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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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Indian Broadband Subscribers Cross 500 mln

February 17, 2019
Indian Broadband Subscribers Cross 500 mln

The number of broadband subscribers in India increased to 51.19 crore at the end of November 2018 as compared to 49.2 crore at October-end, showing a growth rate of 3.18 per cent on a month-on-month basis. While the number of Indians going online through mobile devices (phones and dongles) increased by 3.39 per cent, the […]

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5G Can Be The ‘Y2K Moment’ for Telecom Manufacturing in India

February 3, 2019
5G Can Be The ‘Y2K Moment’ for Telecom Manufacturing in India

Over the past 20 years, Indian telecom service providers have done a phenomenal job of providing voice and data services across the country at affordable prices. It is unfortunate that while we grew our telecom services sector, unlike China, we completely missed out on creating a vibrant domestic telecom equipment industry. This could have provided […]

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Xiaomi continues to lead Indian smartphone market with 27% marketshare

February 3, 2019
Xiaomi continues to lead Indian smartphone market with 27% marketshare

With a market share of 27%, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi took a clear lead over Samsung which had 22% share in the Indian smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter of 2018, Counterpoint Research said on Friday. Xiaomi also dominated CY2018 with a market share of 28% while Samsung grabbed 24% share in the same period […]

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India’s mobile phone customer base rises 1.74 mln in Nov

February 3, 2019
India’s mobile phone customer base rises 1.74 mln in Nov

India’s mobile phone customer base rose 0.15 percent, or a net 1.74 million, to 1.17 billion in November, data released by the country’s telecoms regulator showed on Friday. Following is a table of mobile phone subscriptions in India, the world’s second-biggest wireless market by number of users, as of Nov. 30, released by the Telecom […]

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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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Bharti Airtel loses 57million mobile customers in December 2018

February 3, 2019
Bharti Airtel loses 57million mobile customers in December 2018

Telecom giant Bharti AirtelNSE 1.78 % lost 5.7 crore (57 million) mobile customers in December 2018, according to a company statement released Thursday. Its mobile customer base in India at the end of December 2018 stood at 28.42 crore. According to subscriber base report of telecom regulator Trai, Airtel had 34.1 crore mobile customers at […]

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Jio could emerge as telecom market leader in FY20

February 3, 2019
Jio could emerge as telecom market leader in FY20

Reliance Jio Infocomm could emerge as the biggest telecom operator in fiscal year beginning April 1, a period which is unlikely to see the return of adequate pricing power for the financially stricken industry, said India Ratings and Research. “RJio’s dominance will increase as it would continue to seize market share in terms of both […]

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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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