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What is all the noise about Reliance Jio?

Friday, September 9, 2016 | More »

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL)’s latest offering Jio has created a stir in the market given its promise of free voice calls and superfast 4G speed at the lowest tariffs in the industry. While a lot has been said about the service and the plans it offers, there is still a lot of confusion about its ...

Telecoms’ Texting Nemesis WhatsApp Says It Poses No Threat

US-based software startup WhatsApp, the fast-growing mobile messaging service, denies it’s a threat to telephone carriers and the cash they earn from SMS messages. Instead, its co-founder, Brian Acton, said in a rare interview that WhatsApp was helping carriers move their customers to data pac...

4 April, 2012 | More »


Drop In Texting Heralds Industry Shift

A steep drop in festive Christmas and New Year text messaging this year was the latest sign of the decline in such traditional business for telecoms operators in many European countries. Analysts have warned that the risk of falling revenue to certain European groups from this longer-term drop in te...

16 January, 2012 | More »

Telecom Commission Okays M&A Rules

The Telecom Commission has not ruled out levying a one-time fee on operators holding spectrum beyond 6.2 mega hertz and favours an auction-based pricing for future spectrum allocations, the telecoms secretary said on Monday. R. Chandrashekhar, the top bureaucrat in the telecoms ministry, also said t...

27 December, 2011 | More »

Telstra India JV Gets Internet, Long-distance Telecoms Licences

Top Australian phone company Telstra Corp’s Indian joint venture has received three new licences in India for Internet and national and international long-distance telecoms services, the company said on Tuesday. Telstra will start offering services in seven Indian cities in the next six months...

1 November, 2011 | More »

New Telecoms Rules To Be Unveiled On Monday

India will unveil a much-awaited new telecoms policy on Monday, which is expected to include revised rules on grant and pricing of second-generation radio airwaves, in a bid to make the sector more transparent after it was hit by a massive scandal. The policy is also expected relax norms for mergers...

7 October, 2011 | More »

Nokia Siemens Networks Promotes Sandeep Girotra To Head, India Biz

Telecom infrastructure provider Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has appointed Sandeep Girotra to lead its Indian business unit. Girotra will be based in Gurgaon and will take over the new role from October 1, 2011. He will report to Ashish Chowdhary, a member of the company’s executive board and ...

6 September, 2011 | More »

IIT Bombay Develops ‘Mobile Social Networking Platform’

Engineering institute IIT Bombay in association with telecom firm Tata Teleservices has developed a new mobile social networking platform(MSNP) that will help service providers to develop personalised applications and send messages to users in the network based on their preferences such as demograph...

1 September, 2011 | More »

Nokia, Siemens Fail To Secure Investors: WSJ

Nokia Corp and Siemens AG failed to secure a deal for investors for a controlling stake in their unprofitable joint venture, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The companies, which could not be immediately reached for comment, are now weighing investing more money in the venture, which is c...

27 June, 2011 | More »

Government Fails To Spend Over Rs 20,000 Crore For Rural Telecom Roll Out

This is a curious case of inefficiency. The government had introduced a 5% levy on telecom operators for the Universal Service Obligation Fund (read: funds for rural telecom rollout), but the government has failed in spending this money. The government auditor CAG has pulled up the Department of Tel...

19 March, 2011 | More »

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