Coolpad to setup R&D center in India

By Belal Khan Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad is planning to setup R&D center in India by the end of this year. The move is likely to further strengthen its presence across the country. LI Bin, CEO, Coolpad Group announced this during the launch of its flagship product...

India approves Rs 3911 crore telecom investment for Meghalaya

The Centre on Wednesday approved implementation of the Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan for the North Eastern Region in Meghalaya at an estimated cost of Rs 3,911 crore. The approval was given by the Union cabinet, reported The Telegraph. The plan...

DoT concerned about call drops; to meet telcos on Jan 10

Concerned about the deteriorating call drop situation, the Department of Telecom (DoT) will hold separate meetings with operators as well as the sector regulator TRAI on January 10, to discuss the issue. Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said to TOI that...

Vodafone-Idea Might Lose Both Revenues & Customers Over Merge Delay

Industry experts believe that both the telco giants might fail to save US$ 2.04 billion as have been planned, after the merge, due to the delay The delay in Vodafone and Idea merge might cause both the telco giants to...

IDC Records Highest Smartphone Shipment in India in Q3

According to IDC, Xiaomi emerged as the top brand with a 27.3 per cent market share and 11.7 million units shipped in the third quarter According to the latest data released by the International Data Corporation (IDC), India has...

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...

VMware eyeing telecom sector in India for growth

After establishing its presence in the banking and the government institutions in India, Cloud infrastructure and business mobility major VMware is eying the vast telecommunications sector to further boost its growth, its CEO Pat Gelsinger has said. "We have clearly been the...

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...

Telcos in India can shut services without surrendering license

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) Monday also recommended a 60-day notice to the regulator and the telecom department (DoT), by a mobile phone operator closing services through shift in any other technology or by selling all of...

A Highly Integrated Digital-Power Controller for Adapters

In order to simplify and accelerate development of 90-300W power supplies and adapters for computers, LED lighting, medical equipment, telecom and industrial equipment, a digital power controller - STNRG011 has been launched meeting the updated and most stringent eco-design standards...

Bharti Airtel to launch VoLTE service today

Bharti Airtel, India's leading telecom operator is expected to launch voice over LTE (VoLTE) service in India today. The telco has scheduled an event later today in Delhi. A few handsets have already started receiving Airtel carrier update with support...

DoT May Levy Rs 5K Fee per Location for 5G Trails, Extend Trial Duration...

DoT had initially planned to charge for 5G trial spectrum allocations on ‘a per radiating node’ basis, but it has now agreed to a “per location’ charging model. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is likely to extend the duration...

Draft NTP aims 40 lakh new jobs and $100 bn investment by 2022

The government on Tuesday came out with the draft of new telecom policy 'National Digital Communications Policy 2018', with an aim to create 40 lakh new jobs by 2022, attract $100 billion investment in the sector and ensure broadband...

Indus Towers, Bharti Infratel to merge; to create listed pan-India tower juggernaut

Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone Group today announced an agreement for merger of Indus Towers and Bharti Infratel to create the largest mobile tower operator in the world outside China with over 163,000 towers across 22 telecom service areas. As per PTI, Bharti...

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