Indian Mobile Subscriber Base Dips Down By Another 26 Million

The Indian telecom scenario seems to have aggressively stuck to cleaning the stagnancy caused due to the non-active mobile subscriber. In fact the disconnections clocked a new record with almost 26 Million (25.97) in the month of December as per TRAI’s records.“Total wireless subscriber base decreased from 890.60 million in November 2012 to 864.72 million at the end of December 2012. This decline...
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A Look At Idea Cellular’s New Android Smartphone, Ivory

Idea Cellular launched their latest flagship Android smartphone 2 days back in Hyderabad. Christened as the Ivory, the ICS phone sports a 3.5 inch capacitive multi-touch screen, a 1 Ghz Broadcom processor, dual sim capability, a 1300 mAH battery,  a 3.2 MP camera and expandable memory upto 3GB. The phone has been priced at Rs. 7390 which posits it as a strong competitor among other budget Android...
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Indian Telcos Are Getting Ready For Blackberry 10

Blackberry 10, the one OS that has the potential to save a once great company will be released on January 30th. It is the day when RIM will announce new and updated devices and the OS which will definitely sport some massive improvements over RIM’s previous iterations. The OS has been delayed quite a bit and RIM runs the risk of being dangerously late to the party. However, we are all waiting for...
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Telecom Companies Lose 9 Million Customers In The Month Of November: COAI

After being in the news for its growth numbers, the telecom sector seems to have entered the deceleration phase & has been losing  subscribers for some time now. Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular who collectively own 2/3rd of the total subscriber base of India, have collectively lost more than 6.7 million customers in the month of November itself. In all, as per Cellular Operators Association...
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Nokia Ties Up With Idea Cellular To Enable Operator Billing For Its App And Music Stores

Nokia India has announced a partnership with mobile network operator, Idea Cellular in a bid to drive up the adoption of mobile Internet in the country. The partnership entails making premium Indian and Global content from Nokia Store and Nokia Music more accessible to those users who use Nokia phones and are on Idea Cellular. These users can use their pre-paid and post-paid accounts to buy content...
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Idea Loses Customers Despite Growth In Revenues

Idea cellular of the Aditya Birla group has recently registered a loss in its customer base in Gujarat according to Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) data. The telecom company was a result of a partnership between TATA, Aditya Birla Group and AT&T (popularly known as batata) first started operating in Gujarat and Maharashtra when TATA was handling and dominating the telecom sector...
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Mobile Subscriber Base In India Crosses 919 Million Users; Idea Gains Maximum Number Of New Users

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) released data on Wednesday showing that the number of mobile phone subscribers in India has significantly grew by 2.83% to reach 919.17 million by the end of March 2012. With market leaders Bharati Airtel maintaining their leadership position with a user base of 184.55 million. However, Airtel’s perch at the top of the telecom market seems to be a...
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Telecom Market Shows Signs Of Maturity; Revenue Matters Instead Of Numbers

After blazing past several milestones of subscriber addition, the Indian telecom market is showing signs of stabilization. Telecom companies in India are beginning to witness the shrinking of the once wide-open market. If the latest statistics from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) are any indicators, the market will now shift focus from merely adding users to gaining more out of them in...

Constant Policy Amendments Hurting Telecom Sector Badly Says Idea Cellular

Kumar Mangalam Birla, Head of Aditya Birla Group has come out openly against the constant policy amendments plaguing the Indian Telecom Sector. Aditya Birla Group which owns & operates Idea Cellular is presently the 8th largest telecom operator in the world with 113 Million subscribers worldwide. This year the Supreme Court of India had chosen to simply wipe the slate clean of the tainted telecom...
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High Speed Mobile Broadband Is the Key For Higher Revenue Generation Feels Idea Cellular

Mobile Broadband will be the key driver of higher income for mobile companies feels Himanshu Kapania, MD, Idea Cellular Ltd.At present, revenue from mobile broadband sways between US$ 400 – 600 Million (Rs. 22,056 – Rs. 33,084 Million). If customer prioritization is carefully managed a 20 fold growth to US$ 10 Billion can be a reality in mere five years feels the MD. Though India’s mobile population...
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