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Airtel and Huawei conduct India’s first 5G trial

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Bharti Airtel and Huawei today announced that they have successfully conducted India’s first 5G network trial under a test set up at Airtel’s state-of-the-art Network Experience Centre in Manesar (Gurgaon). The setup demonstrates high spectral efficiency and

Reliance Communications sells its wireless assets to Reliance Jio

MUMBAI, INDIA: Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCom) has signed an agreement to sell its wireless assets to Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). The deal consideration comprises cash payment and includes transfer

Nokia expands Bangalore R&D center to focus on 5G and next-gen core networks

BANGALORE, INDIA: Nokia has expanded its R&D facility in Bangalore by opening a new state-of-the-art facility. The new facility will carry out research in areas including the cloud, ‘big data’ analytics, development of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and applications, as

Vodafone and Idea to sell their telecom tower business to ATC Telecom

By : CIOL Writers

Vodafone India and Idea Cellular have separately agreed to sell their standalone telecom tower business to ATC Telecom Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd for an aggregate enterprise value of Rs 7,850 crore ($1.2 billion). The sale is likely to be completed in

Govt. launches BharatNet Phase 2 to provide 100pc connectivity by 2020

By : CIOL Writers

Government of India has launched the second phase of BharatNet project on Monday with an outlay of Rs 31,000 crore and a mandate to provide high-speed broadband to all panchayats by March 2019. “Under the project, we will provide 1 gbps

Reliance Jio’s subscriber base grew to 138.6mn in Q2; loss mounts to Rs 270cr

MUMBAI, INDIA: Reliance Jio, which is wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)  today posted a net loss of Rs 270.59 crore in Q2, ended September, on the revenue of Rs 6,147 crore. This is the first time the company

Tata Teleservices and Bharti Airtel agreed to merge consumer telecom business

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Telecommunications services provider, Bharti Airtel and Tata have agreed to merge Consumer Mobile Businesses (CMB) of TTSL and TTML into Bharti Airtel. The proposed merger will include transfer of all the customers and assets of Tata CMB

Reliance Jio dismisses incumbents’ theory that IUC cut will benefit Jio alone

MUMBAI, INDIA: Reliance Jio has dismissed the incumbent operators’ theory that the reduced interconnect usage charge (IUC) would benefit the company significantly. On the other hand, Jio has called the cut ‘six years too late’ saying that it should have been implemented earlier

Reliance Jio to benefit as TRAI cuts interconnect usage charges

By : CIOL Writers

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Tuesday cut the interconnect usage charges (IUC) by more than half to 6-paise per minute with effect from October 1 and abolished it all together for all local calls starting January 1, 2020. “The reduction

Vodafone partners Lava to offer cashback upto Rs 900 on feature phones

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Vodafone has partnered Lava to offer cash back worth Rs 900 to its customers on the purchase of new Lava handset, available for both new and existing Vodafone customers. Upon purchasing a Lava phone, Vodafone customers can avail cashback worth Rs

Airtel starts offering VoLTE in Mumbai, to add more cities soon

MUMBAI, INDIA: After Reliance Jio, Airtel also announced the launch of its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services in Mumbai today to offer customers HD quality voice calls along with faster call set up time. There will be no additional data

Indus Towers deploys Oracle Taleo Cloud to expedite recruitment processes

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India’s premier telecom tower and infrastructure company, Indus Towers has selected Oracle Taleo Cloud Services to streamline and speed up its recruiting processes and for better collaboration in the cloud. The Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud enables companies to easily

Field Engineer: A marketplace to fill the demand-supply gap for telecom engineers

BANGALORE, INDIA: Field Engineer, a new company that is rethinking how B2B work gets done, particularly in the telecommunications industry, has recently launched the Field Engineer app for iOS and Android. The platform helps companies delivering telecommunications services, including communications service providers (CSPs), hardware manufacturers,

Reliance Jio may soon launch 4G VoLTE feature phone for Rs 500

By : CIOL Writers

After a period of lull in terms of new offers and in effect declining user growth, Reliance Jio could unveil new tariff plans as well as a Rs 500 feature phone with VoLTE capabilities at the Reliance Industries’ annual general meeting on July 21,

The speed test fight deepens between Reliance Jio and Airtel, as Ookla stands by its results

By : CIOL Writers

Reliance Jio’s official entry on the Indian telecom landscape resulted in tariff and data wars amongst the incumbents to retain their user base. The telcos have been coming up with lucrative data plans to compete with Jio’s kitty of unending offers. In

Vodafone, Idea, and Airtel launch offers to take on Reliance Jio

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The counter-attack continues. Refusing to give up on the battle against the powerful Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone and Idea are back with a slew of new offers. As an onslaught to the recently introduced Jio Prime Membership, the established telecom networks

BSNL partners Nokia to accelerate transition towards 5G

BANGALORE, INDIA: Nokia and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will work together to accelerate the development of a 5G ecosystem, opening up India to the potential of extreme high-speed wireless broadband with ultra-low-latency, and the ability to support the future

Nokia and Airtel will collaborate to build 5G business cases

Nokia and Airtel have agreed to create a strategic roadmap for network evolution to the 5G technology standard and management of connected devices. 5G promises to enable dramatic improvements in peak data speeds, network latency and agility, as well as

Nokia and MediaTek to collaborate on 5G tech

SPAIN: MediaTek and Nokia at MWC announced plans to collaborate on the design of a next-generation mobile communication system for 5G technology. The partnership intends to bring to market a 5G-ready ecosystem for network operators and end users by bridging

RJio will work with Samsung to enhance 4G coverage and 5G-readiness

SPAIN: At MWC, Samsung and Reliance Jio announced a joint project, “I&G (Infill & Growth) to upgrade current LTE mobile communication services across India by expanding both the current network capacity as well as network coverage. The project sets a