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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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Telecom subscriber base crosses 1.1 billion mark in India

January 22, 2017
Telecom subscriber base crosses 1.1 billion mark in India

The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,074.24 million at the end of September 2016 to 1,102.94 million at the end of October 2016, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 2.67%, according to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

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India’s Telecom Subscriber Base Touches 1.074 Billion

January 22, 2017
India’s Telecom Subscriber Base Touches 1.074 Billion

Telephone subscriber in India crossed 1.074 billion at the end of September from 1.059 billion in the previous sequential quarter, registering a growth of 1.36 percent. “The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,059.86 million at the end of June 16 to 1,074.24 million at the end of September 16, registering a growth […]

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Ensuring the Force is strong: Testing WiFi IoT devices

September 26, 2016
Ensuring the Force is strong:  Testing WiFi IoT devices

Areg Alimian, senior director, solutions marketing at Ixia explores the principles that should always underpin WiFi performance and resilience testing for complex IoT environments. “The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.” This quote from Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original 1977 Star Wars […]

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DDoS Attacks Are Coming Back to School

September 26, 2016
DDoS Attacks Are Coming Back to School

It is that time of year, where kids of all ages are heading back to school, with fresh, unwrapped school supplies in their backpacks with their smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Teacher and school administrators are busy preparing for their new incoming class of students, entering in student data, setting up distribution lists, updating their syllabuses, […]

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