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Telcos prep up to face Nilofar threat in Gujarat

10/30/2014 - Industry and government to work together

Vodafone adds 1.03 million users in September 2014

10/30/2014 - Bharti Airtel leads the rural mobile subscriber base with 97.45 million

Uninor adds 1.8 million new subscriptions during Q3 ending Sep 2014

10/29/2014 - ARPU for the company has also gone up by 4.4 per cent year-on-year to Rs 104 in the quarter

UK’s New Call Telecom acquires Nimbuzz for $175 million

10/29/2014 - Nimbuzz has 100 million users globally

Tata Communications and PCCW Global join forces to expand global network capabilities for video and data

10/29/2014 - First collaboration in APAC to interconnect IPX and MPLS networks via NNI

DoT allots 1800 MHz spectrum to Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, Reliance Jio Infocomm and Uninor

10/28/2014 - The service providers had won the spectrum in the February auctions

Ericsson signs five-year deal with Telenor

10/28/2014 - Agreement covers hardware and professional services for 2G, 3G and 4G networks

Telcos may raise mobile tariffs to pay for spectrum costs

10/27/2014 - Mobile tariffs are likely to go up as telecom operators will pass their spectrum burden to their customers

Xiaomi to setup local servers in India; clarifies on security issues

10/27/2014 - It plans to launch a local data center in India to serve the needs of Indian users and ensure data security

FIPB approves Verizon Communications India’s proposal; rejects SSTL's proposal

10/27/2014 - The Finance Ministry cleared 20 FDI proposals of total inflow of Rs 988.3 crore

GSMA supports TRAI recommendations to keep sufficient spectrum available for India’s forthcoming auction

10/22/2014 - GSMA urges to make sufficient spectrum-800MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz and 2100MHz available before auction

ZTE sets world record in single carrier 400G ultra-long transmission

10/21/2014 - The result of these experiments was released at ECOC, an European optical communications event, in September this year

Lava attempts Guinness World Records for ‘Longest Self Photographs (Selfies) Relay Chain’ at IIT Delhi

10/20/2014 - More than 800 selfies were clicked at the IIT Delhi campus

Telenor Group completes acquisition of Telewings in India

10/20/2014 - With the acquisition, Telenor now has the full ownership of Uninor

Line marks 30 million users in India

10/17/2014 - In a short span of time since entering the Indian market, the company has surpassed another milestone of 30 million users

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Tata sky Ultra HD TV Set Box: Its a great news to hear tatasky will lunched 4k set top box in india. I think tatasky and Videocon d2h is the top satellite tv service providers which is working on it. I love tatasky karaoke serives on tata sky HD+. I bought tatasky new hd connection from letscompare.in and enjoying its services.

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Broadcom Codecs To Power Tata Sky’s Ultra HD STBs
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ECI Has Great Potential : ECI has great potential in capitalizing the opportunities with its state of Art and innovative technology. I believe they can definitely grow over the time and be the market leader in this territory

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ECI Preps For Mobile Data-Led Opportunities
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WHAT ABOUT TECHNICIANS IN CABLE TV LCO: WHAT ABOUT TECHNICIANS IS WORKING IN LOCAL CABLE OPERATORS LINE? WHERE WE GO? WE R WORKING IN CABLE TV SINCE 20YEARS ABOVE ..... WILL GOVT WILL SOLVED OUR PROBLEMS? OPERATORS WAS TELLING ,,,,, WE CANT DO ANY THING FOR TECHNICIANS FUTURE . ... SO PLEASE DO FOR TECHNICIANS FUTURE WE ALSO HAVE A RIGHTS TO TALK WITH HIGH AUTHORITIES

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Govt Says Cable TV Digitization Schedules On Track
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WHAT ABOUT TECHNICIANS IN CABLE TV LCO: WHAT ABOUT TECHNICIANS IS WORKING IN LOCAL CABLE OPERATORS LINE? WHERE WE GO? WE R WORKING IN CABLE TV SINCE 20YEARS ABOVE ..... WILL GOVT WILL SOLVED OUR PROBLEMS? OPERATORS WAS TELLING ,,,,, WE CANT DO ANY THING FOR TECHNICIANS FUTURE . ... SO PLEASE DO FOR TECHNICIANS FUTURE WE ALSO HAVE A RIGHTS TO TALK WITH HIGH AUTHORITIES

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Govt Says Cable TV Digitization Schedules On Track
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Re: I think they have been focusing on the global market for some years now mainly because of profit margins

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Rebounding Tejas Gets A Malaysian Lever
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wrong flavours: Tejas seem to have a tendency to catch the wrong waves of the industry, so far... First PBB/PBT, followed by mpls-tp now ? If the company had focussed on a ip/mpls, they would have got a bigger Indian pie by now?

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Rebounding Tejas Gets A Malaysian Lever
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Congrates TATA COMM: Congrates TATA COMM for this continuous achievement and progress made. Hope to continue this trend in future also.

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Tata Comm Bags 4 Frost & Sullivan India ICT Awards
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too many cooks??: one head might be better than 3--too many cooks spoil the broth??

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Malkani Gets Sales Cherry But Not Full Cisco India Cake
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Alternatively ...: ... they could be trying to fill that leadership position ? 1 head is better than 3 heads anyways ...

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Malkani Gets Sales Cherry But Not Full Cisco India Cake

People Watching

RCom Mulls To Cut Workforce Flab

07/07/2014 - Reliance Communications would be signing deals to outsource its BPO and shared service operations and employees could move on to those third-party vendors

Fortinet Director Joins Tata Communications
Jatinder Singh

01/29/2014 - Vishak Raman the erstwhile director of Fortinet has joined Tata Communications as Assistant Vice President, Data Centre Security

Special Features

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5 Reasons Why The RJio Threat Is Overstated

06/30/2014 - A mega-scale launch alone is no threat to incumbents like Airtel and Vodafone who have matching or even bigger footprints

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Indian Telcos Roll Out FIFA World Cup Offerings

06/20/2014 - Keeping up with the football fever, many service providers have plunged into the game by offering special services for football fans

Columns / Opinion

Your VIP subscriber maybe losing you revenue

10/29/2014 - Many people are under the assumption that “Analytics” is the silver bullet to derive insights from data but among all the bells and whistles people forget to see through the real problem

How analytics can solve telecom network congestion issues
Srinivas Bhogle and Amit Goenka

09/16/2014 - A look at key reasons that are causing the problem of traffic congestion in telecommunication networks and how to address these issues

Interviews

Ashish Gupta, BlackBerry sheds light on strategy behind Movirtu acquisition

10/17/2014 - BlackBerry recently acquired Movirtu to improve the adoption of BYOD and COPE. Ashish Gupta- Director, Channel Accounts, BlackBerry shares insights into the company’s strategy behind the acquisition and how its fits into BlackBerry’s existing BYOD/COPE strategy

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“We intend to strengthen relationship with Indian government to bolster our growth”: William Wong, CEO, UTStarcom

10/08/2014 - In an exclusive interview with Light Reading India, William Wong, CEO, UTStarcom, highlights the company’s key focus areas for the Indian telecom market and alignment of its growth strategies with the vision of new government.

Analyst View

Academia Wants Funds Unlocked To Push Indigenous Gears

05/15/2014 - Faculties of premier institutes like IIT, IIM and IISC have appealed to DoT to operationalize Telecom Research and Development Fund and Telecom Entrepreneurship Fund

BlackBerry’s New Double Road!

09/30/2013 - Transformation,at the beleaguered yet iconic maker of smartphones,is a strategic need while unlocking the value of its assets is a tactical one

BharatBlog

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How CDMA Is An Ace Up RCom’s Sleeve
Gagandeep Sodhi

20 May 2014 - By strengthening and boosting the CDMA, RCom gets to raise the valuation while also safeguarding its 800 MHz spectrum

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India’s Telecom More Grounded As It Rises Again
Jatinder Singh

13 May 2014 - Telcos have well realized the fact that in a data-centric era telecom can no longer be a game of subscriber acquisition

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