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…

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Facebook Tying Up With Entrepreneurs To Solve India’s Low-Internet Connectivity Problem

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Facebook Brings Express WiFi To India, Partners With Airtel For 700 Hotspots

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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…

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…

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…

Net neutrality debate enters final stages, deadlock continues

Telecom service providers and net neutrality activists stuck to their stands at an open session hosted by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on differential pricing on Thursday. The debate has entered its final stage with Trai giving parties until…

PHD CCI to debate Net Neutrality and Free basics today

On a cold Thursday afternoon, arguments and counter arguments on Net Neutrality and Facebook’s ‘Free Basic’ could well heat up the Lakshmipat Singhania Auditorium in the Capital. It is here that the telecom regulator’s open house is scheduled to discuss…

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…

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…

Net Neutrality: Of The People, By The People, For The People!

By the time of writing this article, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai)’s inbox might have already got choked with over 1.5 lakh emails as internet users from all sections of the society asking the regulator to save their…

NetNeutrality: Of The People, By The People, For The People!

By the time of writing this article, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai)’s inbox might have already got choked with over 1.5 lakh emails as internet users from all sections of the society asking the regulator to save their…

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: What Industry Leaders Are Saying

Call it Net neutrality, free Internet or open Internet. They all mean the same: Free access to the Internet, irrespective of company, service or content. That is what is in practice in India currently, but now, The Telecom Regulatory Authority…

Net Neutrality Differential Pricing Will Hit India’s Digital Economy

The pending TRAI decision on establishing a regulatory framework for Web-based OTTs , if passed will have serious implications on millions of Indian lives. While there is a lot of debate going on about the ramification of Net Neutrality and…

Differential pricing will hit India’s digital economy

The pending TRAI decision on establishing a regulatory framework for Web-based OTTs if gets passed will have serious implications on millions of Indian’s lives. While the there is a lot of debate going on about the ramification of Net Neutrality…

Differential pricing will hit India’s digital economy

The pending TRAI decision on establishing a regulatory framework for Web-based OTTs if gets passed will have serious implications on millions of Indian’s lives. While the there is a lot of debate going on about the ramification of Net Neutrality…

Budget 2015: Start-Ups Get A Tech Boost

If the big idea of Budget 2014, announced on 10 July, was clearly start-ups, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government took it a step further by announcing on Saturday an allocation of Rs.1,000 crore to enable information technology…