About the author: Arpit spends his day closely following the telecom and tech industry. A music connoisseur and a night owl, he also takes a deep interest in the Indian technology start-up scene and spends rest of his time spilling poetry and stories on paper.

August 14th, 2021 3:25 PM 5 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio Working on Global 5G Solutions In Partnership With Qualcomm

The Mukesh Ambani led telecom operator has eyes not only set for the domestic market on the consumer front, but the telecom company has been developing solutions that would be deployable worldwide to relay cost-effective and efficient 5G services. The company Jio Platforms Limited (JPL) has been working with California based chipset manufacturers, Qualcomm to come up with an open and interoperable interface compliant architecture-based 5G solution with virtualised radio... Read More

August 14th, 2021 1:47 PM 0 COMMENTS

ACT Fibernet Acquired by Global Private Markets Firm Partners Group

Atria Convergence Technologies, or more popularly known as ACT Fibernet, has been a big name in the industry when it comes to providing wired or fixed-line services in India. ACT Fibernet has had its services in some major cities of India, including Bangalore, Chennai and many more. In a new move, Partners Group, a global private markets firm, has acquired a controlling stake in ACT Fibernet. Partners Group, in a... Read More

August 14th, 2021 9:56 AM 0 COMMENTS

Why Satellite Communication Is the Next Big Technology After 5G

The consumers and the industry stakeholders alike are excited about the launch of fifth-generation technology in India. 5G and all the related technologies like ORAN, Massive MIMO and mmWave are all the buzzwords in the telecom industry right now. However, there are currently small inklings of new technology in development, and that is satellite communication. While satellite communication is not unheard of, its consumer and business application have been strictly... Read More

August 13th, 2021 10:35 PM 0 COMMENTS

True Wireless Stereo Market Grows in India Courtesy of Budget Offerings

Wired Bluetooth headsets are largely becoming a thing of the past as more and more people resort to Truly Wireless Stereo (TWS) headsets. The prices of TWS headsets in India are becoming more and more affordable thus allowing people to buy these and forcing the companies to innovate as well. As per the market research firm, Counterpoint, the Indian TWS market has grown by 68% year on year in the... Read More

August 13th, 2021 9:34 PM 0 COMMENTS

Broadcasters Delay TRAI NTO Implementation On Back of Interconnect Offer Filing

The National Tariff Order (NTO) post the latest Bombay ruling underwent a few more changes. As per the new rules, the broadcasters in the industry were required to publish their new prices and inform the same to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The regulator, besides looking at the telecom industry, also has reins over the DTH and broadcasting industry as well. However, the deadline, which has expired on... Read More

August 13th, 2021 6:27 PM 29 COMMENTS

JioPhone Next: New Info About Display and Software Surfaces Online

Reliance Jio has been able to add a behemoth number of subscribers to its base thanks to the JioPhone revolution. Now the Mukesh Ambani led telecom operator seems to be in the mood of topping it off with the launch of JioPhone Next. The phone, which was mentioned in the previous AGM of Reliance Jio, is also a strategic bet since it will aim to bring the 2G feature phone... Read More

August 13th, 2021 5:48 PM 31 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea MD Extends Gratitude to Subscribers and Lauds Vi Network

Vodafone Idea has not taken well, the order of the Supreme Court which comes after the petition to review the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) calculation. The Rs 58,254 crore dues that Vodafone Idea currently owes to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) have been overestimated as per Vodafone Idea. Appealing again and again to the courts, Vodafone Idea has made attempts at correcting this figure and bringing it down to Rs... Read More

August 11th, 2021 7:28 PM 0 COMMENTS

RailWire Launches Two New 1 Gbps Broadband Plans Starting at Rs 3,499

With the rising proliferation of broadband providers in India, there are a lot of options available to subscribers. Not only ISPs, but the availability of broadband plans has also shot up, and such 1 Gbps or gigabit broadband plans are not entirely unheard of across the country. Another ISP that is now in the league of providers gigabit plan is RailWire. The popular broadband provider is especially active in Kerala,... Read More

August 11th, 2021 4:40 PM 0 COMMENTS

5G Will Drive New Smartphone Sales and Investment in India: Corning

Corning, which is the biggest name across the world for making the popular Gorilla Glass protection for handsets. The company has said that India is going to be the next destination for ICT manufacturing. As per the Corning Senior VP and General Manager of Mobile Consumer Electronics, John Bayne, India is going to see the movement of supply chains slowly away from China and onto its soil. Speaking about the... Read More

August 11th, 2021 3:58 PM 0 COMMENTS

Central Projects and State Govts to Use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Solutions

The Indian government after a hefty audit process has appointed Oracle Corp. as an empanelled cloud infrastructure provider for the IT Ministry. This means that now government-owned entities and offices would be able to use digital services provided by Oracle Corp. The American company which has public data centres in Hyderabad and Mumbai will now be able to take on workload from state governments and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) which... Read More

August 11th, 2021 3:20 PM 8 COMMENTS

Govt In Favour of Floor Pricing, TRAI Not In Support of Move

The telecom industry could surely use regulations that put in a floor pricing for the companies. However, until now, there had been no breakthrough in this matter, but it seems that now the government seems to be in favour of bringing in a floor pricing regulation. As per the latest reports on the matter, a Department of Telecommunications (DoT) officer has remarked that the Finance Ministry and the DoT happen... Read More

August 11th, 2021 9:57 AM 14 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Recent Postpaid Plans Announcement a One Way Attempt at Bettering Company Finances

If there is one telecom operator in the industry right now which has been handed the short end of the stick, it is Vodafone Idea. The company has been through a lot lately, and things do not seem to be stopping from progressively getting worse for the telco. Also, the fears of Vodafone Idea collapsing are becoming real for all the stakeholders in the company. In such a situation, it... Read More

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