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TRAI releases consultation paper on KYC of DTH set top boxes
TRAI releases consultation paper on KYC of DTH set top boxes

Telecom regulator TRAI Friday floated a consultation paper inviting suggestions on the desirability of Know Your Customer (KYC) for set-top boxes after the Information and Broadcasting Ministry sought its recommendations on the issue. The DTH broadcasting service was opened in the country in 2001 and on March 15, the government issued the guidelines for obtaining licence for providing Direct-to-Home (DTH) broadcasting service in India. These guidelines, inter alia, prescribe the eligibility criteria, the procedure for obtaining the licence to set up and operate DTH services

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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 JioGigaFiber’s beta trials in its final stages, showing encouraging signs: Reliance Jio
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsReliance Jio said that the beta trials of JioGigaFiber services is in its final stages, and early signs have been very encouraging for the company. The Mukesh Ambani-led telco said that is also rolling out enterprise services gradually across the country. "Jio has started connecting Enterprises with its next-gen connectivity solutions on the back of its extensive fiber network across the country. Beta trials of JioGigaFiber services have been very successful and the entire bouquet of smart home solutions would soon be rolled out...read more
Telecom News Anritsu ME7873NR achieves GCF certification for 5G mmWave RF conformance tests
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsAnritsu Corporation (President Hirokazu Hamada) is pleased to announce that its New Radio RF Conformance System ME7873NR has achieved industry-first GCF certification for 5G NR mmWave RF conformance tests. The ME7873NR is registered already with GCF as 5G NR RF/RRM test platform TP250 and has been deployed widely since January 2019 for industry-first GCF-certified Sub-6 GHz RF conformance tests; this new mmWave certification received at the July 2019 CAG meeting...read more
Telecom News Vodafone is now Delhi NCR’s fastest 4G Network; gets verified by Ookla®
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsVodafone has emerged as the fastest 4G network in Delhi, as verified by Ookla - the global leader in broadband testing and web-based network diagnostic applications. Results of 4G data speed tests done across the length and breadth of Delhi NCR region have revealed that Vodafone SuperNet 4G is the fastest network in Delhi NCR. Ookla’s findings which are based on analysis of multiple parameters have testified Vodafone SuperNet 4G speeds to be the highest as compared to...read more
Telecom News ACT Fibernet upgrades internet broadband plans in Chennai
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsACT Fibernet (Atria Convergence Technologies Ltd.) India’s largest fiber-focused wired broadband ISP (Internet Service Provider) has upgraded the most popular internet broadband plans for its customers in Chennai. The newly upgraded plans will allow existing and new customers to enjoy faster and uninterrupted broadband speed at no additional cost. Beginning 15th July 2019, ACT Blast Promo has been upgraded from 100 Mbps to 150 Mbps speed with 1000 GB FUP limit....read more
Telecom News Decision on Huawei's participation in 5G trials based on security and economic interests: MEA
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe government will take a call on whether to allow participation of Chinese telecom giant Huawei in the 5G trials based on the country's economic and security interests, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Thursday. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said there are several companies that have shown interest in the trial for 5G services. He said that a committee set up to look into the matter has received inputs from different ministries and departments, and various stakeholders....read more
Telecom News Xiaomi India's Deepak Nakra joins Realme as sales head
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsXiaomi India's sales head for brick-and-mortar trade Deepak Nakra has put in his papers and joined rival Realme India as its overall sales head. Nakra's Linkedin profile confirmed the move. This comes at a time when Realme has gained significant share in online smartphone sales and emerging as the biggest threat to Xiaomi, Samsung, Oppo and Vivo. Realme has plans to foray into offline trade and set up company-owned stores through foreign direct investment (FDI)...read more
Telecom News Pravin Kumar Purwar appointed as CMD BSNL
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsPravin Kumar Purwar was on Tuesday appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), according to an official order. Purwar is at present CMD of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL). He has been appointed as the CMD, BSNL, for a period of five years, the order issued by the Personnel Ministry said....read more
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Telecom News Xiaomi becomes youngest company on Fortune Global 500 list for 2019
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsChinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has become the youngest company on the Fortune Global 500 list for 2019, ranking 468, with a revenue of $26,443.50 million and a net profit of $2,049.10 million in the previous fiscal. The Beijing-based global technology firm on Monday announced that the company has, for the first time, made the Fortune Global 500 list, nine years after its iteration....read more
Telecom News Jio outpaces Bharti Airtel to become No. 2 telco by users at May end: Trai
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsReliance Jio has upstaged Bharti Airtel to become the second largest telco in terms of subscribers. According to May data released by the telecom regulator, Mukesh Ambani-owned Jio had nearly 323 million customers compared with Sunil Mittal-led Airtel’s 320.38 million. Kumar Mangalam Birla-led Vodafone Idea, remains the market leader with 387.55 million. Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have been losing subscribers at a fast rate, owing mainly to their introduction of the minimum recharge plans....read more
Telecom News Govt disburses Rs 20,431 cr for BharatNet project
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe government has allocated and disbursed Rs 20,431 crore for the BharatNet project till date to connect all 2.5 lakh village panchayats with high-speed broadband network, Parliament was informed Thursday. "A lump sum of Rs 20,431 crore (Rs 10,286 crore for phase-I and Rs 10,145 crore for phase-II) has been allocated and disbursed from Universal Service Obligation Fund to Bharat Broadband Network Limited under BharatNet project," Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha....read more
Telecom News OPPO A9 launched with dual rear cameras in India for Rs 15,490
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsOn Thursday, Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO launched a new smartphone OPPO A9 in India for Rs 15,490. The device features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The smartphone has 16 MP+2 MP rear dual camera setup and a 16MP front camera for selfies. The device is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 processor along with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU...read more
Telecom News OPPO announces Sumit Walia as VP product and marketing in India
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsAiming to strengthen its product offering and build stronger connect with the Indian consumers, Chinese handset maker OPPO on Tuesday announced Sumit Walia as its Vice President, Product and Marketing. Walia will focus on building and growing the brand in the highly-competitive mobile handset space in the country, the company said in a statement. "At OPPO, we are committed to bringing meaningful innovation to the Indian consumers and Walia will be working alongside our local R&D centre...read more
Telecom News BSNL introduces new unlimited calling plan at Rs 96
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsState-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced a new recharge plan for its prepaid subscribers at a price of Rs 96. The new plan offers unlimited voice calls along with 100 SMS per day for a validity of 21 days. Having said that the plan comes with an overall validity of 180 days. There is no data benefit with this plan. The plan is not available in Delhi and Mumbai telecom circles. Subscribers can activate the plan by typing PLAN VOICE96 and sending the SMS to 123....read more
Telecom News Realme launches Realme X and Realme 3i in India at price starting Rs 7999 & Rs 16999
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsOn Monday, Shenzhen-based handset maker Realme launched two new smartphones -- Realme X and Realme 3i in India priced at Rs 7999 and Rs 16999 respectively for basic variants. The company launched Realme X in two variants of 4 GB RAM and 8 GB RAM while keeping the internal storage at 128 GB for both the variants. The 8 GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 19999. Realme 3i also comes in two variants of Rs 7999 for 32GB, 3GB RAM and Rs 9999 for 64GB, 4GB RAM....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 NewsXiaomi becomes youngest company on Fortune Global 500 list for 2019
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has become the youngest company on the Fortune Global 500 list for 2019, ranking 468, with a revenue of $26,443.50 million and a net profit of $2,049.10 million in the previous fiscal. The Beijing-based global technology firm on Monday announced that the company has, for the first time, made the Fortune Global 500 list, nine years after its iteration....read more
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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTRAI releases consultation paper on KYC of DTH set top boxes
Telecom regulator TRAI Friday floated a consultation paper inviting suggestions on the desirability of Know Your Customer (KYC) for set-top boxes after the Information and Broadcasting Ministry sought its recommendations on the issue. The DTH broadcasting service was opened in the country in 2001 and on March 15, the government issued the guidelines for obtaining licence for providing Direct-to-Home (DTH) broadcasting service in India. These guidelines, inter alia, prescribe the eligibility criteria, the procedure for obtaining the licence to set up and operate DTH services...read more
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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsAnritsu ME7873NR achieves GCF certification for 5G mmWave RF conformance tests
Anritsu Corporation (President Hirokazu Hamada) is pleased to announce that its New Radio RF Conformance System ME7873NR has achieved industry-first GCF certification for 5G NR mmWave RF conformance tests. The ME7873NR is registered already with GCF as 5G NR RF/RRM test platform TP250 and has been deployed widely since January 2019 for industry-first GCF-certified Sub-6 GHz RF conformance tests; this new mmWave certification received at the July 2019 CAG meeting...read more

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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsOPPO A9 launched with dual rear cameras in India for Rs 15,490
On Thursday, Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO launched a new smartphone OPPO A9 in India for Rs 15,490. The device features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The smartphone has 16 MP+2 MP rear dual camera setup and a 16MP front camera for selfies. The device is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 processor along with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU...read more
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