Market

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.

Posted in Market, Service Providers | Comments Off on Vodafone, Idea Agree on Merger to Create Indian Wireless Leader

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.

Posted in Market, Service Providers | Comments Off on Telecom Battle for India

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 […]

Posted in Market, Mobile/Wireless | Comments Off on Indian Telecom Subscription Crossed 1.12 Bln

India’s mobile gaming market to cross $400mn by 2022

February 11, 2017
India’s mobile gaming market to cross $400mn by 2022

India’s mobile gaming market is poised to top USD 400 million by 2022, driven by growing adoption of freemium and virtual reality games in the coming years, says CII-TechSci Research report. Freemium is a business model where basic services are provided free of charge but one has to pay for using the more advanced features. […]

Posted in Internet, Market | Comments Off on India’s mobile gaming market to cross $400mn by 2022

Telecom data war helps Facebook grow in India

February 11, 2017
Telecom data war helps Facebook grow in India

India became the fastest growing market for social networking giant Facebook in the three months that ended December, sparked by the war between telecom companies to win customers by offering free mobile data. Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio, which was launched in September last year, kicked off a war with its offer of six months of […]

Posted in Internet, Market, Performance | Comments Off on Telecom data war helps Facebook grow in India

The telecom industry’s battle for customer acquisition and retention

February 11, 2017
The telecom industry’s battle for customer acquisition and retention

Five months after its launch, the tremors caused by the Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio’s entry into the telecom sector continue to force the longtime players in the industry to adopt new strategies to survive the bruising price war that has been kicked off. Jio’s liberal data packs, unlimited voice calls and nationwide roaming has had […]

Posted in Market, News and Events, People | Comments Off on The telecom industry’s battle for customer acquisition and retention

Subsea Optical Networking: One World, One Cloud

February 11, 2017
Subsea Optical Networking: One World, One Cloud

Subsea operators are no longer forced to compromise cloud web-scale flexibility and performance against the need for ruggedness and reliability with the launch of a new suite of advanced subsea networking solutions. Cloud scale, programmable, flexible and secure networks can now span the globe. (Please click on the Pic) Hans Christian Andersen is famous for […]

Posted in Industry, Market, Network, Technology | Comments Off on Subsea Optical Networking: One World, One Cloud

Telecom subscriber base crosses 1.1 billion mark in India

January 22, 2017
Telecom subscriber base crosses 1.1 billion mark in India

The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,074.24 million at the end of September 2016 to 1,102.94 million at the end of October 2016, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 2.67%, according to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Posted in Market, Research | Comments Off on Telecom subscriber base crosses 1.1 billion mark in India

India beats US in 2016 mobile app market growth

January 22, 2017
India beats US in 2016 mobile app market growth

India’s mobile app market grew sharply last year, outpacing the US, and ranked number one in terms of Google Play downloads, highlighting the vibrancy of the country’s mobile ecosystem. Indians downloaded over 6 billion apps in 2016, up from 3.5 billion in 2015. That 71% growth was significantly higher than the overall 15% growth in […]

Posted in Market, Mobile/Wireless, Technology | Comments Off on India beats US in 2016 mobile app market growth