Gulveen Aulakh

Oct 23, 2019, 08.49 PM IST

Gulveen Aulakh

  • Samsung India outsources production of some phones

    Samsung India outsources production of some phones

    Almost three years ahead of schedule, Samsung has already begun exporting India-made phones to a few countries owing to its fully exhausted existing capacity. Therefore, outsourcing production is a viable option in order to meet the high demand.

    Smartphone brands issue trade advisories for pricing parity

    Smartphone brands issue trade advisories for pricing parity

    The Confederation of All India Traders and the All India Mobile Retailers Association on Sunday alleged that brands are in league with ecommerce marketplaces to offer deeper discounts. CAIT said this was in violation of the Competition Act

    Special scheme on cards to promote component manufacturing

    Special scheme on cards to promote component manufacturing

    Govt looking beyond mobile phones manufacturing, seeks inputs for MSIPS-like incentive package. MSIP scheme provides multiple incentives tax holiday for certain years, capital subsidy and reimbursement of central taxes and duties.

    5G handset makers give India Mobile Congress a miss

    5G handset makers give India Mobile Congress a miss

    The 3rd edition of the IMC got cold response from the device makers with 5G ready smartphones for India. Handset makers like Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and LG showcased a 5G device each, but these devices are only available in the US or China.

    Handset makers largely skip IMC, signal 5G is distant in India

    Handset makers largely skip IMC, signal 5G is distant in India

    Handset makers with 5G ready smartphones gave it a miss for IMC third edition as they believe India is still some time away from being 5G ready. Telecom secretary tried to play down the absence of device players saying there was a timing mismatch

    Reform package being considered for sectoral relief: Secy

    Reform package being considered for sectoral relief: Secy

    After the price war shrunk the industry into three non-state players from eight, with two going out of business, the DoT is considering a reform package to the telecom sector to help its revival, which may include longer spectrum payment periods.

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