Ravi Shankar Prasad Becomes The New Telecom Minister

Prasad will have to balance the demand for lowering spectrum base prices and allocating spectrum at the right price to ensure no loss to the exchequer. Ravi Shankar Prasad has been appointed as the new minister for telecommunications, while he...

DoT To identify Spectrum Bands For Rolling Out 5G Network In india

TRAI had recommended auction of about 8,644 MHz of telecom frequencies. The Department of Telecom will start identifying and making available new spectrum bands for access and backhaul segments for timely deployment and growth of 5G networks, according to a ministry note. The department...

Flex Pauses Shipments To Huawei

Huawei India said on its twitter handle that existing users of its products will not be affected. American contract electronics manufacturer Flex has stopped shipments to smartphone and telecom equipment brand Huawei to comply with the US administration’s decision to...

TRAI Pitches For Local Telecom Gear Manufacturing

Trai strongly feels there is a need to create self-reliance and job opportunities within the count. Manufacturing telecom equipment locally is a strategic as well as an economic imperative, India’s telecom regulator said, in the backdrop of trade restrictions imposed...

Locally Made Gear Strategically Important: TRAI Chief

Manufacturing of backend telecom equipment is of strategic as well as economic importance and it is up to the government to take a call on the matter. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) feels that localised manufacturing of...

BSNL To Deploy 5G Corridor In India By 2020

BSNL is also planning to deploy a 5G test centre in New Delhi to demonstrate use cases of low-latency communication in the areas of healthcare and education. State-controlled Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is planning to come up with a...

Trai To Go After Fiber Enhancement To Aid 5G Rollout

The government aims to increase fibre footprint to fivefold by 2022, from the current 1.5 million route kilometers. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is readying to consult industry stakeholders on enhancing the country’s fibre footprint on the backdrop...

COAI And ETSI Team Up For Telecom Standardisation

ETSI will work closely with COAI to strengthen their relationship and foster a closer co-operation on common-agenda items. Industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and ETSI have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to foster closer co-operation on...

Nokia Software Eyeing Trials For India’s 5G Telecom Network

Nokia is also looking to build cloud-based solutions that leverage the advantages of 5G such as low-latency and high throughput. Nokia Software is eyeing trials for India’s 5G telecom network and has made a case for participating in the pilot...

SK Telecom And Microsoft Sign Deal To Focus On 5G, AI And Cloud

Park Jung-ho, president and CEO of SK Telecom and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella signed the agreement. SK Telecom and Microsoft signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in areas such as 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud. Park Jung-ho, president and...

“India can be a big market for us, especially given its improving technology landscape”

The adoption of smart devices is increasing exponentially across the globe. The Indian ecosystem is gearing up for smart city solutions, connected automotives and narrowband (NB) IoT applications. This transition has caught the interest of foreign investors. Jerry Cheng,...

Airtel And Hughes To Merge Their India VSAT Operations

The combined entity will introduce new VSAT and related technologies and will continue to serve existing Hughes and Airtel customers. Bharti Airtel and Hughes Communications, a subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, which provides broadband satellite networks and services, on Tuesday said that the companies will...

Karnataka To Align Infra Roll Out Policy With RoW Policy

The DoT has requested the state government to conduct a workshop to create awareness about radiation, finalise the state RoW policy aligned with the central Right of Way policy. The Karnataka government has been asked by the telecom department to align its...

Crucial for Telecom Companies in India to Embrace 5G: Ericsson

Citing a survey, Ericsson claimed that one-third of customers will immediately leave their telecom operator, if competition begins in offering 5G As the domestic telecom industry is reeling under financial burden, Swedish telecom equipment manufacturer Ericsson said that it is crucial...

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