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Trai targets $100-bn investment in communications sector

January 8, 2018
Trai targets $100-bn investment in communications sector

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has issued a consultation paper seeking views of stakeholders on a New Telecom Policy, which is slated to be announced by March this year. The consultation paper circulated by Trai on Wednesday suggests the main objectives of the NTP-2018 is to give a boost to the country’s electronics […]

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The telecom wars will intensify in 2018

January 8, 2018
The telecom wars will intensify in 2018

The fag end of 2017 saw two big announcements in the telecom sector. The first was the 2G verdict by the CBI court, which acquitted all the accused and slammed the prosecution for not fighting the case properly or even presenting enough evidence. This has led to a number of players who had their 2G […]

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Airtel, SK Telecom tie up to work on 5G

September 17, 2017
Airtel, SK Telecom tie up to work on 5G

Bharti Airtel Ltd on Wednesday said it has formed a strategic partnership with SK Telecom to leverage the South Korean telecom operator’s expertise in improving network experience, machine learning, big data and to provide a better experience to customers. The capacity to identify, monitor and deliver improvements to the network experience on an individual device […]

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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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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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