Vodafone-Idea, IBM Deal Set To Exceed USD 1 Bn

Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) is believed to have finalised a new $700-800 million (Rs4,900 crore-5,600 crore) five-year technology outsourcing contract with IBM, a deal that is expected to contribute a major part to the Rs8,400 crore annual opex savings that…

Vodafone-Idea, IBM Set To Seal $700-800 Million 5-year IT Outsourcing Deal

Vodafone Idea is believed to have finalised a new $700-800 million (Rs4,900 crore-5,600 crore) five-year technology outsourcing contract with IBM, a deal that is expected to contribute a major part to the Rs8,400 crore annual opex savings that the telecom…

Vodafone Idea Outsourcing Deal To Exceed USD 1 Billion for IBM India

Vodafone Idea Ltd. (VIL), India’s top telecom operator, may miss an internal deadline of December 2018 to finalise new IT contracts, and is holding advanced talks with US software major IBM to finalise a multi-year deal by March end, which, some estimates suggest, could…

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…

Reliance Communications, Sistema Shyam Teleservices adopting open source softwares to cut costs

Reliance Communications (RCOM) and Sistema Shyam Teleservices, also known as MTS India, are increasingly adopting open source software as it helps them significantly cut costs. The two telcos say using open source software allows them flexible options for their networks to…

Slow broadband threatens Modi’s Internet vision

The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to herald a broadband revolution through its ambitious Digital India initiative aimed at providing government services online to citizens nationwide by 2019. It may be setting its sights too high. In addition…

StartUps Want NetNeutral Level-Field

After signing up for ‘Airtel Zero’ platform last week, online e-commerce firm Flipkart yesterday decided to move out of the deal with country’s top operator Bharti Airtel following massive backlash in support of net neutrality. “The massive competition in this…

StartUps Want Net Neutral Level-Field

After signing up for ‘Airtel Zero’ platform last week, online e-commerce firm Flipkart yesterday decided to move out of the deal with country’s top operator Bharti Airtel following massive backlash in support of net neutrality. “The massive competition in this…

Net Neutrality Concerns Scupper Mobile App Deal

Flipkart, India's largest online retailer, has shelved controversial plans to offer free access to its mobile app under a deal with Bharti Airtel. According to Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief executive officer of Greyhound Research, an information technology analysis company, differential…

Net Neutrality concerns scupper mobileapp deal

Flipkart, India's largest online retailer, has shelved controversial plans to offer free access to its mobile app under a deal with Bharti Airtel. According to Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief executive officer of Greyhound Research, an information technology analysis company, differential…

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: Bharti Airtel (@airtelindia) scraps Loop Mobile merger deal #Press #Media @Livemint

Bharti Airtel had planned to buy Loop’s assets in February, but the deal did not get regulatory approvals. Bharti Airtel Ltd abandoned its `700 crore plan to buy Loop Telecom for its Mumbai operations after the country’s largest telecom operator failed to…

IBM’s deal with Airtel can touch $1 bn in next 5 yrs: Analyst

Tech giant IBM‘s deal with India‘s largest private telecom operator, Airtel, to manage its infra and application services is expected to touch USD 1 billion in the next five years, research firm Greyhound said today. The firm also estimates that the current size…

IBM’s deal with Airtel can touch $1 bn in next 5 yrs: Analyst

Tech giant IBM‘s deal with India‘s largest private telecom operator, Airtel, to manage its infra and application services is expected to touch USD 1 billion in the next five years, research firm Greyhound said today. The firm also estimates that the current size…

Why Airtel changed IT outsourcing strategy that impacted IBM

Indian telecom service provider Bharti Airtel has changed its IT outsourcing strategy that impacted enterprise IT major IBM in a big way. But the deal announced on Wednesday did not surprise many infotech analysts.   Sanchit Vir Gogia of Greyhound Research Strategic Outsourcing…

IBM’s deal with Airtel can touch $1 bn in next 5 yrs: Analyst

Tech giant IBM‘s deal with India‘s largest private telecom operator, Airtel, to manage its infra and application services is expected to touch USD 1 billion in the next five years, research firm Greyhound Research said today. The firm also estimates…

IBM’s deal with Airtel can touch $1 bn in next 5 yrs: Analyst

Tech giant IBM's deal with India's largest private telecom operator, Airtel, to manage its infra and application services is expected to touch USD 1 billion in the next five years, research firm Greyhound said today. The firm also estimates that the…

IBM’s deal with Airtel can touch $1 bn in next 5 yrs: Analyst

Tech giant IBM‘s deal with India‘s largest private telecom operator, Airtel, to manage its infra and application services is expected to touch USD 1 billion in the next five years, research firm Greyhound said today. The firm also estimates that…

IBM’s deal with Airtel can touch $1 bn in next 5 yrs: Analyst

Tech giant IBM‘s deal with India‘s largest private telecom operator, Airtel, to manage its infra and application services is expected to touch USD 1 billion in the next five years, research firm Greyhound said today. The firm also estimates that the current size…

IBM’s deal with Airtel can touch $1 bn in next 5 yrs: Analyst

Tech giant IBM's deal with India's largest private telecom operator, Airtel, to manage its infra and application services is expected to touch USD 1 billion in the next five years, research firm Greyhound said today. The firm also estimates that…

Refreshed IBM-Bharti deal might touch $1bn over next 5 years: Greyhound Research

IBM India and Bharti Airtel have finally announced their renewed partnership. The deal had come under a lot of limelight thanks to its sheer size and much was said about IBM losing the race for one of the biggest IT…

Getting Down To Brass Tacks – Facts About IBM Bharti Deal That Matter!

On April 2nd, IBM India announced its new service partnership with Bharti Airtel, the India-based telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Touted to be a new agreement, the deal builds on the 10 year relationship between…

Nxtra Data Charts Out Expansion Plan Post Hive-Off

Nxtra Data, the newly created subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, is planning to add new data centres across multiple cities, including Bangalore, Delhi NCR and Kolkata. The company currently manages 1.60 lakh sq ft space across seven data centres and plans to…

How messaging apps are beefing up their user base

Smileys were always popular, but they never got the cult status that stickers - the new, larger emoticons - have gained. The fad, started by the Line messaging app in Japan, is now big enough to prompt TV shows featuring…

Nokia – News You Can Use

Six years ago, Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia had a pretty broad brief for Jawahar Kanjilal: he had to launch some services targeted at emerging markets. Kanjilal did some research and zeroed in on an SMSbased information service called Nokia Life Tools…