May 19th, 2022 9:58 PM 1 COMMENTS

5G Network Capabilities Can Be Attained With Small Cells Deployment, Says Dipa

The Delhi-based industry group Dipa has shared insights that could help attain 10 Gbps – 20 Gbps capabilities in the fifth generation or 5G era. According to the director-general at Digital Infrastructure Providers Association (Dipa), Tilak Raj, there is a need to deploy small cells and fibre across telecom infrastructure sites in order to achieve these goals. For those unaware, Dipa represents telecom infrastructure providers such as ATC Tower Corporation,... Read More

May 19th, 2022 2:29 PM 0 COMMENTS

5G: Huge Supply and Demand Gap for Skilled Labour in India

The demand for skilled labour in the telecom sector of India is quite high at the moment. According to the data published by the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) in its ‘Overview: Indian Telecom Market 2022-23’ report, there was a demand and supply gap of 28% in the telecom sector for skilled labour. The report said that the gap would continue to widen with the rollout of 5G in the... Read More

May 18th, 2022 8:49 AM 0 COMMENTS

5G in India: Telcos Likely to be Unhappy Looking at DCC Standing

The telecom operators are likely to be unhappy after hearing the stance of the Digital Communications Commission (DCC). The DCC, an inter-ministerial panel with the telecom secretary as its chairman, has backed the recommendations provided by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for the upcoming 5G spectrum auctions. The body has said that airwaves in the 27.5 GHz to 28.5 GHz should be reserved for the satellite broadband service... Read More

May 17th, 2022 2:20 PM 1 COMMENTS

5G Will Create Employment Opportunities and Boost Economy: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking at the Silver Jubilee event celebration of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), said that 5G will not only bring faster internet but will also rapidly ring in economic progress and boost jobs creation. Modi said that India’s economy would get a boost of $450 billion with 5G in the next one-and-a-half decade. PM Modi asked the government and the industry to cooperate and... Read More

May 17th, 2022 1:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

5th Edition of 5G India Leadership Summit to Focus on Making 5G a Commercial Success

Konnect Worldwide Business Media is going to organise the 5th Edition of the 5G India Leadership Summit. Many industry stakeholders including MediaTek, COAI (Celluar Operators Association of India), Broadband Forum, and others are supporting the event. The event is scheduled for May 19, 2022, in New Delhi and aims to drive consensus toward making 5G a commercial success. The summit’s objective is to further create a roadmap for enabling policy... Read More

May 17th, 2022 12:16 PM 0 COMMENTS

Ericsson, Nokia Want Govt Help to Source Component, Equipment from China: Report

Nokia, Ericsson, and Cisco are few of the top telecom gear manufacturers and equipment providers globally. Their presence in India is also quite solid now as the Chinese companies, including Huawei and ZTE, have been barred from helping telecom operators with their equipment needs. The differences between India and China still exist, due to which the Government of India (GoI) has decided to continue not including Chinese companies in the... Read More

May 17th, 2022 9:52 AM 1 COMMENTS

5G Test Bed Will be Inaugrated by PM Modi on This Date

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be launching a 5G testbed on Tuesday that has been created for the better sustenance of the country’s telecom industry. The said 5G testbed will also support the startups to validate their products, prototypes and solutions based on the fifth generation as well as next-generation technologies that are yet to come. It has been officially confirmed that the Prime Minister will be addressing a... Read More

May 17th, 2022 9:25 AM 0 COMMENTS

5G Rollout in India Could Slow Down Due to Govt’s New Mandate

The telecom operators now have a fresh worry in front of them. Their 5G rollout plans could slow down significantly if the government’s new mandate comes into effect from July 1, 2022. For the unaware, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) wants all the telecom gear imported to India from July 1, 2022, to be tested under the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) regime. While the intention behind... Read More

May 16th, 2022 6:35 PM 1 COMMENTS

Hughes India President Explains Why Conflict of Spectrum Exists Between Satcom and Telecom Operators

The satellite communications (satcom) service providers and the telecom or terrestrial network service providers (TSPs) have contradicting views when it comes to spectrum auctions. First of all, the satcom sector didn’t want India to hold an auction for allocating airwaves for satellite services. Instead, the satcom players were looking forward to an administrative allocation of spectrum. There is a demand from the satcom sector for reserving frequencies in the mmWave... Read More

May 16th, 2022 12:10 PM 2 COMMENTS

5G Spectrum Price Likely to be Firmly Decided this Week: Report

5G spectrum auction is what every telecom enthusiast in India is waiting for. The telecom operators are looking forward to the decision of the Cabinet, which will finalise the spectrum pricing for the auctions. It is worth noting that the Digital Communications Commission (DCC), the top body of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), had endorsed the pricing recommendations given by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). However, the final... Read More

May 14th, 2022 2:02 PM 1 COMMENTS

COAI Happy With Launch of Gati Shakti Sanchar Portal

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) is happy with the launch of the Gati Shakti Sanchar Portal by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). A couple of days back, TelecomTalk reported about the website of Gati Shakti Sanchar Portal going live. On May 14, 2022, the portal has been officially launched by the telecom department. This portal will act as a one-stop window for the telecom infrastructure companies along with... Read More

May 13th, 2022 2:04 PM 69 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea, Ericsson Achieve 5.92 Gbps Speed during 5G Trials in Pune

Vodafone Idea and its technology partner for 5G trials, Ericsson, have achieved a peak download speed of 5.92 Gbps during the ongoing 5G trials. The new peak download speed on Vi’s networks was tested on a single device in Pune, Maharashtra. For this trial, Vi and Ericsson had leveraged spectrum in both the mid-band and the mmWave bands using Ericsson’s Massive MIMO radios, Ericsson cloud-native dual-mode 5G core for standalone... Read More

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