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Nl telecom oct 24 - 30, 2015


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Nl telecom oct 24 - 30, 2015

  1. 1. © Gyan Research and Analytics Pvt. Ltd., 2015 1 Industry News  Idea Cellular to bring branded 4G-enabled smartphones Idea Cellular is in talks with TCL Communications of China to procure 4G-enabled smartphones for supporting its high-speed broadband services which will be launched soon in the country. The technical and product evaluations are underway currently and a Request for Proposal will be given out for the device procurement, soon. The company plans to cover 750 towns by mid-2016. Idea had acquired spectrum in 1,800 MHz band for offering 4G services, during the last two spectrum auctions in February 2014 and March 2015.  Bharti Infratel incorporates new Wi-Fi subsidiary Bharti Infratel, with the incorporation of its new subsidiary, Smartx Services Limited on Sep 21, 2015, has joined the Wi-Fi bandwagon. The subsidiary will focus on setting up of Wi-Fi hotspots and transmission through optic fibre cables in order to provide services to the telecom operators and others on a sharing basis. It currently has a consolidated portfolio of over 87,184 telecom towers, which includes over 37,801 of its own towers.  Airtel launches data cashback offers Bharti Airtel has started to offer data benefits which includes data share and cashbacks for its mobile customers. This is part of its efforts to attract more of the higher-paying data customers which has picked up pace. Airtel customers can enjoy the data cashback in the form of a daily morning credit of 50 percent of the consumed data (2G/3G/4G) between 12.00 to 6.00 AM. The move targets the wide cross section of consumers for whom the network usage in the late hours is lower. The plan may help increase consumption of network during late hours. Investment News  Airtel to spend additional capex on Indian 3G, 4G sites Bharti Airtel intends to spend an additional USD 200 - 400 million as capex for Indian 3G and 4G sites in this fiscal year. The company has estimated its Indian and South Asian capex to be at USD 2.3 billion, of which the majority will be on India. The investment is due to the growth in the handset shipments which is expected to be 20 million this quarter, 10 million of which will be 4G enabled.  NTT Communications to invest INR 1,000 crore in India NTT Communications of Japan plans to invest around INR 1,000 crore in the next three years in India. The company is expanding its data centre business and is applying for a national long-distance license to connect the data centres and client locations through optical fibre cables. The company has already invested around INR 1,079 crore in the past three years in India. Telecommunications News October 24, 2015 – October 30, 2015
  2. 2.  Reliance Jio to raise INR 3,000 crore Reliance Jio Infocomm is planning to raise INR 3,000 crore by the issue of redeemable non-convertible debentures on private placement basis. The company has risen around INR 4,500 from a consortium backed by Korea Trade Insurance Corporation in May 2015, in order to buy telecom equipment from Ace Technologies and Samsung Electronics. Reliance Jio Infocomm is a INR 1 lakh crore telecom venture of Reliance Industries Limited. © Gyan Research and Analytics Pvt. Ltd., 2015 2 Telecommunications News October 24, 2015 – October 30, 2015 Weekly Snapshot Source: Cellular Operators Association of India Subscribers Distribution For Circle A - 2014 Aircel Bharti Airtel Dishnet Wireless IDEA Telewings Videocon Vodafone Kerala - 3,836,861 - 9,402,654 - - 6,979,885 Punjab 9,63,180 7,681,798 - 6,053,805 - - 4,823,505 Haryana - 2,465,205 - 4,367,391 - 1,762,459 5,049,313 UP West - 7,220,377 - 12,406,274 7,361,021 - 10,374,515 UP East 5,962,635 17,708,666 - 8,617,594 9,742,641 - 16,815,076 Rajasthan 5,410,870 16,774,527 - 6,430,333 - - 10,443,053 Madhya Pradesh - 11,041,339 - 18,747,309 - 2,329,924 5,543,528 West Bengal - 11,245,647 4,545,114 3,737,214 - - 14,217,495
  3. 3. © Gyan Research and Analytics Pvt. Ltd., 2015 3 Telecommunications News, October 24, 2015 – October 30, 2015 Market Entry Strategies Market/ Marketing Research Pre-Feasibility, Feasibility & TEV Studies Equity Research & Valuation Economic Intelligence Our Business Practices Business Research Central Delivery Centre BD-9, Sector-1, Salt Lake City Kolkata - 700 064, India Phone: +91-33- 40060084 Corporate Office LG 37-38, Ansal Fortune Arcade, Sector - 18, Noida - 201 301 Delhi NCR, India Phone: +91-120- 2511945 E-mail: Website: Branch Office - Mumbai Branch Office - Bangalore Branch Office - Hyderabad