Exclusive Interview: Broadcom’s Ravi Manik explains how their low-power small cell technology can help Indian telcos

Today we bring to you an exclusive interview with Broadcom’s Mr. Ravi Manik. He is the Director of Business Development at Broadcom, and is responsible for its Pay-TV, Broadband Communication, Networking & Automotive technology portfolio in India and SouthEast Asia. Ravi has nineteen years of work experience in business and technology in Telecom, Networking, Software and Semiconductor industry. Our email questionnaire sought answers to issues like the spectrum crunch in… Read More

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Interview with Mr. Prateek Pashine, Head – Enterprise Business, Tata Teleservices

India’s ICT industry has seen a number of significant changes in the past couple of years. Please elaborate on some trends that will change the ICT landscape in the coming years. India’s ICT marketplace is seeing some significant shifts in the last few years. Based on feedback that we get from the marketplace, I believe that there are 4 key technology trends that will influence the customer’s ICT investments in… Read More


An Exclusive Interview with small cell maker Parallel Wireless’ Co-Founder Rajesh Mishra

Recently we wrote about how signal boosters and small cells could eliminate telecom connectivity issues in India. The small cells deployed by British Carrier EE mentioned in the article were made by Parallel Wireless, a US company founded by Indians! Earlier this month Parallel Wireless won three recognitions – The micro-network technology deployed by EE won the award for Leading Lights “Most innovative wireless service” Small Cell Forum’s “Excellence in… Read More


Interview with Rajesh Razdan, Founder, mCarbon

Rajesh Razdan established mCarbon Tech Innovation during early 2008. The company creates compelling platform-based offerings for the telecom companies, which enabled them to generate revenues in the areas of usage and retention, customer life cycle and value management. Two of its flagship products include micro loan for talk time/data and dynamic end-of-the-call notification for prepaid customers. The technology solution innovator now leads the market with a huge client base including… Read More


An exclusive interview with Mr. Srini Gopalan, Director – Consumer Business, Bharti Airtel (India), who shares his views on Airtel Zero

Airtel recently launched Airtel Zero, an open marketing platform that will allow customers to access mobile applications at zero data charges. By making a part or the entire mobile application free for customers, the mobile app developers can create an interest in the customers, attract potential users and increase retention. Although the platform is claimed to be a non-discriminatory marketing tool for both small and big developers, there are queries… Read More


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… Read More


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,… Read More


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. Marketing strategy and brand recognition Currently, Gionee is targeting young consumers (age group of 12-25 years).… Read More

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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… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More

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