September 19th, 2021 3:51 PM 6 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Achieves 3.7 Gbps Download Speed In 5G Trials

Vodafone Idea (Vi) has just announced that it was able to achieve a maximum download speed of 3.7 Gbps with the mmWave spectrum. For the unaware, Vi has been testing 5G networks in two parts of India, Gandhinagar, Gujarat and Pune, Maharashtra. The telco has now shared the 5G trial results of Gandhinagar, Pune, and said that it has been able to achieve a download speed of 3.7 Gbps. Vi... Read More

September 18th, 2021 10:44 AM 0 COMMENTS

5G In India to See Better Participation

The telcos including Vodafone Idea (Vi), Reliance Jio, and Bharti Airtel are currently testing their 5G networks in different parts of the country. Airtel has taken the tests even one step above and proved that the mobile gaming use case on its 5G network is successful. There was an underlying concern with 5G though. While it was definitely going to be the next big thing, operators might not have been... Read More

September 16th, 2021 12:53 PM 8 COMMENTS

5G Spectrum Auctions Might Happen In Four Months

The most awaited event for the telecom industry of India is the 5G spectrum auctions. The government said that it had fixed the last quarter of the early year as the time period when the spectrum auctions will take place. Looking at this, it is absolutely clear that the 5G spectrum auctions might happen in January, February, or March of 2022. Ashwini Vaishnaw, Telecom Minister, recently said that the 5G... Read More

September 13th, 2021 9:45 PM 17 COMMENTS

5Gi or 5G, India Still Lacks Clarity

India still doesn’t have much clarity when it comes to the next-generation connectivity networks. All across the globe, countries and governments are going with the 5G standards developed by the 3GPP. But India has had different plans. In order to become self-reliant, TSDSI had developed its own 5G standard, namely 5Gi. Many opine that 5Gi is the right way to go, but then there are many who believe that 5G... Read More

September 9th, 2021 4:46 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airtel Business Says Omnichannel Experience to Win In 5G Era

Airtel Business is the B2B unit of Bharti Airtel. On September 9, 2021, Airtel Business released a new edition of the Insights Report under the aegis of its Customer Advisory Board (CAB). For the unaware, the Airtel Business CAB is built of various business leaders from around the country’s top companies and organisations. In its new report, Airtel Business said that brands who embrace digital technologies ahead of the curve... Read More

September 6th, 2021 12:24 PM 0 COMMENTS

COAI Backs TRAI Recommendations on Spectrum, RoW

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) is backing the recommendations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on spectrum and RoW. The telecom regulator has proposed a new national portal for RoW. Further, TRAI has recommended exemption of RoW charges for the telcos for the next five years (FY23 to FY28) with an aim to expedite the laying of common ducts. On top of this, TRAI recommends that... Read More

September 4th, 2021 3:15 PM 12 COMMENTS

Affordable 5G Phones In India Currently Not a Good Buy

One thing that’s mostly the case with affordable smartphones is that they don’t run well for more than 18 or 24 months. The Android and security updates offered to these phones are very few in comparison to flagships, and there’s not a lot these devices can do except for basic tasks. In order to increase their sales, smartphone companies are coming out with affordable 5G smartphones. Now note that the... Read More

September 4th, 2021 7:07 AM 2 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel to Lead 5G Revolution In India, Vi and BSNL Could Follow

Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel are the two top telecom operators in India in terms of subscribers’ market share. While these two operators are gaining market share both in terms of revenues and subscribers, Vodafone Idea (Vi) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) are doing what they can to survive. 5G is not far away from here, and the telcos are already in the testing process of their 5G solutions.... Read More

September 3rd, 2021 3:41 PM 0 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel CTO Says Govt Should Not Tax Spectrum

Randeep Sekhon, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Bharti Airtel, said that government should not look at the telecom industry as a primary revenue source. Instead, Sekhon said that government should look at the sector as a place from where a lot of tax revenues can be generated. Thus, according to the Airtel CTO, the government should avoid taxing the spectrum that telcos purchase and use. Sekhon iterated that spectrum is just... Read More

September 2nd, 2021 7:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

5G In India Will Have Two Primary Use Cases for Consumers: Airtel CTO

In a brief virtual event today, Bharti Airtel shared the feats it had achieved while testing its 5G networks for virtual gaming. During the event, Randeep Sekhon, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Bharti Airtel, said that 5G would have two primary use cases for consumers in India. From consumers, he meant normal mobile users. Sekhon said that 5G would be drive cloud gaming and immersive entertainment experience for the Indians in... Read More

September 2nd, 2021 5:44 PM 0 COMMENTS

OnePlus 9R Delivered Great Gaming Results on Airtel 5G Network

OnePlus 9R was used by the gamers who were testing Bharti Airtel’s 5G network for cloud gaming. There are a lot of smartphones available in India at the Rs 40,000 price range, which can deliver a great 5G experience, but there’s still a lot of room in the market for mid-range 5G phones to make an impact. OnePlus 9R is one of the best smartphones launched by OnePlus in 2021.... Read More

September 2nd, 2021 5:03 PM 1 COMMENTS

5G Spectrum Needs to be Priced Fair by the Indian Government

5G is a very exciting technology, and while the other countries already have live 5G networks, India is still in the testing phase. However, for 5G to be successful in India, the telcos need to get it at a fair price. The 5G spectrum auctions are going to be very crucial for determining how well India progresses in the 5G era. Telecom operators have already said that they need the... Read More

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