March 18th, 2023 6:54 AM 6 COMMENTS

Postpaid Consumers Care More About Quality than Tariffs

Reliance Jio recently brought new postpaid plans, which seem to undercut the plans of Airtel and Vi in price. These new Jio Plus postpaid plans are an attempt of Jio to boost its presence in the postpaid mobile business as well. While Jio has been the top pick for prepaid consumers, it hasn't really made a big impact on the postpaid segment. Airtel and Vi (Vodafone Idea) are leading the... Read More

March 5th, 2023 7:15 AM 12 COMMENTS

5G Monetisation to Come Later, 4G to Drive Revenues

Indian telecom operators are rolling out 5G at a rapid pace. India's 5G rollout is something that the whole world is impressed by. The execution has been simply brilliant. But that doesn't mean a revenue upside for the telcos in the near future. While the 5G rollout is quick, its paid adoption is the big question mark. This is primarily because of missing use cases that users urgently or desperately... Read More

February 27th, 2023 7:18 AM 0 COMMENTS

Satellite Communication is the Future, There’s No Doubt About It

Technology has advanced rapidly over the last two decades. In the communications tech space, the role of satellites is growing as the limitations of terrestrial networks have never been more apparent. The digital divide, or a digital bridge between the rural and urban areas of developing countries, is a big issue that governments across the world are trying to solve. For countries such as India, which are banking on creating... Read More

February 21st, 2023 5:06 PM 5 COMMENTS

BSNL’s 4G Might Not Make a Great Impact, Here’s Why

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has been delaying the launch of its 4G networks for as long as one can remember. Without going into the details of why the 4G launch is being delayed, let's talk about what will happen once the state-run telco's 4G is launched. Let's assume if there are no further delays, BSNL can start deploying homegrown 4G by the end of this year. If that happens,... Read More

February 18th, 2023 6:54 PM 2 COMMENTS

BSNL and MTNL Merger, is it Necessary

The central government is looking to merge the two telecom public sector units (PSUs) - BSNL and MTNL, to enable a better future for them. It is not a fresh concept, and it is definitely not going to happen in a linear and smooth fashion. While none of the two is a profitable entity, the employees of BSNL have expressed their concern that the merger would bring irreparable damage to... Read More

February 18th, 2023 7:45 AM 0 COMMENTS

Fiber Broadband Services Still a Big Opportunity for ISPs in India

The demand for fixed-line internet services is only going to go up from here. There's no doubt that 5G can deliver great speeds to consumers, but that's not really an alternative to fiber broadband connections. With fiber connections, the experience will certainly be more reliable/ consistent, and you can also expect the services to be up most of the time. The internet service providers (ISPs) in India have more than... Read More

February 16th, 2023 7:58 PM 0 COMMENTS

Why Growth of Internet Poses a Risk for DTH Sector

The growth of the internet in India will trouble the country's direct-to-home (DTH) sector. Already, because of the rapid growth of OTT (over-the-top) content, the number of DTH subscribers in India has been on a decline for the last several quarters. There are just four major DTH operators in India, and all of them have realised by now that they can't fight the growth of OTT. Instead of fighting OTT,... Read More

January 19th, 2023 3:02 PM 18 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Gifting Free data to Users without Active Plan is Not Good

Vodafone Idea (Vi), the struggling Indian telecom operator, is trying to entice users from porting out or just experiencing its service once more time by dolling out free data to users without any active plan. Users across the country have received free data from Vi when they have not recharged their SIM or number with any plan. To ensure that these users don't port out and keep using the SIM,... Read More

January 17th, 2023 7:06 AM 0 COMMENTS

Airtel Black is the Ultimate Strategy of Airtel to Boost Revenues

Bharti Airtel, India's second-largest telecom operator, strategically launched Airtel Black service for customers in 2021. The service is meant to deliver everything a customer wants under a single bill. The major advantage of this for a customer would be to pay a single bill for several services. However, for Airtel, the major advantage is that the customer gets engaged in the ecosystem of its services. Airtel Black service ensures that... Read More

January 15th, 2023 6:59 AM 23 COMMENTS

BSNL 4G Launch Getting Delayed Again and Again is a Big Concern

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has been struggling for years now to launch 4G. While it was expected to be launched in early 2023, it has now been pushed ahead to the second half of 2023. If there are any more delays, the 4G launch will go to 2024. BSNL is facing delays because it is launching 4G using homegrown technologies. But the delays have hurt the business a lot,... Read More

January 13th, 2023 7:07 AM 6 COMMENTS

Prepaid Tariff Hikes Can Come Very Soon

India has one of the largest prepaid mobile subscriber bases in the world. Along with that, the data rates are cheapest in the world. The Indian telecom operators have been suffering because of the low prepaid tariffs. It is a general consensus of the industry experts that the prepaid tariff hikes would only be the solution for the telcos to get better returns on their investments. What's strikingly clear now... Read More

January 11th, 2023 1:44 PM 28 COMMENTS

Is Duopoly a Possible Scenario for Indian Telecom Industry

From a global perspective, India has a very unique telecom market. India has hundreds of millions of mobile customers, yet, only three players currently offer 4G services. However, in the not-so-distant future, India could also be looking at a potential duopoly in the telecom market, or at least that's what many think. Vodafone Idea (Vi), a private telecom player in India, is struggling to stay afloat. There are just a... Read More

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