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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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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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