The government has made it mandatory to install Global Positioning System in all mobile phones, including feature phones that will be sold in India, from January 1, 2018.
The revenue growth came as the company shipped a record high of 23.16 million devices in the quarter ended June globally, Xiaomi founder Lei Jun said in a letter to employees on Friday.
Experts say the latest bundling tie-ups could work as it’s a win-win for all the parties — handset players, telcos, and of course, customers.
The public wi-fi hotspots are proposed to be set up on the lines of yesteryear's PCOs that were used for making phone calls by public on paid basis.
A 10% basic customs duty has been levied on imports of mobile phones to give protection to local production, thus giving additional fillip.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) last week had also suggested to the inter-ministerial group (IMG) created to look into the financial stress of the sector.
The process of seeking public opinion through an open consultation will begin shortly as the aim is to make the policy consumer-centric.
Delivering handsets — among the ecommerce players’ highest selling category — to two of the three most populous states in the country is critical for market leader Flipkart.
The stake sale in India’s second-largest telecom tower company is key to strengthening Airtel’s balance sheet in the midst of a price war that’s eroded profit.
Analysts expect Jio to dangle a combination of aggressive tariff offer backed with mass-market 4G VoLTE feature phone to rev up active subscriber additions.
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