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Spectrum auction for 5G likely to happen in later half of 2019: Telecom Secy
Spectrum auction for 5G likely to happen in later half of 2019: Telecom Secy

Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan Sunday said auction of spectrum for 5G services is likely to happen in the later half of 2019. "Right now, it (5G allocation) is looking to happen in later half of next year," she told here. The 5G services would offer telecom companies better visibility into market dynamics and potential revenue streams of the next-generation mobile services, Sundararajan said.

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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 Spotlight on EISML bankruptcy even as IFC and Axis bank seek independent investigation into its parent Educomp insolvency
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsWhen the Parliament passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), in May 2016, it was touted as the biggest reform by the Modi government. It was supposed to not only solve the problem of NPAs but also deter errant promoters from siphoning off bank loans. However, it seems that in some cases promoters may be using it to escape payment obligations....read more
Telecom News Cabinet likely to discuss draft new telecom policy Wednesday
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe Union Cabinet is likely to discuss draft of the new telecom policy, known as National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) 2018, on Wednesday. "The draft NDCP is expected to be placed before the Cabinet for approval tomorrow," an official source said Tuesday. The government recently issued the draft NDCP, which once approved, will set road map for attracting investment of around Rs 6.5 lakh crore in the telecom sector....read more
Telecom News DoT puts Aadhaar based face authentication on hold
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe telecom department has put Aadhaar-based face authentication on hold pending the Supreme Court judgement on petitions challenging issuance of new mobile connections and re-verification through the use of the unique identity. The Department of Telecom (DoT) in a letter dated September 19, 2018, to the UIDAI CEO said that the judgement on petition filed in the apex court challenging Aadhaar based e-KYC process...read more
Telecom News Motorola launches first Android One device in India
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsChinese smartphone company Lenovo-Motorola on Monday launched its first Android One device "Motorola One Power" in India for Rs 15,999. Android One means the device will have the latest Android version and regular security updates. The device with Android Oreo 8.1 OS comes with 6.2 inch 19:9 Max Vision Full HD+ display. The device will be available from October 5 on Flipkart....read more
Telecom News Huawei India reinstates connectivity in flood affected Kerala within record time
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsStaying true to its commitment to prioritize network continuity in times of critical needs and natural disasters situations, Huawei India, in association with partners, undertook disaster relief initiatives for flood affected sites in Kerala ensuring network restoration and connectivity in record 72 hours....read more
Telecom News Samsung India launches Galaxy J4+ and J6+ with glass-finish design and Dolby Atmos
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsRefreshing its budget J series, Samsung India on Saturday launched Galaxy J4+ and J6+ for Rs 10,990 and Rs 15,990, respectively. Galaxy J6+ and Galaxy J4+ with glass-finish design and Dolby Atmos will be available from September 25 on retail outlets, Amazon, Flipkart and Samsung Shop. "Galaxy J series is India''s most popular smartphone series, making up almost a third of all smartphones sold in India....read more
Telecom News Government may decide on 4G spectrum allocation to MTNL, BSNL by Dec
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe government is expected to decide on spectrum allocation for 4G services to public sector firms BSNL and MTNL by this year-end, telecom minister Manoj Sinha said Tuesday. "I fully agree that survival of BSNL and MTNL without 4G spectrum is tough. There are some decisions of the apex court. We have made a strategy to settle them....read more
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Telecom News India’s telecom sector attracted $6.2 billion FDI in 2017-18: Manoj Sinha
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsIndia’s telecom sector has attracted a Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) worth $6.2 billion (Rs 43,400 crore) in 2017-18 fiscal, telecom minister Manoj Sinha Tuesday said. “FDI in the telecom sector has jumped nearly five times in the last 3 years – from $1.3 billion in 2015-16 to $6.2 billion in 2017-18,” Sinha said, according to a press statement....read more
Telecom News Airtel announces massive network expansion plans for UP and Uttarakhand
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsBharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications service provider has announced massive network roll-out plans for Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Uttarakhand with the aim of enhancing customer experience as well as expanding high speed data and voice services to deep rural pockets. As a part of its network expansion program – Project LEAP, during FY 19 Airtel plans to deploy more than 17,313 new mobile sites along with 6,650KMs of fresh optic fiber across the two states....read more
Telecom News In a region’s first, Connect Broadband rolls-out Loyalty Program for Patrons
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsIn a one-of-its-kind customer centric initiative by a telecom service provider, Connect Broadband, market leader in wireline and broadband services across Punjab, today announced “Connect Rewards”, program for its patrons. The program aims to recognize and appreciate its new and existing customers for every spend they make on the broadband service....read more
Telecom News Four heavy-duty communication satellites to provide fast internet speed by 2019: Isro chief
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsTired of slow internet speed in India? Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has assured that by the end of 2019, the country will certainly get high-internet speed with the launch of four heavy-duty communication satellites. Isro chairman K Sivan told TOI, “The launch of four high-throughput satellites will provide the country broadband connectivity of over 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) by next year....read more
Telecom News State-run telco BSNL partners with Japan''s SoftBank, NTT to roll out 5G, IoT services
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsState-run telecom firm BSNL has inked a pact with Japan''s SoftBank and NTT Communications to roll out 5G and internet of things technology in India, a top official has said. "We have signed agreement with SoftBank and NTT Communications to roll out 5G and IoT products and services in India. Under the agreement, we will look at solution specially for the smart cities," said Anupam Shrivastava, BSNL chairman and managing director....read more
Telecom News In-flight connectivity may happen in days: Telecom secy
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsIn-Flight Connectivity (IFC) enabling passengers to make calls and access internet services on domestic and international flights in India may happen this or early next week, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said Friday. The central government would issue a notification for this soon, she said....read more
Telecom News HMD Global unveils Nokia 5.1 Plus with AI capabilities, notched display at Rs 10,999
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsOn Monday, Finnish company HMD Global that sells Nokia smartphones announced the availability of Nokia 5.1 Plus for Rs 10,999 in India. The online-exclusive smartphone will be available on Flipkart and the company''s own website from October 1, the company said in a statement. The device comes with Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities, sports a 5.8-inch notched display, glass body and 13MP+5MP dual-lens rear camera....read more
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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsIn a region’s first, Connect Broadband rolls-out Loyalty Program for Patrons
In a one-of-its-kind customer centric initiative by a telecom service provider, Connect Broadband, market leader in wireline and broadband services across Punjab, today announced “Connect Rewards”, program for its patrons. The program aims to recognize and appreciate its new and existing customers for every spend they make on the broadband service....read more
Policy & Regulation
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsDoT puts Aadhaar based face authentication on hold
The telecom department has put Aadhaar-based face authentication on hold pending the Supreme Court judgement on petitions challenging issuance of new mobile connections and re-verification through the use of the unique identity. The Department of Telecom (DoT) in a letter dated September 19, 2018, to the UIDAI CEO said that the judgement on petition filed in the apex court challenging Aadhaar based e-KYC process...read more
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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsHuawei India reinstates connectivity in flood affected Kerala within record time
Staying true to its commitment to prioritize network continuity in times of critical needs and natural disasters situations, Huawei India, in association with partners, undertook disaster relief initiatives for flood affected sites in Kerala ensuring network restoration and connectivity in record 72 hours....read more

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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsHMD Global unveils Nokia 5.1 Plus with AI capabilities, notched display at Rs 10,999
On Monday, Finnish company HMD Global that sells Nokia smartphones announced the availability of Nokia 5.1 Plus for Rs 10,999 in India. The online-exclusive smartphone will be available on Flipkart and the company''s own website from October 1, the company said in a statement. The device comes with Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities, sports a 5.8-inch notched display, glass body and 13MP+5MP dual-lens rear camera....read more
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