August 4th, 2021 5:25 PM 0 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Inks Important Partnerships for 5G O-RAN Technology

Bharti Airtel is one company, which is ahead of others in testing network technologies that are right up on the horizon. The telco has already started testing ORAN-enabled tech, and is doing so in partnership with other big companies and prominent names like Intel, Qualcomm, Mavenir, Altiostar, and Red Hat, says Gopal Vittal, CEO of Bharti Airtel. During the earnings calls, Vittal said that Airtel is ready for a 5G... Read More

August 4th, 2021 5:02 PM 0 COMMENTS

COAI Pushes for Standardisation of 5G In Harmony With Global Trends

India stands on the cusp of 5G rollout as many telecom companies have already started the field trials of the fifth-generation network technology. However, some roadblocks still remain, as per the telecom companies, the Indian 5G standard being pushed by the Department of Telecommunications is another roadblock in this set. To discuss this, the telecom companies along with chipmakers and members from ICEA, TSDSI, CDoT met DoT officials to discuss... Read More

August 2nd, 2021 1:38 PM 1 COMMENTS

5G Spectrum Base Price Might be Revised

The pricing of 5G airwaves set by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has been opposed by the telecom operators since the beginning. All the major telcos operating in India have shown their concern around the exorbitant pricing of the available spectrum. Since 5G is on the cliff, the Department of Telecommunications is planning to hold 5G auctions by seeking a revised base price from the telco regulator for the 3300-3750... Read More

July 30th, 2021 1:18 AM 3 COMMENTS

T-Mobile Beats Verizon, AT&T to Offer Best 5G Services

T-Mobile, one of the prominent telecom operators of the United States (U.S.), has become the best 5G network service provider in the country. Beating the likes of Verizon and AT&T, T-Mobile has been recognised as the most reliable 5G network services provider in the U.S. The test results have been shared by umlaut, a global consultancy company and leader in mobile benchmarking and network testing. T-Mobile Offers Most Reliable 5G... Read More

July 29th, 2021 10:38 AM 6 COMMENTS

India and 5G Dream, All We Know

India wants to lead the fifth revolution (which is the digital revolution integrating tech and humans even further) with the help of 5G. Mr Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of RIL, wants India to not miss out on leading from the front when it comes to 5G. However, right now, when countries such as the United States (U.S.) and the United Kingdom (U.K.) along with multiple other European nations... Read More

July 29th, 2021 1:54 AM 0 COMMENTS

M1 Commercial 5G SA Network Live Now

M1, one of the major telecom operators based out of Singapore, has launched a commercial trial of its 5G standalone (SA) network. As per M1, the 5G SA network is four times faster than the 5G non-standalone (NSA) network and ten times faster than the 4G networks. Further, in a release, the telco said that its 5G SA networks are 50% more responsive than the 5G NSA and 4G networks.... Read More

July 28th, 2021 12:14 PM 2 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio, Oppo Conduct 5G SA Trial Test in India

The renowned smartphone manufacturer Oppo India has revealed that it has conducted a 5G Standalone Network trial for the Reno6 series with the leading telecom operator in India, Reliance Jio. Reliance Jio and other telecom operators have initiated the 5G trials in select cities across the nation. Oppo commented on the latest development and stated that the 5G SA trials yielded highly positive results that will be beneficial for the... Read More

July 28th, 2021 11:10 AM 14 COMMENTS

Airtel and Other Operators Might Avoid 5G Spectrum

One of the things that has become a culture in the Indian Telecom space is the highly-priced spectrum. The debt-laden telcos are offered spectrum at the highest possible price which increases their network rollout cost and yet they have to offer data at the lowest rates possible to the consumers. Bharti Airtel had already clearly expressed that if the spectrum bands aren’t fairly priced for the 5G spectrum auctions, it... Read More

July 28th, 2021 1:30 AM 0 COMMENTS

Ericsson to Help Virgin Media O2 With 5G SA Network Deployment

Ericsson has announced that it will be helping Virgin Media O2, a UK telecom operator with deploying its core 5G standalone (SA) network. The infrastructure that needs to be deployed is expected to support advanced use cases and applications such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and several other media experiences. Ericsson said that it would be deploying a container-based, cloud-native, dual-mode 5G standalone core on cloud infrastructure in... Read More

July 27th, 2021 5:52 PM 17 COMMENTS

5G Support Across All Bands Might Increase Smartphone Prices, Says Chinese Companies

The putting in of 5G modems in the smartphones was a big leap for the smartphone manufacturers to make. It goes without saying that the inculcation of 5G capability makes the cost of smartphones skyrocket. This was visible from the price hike done by phone makers on their flagships with the launch of 5G enabled smartphones. However, that is not the only issue, the support of various 5G bands on... Read More

July 27th, 2021 2:38 PM 0 COMMENTS

BlackBerry 5G Smartphone Coming Soon

BlackBerry will make its return to the smartphone market with 5G devices. For the unaware, the smartphone company was purchased by Onward Mobility last year and since then the fans of the company have been anticipating what BlackBerry has in store. Much recently, Onward Mobility launched a new pre-commitment program through which it aims to understand the key requirements of smartphone users. To do so, the company is taking feedback... Read More

July 26th, 2021 5:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

5G Networks to Have More Than 200 Million Subscribers Five Years From Now

The fifth-generation network technology still eludes the Indian subscribers and telecom operators. There are multiple reasons for it, like the financial condition of the telecom companies, delay in the spectrum auction, among others. However, the 5G technology in other countries and in a global scale has been growing rapidly, with telecom companies in countries like South Korea and the USA vehemently adding subscribers and relaying fast services. On the same... Read More

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