Jun 30, 2017

Girish Trivedi is a Judge at GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2017

The GSMA last week announced the nominees for the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards. Winners of the “AMO Awards” will be honoured at the Asia Mobile Awards Ceremony and Dinner Reception at DaGuan Theatre in Pudong, Shanghai on Wednesday, 28 June. I would like to extend my best wishes to all the nominees for the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards. Look forward to …

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Jan 19, 2016

Telecom Trends 2016

Trends 2016: The ‘elements’ telecoms can brace for this year By Girish Trivedi The many developments that can impact how industry evolves in 2016. Move towards consolidation: 2016 will set the tone for an upcoming structure of the industry. Entry of new players like Reliance Jio will enhance competition and as a result can lead to few players looking to …

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Oct 21, 2015

IoT Asia Summit 2015 – Oct 7, 2015 Bangalore

Girish Trivedi – Cofounder of Monk Consulting, wore dual hat for the IOT summit held in Bangalore recently. He was moderating a panel discussions on How IOT is impacting business and presented a paper on IOT . If you are interested in the presentation write to girish.trivedi@monkconsulting.co.in     

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Jul 28, 2014

Is Microsoft axing the ‘Nokia brand’

Date:- 28 July, 2014 When Microsoft acquired Nokia‘s handset business in April last year in a $7.2 bn deal, one thing was palpable that the software firm was eyeing to strengthen its windows platform and position itself as a hardware maker. Nokia was the most preferable choice as its windows phones were the fastest-growing phones in the smartphone market, and …

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Jul 16, 2014

Blackberry Z3 beats market expectations; runs out of stock in 2 weeks

Date:- 16 July, 2014 When Blackberry launched Z3 smartphones in India, people in the telecom arena were of the view that it would be another run-of-the-mill product for the Ontario-based company and will succumb to intense competition in the market just like its predecessors Z10, Z30, Q10 and Q5 models. But to everybody’s surprise two weeks after it was launched, …

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May 8, 2014

Nokia recovery hits a tough spot

Date:- 8 May, 2014 With the completion of the Nokia deal pushed back by a full month-to end of April-due to regulatory hurdles in Asian markets including India, we may just have to wait to find out: what exactly is its new owner Microsoft’s mobile strategy? Will it still be Windows vs Android? Or will it now be Windows and …

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Jan 30, 2014

Duty hike on mobile phones : An illogical step

Date: 30 January, 2014 The proposed hike of excise duty on mobile phones above Rs 2000 did not go well with the Indian telecom industry. The FM has proposed to hike the duty to 6% from current 1% in his budget for year 2013-14. What this means is customers have to stretch their wallet to another Rs 100 if they …

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Nov 16, 2013

THE BIG NOFN LOOT: Another mega scam is in the making

Date:- 16, November, 2013 Since ages Indian population is being fooled by its government and it appears as if the Indian populace is destined to be fooled, time and again, and that too without learning any lesson. Fooled, both in their mortal avatars and in their dreams. In 2011, the Indian government, led by the telecom ministry, fed the Indian …

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