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February 21st, 2024 11:49 AM 0 COMMENTS

Telecom Equipment Makers to Soon Receive Incentives for Local Production: Report

To boost local production, the government had come up with the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for telecom equipment makers. Now, the telecom equipment makers are set to receive Rs 400 crore worth of incentives from the government for increasing local production. As India becomes more self-reliant, the need for imports from other nations will go down. According to a Deccan Chronicle report, one or two companies have already received... Read More

February 20th, 2024 10:47 AM 0 COMMENTS

BSNL Releases Tender worth Rs 65000 Crore for BharatNet Phase 3: Report

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has rolled out a fresh tender of Rs 65,000 crore for the implementation of BharatNet project phase 3. BharatNet is an ambitious program of the government that aims to offer last-mile connectivity and upgrade existing 1,64,000 gram panchayats (GPs) and connect 47,000 GPs which don't have fiber yet. The Indian government is spending about Rs 1.39 lakh crore on the project. This time, for phase... Read More

February 19th, 2024 5:41 PM 0 COMMENTS

Telcos Want TRAI to Ease Radiation Norms in India

The Indian telecom operators want the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to ease the radiation norms in India. According to the telcos, the strict radiation norms are affecting their 5G rollout and the 5G experience for consumers in the country. In a letter to the TRAI, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), said that the current EMF exposure limits in India are significantly stricter (10 times) than the... Read More

February 19th, 2024 12:03 PM 0 COMMENTS

Jio to Soon Launch New Feature Phone in India

Reliance Jio, India's largest telco, is now also doubling down on devices, especially feature phones. The company aims to make India 2G mukt, and thus, Jio is launching feature phones that support 4G. In 2023, Jio announced the JioBharat platform, under which the company said that it would partner with OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and launch feature phones with 4G capabilities around the Rs 1000 price point. Jio also launched... Read More

February 19th, 2024 11:06 AM 0 COMMENTS

Reliance Industries Eyeing a Stake in Tata Play: Report

Reliance Industries, a large Indian conglomerate, is reportedly eyeing a stake in Tata Play, India's largest DTH (Direct-to-Home) service provider. Through its subsidiaries, Jio Platforms and Viacom18, Reliance Industries has already established its media footprint. With a stake in Tata Play, Reliance would get a stronger hold in the media market in the country. According to a Business Standard report, Reliance is negotiating to purchase the 29.8% stake of Disney... Read More

February 13th, 2024 1:43 PM 2 COMMENTS

HFCL Secures Rs 141 Crore Order From BSNL for 4G and 5G Network Solutions

HFCL has secured a purchase order worth Rs 141 Crore from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for indigenous 4G and 5G backhauling solutions. This order encompasses both capital expenditure (Capex) and an annual maintenance contract (AMC), with the Capex portion amounting to Rs 119 Crore and the AMC portion being Rs 22 Crore, out of the advance purchase order worth Rs 179 Crore issued to the Company. The remaining balance... Read More

February 5th, 2024 3:37 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airtel Pays DoT to Continue Using Spectrum in Circles Where it was Expiring Soon

Bharti Airtel, a prominent telecom player in India, has paid the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) Rs 35 crore to use spectrum in six circles where it was set to expire this year. As per an ET report, the spectrum will be available for Airtel to use for three more months. The payment has been made by Airtel to ensure that the services for customers do not see any interruption. This... Read More

February 4th, 2024 5:54 PM 0 COMMENTS

Meghalaya Govt Clears Amendment to Telecom Policy for Boosting 5G Rollout

Meghalaya, a state in Northeast India, will soon have 5G everywhere for its consumers. The state recently cleared the amendment to the policy around telecom infrastructure that will enable telcos to roll out 5G faster. According to a report by Northeast Live, the state has approved the amendment to the Meghalaya Telecom Infrastructure Policy 2018. The report said that Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong informed about the state's decision to... Read More

February 2nd, 2024 3:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

Starlink Not Getting India License Quickly Might be Partly because of Verizon

While Starlink is present in many countries already, one geography where it has faced tremendous trouble is India. The satellite-based internet service provider wants to reach rural and underserved areas to extend the benefits of digitalisation to everyone. A move, that the government should back, is facing issues due to the regulatory environment. Since Starlink is a US-based company, the Indian government needs to know the companies with a stake... Read More

January 27th, 2024 7:32 AM 0 COMMENTS

BSNL Awards Tejas Networks Additional Purchase Order Worth Rs 107 Crore

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has awarded Tejas Networks an additional purchase order worth Rs 107 crore. The order is for shipping 4G Radio Access Networks (RAN) for additional sites. Tejas Networks, a Tata Group company is supplying the RAN equipment that BSNL is using to deploy homegrown 4G in India. During the Q3 FY24 earnings call, Arnob Roy, Chief Operating Officer at Tejas Networks, said, "On the wireless segment,... Read More

January 24th, 2024 11:40 AM 3 COMMENTS

Spectrum Auctions 2024: DoT Doesn’t Expect Much Revenue

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has lowered its expected revenue from the upcoming spectrum auctions. The government is reportedly planning a spectrum auction in the last quarter of FY24. DoT had earlier targetted to earn Rs 5,000 crores from the spectrum auctions. But now, according to an ET report, the telecom department has cut the revenue target to Rs 500 crore from the auction which is expected to take place... Read More

January 19th, 2024 6:03 PM 2 COMMENTS

Airtel Not Looking to Charge Separately for 5G in the Short-Term: Sunil Mittal

Bharti Airtel, India's second-largest telecom operator, is not looking to charge separately for 5G in the near future. There were reports that Airtel wants to remove the unlimited 5G data offer in the second half of 2024. But that is likely not going to happen. Instead, the telco will look to hike the overall tariffs. This makes more sense because 5G doesn't have many consumer use cases. "I don’t think... Read More

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