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Indian Operators Divesting Tower Assets To Raise Cash

Posted by Matt Walker  on November 2, 2017

Faced with tough competition and high debt, Indian telecom operators are spinning off their tower assets to investors or independent tower companies to improve their financial situation. The 2016 sale of Tata Teleservices’ tower business (Viom) to ATC, an... READ MORE

Tag(s): Capex, Regulations & policy, M&A, Mobile broadband, Telcos, Infrastructure sharing, Cell towers, India

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India’s RCom Under Pressure After Its Failed Merger With Aircel

Posted by Matt Walker  on October 12, 2017

Reliance Communications’ (RCom) long-planned merger with Aircel, part of Maxis, fell apart last week in the face of legal and regulatory hurdles. This news comes as multiple operators in India are struggling with debt and declining margins. Both RCom and Aircel f... READ MORE

Tag(s): Capex, Earnings, M&A, Mobile broadband, Telcos, Infrastructure sharing, Cell towers, India

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Alibaba Takes On Amazon, Google, And Microsoft Head-On In India’s Cloud Market

Posted by Matt Walker  on May 31, 2018

It’s a battle between the emerging giant of the east and the pioneers of the west in the highly competitive Indian cloud computing market, as Alibaba prepares to take on the “big three”: Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. The Chinese ecommerce behemoth, w... READ MORE

Tag(s): Webscale/Hyperscale, Artificial intelligence (AI), Regulations & policy, India

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Can India use 5G to improve local vendors’ position in global supply chains?

Posted by Matt Walker  on August 14, 2018

In the six years since India’s last telecom sector reform, operators have made big investments in their networks, the country’s subscriber levels have grown, and prices have declined. 4G is now well established, and fixed line broadband finally has decent pr... READ MORE

Tag(s): India, Vendors, 5G, Capex, Regulations & policy

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Indian government’s decision to welcome Huawei for 5G trials receives mixed response

Posted by Subramanian Venkatraman  on January 15, 2019

Indian government’s decision to welcome Huawei for 5G trials receives mixed response  The Indian government’s recent decision to invite Huawei for 5G trials has sparked a debate between two opposing bodies. Indian telecom export body TEPC (or Telecom Equipmen... READ MORE

Tag(s): Telcos, India, 5G, Huawei

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