About the author: Brijesh Parmar 25, is a young professional passionate about learning emerging trends in telecom technologies. He has earned an MBA in telecom management from Symbiosis International University. And has done research projects on topics like M2M, IoT, VAS, wearable devices. He believes in learning as much and as long as he can, and spreading knowledge.

March 2nd, 2015 5:41 AM 5 COMMENTS

NOFN: Will government be able to achieve the targets for NOFN roll-out?

The National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) is an initiative of the Indian Government to provide broadband connectivity to over 2 lakh Gram panchayats of India at a cost of Rs.20,000 cores funded by the Universal Service Obligation Fund(USOF). This project will provide the necessary infrastructure for the broadband services in the rural areas. And also it will become easy for the telecom operators to provide broadband services even in the... Read More

February 7th, 2015 6:21 PM 6 COMMENTS

Why Payment banks are the new rage with telcos in India?

Very soon, you will be able to pay your electricity bills while buying groceries at the supermarket because now the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is allowing setting up payment banks. February 2, 2015 was the last date of applying for payment bank. Some of India’s biggest companies including Bharti Airtel, Aditya Birla Group, Reliance Industries, future group and some lesser known companies like Fino Paytech, Oxigen has applied for... Read More

February 2nd, 2015 5:40 AM 4 COMMENTS

Analysis: 7 key challenges faced by operators while implementing LTE

We all are eagerly waiting for the launch of 4G LTE services by Reliance Jio Infocom. Reliance Jio has acquired 2.3 GHz spectrum band for providing 4G services in 2010. Bharti Airtel is also facing problems in providing 4G services so as the other operators globally. LTE certainly stands out in terms of its technical superiority and spectral efficiency. However, being an evolving standard it poses some significant challenges ahead... Read More

January 26th, 2015 4:45 PM 6 COMMENTS

Analysis: TV White Space an alternative to manage data traffic for Telcos

Indian telecom sector is going through a crunch phase. India has a new government which promises to deliver some landmark decisions to revive the telecom sector from doldrums. India’s broadband penetration is dismal 4% while government is falling flat on its policy decision to connect 2.5 lakh gram panchayats by optical fibres has made National Telecom Policy’s (NTP 2012) vision for “right to broadband” a distant dream. India’s mobile data... Read More

January 21st, 2015 6:28 PM 2 COMMENTS

Global M2M communication market and its future trend

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication refers to communication between computers, embedded processors, smart sensors, actuators and mobile devices with limited human intervention. M2M is a convergence of various technologies, such as IP, RFID, sensor networks, home networks, smart metering, etc. M2M enables machines to communicate with companies’ information systems and other machines or with people’s mobile handsets and provide real-time data. In M2M, a wireless data link is used for monitoring and... Read More

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