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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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Telephone connections cross one billion mark in India

July 19, 2015
Telephone connections cross one billion mark in India

The total number of telephone connections in India crossed one billion mark in May, data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said here on Saturday.

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Govt net neutrality report backs WhatsApp, Viber, Skype

July 19, 2015
Govt net neutrality report backs WhatsApp, Viber, Skype

The news is both good and bad for users of free online messaging services like WhatsApp, Viber, Hike, and Skype, and worrisome for social media giant Facebook.

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Net neutrality: Regulate VoIP calls, suggests DoT panel

July 19, 2015
Net neutrality: Regulate VoIP calls, suggests DoT panel

An internal panel of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has recommended domestic VoIP (voice over internet protocol) calls offered by WhatsApp, Skype and Viber be regulated, in line with voice calls offered by telecom operators.

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4G is going to do what voice did to the Indian telecom industry

May 24, 2015
4G is going to do what voice did to the Indian telecom industry

Aircel, the fifth largest telecom operator in India, said that 4G will be the major trigger for innovation in India. In an interaction with ET’s Danish Khan, Sameer Dave, Chief Technology Officer of Aircel talks about the Indian 4G market and the company’s 3G and 4G offerings. He also highlighted the need for collaboration between […]

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