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Understanding the Mobile Habits of Millennials with Better Data

October 4, 2017
Understanding the Mobile Habits of Millennials with Better Data

From the first phone call placed in 1876 through the end of the 20th Century, service provider networks were built to support a limited number of services (mainly telephony and TV). Today, all bets are off. YouTube serves up 1 billion hours of video a day worldwide. By 2021, the number of devices connected to […]

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India adds 6 mln cellphone users in June

August 29, 2017
India adds 6 mln cellphone users in June

India’s mobile phone customer base in June rose 0.51 percent, or a net 6 million, to reach 1.19 billion, Reuters reported quoting TRAI. “The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,194.58 million at the end of March 2017 to 1,198.89 million at the end of April 2017, thereby showing a monthly growth rate […]

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Telecom users base crosses 119 cr in March

June 11, 2017
Telecom users base crosses 119 cr in March

Telecom customer base grew by about half a per cent to 119.45 crore in March led by Reliance Jio and continued growth in fixed line connections. “The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,188.55 million at the end of February 2017 to 1,194.58 million at the end of March 2017, thereby showing a […]

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Telecom Industry in India – Analysis

June 11, 2017
Telecom Industry in India – Analysis

An IBEF view on Indian telecom industry: India is currently the world’s second-largest telecommunications market and has registered strong growth in the past decade and half. The Indian mobile economy is growing rapidly and will contribute substantially to India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to report prepared by GSM Association (GSMA) in collaboration with the […]

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Telecom Woes Do Not Pose Systemic Risk to Indian Banks

June 11, 2017
Telecom Woes Do Not Pose Systemic Risk to Indian Banks

Indian banks’ exposure to troubled telecom companies is not large enough to pose a systemic threat, but defaults could add to problems at banks with weak balance sheets, says Fitch Ratings. The banking sector is already struggling with significant asset quality issues and is likely to require hefty capital injections from the government over the […]

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Telecom Industry to Consolidate amid Hypercompetition in FY18

June 11, 2017
Telecom Industry to Consolidate amid Hypercompetition in FY18

India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has revised its outlook on the telecommunications services sector for FY18 to negative from stable-to-negative. The negative outlook reflects Ind-Ra’s expectation of longer and deeper than expected deterioration in the credit profile of telcos following the extended free services by Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJio – ‘IND AAA’/Stable). A redistribution of […]

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The Indian Telecom Industry’s Debt Problem In Three Charts

June 11, 2017
The Indian Telecom Industry’s Debt Problem In Three Charts

India’s top seven telecommunications companies saw their total debt burden rise 20 percent in financial year 2016-17. From Rs 3,02,321 crore in the previous year to Rs 3,59,940 crore.

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Major gaps in security strategies, says report

June 11, 2017
Major gaps in security strategies, says report

Futuriom’s two-month study on integrated systems and security operations (SysSecOps) strategy, “Endpoint Security and SysSecOps: The Growing Trend to Build a More Secure Enterprise,” reveals that many IT and security operations managers have challenges in delivering a comprehensive information security approach, including inter-department coordination, endpoint security technology integration, and resources. The Futuriom survey of 149 […]

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Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report

April 8, 2017
Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report

On April 7, 2017, TRAI released the “Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report” for the Quarter ending December, 2016.

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