Telecom industry in India saw many developments last week, most importantly, the Q1 earning results of some leading telecom operators, Jio Phone impact, CAG report BSNL and many more. here we bring you the important developments of the last week.
Reliance Jio Phone Impact And What Incumbent Telcos Should Do
Last week RIL launched its 4G feature phone named Jio Phone. It is expected to disrupt how over 50 crore 2G phone users of India use a smartphone in future and their entry into the world of data services. We wrote an analysis on what incumbent telcos like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea need to do to face the onslaught of Jio. Read Mere..
Idea Cellular Q1 Results : 3rd Straight Quarterly Loss
Things are getting worse day by day for Indian incumbent telcos as they continue to see losses quarter over quarter. Look at Idea Cellular. The company reported a quarterly loss of Rs 815 crore for the June quarter, a 475% loss from the same period a year ago. In the June quarter of previous year, Idea Cellular had reported a profit of Rs 217 crore. Read More..
Bharti Airtel Q1 Results : Behemoth Posts 75% Dip In Net Profit
The industry continues to see a gory picture and telecom companies in India continue to bleed quarter over quarter, the only difference is, they are bleeding more with the time. This became evident once again today as country’s largest telecom operator, Bharti Airtel, announced its first quarter results. The company’s net profit, on a consolidated basis, plunged 75% in Q1 of 2017 compared to the same period a year ago. Read More..
CAG Said BSNL Gave Undue Favor To Vendors
National auditor CAG came down heavily on state run operator BSNL for its poor performance and malpractices and said it had given undue favour to some vendors. The company has been doing losses for around a decade now and at present sitting on a debt of over a billion dollars. Read More..
Thales Report Says India Ranks Highest In Cloud Adoption
It has become a trend in India that as soon as it adopts a new technology, it leads the way putting all other early adopters far away. Cloud adoption, too, is no exception. A recent study revealed that Indian organisations top the chart in putting their data in cloud, public or private. Read More..
Telecom Minister Urges Telcos To Expand Network
Telecom minister Manoj Sinha had said that in order to offer future technologies like 4G, 5G and Internet of things or IoT, the telecom operators of the country need to expand their network They, he added, should also expand their coverage in the country to more locations. Read More..
NTT Com To Invest $160 Mn In India To Set Up Data Centers
Japanese conglomerate NTT Communications or NTT Com Friday said it will invest $160 million in India to set up two new data centers. These data centers, to be set up in Mumbai and Bangalore, will be done through Netmagic, a subsidiary of NTT Communications. Read More..
Gionee A1 Plus Review
Chinese smartphone maker Gionee has announced the successor to its selfie-focused handset Gionee A1 with Gionee A1 Plus. Gionee A1 Plus gets upgrades in camera, display and battery department. The phablet sports a massive 6-inch Full HD screen, a 20MP selfie camera, a dual-lens rear camera setup and a big 4,550 mAh battery unit. Read More..