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In telecom, it’s the desi firms that ring louder

April 8, 2017
In telecom, it’s the desi firms that ring louder

The Indian telecom turf favours only domestic companies. The complete or partial exit of global telecom giants, including AT&T, Orange, Telenor, France Telecom, Maxis and now Vodafone, shows that the Indian pitch does not favour foreign batsmen.

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Vodafone, Idea Agree on Merger to Create Indian Wireless Leader

April 8, 2017
Vodafone, Idea Agree on Merger to Create Indian Wireless Leader

Vodafone Group Plc agreed to merge its unit in India with Idea Cellular Ltd., joining forces with a local partner to confront a raging price war in the world’s second-largest mobile-phone market.

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Telecom Battle for India

April 8, 2017
Telecom Battle for India

Reliance Jio’s entry has led to a series of mergers & acquisitions in the Indian telecom industry. Voice tariffs are close to zero while data is getting cheaper by the day. A close look at what the 4G battle could mean for telecom subscribers.

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Jio hints free offer will continue in Indian mobile war

January 22, 2017

Reliance Industries has raised the stakes in the multibillion-dollar battle for India’s mobile market, hinting that it will not halt a controversial free service until it believes it is no longer being unfairly targeted by rivals.

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Telecom companies oppose Trai plan to set up ombudsman to resolve consumer disputes

September 17, 2016
Telecom companies oppose Trai plan to set up ombudsman to resolve consumer disputes

Mobile phone operators have opposed the telecom regulator’s proposal of setting up of an ombudsman to resolve consumer disputes, saying that the mechanism that already exists to address complaints is adequate.

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4G to account for 17% of India’s total user base by 2020, 4G revenues to reach Rs 80K cr

September 17, 2016
4G to account for 17% of India’s total user base by 2020, 4G revenues to reach Rs 80K cr

Indian telecom industry’s Long Term Evolution (LTE) or 4G revenues will reach around Rs 80,000 crore in the next few years, significantly transforming the revenue mix of service providers, according to an ASSOCHAM-KPMG report.

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From SDN/NFV to Fibre Cut Protection, the Hottest Trends for Global Telco Providers

May 30, 2016
From SDN/NFV to Fibre Cut Protection, the Hottest Trends for Global Telco Providers

Jeremiah Caron, Senior Vice President – Analysis, Current Analysis asked: What are the challenges for telcos? We worry about them! But they are making money – he gave plenty of example of very profitable telcos – but what challenges do they face?

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Call Drop: Ministry Finds Answer in Telecom Commission Book

May 4, 2016
Call Drop: Ministry Finds Answer in Telecom Commission Book

Hoping to reduce call drop menace substantially, the Telecom Ministry is likely to accept the suggestions of the Telecom Commission (TC) in total, especially the one to make winning bidders of spectrum auction pay upfront 50 per cent of final bid amount for higher bands of spectrum, a senior official in the Telecom Ministry told […]

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Bharti Airtel Launches Pan-India 4G Services

August 9, 2015
Bharti Airtel Launches Pan-India 4G Services

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom operator by subscribers, on Thursday announced the commercial launch of its high speed 4G services (also called LTE) in 296 towns across India. Airtel customers can enjoy 4G at 3G data prices, with packs starting at Rs 25, the telecom operator said in a statement.

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