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Telecom regulator wants India to be among top 50 nations in ICT Index

February 6, 2018
Telecom regulator wants India to be among top 50 nations in ICT Index

The telecom regulator’s formula to propel India to be among the top 50 nations in the global ICT Index would require massive coordination between various government departments if it has to become a reality. The country would need an investment of $100 billion by 2022 to achieve this target at a time when almost all […]

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Telecom sector can attract $100 billion investment under NTP 2018

February 6, 2018
Telecom sector can attract $100 billion investment under NTP 2018

The telecom sector should be able to address global requirements and attract investments of about USD 100 billion by 2022 under the new policy in works, as per suggestions made by sector regulator Trai. The regulator recommended that under the new policy framework, the telecom sector should be able to generate 20 lakh jobs, achieve […]

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Telecom sector leads M&A activity in India with six deals

February 6, 2018
Telecom sector leads M&A activity in India with six deals

Corporate India’s deal tally, including M&As as well as private equity, amounted to USD 60.5 billion driven by big ticket consolidation and the outlook for remains bullish for this year, says a report. According to assurance, tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton, there were 1,147 deals (M&A and PE) worth USD 60.54 billion last year. […]

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India success propels Chinese smartphones to top 5 global list

February 6, 2018
India success propels Chinese smartphones to top 5 global list

Fired by big success in the Indian market, three Chinese smartphone brands — Huawei, OPPO and Xiaomi — emerged among top five global brands next to Samsung and Apple. The Chinese smartphone manufacturers wrapped up 2017 on a strong note, capturing three of the top spots on International Data Corp’s (IDC) Top Five Smartphone Company […]

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Will the telecom wars abate in 2018?

January 8, 2018
Will the telecom wars abate in 2018?

Since September 2016, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd has been laying the markers for the telecom sector. In 2016, it disrupted the sector by launching its telecom operations and offering free trial services on scale. In 2017, it started reorienting to commercial market dynamics while clinging to remnants of freebies and price offers. In 2018 too, […]

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Smartphone prices have fallen in India

January 8, 2018
Smartphone prices have fallen in India

To everyone’s agreement, we can say that the year 2017 will be remembered as the year of transition for the smartphone industry, says a report in Financial Express. The industry in India witnessed major disruptions that fueled the demand for smartphones in the country. The government’s Digital India initiative and demonetisation and the subsequent rise […]

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Teledensity decreases to 91.56 per cent in September

January 8, 2018
Teledensity decreases to 91.56 per cent in September

The overall teledensity in India marginally decreased to 91.56% in September 2017, compared with 93.71% in August 2017 due to a decline in the urban subscriber base, says India Ratings. 168.2% urban teledensity in September 2017, compared with 174% in August 2017, whereas rural teledensity was flat at 56.3% representing untapped growth opportunity. Subscriber growth […]

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India’s mobile phone customer base falls to 1.18 billion

January 8, 2018
India’s mobile phone customer base falls to 1.18 billion

India’s mobile phone customer base in October fell 0.41 percent, or a net 4.85 million, to 1.18 billion, data released by the country’s telecoms regulator showed. Following is a table of mobile phone subscriptions in India, the world’s second-biggest wireless market by number of users, as of October 31. Active mobile subscribers in October were […]

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India mobile sector to create USD217 bn value by 2020

October 4, 2017
India mobile sector to create USD217 bn value by 2020

Indian mobile industry is expected to create economic value of about USD 217 billion and create 5 million jobs by 2020, telecom minister Manoj Sinha said, reported PTI. “The Indian mobile industry is expected to create a total economic value of Rs 14 trillion, about USD 217.37 billion, by the year 2020. It would generate […]

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