Voice Calls on Apps Open New Revenue Stream for Mobile Companies

With mobile operators getting wary about messaging apps eating into their voice call earnings, Hike messenger says such services in fact can open a new ‘fat revenue stream’ for the full-fledged telecom firms. Incidentally,Hike is run by Kavin Mittal, son of telecom czar Sunil Mittal, and is a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Japan’s

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Mobile Wallet Outshines Credit Cards in India

  Mobile wallet might be a new concept in India, but it has surpassed credit cards in terms of the number of users. Take, for instance, Noida-based Paytm, which has 20 million active users. The number is higher than the cumulative number of credit cards in India. There are 10-12 companies operating in the mobile

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Trai’s Android app for feedback on telecom service quality

Mobile phone subscribers can now give instant feedback on quality of services provided by operators to regulator TRAI through online or through an Android based mobile application. Operators will invite penalty if they fail to meet minimum service quality benchmarks set up Telcom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Considering the growing penetration of Internet and

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10 ASIAN TRENDS FOR 2015

From Manila to Mumbai, 2015 will see the pace of change and innovation continue to accelerate across Asia. The evolution of consumer expectations is e-n-d-l-e-s-s, and the year ahead will be one where fortunes are made, remade and unmade in every corner of APAC. So, are you ready to find the key opportunity in Asia

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Banks and Telecom Companies in talks on tie-ups for Payment Banks

By Anita Bhoir & Anandita Singh Mankotia | 02 January 2015, 8:10 AM IST Banks and telecom companies are among those looking to be joint stakeholders in the institutions that the Reserve Bank of India envisages as playing a critical role in the country’s financial inclusion project. On Thursday, RBI extended the deadline for applications

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Mobile VoIP is here to Stay and Grow

Vikas Saxena CEO, Nimbuzz No two technologies have converged as well as Telecom & Internet have in the last few years. Fast adoption of smartphones coupled with faster DSL and Mobile Data speeds have had profound impact on Telecom sector. Today people live a digitally landscaped lifestyle. A big chunk of user’s lifestyle is communicating

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Content Offering; A cause for Dwindling Revenues for Telcos:

Krishna Tammireddy Co-founder and Chief Sales Officer, JunoTele It’s a known fact that Mobile Network Operators all over the world are reporting falling revenues, but in a country where 92.13% of internet subscribers are on mobile (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India), Data Revenues not growing at a pace to offset the loss of Voice Revenues

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Pricing Piracy Out Of India Film and Music

The grey market for content in India has never been healthier – burgeoning middle class income and lower priced tv’s and mobile / mp3 are driving it upwards. On the supply side, mass digital storage means proliferation of pirated content and sellers is unencumbered. Estimates for the ‘pirated’ content market vary wildly between 250M USD

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Fortune in the Middle

The ‘Middle’ segment of regions like Asia, Africa and South America represent an enormous opportunity – literally billions of people growing in wealth and consumption and newly connected via smartphones. This segment is, in my opinion, universally poorly addressed with the exception of China where this has been understood and the success of many of

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The Rise of Mobile Internet in India 155 Million and counting
The Rise of Mobile Internet in India

From Forbes LIFE/F-INDEX | Jan 28, 2014 | 2025 views Rise of Mobile Internet in India by Forbes India       More and more Indians are logging on to the internet through their mobile phones, says a recent report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). The study predicts that, by the end of

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