November 13th, 2011 11:35 AM 41 COMMENTS

MTS Remains Committed To Its Data Focused Voice Enabled Strategy

India’s only pure-play CDMA operator Sistema Shyam Teleservices aka MTS India is working on its data focused voice enabled Strategy. Before we are dragged into discussion of this decision of MTS, let me introduce Cheenu Seshadri. Last year He was Chief Strategy Officer at MTS and on an interview with The Hindu (September 2010) he explained the future roadmap of the company and that is ‘Our strategy is data, data... Read More

September 14th, 2011 4:11 PM 58 COMMENTS

Good Coverage Is The Top Most Reason For Selecting a Service Provider

Good Coverage above all other attractive schemes has been established as the unequivocal reason for the subscribers' preference for a service provider of mobile telephony, according to a survey conducted by Opsbuds. From its recent survey, which adopted a three layered assessment of the minds of the mobile phone service users, Opsbuds found that bundle offers such as packaging handsets with free connection and widespread retail outlets are not a... Read More

September 14th, 2011 12:16 PM 14 COMMENTS

STD Gets Cheaper For Aircel Subscribers

Aircel has brought relief for its prepaid subscribers in Orissa by introducing first of its kind STD call tariff plans. Now, Aircel subscribers can make STD calls to any other mobile at 30 p/min. When major leading telecom service providers are struggling to keep pace with tariff rates across the country due to rising operating cost and declining average revenue per user (ARPU) Aircel has come up with Cheaper STD... Read More

August 20th, 2011 7:06 PM 26 COMMENTS

Revalidation of Indian Telecom Industry– Market And Competitive Analysis

Size of Active Indian Mobile market is much smaller than what actually it reflects. According to latest report published by TRAI almost a third of Indian subscribers are classified as inactive. TRAI started tracking mobile data based on what’s called the visitor location register (VLR) last December and has since maintained a monthly log record to mark a distinction between active and non-active users. The VLR contains a copy of... Read More

August 8th, 2011 3:15 PM 4 COMMENTS

Airtel Expands 3G Footprint To More Locations In Rajasthan

Bharti Airtel announced the expansion of its next generation 3G Mobile service to 4 more towns in Rajasthan telecom circle. With the launch of 3G Services in Bharatpur, Dausa, Pratapgarh and Chittorgorh, Airtel 3G services now available in 18 cities in Rajasthan circle. Following the successful launch of Airtel 3G services across Jaipur, Ajmer, Kota, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Bhilwara, Chomu, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Balotra, Alwar, Banswara and Dungarpur, customers in Bharatpur,... Read More

August 6th, 2011 10:20 PM 14 COMMENTS

MTS Launches Customer Reward Program ‘MTS Bonus’

MTS India CDMA mobile and Data service operator with over 12 million wireless customers in a latest move has now chosen to delight its mobile service users with its customer loyalty rewards program dubbed as “MTS M-Bonus” Under MBonus rewards program, MTS is providing best deals to its customers, wherein they will get some extra benefits like extra talktime on "USE More GAIN More" basis, Free SMSs, Free Data Downloads,... Read More

July 13th, 2011 12:21 AM 23 COMMENTS

MTS Showers Unlimited (With FUP) MBlazers

MTS India, country’s leading data and voice provider has started aggressive data pricing in the mobile broadband market. Following HSPA roll out by 3G-GSM operators MTS India, country’s CDMA-only operator has dropped its ARPU for MBlaze customers. MTS India which always emphasizes data over voice – ‘voice enabled data provider’ has recently launched NetCruise data services, rebranded with Vodafone in selected cities. MTS also plans for upgrading its data network... Read More

June 17th, 2011 6:35 PM 1 COMMENTS

India To Reach 100 Million Mobile Money Subscribers by 2015

According to Tavess Research mobile money in emerging markets of Middle East, Asia, and Africa, is expected to cross 1 billion users by 2015 with India accounting for over 100 million subscribers. Enabling purchases and transfers using mobile devices as wallet, mobile money has become an imperative service particularly in areas with high mobile penetration and limited banking facilities. In these areas, operators are laying strong emphasis on providing enhanced... Read More

May 28th, 2011 6:09 PM 51 COMMENTS

Reliance 3G Now In 63 Cities of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh

Reliance Communications (RCOM), India's single largest dual technology telecom launched its next generation 3G Mobile and Data Services in 63 cities/towns on postpaid and prepaid platform across the Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh telecom circle. Reliance claims that Its 3G network has been designed to offer blanket coverage in every town being connected on 3G, with all its 3G sites connected through IP backhaul to provide maximum download speeds and minimum... Read More

April 29th, 2011 5:15 PM 56 COMMENTS

The Tariff War – Where Will It End?

The telecom sector seems to be in serious trouble and the brewing trouble is not the repercussion of either scams or corrupt officials, which at one point though threatened to topple the whole industry. Surprisingly, it is because of the over-crowding of players in the industry and the stiff competition between them to rule the market. In 2003, when Reliance launched mobile services which made calls rates as low as... Read More

April 7th, 2011 8:29 PM 6 COMMENTS

Indian Mobile Entertainment Industry To Touch $5 billion by 2015

The mobile entertainment industry in India is witnessing significant growth and Tavess forecasts this market to reach $4.9 billion in 2015 from $1.2 billion in 2009, growing at a CAGR of 26% in the period 2009-2015. Tavess believes that mobile entertainment has a huge potential in India and the current localization of mobile entertainment content is driving the industry in the right direction, bringing in greater usability of content. In... Read More

March 31st, 2011 12:18 PM 34 COMMENTS

Economics of Telecom Business in India

Next 24-36 months will be most difficult for Indian Telecom companies but best for subscribers. Most of the Fund managers are now stating to take a cautious call or a 'Warning' messages to investors. Normally when any business which is great for consumers is best for the Company, but Indian Telecom Operators are different here. What happened suddenly which changed the Market dynamics & impacted Balance Sheets and P&L of... Read More

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