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5G in India a $1 trillion opportunity

February 17, 2019
5G in India a $1 trillion opportunity

The economic impact of 5G is estimated to be over one trillion dollars for India, which is aggressively positioning itself to be at the forefront of the new age technologies, PTI reported quoting Communications Minister Manoj Sinha. Vowing that India will “not miss the 5G bus”, the minister outlined the country’s strides in telecom over […]

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India expects USD 5. 8 bln revenue from telecom sector in 2019-20

February 3, 2019
India expects USD 5. 8 bln revenue from telecom sector in 2019-20

The government expects marginal growth in revenue from telecom sector at Rs 41,519.76 crore (USD 5. 8 bln ) in 2019-20, as per data published in the budget document. Union Budget 2019/Budget 2019: The government expects marginal growth in revenue from telecom sector at Rs 41,519.76 crore in 2019-20, as per data published in the […]

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Telecom dept’s budget allocation reduced as sector faces financial crunch

February 3, 2019
Telecom dept’s budget allocation reduced as sector faces financial crunch

The telecommunications department’s allocation in financial year 2019-20 has been revised downward to Rs 8740.11 crore, as mobile service providers are expected to contribute less in the form of spectrum usage charges and other levies that are calculated on the adjusted gross revenue of telecom firms. The charges also include funds raised via spectrum auction […]

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Cost of telecom services in India “possibly the lowest in the world

February 3, 2019
Cost of telecom services in India “possibly the lowest in the world

While the income tax declaration was understandably the highlight factor of interim budget 2019-2020, acting Finance Minister Piyush Goyal had a bunch of interesting observations about the Indian mobile phone and telecom industries. Standing in for Arun Jaitley and stating a landmark budget that effectively contributes well to the Indian youth and middle class, Goyal […]

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Indian Telecom Commission Renamed To Digital Communications Commission

November 4, 2018
Indian Telecom Commission Renamed To Digital Communications Commission

The government of India renamed the apex decision making body at the telecom department as the Digital Communications Commission. “To ensure effective implementation and monitoring of the National Digital Communications Policy 2018, the government has decided to re-designate the ‘Telecom Commission’, established by the government of India vide resolution dated Apr. 11, 1989, as the […]

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Modi says India is largest mobile data consuming country in world

October 26, 2018
Modi says India is  largest mobile data consuming country in world

India is the largest mobile data consuming country in the world, 30 times more mobile data being consumed, says Modi. AI, machine learning, IoT, blockchain, big data holds potential to take India to new heights, says PM Narendra Modi. Teledensity has increased to 93%; nearly 50 cr Indians have mobiles, says PM Modi at launch […]

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New policy will take care of telecom industry’s concerns

October 26, 2018
New policy will take care of telecom industry’s concerns

The government is aware of the telecom industry’s concerns, including those around higher levies and inadequate spectrum, and the new communications policy will address these issues, said telecom minister Manoj Sinha. Addressing delegates at the India Mobile Congress on Thursday, the minister assured the industry and spoke about the government’s efforts to promote the sector. […]

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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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