With India already having some of the lowest tariffs in the world for both voice and data, competition is about to pick up as 3G rates have been slashed to 2G rates, benefiting subscribers all over.
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.
As with all advances in technology, societal pitfalls can surface amid adoption and India is no exception to the rule with regard to its exponential mobile growth. But does its image deserve to suffer as a result?
India's love for the Apple iPhone and the new iPhone 5 launch just in time for Diwali has seen stores run out and scrambling for new stock.
Apple is now playing catch-up in India, at its own expense, against rival Samsung and domestic market leader Micromax and compete for a slice of the country's mobile device sales. Should it consider an India-only device?
In a country where universal healthcare is a daily challenge to meet because of difficult geographic constraints, one leading hospital group in India has turned to mobile to increase its accessibility and coverage.
The Indian bank is mixing up mobile banking and social media with its Facebook app called Pockets. This adds social features, including a bill splitting function for meals with friends.
By June 2014, there will be 85 million Internet users in rural India, with nearly half of them going online in local languages. This presents a gap and opportunity in localized content and design.
While most of us are familiar with credit scores, mobile subscribers also have customer scores, based on how much they pay. This can affect the level of service, length of waiting time, and type of promotions received.
India's per capita GDP will rise by US$51 per year between 2010 and 2020 due to rising mobile phone subscriptions, according to a Vodafone Institute Survey.
Apple’s global release of the new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s will be hitting Indian shores on November 1. While it appears to have slashed prices, it may find it harder than before to find success.