Romita Majumdar

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Jio, too, is bitten by the slowdown bug

Jio, too, is bitten by the slowdown bug

Rediff.com20 Nov 2019

It reported adding 698,3146 subscribers in September, the lowest since it added 6.1 million in November 2017.

How online video is becoming a promotional tool for brands

How online video is becoming a promotional tool for brands

Rediff.com25 Oct 2019

Video isn't just about old school television shows, advertisements and tutorials anymore - short, crisp and engaging content across different formats is becoming increasingly popular in a world where stories are consumed on the go.

How TCS employees can become eligible for higher pay package

How TCS employees can become eligible for higher pay package

Rediff.com22 Oct 2019

Campus recruits can also aim to double the existing entry level package by proving their skills through the TCS national qualifier tests.

Active telecom user base falls in August

Active telecom user base falls in August

Rediff.com22 Oct 2019

Active subscriber base declined by 2.2 million on a month-on-month (MoM) basis to 970.2 million in August 2019, on the back of Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea losing customers. Jio was the only operator to add 7.2 million active subscribers in the same month.

Tech Mahindra secures large multi-year AT&T deal

Tech Mahindra secures large multi-year AT&T deal

Rediff.com6 Sep 2019

Together, AT&T and TechM aim to improve the agility in rolling out and supporting networks of the future, while improving returns on investment through technology-led transformation.

Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel continue to lose users; Jio gains

Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel continue to lose users; Jio gains

Rediff.com20 Aug 2019

The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,183.15 million at the end of May to 1,186.63 million at the end of June.

TCS to hire campus placements all year

TCS to hire campus placements all year

Rediff.com12 Jul 2019

The campus placements process usually starts in July-August, but is likely to start earlier this year.

With a stake in Meesho, Facebook makes 1st start-up investment in India

With a stake in Meesho, Facebook makes 1st start-up investment in India

Rediff.com14 Jun 2019

Founded in 2015, Meesho is one of the country's fastest growing social commerce platforms, and provides small and independent entrepreneurs with products and tools to start, maintain, and grow their businesses. Facebook's interest in the digital commerce follows Reliance Industries' entry into the hybrid e-commerce ecosystem.

Dream 11 founders: Fantasy sports champs

Dream 11 founders: Fantasy sports champs

Rediff.com13 Jun 2019

Following their passion paid off for Harsh Jain and Bhavit Sheth with their fantasy sports platform Dream11 entering the unicorn club with a valuation of over $1 billion.

Minimum recharge, not 4G subscribers behind Airtel's Q4 revenue growth

Minimum recharge, not 4G subscribers behind Airtel's Q4 revenue growth

Rediff.com4 Jun 2019

Airtel reported a 19 per cent rise in its ARPU in the March quarter, as it removed the non-paying users from its network.

The big challenge brands are facing in India

The big challenge brands are facing in India

Rediff.com8 May 2019

The digital audience knows the difference between healthy suggestions, which are welcome, and a downright breach of privacy, which is abhorred.

Reliance Jio transfers fibre and tower infrastructure

Reliance Jio transfers fibre and tower infrastructure

Rediff.com3 Apr 2019

The optic fibre cable infra was with Jio Digital Fibre and the tower infra with Reliance Jio Infratel

Non-metros see surge in number porting requests

Non-metros see surge in number porting requests

Rediff.com1 Apr 2019

The highest number of requests are in Karnataka (39.18 million) and Tamil Nadu (35.56 million).

Larsen & Toubro all set to launch its 'Nxt' disruption

Larsen & Toubro all set to launch its 'Nxt' disruption

Rediff.com30 Mar 2019

Honed and utilised in-house for over three years, the engineering major's new arm - L&T-Nxt - will focus on AI, IoT, vitual reality and cyber security among other fields of digitisation.

How Tech Mahindra plans to use 5G to boost revenue

How Tech Mahindra plans to use 5G to boost revenue

Rediff.com25 Mar 2019

Tech Mahindra is building 5G use cases with US-based hospitals to help manage devices remotely and eventually manage remote surgeries that will require seamless network connectivity.

Telcos eye loyal customers to boost revenue gains

Telcos eye loyal customers to boost revenue gains

Rediff.com12 Feb 2019

With telecom disruptor Reliance Jio not raising tariffs, incumbents Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea are focusing on the minimum monthly recharge and higher first recharge offers to ensure they retain only loyal and revenue-incremental subscribers, reports Romita Majumdar.

Telcos face a new challenge: More voice calls, but less revenue

Telcos face a new challenge: More voice calls, but less revenue

Rediff.com10 Feb 2019

From spending a little less than three hours on making voice calls, Indians are spending well over 5 hours. So, while people make more calls, they are spending less than ever, reports Romita Majumdar.

'Our entry into 2019 is much better than how we entered 2018'

'Our entry into 2019 is much better than how we entered 2018'

Rediff.com24 Jan 2019

We'll see what happens with Brexit. Either way, there will be technology spends because people have to develop and modify new systems.

Why IT firms are riding high!

Why IT firms are riding high!

Rediff.com22 Jan 2019

From acquiring creative agencies, to setting up onsite innovation centres and turning around BFSI with entirely new digital offerings, 2018 had seen the IT industry going from initial lows to new highs.

TCS looks at India to chip in more as cost of executing onshore projects spikes

TCS looks at India to chip in more as cost of executing onshore projects spikes

Rediff.com19 Jan 2019

Under its Agile business model, the company has started using its off-shore base up to the extent of 90 per cent which, along with several other measures, will benefit its operating margins, said Chief Operating Officer N Ganapathy Subramaniam.

Airtel, Vodafone to lose 50 mn users

Airtel, Vodafone to lose 50 mn users

Rediff.com30 Dec 2018

These customers will be unable to meet the lowest recharge requirements for Jio, meaning they will either exit the market or migrate to BSNL/MTNL.

Hackathon major plans to set up US ops in 2019

Hackathon major plans to set up US ops in 2019

Rediff.com8 Dec 2018

While HackerEarth has clients and developers globally, the US consists more than a third of the revenue stream, and plans to ramp it up to 60 per cent of the total share.

Anil Ambani all set to sell RCom's spectrum to Jio

Anil Ambani all set to sell RCom's spectrum to Jio

Rediff.com4 Dec 2018

Supreme Court had asked the government to issue RCom a NoC for spectrum sale to Reliance Jio Infocomm by December 9 if it furnishes a corporate guarantee of Rs 1,400 crore

Emotix, a Mumbai-based startup launches personal robot for kids

Emotix, a Mumbai-based startup launches personal robot for kids

Rediff.com29 Nov 2018

The robot can hold long conversations, track the child's mood and is controlled from an app on the parents' smartphone

How Voda Idea readies to fight rivals

How Voda Idea readies to fight rivals

Rediff.com23 Nov 2018

The management plans to invest Rs 27,000 crore in 2019-20, supported by savings of around Rs 14,000 crore that it expects to come from synergising operations of merged entities.

TCS buys digital design firm W12 Studios, its 1st acquisition in 5 years

TCS buys digital design firm W12 Studios, its 1st acquisition in 5 years

Rediff.com2 Nov 2018

W12 Studios will be part of TCS Interactive, further strengthening the already impressive array of creative and experience services it offers

Anil Kumble gives AI spin to cricket

Anil Kumble gives AI spin to cricket

Rediff.com15 Oct 2018

The Power Bat is a visiting-card sized sticker on the shoulder of the bat that captures the speed of impact, quality of the shot and other parameters when the batsman hits the ball.

Brooklyn-based Etsy eyes next stage of India story

Brooklyn-based Etsy eyes next stage of India story

Rediff.com13 Oct 2018

While e-commerce sites rush to meet mass demand, Etsy is positioning itself more as a community of artisans where buyers can seek uncommon and unique products rather than mass-produced discounted products.

Accenture to continue to look at India for hires

Accenture to continue to look at India for hires

Rediff.com8 Oct 2018

Accenture -- considered as one of the top-most employers in India among the global technology services companies -- is believed to have over 150,000 workers in India, next to IBM.

Why Voda-Idea won't lead to a drop in call, data charges

Why Voda-Idea won't lead to a drop in call, data charges

Rediff.com30 Aug 2018

With their net debt estimated at Rs 1.15 trillion, the merged entity will not be in much of a position to dole out freebies, says Romita Majumdar.

What's holding back Digital India

What's holding back Digital India

Rediff.com28 Aug 2018

Compared to a 64 per cent penetration in Brazil (130 million users total) and 53 per cent in China (total 733 million users), India has barely 28 per cent penetration. Of the digital reach, almost 80 per cent are from affluent segments in urban areas. How can this change?

How TCS is tweaking its business

How TCS is tweaking its business

Rediff.com16 Aug 2018

TCS plans to build ignio as a standalone company.

With revenue of $31 mn, ignio is another feather in TCS cap

With revenue of $31 mn, ignio is another feather in TCS cap

Rediff.com14 Aug 2018

ignio has more than 75 patents filed in the artificial intelligence, machine-learning and intelligent-automation space

Digital lending set to become a $1 trillion business in India

Digital lending set to become a $1 trillion business in India

Rediff.com8 Aug 2018

India's huge digital prowess and potential will play a huge role in enabling digital lending, says Romita Majumdar.

Good news for techies, IT cos to step up hiring this fisc

Good news for techies, IT cos to step up hiring this fisc

Rediff.com1 Aug 2018

While there has been an improvement in the overall demand environment, the other reason expected to trigger this growth is the absence of a bench strength in most companies

How much did top honchos of tech firms earn?

How much did top honchos of tech firms earn?

Rediff.com10 Jul 2018

While Tech Mahindra's Gurnani earned Rs 146 crore in 2017-18, his actual gross salary component was Rs 2.77 crore. Wipro's Neemuchwala, on the other hand, took home Rs 18.23 crore

Why it's time for a social media primer for brands

Why it's time for a social media primer for brands

Rediff.com5 Jul 2018

Online bullies, haters, trolls - call them what you will - are the blight of social media, for not just individual users but also brands and companies.

Why global captive centres are hiring more Indians

Why global captive centres are hiring more Indians

Rediff.com2 Jul 2018

Last year, there was almost 16 per cent increase in hiring by the Global Capability Centres in India.

Kirana stores and the power of big data

Kirana stores and the power of big data

Rediff.com11 Jun 2018

Big retailers are openly talking of plans to harness the power of big data, even reporting those in annual reports as part of a long-term strategy.

Why Indian IT is staring at an uncertain future

Why Indian IT is staring at an uncertain future

Rediff.com8 Jun 2018

NITI Aayog recommendations cite the need for greater industry-academia collaboration to meet skill demand

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