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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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India to enter the new 5G era

October 4, 2017
India to enter the new 5G era

The Indian government set up ‘a high-level forum’ comprising bureaucrats and telecom experts, to elevate the country into the 5G era in just three years, reported DNA. “We have created a high-level 5G forum that will work on the vision, mission and goals of 5G service in the country,” declared Manoj Sinha, the telecoms minister. […]

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Cybercrime As Crime, According to US Secret Service

October 4, 2017
Cybercrime As Crime, According to US Secret Service

Did you know that the lingua franca used by hackers is Russian? That language, not English, is what cybercriminals of all nationalities use to share intelligence, recruit team members, and crow about their victories on the Dark Web. Just because the information is in Russian, that doesn’t mean the players are actually Russian. That’s one […]

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