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5G Can Be The ‘Y2K Moment’ for Telecom Manufacturing in India

February 3, 2019
5G Can Be The ‘Y2K Moment’ for Telecom Manufacturing in India

Over the past 20 years, Indian telecom service providers have done a phenomenal job of providing voice and data services across the country at affordable prices. It is unfortunate that while we grew our telecom services sector, unlike China, we completely missed out on creating a vibrant domestic telecom equipment industry. This could have provided […]

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Xiaomi continues to lead Indian smartphone market with 27% marketshare

February 3, 2019
Xiaomi continues to lead Indian smartphone market with 27% marketshare

With a market share of 27%, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi took a clear lead over Samsung which had 22% share in the Indian smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter of 2018, Counterpoint Research said on Friday. Xiaomi also dominated CY2018 with a market share of 28% while Samsung grabbed 24% share in the same period […]

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India’s mobile phone customer base rises 1.74 mln in Nov

February 3, 2019
India’s mobile phone customer base rises 1.74 mln in Nov

India’s mobile phone customer base rose 0.15 percent, or a net 1.74 million, to 1.17 billion in November, data released by the country’s telecoms regulator showed on Friday. Following is a table of mobile phone subscriptions in India, the world’s second-biggest wireless market by number of users, as of Nov. 30, released by the Telecom […]

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India’s internet users grow 9.3% in July-Sept 2018

February 3, 2019
India’s internet users grow 9.3% in July-Sept 2018

Internet users in the country grew 9.3 per cent to 560 million in the July-September quarter of the current financial year (2018-19) from 512.26 million at the end of the June 2018, a report by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said. Out of 560.01 million internet subscribers, wired internet subscribers stood at 21.25 million […]

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Bharti Airtel loses 57million mobile customers in December 2018

February 3, 2019
Bharti Airtel loses 57million mobile customers in December 2018

Telecom giant Bharti AirtelNSE 1.78 % lost 5.7 crore (57 million) mobile customers in December 2018, according to a company statement released Thursday. Its mobile customer base in India at the end of December 2018 stood at 28.42 crore. According to subscriber base report of telecom regulator Trai, Airtel had 34.1 crore mobile customers at […]

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Jio could emerge as telecom market leader in FY20

February 3, 2019
Jio could emerge as telecom market leader in FY20

Reliance Jio Infocomm could emerge as the biggest telecom operator in fiscal year beginning April 1, a period which is unlikely to see the return of adequate pricing power for the financially stricken industry, said India Ratings and Research. “RJio’s dominance will increase as it would continue to seize market share in terms of both […]

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Indian Telecom Commission Renamed To Digital Communications Commission

November 4, 2018
Indian Telecom Commission Renamed To Digital Communications Commission

The government of India renamed the apex decision making body at the telecom department as the Digital Communications Commission. “To ensure effective implementation and monitoring of the National Digital Communications Policy 2018, the government has decided to re-designate the ‘Telecom Commission’, established by the government of India vide resolution dated Apr. 11, 1989, as the […]

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Mellanox Steps on Investment Pedel in India, Mulls Manufacturing Base in the Country

November 4, 2018
Mellanox Steps on Investment Pedel in India, Mulls Manufacturing Base in the Country

Mellanox Technologies, which makes hardware that helps power supercomputers and Ethernet products used in data centers, is mulling more investment in India as part of its strategy to expand its operations in the country. According to Marc Sultzbaugh, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing of the maker of chips and other hardware for data […]

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Telecom sector may cut over 60,000 jobs

October 26, 2018
Telecom sector may cut over 60,000 jobs

The telecom sector may let over 60,000 employees go by the end of this financial year as a result of consolidation, which is forcing operators, infrastructure providers, tower companies and associated retail units to optimise their staffing, experts said. However, an industry body said the worst is over and companies are looking to hire in […]

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