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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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Expectations 2013:The Indian Handset Industry

January 12, 2013

Alas, neither the world came to an end on December 21, 2012, nor did the complications and troubles of the Indian telecom industry with it. So Light Reading India continues to explore the depths and challenges of the industry. This time, we talked to handset manufacturers and experts to see what’s in store for the […]

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Indian tablet market expected to double in 2013; Samsung leads the pack

January 12, 2013

The year 2012 was an interesting year for the tablet market. There were plenty of new Indian players that entered this market such as Micromax, Karbonn and Lava. According to India Quarterly Media Tablets Market Review for 3Q 2012, the India tablet market recorded sales to the tunes of 1.1 million units in 3Q (July-September) […]

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Cybercrime to go mobile, social in India in 2013

January 12, 2013

With over 137 million Internet users in India, 7 out of 10 users access Internet through mobile. Additionally, India grew its social media user base from 38 million in 2011 to 60 million in 2012, making both mobile and social media platforms a preferred site for cybercrime attacks, Nasdaq-listed Symantec Corporation’s Norton Cybercrime Report 2012.

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The rise of Indian telecom tower companies

January 12, 2013

The skylines of India’s cities—or even its towns and villages—have changed dramatically over the past 10 years, but one of the most striking differences has been the appearance of telecom towers: 30-70 meter-high structures that mostly crown the tops of the tallest buildings.

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Expanding teledensity and broadband services major challenges: PM

January 12, 2013

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today flagged off three major challenges for the industry and the Government to take the Telecom revolution to the next level: deepening penetration of basic telecom services, providing affordable and accessible broadband services, and strengthening domestic manufacturing capabilities across the entire value chain in telecom and electronics.

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Telecom companies go slow on rural expansion

January 12, 2013

Telecom firms in India are spending more on adding capacity in the existing markets and not expanding to new rural areas although the countryside offers a huge potential for growth.

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