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What's Behind RJio's Relentless Price Cutting?
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2/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Hopes for a recovery in pricing are evaporating following further price cuts by India's most aggressive player.
It's Time to Enter the Leading Lights
Shades of Ray  | 
2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
If your company excelled during the past year, you need to be submitting your entry for this year's Leading Lights awards. Get the full details by clicking on this link.
TCS Pivots to Products, Plans M&A
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2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Systems integration giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is transforming itself into a 'New SI' and becoming a vendor, a strategic shift that requires some M&A activity.
Brace Up! RJio to Disrupt Home & Enterprise Segment
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2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
India's most aggressive operator is preparing to expand into new market areas.
Ericsson: Desperately Seeking Profitability
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1/31/2018  |  4 comments
'Tangible improvements' are expected during 2018 but Swedish giant is still battling significant financial, operational and competitive challenges.
Ericsson Reports Q4, Full Year
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1/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Ericsson's revenues decreased by 12% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Ericsson Revamps Structure, Shuffles Top Team
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1/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Ericsson has created a new unit, called Business Area Emerging Business, and has shuffled its top team, including shifting Ulf Ewaldsson away from Digital Services.
India's RJio Plots Open Source Disruption
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1/31/2018  |  Post a comment
India's aggressive new entrant hopes to position itself as digital service provider, not merely a telco.
Nokia Adds Extra Bite to Its 5G Pitch
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1/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Unveils ReefShark chipset as part of an end-to-end 5G network offering that covers the bases (geddit?) and preps for future demands on compute as well as network capacity.
Light Reading's Leading Lights 2018 Awards Program Is Now Open for Submissions
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1/26/2018  |  Post a comment
It's time to enter Light Reading's Leading Lights awards.
Time to Enter the 2018 Leading Lights Awards
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1/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Are you a winner? Then get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards – there's a category (or three) for everyone!
Scandal? Netflix Piles Up More Debt
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1/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Facing mounting competition in the video streaming space, Netflix plans to boost its already hefty spending on content creation, marketing and technology in 2018 to spur further growth, thereby increasing its heavy debt load.
Another Tough Year in Store for Indian Telcos – Research
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1/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Fresh price cuts by disruptive new entrant Reliance Jio will add to the pressure on the rest of India's operators.
Tata Consultancy Services Reports Fiscal Q3 Growth
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1/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) reported a 9.1% year-on-year increase in revenues to US$4.79 billion.
Idea Cellular to Upgrade Optical Network With ECI Telecom
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1/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Idea Cellular is to upgrade its optical transport network with technology from ECI Telecom, including the vendor's access DWDM system.
With RCom Takeover, India's RJio Becomes Even Bigger Threat
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1/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Its takeover of RCom's assets will make RJio an even stronger force in India's 4G and fiber markets and brings a spate of Indian consolidation to an end.
Eurobites: Telia Supplies New ETNO Chairman
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1/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo says it's not buying a stake in Turk Telekom; CityFibre connects up medics in Coventry; Idea seeks to raise funds ahead of Vodafone merger.
How CSPs Must Change
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12/29/2017  |  Post a comment
With the traditional operator business dying, CSPs must adopt new operating models to deliver digital services.
5G Is Official: First 3GPP Specs Approved
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12/21/2017  |  1 comment
In what could herald an even more intense marketing land-grab, the first official 'early drop' non-standalone 5G NR specifications are approved at the 3GPP's RAN 78 meeting in Lisbon.
India's Long Road to 5G
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12/21/2017  |  1 comment
Financial problems and merger concerns mean India is unlikely to forge ahead quickly in 5G.
3GPP Completes Initial 5G NR Specification
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12/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Initial non-standalone NR 5G specifications were approved at the 3GPP's RAN#78 meeting in Lisbon.
How Airtel Fought Back Against RJio
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12/20/2017  |  Post a comment
India's biggest operator has done a reasonable job of countering the challenge from the country's aggressive new entrant.
Bharti Sells 20% Stake in DTH Unit for $350M
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12/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Bharti Airtel is selling a 20% stake in its DTH TV services unit, Bharti Telemedia, to Warburg Pincus for $350 million.
Cloudy With a Chance of Automation: Telecom in 2018
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2017  |  4 comments
What does 2018 hold in store for the telecom sector? We asked our own editors and analysts, and gathered up a few third-party forecasts as well.
TRAI (Again) Recommends in Favor of Net Neutrality
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12/5/2017  |  Post a comment
India's regulator has backed net neutrality just as US authorities turn away from it.
Equinix Makes a Major Global Cloud Play
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12/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Expanded Equinix Cloud Exchange gives enterprises almost on-demand access to cloud players and interconnections that are part of its ecosystem.
India's Telecom M&A: The Threat to Vendors
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11/29/2017  |  1 comment
Consolidation in India's telecom market over the last year is forcing equipment vendors to adapt.
Ericsson Makes 5G Predictions in Mobility Report
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11/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson expects 5G to cover more than 20% of the global population by 2023 and for there to be 1 billion 5G subscribers by then, according to its annual Mobility Report.
Airtel Eyes RCom's Spectrum – Reports
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11/24/2017  |  1 comment
India's biggest operator is reported to be interested in acquiring assets currently owned by ailing Reliance Communications.
India's Tejas Eyes Bigger Slice of Optical Market
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2017  |  1 comment
A homegrown Indian hardware producer reckons its R&D focus and local expertise gives it a compelling advantage.
India Poised for Transport Network Boom
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11/17/2017  |  1 comment
Soaring adoption of 4G services, and preparations for the launch of 5G, should create plenty of demand for optical networking gear over the next few years.
IoT Specialist Wellness Telecom Banks Series A
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11/17/2017  |  Post a comment
IoT, smart city and energy efficiency expert lands Series A investment round from India's Enzen Group.
Efficiency Drive by Major Telcos Has Claimed 74K Jobs Since 2015
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11/14/2017  |  7 comments
Research carried out by Light Reading shows the scale of job cuts in the telecom sector during the last two years, as major telcos look to maintain sales with a smaller workforce.
Vodafone Ups Guidance on European Growth
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11/14/2017  |  1 comment
Vodafone provides some cheery news for investors, raising its full-year earnings forecast after seeing good progress in Europe and on efficiency measures.
American Tower Becomes an Indian Power Through $1.2B Deal With Vodafone, Idea
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11/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Deal will make American Tower an infrastructure force in the Indian market and should help Vodafone and Idea to improve their balance sheet positions.
OEMs: Reliance Jio Wants Only Your Software
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11/10/2017  |  7 comments
RJio prefers to go directly to ODMs for hardware, which means OEMs become pure software vendors whether they like it or not.
Consolidation Coming to India's Tower Sector
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11/6/2017  |  Post a comment
India's towers sector is poised for takeover activity as big players look to reduce debts and focus on providing services.
Ericsson Reports Revenue Dip in Q3
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10/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson's third-quarter revenues dipped by 6% to SEK 47.8 billion (US$5.87 billion).
Indian Telecom Industry Set for Huge Layoffs
News Analysis  | 
10/19/2017  |  1 comment
Bedeviled by huge debts and rock-bottom tariffs, India's telecom industry is shrinking fast.
Foreign Telcos Bite the Dust In India
News Analysis  | 
10/18/2017  |  2 comments
The exit of so many foreign telcos from the Indian market raises tough questions about the future of the industry.
WiCipedia: Int'l Day of the Girl & Sephora Shows the Ropes
WiCipedia  | 
10/13/2017  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: The wearables market brings back convention models; racial inequalities faring worse than gender differences; BBC goes to the Valley; and more.
India's Airtel to Take Over Tata Teleservices
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10/13/2017  |  Post a comment
The merger will be the second-biggest deal announced in India's telecom market this year, and represents a lifeline for Tata.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Up to No Good
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10/10/2017  |  Post a comment
The Light Reading sandwich makes an appearance once more as Scott is joined by Ray and Iain.
Tata Teleservices Mulls Exit Option
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10/5/2017  |  Post a comment
The demise of Tata Teleservices would mark the first disappearance of a Tata Group business in 150 years.
India's Telcos Face Existential Threat, Says Idea CEO
News Analysis  | 
10/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Profits are disappearing, debts are mounting and yet India's biggest operators are still forced to maintain their legacy networks. Something must change, says the boss of one of India's biggest operators.
India's RCom Eyes Asset Sales After Aircel Merger Collapses
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10/3/2017  |  Post a comment
India's fifth-biggest operator may have to resort to the sale of some valuable assets to pay off debts after calling off a merger with local rival Aircel.
India Aims for Leadership Position in 5G
News Analysis  | 
10/2/2017  |  Post a comment
India has until now been regarded as a technology follower, rather than a technology pioneer. But its government and operators hope to change all that with 5G.
Data Centers Driving Aqua Comms' Expansion
News Analysis  | 
9/29/2017  |  1 comment
As hyperscale players grow data center infrastructure globally, subsea cable operator is expanding to meet that connectivity need.
Eurobites: Imagination Cashes In Its Chips With Canyon Bridge for £550M
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor plans Trondheim IoT lab; cooperation at the mobile edge; Nokia ups its mission-critical LTE game.
India's Incumbents Lose IUC Battle, for Now
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9/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The Indian regulator's decision to lower termination charges is bad news for the country's biggest telcos.
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