Mobile/Wireless

India’s wireless tele-density reaches 74.55%: Trai

July 19, 2015
India’s wireless tele-density reaches 74.55%: Trai

India’s tele-density reached 76.55%, with the total subscriber base reaching 957.61 million that includes 569.56 million in urban and 388.05 million in rural regions, data on the sector regulator’s website showed.

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India added 26 million new mobile connections Q1

June 8, 2015
India added 26 million new mobile connections Q1

Mobile phone use in India is climbing rapidly, with 26 million new connections in the first three months of 2015 added to the already existing base of 900 million mobile phone users, says a new report by Sweden-based telecom major Ericsson released on Wednesday.

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Only new mobile towers can reduce call drops: Ravi Shankar Prasad

May 24, 2015
Only new mobile towers can reduce call drops: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Call drops will continue to happen unless new mobile towers are allowed to come up, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said. “If new mobile towers are not allowed to be installed, then call drops shall surely happen. I would also like to say that these planned protests against installation of mobile towers […]

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Indian Wireless Auction Beats Government’s $10 Billion Target

March 11, 2015
Indian Wireless Auction Beats Government’s $10 Billion Target

India’s auction of mobile phone airwaves surpassed the government’s revenue target on just the second day as incumbent operators sought to protect themselves from bids by billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s upstart Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.

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India to Have 213 Million Mobile Internet Users by June 2015

January 22, 2015
India to Have 213 Million Mobile Internet Users by June 2015

The number of Mobile Internet Users in India is expected to reach 213 million by June 2015, according to a report ‘Mobile Internet in India 2014’, released by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB International. The data in the report shows a constant rise in the number of Mobile Internet users, […]

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Mobile phone manufacturing plays spoiler

January 22, 2015
Mobile phone manufacturing plays spoiler

In2014, India’s handset production more than halved from the previous year to 58 million. At a time when India is pushing its domestic manufacturing through Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ pitch – and going the extra mile to promote the programme at the Davos summit – the sorry state of mobile handset production […]

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India expects to raise $10 billion from mobile airwave auction

January 22, 2015
India expects to raise $10 billion from mobile airwave auction

India said on Monday it expects to raise 648.40 billion rupees ($10 billion) from a new auction of mobile phone airwaves, intended to help carriers expand their services in a fast-growing market and the government to bolster its strained finances.

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Mobile ads growing at a record pace in India: Opera

September 14, 2014
Mobile ads growing at a record pace in India: Opera

Mobile advertising in India is growing at a record pace largely fuelled by uptake of smartphones. India is the single-most powerful driver of the Asia-Pacific market with mobile ad impression volume growing 260 per cent since July 2013, according to the State of Mobile Advertising report released by Opera Mediaworks.

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2.60 Million Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In March 2014

May 17, 2014
2.60 Million Mobile Number Portability Requests In India In March 2014

Porting requests were submitted for 2.60 million connections in the month of March 2014, according to the Indian Telecom regulator TRAI. This is a 5.40% increase from 2.47 million porting requests reported in February 2014.

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