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India yet to tap potential of mobile banking, digital financial services: Report

July 6, 2014
India yet to tap potential of mobile banking, digital financial services: Report

India is yet to realise the potential of mobile banking and digital financial services even as only 47 per cent of the people have bank accounts, half of which lie dormant due to heavy reliance on cash transactions, says a report.

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DoT to showcase India as telecom gear manufacturing hub in Israel

May 17, 2014
DoT to showcase India as telecom gear manufacturing hub in Israel

A top level telecom department (DoT) team will participate in a global convention next month in Israel to showcase India as a world-class networks gear manufacturing hub amid mounting concerns in the US and Europe about India’s local sourcing and screening rules.

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Mapping India’s future telecom landscape

May 17, 2014
Mapping India’s future telecom landscape

India still has an eighty percent penetration rate of ‘dumb’ feature phones, mostly in rural areas. But with smartphone growth rates at a staggering 200 percent, India is quickly skipping the computer era and ramping onto the mobile one where the smartphone will soon be the cornerstone of everyday activity.

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Subscriber additions by telecom firms bounce back in August

October 9, 2013
Subscriber additions by telecom firms bounce back in August

Subscriber additions by India’s top mobile service providers bounced back in August after a slump in the previous month. Bharti Airtel Ltd, Vodafone India Ltd and Idea Cellular Ltd reported a cumulative increase of 1.5 million, compared with 0.17 million in July.

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Apple second-largest smartphone maker by revenue in India

February 18, 2013
Apple second-largest smartphone maker by revenue in India

Its cool quotient may be fraying at home, but Apple’s iPhone has become the second largest smartphone brand in terms of revenue and the fifth largest by volume in India, muscling its way up the league tables helped by an advertising blitzkrieg and some aggressive pricing.

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Why mobile ad industry will boom in 2013

January 12, 2013

An advertising boom could play out on every smartphone screen in 2013. Internet firms moaned for years that users spent lots of time surfing the Web on their desktops, but marketing dollars weren’t following from print and TV. Time and the growth of broadband have mostly closed the gap. The surge in smartphone and tablet […]

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Indian telecom: Hoping For A Better 2013

January 12, 2013

2012 was the year the Indian telecom market went into its shell and stayed under cover hoping the worse would blow over. The government on its part tightened all the screws in a bid to play the no-nonsense cop brining down a heavy stick on offenders as well as on the non-offenders across the sector.

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Telecom subscriber base to decline in 2012-13

January 12, 2013

Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) has said that telecom subscriber base will decline in 2012-13. The base has been declining since July 2012. This is because of the clean-up exercise initiated by mobile service providers.

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Telecom sector gross revenue up 0.8% in Sept quarter: TRAI

January 12, 2013

The telecom sector has recorded gross revenue at Rs 52,937.32 crore during the quarter ended September 2012, an increase of 0.80% over the previous quarter at Rs 52,512.10 crore, according to data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), today.

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