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India’s telephone subscribers number shrinks marginally

September 17, 2017
India’s telephone subscribers number shrinks marginally

The number of telephone subscribers in India declined slightly from 1,210.84 million at the end of June 2017 to 1,210.71 million at the end of July, thereby showing a monthly marginal degrowth rate of 0.01 per cent, official data showed here on Wednesday. The urban subscription increased from 700.96 million at the end of June […]

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Telecom Secretary Says India Will Create 25 Million Jobs

September 17, 2017
Telecom Secretary Says India Will Create 25 Million Jobs

Allaying fears of telecom captains, including Reliance Communications Chairman Anil Ambani, IT and Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan today said in the next seven years, more than 25 million jobs could be created in digital infrastructure space. “If Internet of Things alone can create 10-15 million jobs, the digital infrastructure space will create more than 25 […]

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India’s Telecom User Base Rises 0.5% To Cross 121 Crore

August 29, 2017
India’s Telecom User Base Rises 0.5% To Cross 121 Crore

India’s telecom subscriber base grew about half a percent to cross 121 crore as of June-end, with the mobile segment accounting for the lion’s share of growth, reports BloombergQuint. Broadband subscriber base, dominated by mobile users, topped 30 crore from 29.16 crore in May. Only Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, BSNL, Vodafone and Idea Cellular were […]

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India adds 6 mln cellphone users in June

August 29, 2017
India adds 6 mln cellphone users in June

India’s mobile phone customer base in June rose 0.51 percent, or a net 6 million, to reach 1.19 billion, Reuters reported quoting TRAI. “The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,194.58 million at the end of March 2017 to 1,198.89 million at the end of April 2017, thereby showing a monthly growth rate […]

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Telecom sector to create 3 million jobs by next year

August 29, 2017
Telecom sector to create 3 million jobs by next year

The telecom sector could generate 30 lakh jobs by 2018 on the back of rapid 4G technology deployments, rising data consumption, use of digital wallets and smartphone adoption, Money Control reported citing an ASSOCHAM-KPMG study. The optimistic job assessment comes at a time when telecom companies are battling financial stress and competition has led to […]

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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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