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…

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…

Vodafone May Extend IBM Contract To Cover Idea Too 

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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…

Tough Road Ahead for IBM India Chief

IBM’s two major global bets — cloud and cognitive — are also the two weakest areas for the computing giant in India, where it seems to be struggling in a highly competitive market. Will the new India MD be able…

Whilst Transforming Clients, IBM India Must Also Transform Within

On January 4, 2017, IBM India named Karan Bajwa as the new Managing Director. He takes over the reigns from Vanitha Narayanan, who has now been appointed as the Chairman. Per the announcement, this change is effective immediately; both Karan and Vanitha will report…

What Brexit Means For CEOs & IT Leaders

On Friday, 24 June 2016, Britain faced a decisive moment when the majority of its population (51.9%) voted in favour of moving out of the European Union (EU). In words of the exiting Prime Minister David Cameron, Britain went through…

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…

With a million sales, mobility security company Airwatch gains traction

VMware’s mobility security company Airwatch has sold over a million licenses in India in a little over a year of operations, and is being looked at as a serious name in the mobile device management space in India. According to…

Vodafone in talks with IBM to renew ₹6600 Cr outsourcing contract

Vodafone India has started talks with software major IBM for renewal of a $1 billion (Rs 6,600 crore) outsourcing contract that is set to expire in June 2016, while also sounding out Wipro, Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys and Tech Mahindra,…

VodafoneIn has a new ally in IBM for a whopping $1 bn deal

Vodafone, one of India's top telecom operators, is now in talks with the software major IBM for the renewal of a $1 billion outsourcing contract that will expire in June next year. The mobile network operator outsources services like management of…

How Vodafone, RCom, Aircel & MTS use Big Data, analytics to reduce customer churn and increase ARPUs

Telecom operators including Vodafone, Reliance Communications, Aircel and MTS India are investing in technologies such as big data and analytics amid growth in data consumption as they look to retain subscribers and increase revenue per user. Analytics allow telecom companies…

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…

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…

Hacking Of SIM Card By Spy Agencies Raises Fears Of Sensitive Documents Being Leaked

The hacking of SIM-card and digital security services providerGemalto by American and British spy agencies has raised fears that sensitive communications, by the Indian government and hundreds of domestic companies, may have been at the risk of being spied on.…

Hacking of SIM Card By Spy Agencies Raises Fears Of Sensitive Documents Being Leaked

The hacking of SIM-card and digital security services provider Gemalto by American and British spy agencies has raised fears that sensitive communications, by the Indian government and hundreds of domestic companies, may have been at the risk of being spied…

Hacking Of SIM Card By Spy Agencies Raises Fears Of Sensitive Documents Being Leaked

The hacking of SIM-card and digital security services provider Gemalto by American and British spy agencies has raised fears that sensitive communications, by the Indian government and hundreds of domestic companies, may have been at the risk of being spied…

Vodafone announces special plans for iPhones

Apple has stepped up its India play, tying up with Vodafone to offer its range of devices, including the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, on monthly installments over two years, while the country's No. 2 Telco looks to tie in…

Inclusion By Mobile

This case study looks at how M-Pesa, a service that originated in Kenya, was tweaked for India and whether it can succeed. EXPERT VIEW: OPTIMUM ADOPTION OF M-PESA WILL TAKE AT LEAST TWO YEARS "M-Pesa's adoption has been low owing…

#GreyhoundInMedia: Inclusion by mobile #Press #Media @BT_India

This case study looks at how M-Pesa, a service that originated in Kenya, was tweaked for India and whether it can succeed. EXPERT VIEW: OPTIMUM ADOPTION OF M-PESA WILL TAKE AT LEAST TWO YEARS "M-Pesa's adoption has been low owing…

#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…

#GreyhoundInMedia: Lack of awareness, bank deposit fee hinder mWallet India growth #Press #Media #ETTelecom

Even with over 900 million subscribers, India is yet to see strong demand for electronic account services that allow consumers to transfer money and pay bills using their mobile phones, experts say. Research firm Greyhound said mWallet as a service is an…

#GreyhoundInMedia: Lack of awareness, bank deposit fee hinder mWallet India growth #Press #Media #WorldNews

Even with over 900 million subscribers, India is yet to see strong demand for electronic account services that allow consumers to transfer money and pay bills using their mobile phones, experts say. Research firm Greyhound said mWallet as a service is an…

Lack of awareness, bank deposit fee hinder mWallet India growth

Even with over 900 million subscribers, India is yet to see strong demand for electronic account services that allow consumers to transfer money and pay bills using their mobile phones, experts say. Research firm Greyhound said mWallet as a service is an…

#GreyhoundInMedia: Lack of awareness, bank deposit fee hinder mWallet India growth #Press #Media #ZeeNews

Even with over 900 million subscribers, India is yet to see strong demand for electronic account services that allow consumers to transfer money and pay bills using their mobile phones, experts say. Research firm Greyhound said mWallet as a service is an…

Lack of awareness, bank deposit fee hinder mWallet India growth

Even with over 900 million subscribers, India is yet to see strong demand for electronic account services that allow consumers to transfer money and pay bills using their mobile phones, experts say. Research firm Greyhound said mWallet as a service is an…

#GreyhoundInMedia: Lack of awareness, bank deposit fee hinder mWallet India growth #Press #Media #DNA

Even with over 900 million subscribers, India is yet to see strong demand for electronic account services that allow consumers to transfer money and pay bills using their mobile phones, experts say. Research firm Greyhound said mWallet as a service is an…