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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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Vodafone, Idea Agree on Merger to Create Indian Wireless Leader

April 8, 2017
Vodafone, Idea Agree on Merger to Create Indian Wireless Leader

Vodafone Group Plc agreed to merge its unit in India with Idea Cellular Ltd., joining forces with a local partner to confront a raging price war in the world’s second-largest mobile-phone market.

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Telecom Battle for India

April 8, 2017
Telecom Battle for India

Reliance Jio’s entry has led to a series of mergers & acquisitions in the Indian telecom industry. Voice tariffs are close to zero while data is getting cheaper by the day. A close look at what the 4G battle could mean for telecom subscribers.

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Indian Telecom Subscription Crossed 1.12 Bln

February 11, 2017
Indian Telecom Subscription Crossed 1.12 Bln

Telecom subscriber base grew by 21.02 million to cross 1.12 billion at end-November 2016 thanks to large number of additions by Reliance Jio. “The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,102.94 million at the end of October 2016 to 1,123.96 million at the end of November 2016, thereby showing a monthly growth rate […]

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