• 2020 IS NOT OVER YET!

    2020 IS NOT OVER YET!

    Two huge, unexpected developments have played havoc with the economies of the entire world, both connected with China. A new virus spread like wildfire, paralyzing countries for months, leaving the…Read More

  • An Uphill Struggle

    An Uphill Struggle

    With consolidation in the Indian telecom space, the towercos have seen their tenancy ratio drop below 2, albeit in the long-run there is opportunity for a much larger role for…Read More

  • Defending The Turf

    Defending The Turf

    As consumer telco products become more commoditized, and customers become more attached to their core services, challenging conditions of the past remain in place. The increased capital-expenditure competition of the…Read More

  • All Eyes On The Powers That Be

    All Eyes On The Powers That Be

    Once again, the fate of the entire industry: the telecom service providers, the equipment manufacturers, the OEMs, and the allied verticals depends on the stance of the government. Will it…Read More

  • The Age of the Empowered Customer

    The Age of the Empowered Customer

    Customers want services that are simple to explore, use, and pay for. They are looking for a digital-first experience as well as personalized service that is suited to their specific…Read More

  • GSA – Post MWC 2019

    GSA – Post MWC 2019

    Mobile World Congress has come and gone for another year and Global Mobile Suppliers Association, Farnham, UK, has compiled a huge database and released reports post the event. 5G continues…Read More

  • OFC Industry In A Take-Off Stage

    OFC Industry In A Take-Off Stage

    The economic impacts unlocked by full fiber rollouts will extend far beyond 5G, IoT, and smart city enablement. The global demand for optical fiber cable (OFC) in 2018 is estimated…Read More

  • India Is At The Crossroads Again

    India Is At The Crossroads Again

    While the world is moving forward with 5G, India is struggling to get its act together. The Indian government is keen to stay ahead in the race, be it AI…Read More

  • Telecom Industry Continues To Face Headwinds!

    Telecom Industry Continues To Face Headwinds!

    With USD 10 billion investment committed in telecom infrastructure, and 100 percent teledensity planned, the Indian telecom equipment vendors can only look upward over the next couple of years. With…Read More

  • Responsive Vendors Drive The Market

    Responsive Vendors Drive The Market

    The future for electronic T&M looks bright but will not be without counter-pressures, including intense price pressure and the transition from hardware to software. In 2017, the electronic test and…Read More

  • Bharti Airtel

    Bharti Airtel is one of the world’s leading providers of telecommunication services with significant presence in 16 countries, representing India, Sri Lanka, and 14 countries in Africa. The company’s diversified…Read More

  • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

    The state-run telecom operator, BSNL claims that it has outperformed private sector rivals such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, and Idea Cellular in net subscriber additions, when over 11.3 million…Read More

  • Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited

    The other state-owned telco, MTNL, operates only in Mumbai and Delhi in India, and in Mauritius, so its scale of cash flow is significantly lower than that of BSNL. The…Read More

  • Reliance Communications

    Reliance Communications (RCom) has exited the flagship wireless businesses. It has hived-off its fiber and related infrastructure assets worth of Rs 3000 crore to Reliance Jio, with 178,000 km fiber transferred…Read More

  • Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited

    Reliance Jio disrupted the telecom sector when it launched its services in September 2016, triggering a wave of consolidation in one of the world’s most crowded telecom markets. Perhaps some…Read More

  • Tata Teleservices Limited

    Tata Teleservices (TTSL and TTML) are in the process of merging their consumer mobile business (CMB) with Bharti Airtel (and Bharti Hexacom). Shareholders of Bharti Airtel have approved the merger…Read More

  • Vodafone Idea Limited

    Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, two of India’s leading operators partnered together on August 31, 2018 to form Vodafone Idea Limited, building a company of international repute, scale, and standards….Read More

  • Cabinet Approves NDCP-2018

    Cabinet Approves NDCP-2018

    September 27, 2018 was a landmark day for the Indian telecom industry. The Union Cabinet approved the National Digital Communications Policy – 2018 and re-designated the Telecom Commission as the…Read More

  • Empowering Each and Every Citizen of India

    Empowering Each and Every Citizen of India

    The draft of the National Digital Communications Policy 2018 is a bold attempt to ensure India’s transition to a digitally empowered economy and create a vibrant competitive telecom market to…Read More

  • A Continuous Journey, Not a Destination

    A Continuous Journey, Not a Destination

    Digital transformation is a state of being; it is not something with definitive beginning and ending points, but a constant state of motion. Digital transformation is more than a buzzword;…Read More

  • The IoT Predicament

    The IoT Predicament

    While telecom service providers see the big opportunity IoT offers, given the current financial health of the telecom sector they may be able to immerse in it completely only after a couple of years.

  • Ripe for Technology Disruption

    Stakeholders in the telecom value chain must capitalize on the potential of new age technologies and help drive transformational changes that go beyond their core business.

  • Understanding 3GPP

    Understanding 3GPP

    3GPP is becoming increasingly important as the mobile ecosystem expands beyond smartphones.

  • Nipped in the Bud?

    Nipped in the Bud?

    In the competitive telecom services scenario that has emerged over the last couple of years, the Indian market seems to be in no mood for MVNOs.

  • A New Tax Regime Ushered In

    July 1, 2017 is a defining day in India’s history of tax reforms. No country as large and complex as India has attempted a tax reform of this scale. The net impact of GST on prices of telecom products and services remains to be seen.