Corporates

Telecom industry’s debt at unsustainable level: SBI

June 11, 2017
Telecom industry’s debt at unsustainable level: SBI

The country’s largest bank SBI has sounded alarm bells over troubles of the telecom industry with its chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya writing to the government regarding “highly unsustainable levels” of debt of mobile companies. Telecom industry’s debt to the banking sector is estimated at Rs 4 lakh crore.

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Jio hints free offer will continue in Indian mobile war

January 22, 2017

Reliance Industries has raised the stakes in the multibillion-dollar battle for India’s mobile market, hinting that it will not halt a controversial free service until it believes it is no longer being unfairly targeted by rivals.

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42 mobile companies set up plants in India

January 22, 2017
42 mobile companies set up plants in India

A total of 42 mobile manufacturing companies have set up their plants in India in the past two years, and now a total 13 crore mobiles have been made in a year, compared with six crore earlier. Since the NDA government came to power at the Centre in 2014, a total one lakh direct jobs […]

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From SDN/NFV to Fibre Cut Protection, the Hottest Trends for Global Telco Providers

May 30, 2016
From SDN/NFV to Fibre Cut Protection, the Hottest Trends for Global Telco Providers

Jeremiah Caron, Senior Vice President – Analysis, Current Analysis asked: What are the challenges for telcos? We worry about them! But they are making money – he gave plenty of example of very profitable telcos – but what challenges do they face?

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MEF Announces Winners For 2015 Excellence Awards Presented At GEN15

December 1, 2015
MEF Announces Winners For 2015 Excellence Awards Presented At GEN15

The MEF has announced the winners of the MEF 2015 Excellence Awards. The Awards program is the largest, longest-running in the world focused on Carrier Ethernet services and applications and is the first in the industry to spotlight leadership in emerging dynamic Third Network services powered by CE 2.0, Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO), NFV, and […]

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Idea eyes $1.2bn deal to sell towers

May 24, 2015
Idea eyes $1.2bn deal to sell towers

Idea Cellular, part of the Aditya Birla Group, is working on a Rs 7,580-crore ($1.2 billion) deal to sell its independent towers, drawing the interests of Malaysia’s Axiata, Bharti Infratel and American Tower Corporation (ATC), sources directly briefed on the matter said.

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Cable operators keen on providing broadband

March 11, 2015
Cable operators keen on providing broadband

Cable operators have shown interest in providing broadband connectivity to consumers by tweaking technology – a move that will increase Internet penetration in the country, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said. “I am very excited to note that lot of cable operators have come forward to deliver broadband in urban areas by tweaking of […]

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HP Helps Organizations Increase Agility and Simplify the Network

May 30, 2014
HP Helps Organizations Increase Agility and Simplify the Network

HP announced new cloud-managed, software-defined networking (SDN)-enabled unified wired and wireless network solutions that help customers to increase the agility of their network while simplifying its management. The new solutions—including the HP Cloud Managed Network Solution, IEEE 802.11ac wireless access points and SDN applications—expand the industry’s most complete unified wired and wireless portfolio.(1) These new […]

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Reliance Jio, RCom ink another telecom pact

April 7, 2014
Reliance Jio, RCom ink another telecom pact

Reliance Industries Ltd’s telecommunications unit has agreed to use Reliance Communications Ltd’s intra-city fibre network to roll out 4G services, in what is the third infrastructure-sharing agreement between the two companies. Reliance Communications, controlled by billionaire Anil Ambani, said on Monday a master services agreement signed was based on “arm’s length pricing at prevailing market […]

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