India’s Solar Market Reports Addition of 1,589 MW in Q3 2018

India’s solar installations accounted for 6.6 GW in the first nine months of 2018 and according to Mercom, 8GW solar power will be installed in CY2018    India’s solar market has installed 1,589 MW in the third quarter of 2018....

SK Telecom, Trimble, Hyundai Collaborate to Use 5G in Construction Equipment

The aim of the collaboration is to develop construction equipment that can operate for longer time and to cut down the overall construction time for enhancing efficiency and saving costs South Korean wireless telecom operator SK Telecom, construction machinery manufacturing...

Qualcomm President Hopes for 5G Market in India

Qualcomm is working with regulators, device makers, app developers and the industrial manufacturing segment to drive 5G ecosystem in India Cristiano Amon, President, Qualcomm Incorporated hopes that India quickly climbs the 5G ladder and opens a new 5G market. He...

Biometric Middleware Sales Up 20% YOY in 2018, Govt Sector Remains Key Growth Area

Demand and adoption of biometric middleware likely to gain momentum in banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) sector As growing traction of biometrics-as-a-service (BaaS) model creates more demand for biometric systems, high growth potential is expected for the biometrics middleware...

10% Hike in Investment in Telecom May Add 3.3% to GDP: Report

As envisioned in National Digital Communications Policy 2018, the investment of US$ 100 billion in telecom industry would lead to an increase of US$ 1.21 trillion in GDP A hike of 10 per cent in investments in India's telecommunication sector...

Telecom Sector in India to Adopt 5G by 2022: TRAI

The government is yet to announce a specific time for the 5G spectrum auction. However, it is optimistic on deployment of 5G in the country The telecommunication sector in India will shift to the nex-gen 5G network by 2022, S K Gupta, Secretary, Telecom Regulatory...

AI to Impact Mainly Automotive, Retail, Transportation Companies

Although there will be more intense competition among companies in terms of application of AI, market analysts say potential benefits far outweigh the threats Market research analysts have predicted that companies in the automotive, aerospace and defense, and retail sectors...

Spectrum Auctions to Put Extra Financial Burden on Telecom Industry: ICRA

The recent depreciation in rupee and higher prices of diesel are expected to further hit the telecom industry in the country With telecom industry in India already grappling with elevated debts, the auction of spectrum would put an additional financial burden...

Maharashtra Approves Power Sale Agreements for 302 MW Solar Projects

Maharashtra has approved a tariff range between Rs. 2.93/kWh and Rs. 3.10/kWh for 302 MW solar power project  The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved power sale agreements (PSAs) for grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects of 302 MW under...

AAI Invites Bids for 1 MW Solar Project at Vijayawada Airport

The estimated cost of the project is around Rs 76.3 million and the completion timeframe is 45 days from the day of awarding the contract Airports Authority of India (AAI), a Miniratna category public sector enterprise, has issued a tender for...

Mergers of Telcos Affecting Tower Companies’ Margin: Crisil

Vodafone Idea is in the course of leaving nearly 27,500 co-locations or 3 per cent of the telecommunication masts industry after the merger The ongoing merger and acquisitions in telecommunications sector in India is posing a threat to tower infrastructure companies,...

Nokia Gets US$ 283 Million Loan from NIB for 5G R&D

The loan will be used to finance extensive research and development program of Nokia that is focused on 5G activities in Europe in 2018-2020 Finnish telecommunication, information technology and consumer electronics company, Nokia, signed a loan transaction of US$ 283...

Bharti Airtel Keen to Partner with Vodafone Idea for Fibre

Bharti Airtel is eyeing to bag the top rank in India by revenue market share (RMS) from Vodafone Idea by the end of this fiscal Bharti Airtel has, reportedly, expressed interest in partnering with Vodafone Idea to co-own Indus Towers,...

IPGCL Issues Tender for 35 MW Rooftop Solar Projects in Delhi

The tender is for free installation of solar PV systems for Delhi residents under the Mukhyamantri Solar Power Program. The bidders are vested with the responsibility to find the buildings for installation.  The Indraprastha Power Generation Co. Ltd. (IPGCL) has issued a...

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