5 steps that could bolster Airtel’s profitability

Agreed that India’s best managed telco Bharti Airtel has posted its tenth quarterly profit decline in a row partly due to the ultra-competitive state of industry affairs, but there also is room for measures to be taken at the company level. Here are five key immediate...

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There are better ways of utilizing the USO Fund

The to-be-launched “har haath mein phone (HHMP)” scheme comes when a highly uncertain telecom climate prevails, from business as well as regulatory standpoints. It raises a number of questions that seek to be answered.One important question would be regarding the...

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Urban-rural tele-density divide still very wide

According to latest Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) numbers, tele-density in the country stood at 79.58 percent in June 2012, which is simply phenomenal compared to the tele-density of 0.8 in 1994 before the telecom sector was liberalized. Even then,...

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Outlook can be a catalyst for adoption of cloud

The launch of Outlook as a free web mail service comes at a time when the cloud model of IT delivery seems to have crossed the hype cycle and is in an evaluation mode by IT managers at user organizations. The presence of a catalyst could significantly help accelerate...

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Does it hurt to talk? Use a low-SAR device

As noted in my earlier post, a reader wrote in a few days ago, sharing his travails of living with the mobile phone radiation, despite keeping a good general health.Holding a mobile phone in hands caused mild breathlessness and fatigue, and bringing it close to...

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