broadband, video, mobile, cloud, networking
19 - 08 - 2019

Voda-Idea merger rings in new era for Indian telecom
Three mammoth firms will dominate the move to scale up data revenues, grab spectrum, and move into 5g services more
Telcos offered facilities to test-drive 5G, IoT
India will start adopting 5G technology from this year itself, says Huawei more
Airtel to get Google help in SDN, NFV, 5G development
Will get the benefit of Google's long experinece in building next-generation more
Reliance Jio pushes towards modern networking technologies
While expanding its all-IP converged network, Jio and collaborator Cisco eye a more programmable, virtualized infrastructure more
International bandwidth rates set to fall 60%
Court upholds TRAI order asking telcos to cut cable landing charges. ISPs, BPO and banking firms could benefit more
India, like China, will soon have three large mobile telcos
The impending Vodafone-Idea merger will accelerate the consolidation of India's $27 billion telecom industry more
Digital cable can provide 500m people with broadband: TRAI
Satellite can deliver broadband in select areas, but this requires policy more
After spectrum auction, major telcos armed for 4G war
700 MHz remains unsold on unrealistic prices. Another auction with lower prices being considered more
Rivals converging to Reliance Jio business model
Fewer companies, more mergers, spectrum and infra sharing, more freebies, cheap data plans, VoLTE push, and plans to compete in fixed broadband more
MediaTek's smartphone design program to grow India talent
Expected to start later this year, the program will offer hands-on training to managers and senior engineers from India on planning and execution of handset design projects more
Indian fixed broadband: upto 100+Mbps now, 1Gbps coming?
Telcos eye various options to scale up in fixed broadband, including taking over cable companies more
Public wi-fi: Google Station open to more partnerships
Google-built wi-fi already attracts a monthly traffic of 3.5m at 52 Indian railway stations more
Videocon Telecom to re-appear as a VNO
To leverage its telecom expertise and assets, and 2G subscriber base in Punjab, gradually spreading later to other States more
Vodafone India gets Rs.477 bln to ramp up telecom war
Will use the funds to strengthen its spectrum portfolio and network roll-out, and retire debt. more
Free voice calling? What does Reliance Jio have in mind?
Jio has cleverly structured its data tariffs to deliver a decent overall ARPU. Free voice, it hopes, will scale the network fast and reap economies of scale and scope. But competitors have similar ideas more
With two cable stations, Reliance Jio breaks Indian duopoly
Many operators have complained about high pricing by Airtel and Tata Comm, affecting overall cost of international bandwidth to and from India more
Spectrum auction: scaling up 4G and 3G operations in focus
As the Big Four telcos scramble to close gaps in key markets, Jio emerges the dark horse with the biggest earnest money deposit more
More competition: 80 firms apply for MVNO licence
Retailers, branded firms, PSU telcos and telcos with excess spectrum will find MVNO most useful more
5G: India considers which spectrum bands to focus on
Bands around 3.5 Ghz and 4.8 GHz could provide an entry point, provided bottlenecks like fiber backhaul are fixed more
Handsets: while assembly soars, local value-addition poor
Handset components may need more R&D and IPR, and a better legal framework, to take more
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Why so many call drops?
TRAI sample survey in mid 2015 reveals the uneven performance of the major telcos in Mumbai and Delhi. More infra sharing, small cells, and signal boosters needed?

Oracle may join the India data center race
Oracle is talking to its partners on setting up a data center, following Microsoft, Amazon, IBM and others - see earlier story

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