May 23rd, 2022 4:23 PM 0 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Affordable International Roaming Packs You Should Know About

Vodafone Idea (Vi), the third-largest telecom operator in India, offers a range of affordable international roaming packs to users. Vi has roaming arrangements with operators across the world, which will make the international travel experience for the users seamless and worry-free for its customers. What Do Vi International Roaming Packs Bring to the Table? With the Vi International Roaming packs, users can roam freely around the globe and get unlimited... Read More

May 5th, 2022 1:59 PM 0 COMMENTS

CUTS International Partners With ARPI, IIITB for Developing Ethical Framework for 6G

CUTS International has managed to bag a grant under the second round of the Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership (AICCTP) programme coordinated by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for its project - ‘Ethical 6G - Identifying Elements of an Ethical Framework for 6G and Creating Opportunities for India and Australia’. For this, CUTS has partnered with the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIITB) and the... Read More

April 22nd, 2022 4:49 PM 0 COMMENTS

BSNL Commissions One Additional 10 Gbps International Bandwidth at Agartala

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) recently commissioned additional 10 Gbps International Bandwidth for internet connectivity at Agartala through Cox Bazar, Bangladesh. The development took place on April 21, 2022. With this, users in Agartala will face less network congestion, and the latency of the network connection will also reduce. This will help people living in Meghalaya and other North-Eastern states of the country to experience better internet. It is worth... Read More

April 13th, 2022 3:28 PM 4 COMMENTS

TRAI Has Failed to Understand Paying Capacity of Telcos: CUTS International

In its recommendations for the 5G spectrum auction, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has slashed the reserve price of spectrum by 35%. The recommendations have left many disappointed. Pradeep S Mehta, Secretary General, CUTS International, said the TRAI has given some relief to the telecom sector by reducing the reserve price of the airwaves. However, the price reduction wasn’t enough. As per Mehta, the regulatory body has failed... Read More

August 28th, 2021 6:40 PM 3 COMMENTS

5G In India Should be 3GPP Compliant: International Trade Bodies

In so many words, huge multinational bodies from the UK and the US have asked the Indian government to go with the 5G standards that have been recommended by the 3GPP. India is currently in confusion about which 5G standard it should go with - 5Gi developed by TSDSI or the 3GPP developed 5G standard. The top trade bodies from around the world have urged the Indian government to go... Read More

August 4th, 2021 4:00 PM 0 COMMENTS

Lava International Exec Reveals Plans to Launch 5G Handset Under Rs 20k

Smartphone companies have recently started focusing on 5G smartphones, despite the proper rollout of 5G in India being unknown as of now. That being said, be it Samsung, Apple or budget brands, all brands are prepping for 5G handsets and, it seems that another budget player is getting ready to join this crowd. Lava International's senior company official on Wednesday revealed that it was planning to showcase its first 5G... Read More

July 27th, 2021 1:36 AM 21 COMMENTS

BSNL Should Be Privatised: CUTS International

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Vodafone Idea (Vi) both need to stay in the market to ensure that India doesn’t become a country with a duopoly of Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel. Pradeep Mehta, Secretary-General of CUTS International told ET Telecom that BSNL should be privatised and Vodafone Idea should be provided temporary relief to ensure the survival of the two struggling telcos. Mehta warned that if this doesn’t... Read More

June 10th, 2021 1:26 PM 1 COMMENTS

Telephone Exchanges Were Converting International Calls to Local Calls: Report

Six telephone exchanges have been identified by the Karnataka Police and Military Intelligence (Southern Command) which were illegally converting international calls to local calls. As per an IANS report, it was an illegal network that was made to spy on the Indian Army. Two accused males from Tamil Nadu and Kerala have been arrested by the police on June 7, 2021. The two males have been identified as V. Gautam... Read More

May 28th, 2021 12:29 PM 3 COMMENTS

Vodafone’s Aggressive 5G Plans for International Markets

Vodafone has extensive 5G reach in the UK and other select European nations. The operator’s 5G business in Germany is all set to take off to new heights. In a release, Vodafone Germany said that it will be undertaking 7,000 telecom projects in the current financial year alone. Out of the 7,000 projects, 3,000 projects will be for 5G connectivity that will help the company extend its 5G network’s reach... Read More

May 27th, 2021 5:45 PM 0 COMMENTS

ASM Global and Mobilitie Partner to Establish 5G Across International Venue Portfolio

As the world is learning to live and cope up with Covid-19, sports and entertainment venues across the globe are returning to live events at full capacities. A new partnership has been announced today between ASM global, which is the world’s leading venue management and services company, and Mobilitie, which is the largest privately-held telecommunications company in the US. This partnership will enable fans to experience a new era of... Read More

May 11th, 2021 4:47 PM 0 COMMENTS

Google Pay Users Can Now Make International Transactions to Singapore, India

Google Pay has been quite influential in bringing some much-needed change to the mode of payment in multiple countries, especially in India, being a backbone for cashless transactions in the country via UPI based payment. Till now, however, users of Google Pay in the U.S. were not allowed to send money to GPay users in certain other countries, but this is set to change. It was announced by Google on... Read More

April 23rd, 2021 5:26 PM 2 COMMENTS

BSNL Introduces International Roaming STVs Starting at Rs 895

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced new international roaming special tariff vouchers (STVs) starting at Rs 895. The state-run telecom operator announced the same via its Chennai Twitter handle. There are three new STVs, and all of them are for users travelling to Bhutan. All three vouchers are in effect starting today, i.e., March 23, 2021, meaning Indians travelling to Bhutan can recharge with these plans. Let’s take a... Read More

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