Exclusive Interview with Mr. Alok Verma, Circle Business Head, Mumbai – Aircel

We at TelecomTalk are dedicated to bring to you the latest news and developments in the Indian telecom industry. We got in touch with Mr. Alok Verma, the business head of Aircel Mumbai circle. We conducted an exclusive interview with him in an attempt to get to know Aircel's strategy for growth and expansion in the highly saturated and competitive Indian telecom market. Below are the questions we asked and [...]

Interview: Niyati Shah Of Shotformats On How They Are Helping VAS Content Discoverability

There has been tremendous changes in the VAS industry since TRAI's epic ruling. What are VAS companies doing now to survive? To find out, TELECOMTALK interviewed Niyati Shah, founder of Shotformats Digitals, a digital distribution and a new media company. Teletomtalk (TT): You raised an undisclosed sum from Matrix Partners last year, how are you utilising that money? Niyati Shah (NS): The money has been utilized across various verticals i.e. Technology, [...]

Our interview with Mr. Arvind Vohra, Head of Gionee’s India business

During the India Gadget Expo 2014, which was held in Hyderabad (19-22 June), we got a chance to interview Mr. Arvind Vohra who heads Gionee’s smartphone business in India. We got to know their marketing strategy, insights about product planning and their renewed focus on software. We also received some clarifications about its online sales strategy. Currently, Gionee is targeting young consumers (age group of 12-25 years). They think that these consumers are frequent [...]

An Exclusive Interview with the Person behind @Airtel_Absence – Parody Twitter Account for @Airtel_Presence

All of us love parody and social media today is acting as a powerful medium to read and spread parody. Parody is often hilarious and can be powerful when it comes to drawing attention when used in the right sense. If you are on twitter you will find parody accounts for celebrities from different domains - politics, journalism and what not. As a matter of fact twitter even has a [...]

Rev B is Immediate Future: Interview with Sandeep Yadav, Head Data and Smartphone Business, MTS India

Despite a new company, Sistema Shyam Teleservices, operates as MTS India has a strong footprint in the mobile broadband market of India. Since Sistema entered in the country in 2008 by acquiring Shyam Telelink the company had a rough journey. Firstly they are using CDMA technology in a GSM-ruled market, second blow came in February 2012 when Supreme Court cancelled SSTL's licenses in 21 circles. However the company decided not [...]

Interview with Rahul Gupta, Director at BlackNGreen, Fastest Growing VAS Company

Recently we got a chance to talk with Mr. Rahul Gupta, Director, BlackNGreen, one of the leading Value Added Service provider in the country as well globally. BlackNGreen is the fastest growing VAS company in the world, and has expanded its presence in 40 countries in just 2 years with operational excellence with operators. B. Tech in Computer Science and MBA (Marketing & Operations), Mr. Rahul Gupta is the man behind [...]

Interview with Mr. Naveen Bhandari, MD of Techzone, Leading VAS Company

Mobile value added services are booming and expanding in India at a great pace. M-VAS is now more user-friendly and operators are offering in exciting manners in affordable pricing model. We at got a chance to spend some time with Mr. Naveen Bhandari, Managing Director of Techzone. Techzone is in the industry for more than a decade and currently its presence is not only available in India, but it [...]

Interview with Mr. Sukesh Jain, Head of VAS & Content at Bharti Airtel

Value Added Services aka services other than voice services are a huge market potential for all mobile operators. This time we got lucky to get a chance to have a Q-A session with Sukesh Jain, Head, VAS & Content, Bharti Airtel - India's largest mobile operator. He discussed the focus of Airtel on VAS, its pricing, 3G VAS, m-Commerce and other related stuffs and gave his thoughtful comments. TT: Earlier [...]

Interview with Mr. Osama Manzar, Chairman, mBillionth South Asia Award 2012

Telecom Talk goes behind the scenes to bring you this exclusive interview with Mr. Osama Manzar, Chairman, mBillionth South Asia Award 2012. Osama Manzar, Chairman, mBillionth South Asia Award 2012 What led you to get active on the idea of mBillionth Award? mBillionth award basically came into our mind because we have been running manthan award for the last 9 years. About 3 years back we realized that the mobile has [...]

Interview With Srinivas Varadarajan, VP Sales And Business Development Polaris Wireless

Recently Telecom Talk went behind the scene to have an exclusive ‘talk’ with Mr. Srinivas Varadarajan , VP Sales And Business Development Polaris Wireless India. Polaris Wireless is a US based company that is bringing high-accuracy, software-based wireless location solutions to India. It has extended its reach by partnering with key players in the Indian telecom space. 1. Elaborate on the recent Polaris Wireless’ field trials in India. PW: We [...]

Interview With Stephen Hire General Manager Aeroflex Asia – India

Recently Telecom Talk went behind the scenes to have an exclusive ‘talk’ with Mr. Stephen Hire General Manager of Aeroflex Asia – India. Mr. Hire has been involved with the TD-SCDMA/TD-LTE mobile phone standards championed by China for more than ten years.He was also responsible for developing Aeroflex’s TD-LTE product strategy and market launches. Tell us about Aeroflex and your plans for the India Market? Stephen Hire : Aeroflex Incorporated is [...]

Interview With Mike Narula, CEO AirTyme Communications

AirTyme Communications that specializes in integrated supply chain solutions for the wireless industry throughout the United States and China has officially launched their India operations on 10th January 2011 and are already making waves in the Indian telecom industry. AirTyme is the exclusive distributor of the recently launched MILESTONE XT800 for Motorola Mobility in India.This is the first dual SIM android based handset in India. Recently Telecom Talk went behind [...]

Interview With Rajiv Kumar, CEO and Founder, RockeTalk

The passion of social networking is now seeing a new shift from desktop to mobile. RockeTalk seems to be a clear leader now in the mobile social networking space. As per mobile analytic firm Informate, RockeTalk is ahead of Facebook and Twitter on mobile in India. Within approx 19 months of its operations, RockeTalk has over 9 million users, of which a majority 4.2 million are Indians. RockeTalk is the [...]

Mathew Carley Talks On Hayai Broadband

Hayai Broadband India, aimed to be fastest ISP of India is with the status of coming-very-soon. We talked with Mathew Carley, Hayai Broadband ( is whose brain child. He is very warm and gave us some moments answering our questions. Q. Dear Mathew, first tell us about yourself as we are seeing you as a young, energetic entrepreneur, who is connected to youth of India via various social sites and [...]

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