Interview with Mavenir’s Pardeep Kohli

26 June 2019

With data taking center stage, traditional voice and messaging platforms are undergoing a big transformation, giving way to more sophisticated and rich communication services. In such a scenario, mobile operators are continuously looking to partner with companies such as Mavenir to tap into the big data opportunity. Pardeep Kohli, president, and chief executive officer, Mavenir, talks about the company’s focus areas and future plans…

How is the telecom technology landscape evolving in India? What are the key trends?

In the past 18 months or so, India has emerged as one of the largest mobile data consuming markets in the world. All the operators have understood that data is the new currency. Jio’s disruptive data pricing and intensive push by Airtel and Vodafone Idea in augmenting data over 4G are very visible indicators. In less than two years, mobile data usage per subscriber has gone northwards.

In suburban and rural areas, the absence of fixed-line broadband services has resulted in mobile devices becoming the primary channel of accessing data. This has resulted in a massive uptake of data in these otherwise underserved and unserved areas...

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