A conversation with the man behind Aakash tablet: controversies that surrounded world’s cheapest tablet and opinion about the Freedom 251

Suneet Singh Tuli reached for the sky with the world’s cheapest $35 Aakash tablet. Tuli’s company, Datawind manufactured the Aakash tablet, which was a project by HRD Ministry. We got an opportunity to interview Datawind’s CEO, Suneet Singh Tuli. Scroll down to know about Datawind’s take on new ventures such as Freedom 251, and the controversies that surrounded Aakash tablet. What’s your take on the way Indian smartphone/tablet market is… Read More

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Interview: Govind Rajan, COO, FreeCharge On How India Is Moving Towards Cashless Economy

Mobile wallet can be a simple way to transact since it does not involve time-consuming issues like two-way authentication at the time of transaction. However, security and limited places where they can be used are some of the problems that afflict the segment. Freecharge has emerged as a prominent player in this segment. It was acquired by Snapdeal last year. In this interview Govind Rajan, Chief Operations Officer of Freecharge… Read More


4G launch in Delhi, NCR to catalyze the entire 4G ecosystem: Apoorva Mehrotra, Business Head-Delhi and NCR circle, Vodafone India

After launching 4G services in Kerala, Karnataka, Mumbai and Kolkata, Vodafone India today launched the next generation services in Delhi and NCR, where it has about one crore customers and data contributes around 25% of total revenues. Beginning with key business and residential corridors in NCR across Gurgaon, which today constitute more than 10% of its data users, the company will soon expand 4G services across the length and breadth of… Read More


Meet Nitika Sharma! First Indian Woman Entrepreneur in Device and Telecom Business

Sharma, who claims to be the first Indian woman entrepreneur in the ICT space, after handling an array of telecom projects for last 12 years, started off her own venture VNOW Technologies, which is into manufacturing of smart wearables. But she recollects that it was not an easy journey as Sharma used to face queer attitude of people when she embarked into this business of smart devices. “People used to… Read More


Interview: Tata Teleservices’ Sunil Tandon explains how Wi-Fi can play a critical role in government’s Digital India initiative

The year 2015 saw service providers charting out their strategies around Wi-Fi and Tata Teleservices was one such company which went aggressive in offering Wi-Fi services across top airports, leading hotels, retail spaces, cafes across the country. In an interaction with Sunil Tandon, Head – Non Voice Services, Tata Teleservices, TT learnt about its Wi-Fi plans moving ahead. Question: Tata Docomo has been very active when it comes to offering… Read More


Interview: CK Jain, Deputy Director, Doordarshan India (DD Freedish), shares that still over 250 million people in the country have no access to TVs and the target is to tap them with DD Freedish

The DTH arm of Doordarshan, DD Freedish aims to add 4-5 million subscribers by 2017, taking the total number of active subscribers to around 25 million. In a chit-chat with Telecom Talk, Jain tells us that why despite stiff competition, DD Free Dish holds potential to capture a greater market share. Questions: What type of plans you have in mind for DD Freedish? Answer: The new ratings from BARC (Broadcast… Read More


Interview: Saji Mathew, Vice President and Head Network Implementation and Infrastructure Management, Tata Teleservices (TTSL) shares his view about Project Optimus

The DoT go-green directives may have hit a tough spot with service providers facing innumerable challenges in their way towards green telecom, but Tata Teleservices is one of the companies, pursuing its green targets aggressively. Saji Mathew, Vice President and Head Network Implementation and Infrastructure Management, Tata Teleservices (TTSL), tells us about Project Optimus, which has enabled the company to reduce grid power consumption of 53,066 MWh and diesel consumption… Read More


Legal Options available to telecom consumers: Advocate and Cyber Law Attorney Karthikeyan answers

Telecom consumers all over have faced some or the other issues like excess billing, unsolicited service activation and resulting balance deduction, no or poor quality service etc. While telcos offer redressal mechanisms like customer care and Appellate authority, sometimes the solution is not up to user’s satisfaction. Many consumers then think of approaching consumer forum or courts to solve the problem but often hold back due to multiple reasons. We… Read More


Exclusive Interview: Spice Connect’s Dilip Modi on Mobiles, VAS, Entrepreneurship, Online – Offline Retail

Spice Connect is one of the leading indigenous players in the IT and Telecom industry. Headquartered in Noida, India, the company has a vast range of national and global business interests that include mobile devices, retail, telco VAS, mobile apps, investment, and education. It was incorporated in the year 1995, with the founding Chairman Mr. Dilip Modi at the helm of affairs. Launched as a mobile handset developer it now… Read More


Finally a messenger app that lets you unsend sent messages- An exclusive interview with Greg Parker of Raketu communications

Have you ever sent out a message to someone in a bout of anger which you regret later or by sheer mistake and wish you could take it back or delete it from their cell before they read it? Well now there is an app that lets you do just that, among the many other superior features that it has to offer. Raketu communications’ app RakEM offers a secure solution… Read More


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

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