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…

Hike Shows Why Super Apps Don’t Work In India The Way They Do In China

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Kavin Mittal Redraws Game Plan, To Unbundle Hike

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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…

Jack Of All Trades: What Really Happened To Hike Messenger?

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An Indian Unicorn Admits It Screwed Up And Is Rebooting With Layoffs

In the rush to grow rapidly, several Indian startups have over the last year ventured into areas not directly related to their core businesses. For instance, in December 2017, ride-hailing startup Ola acquired food-delivery startup Foodpanda and e-commerce major Flipkart is reportedly in…

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…

With Hike Stories, Mittal Aims To Stop Fall In Weekday Traffic

Hike Messenger, the Indian instant messaging app, on Thursday launched Hike Stories that allow you to upload pictures and videos, and decorate them, but which would vanish in the next 48 hours. Hike Messenger, that has features similar to Facebook…

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 –…

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…

How Hike Is Shaping Up To Be More Than Instant Messaging

From starting off as a chatting app, Hike, with its $175 million funding is now metamorphosing into a digital hub that can offer everything from discount coupons to news, as it seeks its next 100 million users. One of the…

Father didn’t tell him to, but Kavin Mittal took a Hike

Hike Messenger’s new office at the Aerocity in Delhi was designed by Kavin Mittal, its 27-year-old CEO. That is in keeping with Mittal’s career choices; he chooses to build his own things. He could have joined any of the several…

Global IT giants Microsoft, Oracle hail Digital India

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the launch of 'Digital India' project at the IGI Stadium, New Delhi. The first day of the “Digital India Week” saw who's who of India Inc. pledging investments worth Rs 4.5 lakh crore;…