Broadband

TRAI recommends PPP model for rolling out broadband network in rural India

February 17, 2016
TRAI recommends PPP model for rolling out broadband network in rural India

Telecom regulator Trai recommended public private partnership (PPP) model for rolling out broadband network in rural India which has missed various deadlines of completion.A PPP model that aligns private incentives with long term service delivery in the vein of the Build-Own-OperateTransfer/ Build-Operate-Transfer models of implementation be the preferred means of implementation, said the regulator.

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India’s telecom industry plans new spectrum bands for its vision 2025

July 19, 2015
India’s telecom industry plans new spectrum bands for its vision 2025

India’s telecom industry, led by top lobby group GSM Association, is building a case for four new spectrum bands as part of its 2025 vision in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) forum, scheduled in November.

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Aim to reach 100% rural tele-density in 3-4 years: Telecom secretary

July 19, 2015
Aim to reach 100% rural tele-density in 3-4 years: Telecom secretary

Increasing telecom infrastructure at the village level and taking rural teledensity to 100 per cent will be the prime focus areas for telecom secretary Rakesh Garg who took the charge on Thrusday.

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Cable operators keen on providing broadband

March 11, 2015
Cable operators keen on providing broadband

Cable operators have shown interest in providing broadband connectivity to consumers by tweaking technology – a move that will increase Internet penetration in the country, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said. “I am very excited to note that lot of cable operators have come forward to deliver broadband in urban areas by tweaking of […]

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India’s first hi-speed rural broadband network commissioned

January 22, 2015
India’s first hi-speed rural broadband network commissioned

Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Monday commissioned India’s first hi-speed rural broadband network in Kerala’s Idukki district, an official statement said. Speaking on the occasion, Prasad said the country was witnessing “a new era of digital empowerment” and his government “has firmly set its focus on the all round development and inclusive growth […]

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India expects to raise $10 billion from mobile airwave auction

January 22, 2015
India expects to raise $10 billion from mobile airwave auction

India said on Monday it expects to raise 648.40 billion rupees ($10 billion) from a new auction of mobile phone airwaves, intended to help carriers expand their services in a fast-growing market and the government to bolster its strained finances.

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Telecom companies seek extension of spectrum holdings

October 31, 2014
Telecom companies seek extension of spectrum holdings

CEOs of the country’s top mobile operators — Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Reliance Communications — have appealed to the government for extension of spectrum holdings for licenses expiring in 2015-16 and sought a “big bang” auction of airwaves to tide over network problems.

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India’s dismal broadband penetration

September 28, 2014
India’s dismal broadband penetration

The telecom regulator has rued India’s dismal broadband penetration and questioned the telecom department’s decision to only involve state-owned companies to implement the Rs 21,000-crore national optic fibre network (NOFN) project, which is already running three years behind schedule. In a consultation paper, titled ‘Delivering Broadband Quickly’ unveiled Wednesday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India […]

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Not much growth in broadband in July: TRAI

September 14, 2014
Not much growth in broadband in July: TRAI

Broadband subscribers grew by a mere 2.87 per cent in the month of July to 70.81 million in the country. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said the number of subscribers at the end of June were 68.83 million.

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