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India’s New Telecom Policy may ensure Internet for all

September 17, 2017
India’s New Telecom Policy may ensure Internet for all

The New Telecom Policy, expected by March 2018, will focus on providing affordable internet access to 1.3 billion Indians and facilitate domestic manufacturing to curb dependence on imports. Telecom minister Manoj Sinha told ET the call drop situation has improved and competition will ensure quality services at affordable rates. “Internet to all will be the […]

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Telecom Secretary Says India Will Create 25 Million Jobs

September 17, 2017
Telecom Secretary Says India Will Create 25 Million Jobs

Allaying fears of telecom captains, including Reliance Communications Chairman Anil Ambani, IT and Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan today said in the next seven years, more than 25 million jobs could be created in digital infrastructure space. “If Internet of Things alone can create 10-15 million jobs, the digital infrastructure space will create more than 25 […]

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Telecom sector to create 3 million jobs by next year

August 29, 2017
Telecom sector to create 3 million jobs by next year

The telecom sector could generate 30 lakh jobs by 2018 on the back of rapid 4G technology deployments, rising data consumption, use of digital wallets and smartphone adoption, Money Control reported citing an ASSOCHAM-KPMG study. The optimistic job assessment comes at a time when telecom companies are battling financial stress and competition has led to […]

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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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