• Smartphone
    Samsung Loses Pole Position In India Smartphone Market To Micromax: Canalys

    Budget smartphone maker Micromax leapfrogged South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to become the leading supplier in India’s booming smartphone market for the first time in the fourth quarter, research firm Canalys said. In a report issued on Feb. 3, Canalys said Micromax, based near New Delhi, accounted for 22 percent of smartphone sales in…

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    DoT Planning To Set Up Two-tier System Of Imposing Penalties

    The telecom department (DoT) is planning to set up a two-tier system of imposing penalties and an appeal mechanism in a bid to rationalise the existing structure in which, more often than not, a blanket fine of Rs 50 crore is levied for every licence violation, however small. An internal DoT committee has proposed to…

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    Apple Launches $6.5 Billion Five-tranche Bond

    Apple has launched a bigger than expected US$6.5bn five-tranche bond on books heard to be around US$20bn. The deal was upsized from US$5bn and includes a US$1.25bn fixed rate tranche at Treasuries plus 42bp; a US$1.25bn seven-year at T+67bp; a US$1.5bn 10-year at T+85bp; aUS$2bn 30-year at T+125bp and a US$500m five-year floating rate note…

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    KDDI Announced Q3 Financial Results

    In the third quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015 (from April 1 to December 31, 2014,) consolidated operating revenues increased 5.4% year on year, to  ¥3,351.9 billion. Consolidated operating income was up 9.7%, to ¥585.0 billion, mainly due to the contribution of a steady rise in mobile communications revenues and the saving…

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  • Google
    Google To Mentor Startups In India

    Google will mentor 100 early-stage startups in India this year through its globally successful mentorship programme called Google Launchpad. The first Launchpad programme was flagged off in Bengaluru on Monday. Google will host four such events in the city this year, the maximum number that it has held so far in a single city anywhere…

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  • US Spectrum auction
    AT&T Is Top Bidder In AWS-3 Auction, With Dish Also Spending Big

    AT&T was the winning bidder in the AWS-3 auction in the U.S. after spending $18.2 billion on new spectrum licences and accounting for almost half of the total $44.9 billion raised. TV operator Dish Network emerged as the surprise number two bidder: although the company did not buy any licences itself, it had invested in…

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  • Intel
    Intel To Buy Lantiq For ‘Connected Home’ Benefits

    Intel said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire broadband access and home networking technologies supplier Lantiq as it seeks to extend its existing home gateway business into the telecoms residential gateway and access network markets. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals and is expected to close in about…

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  • 3G
    Govt Issues Details For Auction Of 5 Mhz Of 3G Spectrum

    Government has issued details for auctioning 5 Mhz of 3G spectrum across 17 out of 22 service area at a pan-India base price of Rs 3,705 crore per megahertz. The quantum of spectrum in 2100 Mhz band (3G) being put for auction is 75 per cent less than the quantum recommended by telecom regulator TRAI…

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    Top 5 Telecom Market Trends For 2015

    Analysys Mason predicts the technology, media and telecoms trends that will be making an impact over  the next 12 months. 1. Monetizing network investments in broadband infrastructure will be a top priority in 2015 Operators will reap the benefits of growing data consumption in 2015 as many markets return to growth. LTE provides the ability to…

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