c'est la vie
Kunal N Talgeri
"Our Handicap Can Become An Opportunity”
The Tata Group has always been a step behind the leaders in the mobile telephony business. Some of it was due to reasons beyond our control, says Mukund Govind Rajan, Managing Director of Tata Teleservices Maharashtra, one of two group companies in this business. But the 41-year-old is confident the group’s new GSM play and the onset of number portability will help it gain ground on rivals. He tells Kunal N Talgeri why.
Magazine | Oct 03, 2009
''3G Shouldn’t Be Just A Financial Exercise For The Government
After a few hiccups, Norwegian firm Telenor is poised to roll out telecom services in India. The company is targeting a market share of 8% in the next three to five years. Sigve Brekke, Telenor’s Asia head, tells Anurag Prasad how it plans to achieve that despite being a late starter.
Magazine | Sep 19, 2009
Nokia is launching a well-stocked app store to arrest its sliding fortunes. But it won’t be easy to make it fire.
Magazine | May 30, 2009
Calling All Indians
Sam Pitroda wanted universal access for telecom services. He braved the system to make it happen.
Magazine | May 16, 2009
The truth about 3G
It’s not just the government that’s dithering on 3G. Even operators are happy to delay investments
Magazine | Feb 21, 2009
Pop a pill online
Neurosynaptic Communications’ affordable tele-medicine solutions help rural folk access quality medical care
Magazine | Oct 04, 2008
New lines of engagement
Telecom operators are morphing from providers of phone services to integrated communication players. And that could well reshape the telecom business
Magazine | Sep 20, 2008
Please dial the desired extension!
The MTN deal fallout notwithstanding, Indian operators will keep pushing into overseas emerging markets and rural areas for growth
Magazine | Jun 14, 2008
Swipe that phone!
Mobile wallets are already a rage in Japan and elsewhere. In India, the concept is all set to pick up
Magazine | May 03, 2008
Making talk cheap
Innovative technology and focused marketing may just do the trick for firms willing to tap the bottom-of-the-pyramid
Magazine | Apr 19, 2008
The Tata-Virgin branding deal has opened a new front in the war for mobile supremacy
Magazine | Apr 05, 2008
Twelve too many
DoT’s move to allow a greater number of operators in a circle will change many things in the telecom industry
Magazine | Feb 09, 2008
3G could well be this year’s telecom darling, if Telecom Minister A Raja’s plans go by the script
Magazine | Jan 12, 2008
Out of coverage area
Policy measures that favour stiffer competition, set low entry barriers and stifle additional spectrum allotment may lead to chaos and losses
Magazine | Dec 01, 2007
A call from the bottom
With the telecom operators aligning their subscriber acquisition strategy around low-cost handsets, Chinese vendors are emerging as the leaders
Magazine | Nov 03, 2007
Idea that changed the equations
What had begun as a partnership of equals between Birlas and Tatas to create Idea Cellular has now soured into a full-blown clash of egos
Magazine | Sep 20, 2007
Next leap forward
With 3G and WiMax roll-outs just round the corner, the Indian wireless ecosystem is poised for a technological jump
Magazine | Aug 05, 2007
No More Missed Calls Here
Phase II of the Indian cellular story is underway. The industry is abuzz with talks of consolidation and M&A deals . A shakeout will soon separate the men from the boys of telecom
Magazine | Jul 20, 2007
No Hang-Ups on this one
It’s the norm in the developed world, but has yet to catch on in here. Bundling will be the name of the game as post-paid, non-voice and 3G will script India’s mobile story
Magazine | Jul 20, 2007
No more missed calls here
Phase II of the Indian cellular story is underway. The industry is abuzz with talks of consolidation and M&A deals. A shakeout will soon separate the men from the boys of telecom
Magazine | Jul 05, 2007
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He Who Couldn’t Keep Quiet
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The Roadmap We Must Make As We Go
Whose Saint Is It Anyway?
"All We Need To Do Is Wait For Demand To Pick Up"
"We Have Our Own In-Housing Asset Tracking System"
"We Will Contain NPAs Pretty Soon"