August 26th, 2021 5:35 PM 44 COMMENTS

BSNL Employee Union Unhappy With Govt Decision

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) employee union is not happy with the government's decision of selling the company’s tower assets to the private sector. BSNL employees have expressed their dissatisfaction with the government’s decision of selling the tower assets. For the unaware, the Indian government has plans to sell over 14,917 towers owned by BSNL and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL). According to an ET Telecom report, P Abhimanyu, General... Read More

August 13th, 2021 11:32 AM 14 COMMENTS

All Indians to Be Connected via Internet by 2025

The Indian government is targeting to connect all Indians to the internet by 2025 mostly via broadband of BharatNet. Also, it is eying to simplify cyber law to make it easy to do business and focus on high technology such as Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing, stated Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the Minister of State for Electronics and IT. While addressing the Plenary on Digital - A boost to Indian Economy, which... Read More

August 7th, 2021 10:06 AM 1 COMMENTS

Why India Should Push Aside 5Gi in Favour of a More Accepted Standard

The fifth-generation network technology is just around the corner for the Indian telecom industry. The 5G network is already live for a lot of subscribers in other parts of the world, but given the situation of the Indian telecom industry, it is quite understandable that the 5G network is going to be a little late for the consumers’ taste over here. But, as if the troubles for 5G were not... Read More

August 6th, 2021 11:11 AM 0 COMMENTS

DoT Did Not Award Work to CSS Wi-Fi Chaupal Services

The setting up of an optical fibre network all over India under the BharatNet initiative via the public-private partnership (PPP) model is projected to offer a growth opportunity to the private infrastructure sector. This approach encourages the adoption of similar models in other sectors as well. Now, the Parliament was informed that the telecom department has not directly awarded any work under the BharatNet initiative to CSS Wi-Fi Chaupal Services... Read More

August 5th, 2021 11:40 AM 2 COMMENTS

Indian Railways Drops Project To Provide Wi-Fi Services In Train

The Indian government has been bullish in providing Wi-Fi in trains and railway stations in recent years. After providing Wi-Fi connectivity in the railway stations across India, the government announced that it would provide free Wi-Fi in trains operating across the country. This ambitious project was announced in 2019 by the former Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. Back then, it was announced that the Centre is planning to provide Wi-Fi within... Read More

July 29th, 2021 4:23 PM 0 COMMENTS

Tata Teleservices, Zoom Partner to Offer Video Conferencing Solution

Tata Teleservices has partnered with Zoom to offer video conferencing solutions to enterprises in India. Zoom is a well known video-first platform that witnessed a surge in demand once the pandemic kicked in. The video conferencing solution will leverage Zoom’s highly secure platform for addressing the increasing collaboration requirements of the enterprises. It will allow multiple enterprises to communicate seamlessly if they have a strong internet connection. Because of the... Read More

July 13th, 2021 3:39 PM 2 COMMENTS

DoT Owes BSNL Rs 30,000 Crore, Union Demands Fast Provision of Financial Aid

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) might fasten up its financial conditions with some help from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). As the telecom ministry has come under a new head, highly touted as being one of the most qualified ministers in the present cabinet, Ashwini Vaishnaw was presented with a letter from BSNL Mazdoor Sangh. The letter by the Union of BSNL employees was basically a plea to the DoT... Read More

February 26th, 2021 5:16 PM 5 COMMENTS

EchoStar to Supply 4G Backhaul Services to Reliance Jio in 7 States

EchoStar, a global satellite communication solutions provider, in its fourth quarter earnings call on Tuesday said that it is set to offer 4G backhaul solutions to Reliance Jio in seven states across India. The development was shared by Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes Network Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar engaged in the high-speed satellite internet services. In September, 2018, Hughes Communications India said that Reliance Jio had picked... Read More

January 22nd, 2021 3:20 PM 15 COMMENTS

5G Roll Out in India Expected to Begin in 2022: Tejas Networks

Tejas Networks, a Bengaluru based company engaged in the “high performance and cost competitive” products in the telecommunications space on Wednesday said that it expects 5G rollouts in India to begin in 2022. The company in its investor presentation highlighted that the roll out of 5G in the country will aid in “expediting fiberization of cell towers.” Tejas Networks on Wednesday also reported its third quarter financial results with the... Read More

October 31st, 2020 9:40 AM 5 COMMENTS

Why Is It High-Time for Telecom Operators to Focus on Fiberisation?

5G sans Fiberisation—Possible? Telecom operators have realised that Fiberisation is the pivot for riding the 5G or emerging technologies bandwagon. If from 2G to 4G was about rationalising capacity by telcos, 5G is more about fibre. Fiberisation will surely meet the present requirement of bandwidth and future technologies. However, India has about 25-30% level of Fiberisation versus 70% that is required for 5G technology rollout. According to industry experts, Fiberisation... Read More

April 30th, 2020 5:40 PM 0 COMMENTS

TAIPA Urges BSNL to Clear Outstanding Dues of Infrastructure Providers for Seamless Telecom Services

The Tower And Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) has requested BSNL to clear the outstanding dues of telecom infrastructure provider in lockdown period to ensure seamless connectivity. Since the payments are not made, service providers are facing difficulty to maintain continuous connectivity of telecom services in challenging times, which is the prime need of the nation. TAIPA has addressed PK Purwar who is Chairman and Managing Director of BSNL along with... Read More

March 2nd, 2020 12:51 PM 4 COMMENTS

Telecom Industry Expects Global Broadband Connectivity by 2022

Telecom Industry has been cash crunched as the telco giants are facing trouble paying their AGR dues. Currently, India is planning to provide universal access to broadband by the end of 2022. However, Industry feels that telecom infrastructure advancement would require an immediate policy implementation to overcome the current cash crunch situation, which would fulfil India’s plan to set up global broadband networks by 2022. As per the investment figures... Read More

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