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    OTT Threat Could Halve India Voice Revenues

    Competition from OTT players threatens to reduce mobile voice revenues in India by up to half, according to industry body COAI. The proliferation of services such as Skype and Whatsapp could carve 30-50% of revenue from operator’s voice services in a matter of months, COAI director general Rajan Mathews told the Economic Times. He said…

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    Need To Consolidate Business, No Move On E-Sales, Says Sony India

    Sony India’s smartphone arm will look at consolidating its existing sales and marketing infrastructure but will continue to add more products to its portfolio to expand its customer-base, a top official of the Japanese company’s Xperia arm has said. “We are not looking to expand right now, nor are we opening any new store at…

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    Bharti Airtel Tops Rural Subscriber Additions In April

    Sunil Mittal-driven Bharti Airtel added 1.30 million rural subscribers in April 2015, followed by Idea Cellular (1.21 million) and Vodafone India (0.84 million), telecom lobby group Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) in a statement said. In April, India’s rural subscriber base grew 1.15% to 3.88 million over the previous month, taking the total base…

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    Oppo To Set Up Handset Manufacturing Unit In India By August

    Chinese handset maker OPPO will set up a handset manufacturing unit in India by August where it will make smartphones for India and overseas markets. Oppo is the latest among its Chinese peers including Xiaomi, PhiComm and Coolpad to evince interest in making mobile phones in India. The local manufacturing moves from most across industry…

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    Idea Cellular May Sell Towers For $1.2b

    India’s Idea Cellular is rumored to be negotiating a deal to sell its independently-operated towers for around 75 billion rupees ($1.18 billion). The operator has attracted interest from companies including Malaysia’s Axiata, Bharti Infratel and American Tower Corporation, sources told the Times of India. Idea Cellular, India’s third largest mobile operator, owns and operates around…

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    Nokia Unveils Lte Network “In A Box”

    Nokia Networks has unveiled an ultra-compact LTE network in a box, small enough to be carried and installed by one person, and designed for rapid deployment in disaster areas. The product promises to provide macro site capacity and coverage to provide real-time, bandwidth communication services in remote areas with no or limited coverage. It can…

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    Banks Bury Ussd On High Charges By Telcos

    High messaging charges levied by telecom companies has prompted private banks to almost abandon any promotion of the USSD (unstructured supplementary service data) platform for mobile banking using the *99# code. Private banks have instead shifted their entire development focus to mobile applications and SMS banking. Unlike SMS or internet banking, the USSD platform opens…

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