Category Archives: Editorial

The Micromax saga: How Micromax rose to Super-Phone Stardom

Some time ago, we use to eye ‘Indian-made’ phones with suspicion. When someone said they used a phone from say ‘Micromax’ or ‘Spice’, we used to think that they possessed low-end phones not worthy of mentioning. Heck, till about two years ago, possessing phones from Indian brands was looked down upon. Everyone would vouch for…

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Yes! You can send more than 100 SMS per day after 27th September

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recently released 'The Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference (sixth amendment) Regulations, 2011' in which it suggests that though restricitions of 100 SMS/day per SIM will apply but with certain exceptions attached to it.Restricting users who are sending SMS for personal purpose or non-commercial purpose is really stupid, however,…

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Roti, Kapda aur Makaan AUR Mobile Phone

Mobile phones have grown up and have evolved into something that does a lot more than just making phone calls. People have started living around it. The last 10 years saw a revolution in how we communicate and how much we depend upon this little gadget. Listening to music, clicking pictures, watching movies, chit-chatting, social-networking,…

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Budget Proposals 2011-12 impacting Telecom Industry

The telecom services play an integral role in the socio-economic development for a nation. It is a fundamental support system needed for rapid growth and modernization of various sectors of the economy. In India, it is one of fastest growing sectors and has greatly contributed in bridging the urban-rural gap. The sector is growing at…

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Implementation of MNP can effect profitability of telcos in the short term: ICRA

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) was introduced in Haryana in December 2010 and thereafter will be introduced across India in January 2011, a move that is expected to further intensify competition in the already crowded mobile services market. In ICRA’s opinion, with implementation of MNP, subscribers would get a wider choice and would be able to…

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Mobile eCommerce can turn fortunes for telecom operators : Deloitte

Indian telecom operators are faced with a unique challenge of dealing with falling Average Revenue per User (ARPU), even as mobile penetration in urban and rural segments have witnessed significant growth in the past few years, according to Deloitte’s recent thought paper on Mobile eCommerce. While the number of mobile phone subscribers in India (both…

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