Telecom companies seek extension of spectrum holdings

Telecom companies seek extension of spectrum holdings

CEOs of the country’s top mobile operators — Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Reliance Communications — have appealed to the government for extension...

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Indian Telecom Cable Market to Surpass USD354 Million by 2019

Indian Telecom Cable Market to Surpass USD354 Million by 2019

Increasing Government Expenditure for the Development of Telecom Infrastructure and Projects Such as National Optical Fiber Network to Drive Telecom Cable Market. According to...

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Total Telephone User Base Rises to 951.84 Million in August

Total Telephone User Base Rises to 951.84 Million in August

The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 946.40 million at the end of July to 951.84 million at the end of August...

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Telecom Italia and Veryx are innovating on Carrier Ethernet Service Lifecycle Test Solutions

Telecom Italia and Veryx are innovating on Carrier Ethernet Service Lifecycle Test Solutions

Telecom Italia and Veryx announced that they are exploring solutions to evolve Telecom Italia’s service lifecycle testing capabilities. Telecom Italia’s initiative is in line...

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MEF Selects GEN14 Proof of Concept Service & Technology Demonstration Participants

MEF Selects GEN14 Proof of Concept Service & Technology Demonstration Participants

The MEF announces that six participant groups have been selected to showcase interactive, Proof of Concept demonstrations of new service & technology innovations to...

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MEF Announces Finalists for 2014 Ethernet Excellence Awards to be Presented at GEN14

MEF Announces Finalists for 2014 Ethernet Excellence Awards to be Presented at GEN14

. The MEF announced the finalists for MEF 2014 Ethernet Excellence Awards. The Awards greatly expand previous MEF annual awards programs to properly recognize...

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India Ranks 4th Among Global Smartphone Markets

India Ranks 4th Among Global Smartphone Markets

Smartphones will account for two out of every three mobile connections globally by 2020, said global mobile operators industry body GSMA . The study,...

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Over 1,500 MHz Spectrum Likely to be Available by 2015

Over 1,500 MHz Spectrum Likely to be Available by 2015

About 1,538 MHz of spectrum in various bands for telecom services may be made available for auction next year, a move that will help...

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Telecom sector to see consolidation in near future: Uninor

Telecom sector to see consolidation in near future: Uninor

The Indian telecom sector will witness consolidation in the near future, according to Uninor India CEO Morten Karlsen Sorby. He said: “While it (consolidation)...

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India’s dismal broadband penetration

India’s dismal broadband penetration

The telecom regulator has rued India’s dismal broadband penetration and questioned the telecom department’s decision to only involve state-owned companies to implement the Rs...

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Difficult to do business in India, says Vodafone

Difficult to do business in India, says Vodafone

Vodafone, the world’s second-largest telecom service provider by subscribers, said Thursday that slow government clearances had made it difficult for foreign companies to do...

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CENX Cortx Service Orchestrator Ushers in The Third Network

CENX Cortx Service Orchestrator Ushers in  The Third Network

CENX, a global leader of Service Orchestration solutions for software-defined networks, today announced that it is collaborating with MEF member companies, Accedian Networks, EXFOand...

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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.