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Telecom Commission to discuss Trai's spectrum allocation proposal on Aug 31
Telecom Commission to discuss Trai's spectrum allocation proposal on Aug 31

The Telecom Commission, apex decision making body at the telecom department, is likely to meet on August 31 to discuss Trai''s recommendation on spectrum allocation, according to official sources. "The next Telecom Commission meeting is proposed for August 31," an official source told without disclosing agenda of the meeting. Another DoT source said though agenda has not been freezed for the meeting but it is likely to take up some of the recommendation made by the Telecom

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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 SC issues notice to Bharti Airtel on Aircel plea seeking Rs453 crore dues
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe Supreme Court has asked Bharti Airtel to reply to a notice in two weeks while admitting bankrupt telecom firm Aircel''s petition seeking Rs453 crore dues from the Sunil Mittal-owned mobile phone operator. Last week, Aircel had moved apex court seeking an order directing Bharti Airtel to pay the Rs453 crore...read more
Telecom News MTNL reports widening of losses for quarter ended June to Rs 943.3 crore
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Telecom News Make in India: Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei fears incorrect, says Trai
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsThe Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) believes the panic raised by multinational telecom equipment makers such as Ericsson over local manufacturing was unfounded and that India’s telecom market presents enormous opportunity to align towards Make in India. “As far as equipment requirement is concerned, the consumers remain 1.2 billion albeit growing....read more
Telecom News Reliance Jio to start registration for GigaFiber broadband services from tomorrow
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Telecom News Majority of telecom stocks fall, but RCom, Bharti Airtel hold up
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsA majority of telecom stocks were incurring losses in afternoon trade on Monday. However, gains in Reliance Communications (up 4.87 per cent), Vindhya Telelinks (up 1.78 per cent), Bharti Airtel (up 1.07 per cent), GTL (up 0.99 per cent) and Tejas Networks (up 0.46 per cent) restricted the fall for the sectoral index....read more
Telecom News Indian telcos to have limited participation in 5G spectrum auction despite low reserve prices: Ind-Ra
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsAccording to India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra), Indian telecom operators may have limited participation in the 5G spectrum auctions as the telcos’ already high leverage levels and existing capex priorities could constrain their participation despite the low recommended reserve prices....read more
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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsNokia’s cloud-native core technology is being deployed by Idea Cellular in Delhi, the capital of India, as part of the operator’s transformative steps toward digitalization to meet increasing data demand and mobile broadband growth. The Nokia technology will allow Idea to run both data and voice services on a common cloud platform, significantly reducing operational cost...read more
Telecom News Patanjali brings back Kimbho chat app; official launch on August 27
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Telecom News Coolpad Mega 5A with Android 8.1 Oreo, 18:9 display launched in India
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsOn Thursday, Chinese phone maker Coolpad announced the launch of its latest budget smartphone in India - the Coolpad Mega 5A, which will exclusively be available via the offline market in India. Key highlights of the smartphone include a tall 18:9 display, Android 8.1 Oreo, a vertically aligned pair of rear cameras, and a full metal body design....read more
Telecom News Novel smartphone app can extend battery life
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Telecom News Delhi gets free Wi-Fi and high-speed broadband under ''smart city'' project
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Telecom News Vivo looking to expand smartphone manufacturing facility in Greater Noida
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Telecom News Tecno Mobile launches 2 camera-centric budget smartphones in India
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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsSC issues notice to Bharti Airtel on Aircel plea seeking Rs453 crore dues
The Supreme Court has asked Bharti Airtel to reply to a notice in two weeks while admitting bankrupt telecom firm Aircel''s petition seeking Rs453 crore dues from the Sunil Mittal-owned mobile phone operator. Last week, Aircel had moved apex court seeking an order directing Bharti Airtel to pay the Rs453 crore...read more
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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom Commission to discuss Trai's spectrum allocation proposal on Aug 31
The Telecom Commission, apex decision making body at the telecom department, is likely to meet on August 31 to discuss Trai''s recommendation on spectrum allocation, according to official sources. "The next Telecom Commission meeting is proposed for August 31," an official source told without disclosing agenda of the meeting. Another DoT source said though agenda has not been freezed for the meeting but it is likely to take up some of the recommendation made by the Telecom...read more
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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsNokia’s cloud-native core deployed by India’s Idea Cellular in its path to digitalization
Nokia’s cloud-native core technology is being deployed by Idea Cellular in Delhi, the capital of India, as part of the operator’s transformative steps toward digitalization to meet increasing data demand and mobile broadband growth. The Nokia technology will allow Idea to run both data and voice services on a common cloud platform, significantly reducing operational cost...read more

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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsCoolpad Mega 5A with Android 8.1 Oreo, 18:9 display launched in India
On Thursday, Chinese phone maker Coolpad announced the launch of its latest budget smartphone in India - the Coolpad Mega 5A, which will exclusively be available via the offline market in India. Key highlights of the smartphone include a tall 18:9 display, Android 8.1 Oreo, a vertically aligned pair of rear cameras, and a full metal body design....read more
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