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Trai to decide on rules for Internet calling, messaging firms soon
Trai to decide on rules for Internet calling, messaging firms soon

Telecom regulator Trai will release its recommendations on the regulatory framework for over-the-top (OTT) services in couple of months, its chairman R S Sharma said Tuesday. "We already have a paper on OTT (over-the-top). We will come out with appropriate recommendations and regulations in near future. Couple of months from now," Sharma told PTI at the Mobile World Congress 2019 here. The telecom sector at MWC has been displaying technology and sharing their plans around 5G services. The business of 5G will be dominated by data-related business

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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 Anritsu announces release of 4ch sampling oscilloscope
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsAnritsu Corporation (President Hirokazu Hamada) announces the release of its 4ch sampling oscilloscope option for installation in the BERTWaveTMMP2110A to integrate an oscilloscope and BERT in an-all-in-one unit. Backbone networks and data centers are using 100G Ethernet increasingly to meet anticipated traffic demand for 5G, etc., while also examining implementation of 400G Ethernet. The optical modules used in configuring these optical communications networks combine various technologies,...read more
Telecom News Vodafone Idea’s Board fixes record date and entitlement for rights issue of Rs. 250 billion, at Rs. 12.50 per share
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsFurther to the meeting of the Board of Directors (‘Board’) of Vodafone Idea Limited (‘Company’) held on January 23, 2019 approving the offer and issue of fully paid-up and/or partly paid-up equity shares and/or other equity linked instruments by way of a rights issue to the eligible shareholders of the Company for an amount aggregating up to Rs. 250 billion in accordance with the applicable laws, the Board has today approved issuance of 20 billion fully paid up equity shares (face value of Rs. 10 each) at a price of Rs. 12.5 per share...read more
Telecom News Airtel transfers another 16.76% stake in Infratel to Nettle Infra
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom operator Bharti Airtel has transferred additional 16.76 per cent stake, worth Rs 10,000 crore, it holds in telecom tower arm Bharti Infratel to Nettle Infrastructure Investments Ltd in two tranches, according to a regulatory filing. The Sunil Bharti Mittal-led telecom services firm had earlier said it is parking its stake in Nettle Infrastructure, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, as it plans to monetise stake in Bharti Infratel. Airtel holds 53.51 per cent stake in Bharti Infratel....read more
Telecom News Vodafone Idea signs next-generation LTE rollout deal with Nokia
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsVodafone Idea Limited has partnered with Nokia to roll out its next generation, future ready LTE network across multiple service areas. As part of the agreement, Nokia will deploy state-of-the art telecom equipment, including Single RAN Advanced, massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) and small cells. These deployments will enable Vodafone Idea subscribers to enjoy higher-bandwidth applications and services. Nokia’s Single RAN solution will enable Vodafone Idea Ltd. to simplify its network installation and management....read more
Telecom News Vodafone Idea board meet on rights issue on March 20
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsVodafone Idea has called for a Board meeting on March 20 Wednesday to discuss the rights Issue, whereby the telecom operator plans to raise Rs 25,000 crore. “... a meeting of the Board will be held on Wednesday , March 20,2019, to consider , discuss and decide , inter alia, various matters in connection with the Rights Issue , including the terms and conditions , such as the instrument, issue price , rights entitlement ratio , record date , timing of the Rights Issue and other related matters ,” said the telco in a regulatory filing on Sunday....read more
Telecom News Anritsu 5G NR RF/Protocol Test System is selected by Samsung Electronics Quality Assurance Lab
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsAnritsu Corporation (President Hirokazu Hamada) is pleased to announce that Anritsu’s New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR and 5G NR Mobile Device Test Platform ME7834NR has been chosen by the Samsung Electronics Quality Assurance Lab (SEQAL) quality assurance unit of theSamsung Electronics for its future 5G NR Mobile terminal certification business. SEQAL is a test house approved by terminal certification organizations, such as GCF and PTCRB,...read more
Telecom News Bharti Airtel arm applies for in-flight connectivity licence
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsA Bharti Group company, Indo Teleports, has approached the Telecom Department for in-flight connectivity licence, that allows service providers to offer connectivity and data services to Indian and foreign airlines, sources said. Sources privy to the development told that Indo Teleports, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, has applied to the Telecom Department for the said licence and that the proposal is currently under examination. Airtel, however, declined to comment to a detailed questionnaire sent in this regard....read more
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Telecom News Bharti Airtel adds more broadband users than Reliance Jio for first time
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsSunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel has added more broadband users in January than Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm, data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) for January showed. This has happened for the first time for Airtel since the entry of Jio, which disrupted the market with cheap tariffs. Airtel added 1 crore mobile broadband users compared with Jio’s 93.2 lakh subscribers in January, Trai data revealed....read more
Telecom News Vivo launches pop-up selfie camera smartphone V15 in India
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsChinese smartphone maker Vivo recently launched its pop-up selfie camera smartphone Vivo V15 Pro in India. The company has now launched its sibling Vivo V15. This is the second pop-up selfie camera smartphone of the company this year. The Vivo V15 comes with a price tag of Rs 23,990 and it comes in Royal Blue, Frozen Black and Glamour Red colour options. The smartphone can be purchased on both online and offline channels. As part of the launch offers the customers can get 5% cashback from SBI credit and debit card....read more
Telecom News HUAWEI Mate X, fastest 5G foldable Phone to make India debut this year
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsHuawei Consumer Business Group, India has announced that the company will be launching the world’s first 5G Foldable Phone, HUAWEI Mate X in India, this year. With an exemplary design that blends style with technology, HUAWEI Mate X is company’s first foldable 2-in-1 smartphone and tablet. It is a multi-form factor that unlocks a new page of 5G interfacing era to reinvent productivity and entertainment. With its innovative Falcon Wing Mechanical hinge, the HUAWEI Mate X unfolds gracefully...read more
Telecom News China Telecom Global partners with Tata Communications for IoT services delivery
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsChina Telecom Global and Tata Communications are working together to launch a global Internet of Things (IoT) service in the Chinese market. The partnership will allow companies to deploy and manage IoT devices easily and cost-effectively within China and internationally across multiple industries, including consumer and industrial electronics manufacturing, automotive, transport and logistics. China Telecom Global and Tata Communications will cooperate to support global IoT opportunities....read more
Telecom News Xiaomi announces 7th manufacturing plant in India
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsOn Tuesday, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced a new manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu, making it the company''s seventh such plant in the country. The manufacturing plant was launched in partnership with Flex Ltd. "We are delighted to announce our new smartphone manufacturing partnership with Flex Ltd. In line with our sincere commitment to Make in India, this new association will further drive our localization efforts," Muralikrishnan B, Chief Operating Officer, Xiaomi India, told reporters here....read more
Telecom News TECNO rolls out first Android 9.0 Pie powered ‘CAMON iSKY 3’ smartphone in India
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsHoli is just round the corner, TECNO, an offline camera-centric smartphone brand of TRANSSION India is all set to brighten up the festival with its new smartphone launch with enhanced ‘Power of Artificial Intelligence’. The brand is rolling out today their first smartphone with latest ‘Android 9 Pie’ operating system at its core, which makes the user interface more rounded and vibrant. TECNO is committed to make the ‘Best Any Light’ smartphone photography experience accessible to the consumers...read more
Telecom News Xiaomi infuses Rs 3,500 crore into Indian entity
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTelecom NewsXiaomi which overtook Samsung to become the leader in the Indian smartphone market, has just invested Rs 3,500 crore into its Indian entity, the highest by the Chinese company since it entered the country over four years back. As per regulatory filings with Registrar of Companies, Xiaomi infused the money into Xiaomi Technology India in two tranches this year: Rs 2,000 crore on March 1 and Rs 1,500 crore on January 17. The firm, counted among the world’s largest technology startups, did not say in its filings where it would use the funds....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 NewsAirtel transfers another 16.76% stake in Infratel to Nettle Infra
Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has transferred additional 16.76 per cent stake, worth Rs 10,000 crore, it holds in telecom tower arm Bharti Infratel to Nettle Infrastructure Investments Ltd in two tranches, according to a regulatory filing. The Sunil Bharti Mittal-led telecom services firm had earlier said it is parking its stake in Nettle Infrastructure, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, as it plans to monetise stake in Bharti Infratel. Airtel holds 53.51 per cent stake in Bharti Infratel....read more
Policy & Regulation
Telecom NewsTelecom NewsTrai to decide on rules for Internet calling, messaging firms soon
Telecom regulator Trai will release its recommendations on the regulatory framework for over-the-top (OTT) services in couple of months, its chairman R S Sharma said Tuesday. "We already have a paper on OTT (over-the-top). We will come out with appropriate recommendations and regulations in near future. Couple of months from now," Sharma told PTI at the Mobile World Congress 2019 here. The telecom sector at MWC has been displaying technology and sharing their plans around 5G services. The business of 5G will be dominated by data-related business...read more
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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsAnritsu announces release of 4ch sampling oscilloscope
Anritsu Corporation (President Hirokazu Hamada) announces the release of its 4ch sampling oscilloscope option for installation in the BERTWaveTMMP2110A to integrate an oscilloscope and BERT in an-all-in-one unit. Backbone networks and data centers are using 100G Ethernet increasingly to meet anticipated traffic demand for 5G, etc., while also examining implementation of 400G Ethernet. The optical modules used in configuring these optical communications networks combine various technologies,...read more

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Telecom NewsTelecom NewsVivo launches pop-up selfie camera smartphone V15 in India
Chinese smartphone maker Vivo recently launched its pop-up selfie camera smartphone Vivo V15 Pro in India. The company has now launched its sibling Vivo V15. This is the second pop-up selfie camera smartphone of the company this year. The Vivo V15 comes with a price tag of Rs 23,990 and it comes in Royal Blue, Frozen Black and Glamour Red colour options. The smartphone can be purchased on both online and offline channels. As part of the launch offers the customers can get 5% cashback from SBI credit and debit card....read more
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TCS to set up World’s largest Corporate Learning Center in Thiruvananthapuram
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