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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 […]

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Reliance Jio 4G Plans Kick Off Mobile Price Wars

September 17, 2016
Reliance Jio 4G Plans Kick Off Mobile Price Wars

Outside a tiny Reliance store in a trendy Mumbai neighbourhood, residents queued for hours this week for a new SIM card promising free data – and a dramatic reshaping of the Indian mobile landscape.

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Wedge Networks Named a 2016 Cool Vendor In Communications Service Provider Security Solutions By Gartner

May 30, 2016
Wedge Networks Named a 2016 Cool Vendor In Communications Service Provider Security Solutions By Gartner

Leading Analyst Firm Recognizes Innovative, Intriguing and Impactful Companies in the Communication Service Provider Security Market.

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Call Drop: Ministry Finds Answer in Telecom Commission Book

May 4, 2016
Call Drop: Ministry Finds Answer in Telecom Commission Book

Hoping to reduce call drop menace substantially, the Telecom Ministry is likely to accept the suggestions of the Telecom Commission (TC) in total, especially the one to make winning bidders of spectrum auction pay upfront 50 per cent of final bid amount for higher bands of spectrum, a senior official in the Telecom Ministry told […]

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‘Digital India’ lags behind in world internet race

September 27, 2015
‘Digital India’ lags behind in world internet race

India appears to be falling behind in the global race for mobile internet and broadband penetration, the latest UN figures show.India’s ranking on broadband penetration dropped to 131 in 2014 – lower by six places since the last year – according to a Unesco report covering 189 countries and titled “The State of Broadband 2015”.

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Bharti Airtel Launches Pan-India 4G Services

August 9, 2015
Bharti Airtel Launches Pan-India 4G Services

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom operator by subscribers, on Thursday announced the commercial launch of its high speed 4G services (also called LTE) in 296 towns across India. Airtel customers can enjoy 4G at 3G data prices, with packs starting at Rs 25, the telecom operator said in a statement.

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India’s wireline subscriber base slips to 26.15 million

August 9, 2015
India’s wireline subscriber base slips to 26.15 million

Landline telephone connections in the country have fallen by over 15 per cent in the last two- and-a-half years to 26.15 million at the end of June this year, Parliament was informed. The number of landline phone connections declined to 26.15 million at the end of June, 2015 from 30.79 million as on December 31, […]

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China’s Huawei gets security clearance to manufacture telecom equipments in India

July 19, 2015
China’s Huawei gets security clearance to manufacture telecom equipments in India

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co has won security clearance to manufacture telecoms equipment in India, paving the way for it to become the first major Chinese brand to supply locally made products for one of the world`s biggest markets for mobile phones.

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Net Neutrality panel report will be made public soon

June 8, 2015
Net Neutrality panel report will be made public soon

The telecom department panel that was set up to look into the Net neutrality issue has submitted its report to Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and the report will be made public in a few days. “Yes, they (the panel) have submitted the report to me. In few days time, the report will be put […]

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