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Telecom sector: Data war churns consolidation

April 8, 2017
Telecom sector: Data war churns consolidation

The largest merger in the Indian telecom industry between Vodafone India and Idea Cellular comes at a time when the sector is witnessing stiff competition as far as tariffs are concerned, something which were already very low for voice services owing to intense competition among the more than 10 mobile operators in the market barely […]

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Need broadband labelling to safeguard consumer interest:Trai

April 8, 2017
Need broadband labelling to safeguard consumer interest:Trai

Regulator Trai today expressed concern over the quality of broadband service in India and stressed the need to have broadband labeling that will help consumers make an informed choice in picking a service provider.

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Nearly 40% connections in India above 4 Mbps

April 8, 2017
Nearly 40% connections in India above 4 Mbps

India has 38% connections above the 4 Mbps threshold, according to a study conducted by content delivery network Akamai Technologies for its Q4 2016 State of the Internet report. Overall, connections above 4 Mbps saw 28% increase from the previous quarter, and 123% from the same quarter last year.

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Google’s mission is to get a billion Indians hooked to broadband

April 8, 2017
Google’s mission is to get a billion Indians hooked to broadband

Internet giant Google’s mission is to get a billion Indians hooked to broadband, and make each use 10GB a month in the next 4-to-5 years, says Gulzar Azad, Country Head (Connectivity) at Google India. In an interaction with ET’s Danish Khan, Azad, however, says contributions would need to come from across the internet space, telcos, […]

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India’s Internet Is Really Slooooooooooooooooow

September 17, 2016
India’s Internet Is Really Slooooooooooooooooow

Google may be the world’s biggest Internet company, but Rajan Anandan, the head of its India operation, says he’s become just as focused on what users are doing offline. His team has led Google’s push into apps that can download data for later use without an active mobile connection.

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Mobile Internet users in India to double by 2017, says study

September 17, 2016
Mobile Internet users in India to double by 2017, says study

The number of mobile Internet users in India is projected to double and cross the 300 million mark by 2017 from 159 million users at present, a new report by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and consultancy firm KPMG said.

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India’s Fastest Broadband Internet Service Providers

September 17, 2016
India’s Fastest Broadband Internet Service Providers

Content delivery network Akamai notes in its Q3 2015 State of the Internet report that India, at 2.5mbps, had the lowest average connection speed among ten Asia Pacific countries surveyed in the region. The global leader, South Korea, has an average connection speed of 20.5mbps.

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Telecom panel for minimum 3 per cent spectrum usage charge

July 31, 2016
Telecom panel for minimum 3 per cent spectrum usage charge

The inter-ministerial Telecom Commission on Monday reiterated its stand on using the weighted average method to compute the spectrum usage charge (SUC) in addition to introducing proposal for a 3 per cent floor rate for the weighted average calculation, a senior government official said.

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Mobile Data Usage in India doubles in 3 years

May 20, 2016
Mobile Data Usage in India doubles in 3 years

As more and more people start accessing the internet through their mobile phones, mobile data usage is increasing by the day. As per the latest available information with the government, mobile data usage has increased by 135% from 2013-14 to 2015-16. Except for 2012-13 where the absolute number of telephone connections went down by more […]

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