Cable TV

IMC to hold international communications convergence from 16 March

MUMBAI: Though India is one of the fastest growing telephony markets in the world, the concern is to increase penetration in the rural areas which has a teledensity of just around 1.8 per cent.

Indian Merchants' Chamber (IMC) is holding its fourth annual international communications convergence which will address this issue. The two-day event, "Connecting India - The Global Challenge," will be held in Mumbai starting 16 March.

Addressing a press conference, IMC telecom committee co-chairman KV Seshasayee said the urban-rural divide needs to be addressed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), telecom operators and finance companies with easy funding. "There is a consumer demand in rural areas and technology has evolved to increase reach in rural areas. We can drive penetration with wireless and Wi-max technology. The focus of the event will be to debate on how rural communications can go up," he pointed out.

The event, aimed at providing a platform for government policymakers, leaders of industry and other stakeholders, expects to attract participation of over 300 Indian and foreign telecom experts. IMC has extended concessional registration facilities to students who can attend the two-day conference at a fee of Rs 300 while others will have to pay Rs 3,000.

Among the top speakers are Maharashtra's minister for Finance and Planning Jayantrao Patil, chairman of Dishnet Wireless Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Telecom policy analyst strategy and policy unit, ITU, Geneva Lara Srivastava, Asia Pacific Telecommunity, Bangkok executive director Amarendra Narayan, SR Telecom Inc. regional sales director Andreas Kiefer, Bangkok, ZTE Corporation China director Technical (Marketing) Jiang Xue Feng, Technical, Ericsson India Pvt. Ltd. GM Bo Ribbing and SingTel India country director Arun Dagar.

The Indian experts participating in the seminar include Motorola India Pvt. Ltd regional manager Avinash Bector, Government of India USF administrator Shantanu Consul, Supreme Court advocate Pavan Duggal and Telecom consultant S Ramani Iyer.

Latest Reads
Den reports improved numbers for Q2 over Q1

The Sameer Manchanda-led Indian cable distribution network and broadband internet services (broadband) provider Den Networks Ltd

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
GTPL cable TV business revenue up in second quarter

Indian multi-system operator and internet service provider GTPL Hathway Ltd (GTPL) reported 13.8 percent increase in total income for the quarter ended 30 September 2018

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
Hathway in the red due to higher expenses, forex loss in second quarter

In the first quarter of the previous fiscal, restructuring at Indian multi system operator (MSO) Hathway Cable and Datacom Ltd (Hathway) had brought for it a positive bottomline.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
Indian DTH equipments worth Rs 7.83 cr seized by Pakistan authorities

Pakistan authorities have seized a large quantity of smuggled Indian direct-to-home (DTH) equipment worth Rs 7.83 crore from various markets in a countrywide crackdown against illegal devices according to a report published by

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
Indian pay TV revenue to touch $16 bn by 2023: MPA

As per a new report by Media Partners Asia (MPA), the pay TV revenue in Asia will top $56 billion in 2018. This will continue to grow at 3 per cent CAGR till 2023 and likely to exceed $66 billion by then. Pay TV revenue consists of subscription fees and local and regional advertising sales.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
Q2 results: Hinduja Ventures reports total income of Rs 26.72 crores

HVL on standalone basis reported a total income of Rs. 26.72 Crores for the half year ended September 30, 2018.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
IMCL aspires to hit 7 mn subscribers in a year

At a time when the face of India’s multi-billion dollar cable industry is changing rapidly with the emergence of new players, Indusland Media & Communication Ltd (IMCL), one of the oldest players in the industry, has announced a new offering ‘I Am Mumbai, I Am InDigital’.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
ACT Fibernet seeks funding; discloses financials

In its prospectus with SEBI, ACT Fibernet submitted the financial details and is looking for fund-raising to expand the business across India. ACT Fibernet reported revenue of Rs 1,217 crore and EBITDA of Rs 211.67 crore in fiscal 2017.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
Hathway to target existing users for new OTT, cable hybrid STBs

Indian consumers are not losing interest in linear TV anytime soon but one can’t be too wary given the OTT burst. To stay ahead of the game, Hathway has unveiled two new products – an OTT set-top box and a cable hybrid box. Both of the boxes have been priced at Rs 2999.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories