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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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Mellanox Steps on Investment Pedel in India, Mulls Manufacturing Base in the Country

November 4, 2018
Mellanox Steps on Investment Pedel in India, Mulls Manufacturing Base in the Country

Mellanox Technologies, which makes hardware that helps power supercomputers and Ethernet products used in data centers, is mulling more investment in India as part of its strategy to expand its operations in the country. According to Marc Sultzbaugh, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing of the maker of chips and other hardware for data […]

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Telecom sector may cut over 60,000 jobs

October 26, 2018
Telecom sector may cut over 60,000 jobs

The telecom sector may let over 60,000 employees go by the end of this financial year as a result of consolidation, which is forcing operators, infrastructure providers, tower companies and associated retail units to optimise their staffing, experts said. However, an industry body said the worst is over and companies are looking to hire in […]

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India’s mobile phone customer base rises 9.85 mln in Aug

October 26, 2018
India’s mobile phone customer base rises 9.85 mln in Aug

India’s mobile phone customer base rose 0.85 percent, or a net 9.85 million, to 1.17 billion in August, data released by the country’s telecoms regulator showed on Wednesday. Following is a table of mobile phone subscriptions in India, the world’s second-biggest wireless market by number of users, as of August 31. Active mobile subscribers in […]

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Teledensity decreases to 91.56 per cent in September

October 26, 2018
Teledensity decreases to 91.56 per cent in September

The overall teledensity in India marginally decreased to 91.56% in September 2017, compared with 93.71% in August 2017 due to a decline in the urban subscriber base, according to a report by India Ratings. 168.2% urban teledensity in September 2017, compared with 174% in August 2017, whereas rural teledensity was flat at 56.3% representing untapped […]

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Indian telephone subscribers increased by 2.24% in March

June 3, 2018
Indian telephone subscribers increased by 2.24% in March

The number of telephone subscribers in India rose from 1,179.83 million at the end of February to 1,206.22 million at the end of March, a monthly growth rate of 2.24 percent, data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said. The urban subscription increased from 669.63 million at the end of February to 681.61 […]

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MEF Advances MEF 3.0 Ethernet, IP, SD-WAN, and Layer 1 Services Standardization Work

June 3, 2018
MEF Advances MEF 3.0 Ethernet, IP, SD-WAN, and Layer 1 Services Standardization Work

MEF has provided a progress update on the standardization of orchestration-ready Ethernet, IP, SD-WAN, and Layer 1 services that form a core element of the MEF 3.0 transformational global services framework introduced in November 2017. MEF has published two new MEF 3.0 Ethernet and IP specifications, progressed two major MEF 3.0 SD-WAN projects, and moved […]

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Telefonica Certifies NETSCOUT for UNICA SDN/NFV Architecture

June 3, 2018
Telefonica Certifies NETSCOUT for UNICA SDN/NFV Architecture

NETSCOUT Systems, a leading provider of service assurance, security, and business analytics, announced today that Telefonica has certified its virtualized solutions vSCOUT and vSTREAM for deployment with their UNICA Lab architecture that supports future networks based on network function virtualization and software-defined networking (NFV/SDN) technologies. NETSCOUT successfully completed a set of defined tests that demonstrated […]

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Continual Innovation through Continual Reinvention

June 1, 2018
Continual Innovation through Continual Reinvention

By Tom Burns, SVP, Dell EMC Networking and Solutions The number of smart devices surpassed the world wide human population of 7.2 billion and growing. It’s no doubt that the number of devices including in our cars is exploding. In fact, by the year 2020 some estimates say there will be over 30 billion connected […]

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