Idea lost 0.7 million. The top three telecom operators accounted for about 93% of all active connections. In terms of the number of connections, Vodafone Idea and Airtel […] ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, India, Telecom, Airtel, Trai, Reliance Jio, Jio, Telecom Operators, India Telecom Data, Vodafone Idea


India's Richest Man is Ready To Take on Amazon and Walmart

As Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart spend billions to make a dent in India's retail market and reel from recent regulatory hurdles, the two companies have stumbled upon a new challenge: Mukesh Ambani, Asia's richest man. From a report: Reliance Retail and Reliance Jio, two subsidiaries of Ambani's Reliance Industries, said they have soft-launched JioMart, their e-commerce venture that works closely with neighborhood stores, in parts of the state of Maharashtra -- Navi Mumbai, Kalyan and Thane. ...
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