Vodafone Idea Inks Multi-Million Dollar Pact with IBM for IT Sourcing

Vodafone Idea is collaborating with leading global technology partners including IBM to deploy new age technologies with built-in customisations and novel innovations Vodafone Idea Ltd, the largest telecom operator in India, announced that it has signed a multi-million-dollar IT outsourcing...

BSNL Launches ‘Bharat Fibre’ Broadband Service In Pulwama

BSNL has plans to roll out this service in all the districts of Jammu and Kashmir. State-owned telecom firm BSNL has become the first operator to start optical fibre-based high-speed broadband service in Pulwama with the launch of 'Bharat Fibre', the company said on Thursday.  "This...

Centre Appoints Navneet Gupta As Joint Secretary In Telecom Department

In December 2018, Gupta has been enrolled for holding the post of Joint Secretary or equivalent in the Union government.  The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) Monday named Navneet Gupta, an Indian Audit & Account Service (IAAS) 1997-batch officer as...

Telecom Subscriber Base in India Reaches 120 Crore in February

BSNL and Reliance Jio together added 86.39 lakh mobile subscribers and the rest of telecom operators jointly lost 69.93 lakh wireless customers The telecom subscriber base in India recorded a marginal growth in the month of February and reached 120.5...

Ericsson, Swisscom Switch on First Commercial 5G Network in Europe

The switching on of 5G network will also open the door to explore new opportunities in the Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) Ericsson, global networking and telecom company and Swisscom, the largest telecommunications service provider in Switzerland, have...

Telecom Tariffs To Rise Likely From Second Half Of FY20: Edelweiss

The probability of a price hike can be attributed to the penetration in mobile broadband services which has increased significantly and is nearing a saturation point. Prices of telecom services are likely to rise in the second half of the current financial...

Delay In Spectrum Allotments For Trial Might Hurt India’s 5G Plan: Huawei

Huawei is already engaged with customers in deploying 40 commercial 5G networks around the world that will be 97 times faster than 4G.  Chinese telecoms gear maker Huawei Technologies has warned that India’s 5G ambitions could hit an air pocket...

Reliance Jio Approaches Telecom Department For In-Flight Connectivity Licence

Hughes Communications India (HCIL) became the first company to be granted the in-flight and maritime connectivity licence in the country. Reliance Jio Infocomm has approached the telecom department for in-flight connectivity licence, that allows service providers to offer connectivity and...

Trai To Seek Views On Net Neutrality Compliance Soon

Service providers have to employ certain mechanism and a deviation from the net neutrality principles could be temporary, proportionate and transparent. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) will soon come out with a new round of consultation on...

Vivo Aims To Invest More In India; Plans To Bring Its Design, R&D Centres

Analysts are of the opinion that setting up R&D centres is a natural extension of the smartphone makers’ ongoing India strategy. Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has said that it will invest more in India to bring its design and research and development (R&D) centres...

Ericsson Bags Its First VoLTE Deal From Airtel In India

Ericsson has been Airtel's managed service partner since 2004 and currently manages the telco’s pan-India 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, intelligent network and LAN/WAN. Bharti Airtel has awarded a new deal to Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson to implement voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) calling technology and IP Multimedia...

Motorola Eyes On Profitability; Aims To Make India An Export Hub

India’s smartphone market is witnessing cut-throat competition, with multiple brands playing a pure price game by dropping prices.  The Chinese Lenovo-owned handset maker Motorola is planning to make India an exports hub, a top executive said, adding the company has...

ZTE Calls For Lower 5G Spectrum Prices In India

ZTE also backed cheaper prices for 5G spectrum, saying the technology would help attract new business models. Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE believes that profitability is still a challenge for the organisation in India. This news comes when telcos are already reeling under revenue...

Niti Aayog Urges Telcos To Support Roll Out Of Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

Pubic Data Office Aggregator (PDOA) should be allowed to resell internet services through yesteryear PCO type of set-up that will be called Public Data Offices. Telecom operators need to support roll-out of public Wi-Fi hotspots to gain edge in technology space, Niti...

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