Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has accelerated the pace of new product launches in the past 3-months to fight competition from rivals like Reliance Jio, Vodafone, and Idea.
FiND media coverage study showed that Bharti Airtel topped the product launch related news flow among major telecos consistently for the past 3-months. Moreover, the product launch related news updates from India’s largest telecom operator for the current quarter touched the highest level in the past 4-quarters.
[Image 1: Monthly product launch news volume for the leading telecos]
Our analysis showed that Bharti Airtel has ramped up new product launches significantly following the launched of postpaid plan by Reliance Jio on May 10. India’s largest telecom operator has launched new prepaid plans; various data and unlimited calling offers; affordable 4G smartphones; and Apple Watch 3 LTE during the past month. As a result, Bharti Airtel’s product launch news volume touched a multi-year high in May 2018.
[Image 2: Daily product launch news volume for Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio] Read the rest of this entry »
Reliance Jio, India’s fourth largest telecom company, witnessed a drop in the share of voice for both mainstream and social media in October 2017 when compared with previous month.
The share of voice for mainstream media stood at 15.6% in October, down from 22.6% in the previous month. At the same time, the share of voice for social media (Twitter) dropped to 14.1% in October from 21.1% in the last month (Image 1).
Bharti Airtel dominated media coverage among the leading telecom companies in the past 30-days, while news sentiment soared to the highest level in the past 12-months.
Media share of voice for the India’s largest telecom operator stood at 43%, followed by Reliance Communications (26.4%) and Vodafone India (22%) [Image 1].
Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India have recorded a surge in sentiment score over the past 2-months helped by positive media coverage. On the other hand, news sentiment for Reliance Communications remained in negative territory during the same period [Image 2].