Indian Telecom Industry The Telecom Industry in India has been facing multiple problems of 1) massive 2G scandal in which many telecom companies in India lost their licenses to operate 2) hyper competition with many new companies entering and starting a price war and 3) high spectrum fees imposed for 3G spectrum. 1) India has [...]

Under pressure from the Government, telecom tower companies in India have banded together to float a contract to buy green power from privately owned green companies in India. Note these fierce competitors have formed a cartel to drive down the prices of buying renewable energy from small suppliers. Telecom towers manage to get subsidies of [...]

Smart Phone Industry When you talk of the smartphone market, the talk is all about Apple and Samsung who have cornered over half of the global smartphone market making billions of dollar in net profits in the process. Erstwhile leaders like Nokia and Research in Motion are now fighting for survival as they failed to [...]

Nokia The company has gone down alarmingly in the last 2-3 years making it a classic B-School case study of how not to run a company. Nokia’s market capitalization has gone down by around 95% from a $100 billion to around 5-6 billion now. There are many reasons which have contributed to this downfall, the [...]

India has for long lacked an agency to control the monopolistic and predatory practices of Indian companies . The old MTRP Act had become quite toothless after the 1991 reforms and the Indian industry had turned into the wild west. Monopolies and oligopolies could operate quite freely and there was nobody to investigate price fixing and cartelization . [...]

India has agreed to allow telecom equipment manufacturing equipment from ZTE and Huawei after banning them due to security concerns.Hectic lobbying efforts by Huawei/ZTE,Chinese trade bodies and the Indian telecom operators has made the Indian government change its decision.As a face saving gesture, telecom equipment will have to be screened by international security audit firms.I [...]