Vodafone India launches VoLTE services in Kolkata

Vodafone India on Monday expanded its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) based services to Kolkata even as it prepares to launch the service to 4G customers across the country in phases, reported Economic Times. Till date, the country’s No 2 carrier...

MTNL may be allocated 4G spectrum: Telecom minister

Cash-strapped telecom firm Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) is investing Rs 190 crore to upgrade its services and may also be allocated 4G spectrum to help stay relevant in the highly competitive market, telecom minister Manoj Sinha has said to...

India can benefit from 5G technology by becoming an early adopter: Manoj Sinha

India needs to boost its own ambition and become early adopter of 5G technology, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said in Mumbai on Friday.  According to IANS, he said that India has much to gain from rising to the 5G challenge and a...

5G standards will assume centre stage during roll-out: Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan

While rolling out 5G across the country, standards would assume centre stage, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said in Mumbai on Thursday.  According to IANS, Sundararajan said that As the country gets closer to understanding the technical challenges associated with the roll out...

Artificial Intelligence to aid national goals: Telecom group

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) Thursday said that the Artificial Intelligence or AI would play an important role in bringing new possibilities and meeting the national digital targets in the areas of healthcare, education and capacity building,...

Telecom industry reaffirms focus on AI and highlights next-gen tech, commemorates World Telecommunication and...

COAI, the apex industry body representing the major Telecom, Internet & Technology companies in the country, celebrates World Telecom and Information Society Day 2018 (WTD 2018) with a vision to build and foster a digitally-empowered nation. Aligned with the theme...

Vodafone India leverages AI, Big Data to improve consumer experience

Country’s second-largest telecom service provider Vodafone India, in its strategic digital focus, is embracing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data technologies to enhance consumer experience, reported ET. “Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Big Data are helping us understand customer preferences better and that enable...

Telco’s Rs 18,000 cr deal with Reliance Jio might be derailed

An insolvency tribunal ordered bankruptcy proceedings against Reliance Communications on a petition filed by Ericsson, a development that could scupper the Anil Ambani-owned telco’s Rs 18,000-crore deal to pare debt by selling its wireless assets to Reliance Jio Infocomm, reported Economic...

AI could smoothen your interactions with mobile service providers

Enabled by AI, telecom service providers could use data from earlier interactions to predict what consumers need before they even contact them for support. If you get frustrated at the very thought of connecting with your mobile service provider for...

Centre holds discussions with telecom operators, airlines over in-flight WiFi services

The government yesterday held detailed discussions with telecom operators and airlines on framing guidelines for in-flight data and voice services, reported DNA citing sources. The meeting comes within a fortnight of the Telecom Commission, the highest policy making body of...

Telecom companies ask TRAI not to penalise them over minor service issues

Telecom companies have asked the sector regulator to take a pragmatic view on levying penalties, especially over marginal deviations from quality of service benchmarks as some of those may have been caused by natural events such as floods or...

Ericsson eyes commercial massive MIMO deployment with top Indian telcos this year

Ericssson said that Indian telecom operators are making continuous investments to expand their 4G networks even as the industry goes through a consolidation phase which is resulting in a fewer number of service providers. The gear vendor is also expecting...

AAI, Harris ink Rs 945-cr deal for futuristic telecom infrastructure

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Thursday signed a Rs 945-crore deal with the Harris Corporation of the US for development of its futuristic telecommunications infrastructure (FTI) programme.  The 15-year contract was signed at the sixth edition of the...

DoT, aviation ministry to meet next week on in-flight connectivity rules

Officials of the telecom department and aviation ministry will meet next week to chart out the framework and guidelines for operationalising 'in-flight' data and voice connectivity, reported PTI citing source. "We plan to hold a meeting coming Monday (May 14)...

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