Indian Telecom Network Capacity Doubles in 2 Years

Wireless Network Capacity IndiaThe Indian Telecom network capacity is a function of multiple parameters like spectrum allocation, number of sites (base stations), number of components on each site (no. of antennae, their frequency range, TRxs, etc). Theoretical calculations also require assumptions on busy hour usage – which may differ for regions and services. Increasingly, the choice of technology (2G/3G/4G, etc.) also plays a role in determining the Continue reading Indian Telecom Network Capacity Doubles in 2 Years

Largest Telecom Spectrum Auction – Operators to Bid Rationally

Biggest Telecom Spectrum Auction IndiaThe Government is likely to announce the Largest Telecom Spectrum Auction in the History of India in the next couple of months. Notice Inviting Applications is not out yet and sources in DoT indicate a delay of Month.

Of all the spectrums auctioned – 800 Mhz, 900 Mhz, 1800 Mhz, 2100 Mhz and 2300 Mhz, we see more demand for 1800 Mhz (4G) and 2100 Mhz (3G) bands mainly by the top telcos to bridge their 3G/4G gaps. We do not see much demand for 700 Mhz and 2500 Mhz bands given higher pricing / weaker eco-system. Continue reading Largest Telecom Spectrum Auction – Operators to Bid Rationally

Naukri – Demand buoyant, 99Acres Muted – Will Zomato Breakeven ?

Naukri Platform Demand Buoyant Naukri.Com is witnessing increased adoption of newer features by its corporate clients. 350 customers have gone live on Referral hiring system. Similarly, INFOE has sold cloud based Careers Site manager (CSM) to above 1,600 clients. Average realization in CSM has also doubled, indicating pricing power. The company expects growth rate to sustain in FY17.

The Management played down potential Continue reading Naukri – Demand buoyant, 99Acres Muted – Will Zomato Breakeven ?

Alibaba’s eCommerce Delivery Infrastructure – Create Winning Partnerships Lesson for India

Alibaba Logistics eCommerceIn the North Western United States, hedge fund manager turned entrepreneur was building global eCommerce giant Amazon backed by massive Technological innovations unheard of in the retail industry. In Asia, Jack Ma realizing the potential of Internet for commerce built Alibaba mostly on Winning Partnerships. We’d like to take a look on Alibaba and its group companies’ ecommerce delivery infrastructure such a bottleneck in this part of the world.

All the orders of Alibaba’s merchants are handled by over 16 third-party express companies. The top four express companies (together are known as “Tongda”) by volume have adopted the franchise model that controlled 76% of Continue reading Alibaba’s eCommerce Delivery Infrastructure – Create Winning Partnerships Lesson for India

Did Idea Cellular Fumble on 4G LTE ? Can it make a Comeback like in 2G Voice ?

Idea 4G LTE Win or LoseIdea Cellular, the master of Just in Time expansion and execution analogous to the Java compilers running your Android Apps is in deep trouble when it comes to 4G LTE Mobile Data Networks.

In the last 8 years, Idea Cellular improved its revenue market share mostly banking on 2G Voice and 2.5G EDGE Data services from 9.3% to 18.1%. During the same period, market leader Airtel’s market share grew to 30.8% from 28.1%. Idea’s market share Continue reading Did Idea Cellular Fumble on 4G LTE ? Can it make a Comeback like in 2G Voice ?

Tata’s 800Mhz Spectrum Band on Telcos Radar

Tata DoCoMo 800 Band SpectrumWith impending threat from the launch of Reliance Jio Infocomm, industry leader and India’s only integrated Telecommunications Service Provider made aggressive moves to acquire spectrum from Videocon and later from Aircel to rollout and stabilize 4G LTE Networks in coherence with existing 2G Voice and 3G Mobile Data Network. These deals and Jio RCOM spectrum trading / sharing deals have resulted in spectrum Continue reading Tata’s 800Mhz Spectrum Band on Telcos Radar

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