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India’s Telecom Regulator Taps Blockchain

June 3, 2018
India’s Telecom Regulator Taps Blockchain

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is planning to use blockchain to prevent unsolicited telemarketing communications. A draft Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulation 2018 was proposed by the TRAI earlier this week to curb telemarketing spam via phone calls and SMS messages with the help of blockchain technology. According to the draft report […]

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Can AI Solve The Internet Cybersecurity Epidemic?

June 1, 2018
Can AI Solve The Internet Cybersecurity Epidemic?

Robert Kierstead, Special Agent In Charge, Seattle Field District, US Secret Service discussed about the Secret Service’s mission – who it protects, and today’s focus on cybersecurity. This helped find credit card hacker Roman Seleznev, who was responsible for $170m worth of losses. He was caught in the Maldives even though there wasn’t an extradition […]

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Preparing for India’s next telecom revolution

May 18, 2018
Preparing for India’s next telecom revolution

India has had delayed roll-outs of 3G and 4G mobile technologies in the past. But the Narendra Modi government’s promise of Digital India requires coordinating India’s launch of 5G with its global arrival. There is a significant hurdle, however: The telecom industry’s stressed finances are likely to play spoilsport. Unlike 3G and 4G, which largely […]

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Why Indian govt is preparing a new telecom policy

May 18, 2018
Why Indian govt is preparing a new telecom policy

The government also aims to establish a comprehensive data protection regime for digital communications that safeguards the privacy, autonomy and choice of individuals. A lot has changed since India’s last telecom policy in 2012. The country now has the world’s second largest internet subscriber base and is seeing technological shifts in digital communications. With the […]

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5G in India: Government Harmonising Spectrum, Says Telecom Secretary

March 5, 2018
5G in India: Government Harmonising Spectrum, Says Telecom Secretary

The government has started tuning spectrum for 5G services as part of its roadmap to become early adopter of the next generation services, which is expected to provide download speed over 1000Mbps on mobile devices. “On spectrum we are already more or less aligned with global position in 5G. Those bands we are harmonising in […]

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India doubles Digital India allocation

February 6, 2018
India doubles Digital India allocation

The Government has doubled the allocation for Digital India programme to INR 30.73 billion in 2018-19 and will launch a mission to support establishment of Centres of Excellence. “Combining cyber and physical systems have great potential to transform not only innovation ecosystem but also our economies and the way we live,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley […]

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Trai targets $100-bn investment in communications sector

January 8, 2018
Trai targets $100-bn investment in communications sector

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has issued a consultation paper seeking views of stakeholders on a New Telecom Policy, which is slated to be announced by March this year. The consultation paper circulated by Trai on Wednesday suggests the main objectives of the NTP-2018 is to give a boost to the country’s electronics […]

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Telecom buzz on ‘one licence’

January 8, 2018
Telecom buzz on ‘one licence’

The Narendra Modi government is looking to shake the foundations of the telecom industry by floating the idea of One Nation, One Licence for services – which will effectively unite and consolidate the fragmented world of 23 telecom circles that India has lived with since 1994 when private players were first allowed to launch cellular […]

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India mobile sector to create USD217 bn value by 2020

October 4, 2017
India mobile sector to create USD217 bn value by 2020

Indian mobile industry is expected to create economic value of about USD 217 billion and create 5 million jobs by 2020, telecom minister Manoj Sinha said, reported PTI. “The Indian mobile industry is expected to create a total economic value of Rs 14 trillion, about USD 217.37 billion, by the year 2020. It would generate […]

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