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5G standards will assume centre stage during roll out: Telecom Secretary
5G standards will assume centre stage during roll out: Telecom Secretary

While rolling out 5G across the country, standards would assume centre stage, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said here on Wednesday. "As we get closer to understanding the technical challenges associated with the roll out of high speed, pervasive and reliable 5G networks, standards will assume centre stage. India was not center stage when earlier networks such as 2G, 3G and 4G were rolled out globally. 5G however presents a great opportunity to us," Sundararajan said.

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Telecom NewsReduce the IUC: Use pure LRIC methods to calculate interconnection charges
B K Syngal, Former CMD, VSNL

The telecom regulatory authority of India or TRAI has started the exercise of reviewing interconnection usage charge (IUC). There is always a dispute between incumbent and new operators on interconnection charges. Incumbent operators want high IUC as they have been around for a longer time and, thus, have more number of subscribers, while new operators want low IUC........read more
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Telecom News HMD Global raises $100 million
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsHMD Global, which designs and sells Nokia brand of phones, said it has raised USD 100 million from Geneva-based Ginko Ventures and other investors to scale its business operations. "This round of investment has been led by Geneva-based Ginko Ventures via Alpha Ginko Ltd with participation from DMJ Asia Investment Opportunity Ltd and Wonderful Stars Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of FIH Mobile Ltd," HMD Global said in a statement....read more
Telecom News iVOOMi launches its most ambitious flagship smartphone yet
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsiVOOMi, a brand making a mark in the Indian smartphone market, has announced the launch of its new smartphone i2, under its ‘i’-series. The flagship device with 3D Mirror Finish Back Panel is the first smartphone in the market to support dual active 4G VoLTE SIMs at a price of Rs 7499. Enriched with features like Full View display and Facial Recognition, the iVOOMi i2 is exclusively available for purchase on Flipkart....read more
Telecom News Vodafone launches VoLTE in Kolkata
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsVodafone, one of India’s largest telecommunication services providers, has announced the roll-out of its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services across Kolkata. With this launch, Vodafone is enabling customers to make calls using VoLTE and enjoy HD quality crystal clear voice with super call connect. Vodafone SuperNetTM 4G customers can access Vodafone VoLTE for no additional charges and all calls will be billed as per existing plan or pack benefits, thus experiencing the best from Vodafone’s Data Strong Network....read more
Telecom News MTNL investing Rs 190 cr to upgrade services; may be allocated 4G spectrum: Manoj Sinha
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsCash-strapped telecom firm MTNL is investing Rs 190 crore to upgrade its services and may also be allocated 4G spectrum to help stay relevant in the highly competitive market, telecom minister Manoj Sinha has said. The department of telecom (DoT) is "seriously considering" to allot 4G spectrum to state-run Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL), which serves New Delhi and Mumbai, and Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL), which serves the rest of the country, he said....read more
Telecom News Anritsu updated Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsAnritsu Corporation launches its 2x2 MIMO Measurement Software MX886200A-010 to extend the measurement functions of the company’s Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A with support for evaluating 2x2MIMO WLAN equipment. The MT8862A is the world’s first measuring instrument covers all measurements of output signal quality, transmit power, receiver sensitivity, 2x2 MIMO, etc., of IEEE802.11ac WLAN equipment under actual operation conditions using its built-in network mode....read more
Telecom News DoT gears up to complete BharatNet rollout ahead of schedule
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe Department of Telecom has advanced the deadline to December-end for providing broadband connectivity to all village panchayats under the BharatNet programme, a senior official said....read more
Telecom News Govt to help workers laid-off by telecom companies: Secretary
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsConcerned at the job losses in the telecom sector, the government has begun helping the affected employees get alternative employment, and retrain and redeploy them, a top bureaucrat has said....read more
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Telecom News Comio X1 Note with 6-inch display, dual rear cameras launched in India
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsComio X1 Note was launched in India on Tuesday. The new smartphone is designed to take on the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Honor 9 Lite with features including a dual rear camera setup and facial recognition. It comes with a mirror finish back that comes in two colour variants - Royal Blue and Sunrise Gold. Comio has also offered its native after-sales support that comprises one year and 100 days of warranty, one-time screen breakage warranty, 30-day replacement, and an upgrade offer that allows customers to get 40 percent discount in return of their less than a 12-month-old Comio phone....read more
Telecom News Samsung posts Rs 34,300cr revenue from mobile sales for fiscal ending 2017
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsSamsung posted a revenue of Rs 34,300 crore from sales of mobile phones in India for the fiscal ending 2017 and is growing even faster now, a company official said here. "It''s (Rs 34,300 crore) the mobile revenue for us, in India, for the fiscal year ending 2017... last year, we grew at 27 per cent....read more
Telecom News LG Q7, Q7 Plus, Q7 Alpha smartphones with up to 4GB RAM launched
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsLG Q7 has finally debuted after a round of rumours and speculations. The new LG Q series handset comes in three variants that sport thin-bezel build and come with Artificial Intelligence (AI)-backed camera features. The variants, namely the LG Q7, LG Q7+, and LG Q7 Alpha, also have a military-grade metallic body that is touted to have passed 14 of the MIL-STD 810G tests. Price details about the new Q series model haven''t been revealed....read more
Telecom News AnApp announces new blockchain technologies, to change the IoT world
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsAnApp Blockchain Technologies (www.iotw.io) has developed new and transformative ''Proof of Assignment'' and ''Micro-mining'' algorithms, the backbone of a new blockchain ecosystem and game-changer for the IoT world. HK-based AnApp''s founders are well-versed in computer hardware and software, holding more than 20 patents in semiconductor and electronics designs, and believe that the integration of IoT and blockchain will benefit our industries and daily lives....read more
Telecom News Arbitration panel to hear Vodafone challenge to Rs 22,100 cr tax in Feb 2019
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsAn international arbitration tribunal will in February next year begin hearing in British telecom giant Vodafone's challenge to India using a retrospective legislation to seek Rs 22,100 crore in taxes. The tribunal, headed by Sir Franklin Berman, will hear the government's objection to tax matters being covered under the Netherlands-India Bilateral Investment Treaty, which was used by Vodafone to trigger an arbitration over the tax demand, a senior official with direct knowledge of the development said....read more
Telecom News Moto G6 India launch set for June 4, will be exclusive to Amazon
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsMotorola has now confirmed that the Moto G6 is launching on June 4 in India. The Lenovo-owned company has listed the Moto G6 on Amazon India, confirming the launch date, and activating the Notify Me button for alerts. The Moto G6 price in India and launch offers will be presumably revealed on the day of the official unveiling....read more
Telecom News NTT DATA and MapmyIndia to develop first 3D map datasets for India
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsNTT DATA Corporation, a global IT solutions provider, and MapmyIndia, India’s leading digital mapping, navigation and location technology company, announced today that they have partnered to develop India’s first large-scale 3D map datasets, named AW3D India. The joint undertaking will deliver unrivaled digital-elevation datasets on a fast, cost-effective basis, combining NTT DATA’s expertise and international experience in mapping and 3D technologies with MapmyIndia’s two-plus decades of experience in mapping the Indian terrain....read more
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95%+of the products delivered today by iVOOMi is made in India
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Mr. Ashwin Bhandari
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The Indian smartphone market is growing at a very fast pace. This is the best time to manufacture and design our devices locally and it will in fact, enable us to deliver products that are more suitable and satisfactory for the Indian market.......read more

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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsSamsung posts Rs 34,300cr revenue from mobile sales for fiscal ending 2017
Samsung posted a revenue of Rs 34,300 crore from sales of mobile phones in India for the fiscal ending 2017 and is growing even faster now, a company official said here. "It''s (Rs 34,300 crore) the mobile revenue for us, in India, for the fiscal year ending 2017... last year, we grew at 27 per cent....read more
Policy & Regulation
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsGovt to help workers laid-off by telecom companies: Secretary
Concerned at the job losses in the telecom sector, the government has begun helping the affected employees get alternative employment, and retrain and redeploy them, a top bureaucrat has said....read more
Technology
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsNTT DATA and MapmyIndia to develop first 3D map datasets for India
NTT DATA Corporation, a global IT solutions provider, and MapmyIndia, India’s leading digital mapping, navigation and location technology company, announced today that they have partnered to develop India’s first large-scale 3D map datasets, named AW3D India. The joint undertaking will deliver unrivaled digital-elevation datasets on a fast, cost-effective basis, combining NTT DATA’s expertise and international experience in mapping and 3D technologies with MapmyIndia’s two-plus decades of experience in mapping the Indian terrain....read more

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Mobiles & Tabs
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsLG Q7, Q7 Plus, Q7 Alpha smartphones with up to 4GB RAM launched
LG Q7 has finally debuted after a round of rumours and speculations. The new LG Q series handset comes in three variants that sport thin-bezel build and come with Artificial Intelligence (AI)-backed camera features. The variants, namely the LG Q7, LG Q7+, and LG Q7 Alpha, also have a military-grade metallic body that is touted to have passed 14 of the MIL-STD 810G tests. Price details about the new Q series model haven''t been revealed....read more
People Movement
TCS to set up World’s largest Corporate Learning Center in Thiruvananthapuram
With a total capacity to train 15,000 professionals at one time and 50,000 professionals annually...read more