Airtel Xstream Fiber Seen Blocking Jio.com Website (Works with VPN)
Nandan Jha last edited by
Undoubtedly, competition in the telecom sector is the key to digital India dream. However, blocking of the competitor’s website is not acceptable.
Yes, it agreed that in today’s’ business climate, every company has more competition than they did a few years ago. Due to this, the consolidation has happened in the telecom sector.
“Survival of the Fittest” in Telecom Sector:
The rock-bottom tariffs announced by the new entrant Jio has led to the hyper-intensive competition. The bigger players Vodafone India and Idea Cellular merged their networks to stay on the battlefield.
On the other hand, companies like Reliance Communications went bankrupt.
This is true as per Charles Darwinian Theory “Survival of the fittest”, the most intelligent who can best manage the change will survive whereas the weak will die out.
Thus, managing or smart work is the new mantra of the business. For the same, it looks Bharti Airtel is well managing the telecom business by adhering unethical practice.
Airtel Fiber Blocks Jio Website:
It sounds strange but really shocking! The Bharti Airtel Xstream Fiber network is blocking Jio.com website. One can’t access the Jio website. Both the Jio mobile and Jio FTTH sections on the website are not accessible.
That means if you want to recharge your Jio SIM on its website, it’s not possible. Similarly, one can’t access JioFiber plans. The core idea is to block the user.
An average user might look at the Jio.com website and find it as DOWN. Whenever the user browses Jio.com, the browser displays “Hmmm… can’t reach this page”. The www.Jio.com’s server IP address could not be found.
VPN Unblocks Jio.com Website:
However, a technical person can still access it through a VPN. The Virtual Private Network allows access to blocked sites.
If you happen to test the Jio.com website through one of the best VPN services (including NordVPN, Express VPN, Surfshark etc), the Jio.com website would be alive.
What does it Indicate?
Due to the competitive nature of the market, telecom operators like Bharti Airtel are indulging into unhealthy and unethical practices. The rise of a duopoly in the Indian telecom sector seems to be inevitable.
Instead, the companies should look at innovation. Hope the regulatory bodies including Telecom Regulatory of India (TRAI), Department of Telecommunications (DoT), and Competition Commission of India will look in it.
Would you agree with my opinion? Share your thoughts.
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