• Airtel rises up to 4G challenge
    ATC Bets on Data, 4G for Expansion in India

    American Tower Corporation (ATC) is betting on the need for more telecom towers in India as the country’s data consumption surges and 4G is adopted widely even as the Boston-based company looks at mergers and acquisitions to grow its presence, its top official in the region said. Telecom operators such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India…

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  • FDI in Telecom Sector Jumps Manifold to $2.33 Billion in April-July

    After registering a huge decline in the recent past, foreign direct investment in the telecom sector grew manifold to $2.33 billion in the first four months of 2014-15. During the entire 2013-14 fiscal, the sector had received a total FDI of $1.3 billion. FDI in the telecom sector, which includes radio paging, cellular mobile, basic…

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    Telecom Sector Likely to Create 40 Lakh Jobs in 5 Years: Experts

    India’s telecom industry is expected to generate 40 lakh new jobs in the next five years, spurred by growing potential in rural markets and rising Internet penetration, say experts. The bullish expectations come at a time when the government is making efforts to connect all 2.5 lakh village panchayats with high speed broadband network. According…

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    Microsoft Bets Big on Tablets in India

    Software giant Microsoft is placing big bets on tablets to drive adoption of its Windows 8.1 platform on smart devices in the country. The US-based firm, which acquired devices and services business of Nokia earlier this year, expects Windows-powered tablets to do especially well in segments like educational institutions and small and medium businesses (SMBs)….

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    Microsoft Launches Lumia 930, 830, 730 Smartphones in India

    Microsoft Devices has launched its first selfie smartphone, named Nokia Lumia 730, in India at Rs 15,299. Along with this, the company also launched its Lumia 930 and Lumia 830 smartphones at Rs 38,649 and Rs 28,799 in the country, respectively. While Lumia 930 had been unveiled earlier this year globally, Lumia 830 and Lumia…

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    Trai Directs Loop to Inform Date to Closure to Subscribers

    Sectoral regulator Trai has directed Loop Mobile to inform date of closure of its services in Mumbai to all subscribers either in writing or by sending an SMS or email within 10 days. “The Authority hereby directs Loop Mobile that it shall inform the date of closure of its services in Mumbai licensed service area…

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  • AL LU Rapport to get into China Mobile
    Alcatel-Lucent Closes EUR 202 mn Enterprise Biz Sales to China Huaxin

    Alcatel-Lucent has closed the sale of its subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise to China Huaxin Post & Telecommunication Economy Development Center for EUR 202 million. Alcatel-Lucent will retain 15 percent stake in the divested business. The divestment is part of Alcatel-Lucent’s strategies under The Shift Plan, for generating at least EUR 1 billion through selective asset sales by…

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  • COAI Asks DoT to Speed up Spectrum Allotment

    The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has urged Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg to expedite procedural clearances for allotting airwaves, some of which have been delayed by as much as two years since auctions. It has also sought issue of letters of intent for unified licences that will lead of swifter rollout of services. The…

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