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Aruna Sundararajan-headed Telecom Commission to meet on May 1
Aruna Sundararajan-headed Telecom Commission to meet on May 1

The Telecom Commission is scheduled to meet on May 1 and likely to discuss in-flight connectivity, net-neutrality and method for allocating spectrum bands, E and V, which are capable of transmitting data at 1000 megabit per second. "It is on May 1," Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan confirmed the meeting of the apex body of the DoT to reporters on sidelines of India Mobile Congress curtain raiser event.

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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 TRAI unveils tariff portal for comparison of telcos'' tariffs
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsIn a welcome move for consumers, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), on Monday, unveiled a tariff portal http://trai.gov.in/tariff which enlists all tariffs plans offered by different Telecom Service Providers (TSPs), for mobile as well as fixed line services at a single place....read more
Telecom News InFocus launches phone with ''dualfie'' capability in India at Rs.10,999
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsUS-based technology company InFocus has launched "Vision 3 PRO" with face unlock feature in India for Rs 10,999.The device comes with a special camera feature "dualfie" which allows users to simultaneously use the front and rear camera....read more
Telecom News Panasonic Eluga I7 with 18:9 display launched in India
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsOn Friday, Panasonic announced the launch of its Eluga I7 budget smartphone in India. Key highlight of the smartphone includes the Arbo Hub, Panasonic''s in-house artificial intelligence virtual assistant. Claimed to be the ''go-to'' app for all solutions, Arbo Hub obtains user information to provide customised services such as cricket, news, payments, cab bookings, and more. Arbo Hub will be rolled out to Eluga I7 users via an OTA update....read more
Telecom News Cellular Operators Association of India asks Trai to fix discrepancies in MySpeed app data
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsTelcos have questioned the validity of results thrown up by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) MySpeed app, which measures mobile data speeds. They asked the regulator to review the findings and fix discrepancies so that the growing number of data consumers won’t get misled into making wrong choices while choosing their broadband service providers....read more
Telecom News MediaTek collaborates with Microsoft to advance innovation and security
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsMediaTek Inc. has announced that they are collaborating with Microsoft to deliver the first ever Azure Sphere chip, the MT3620 that will drive IoT innovation with built-in security and connectivity. Azure Sphere is a solution for creating highly-secured, connected MCU powered devices at a price that makes enterprise-class security affordable for the multitude of cloud connected devices....read more
Telecom News Amazon releases a ''Lite'' web browser app for Android devices
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsAmazon has silently released a lite web browser app for Android devices that is touted to be "lighter than the competition". Called Internet, the app is specifically designed to consume less space on the device and comes under 2MB in size. It is also claimed to offer a private user experience by not asking any additional permissions or collect private data like other browsers....read more
Telecom News Vodafone India opposes cut in international mobile termination charges
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsVodafone India joined Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular''s fight against sector regulator''s order to cut international mobile termination charges (ITC) by 43% from February this year, marking another legal confrontation between the two sides, which are already at loggerheads on several issues including interconnect usage charge (IUC)....read more
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Telecom News Micromax plans to get into the business of electric vehicles
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsMicromax, an Indian smartphone manufacturer has plans to follow its ‘Nothing Like Anything’ catchphrase more seriously, as it seeks to shed its image as only a smartphone maker. The company reportedly has plans to get into the business of electric vehicles, which will be seen as a move to diversify its products considering its dwindle market share in the smartphone business....read more
Telecom News Reliance Jio expected to clock Rs.516-cr net in Q4
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsReliance Jio is likely to outshine older rivals Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular in the fourth quarter ended March 31 by reporting a net profit of Rs.516 crore, according to an ET poll of analysts....read more
Telecom News Gionee to launch smartphones with 18:9 displays in India on April 26
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsChinese smartphone maker Gionee has sent out invites for the launch a new range of smartphones on April 26. The launch invite does not say much but shows smartphones with very thin bezels on the sides....read more
Telecom News Vodafone rolls out VoLTE services in Chennai
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsVodafone, one of India’s largest telecommunication services providers, announced the roll-out of its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services across Chennai. Vodafone now enables its customers to make calls using VoLTE and enjoy HD quality crystal clear voice with super call connect....read more
Telecom News Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA SoC platforms support Android Go Now
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsAs a core subsidiary of Tsinghua Unigroup, Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA – world’s leading fabless semiconductor company with advanced technology in mobile communications and IoT, officially announced that its high-performance mobile chip platform Spreadtrum SC9850 and SC7731E fully support Android TM 8.1 (Go version). Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA''s close collaboration with Google TM on Android Go will not only shorten the time to market for users of Android devices but also provide these devices with robust security and a better performance experience....read more
Telecom News BRITZO launches ''Make in India'' mobile phone brand iVVO
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsIn a landmark move that intends to catalyze rural digitization, BRITZO has launched its smart mobile phone brand ‘iVVO’ in India. The brand launch has been followed by the rollout of eight smart 2G feature phones by iVVO that are segmented across five product categories, namely BEATZ, PRIMO, SELFEE, TUFF, and VOLT....read more
Telecom News Huawei launches PowerStar solution to help reduce carbon footprint of mobile communications networks
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsAt the Huawei Global Analyst Summit (HAS) 2018, Huawei launched PowerStar, a new solution which aims to reduce the energy consumption of multi-mode multi-band mobile communications networks....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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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsReliance Jio expected to clock Rs.516-cr net in Q4
Reliance Jio is likely to outshine older rivals Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular in the fourth quarter ended March 31 by reporting a net profit of Rs.516 crore, according to an ET poll of analysts....read more
Policy & Regulation
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTRAI unveils tariff portal for comparison of telcos'' tariffs
In a welcome move for consumers, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), on Monday, unveiled a tariff portal http://trai.gov.in/tariff which enlists all tariffs plans offered by different Telecom Service Providers (TSPs), for mobile as well as fixed line services at a single place....read more
Technology
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsAmazon releases a ''Lite'' web browser app for Android devices
Amazon has silently released a lite web browser app for Android devices that is touted to be "lighter than the competition". Called Internet, the app is specifically designed to consume less space on the device and comes under 2MB in size. It is also claimed to offer a private user experience by not asking any additional permissions or collect private data like other browsers....read more

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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsGionee to launch smartphones with 18:9 displays in India on April 26
Chinese smartphone maker Gionee has sent out invites for the launch a new range of smartphones on April 26. The launch invite does not say much but shows smartphones with very thin bezels on the sides....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