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COAI supports minimum broadband speed of up to 2 Mbps for 4G network
COAI supports minimum broadband speed of up to 2 Mbps for 4G network

Industry body COAI Wednesday said it favours minimum broadband speed of up to 2 Mbps (megabits per second) for 4G networks. Currently, the minimum broadband speed is 512 Kbps. Asked if the association was in favour of minimum broadband speed being prescribed at 2 Mbps, especially given the proliferation of 4G services in India, Cellular Operators'' Association of India (COAI) Director General Rajan Mathews told reporters: "Yes, we have supported this, on a 4G network."

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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 Spectrum auction need to be commenced for 5G roll out: Tech Mahindra
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe Department of Telecomm need to commence the auction of 5G spectrum in India as the regulators in some countries have already formulated policies and initiated spectrum auctions for the 5G roll out in their respective nations, a senior official of the IT giant Tech Mahindra has said. Manish Vyas, President of Communications Business and Chief Executive Officer of Network Services, Tech Mahindra said 4G is yet to touch all parts of the country, and while that happens on a massive scale,...read more
Telecom News World Telecom Day: Industry not investing on standardisation: Anshu Prakash
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe telecom sector players are not spending much on standardisation and an institutional mechanism is much needed to develop standards, the department of telecom additonal secretary Anshu Prakash Friday said. "Industry is not investing much in standardisation which may be due to the fact it being a heavy-cost exercise, and shying away from developing standards," Prakash said, addressing an event on the occasion of World Telecom Day in New Delhi....read more
Telecom News Past debate on Trai's MySpeed app results not a closed issue: COAI
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsMore than a year after contesting the validity of mobile data speeds measured by a Trai app, industry body COAI said the issue is "not closed" and that users would tend to look at alternate data testers available, all of which yield similar results. The issue of mobile data speed measured by MySpeed app of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) had been a bone of contention in the industry. Some operators, last year, had questioned the methods and results of the regulator''s app that ranks telecom operators in upload and download speeds....read more
Telecom News Tata Communications partners with US-based Cisco to offer multi cloud hybrid network
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsTata Communications has extended its partnership with the US-based Cisco Systems to enable enterprises to transform their legacy network into a customised and secure multi-cloud native hybrid network, the two companies in a joint statement Thursday said. Tata Communications’ cloud enablement platform together with Cisco SD-WAN, according to the statement, is a fully-managed solution that gives businesses greater control over their digital infrastructure and...read more
Telecom News Reliance Industries shifts registered offices of Reliance Jio, others to Ahmedabad
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsReliance Industries has moved out registered offices of its five subsidiaries to Ahmedabad over the last year, officials said here Monday. The list of companies includes four related with telecom arm Reliance Jio, while the fifth one is an investment company promoted by Mukesh Ambani. It can be noted that the Ambani family is originally from Gujarat and RIL''s largest petrochemicals complex is also located in Jamnagar....read more
Telecom News Govt replaces Deepak Kashyap with HS Sohal as new BSNL Chief Vigilance Officer
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has replaced Deepak Kashyap with HS Sohal as the new anti-corruption official at state telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). BSNL’s chief vigilance officer (CVO) Deepak Kashyap has been shifted to Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), the Department of Personnel & Training in a notification earlier said....read more
Telecom News COAI approaches DoT to stop sale of mobile signal boosters on e-commerce sites
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsAfter making a direct appeal to e-tailers, industry body COAI has now sought Telecom Department''s intervention to stop the rampant sale of mobile signal boosters and repeaters on certain e-commerce sites despite restrictions. Mobile operators'' association COAI has approached the Department of Telecom (DoT) saying sale of such illegal items not only violates norms but also hampers service quality for subscribers....read more
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Telecom News Nokia 3.2 with 6.26-inch HD+ display, two-day battery life launched in India
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsOn Tuesday, HMD Global, the house of Nokia phones launched the Nokia 3.2 smartphone with a 6.26-inch HD+ display and about two-day battery life in India. While the 2GB RAM+16GB internal storage variant of the phone is priced at Rs 8,990, the 3GB RAM+32GB storage variant would cost Rs 10,790. Ajey Mehta, Vice President and Country Head-India, HMD Global said "From biometric face unlock and AI-powered features like 'Adaptive Battery' to a more modern and personal way to interact...read more
Telecom News Micromax launches its budget smartphone with notch display in India
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsOn Friday, Micromax Informatics launched its budget #iOne smartphone with notch display in India for Rs 4,999. Targeted towards new-age consumers, the device comes with 19:9 screen, a 2200mAh battery and a 5MP+5MP dual rear camera with over nine shooting modes. "Our newest #iOne Notch Display hosts a 19:9 screen that ensures more content is displayed without the edges being cut," Sunil Joon, Head Strategy, Micromax Informatics Ltd, said in a statement....read more
Telecom News Itel launches A46 dual camera smartphone at Rs 4,999
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsChinese smartphone brand Itel has expanded its product portfolio in India with the launch of Itel A46. The smartphone is priced at Rs 4,999 and comes with free 4G data up to 50GB from Reliance Jio along with cashback of Rs 1,200 on recharge of Rs 198 and Rs 299 over a period of 24 months. The Itel A46 features a 5.45-inch FullScreen HD+ IPS display with 1440x720 pixel resolution. Powered by 1.6GHz octa-core processor and runs on Android 9 Pie operating system....read more
Telecom News National Conference held on need for an overhaul in legal framework for other service providers
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsA national conference on the framework for other service providers (OSP) and BPO industry was held at Vigyan Bhavan on 13 May. It saw active participation from Government representatives and industry stakeholders. The conference was convened by CMAI Association of India (CMAI), Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Association of India (TEMA), BPO Council of India with Microsoft as its technical partner and law firm Khaitan & Co as an exclusive knowledge partner for the event....read more
Telecom News Vodafone Idea selects HPE Solutions to manage next generation networks and services
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsHewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced that it has been selected by Vodafone Idea Ltd. - the largest mobile operator in India - to partner for its next generation operations support systems (OSS) platform for Vodafone’s Service & Network Operations Center (SNOC). Vodafone Idea’s SNOC monitors and controls its vast network and service offerings to over 334 million subscribers....read more
Telecom News Xiaomi to sell smartphones and accessories via vending machines in India
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsPeople can soon buy Xiaomi smartphones and accessories through vending machines, with the Chinese handset maker set to install its own machines in major Indian cities. The latest move comes as the company works on ways to retain its dominant position in the hyper-competitive smartphone market in India. Called as 'Mi Express Kiosk', these vending machines will allow consumers to make purchases and pay for the transaction through credit or debit cards, cash and UPI....read more
Telecom News COAI and ETSI sign MoU for cooperation on telecom standardization
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and ICT standardization organization ETSI have collaborated and signed a MoU to jointly work towards telecom standardization especially for emerging technologies. COAI’s director general Rajan S Mathews and Luis Jorge Romero, DG, ETSI signed the MoU as both the organizations have the common objective to perform and promote, directly or indirectly, regional and international standardization in ICT....read more
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Kirusa’s newly launched InstaVoice ReachMe app provides unique telephony experience for users
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Kirusa, a global leader in communication solutions over data networks for consumers and enterprises. In an interaction with TelecomTiger, Dr. Inderpal Singh Mumick, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Kirusa talks about newly launched app, voice technology and future plans. Excerpts from his interview:.......read more

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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsWorld Telecom Day: Industry not investing on standardisation: Anshu Prakash
The telecom sector players are not spending much on standardisation and an institutional mechanism is much needed to develop standards, the department of telecom additonal secretary Anshu Prakash Friday said. "Industry is not investing much in standardisation which may be due to the fact it being a heavy-cost exercise, and shying away from developing standards," Prakash said, addressing an event on the occasion of World Telecom Day in New Delhi....read more
Policy & Regulation
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsSpectrum auction need to be commenced for 5G roll out: Tech Mahindra
The Department of Telecomm need to commence the auction of 5G spectrum in India as the regulators in some countries have already formulated policies and initiated spectrum auctions for the 5G roll out in their respective nations, a senior official of the IT giant Tech Mahindra has said. Manish Vyas, President of Communications Business and Chief Executive Officer of Network Services, Tech Mahindra said 4G is yet to touch all parts of the country, and while that happens on a massive scale,...read more
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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsVodafone Idea selects HPE Solutions to manage next generation networks and services
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced that it has been selected by Vodafone Idea Ltd. - the largest mobile operator in India - to partner for its next generation operations support systems (OSS) platform for Vodafone’s Service & Network Operations Center (SNOC). Vodafone Idea’s SNOC monitors and controls its vast network and service offerings to over 334 million subscribers....read more

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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsNokia 3.2 with 6.26-inch HD+ display, two-day battery life launched in India
On Tuesday, HMD Global, the house of Nokia phones launched the Nokia 3.2 smartphone with a 6.26-inch HD+ display and about two-day battery life in India. While the 2GB RAM+16GB internal storage variant of the phone is priced at Rs 8,990, the 3GB RAM+32GB storage variant would cost Rs 10,790. Ajey Mehta, Vice President and Country Head-India, HMD Global said "From biometric face unlock and AI-powered features like 'Adaptive Battery' to a more modern and personal way to interact...read more
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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