Global telecom cos looking to enter Indian market

Global telecom cos looking to enter Indian market

The Reserve Bank of India has proposed relaxation to the rules on Call and Put Options. According to sources, in a letter to the...

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India’s wireless tele-density reaches 74.55%

India’s wireless tele-density reaches 74.55%

India’s tele-density reached 76.55%, with the total subscriber base reaching 957.61 million that includes 569.56 million in urban and 388.05 million in rural regions,...

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Telecom companies upset over only 5MHz of 3G auction

Telecom companies upset over only 5MHz of 3G auction

The telecom auctions in February will see the sale of only 5MHz of 3G spectrum, a dampener to the telecom industry, which was pitching...

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2014 set the pace for growth in telecom sector in India

2014 set the pace for growth in telecom sector in India

Itwas an action-packed year for the telecom sector. It started with the telecom auctions of the cancelled licences of 2008, where the government received...

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Telecom panel rejects Trai’s 3G spectrum pricing

Telecom panel rejects Trai’s 3G spectrum pricing

Ahigh-stakes spectrum auction, estimated to fetch as much as Rs 84,000 crore just at the base price, is on the cards with a top...

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India’s Internet economy to reach Rs.10 trillion by 2018

India’s Internet economy to reach Rs.10 trillion by 2018

India’s Internet economy will grow to almost Rs.10 trillion by 2018, accounting for 5% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to a...

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High-speed airwaves top 2015 wish-list for telecom industry

High-speed airwaves top 2015 wish-list for telecom industry

Demand for contiguous airwaves – blocks of frequencies that flow from one to another without any big gap in between – tops the wish-list...

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Aim to reach 100% rural tele-density in 3-4 years

Aim to reach 100% rural tele-density in 3-4 years

Increasing telecom infrastructure at the village level and taking rural teledensity to 100 per cent will be the prime focus areas for telecom secretary...

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India’s first hi-speed rural broadband network commissioned

India’s first hi-speed rural broadband network commissioned

Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Monday commissioned India’s first hi-speed rural broadband network in Kerala’s Idukki district, an official statement said. Speaking...

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India government bans mobile handsets with fake IMEI numbers

India government bans mobile handsets with fake IMEI numbers

Government has prohibited imports of all kind of mobile handsets with fake or duplicate unique identity numbers, a move that will help security agencies...

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India to Have 213 Million Mobile Internet Users by June 2015

India to Have 213 Million Mobile Internet Users by June 2015

The number of Mobile Internet Users in India is expected to reach 213 million by June 2015, according to a report ‘Mobile Internet in...

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Mobile phone manufacturing plays spoiler

Mobile phone manufacturing plays spoiler

In2014, India’s handset production more than halved from the previous year to 58 million. At a time when India is pushing its domestic manufacturing...

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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.