Here's How Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Are Planning to Take On Reliance Jio

Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and other telecom operators have been trying out different ways to take over Reliance Jio.

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    Soon after Reliance Jio launched its services in the Indian market, other telecom operators have also gained momentum to give a tough competition to the Jio.

    Here's How Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Are Planning to Take On Jio

    Whether its Airtel, Vodafone, Idea or any other, the telecom operators have launched many exciting offers, tariff plans, and schemes in order to stay ahead in the race.

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    As their new initiative, three telecom operators including Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea are now planning to launch VoLTE services, according to ET Telecom. This is the strategy that these telecom operators are working on to take over Reliance Jio.

    Reliance Jio's VoLTE Services

    Ever since Reliance Jio has been introduced, the strategy that worked as a game changer for Ambani, the VoLTE service is the rage. Jio has officially launched the pan-India 4G LTE services with VoLTE support and free voice calls.

    Airtel is Following the Path

    Bharti Airtel is giving a really tough competition to Jio as compared to the other network operators. It is being reported that Airtel has recently signed Rs. 402 crore pan-India deal with Nokia to compete with Jio in order to implement VoLTE calling technology.

    Bharti Airtel has recently deployed 4G Advanced technology in a few areas including Kerala, Mumbai, and Bengaluru and promises to deliver 4G data speed up to 135 Mbps.

    Vodafone's Strategy to Beat Reliance Jio

    Vodafone is also expected to launch 4G VoLTE services in the next few months. Currently, the telecom operator is partnering with Nokia's IMS solution and is trialing VoLTE services to quickly take over Jio.

    Idea Cellular is Not Far Behind in the Race

    On par with Airtel and Vodafone, Idea is also gearing up in the race and is perhaps in an advanced stage of discussion with Ericsson and Nokia.

    VoLTE Smartphone Sale Has Increased

    The latest Counterpoint Research report shows that in the third quarter of 2016 nearly 70% of smartphones sold in India has been supporting VoLTE services.

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