Service Providers

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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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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