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Indian telephone subscribers increased by 2.24% in March

June 3, 2018
Indian telephone subscribers increased by 2.24% in March

The number of telephone subscribers in India rose from 1,179.83 million at the end of February to 1,206.22 million at the end of March, a monthly growth rate of 2.24 percent, data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said. The urban subscription increased from 669.63 million at the end of February to 681.61 […]

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MEF Advances MEF 3.0 Ethernet, IP, SD-WAN, and Layer 1 Services Standardization Work

June 3, 2018
MEF Advances MEF 3.0 Ethernet, IP, SD-WAN, and Layer 1 Services Standardization Work

MEF has provided a progress update on the standardization of orchestration-ready Ethernet, IP, SD-WAN, and Layer 1 services that form a core element of the MEF 3.0 transformational global services framework introduced in November 2017. MEF has published two new MEF 3.0 Ethernet and IP specifications, progressed two major MEF 3.0 SD-WAN projects, and moved […]

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Telefonica Certifies NETSCOUT for UNICA SDN/NFV Architecture

June 3, 2018
Telefonica Certifies NETSCOUT for UNICA SDN/NFV Architecture

NETSCOUT Systems, a leading provider of service assurance, security, and business analytics, announced today that Telefonica has certified its virtualized solutions vSCOUT and vSTREAM for deployment with their UNICA Lab architecture that supports future networks based on network function virtualization and software-defined networking (NFV/SDN) technologies. NETSCOUT successfully completed a set of defined tests that demonstrated […]

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Continual Innovation through Continual Reinvention

June 1, 2018
Continual Innovation through Continual Reinvention

By Tom Burns, SVP, Dell EMC Networking and Solutions The number of smart devices surpassed the world wide human population of 7.2 billion and growing. It’s no doubt that the number of devices including in our cars is exploding. In fact, by the year 2020 some estimates say there will be over 30 billion connected […]

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India sees quadruple-digit growth in 4G roaming

May 18, 2018
India sees quadruple-digit growth in 4G roaming

New data released today by Syniverse shows that inter-regional 4G LTE roaming traffic from India has grown by a staggering 3,300% year-over-year. This growth was measured by analyzing global roaming traffic traversing the Syniverse platform. “Syniverse is proud to have played a pivotal role in driving this quadruple-digit growth in outbound 4G roaming, which demonstrates […]

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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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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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India mobile market gets new mega merger

May 18, 2018
India mobile market gets new mega merger

Two of India’s biggest telecoms companies are joining forces to create the world’s biggest network of mobile towers outside China. Airtel and Vodafone (VOD) have agreed to create a new entity worth $14.6 billion by combining two infrastructure firms they control, the companies said in a statement. Indus Towers will operate a network of 163,000 […]

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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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