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The India smartphone market starts the year 2018 with its strongest ever first quarter shipments

May 18, 2018
The India smartphone market starts the year 2018 with its strongest ever first quarter shipments

According to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the India smartphone market saw a shipment of 30.0 million units in 2018Q1, making it the strongest start to a year and maintaining a healthy year on year growth of 11 percent. However, the market remained almost flat compared to the previous quarter 2017Q4. […]

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India Smartphone Market Finishes Strong with 124 Million Total Shipment Units in 2017

May 18, 2018
India Smartphone Market Finishes Strong with 124 Million Total Shipment Units in 2017

According to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the Indian smartphone market witnessed a healthy 14 percent annual growth with a total shipment of 124 million units in 2017, making it the fastest growing market amongst the top 20 smartphone markets globally. The market resumed its double-digit growth after a temporary slowdown […]

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Indian mobile manufacturing to touch Rs 132,000 crore

May 18, 2018
Indian mobile manufacturing to touch Rs 132,000 crore

Indian mobile manufacturing industry is expected to touch Rs 132,000 crore by the end of 2018, Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. India manufactured about 110 million mobile phones in 2015-16 as compared to 60 million in 2014-15, a growth of over 90 per cent. In value terms, India’s mobile manufacturing industry produced […]

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Preparing for India’s next telecom revolution

May 18, 2018
Preparing for India’s next telecom revolution

India has had delayed roll-outs of 3G and 4G mobile technologies in the past. But the Narendra Modi government’s promise of Digital India requires coordinating India’s launch of 5G with its global arrival. There is a significant hurdle, however: The telecom industry’s stressed finances are likely to play spoilsport. Unlike 3G and 4G, which largely […]

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Indian telecom merger to create one of world’s biggest tower firms

May 18, 2018
Indian telecom merger to create one of world’s biggest tower firms

India’s Bharti Infratel has agreed to merge with Indus Towers, in a deal that creates the world’s second-biggest telecom tower company with an estimated equity value of $14.6 billion. Seeking to capitalise on rapid growth in smartphone usage in the country, the transaction, which values Indus Towers at about $10bn, will create an infrastructure giant […]

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Indian Telecom Sector’s Gross Revenue Dropped 8.5% in 2017

May 18, 2018
Indian Telecom Sector’s Gross Revenue Dropped 8.5% in 2017

Telephone subscription in urban areas increased from 683.14 million at the end of December 2016 to 688.25 million at the end of December 2017 at the yearly growth rate of 0.75 percent. The gross revenue of the telecom service sector declined from Rs 279,591 crore in 2016 to Rs 255,655 crore in 2017 with a […]

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India’s telecom industry: Survival of the fittest

March 5, 2018
India’s telecom industry: Survival of the fittest

With Aircel filing for bankruptcy on Wednesday, the last of the small telecom companies is out of the way. It leaves the behemoths—Bharti Airtel, Vodafone-Idea and Reliance Jio—to slug it out. Late last year, telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan said 2017 had been a year of consolidation for the sector, while 2018 would be a year […]

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Telecom sector can attract $100 billion investment under NTP 2018

February 6, 2018
Telecom sector can attract $100 billion investment under NTP 2018

The telecom sector should be able to address global requirements and attract investments of about USD 100 billion by 2022 under the new policy in works, as per suggestions made by sector regulator Trai. The regulator recommended that under the new policy framework, the telecom sector should be able to generate 20 lakh jobs, achieve […]

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India success propels Chinese smartphones to top 5 global list

February 6, 2018
India success propels Chinese smartphones to top 5 global list

Fired by big success in the Indian market, three Chinese smartphone brands — Huawei, OPPO and Xiaomi — emerged among top five global brands next to Samsung and Apple. The Chinese smartphone manufacturers wrapped up 2017 on a strong note, capturing three of the top spots on International Data Corp’s (IDC) Top Five Smartphone Company […]

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