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5G in India a $1 trillion opportunity

February 17, 2019
5G in India a $1 trillion opportunity

The economic impact of 5G is estimated to be over one trillion dollars for India, which is aggressively positioning itself to be at the forefront of the new age technologies, PTI reported quoting Communications Minister Manoj Sinha. Vowing that India will “not miss the 5G bus”, the minister outlined the country’s strides in telecom over […]

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Telecom dept’s budget allocation reduced as sector faces financial crunch

February 3, 2019
Telecom dept’s budget allocation reduced as sector faces financial crunch

The telecommunications department’s allocation in financial year 2019-20 has been revised downward to Rs 8740.11 crore, as mobile service providers are expected to contribute less in the form of spectrum usage charges and other levies that are calculated on the adjusted gross revenue of telecom firms. The charges also include funds raised via spectrum auction […]

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India’s handset industry may go past the 300-mn unit mark in 2019

February 3, 2019
India’s handset industry may go past the 300-mn unit mark in 2019

Living up to its reputation of making records, the Indian handset industry may add another feature to its cap in 2019. The local market, bustling with new entrants and frequent launches, is expected to go past the 300-million-unit mark this year. The feat, if achieved, would help India run close the annual 400-million plus Chinese […]

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India’s internet users grow 9.3% in July-Sept 2018

February 3, 2019
India’s internet users grow 9.3% in July-Sept 2018

Internet users in the country grew 9.3 per cent to 560 million in the July-September quarter of the current financial year (2018-19) from 512.26 million at the end of the June 2018, a report by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said. Out of 560.01 million internet subscribers, wired internet subscribers stood at 21.25 million […]

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Indian Telecom Commission Renamed To Digital Communications Commission

November 4, 2018
Indian Telecom Commission Renamed To Digital Communications Commission

The government of India renamed the apex decision making body at the telecom department as the Digital Communications Commission. “To ensure effective implementation and monitoring of the National Digital Communications Policy 2018, the government has decided to re-designate the ‘Telecom Commission’, established by the government of India vide resolution dated Apr. 11, 1989, as the […]

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Mellanox Steps on Investment Pedel in India, Mulls Manufacturing Base in the Country

November 4, 2018
Mellanox Steps on Investment Pedel in India, Mulls Manufacturing Base in the Country

Mellanox Technologies, which makes hardware that helps power supercomputers and Ethernet products used in data centers, is mulling more investment in India as part of its strategy to expand its operations in the country. According to Marc Sultzbaugh, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing of the maker of chips and other hardware for data […]

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India telephone subscribers in India declined by 3.09%

October 26, 2018
India telephone subscribers in India declined by 3.09%

The number of telephone subscribers in India declined from 1,206.22 million at the end of Mar-18 to 1,168.89 million at the end of Jun-18, registering a decline rate of 3.09% over the previous quarter. This reflects year-on-year (Y-O-Y) decline rate of 3.46% over the same quarter of last year. The overall Teledensity in India declined […]

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Indian telecom services industry goes back five years in 2018 in terms of revenues

October 26, 2018
Indian telecom services industry goes back five years in 2018 in terms of revenues

The pre-Reliance Jio era saw the industry grow at 12-13% on-year from fiscals 2014 to 2016. Post a ~20% and ~10% declinein fiscal 2018, CRISIL Research expects the industry’s adjusted gross revenue (AGR) and gross revenues (GR) to declinefurther by 8-10% and 16-18% respectively, in fiscal 2019, reaching below fiscal 2013 levels. However, the corrosive […]

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Telecom sector may cut over 60,000 jobs

October 26, 2018
Telecom sector may cut over 60,000 jobs

The telecom sector may let over 60,000 employees go by the end of this financial year as a result of consolidation, which is forcing operators, infrastructure providers, tower companies and associated retail units to optimise their staffing, experts said. However, an industry body said the worst is over and companies are looking to hire in […]

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