June 11th, 2011 11:47 AM 3 COMMENTS

IPv4 Internet Addresses Are Nearly Used Up: Now What?

Following World IPv6 Day on June 8, which allowed organizations and individuals with IPv6 connectivity to test the new Internet addressing system but may have left some feeling underprepared for the transition, ICSA Labs is offering seven tips to help IT organizations. The new addressing system, known as Internet Protocol version 6, or IPv6, will replace the current system, Internet Protocol version 4, which has been in place since the... Read More

May 19th, 2011 6:16 PM 32 COMMENTS

India On Its Way to Mobile Broadband

After the roll out of 3G (EVDO/HSPA) from operators, next big thing for India's telecom sector is going to be roll out of 4G services. India was late to enter 3G era, but 4th Generation communications will not allow that much delay as BWA auction is already done and spectrum was given to the auction winners in September 2010. WiMAX & LTE (Long Term Evolution) are not true 4G, rather... Read More

March 27th, 2011 12:59 PM 27 COMMENTS

BWA Auction For 700 MHz Will Be Fierce

Right now, 3G (HSPA) is neither a choice for affordable wireless broadband, nor a choice for last mile connectivity in rural areas. But if everything goes perfect, we can see affordable broadband with wireless access a reality. Because Govt plans for another bonanza - conducting auction for 700Mhz band. India has about 108 units of airwaves in the 700 MHz band 50% of which is used by Doordarshan, 36 units... Read More

March 21st, 2011 4:21 PM 93 COMMENTS

Understanding Last Mile Connectivity

Continuing to my last post about why broadband is so poor in India.In last post I discussed little bit about “last mile”. There were few confusions, let me first clear them out before I end up topic about last mile.Someone left comment on last post and said The pvt. telcos really think we Indians are idiots are idiots and don’t need high speeds.come on yaar give 8mbps @ 999 with... Read More

March 11th, 2011 7:07 PM 0 COMMENTS

Interview With Mike Narula, CEO AirTyme Communications

AirTyme Communications that specializes in integrated supply chain solutions for the wireless industry throughout the United States and China has officially launched their India operations on 10th January 2011 and are already making waves in the Indian telecom industry. AirTyme is the exclusive distributor of the recently launched MILESTONE XT800 for Motorola Mobility in India.This is the first dual SIM android based handset in India. Recently Telecom Talk went behind... Read More

February 23rd, 2011 6:04 PM 8 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel And BSNL Launches EIG For Commercial Use

Bharti Airtel & BSNL  in collaboration with 15 other global telcos, today announced the launch of Europe India Gateway (EIG) cable system that will enhance diversity and capacity between Europe and India. The 15,000 Km cable has received investment of around $700 million and has a capacity of 3.84 terabits per second. EIG stretches from Mumbai in India to London UK, with landings enroute in UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti,... Read More

January 23rd, 2011 1:40 PM 14 COMMENTS

4G An Overview

Behold, 4G is coming soon. As 3G services are on the verge of start, operators are already chalking out plans for deploying 4G here in India. As you might know Verizon in USA and Vodafone D2 in Germany have successfully launched 4G services, many operators around the world are ready to follow soon. The following post briefs about Long Term Evolution (LTE) – System Architecture Evolution (SAE), a 4G technology.... Read More

January 16th, 2011 2:50 PM 51 COMMENTS

Will iPhone CDMA Come To India?

Apple introduced iPhone 4 in CDMA flavor for Verizon in United States. Verizon iPhone marks the first iOS device to join the 2,455 other handsets, tablets, modems, routers and other devices that have been commercially launched on CDMA2000 networks since 1995, including 33 Android and 16 BlackBerry devices. iPhone 4 was commercially available from June, 2010 which is a GSM variant. The new iPhone CDMA comes with a new iOS... Read More

December 29th, 2010 4:50 PM 70 COMMENTS

CDMA In India – Past, Present And Future

In midst of the controversy of 2G spectrum scam and excitement of 3G and MNP, India’s telecom watchdog TRAI released active user’s base of all telecom operators based upon Visitor Location Register (VLR). This heats up the old arch rivalry between GSM and CDMA operators on spectrum issue. Though this study is not good enough to comment on, as TRAI did not specify any time period for VLR, but it... Read More

December 3rd, 2010 4:43 PM 43 COMMENTS

RCOM To Launch 3G Mobile Data Services Portal on Motricity Platform

In a bid to provide high end 3G Value Added Services and rich multimedia contents on a singal click, Reliance Communications (RCOM), today announced the launch of new mobile data portal, R World, powered by Motricity. The new portal developed for the upcoming 3G services will deliver complete, end-to-end mobile Internet and data services to 120 million Reliance mobile subscribers at the click of a button. The ubiquitous Mobile Data... Read More

June 5th, 2010 12:57 PM 2 COMMENTS

Europe India Gateway Undersea Cable System Receives $700mn From DU

du,the integrated telecom operator in the UAE announced that it has signed a construction and maintenance agreement (C&MA) to build the first direct, high-bandwidth optical-fiber submarine cable system from the United Kingdom to India. The EIG cable system, targeted to be operational in second quarter of 2010, is a 15,000 kilometer (9,000 mile) system that will connect 13 countries and three continents. Landings are planned in the United Kingdom, Portugal,... Read More

March 30th, 2010 12:31 PM 7 COMMENTS

Nokia Acquires Browser Firm Novarra

Nokia one of worlds largest handset manufacturer announced its concern to acquire Novarra, the US based mobile web browser firm.The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Novarra is a privately-held company based in Chicago-USA, provides high performance mobile Internet browsers and platforms for operators, handset manufacturers and Internet brands to create new services and revenue streams for smart phones, features phones and mobile broadband devices. Nokia will utilizing the... Read More

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