The Competition Commission of India – CCI has cleared the merger of MTS Sistema with Reliance Communications Ltd. This merger will future-proof RCOM’s 4G LTE play in the most efficient 800/850 MHz spectrum band, acknowledged as the best-in-class standard for data services. With MTS’ merger into RCOM, RCOM will have the largest holdings of 850 MHz band spectrum in the country — most suited for 4G LTE, which is the future Continue reading RCom all set to Join 4G-LTE Race Post-Merger with MTS Sistema
Without any doubt, almost every Analyst has the same view on the Indian Telecommunications sector dominated by 2G Voice that has seen stability and improvement on many fronts, but there is much more divergence on what could happen “later” on voice competition, data, capex and regulations.
Everybody is comfortable with voice-price increase potential and the debate is more on how long this continues for, rather than if voice prices will fall again. The upcoming results are expected to show signs of RPM increase which should provide the much needed relief to earnings (growth) forecasts for all telcos. This was Continue reading Voice Business Strengthening – Mobile Data Gets Pushed by another 18 Months
In the August of 2008, I then made the case, for Reliance Communications it made more sense to switch Voice / 2G Customers to GSM Network when it acquired 1800MHz Spectrum. However, the Anil Ambani managed company after 4 years has realized this and in its new strategy, CEO of Wireless Business, Mr Gurdeep Singh Revealed to GS Analysts that Continue reading Reliance Communications to Switch CDMA Voice Customers to GSM Network – CDMA Only for Data