Airtel beats Reliance Jio for the third consecutive time to turn into the top telco in the country, while Vodafone Idea continues to lose. Is Mobile Number Portability playing an essential factor in this mobile war?
While addressing a press conference, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman Dr RS Sharma informed about the new prices set up for the TV channels. He said, ‘Under the new framework the MRP for a channel which was earlier Rs 19 has been brought down to Rs 12. Any channel less than or equal to Rs 12 will be able to be a part of the bouquet.
Government approved a combined penalty of 3,050 crore rupees ($442 million) on telecom giants Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea for not providing points of interconnection to Reliance Jio when it began operations in 2016.
Reliance Jio, the newest entrant in the telecom sector, has pipped Bharti Airtel to become the second-largest mobile operator with 32.29 crore subscribers in May, according to data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday.