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New telecom policy to be in place likely by July end: Manoj Sinha
New telecom policy to be in place likely by July end: Manoj Sinha

The new telecom policy is expected to be cleared by the Union Cabinet by the end of next month, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said. "I am hopeful of getting Cabinet approval on NDCP (6x increase in public spending from Rs 9,000 crore in 2009-14 to Rs 60,000 crore in 2014-19 (actual +planned) by end of July," he said while talking about the achievement of the government in the last 4 years. The government has recently issued the National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) which aims to provide access to every household with download speed of 50 Mbps

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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 IIT-Madras to test 5G technology for remote monitoring
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsResearchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, have developed a narrow band IoT (Internet of Things) device that is capable of transmitting data to a smartphone when connected to sensors or a GPS module for remote monitoring and management of systems. The device, which functions as a modem, will be one of the many technologies developed and tested at the test-bed going to be set up at...read more
Telecom News McAfee highlights emerging cybersecurity risks associated with blockchain
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsMcAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, today released a report detailing the numerous cyber security risks associated with blockchain-based cryptocurrencies, and asserts the necessity of making cybersecurity a top priority as industry builds out the foundations for the widespread implementation of blockchain technologies....read more
Telecom News Idea completes VoLTE roll out across all its 4G circles
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsIdea Cellular, one of the leading telecom operators in the country, has completed the roll out of VoLTE (Voice over LTE) service across all its 4G circles, making it the only GSM operator to offer the service across 20 circles in India. Idea has launched VoLTE services in Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Assam, North East Service Area (NESA) and Jammu & Kashmir...read more
Telecom News Lephone launches new smartphone brand Dazen with amazing product-Dazen 6A
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom Newslephone, the Chinese Smartphone maker has launched a new Smartphone brand Dazen with a new product Dazen 6A in the city with the initiative to offer a new affordable Smartphone to the Indian customers. The Dazen 6A is being priced at Rs. 7,999 with the device boasting of 5.7" 18:9 HD+ (1440*720) LTPS display designed to offer high definition picture quality to the customers with 100 days screen replacement warranty....read more
Telecom News 5G panel identifies 6000 Mhz spectrum as available for next gen service
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe 5G committee of the telecom ministry has said that around 6000 megahertz (Mhz) of spectrum can be made available without delay for the next generation mobile service. If accepted, the panel''s recommendation, which has been submitted to the government, can lead to India''s largest ever spectrum allocation for a service....read more
Telecom News Motorola announces 51 new ''Moto Hubs'' across Punjab
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsOn Friday Lenovo-owned Motorola opened 51 new "Moto Hubs" across Punjab in cities including Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Patiala and Ludhiana. Along with Moto x4 and Moto z2 Force smartphones, "Moto Hubs" provide access and availability to Motorola''s online exclusive devices like Moto e4 plus and Moto g5 plus....read more
Telecom News TRAI, Europe telecom regulators sign MoU, back net neutrality
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) and European telecoms regulator group BEREC have jointly backed an open internet while calling for effective regulation of electronic communications even as net neutrality rules officially expired in the US earlier this week....read more
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Telecom News Airtel to further bolster its high speed network footprint in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsBharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications service provider, today announced it massive network roll-out plans for FY 2018-19 to further expand its high speed mobile data footprint in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. As a part of its network expansion program – Project LEAP, Airtel announced its plans to add more than 15000 new sites in FY 2018-19...read more
Telecom News Tata Communications provides secure and seamless connectivity to BlaBla Connect OTT subscribers
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsTata Communications, a leading digital infrastructure provider has been selected by global OTT solutions provider BlaBla Connect to underpin a first-of-its-kind OTT service that integrates its existing mobile wallet and voice services together with borderless connectivity. As a result, BlaBla Connect subscribers will enjoy peace of mind while on the move through seamless access to over 64 million secure hotspots in over 160 countries – integrated through one mobile application....read more
Telecom News IIT-BHU gets future-ready with artificial intelligence and machine learning skills
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe Indian Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) and Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop cloud-ready job skills by providing access to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate program, and to help establish an artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) Cloud Research Lab....read more
Telecom News Dish TV India Limited achieves ISO 27001 Certification
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsDish TV India Limited, world’s largest single country DTH Company, has achieved the ISO 27001 Certification, the international standard that sets out and describes requirements and best practices for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). Dish TV India has received ISO 27001 certification for its Noida and Greater Noida facilities. ISO 27001, considered the gold standard for information security, ensures systematic examination of the organization’s security...read more
Telecom News Global Cloud Xchange announces India landing and Completion of India Data Center for Eagle Subsea Network
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsGlobal Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications (RCOM) has announced new milestones in its ‘Cloud & Fiber’ initiative, with the confirmation of its India Landing and completion of IDC-5, India’s largest Data Center, in preparation for the new Eagle Subsea Network, which is on target to land in India in 2020....read more
Telecom News Comio C1 Pro with facial recognition, dual 4G VoLTE launched in India
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsChinese smartphone maker, Comio has announced the entry-level Comio C1 Pro smartphone in India on Monday. The new smartphone is designed to take on the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 with features including facial recognition and dual 4G VoLTE/ ViLTE. The smartphone comes in three colour variants - Metallic Grey, Royal Black, and Sunrise Gold. Another key feature of the handset include multiple font support in the user interface....read more
Telecom News Almost 1 million people ''testing'' WhatsApp payments service in India
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsAlmost one million people in India are "testing" WhatsApp''s payments service, and the company is working with the Indian government, NPCI and multiple banks to further expand the feature to more users, a company official said. WhatsApp payment service, which rivals the likes of Paytm, has been in beta testing over the last few months....read more
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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTata Communications provides secure and seamless connectivity to BlaBla Connect OTT subscribers
Tata Communications, a leading digital infrastructure provider has been selected by global OTT solutions provider BlaBla Connect to underpin a first-of-its-kind OTT service that integrates its existing mobile wallet and voice services together with borderless connectivity. As a result, BlaBla Connect subscribers will enjoy peace of mind while on the move through seamless access to over 64 million secure hotspots in over 160 countries – integrated through one mobile application....read more
Policy & Regulation
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTRAI, Europe telecom regulators sign MoU, back net neutrality
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) and European telecoms regulator group BEREC have jointly backed an open internet while calling for effective regulation of electronic communications even as net neutrality rules officially expired in the US earlier this week....read more
Technology
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsIIT-BHU gets future-ready with artificial intelligence and machine learning skills
The Indian Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) and Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop cloud-ready job skills by providing access to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate program, and to help establish an artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) Cloud Research Lab....read more

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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsLephone launches new smartphone brand Dazen with amazing product-Dazen 6A
lephone, the Chinese Smartphone maker has launched a new Smartphone brand Dazen with a new product Dazen 6A in the city with the initiative to offer a new affordable Smartphone to the Indian customers. The Dazen 6A is being priced at Rs. 7,999 with the device boasting of 5.7" 18:9 HD+ (1440*720) LTPS display designed to offer high definition picture quality to the customers with 100 days screen replacement warranty....read more
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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