December 4th, 2021 1:00 PM 0 COMMENTS

DoT Secretary Says 6G Will Converge Satcom and Terrestrial Networks

K Rajaraman, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DoT), said that 6G would enable the convergence of satellite communications (satcom) and terrestrial networks. According to the secretary, this would change the way machines and people interact in the future. As per an ET Telecom report, Rajaraman said that 6G would unlock greater opportunities for the country and also help with bridging the digital divide that prevails in India. At the same time,... Read More

December 4th, 2021 9:55 AM 0 COMMENTS

Starlink Aims to Have 200K Terminals in India by December 2022

Starlink India is planning to apply for the commercial license on or before January 31, 2022. The satellite communications (satcom) company has prepared two guides for the same. One guide is for the individuals and private sector while the other one is for the state and union territories, wrote Sanjay Bhargava, Starlink India Head, on his LinkedIn post on Friday. The company is planning to have up to 200K terminals... Read More

December 3rd, 2021 11:17 PM 0 COMMENTS

COAI Says Intra Circle Roaming to Help Cyclone Affected Users

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has issued a statement according to which intra circle roaming will be started to ensure that mobile phone users can switch between the telecom service providers (TSPs) if their primary or native service provider is affected. COAI is an industry body that represents all the private telecom operators in India, including Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone Idea. The industry body said that... Read More

December 3rd, 2021 2:44 PM 1 COMMENTS

Airtel, Vi Getting Back BGs Worth Rs 20000 Crore from DoT

Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (Vi) are getting bank guarantees (BGs) from the government. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has decided to return the BGs worth Rs 20,000 crore to Airtel and Vi, reports CNBCTV18. According to the publication’s report, Bharti Airtel is set to receive Rs 8,000 crore and Vodafone Idea to receive Rs 12,000 crore back from the DoT. So far, DoT has already returned Rs 3,500 crore... Read More

December 3rd, 2021 11:58 AM 0 COMMENTS

DoT Might Go Against Satcom Industry Wishes and Auction the Spectrum

With new satellite communications (satcom) players entering the Indian market next year, the need for high-frequency spectrum would be shared by both satcom players and terrestrial network service providers. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is planning to conduct a spectrum auction next year for both the satcom and terrestrial network companies, reports The Hindu BusinessLine. The satcom industry has been very vocal about the need for allocating the spectrum administratively.... Read More

December 3rd, 2021 9:27 AM 0 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Lists Advantages of Private 5G Networks

Commercial launch and widespread of 5G networks are going to change a lot of things in the world. In India, one of the leading telecom operators expected to be at the forefront of commercial 5G launch across the country is Bharti Airtel. Airtel has been conducting 5G trials with the spectrum allotted by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for months now. The telco has found some potential use cases of... Read More

December 2nd, 2021 3:19 PM 0 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel 5G Use Cases Uncovered So Far

All the telecom operators in India are conducting 5G trials in different parts of the country. The telcos are using spectrum given by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for the trials. Bharti Airtel has come a long way with 5G trials. The telco has been able to uncover multiple use cases of the next-generation connectivity technology. With 5G, the role of connectivity would increase multiple folds and the way both... Read More

December 2nd, 2021 1:22 PM 0 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea Following 3GPP Standard for 5G Core Network

When it comes to 5G, one of the biggest things that will be talked about is network security. To keep its 5G networks secure whenever it launches commercially, Vodafone Idea (Vi) is following the 3GPP standard. Jagbir Singh, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Vodafone Idea said that Vi is following the 3GPP standard for 5G’s core network along with the firewalls. For 5Gi, Singh said that Vi is working with a... Read More

December 1st, 2021 4:08 PM 0 COMMENTS

SpaceX’s Starlink Launches 53 More Satellites From Cape Canaveral

Elon Musk’s flagship company SpaceX launched an additional 53 Starlink satellites from Pad 40 of Cape Canaveral Space Force Station today at 7.19 am EST. The 230-foot Falcon 9 rocket successfully vaulted off the pad and delivered the satellites to the low-Earth orbit in about 15 minutes. Weather stood favourable for the launch. According to the U.S. Space Force’s 45th Weather Squadron, mostly clear sky and mild temperatures were reported.... Read More

December 1st, 2021 10:50 AM 2 COMMENTS

DoT to Reduce Revenues for Sustainability of Telecom Sector

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is looking to bring balance to the sector. While the spectrum auctions are a great way for the government to earn big revenues, it affects the telecom sector negatively. In the consultation paper released for the 5G spectrum by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), it can be seen that DoT is pushing the regulator towards finding the appropriate base price of spectrum for... Read More

December 1st, 2021 12:30 AM 6 COMMENTS

Jio, Airtel, Vi Asked DoT More Time for 5G Trials, But Why

Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone Idea have asked for more time from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for conducting 5G trials. While this is not a new development, there might be many who will be wondering why did the DoT allow a time extension. If delays in trials amount to delay in 5G roll out, wouldn’t it be bad for India? There are a lot of factors at play... Read More

November 30th, 2021 9:19 AM 0 COMMENTS

Starlink India Applies for Experimental License

SpaceX owned Starlink has applied for a license in India to begin pilot services. To recall, the satellite communications company had been asked by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to stop selling pre-bookings in India as it didn’t have any regulatory approvals to do so. Thus, Starlink has applied for a license now to fall in line with the local laws. According to a TNN report, Starlink has applied for... Read More

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