Airtel violating licence norms in selling Apple watch: RJio tells DoT

Airtel violating licence norms in selling Apple watch: RJio tells DoT

Furthermore, the person added that DoT was fully aware of the network architecture and functionality of the Apple Watch Series 3 on Airtel network. The new postpaid Rs 199 plan announced by Reliance Jio is expected to hit revenue of competitors marginally may trigger tariff war in the segment, according to market analysts. Airtel's node to provide Apple Watch Series 3 cellular service is located out of India, Jio alleged, stating it was in "gross violation to the license terms". Users can just leave the iPhone home and carry just the Watch to a jogging park or even to your office, and still be able to answer or make calls and text a message straight from the smart wearable.

"International tariffs offered by Jio are quite competitive and we could see downward pressure on such tariffs for incumbents". There is No CDR, No KYC, or any private information outside the country.

The eSIM is paired with the SIM in iPhone wirelessly through a dedicated network node. We noted that a Bharti Airtel, India's largest mobile operator, were in talks with Apple for a broader strategic tie-up.

Thanks to Reliance Jio's new tariff plan - which severely undercuts global calling rates charged by Indian telecom companies now - the stock price of Idea crashed almost 12% while Bharti Airtel lost over 6%.


Reliance Jio alleged that Airtel has not set-up the eSIM provisioning node within India and the node being used to provide Apple Watch Series 3 service is now located out of India in "gross violation to the license terms".

In its complaint to the department of telecommunications (DoT) Jio also accused Airtel of deliberately installing a critical network element outside India.

As per Unified License agreement, if any network provider fails to comply with the terms and conditions, it is liable to pay a maximum of Rs 50 crore as penalty.

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