India’s telecom industry is in a mess: Vodafone CEO

India’s telecom industry is in a mess: Vodafone CEO

The world’s second-largest telecom operator, Vodafone, facing taxation issues in India, on Thursday said it was difficult for foreign companies to do business in...

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Can India learn anything from Asia’s final frontier telecom market?

Can India learn anything from Asia’s final frontier telecom market?

Last year I blogged about Asia’s final frontier in telecom. This week I had the privilege of visiting Yangon and meeting some of the...

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Indian telecom industry is gearing up for better times

Indian telecom industry is gearing up for better times

India’s telecom industry is at the cusp of a new beginning. After hitting many lows in the past, the sector is readying itself for...

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Mobile ads growing at a record pace in India: Opera

Mobile ads growing at a record pace in India: Opera

Mobile advertising in India is growing at a record pace largely fuelled by uptake of smartphones. India is the single-most powerful driver of the...

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Not much growth in broadband in July: TRAI

Not much growth in broadband in July: TRAI

Broadband subscribers grew by a mere 2.87 per cent in the month of July to 70.81 million in the country. The Telecom Regulatory Authority...

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High-speed internet to be ‘core utility’ as Digital India gets Cabinet nod

High-speed internet to be ‘core utility’ as Digital India gets Cabinet nod

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a blueprint for the Digital India programme, which envisages all government services be delivered electronically by 2018. It also...

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Evaluating the Distributed (Virtualized) Data Center Architecture

Evaluating the Distributed (Virtualized) Data Center Architecture

By VinayRathore, Infinera Director, Product Marketing. I was recently visiting Hong Kong, and as I was going through an industrial district in Kowloon I...

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SDN in the WAN needs control of the transport layer

SDN in the WAN needs control of the transport layer

The move to intelligent transport networking makes it possible to virtualize optical bandwidth to create the scalable and agile Wide Area Network needed to...

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Wave your digits – and reliably scalefibre capacity

Wave your digits – and reliably scalefibre capacity

Interfacing analogue and digital systems is a bit like mixing oil and water. But the latest integrated optical/digital chips pack all that hard work...

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‘Inter-carrier networks are here to stay – the challenges and opportunities this brings to wholesale service providers.’

‘Inter-carrier networks are here to stay – the challenges and opportunities this brings to wholesale service providers.’

Summary of Roundtable Discussion MEF members including leading wholesale Service Providers, cloud and datacenter providers, equipment vendors and peers from a range of telecom...

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Testing for wholesale Ethernet services

Testing for wholesale Ethernet services

MEF 2.0 has introduced standardized E-Access services, allowing service providers to connectdifferent networks seamlessly and so expand readily into new territories. The use of...

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Delivering enterprise agility – how the CE services market will top $50bn in 2015

Delivering enterprise agility – how the CE services market will top $50bn in 2015

Increased enterprise agility and a dramatic boost to user productivity are promised by the latest wave of dynamic CE services now coming to market...

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India's mobile user base 918.72 mln in July

globe India's mobile phone customer base rose 0.42 percent, or a net 3.8 million, in July to 918.72 million, says data released by the sector regulator. By comparison, China, the world's biggest mobile phone market, reported a 0.28 percent monthly increase in the number of mobile subscribers to about 1.27 billion as of end-July. Active mobile subscribers in July were 797.06 million, or about 86.76 percent. Mobile connections per 100 people, known as tele-density, was 73.78 as of July. Mobile tele-density in urban areas was 140.96, compared with 43.90 in rural areas. In July, 2.86 million mobile subscribers opted to change their service providers through mobile number portability. Mobile number portability is currently allowed only within a service zone. India is divided into 22 telecommunications service zones.

Tele-density in India is 76 pct

india-4Total telephone subscriber base in India rose marginally in July to reach 94.64 crore, with 34.5 lakh users added during the month, sectoral regulator Trai said. The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 942.95 million at the end of June, 2014 to 946.40 million at the end of July, 2014, thereby showing a monthly growth of 0.37 per cent, says TRAI. The overall tele-density in the country increased to 76 per cent from 75.80 per cent at the end of June. Urban subscription increased to 56.24 crore at the end of July from 55.97 crore at the end of June. The rural base was up from 38.31 crore, to 38.39 crore. The total wireless subscriber base rose 0.42 per cent in July to reach 91.87 crore at the end of July from 91.49 crore last month. The overall wireless tele-density has increased to 73.78 per cent.