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RCOM looks set to shut down many of its wireless businesses

As one Reliance rises, another falls – the saga of the bitter rivalry between India’s Ambani brothers and their respective companies has taken on a new twist ever since Reliance Industries (RIL) re-entered the mobile operator space, going head-to-head with its previous stablemate Reliance Communications (RCOM). RIL’s Reliance Jio arm has used aggressive pricing and cost structures to steal market share rapidly from the established MNOs, while RCOM, it now seems, may back away from some wireless businesses altogether. One such strategy is Jio’s adoption of an uncarrier model for its free yet comprehensive video service, so when Jio customers have hit their 4G data caps, data used after this is throttled down to 128Kbps, meaning subscribers aren’t hit with…

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