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Airtel rubbishes Reliance Jio's complaint over Apple Watch cellular service

Jio’s global roaming charges Jio’s global roaming charges
Sandra Phillips | 13 May, 2018, 21:34

Both, Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel are selling Apple Watch Series 3 from May 11 through their sales channels.

Mukesh Ambani-induced, Reliance Jio has Provided a new postpaid offer, with global roaming pre-activated. "ESIM provisioning node in India and the node being used to provide Apple Watch Series 3 is now located outside India in gross violation of license terms", said Jio in its filing to DoT.

For those unaware, Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular comes with an eSIM (embedded SIM).

Once paired, Apple Watch can work as a standalone telecommunication device, as it can catch radio signal by itself. Users can even book cabs on the Apple Watch 3 Cellular model. The Reliance Jio company is offering "zero-touch" experience to consumers where all postpaid services will be pre-activated. So, in order the protect the sensitive information, the Unified License agreement clearly states that carrier must set up network nodes within the country.

Jio's claim was regarding the network nodes hosting.

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However, Airtel spokesperson denied such news by saying "All information relating to customers, network nodes etc.is hosted in a fully secure manner by Airtel India along with provision for lawful interception". We noted that a Bharti Airtel, India's largest mobile operator, were in talks with Apple for a broader strategic tie-up.

Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJio) has accused Bharti Airtel of "gross and blatant violation" of licence conditions while launching Apple Watch Series 3, a move that further intensifies the rivalry between the two telecom companies.

Jio has demanded immediate closure of the service.

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".

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