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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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DoT approves merger of Bharti Airtel and Telenor India

May 18, 2018
DoT approves merger of Bharti Airtel and Telenor India

The Department of Telecom (DoT) today approved the merger of Telenor India with Bharti Airtel, according to an official source. “The DoT has approved merger of Telenor India with Bharti Airtel this morning,” the official source told PTI. The Supreme Court last week rej ected DoT’s petition for security deposit of around Rs 1,700 crore […]

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India’s mobile phone customer base rises 4.9 mln in Feb

May 18, 2018
India’s mobile phone customer base rises 4.9 mln in Feb

India’s mobile phone customer base rose 0.43 percent, or a net 4.9 million, to 1.16 billion in February, data released by the country’s telecoms regulator showed on Tuesday. Following is a table of mobile phone subscriptions in India, the world’s second-biggest wireless market by number of users, as of Feb. 28. Active mobile subscribers in […]

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ITU Celebrates World Telecommunication Day

May 18, 2018
ITU Celebrates World Telecommunication Day

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is an official United Nations day of observance. It is held annually on 17 May to promote the potential of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve societies and economies worldwide. The day also marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International […]

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India Networking Market showed a 5.2% YoY Growth in Q4 2017

May 18, 2018
India Networking Market showed a 5.2% YoY Growth in Q4 2017

India networking market which include Ethernet switch, Routers and WLAN segments witnessed a 5.2% YoY growth in Q42017 with increased investments across the enterprise and service provider deployments. According to IDC’s latest Asia/Pacific Quarterly Ethernet Switch Tracker, the Q4 2017 Ethernet Switch market in India stood at USD 118.7 million (By vendor revenue) with a […]

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