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India satellite broadband “by mid-2023”

India’s secretary for telecommunications Kalyanaraman Rajaraman believes that Indian users will likely be able to access satellite-based broadband connectivity by the middle of 2023. The department of telecommunications has already sent its reference to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to auction the spectrum in the 27.5-28.5 MHz band, which is essential to rollout […]

October 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Bank examines Jio, SES deal

A major Joint Venture from Reliance Jio, the giant Indian telco, and satellite operator SES, which will see Jio use the SES capacity for broadband connectivity for its Indian customers. Investment bank Exane/BNPP says the move is a major endorsement for SES and in particular its mPower fleet of satellites. The bank says: “The endorsement […]

February 15, 2022

Forecast: India SVoD revenue to reach $1.9bn

The SVoD service revenue in India is expected to grow at a robust compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.9 per cent from $0.9 billion (€0.76bn) in 2020 to $1.9 billion in 2025 in line with increasing demand for various OTT video service platforms in the country, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. GlobalData’s […]

September 23, 2021

Reliance Jio a continued success

India’s Reliance Jio is 5 years old (it launched to the public on September 5 2016) and is – by any measure – a huge success. Data usage in India, on Jio and its rivals, has exploded by 1300 per cent during the 5 years, and some of the global content suppliers have publicly congratulated […]

September 8, 2021By Chris Forrester

India to mount major spectrum auction

India’s cabinet has decided to proceed with an auction of spectrum in some key frequencies. The government will auction spectrum in the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz and 2500 MHz terrestrial frequency bands. The spectrum licences will then be valid for 20 years. A total of 2251.25 MHz […]

December 18, 2020By Chris Forrester

Qualcomm invests $98m in Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio has been a huge success in India’s cellular market, and is forecast to pass 500 million subscribers during 2023. Now Qualcomm is climbing aboard the company with a $98 million (€86.4m) investment and part of a major cash-raising exercise that Jio has undertaken over the last 12 weeks that now tops $15.7 billion […]

July 14, 2020