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India sees quadruple-digit growth in 4G roaming

May 18, 2018
India sees quadruple-digit growth in 4G roaming

New data released today by Syniverse shows that inter-regional 4G LTE roaming traffic from India has grown by a staggering 3,300% year-over-year. This growth was measured by analyzing global roaming traffic traversing the Syniverse platform. “Syniverse is proud to have played a pivotal role in driving this quadruple-digit growth in outbound 4G roaming, which demonstrates […]

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TRAI asks telcos for all-India tariff data

May 18, 2018
TRAI asks telcos for all-India tariff data

The regulator TRAI is seeking details from operators about tariff plans offered by them in all telecom circles, marking the next phase of expansion for its recently-launched beta site that at present allows rate comparison for Delhi and Gujarat circles only. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had about a month back unveiled beta […]

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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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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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The telecom wars will intensify in 2018

January 8, 2018
The telecom wars will intensify in 2018

The fag end of 2017 saw two big announcements in the telecom sector. The first was the 2G verdict by the CBI court, which acquitted all the accused and slammed the prosecution for not fighting the case properly or even presenting enough evidence. This has led to a number of players who had their 2G […]

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Airtel, SK Telecom tie up to work on 5G

September 17, 2017
Airtel, SK Telecom tie up to work on 5G

Bharti Airtel Ltd on Wednesday said it has formed a strategic partnership with SK Telecom to leverage the South Korean telecom operator’s expertise in improving network experience, machine learning, big data and to provide a better experience to customers. The capacity to identify, monitor and deliver improvements to the network experience on an individual device […]

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Telecom Secretary Says India Will Create 25 Million Jobs

September 17, 2017
Telecom Secretary Says India Will Create 25 Million Jobs

Allaying fears of telecom captains, including Reliance Communications Chairman Anil Ambani, IT and Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan today said in the next seven years, more than 25 million jobs could be created in digital infrastructure space. “If Internet of Things alone can create 10-15 million jobs, the digital infrastructure space will create more than 25 […]

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In telecom, it’s the desi firms that ring louder

April 8, 2017
In telecom, it’s the desi firms that ring louder

The Indian telecom turf favours only domestic companies. The complete or partial exit of global telecom giants, including AT&T, Orange, Telenor, France Telecom, Maxis and now Vodafone, shows that the Indian pitch does not favour foreign batsmen.

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Vodafone, Idea Agree on Merger to Create Indian Wireless Leader

April 8, 2017
Vodafone, Idea Agree on Merger to Create Indian Wireless Leader

Vodafone Group Plc agreed to merge its unit in India with Idea Cellular Ltd., joining forces with a local partner to confront a raging price war in the world’s second-largest mobile-phone market.

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