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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
India likely to have 10-15 million 4G subscribers by December 2015: PwC

India likely to have 10-15 million 4G subscribers by December 2015: PwC

With more operators launching the super-fast fourth-generation mobile services next year, the 4G subscriber base is expected to reach 10-15 million by December 2015 in the country, consultancy firm PwC has said. "We expect 4G LTE subscribers to reach 10-15 million by December 2015 driven by competitive pricing, superior network experience and affordable smartphones," PwC....more
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Broadband
Broadband target is not ambitious: Telecom Department
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Enterprise
“ITU’s Malcom Johnson Felicitates DataWind’s efforts for Digital India”
Mr Malcom Johnson, Deputy Secretary General of International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The awards ceremony was attended by Ministry of Human Resources and Development Hon’ble Shri Partha Chatterjee, Minister in Charge, Higher .... more
Vodafone launches free Wi-Fi in Delhi’s Khan Market
The India unit of UK's Vodafone Group on Friday launched free Wi-Fi services in Delhi's Khan Market area. The service can be availed by all subscribers including Vodafone consumers, India's No 2 telco said in a statement. Visitors to the area can simply .... more
Huawei bags 4G network deal from Bharti Airtel
Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei Technologies has secured a three-year contract from India's No 1 telecom carrier Bharti AirtelBSE 0.92 % for supply of base stations and other equipment for its 4G network in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu telecom.... more
Sistema Shyam Teleservices to reapply to FIPB for higher foreign ownership
Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL) will soon apply once more to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) for permission to hike foreign ownership in the company beyond 74 per cent, a top company executive told ET. An earlier proposal .... more
handset
Micromax Canvas Tab P470 launched in India, priced at Rs 6999
A brand new Micromax Canvas Tab P470 has been launched in India for a price of Rs 6999 and it has hit will hit retail availability very soon already. The Android tablet is fitted with dual SIM slots and supports voice calling too, with its 3200mAh battery offering.... more
Report
Telecom minister: Digital India draws proposals worth $3 billion
Communication and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Saturday said that Rs 18,000 crore or nearly $3 billion worth of investment proposals have been received till now for the ‘Digital India Programme’ Addressing the 87th annual.... more
telecom
COAI seeks 5 year extension in 4G network roll out deadline
Telecom industry body COAI has requested the Department of Telecom to extend deadline for roll out of 4G services to 2020 citing various hurdles mainly delay in development of technology and regulatory procedures. “DoT is requested to review .... more
DoT plans to notify new penalty norms within a month
The Department of Telecom is expected to notify new penalty norms within a month that may end the practice of levying maximum penalty of Rs 50 crore for even minor mistakes. "We are trying to get it notified soon...May be within a month.... more
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