To remain competitive and profitable, Indian mobile operators are gradually increasing tariff rates as lowering prices and growing subscriber base are no longer deemed beneficial tactics. But what does that mean for customers?
Nitin Puri discusses key mobile communications developments in India, home to one of the world's largest mobile phone population.
Originally from Canada, Nitin has been residing and working in India since 2009. He has worked in different ICT industries in countries such as India, Canada, and Tanzania. He is an avid follower and application developer within the growing mobile phone sector in India.
China’s largest Internet company, Tencent, is eyeing India for further growth for its messaging platform as it ventures overseas. It will be up against an increasingly crowded market where rivals such as Whatsapp have had a headstart.
The Japanese phonemaker has ambitious plans to capture an 8 percent share of the Indian smartphone market in its first year, amid growing competition especially from local brands and new Chinese models.
University of Delhi launches a mobile app competition open to students, who have to submit a working prototype which will eventually be available for download on the university's Web site.
Commuters can now skip the long lines to top up their smart cards, but the solution is not near perfect--there is still an inconvenience of having to physically validate the recharge transaction at selected stations.
Anyone driving and looking for parking in India will know that it’s taking longer and hard to find a spot. uPark, India’s first online parking network, plans to change that.
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), is reportedly mulling a move to tackle insider trading by going after people spreading sensitive information on both social media and messaging apps.
Will new mobile tools replace traditional doctor visits, or reach out to those who don't have readily available medical facilities?
The phonemaker has launched a plan offering all its services, such as e-mail, BlackBerry Messenger, social networking, Internet browsing, for 129 rupees (US$2.38) per GB in order to expand its network within India.
A consortium of Chinese phone brands are planning a quiet entry into India with the help of a startup, which will set up over 200 sales and service centers for nearly 50 different manufacturers.