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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 to produce 500 million mobile phones by 2020

September 17, 2017
India to produce 500 million mobile phones by 2020

‘Made in India’ phones have seen significant growth, with the number of such devices poised to touch the 50 crore mark by 2019-20, an official said today. “In 2014, we produced 6 crore mobile phones. In 2016-17, we produced 17.5 crore mobile phones and we are well on path to producing 50 crore mobile phones […]

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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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India to Have 600 Million Broadband Connections by 2020

August 29, 2017
India to Have 600 Million Broadband Connections by 2020

Indian Communications Minister Manoj Sinha informed Parliament that the National Telecom Policy-2012 envisages 600 million broadband connections by the year 2020. He said that there were 422.19 million broadband subscribers and the Internet penetration (Internet subscriber per 100 populations) was 32.86 percent in the country as on March 31, 2017. The government has planned the […]

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India’s Broadband User Base Crosses 300 Mln

August 29, 2017
India’s Broadband User Base Crosses 300 Mln

The broadband subscriber base reached 300.84 in June 2017 showing a growth of 3.17% when compared to the May 2017 figure of 291.61 million. Of the 300 million total broadband users, 281.99 million are wireless broadband users where as wireline or fixed line user base is at 18.33 million. Also, there are a paltry number […]

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India, China home to 39% of world’s young Internet population

August 29, 2017
India, China home to 39% of world’s young Internet population

India and China are home to 39 per cent of the 830 million youngsters worldwide who use the Internet, Times Now reported quoting a UN study. According to data released by International Telecommunication Union (ITU), of the 830 million young people online worldwide, 320 million or 39 per cent reside in China and India. The […]

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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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India’s Internet economy to reach $250 billion by 2020

April 8, 2017
India’s Internet economy to reach $250 billion by 2020

India’s Internet economy is set to touch USD 250 billion, driven by strong addition in online users and explosive growth in data consumption, a BCG-TiE report said.

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