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Telephone subscriber base in India declines: TRAI

January 12, 2013

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released the latest numbers as part of its Highlights on Telecom Subscription Data as on November 30, 2012. As per the newest figures, the number of telephone subscribers in India decreased to 921.47 million at the end of November, 2012 from 935.18 million at the end of […]

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Telcos lose 13 million users in November: Trai

January 12, 2013

The country’s telecom subscriber base fell by over 13 million to 921.47 million at the end of November 2012 due to “large-scale disconnection by operators”. The user base stood at 935.18 million at the end of October 2012. All the operators lost users in November 2012, barring Reliance Communications, Loop and HFCL, which added a […]

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Trai: Telcos like Airtel, Tata Tele lose over 13 million customers in November

January 12, 2013

The country’s telecom subscriber base fell by over 13 million to 921.47 million at the end of November 2012 due to “large-scale disconnection by operators.” The user base stood at 935.18 million at the end of October 2012. All the operators lost users in November 2012, barring Reliance Communications, Loop and HFCL, which added a […]

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India Lowers Forecast for Wireless-Company Levy, Official Says

January 12, 2013

India lowered the amount it expects to collect from a levy on mobile-phone operators by as much as 110 billion rupees ($2 billion), a government official said after prices in the next spectrum auction were reduced.

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Internet Could Contribute $100 Billion to India’s GDP by 2015

January 12, 2013

The Internet’s potential contribution to India’s gross domestic product by 2015 may leap to $100 billion by 2015, from about $30 billion in 2011, according to a new a study by McKinsey & Co.

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India’s internet user base way below target

January 12, 2013

There were 22.86 million internet subscribers in India at the end of March 2012 – way below the target that was set for 2010 – on account of multiple factors that have prevented its spread, Parliament was informed.

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Internet marks a milestone

January 12, 2013

The story of the Internet began in an iconic year; the year when man took that “one giant leap for mankind”, musicians set the stage on fire at Woodstock, two hackers spent a summer developing the path-breaking UNIX operating system, and two engineers at a military research facility stumbled upon a way to make computers […]

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Telecom companies may hike mobile phone tariffs to cover up roaming loss

January 12, 2013

The government is working on a proposal to cut license fees of telecom companies by at least two to three per cent to compensate them for loss in revenue that would occur when they switch to a free roaming regime in coming months. According to industry estimates, free roaming could reduce the revenue margins of […]

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Why Indian Telecom Operators Are Increasing 2G Data Tariffs

January 12, 2013

Telecom operators such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have hiked up 2G data tariffs by almost 30 percent to cover costs and improve margins, reports PTI (via Firstpost, reported first by TelecomTalk), reporting that other operators might follow the suit as well. However, no communication has been sent to customers by Bharti Airtel.

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