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Aug 5, 2013
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Indian telecoms at the crossroads again

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In the 18 years I have been working with Indian telecoms operators, I can recall several points where I felt the industry was at a crossroads in its evolution.

Jul 1, 2011
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Pricing a Gig

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How to price a gigabyte of data is a dilemma confronting India’s mobile operators as they steadily build up their 3G subscriber bases.

May 20, 2011
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Microsoft-Skype: inspirational or hype?

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It is fair to say that over the past twenty years in my career as a banker, I have seen some transactions in the telecoms industry which have resulted in significant value erosion.

Feb 4, 2011
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Will mobile money take off in India?

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Walk out of Mumbai International Airport and hundreds of local people will be glued to their mobile handsets, texting to friends and colleagues.

Nov 19, 2010
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Indian Telecoms: Moving West

(The views expressed in this column are the author’s own and do not represent those of Reuters)

Fifteen years ago there was no private telecoms industry in India. Today not only is there a vibrant domestic industry but many of the larger players such as Bharti, Reliance and Tata are now expanding outside India.

Oct 3, 2010
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Reliance Industries’ BWA move – success or flop?

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(Tony Worthington is Global Head for Telecoms, Media & Technology, Standard Chartered Bank. The views expressed in this column are his own and do not represent those of Reuters.)

By Tony Worthington

Many eyebrows, including those of this author, were raised at the culmination of India’s Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) auction earlier this year.

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      "Tony Worthington is Global Head, Telecoms, Media & Technology at Standard Chartered. He has advised and financed Indian telecoms companies since the 2G licence auction in the mid 1990s."
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