Airtel Continues To Reign The Indian Telecom Scene, Albeit Fall Of Profits

A recent survey by the journal ‘Voice and Data’ has concluded that Airtel still rules the roost in the Indian Telcommunication scenario. The survey was based upon the results obtained over the fiscal ending March. The telecom Major posted revenues of Rs. 38, 800 crore showing a growth of about 5% over the previous year. But the last quarter has not been a very happy story for Bharati. The...
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Reliance BigTV And Indiagames Tie Up For DTH Gaming, Is Zapak Dead Already?

Reliance BigTV, DTH arm of Reliance Communications have inked a strategic agreement with UTV’s Indiagames, to provide DTH gaming to their consumers. As a part of this agreement, Indiagames, in strategic partnership with their US-based Ally Oberon Media, will provide the popular games series currently available on PC, Web, and other gaming platforms to the DTH subscribers. Oberon Media is a world-leading...
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Some Telcos Favour Delinking While Some Oppose – To Link, Or Not To Link?

In true sense the turning point of Indian Telecom Industry was November 2003, when ‘Unified’ Access Service Licensing was introduced. Earlier, The BSOs (Basic Service Operators) or the guys who provide you services popularly known as landline, had a different licensing regime as compared to Wireless or Mobile Operators. In the early 2000s Government issued Licenses to BSOs for operating WLL(M)s...
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Gazing At The 3G Saga… Day In And Day Out!

Dynamics of the Indian Communication Industry have been on a drastic revolution spree since last few months. Be it Price wars, MNP or 3G. Already pegged as the next big thing in Indian telephony, 3G seems to be the only rescuer of this slowly sinking ship. Each player in the current times has so much at stake just to acquire one out of the 4 slots earmarked for each circle. 3G in India has seen lots...
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New Google Translate With Instant Results: Not That Great With Indian Languages

After informing you about the grand announcements made by Google last week, here comes another product from the Google factory, only this time its an improvement over its previous edition. Google recently launched a new look Google Translate with a few additional features. But again I guess Google has still not been able to decipher the Indian Grammatical Code and hence even the new improvised version...
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Ex-MySpace Hari Krishnan Bags Top Job At LinkedIn India Operations

The Mecca of Professionals on the Internet, Social Networking website, LinkedIn has finally setup their base in India. Ex-MySpace Hari V Krishnan has been appointed as the first country head for India.LinkedIn sees India as one of their biggest markets with 3.4 million of their total 52 million members coming from the country. Also the rate of new additions is about 10,000 per day, making India one...
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Go! SPeeDY With Chrome: Google On A Roll!

It seems Google‘s going too bullish this week with some grand announcements coming from the Google Factory. Earlier we informed you about the not-so-far-away launch of Google Chrome operating system, In addition to that Google also announced the rolling out of their very own Programming Language – Go, with its cute mascot called the Go-gopher.If that wasn’t enough, there was another...
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… And Thus Deflates The Great Indian Telecom Bubble!

Two years ago, in 2007, I remember, it were the happier times of the Indian Telecom Industry. Everyone wanted to be a part of this. This sector rose as the flag bearer of the rising Indian economy which had so much in it. IT for the first time in years started taking a back seat. The whole sector offered opportunities like never before, and every ship was hoping to rise once it came in contact with...
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Battle Of Telephonia II: It Isn’t Just The Operators

Yesterday, we told you about the grand battle which is taking place between the mobile operators, fondly called the Tariff War. On the other hand on a relatively smaller scale (as it appears) another battle is on, and this one is between the phone-makers. After all without handsets, the operators are totally useless. First of all lets check out some history. As many of you might be aware, Motorola...
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Battle Of Telephonia – ‘Per Second Paisa Bolta Hai!’

It was expected, but never ever did we thought that it would come about this fast. The whole thing was started by the TATAs as they have always done, flagging of new revolutionary ideas for the Indian Economy through the history, and then adopted by a new comer from foreign lands called MTS. They called it ‘Pay Per Second’. Yes you got it right, after all now its literally ‘Paisa’...
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