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India: Short Term Evolution

It’s budget day in the Indian parliament today, and telecoms watchers are waiting to see what in the way of taxation, or incentivisation of the industry comes out in the wash. InMobi CEO Naveen Tiwari called for progressive changes in the Business Standard last week. After the upheavals of the last 12 months with the cancelling of […]

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Pocketapp open their office in Bombay.

I have the pleasure of being in Mumbai this week. Despite the fact it takes anything from 1 to 2 and a half hours to get *anywhere* in a cab, it’s a very cool place. People are really in to mobile here, I’ve seen a lot more smartphones, particularly iPhone and BlackBerry. There are a […]

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India: The smartphone landscape

One of the key pieces of research I wanted to accomplish in India, is a real understanding of the volumes and usage of smartphones. Despite exhaustive trawling of the internet, I haven’t found any decent numbers on market share in India alone to prepare for this. The most credible numbers I can find were total […]

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Nokia India: Exemplary understanding of a unique market.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop spent a week here at the beginning of September, during which he described India as being at the forefront of transition within the company. For all those in the West who have been writing them off for the last couple of years it is worth remembering that Nokia has an installed […]

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Blyk India: Engaging over a million users in year one.

Following on from the Blykwatch section that used to be in Mobile Industry Review back in the day. I knew that they had started a new venture in the Indian market and thought I should find out how it’s going. Blyk India head honcho Shubhodip Pal kindly agreed to meet me at their office in […]

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Meeting Prafulla Mathur. CEO of Indian apps co Queppelin

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Prafulla Mathur, the founder and CEO of Quepplin. His company stood out in the research I made ahead of visiting India to conduct interview for these posts. They are an agile and highly disruptive team, embracing J2ME, Android, iOS and wap based gaming. Their attitude that anything and […]

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Catching the Indian Mobile Wave

Many global mobile network groups, and key companies in the ecosystem have at one time or another invested in the Indian mobile industry. Drawn to the sheer scale of the worlds largest democracy, mobile ought to be an enormous money earner for all involved. Little in India seems straight forward though. The jailing of a […]