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India has 2800000 mobile phone users currently

June 11, 2017
India has 2800000 mobile phone users currently

India’s mobile subscriber base may soon cross one billion mark. According to a Bloomberg Quint report, Indian telecom industry added a net 2.8 million mobile subscribers in April 2017. Cellular Operators Association of India stated by end April, India had 934.6 million mobile phone subscribers, an increase of 21% from the previous year. However, a […]

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India’s Mobile Phone Subscriber Base Inches Close To A Billion

June 11, 2017
India’s Mobile Phone Subscriber Base Inches Close To A Billion

The Indian telecom industry added a net 2.8 million mobile subscribers in April 2017, taking the total customer base close to the one billion mark. The total number of mobile phone subscribers at the end of April 2017 reached 934.6 million, according to a statement by industry body Cellular Operators Association of India. This is […]

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Jio effect? Telecom industry is at its weakest

June 11, 2017
Jio effect? Telecom industry is at its weakest

The Indian Telecom sector has been under pressure for the last 8 years because of rising competitive and capex intensity. During this period the contribution of telecom services to GDP has declined from 2% of GDP in FY09 to just 1.2% in FY17.

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Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report

April 8, 2017
Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report

On April 7, 2017, TRAI released the “Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report” for the Quarter ending December, 2016.

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It’s the survival of the biggest in India’s telecom industry

April 8, 2017
It’s the survival of the biggest in India’s telecom industry

Reliance Jio has sparked an unprecedented wave of consolidation in India’s telecom industry barely six months into its commercial roll-out. MintAsia examines the changing landscape.

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Telecom sector: Data war churns consolidation

April 8, 2017
Telecom sector: Data war churns consolidation

The largest merger in the Indian telecom industry between Vodafone India and Idea Cellular comes at a time when the sector is witnessing stiff competition as far as tariffs are concerned, something which were already very low for voice services owing to intense competition among the more than 10 mobile operators in the market barely […]

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In telecom, it’s the desi firms that ring louder

April 8, 2017
In telecom, it’s the desi firms that ring louder

The Indian telecom turf favours only domestic companies. The complete or partial exit of global telecom giants, including AT&T, Orange, Telenor, France Telecom, Maxis and now Vodafone, shows that the Indian pitch does not favour foreign batsmen.

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Nokia becomes India’s most trusted mobile phone brand for 2017

April 8, 2017
Nokia becomes India’s most trusted mobile phone brand for 2017

Nokia has emerged as India’s most trusted brand for 2017 in the mobile phones category and ranks 14 among the 1000 most trusted brands in India, based on a study by TRA Research. The company is also dominating the personal gadgets super-category domain in the listings as it climbed a spot higher from 2016. The […]

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Nearly 40% connections in India above 4 Mbps

April 8, 2017
Nearly 40% connections in India above 4 Mbps

India has 38% connections above the 4 Mbps threshold, according to a study conducted by content delivery network Akamai Technologies for its Q4 2016 State of the Internet report. Overall, connections above 4 Mbps saw 28% increase from the previous quarter, and 123% from the same quarter last year.

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