Here and Now – the future of global networking on display at GEN14

Here and Now – the future of global networking on display at GEN14

The power of Carrier Ethernet with the ubiquity, ease and reliability of PSTN – that has long been the dream. A series of demonstrations...

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Infinera bullish on prospects in India

Infinera bullish on prospects in India

“Things are looking up for Infinera operations in India,” say Andrew Bond-Webster, Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific and other top executives Infinera....

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Windstream Upgrades Network with Overture 6500 Multi-Service Ethernet Platform

Windstream Upgrades Network with Overture 6500 Multi-Service Ethernet Platform

Overture announced Windstream Communications, a leading provider of advanced network communications, has selected the 6500 multi-service Ethernet service delivery platform as part of a...

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Veryx and Ensuring SDN Controller Performance In Real Time Networks

Veryx and Ensuring SDN Controller Performance In Real Time Networks

SDN promises many benefits and has been attracting many stakeholders across the communication industry. However, in order for these benefits to be realized, the...

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MRV Advances Programmability in Optical Transport

MRV Advances Programmability in Optical Transport

MRV Communications, Inc., a global provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, has published a new white paper that unveils advancements in creating a...

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CENX Orchestrates M2M Services for Tier 1 Service Provider

CENX Orchestrates M2M Services for Tier 1 Service Provider

CENX, a global leader of Service Orchestration solutions for software-defined networks, has announced that it has been selected by a Tier 1 North American...

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Cyber security on tap – new opportunity for service providers

Cyber security on tap – new opportunity for service providers

Cloud Network Defense (CND), launched by network security specialist Wedge Networks, is a radical new means to deliver high levels of cyber security –...

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The Connected Future: Chattering Machines Demand Better Orchestration

The Connected Future: Chattering Machines Demand Better Orchestration

There’s over seven and a quarter billion people on this planet – but many, many more things. Already some 40% of the world’s population...

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Industry Embraces The “Third Network” and Lifecycle Service Orchestration at GEN14

Industry Embraces The “Third Network” and Lifecycle Service Orchestration at GEN14

More than 1,100 attendees representing 350+ companies from 36 countries and world-class expert speakers of Carrier Ethernet, Service Orchestration, SDN, NFV, optical, and cloud...

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Telstra adopts the “future proof” option cable routes

Telstra adopts the “future proof” option cable routes

An interesting fact that emerged from Brazil’s 2014 World Cup was that for the first time, online viewing of the games exceeded that of...

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How to define “best practice” in a quickly evolving ecosystem

How to define “best practice” in a quickly evolving ecosystem

The CEF faces a threefold challenge if it is to succeed in its objectives, says James Walker, President CEF Radical challenges encourage radical solutions,...

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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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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.