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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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Artificial Intelligence: Out of the futurists’ lab!

September 26, 2016
Artificial Intelligence: Out of the futurists’ lab!

Kathryn Hume, President, Fast Forward Labs, talked about the future of artificial intelligence, the ways in which it’s impacting enterprise operations like security. Let’s talk about the future of artificial intelligence, the ways in which it’s impacting enterprise operations like security say we’ve seen IBM Jeopardy – IBM put out the Watson – the Watson […]

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Does India Need a Telecom Ombudsman? Trai Wants Your Opinion

July 31, 2016
Does India Need a Telecom Ombudsman? Trai Wants Your Opinion

Telecom regulator Trai on Thursday sought public opinion on setting up of an ombudsman in the sector, for speedy resolution of rising subscriber complaints over issues such as wrong billing and poor service quality.

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Connectivity and business model innovation in a rapidly changing world

May 30, 2016
Connectivity and business model innovation in a rapidly changing world

In a Keynote Presentation by Dr. Christian Busch, Associate Director, Innovation and Co-Creation Lab, London School of Economics, he started by talking about global trends and challenges, with the key issues being cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), connectedness, the networked economy, new markets, and new demographics.

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India to cross 500 million Internet users this year

May 20, 2016
India to cross 500 million Internet users this year

The number of Internet users in the country is likely to reach 500 million this year, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. “India has grown to around 400 million Internet users. If we take Trai numbers then it is somewhere close to 332 million. As per service providers, they were telling me that up to […]

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Indian telecom behind China by 10 years, says Tim Cook

May 4, 2016
Indian telecom behind China by 10 years, says Tim Cook

India presents a “really great opportunity” for Apple, but slow networks and the informal retail structure there is preventing the them from realising its full potential according to CEO Tim Cook. As the company’s revenues plunged for the first time in 13 years, Cook said, India is the third-largest smartphone market in the world, it […]

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Won’t give free spectrum to telecom operators: Ravi Shankar Prasad

February 17, 2016
Won’t give free spectrum to telecom operators: Ravi Shankar Prasad

No spectrum will be given for free, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, even as operators demand a cut in the proposed auction price for airwaves. Speaking to ET, he also highlighted how the public sector is combining infrastructure and leveraging the expertise of BSNL and the postal department for a competitive battle with private […]

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With IZO, Tata Communications Lights Up the Third Network

September 27, 2015
With IZO, Tata Communications Lights Up the Third Network

The future is here, says Bob Metcalfe, industry luminary best known for inventing Ethernet. Metcalfe is a huge proponent for the MEF Third Network vision, which combines the agility and ubiquity of the Internet with the performance and security assurances of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0). Tata Communications, a leading global telecommunications company has introduced […]

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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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