Telecom industry expected to generate 4 million jobs in India-Manoj Sinha

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ZTE kicks-off Pre5G trials with Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Jio

Chinese telecom gear vendor ZTE has kicked off 5G-related activities with Pre5G trials with Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Mukesh Ambani-led 4G telco Reliance Jio, as it increases it focus on advanced technologies like 5G to take grab India opportunity. The pre-5G trials are being conducted for Enhanced Mobile...

Centre sets up high-level panel for 5G rollout by 2020

The government on Tuesday set up High-Level Forum on 5G India 2020 with a mandate to lay down a roadmap for the rollout of the technology by 2020.   According to media reports, the Centre will spend Rs 500 billion in...

IoT to create 15 million jobs in India: Telecom Secretary

The Internet of Things (IoT), which enables everyday objects to be inter-connected through the Internet, will help in the creation of 10-15 million jobs in India within the next few years . "One of the reasons that IoT is particularly...

Telecom war being fought over quality & new services

Competition in India’s telecom industry is entering a new phase with top players increasingly betting on quality of service and new targeted offerings to retain and acquire customers, as prices have already reached rock bottom levels, experts say. "The Indian...

Airtel dials up SK Telecom for newer tech

India’s largest telecom company Bharti Airtel Ltd has formed a strategic partnership with SK Telecom where it will leverage the South Korean firm’s expertise in improving network experience, machine learning, big data and provide better customer experience through customised...

BSNL and Coriant enter into 5G and IoT agreement for India

Indian state-owned operator BSNL has formed a partnership with Coriant to chart a path towards 5G and IoT deployments in India. Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, said to an English daily “5G represents an enormous leap forward in capacity and...

Package for telecom manufacturing in NTP, says Aruna Sundararajan

The new telecom policy (NTP) will include a package to boost domestic manufacturing of equipment to cut dependence on imports and create local jobs, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said on Monday. In an interview to a news agency, she said...

Ericsson bags small cells deal from top Indian telco

Swedish gear maker Ericsson expects a pickup in deployment of 3G and 4G small cells in India as telecom operators work on improving in-building coverage to better serve data customers amid intense competition, having already bagged contracts with a...

Vodafone anticipates telecom revenue drop due to JioPhone launch, seeks DoT relief

The JioPhone, recently announced by Reliance Jio, has not even hit the shelves yet and Vodafone has written to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) warning of a possible revenue decline in the telecom industry due to the feature phone...

IBM in talks with Indian telcos on NFV, new partnerships

Technology major International Business Machines Corp (IBM) said that ongoing consolidation among Indian telecom service providers will open up new opportunities for the company, and it is currently having discussions with these telco partners to help them complete the...

IMG hints that big policy intervention not required in telecom

Large scale policy intervention may not be required for telecom as "green shoots" have become visible in the sector during first quarter, according to a source in the inter-ministerial group on telecom. At the same time, the group is considering...

Idea seeks NCLT nod for Vodafone India merger

Idea Cellular has filed for an approval of its merger with Vodafone India and Vodafone Mobile Services to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Ahmedabad after it received clearances from competition commission of India (CCI) and Sebi. The company has...

Trai seeks views on data security in telecom sector

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Wednesday floated a consultation paper seeking views on privacy, security and ownership of data in the telecom sector, which would also look at user data held by smartphone manufacturers from those...

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