Mukesh Ambani Sets Out To Dominate Digital India

For all the publicity blitz accompanying Mukesh Ambani’s $30bn charge into the digital economy, the details of his long-term strategy remain a closely guarded secret. Mr Ambani’s Reliance Jio venture has upended India’s telecom sector, devastating the profits of incumbent operators…

Indian IT Looks Homeward As Digital Transformation Kicks In

Exports-focused Indian IT services firms have stepped up focus on the typically smaller footprint domestic market, driven by Indian companies transforming their business using digital technology and as the government moves to use technology to improve governance. In the past…

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…

Airtel, IBM Tech Outsourcing Deal Extended Till Jan-end

Bharti Airtel has temporarily extended its technology outsourcing contract with IBM till January end, and is in talks with the US firm for a new contract after that, which could be narrower in scope and lower in value, at $200-250…

Rajan Anandan Quits Google India, To Join Sequoia India As MD

Rajan Anandan, who led Google’s operations in India and South-East Asia, is leaving the company to join Sequoia Capital India. Anandan, who had an eight-year stint at Alphabet Inc.’s Google, will become managing director at Sequoia Capital India, the venture capital…

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…

The Next 20 Years Could Be Even Bigger And More Challenging For Google

When Google started 20 years ago, the mission was to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. That seemed like an incredibly ambitious mission at the time-even considering that in 1998 the web consisted of just…

Google Wants To Bring Everyone Online In India Through Its Next Billion Plan

If you bump into a lanky, blonde and bespectacled American at Borivali railway station during morning rush hour, don’t be puzzled. That’s Josh Woodward, and he knows more about you that you could possibly imagine! Over the past two years,…

Google Eyes Smart Feature Phones Segment Yet Again

Google is back exploring the Indian semi-urban and rural market with its revamped cheap smartphone programme. In its first attempt in 2014, the internet giant had partnered with Micromax, Karbonn and Lava to roll out the devices under its Android…

Reliance Jio और Google “चुपचाप” कर रहें हैं, ‘सस्ते 4G एंड्राइड स्मार्टफोन’ के निर्माण का प्रयास

अपने लॉन्च के बाद से अब तक Reliance Jio ने 100 मिलियन से अधिक उपयोगकर्ताओं के साथ भारत के सबसे बड़े 4G टेलीकॉम नेटवर्क में से एक बनने का शानदार सफ़र तय किया है | लेकिन इसके बावजूद कंपनी अब…

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Google, Reliance Jio Developing Affordable 4G Smartphone

Google and Reliance Jio may be secretly working on an affordable smartphone that will work exclusively on the latter’s 4G network. The phone is expected to be launched before the end of this year, according to industry sources aware of…

Uber-Reliance Jio Partnership Signals Larger Battle In Mobile Wallets

Mukesh Ambani-promoted Reliance Jio’s partnership with Uber, the American cab-hailing company announced on Monday, signals a larger battle in the mobile wallet space where Paytm leads with over 160 million users. Airtel could not gather the critical user base while…

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 Wars To Continue In 2017, Consolidation Seen

Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & CEO of the Research & Advisory firm Greyhound Research, said operators would focus more on the enterprise side to push revenues. “Revenue is a challenge, particularly in the B2C space; we will see telcos focusing on the…

Reliance Plans To Take On India’s IT Giants With Its Software Biz Foray

Reliance Industries is gearing up to enter the software services business and plans to take on India's IT giants, as the energy-to-telecom conglomerate taps the growing potential of the industrial internet. "If Jio is providing the connectivity and Reliance is…

Reliance Jio’s Voice Over LTE: Reality Or Myth

Reliance Jio has been pushing Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) as a faster way of communicating and data consumption. It is right because this new network delivers content in packets rather than sending the entire file over the network. It…

Greyhound Radio on Impact of Reliance Jio on Digital Businesses in India

Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & CEO, Greyhound Research in a conversation with Sunil Dutt, President Devices at Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited and Hitesh Dudani, Co Founder at Univibe Network. Listen to the podcast here or on iTunes / SoundCloud: Note for IT Decision Makers –…

India Still Does Not Feature On Apple Launch Map

India may be for one of the fastest growing markets for Apple but when it comes to launches it does not figure on the iPhone maker’s map. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available to customers in India…

Jio: Telecom Giant Reliance Sparks India Price War

The Indian telecoms giant, Reliance, is offering smartphone users what it says is the cheapest mobile data network in the world. Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO at Greyhound Research, said he was worried about Jio getting a monopoly…

जियो के सहारे रिलायंस ऐसे लड़ेगा ‘प्राइस वॉर’

रिलायंस की ओर से नए मोबाइल नेटवर्क जियो को बाज़ार में उतारने के बाद दूरसंचार कंपनियों के बीच नए ग्राहकों को पाने की लड़ाई तेज़ होने की संभावना है. ग्रेहाउंड रिसर्च के संचित गोगिया को इस बात की चिंता है…

Dialling Up Cheap Data In India: Greyhound Research Insights On Reliance Jio

India's telecoms giant, Reliance, is offering smartphone users what it says is the cheapest mobile data in the world. It's hoping to tap into India's vast market of potential smartphone users. Click here to see the video.

Greyhound Radio on Reliance Jio Launch

Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & CEO, Greyhound Research with Anshoo Nandwaani, VP & Principal Analyst, Greyhound Research in a conversation about the Reliance Jio announcement and its impact on the telecom sector in the country and across the globe on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing…

Reliance Jio: The Race To Claim Rs 20,000 Crore From The Indian Consumer Annually

Indian consumers are inspired by icons, billion-dollar investments, price wars and discounts. They are in awe of the superlative ways in which businessmen are able to offer freebies to capture market share. Reliance Jio is here, and like all things…

Reliance Jio Launch Set To Jolt India’s Telecom Sector

Expert View in Live Mint by Sanchit Vir Gogia (chief analyst and chief executive) and Anshoo Nandwaani (vice-president and principal analyst) at Greyhound Research. To read the complete Freemium Research Note, click here. Reliance Industries Ltd’s (RIL) telecom unit will start offering services from 5…

Reliance Jio Launch Set To Jolt India’s Telecom Sector

On 1st September 2016, Reliance Industries Chairman, Mukesh Ambani, announced details of the Reliance Jio launch in the company’s 42nd Annual General Meeting Per the company it will start offering services from 5th September but the commercial launch will be…

Reliance Jio Launch, Tariff Plans Sends Social Media Into A Frenzy

We finally know when Reliance Jio will be launching and the kind of tariffs it is offering. Needless to say Jio could start a data war with rival network operators, and that is all social media was talking about. While some…

Reliance Jio’s ‘Data-Giri’ To Unleash Price War, Slash Bills: Analysts

Consumers could see their monthly mobile bills coming down significantly as Reliance Jio's (RJio) disruptive entry into the Indian telecom market with rock-bottom prices is expected to unleash a new round of price war in the industry, analysts today said.…

Reliance Jio Stirs Market With Free Calls

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of oil-to-telecom conglomerate Reliance Industries, offered customers lifetime free voice and roaming and unlimited data under the Reliance Jio (RJio) Welcome Offer starting September 5. “This announcement will unleash price wars among telcos and users can expect…