Vodafone-Idea Merger: India’s Largest Telecom Operator In The Making

Vodafone Plc, the British telecom company has confirmed “ongoing talks” of merger with Aditya Birla Group-owned telecom operator Idea Cellular, to cushion itself against a price war with Reliance Jio. “Together Idea and Vodafone will have more fire-power against Reliance…

Telecom Firms To Save Rs 150 Cr For Every 10-bp Dip in SUC

The three per cent telecom spectrum usage charge (SUC) for the forthcoming auctions will bring down the weighted average rate from the current 5.1 per cent  for telecom companies. According to ICRA estimates, the sector will save annual revenues of Rs…

Google to continue to sharpen focus on India

Google Inc. is continuing to sharpen its focus on its India business by attempting to get more non-English speaking users online, providing more offline content to users with poor bandwidth, boosting the growth of its Android ecosystem, and helping more…

Enterprise Mobility – Value Lies In Data, Not Device

About The Author: Sanchit Vir Gogia is the Chief Analyst & CEO of Greyhound Research, an independent IT & Telecom Research & Advisory firm. He also serves as Founder & CEO of Greyhound Knowledge Group that operates under four brands –…

NetNeutrality: Will Telcos Thrive On Ambiguity?

There have been raging debates on net neutrality in recent weeks from Airtel’s Zero to Facebook’s Internet.org and anything that’s coming on the way to block the Web. Those debating are either ‘for’ or ‘against’ the topic. However, Net neutrality…

Government’s Gain, Telcos’ Loss?

The yawning fiscal deficit of the government is likely to get some relief with the upcoming spectrum auction, slated for March 4, as it hopes to add Rs 80,000 crore to its kitty by putting airwaves in the 800, 900,…

#GreyhoundInMedia: Hike looks to take on WhatsApp, WeChat #Press #Media #Mint

Kavin Bharti Mittal , chief executive of two-year-old messaging company Hike Ltd , happens to be the son of Sunil Bharti Mittal —an entrepreneur who sold bicycle parts, yarn and power generators before creating Bharti Airtel Ltd , India’s largest telecom…

#GreyhoundInMedia: HCL Tech bags $250-m deal from Alcatel-Lucent #Press #Media #HinduBusinessLine

HCL Tech has won a $250-million deal from French telecom major Alcatel-Lucent. The deal involves HCL taking up complete R&D work of Alcatel-Lucent in technologies such as 2G and 3G. “Alcatel-Lucent is trying to steady its ship and clearly this effort…

Google Identifies Enterprise Mobility And India Key For Growth

On July 18th 2014, Google organized an analyst briefing in India. The event conveyed two messages from Google – 1) growing importance of India for their business, and 2) commitment to the enterprise business. Attended by key Google representatives from…

Enterprise Mobility – Value Lies in Data, Not Device Alone!

Times have changed, and so has how we use smartphones. From their earlier simplistic use of fetching email and contacts, smartphones are now the powerhouse for consumers and business users who use mobile gadgets for accessing applications and surf the…

Could A Google Tikona Deal Trigger New Models?

Google Capital, a company owned by internet search giant Google is evaluating to buy stake in Tikona Digital Networks, as per a report published in Economic Times. The speculations are rife that internet firm Yahoo and software giant Microsoft are also…

The challenge of mobility and the cost of BYOD fleets

In March 2013, ZDNet reported that the size of the 2013 bring-your-own-device (BYOD) market would be double that of 2012, making BYOD truly mainstream. Sixty eight percent of respondents in the same research report said that getting buy-in from staff presents…

Mobile Strategy In Emerging Markets: 10 Tips

Consumers in emerging economies have skipped past stodgy old landlines and PCs straight to mobile phones. But that doesn't mean CIOs in those regions won't run into problems with building the mobile enterprise. "To successfully implement a project compared to…

10 dicas de estratégia de mobilidade para mercados emergentes

Consumidores em economias emergentes substituíram as velhas linhas fixas e PCs diretamente por telefones móveis. Mas isso não quer dizer que CIOS destas regiões não encontrem problemas ao montar empreendimentos mobile. “Implementar um projeto de sucesso [em países emergentes] é…

Mobile Strategy In Emerging Markets: 10 Tips

Consumers in emerging economies have skipped past stodgy old landlines and PCs straight to mobile phones. But that doesn't mean CIOs in those regions won't run into problems with building the mobile enterprise. "To successfully implement a project compared to…

More Enterprises in Emerging Markets Go Apple

According to a survey, conducted by Greyhound Research, Apple products are making their presence felt in the enterprise. 39% of respondents reported using one or more apple products at the workplace – this includes personally owned devices. Interestingly, while iPhone and iPad…

Greyhound Research says, Emerging Market Enterprises support Apple Products

To better understand the change in the consumer behaviour regarding use of mobile gadgets, the IT research and advisory firm of Greyhound Knowledge Group, Greyhound Research has conducted a survey of 300 senior IT decision-makers in the APJ and MEA…

How Can CIOs Implement Mobility in Emerging Markets

With mobile technology trending more than PCs or landlines, IT companies are investing more and more money in it. A recent research conducted by Greyhound Research, revealed that although companies are increasingly investing in the mobile, CIOs are faces issues…

Apple devices find more Support from Enterprises in Emerging Markets

Greyhound Research, the IT research and advisory arm of Greyhound Knowledge Group conducted a survey of 300 senior IT decision makers in the APJ and MEA regions. The study covered seven key verticals including Manufacturing, Retail, Professional Services, Media &…

Mobile Strategy In Emerging Markets: 10 Tips

Consumers in emerging economies have skipped past stodgy old landlines and PCs straight to mobile phones. But that doesn't mean CIOs in those regions won't run into problems with building the mobile enterprise. "To successfully implement a project compared to…

#GreyhoundInMedia: Enterprises In Emerging Markets Increase Support For Apple Devices in 2013 and 2014: Greyhound Research

Times have changed, and so has the use of smartphones. From the earlier simplistic use of fetching email and contacts, smartphones are now the powerhouse for consumers and business users who use mobile gadgets for accessing applications and surf the…

Will HP Get Lucky With Smartphones This Time?

The ever-developing and already crowded smartphone sphere will witness the re-entry of global IT giant Hewlett-Packard (HP). Realizing the business potential in the smartphone industry, Yam Su Yin, the company’s Senior Director, Consumer PC and Media Tablets Asia Pacific told…

Enterprises Bite The Apple!

The increasing use of Apple’s products in organizations across emerging markets is noteworthy. To better understand this evolution, Greyhound Research conducted an online survey across the APJ and MEA regions. We surveyed 300 IT decision makers – 150 each in…

Tweet-Up on Enterprise Mobility – Join The Conversation!

Join me and other esteemed panelists for a tweet-up on the enterprise mobility. WHEN: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 between 4 pm and 5 pm. WHERE: Twitter.com or your fav Twitter app, using #IBMMobile and #MobileChat. WHAT: We will be using this time to…