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Industry pledges $75 bn on Digital India launch: Ravi Shankar Prasad

July 19, 2015
Industry pledges $75 bn on Digital India launch: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Investment commitment of USD 75 billion or Rs 4,72,500 crore was received from industry at the launch of Digital India week, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here today.

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Follow the money: Who’s investing in what?

June 8, 2015
Follow the money: Who’s investing in what?

Operators I see as the service providers, the OTTs and the enterprises, OTTs being the datacentre, especially the web-scale datacentre operators. And you’ll see these are fairly commonly known examples of the hot SDN use cases. But personally where I see the telcos investing are in the public and private clouds, where they want to […]

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India’s Surging Phone Stocks Show $18 Billion Was Well Spent

May 24, 2015
India’s Surging Phone Stocks Show $18 Billion Was Well Spent

India’s mobile-phone companies are paying a record 1.1 trillion rupees ($18 billion) to keep their networks running. It’s money well spent, if the stock market is any guide. The MSCI India Telecom Services Index has rallied 14 percent from this year’s low on March 9, the only gain among 10 industries, after losing 67 percent […]

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Cloud Service Innovation: Who’s Investing in What? By Jeremiah Caron

May 4, 2015
Cloud Service Innovation: Who’s Investing in What? By Jeremiah Caron

Cloud market as defined as perhaps as broadly as you could define it, maybe not, is already a $100b market. Wow, that’s phenomenal. $100b, that’s tremendous. We do a number of studies of enterprises, as a lot of companies do. I don’t really see enterprises putting up their hands saying, “Yeah, we’re going to spend […]

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Global telecom cos looking to enter Indian market

January 22, 2015
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 finance ministry, RBI has asked the government for downside protection to foreign investors upon their exit- the move comes after Tata Sons moved the central bank in the DoCoMo matter.

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Telecom Minister Aims to Revive Investor Confidence

June 2, 2014
Telecom Minister Aims to Revive Investor Confidence

India’s new telecoms minister — who is doubling as the country’s law minister — is Ravi Shankar Prasad, a parliamentarian who played a key role in the investigation by lawmakers of alleged irregularities in the government’s allocation of airwaves to communications companies in 2008.

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Boosting Telco Cloud Economics

May 30, 2014
Boosting Telco Cloud Economics

IDC’s survey says, something like 60% of enterprises in this part of the world have at least two clouds, so that’s an extraordinary number. I was with IDC for the longest time and that number was very, very small two or three years ago. So a lot of enterprises, there’s a huge amount of enterprises […]

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India’s Telecom Companies Wait for Policy Clarity From New Government

May 17, 2014
India’s Telecom Companies Wait for Policy Clarity From New Government

India’s telecommunications industry is hoping the new government, which will take power later this month, will clearly outline a telecommunications policy so the country can attract more foreign investment.

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India entry to become tougher for foreign telcos

April 7, 2014
India entry to become tougher for foreign telcos

Entry to Indian market is going to be tougher for foreign telecom companies. The Government has proposed to make security clearances mandatory for foreign telecom companies, irrespective of how much equity they hold.

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