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Trai asks telcos to put all tariffs online from June 30
Trai asks telcos to put all tariffs online from June 30

Close on the heels of unveiling its plan-comparison portal, Trai has directed all telecom operators to start online filing of all tariffs offered to consumers in a specific format from June 30, but industry body COAI flagged concerns on inadequate implementation of timeline. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) said it has launched beta version of online tariff filing portal to enable consumers to view plans of all service providers and compare them.

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Telecom NewsReduce the IUC: Use pure LRIC methods to calculate interconnection charges
B K Syngal, Former CMD, VSNL

The telecom regulatory authority of India or TRAI has started the exercise of reviewing interconnection usage charge (IUC). There is always a dispute between incumbent and new operators on interconnection charges. Incumbent operators want high IUC as they have been around for a longer time and, thus, have more number of subscribers, while new operators want low IUC........read more
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Telecom News Telecom subscriber base again crosses 1.2 billion mark in March
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom subscriber base in the country again crossed 1.2 billion mark, with mobile service companies recording a net addition of over 26 million customers in March, according to monthly subscriber report of telecom regulator Trai released....read more
Telecom News Huawei India rolls out affordable protection plans for Huawei and Honor smartphones in India
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsHuawei India Consumer Business Group has announced affordable protection plans for Huawei and Honor smartphones available on Amazon.in. The company has partnered with OneAssist, ubiquitous platform for assistance and protection programs to provide these plans to consumers in India. At present, the protection plan is available for the stunning Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei P20 lite, and all Honor smartphones including Honor 7X, Honor V10, Honor 8 Pro, among others. The plans start from INR 1249 and are valid for 1 year from the date of the activation of the plan....read more
Telecom News Airtel Payments Bank appoints Anubrata Biswas as MD & CEO
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsAirtel Payments Bank today said that it has appointed Anubrata Biswas as its Managing Director & CEO. In his new role, Anubrata will be responsible for driving Airtel Payments Bank’s mission of taking convenient and innovative digital banking services to the doorstep of every Indian....read more
Telecom News MediaTek unveils new Helio P22 chipset to power mid-range “New Premium” smartphones
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsMediaTek has announced the launch of the Helio P22, the latest addition to the Helio family of powerful and power-efficient chips for the mid-market. With Helio P22, MediaTek continues to expand its Helio P series family that brings high-end features users demand to mid-tier devices. MediaTek Helio P22 – which follows the successful launch of the P60 chipset earlier this year -is the first to bring the 12nm manufacturing process to the mid-range mobile segment....read more
Telecom News HMD Global raises $100 million
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsHMD Global, which designs and sells Nokia brand of phones, said it has raised USD 100 million from Geneva-based Ginko Ventures and other investors to scale its business operations. "This round of investment has been led by Geneva-based Ginko Ventures via Alpha Ginko Ltd with participation from DMJ Asia Investment Opportunity Ltd and Wonderful Stars Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of FIH Mobile Ltd," HMD Global said in a statement....read more
Telecom News iVOOMi launches its most ambitious flagship smartphone yet
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsiVOOMi, a brand making a mark in the Indian smartphone market, has announced the launch of its new smartphone i2, under its ‘i’-series. The flagship device with 3D Mirror Finish Back Panel is the first smartphone in the market to support dual active 4G VoLTE SIMs at a price of Rs 7499. Enriched with features like Full View display and Facial Recognition, the iVOOMi i2 is exclusively available for purchase on Flipkart....read more
Telecom News Vodafone launches VoLTE in Kolkata
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsVodafone, one of India’s largest telecommunication services providers, has announced the roll-out of its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services across Kolkata. With this launch, Vodafone is enabling customers to make calls using VoLTE and enjoy HD quality crystal clear voice with super call connect. Vodafone SuperNetTM 4G customers can access Vodafone VoLTE for no additional charges and all calls will be billed as per existing plan or pack benefits, thus experiencing the best from Vodafone’s Data Strong Network....read more
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Telecom News Nokia 8, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6.1 now available on Airtel Online Store with down payments
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsBharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications services provider, has announced that Nokia’s premium smartphones – Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 6.1 – are now available on its Online Store (www.airtel.in/onlinestore) without the constraint of high put-down prices or cumbersome financing....read more
Telecom News Aadhaar protected by high-tech encryption, authentication: UIDAI chairman
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe world''s largest ID database Aadhaar is protected by high-tech encryption, multi-layered authentication and best-in-class security, UIDAI chairman J Satyanarayana said on Thursday....read more
Telecom News Tata Tele Business Services offers ‘Secure Connect’ to make Cloud services more secure for enterprises
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsTata Tele Business Services (TTBS), one of the leading enterprise service providers of India has introduced ‘Secure Connect’, a new feature to make Cloud computing more secured for the enterprises. The company announced this at its Do Big Forum, an interactive knowledge platform focused on enabling SMEs to understand the technological aspect and benefits of cloud computing and also apprise them about Secure Connect....read more
Telecom News astTECS announces CRM with location tracking
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsastTECS, a leading provider of enterprise telecom technology products and Asterisk based Open Source communication solution has announced the launch of astTrac - a location tracking CRM system, that empowers organization to track activities of the mobile workforce, gain crucial insight into their status and productivity, enhance customer engagement and drive efficiency. Leveraging the CRM-GPS integration power of astTrac, organizations can track and manage complete customer engagement journey initiated by the field staff, pull sales performance reports and track updates in real-time....read more
Telecom News Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 710 platform in mobile AI
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsQualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated has introduced the new Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 710 Mobile Platform, built on 10nm process technology. The Snapdragon 710 is designed with highly efficient architectures for artificial intelligence, featuring a multi-core AI Engine and neural network processing capabilities. The Snapdragon 710 is the first mobile platform in the new 700-tier portfolio, designed to exceed what is expected from today’s high-tier mobile experiences by bringing select premium-tier features to a broader audience....read more
Telecom News ''Govt to set up 4,072 mobile towers in Naxal-hit states''
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsAs many as 4,072 mobile towers will be set up by the government in 10 Naxal-affected states to improve telecom network in such places. A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the Home Ministry''s proposal here today, an official said....read more
Telecom News Sterlite Tech appoints Kumud Srinivasan to its Board of Directors
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsSterlite Tech, an end-to-end global technology leader in smarter digital networks, today announced the appointment of Kumud Srinivasan from Intel Corporation to its Board of Directors with effect from May 22, 2018. Kumud is Vice President and Director of Non-Volatile Memory Fab Manufacturing and Automation Systems at Intel Corporation....read more
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95%+of the products delivered today by iVOOMi is made in India
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Mr. Ashwin Bhandari
CEO, iVOOMi India

The Indian smartphone market is growing at a very fast pace. This is the best time to manufacture and design our devices locally and it will in fact, enable us to deliver products that are more suitable and satisfactory for the Indian market.......read more

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Huawei honored with Vodafone ‘Supplier of the Decade’ award
Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has announced that it has been named ‘Supplier of the Decade’ by Vodafone. The Vodafone Supplier Awards recognizes companies that have performed outstandingly in supporting Vodafone Group’s continuous drive for operating efficiency and to deliver greater benefits to its customers....read more
Policy & Regulation
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom subscriber base again crosses 1.2 billion mark in March
Telecom subscriber base in the country again crossed 1.2 billion mark, with mobile service companies recording a net addition of over 26 million customers in March, according to monthly subscriber report of telecom regulator Trai released....read more
Technology
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsQualcomm launches Snapdragon 710 platform in mobile AI
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated has introduced the new Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 710 Mobile Platform, built on 10nm process technology. The Snapdragon 710 is designed with highly efficient architectures for artificial intelligence, featuring a multi-core AI Engine and neural network processing capabilities. The Snapdragon 710 is the first mobile platform in the new 700-tier portfolio, designed to exceed what is expected from today’s high-tier mobile experiences by bringing select premium-tier features to a broader audience....read more

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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsNokia 8, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6.1 now available on Airtel Online Store with down payments
Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications services provider, has announced that Nokia’s premium smartphones – Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 6.1 – are now available on its Online Store (www.airtel.in/onlinestore) without the constraint of high put-down prices or cumbersome financing....read more
People Movement
TCS to set up World’s largest Corporate Learning Center in Thiruvananthapuram
With a total capacity to train 15,000 professionals at one time and 50,000 professionals annually...read more