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DCC clears spectrum allocation norms for 5G trials; decision on Huawei expected soon
DCC clears spectrum allocation norms for 5G trials; decision on Huawei expected soon

The Digital Communications Commission (DCC) - the apex decision-making body of the Telecom Department - Thursday cleared norms for 5G trials in India, even as the government mulls a "calibrated" view on the question of Chinese giant Huawei''s participation. A decision on the contentious issue of use of Huawei equipment in telecom infrastructure, particularly for futuristic 5G networks, is expected to be taken soon, said a senior government official who did not wish to be named.

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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 CERC allows Power Grid to offer towers to telecos for BTS installation
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsPower regulator CERC has allowed state-owned transmission utility Power Grid to offer towers to telecom companies for BTS (base trans-receiver station) installation to improve mobile connectivity, especially in remote rural areas. The move will not only address the issue of deficiency of telecom coverage in the country, particularly remote areas, but this segment could also be money spinner for Power Grid. Besides, the power distribution utilities will get a share of income, which would eventually reduce tariff burden on consumers....read more
Telecom News Modi govt pursuing bold strategies for universal Internet access by 2022: Ajit Pai
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsIndia is pursuing bold strategies to achieve the ambitious goal of universal Internet access by 2022, a top American official has said, highlighting the challenges in building broadband networks in rural areas. "I commend Prime Minister Modi and the Indian government for their ambitious goals of universal Internet access by 2022 and fixed broadband access to 50 per cent of households by 2022," Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said at the India Ideas summit of US-India Business Council here on Wednesday....read more
Telecom News DoT extends suspension of official Ashish Joshi for another six months
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe telecom department is learnt to have extended suspension of Uttarakhand-based officer Ashish Joshi - who had written to Delhi Police to take action against a rebel AAP MLA for posting an ''incendiary'' video online. "DoT has extended suspension of Ashish Joshi, former controller of communication accounts, for a period of 180 days beyond initial 180 days of suspension. No reason has been explained in the order copy," an official source told....read more
Telecom News Indian telecom operators urge govt to clear the air on Huawei telecom gear
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsIndustry body COAI has urged the government to clarify its stance on the use of Huawei equipment in telecom infrastructure, particularly for futuristic 5G networks, at the earliest to enable operators to take a long-term view in investment decisions. Cellular Operators'' Association of India (COAI) Director General, Rajan Mathews told PTI that it is for the government to decide on whether Huawei telecom gear will be allowed in 5G networks,...read more
Telecom News Telecom minister promises dialogue with industry on outstanding issues, challenges
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe communications ministry will hold detailed discussion with the financially stressed telecom industry on challenges faced by them and will work on addressing outstanding issues, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Monday. The comments assume significance as the mobile industry despite witnessing an explosive growth in voice and data usage has been battling financial stress with eroding profitability and falling revenues, due to heated competition....read more
Telecom News TRAI Chief allays concerns on dip in mobile user base; rules out intervention
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe recent seen in the mobile subscriber base is not a cause of worry nor does it call for the regulator''s intervention as the fluctuation is on account of multiple factors like minimum recharge plans and will correct in due course, TRAI Chairman R S Sharma said. India''s total wireless subscriber base fell to 1,161.8 million on March 31, 2019, shedding 21.87 million users over the previous month, according to data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recently....read more
Telecom News Trai chief sees new govt pushing reforms in telecom, 5G roll-out
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsTrai Chairman R S Sharma Thursday exuded confidence that the new government will work with "renewed vigour" to accelerate reforms in the telecom sector with sharp focus on 5G roll-out and the implementation of the new telecom policy. Sharma said it is for the government to take a call on its priorities for the sector but added that he sees an accelerated implementation of various provisions of the National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP)....read more
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Telecom News Idea has the fastest 4G upload speed in Haryana: Ookla®
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsIdea has been verified as the fastest 4G upload speed network in Haryana by Ookla® - the global leader in broadband testing and web-based network diagnostic applications. The average upload speeds on Idea 4G was higher than competition in Haryana for Jan to March’19 quarter. Highest 4G upload speed allows Idea customers to share videos on the network. With Idea 4G’s strong presence and highest speed, customers can now upload videos and share other rich content across all major locations in Haryana....read more
Telecom News Truecaller launches new feature for high-quality, free Internet voice call
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsTo facilitate high quality Internet calls, communication app Truecaller on Tuesday launched a new feature called "Truecaller Voice" for its 140 million daily active users globally, the company said in a statement. The in-app voice over Internet protocol (VoIP)-based feature would let users make free, high quality, low latency and quick to connect audio calls through Wi-Fi or mobile data connectivity....read more
Telecom News ICANN partners NASSCOM to develop tech, standards for IoT devices
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsGlobal internet body ICANN and Indian IT industry body Nasscom Tuesday announced collaboration to develop identifier technology that can be used for managing devices and infrastructure using internet. Under the collaboration, both the bodies will first focus on updating Internet of Things (IoT) devices using domain name system (DNS) even in situation when the manufacturer or supplier has closed down the business....read more
Telecom News Airtel gives Lakshadweep its first 4G network
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsBharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s leading telecommunications services provider, today announced the launch of its 4G services in the pristine Lakshadweep Islands. Airtel is the first mobile operator to launch high speed data services on the tropical archipelago, which is now connected to the digital superhighway. Airtel’s 4G services will enable local residents to enjoy digital services like HD quality video streaming, superfast downloads and uploads, high speeds internet browsing on Airtel’s state-of-the-art 4G network. It will also give a major boost to the local economy....read more
Telecom News Airtel augments 4G network in Jammu & Kashmir with LTE 2100 technology
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsBharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s leading telecommunications services provider, today said that it has further upgraded its 4G network in Jammu & Kashmir with the deployment of LTE 2100 technology that will significantly enhance the network experience for its smartphone customers. With the fast declining 3G handset base and customers upgrading to 4G smartphones, the rollout of 4G in the superior 2100 Mhz spectrum band, Airtel will now offer additional high speed data capacity for 4G and also drive a lot of voice traffic on VoLTE to serve its customers....read more
Telecom News Anritsu introduces first VNAs to specify 43.5 GHz performance in K-connector environment to address emerging high-frequency applications
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsAnritsu Company introduces a 43.5 GHz frequency option for its 2- and 4-port ShockLine™ MS46122B, MS46322B, MS46522B, and MS46524B vector network analyzers (VNAs) with guaranteed specifications using Anritsu’s Extended-KTM type connectors and components. The ShockLine family becomes the first VNA to support specified 43.5 GHz functionality in a K-connector environment, creating distinct cost-of-test and time-to-market advantages in high-frequency applications, including 5G, satellite, and signal integrity....read more
Telecom News Huawei's Honor likely to launch new smartphones next quarter
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsChinese technology company Huawei's smartphone brand Honor is likely to launch new devices in the next quarter notwithstanding the US government's ban on software and hardware supplies to the parent firm, according to industry sources. The US government has barred its companies, including Google, from supplying software and hardware to Huawei alleging security risk from the company. Honor sells smartphones based on Google-owned Android platform....read more
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Kirusa’s newly launched InstaVoice ReachMe app provides unique telephony experience for users
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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsCERC allows Power Grid to offer towers to telecos for BTS installation
Power regulator CERC has allowed state-owned transmission utility Power Grid to offer towers to telecom companies for BTS (base trans-receiver station) installation to improve mobile connectivity, especially in remote rural areas. The move will not only address the issue of deficiency of telecom coverage in the country, particularly remote areas, but this segment could also be money spinner for Power Grid. Besides, the power distribution utilities will get a share of income, which would eventually reduce tariff burden on consumers....read more
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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsDCC clears spectrum allocation norms for 5G trials; decision on Huawei expected soon
The Digital Communications Commission (DCC) - the apex decision-making body of the Telecom Department - Thursday cleared norms for 5G trials in India, even as the government mulls a "calibrated" view on the question of Chinese giant Huawei''s participation. A decision on the contentious issue of use of Huawei equipment in telecom infrastructure, particularly for futuristic 5G networks, is expected to be taken soon, said a senior government official who did not wish to be named....read more
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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsICANN partners NASSCOM to develop tech, standards for IoT devices
Global internet body ICANN and Indian IT industry body Nasscom Tuesday announced collaboration to develop identifier technology that can be used for managing devices and infrastructure using internet. Under the collaboration, both the bodies will first focus on updating Internet of Things (IoT) devices using domain name system (DNS) even in situation when the manufacturer or supplier has closed down the business....read more

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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsHuawei's Honor likely to launch new smartphones next quarter
Chinese technology company Huawei's smartphone brand Honor is likely to launch new devices in the next quarter notwithstanding the US government's ban on software and hardware supplies to the parent firm, according to industry sources. The US government has barred its companies, including Google, from supplying software and hardware to Huawei alleging security risk from the company. Honor sells smartphones based on Google-owned Android platform....read more
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