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The Great Telecom Handout: Options before the Government
The Great Telecom Handout: Options before the Government

On Thursday, telecom minister Manoj Sinha will meet with various industry players to discuss their demands. Most banks and telecom operators (barring Reliance Jio) want a number of sops to prevent industry loans from turning into NPAs

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Telecom NewsOver legislation is the biggest problem of telecom industry, says B K Syngal
B K Syngal, Former CMD, VSNL

Recent merger of Vodafone and Idea is an example of over-legislation. In at least six markets, the merged entity’s revenue share is more than 50%, which is the limit put up by TRAI. Also, in four circles, the merged entity will overshoot 25% prescribed limit of spectrum in mergers and acquisitions. Now, these issues will open up these entities to scrutiny from DoT, TRAI, SEBI (for anti-competition practices), without the mention of any due procedures and timelines to adhere to.......read more
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Telecom News Vodafone partners with HMD Global to offer free data to new Nokia Android smartphones
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsVodafone customers purchasing the newly launched Nokia smartphones Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3 can enjoy 4GB/9GB of 4G or 3G Data for every 1GB Data recharged/activated...read more
Telecom News AG's opinion on promotional tariff to bring regulatory chaos in telecom sector
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom News“The AG says that an operator can go on offering promotional tariffs whether they meet regulatory principles or not, and the TRAI can just be an onlooker. It means that TRAI has no role to play. I am surprised (at) what has happened to the regulator,” said BK Syngal...read more
Telecom News New study suggests that 82 percent of Reliance Jio connections are used as a secondary SIM
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe study was conducted across the cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune and Ahmedabad, Kochi through an online Panel Poll of respondents in the age group of 18 to 45 with a male to female split of 70:30...read more
Telecom News Fujitsu to build Taiwan's top performing supercomputer for the national center for high performance computing
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe new PC cluster system is comprised of 715 servers, including a next-generation model of the Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY, and brings together the most advanced high-performance computing technologies, such as the use of the latest server CPU from Intel and fastest current GPU from NVIDIA...read more
Telecom News Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular reject Reliance Jio''s charge on financial stress made at IMG meeting
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsMukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio claimed that the financial stress in their businesses was due to their dependence on debt, and blamed high government fees as well as the newcomer’s free offers for their woes...read more
Telecom News Jio and incumbent operators on opposite sides at TRAI meet on financial distress
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom News"The operators today have discussed the idea of creating a floor price for voice and data services. The rationale behind it was that no operator can offer data and voice services below that price," said TRAI Chairman R.S. Sharma...read more
Telecom News Reliance Jio takes on incumbents Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular before IMG
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsFirst formal meeting of IMG with the telecom service providers started with a lot of drama today. Reliance Jio officials blamed operators for huge debt in the industry as they do not want to increase equity in the companies. Jio officials also alleged that the top three players – Airtel, Vodafone and Idea - have formed a cartel....read more
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Telecom News Huawei demonstrates 5G based remote driving with China Mobile and SAIC Motor
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsHuawei provided the 5G wireless solution that connected SAIC Motor''s smart concept car, the iGS. China Mobile provided the connectivity. Working closely together, the three companies successfully demonstrated the world''s first remote driving field test for a real consumer vehicle on a 5G network...read more
Telecom News Spirent strengthens network security for Interop Tokyo 2017
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsAt Interop’s request, Spirent provided a managed scan of the event network through Spirent’s SecurityLabs service, successfully detecting potentially serious issues...read more
Telecom News Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 with 4GB RAM launched in India at Rs 47990
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsIt features a 9.7 inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, Android 7.0 Nougat OS, 13MP rear & 5MP front camera, 6000 mAh battery and has 4G connectivity...read more
Telecom News Vodafone announces unlimited internet at Rs 6 per hour
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe SuperNight packs can be purchased via digital channels as well as all retail touch points. The customers can also dial *444*4# to activate the pack. The benefits can be enjoyed when connected to Vodafone SuperNet...read more
Telecom News Government to formulate new electronics manufacturing policy to create $1 trillion digital economy in 4 years
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom News“We will be shortly laying out a new electronics policy to boost electronics manufacturing. There is a need to look inwards for software in Indian markets therefore we’ll go with a new software policy and we are also going to have a framework for a data security and data protection policy,” said Ravi Shankar Prasad...read more
Telecom News Samsung Galaxy J7 Max and Galaxy J7 Pro launched with Samsung Pay and industry-first social camera
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsBoth the smartphones sport a 13MP front and rear camera. Samsung Pay will be available on Galaxy J7 Pro while Galaxy J7 Max comes with Samsung Pay Mini. Galaxy J7 Max is powered by a 1.6 GHz octa-core processor, 3300 mAh battery, 4GB RAM. Galaxy J7 Pro is powered by a 1.6 octa-core Exynos processor, 3GB RAM and 3600 mAh battery...read more
Telecom News Huawei and China Mobile jointly established the trial field to verify 5G high band and low band coordination technology
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThis field can meet the requirement of the verification to the 5G systematic prototype, and possess the capability to verify the 5G network performance and key technology with a high degree of simulation in real network...read more
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Cloud telephony is the best suited medium to reach out to the masses
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Exotel has connected 93 million people in FY 2015-16 which accounts for over 42% of the Indian smartphone user base........read more

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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsVodafone partners with HMD Global to offer free data to new Nokia Android smartphones
Vodafone customers purchasing the newly launched Nokia smartphones Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3 can enjoy 4GB/9GB of 4G or 3G Data for every 1GB Data recharged/activated...read more
Policy & Regulation
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsGovernment to formulate new electronics manufacturing policy to create $1 trillion digital economy in 4 years
“We will be shortly laying out a new electronics policy to boost electronics manufacturing. There is a need to look inwards for software in Indian markets therefore we’ll go with a new software policy and we are also going to have a framework for a data security and data protection policy,” said Ravi Shankar Prasad...read more
Technology
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsHuawei demonstrates 5G based remote driving with China Mobile and SAIC Motor
Huawei provided the 5G wireless solution that connected SAIC Motor''s smart concept car, the iGS. China Mobile provided the connectivity. Working closely together, the three companies successfully demonstrated the world''s first remote driving field test for a real consumer vehicle on a 5G network...read more

Enterprise
Mobiles & Tabs
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsSamsung Galaxy Tab S3 with 4GB RAM launched in India at Rs 47990
It features a 9.7 inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, Android 7.0 Nougat OS, 13MP rear & 5MP front camera, 6000 mAh battery and has 4G connectivity...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