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DoT approves merger of Bharti Airtel and Telenor India

May 18, 2018
DoT approves merger of Bharti Airtel and Telenor India

The Department of Telecom (DoT) today approved the merger of Telenor India with Bharti Airtel, according to an official source. “The DoT has approved merger of Telenor India with Bharti Airtel this morning,” the official source told PTI. The Supreme Court last week rej ected DoT’s petition for security deposit of around Rs 1,700 crore […]

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ITU Celebrates World Telecommunication Day

May 18, 2018
ITU Celebrates World Telecommunication Day

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is an official United Nations day of observance. It is held annually on 17 May to promote the potential of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve societies and economies worldwide. The day also marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International […]

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India’s telecom industry: Survival of the fittest

March 5, 2018
India’s telecom industry: Survival of the fittest

With Aircel filing for bankruptcy on Wednesday, the last of the small telecom companies is out of the way. It leaves the behemoths—Bharti Airtel, Vodafone-Idea and Reliance Jio—to slug it out. Late last year, telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan said 2017 had been a year of consolidation for the sector, while 2018 would be a year […]

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We Must Secure the Internet of Things Before Someone Gets Hurt

March 5, 2018
We Must Secure the Internet of Things Before Someone Gets Hurt

Dick Cheney, the former vice president of the United States, famously disabled wireless access to his heart pacemaker because he was afraid that terrorists could induce a heart attack. In the 2007 movie “Live Free or Die Hard,” criminals blocked traffic and caused accidents by turning all of Washington, D.C.’s traffic signals to green. Those […]

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India to get $1 trillion digital economy?

January 8, 2018
India to get $1 trillion digital economy?

Mobile data usage witnessed unprecedented growth in 2017. Indian consumers have consumed more data than ever, putting the country amongst the leading data-consuming nations across the globe, surpassing many developed economies. The surge in data usage is being driven by falling data prices (4G data tariffs declining from Rs 250 per GB to less than […]

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Will the telecom wars abate in 2018?

January 8, 2018
Will the telecom wars abate in 2018?

Since September 2016, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd has been laying the markers for the telecom sector. In 2016, it disrupted the sector by launching its telecom operations and offering free trial services on scale. In 2017, it started reorienting to commercial market dynamics while clinging to remnants of freebies and price offers. In 2018 too, […]

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Indian Telecom Industry in 2018

January 8, 2018
Indian Telecom Industry in 2018

Mobile data consumption in India surpassed the combined usage of the US and China in 2017, a year that saw the landscape of the telecom sector being altered with bitter competition and setting-in of the much awaited consolidation phase. According to PTI report, with latent demand for data fuelling the digital economy, 2018 could be […]

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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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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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