India’s top operators put $71B behind Digital India initiative

Some of India’s top companies, including many leading telecoms operators, have committed a total of INR4.5 trillion (almost $71 billion) to support prime minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India campaign, which was back in focus last week with the launch of …

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Airtel accuses former employee of sharing stolen data with Jio

India’s largest mobile operator Bharti Airtel has filed a complaint with the police, accusing a former employee of copying internal documents and sharing them with rival newcomer Reliance Jio Infocomm. Airtel claimed in the complaint that Yasir Majid, who left …

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Fast-growing India forecast to have 1.4B mobile connections in 2020

India’s mobile connections are forecast to expand 50 per cent to 1.4 billion by 2020, when mobile penetration will reach 100 per cent. The country currently has 970 million mobile connections, with about 80 per cent of subscribers on 2G …

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Indian operators push for “same rules” for voice/messaging apps

India’s top mobile operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular and Reliance Jio Infocomm have called for voice and messaging apps like WhatsApp and Skype to be subject to the same type of regulations that they are required to follow. …

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India’s Reliance Jio signs a further tower sharing agreement

Indian operator Reliance Jio Infocomm has signed a tower sharing agreement with local passive network infrastructure provider Viom Networks. The agreement follows a similar agreement Reliance Jio signed with local infrastructure provider Bharti Infratel earlier this month for its pan India operation.