Telecom Panel Asks TRAI to Reconsider Prices for Next Spectrum Auction

Telecom Panel Asks TRAI to Reconsider Prices for Next Spectrum Auction
The apex decision-making body at the Telecom Department has decided to refer to TRAI for reconsideration the recommendations on spectrum auction amid industry’s concerns on pricing. The Digital Communications Commission (DCC) approved the terms and conditions for 5G trials in the country. DCC members felt that TRAI should revisit its recommendations keeping in mind the government’s overall objective of Digital... Read More

BSNL Introduced Abhinandan-151 Prepaid Voucher Offering 1GB Data per Day & Unlimited Calling

BSNL Introduced Abhinandan-151 Prepaid Voucher Offering 1GB Data per Day & Unlimited Calling
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the state-led telecom operator has been ramping up its operations in its own ways. The telco has been introducing new plans and STVs for its subscribers to offer a wide range of choices. There have also been many new offerings from the telecom operator which will help it in luring the subscribers. BSNL, in recent... Read More

5G Bytes: Small Cells Explained

5G Bytes: Small Cells Explained
Small cells will help companies build denser 5G networks that can reuse bandwidth more efficiently. Today’s mobile users want faster data speeds and more reliable service. The next generation of wireless networks—5G—promises to deliver that, and much more. Right now, though, 5G is still in the planning stages, and companies and industry groups are working together to figure out exactly what... Read More

How Indian Telcos are Making the Most of Blockchain Technology

How Indian Telcos are Making the Most of Blockchain Technology
Blockchain technology offers a bigger opportunity to telcos in terms of data and content monetization, which they can do by creating a media platform using blockchain technology to directly connect content creators and cut off intermediaries to bring down costs. Currently, the global market for blockchain is about $400-$500 million and is expected to grow beyond $6-$7 billion in next... Read More

VSAT Technology: Everything You Need to Know

VSAT Technology: Everything You Need to Know
Very Small Aperture Terminal or VSAT technology is basically a two way satellite groud station that facilitates satellite communications of voice signals, data signals and video signals and connections. With VSAT, narrowband, broadband and on-the-move trackings like corporate bodies, banking sector, hospitals, stock exchanges, educational institutions, government, defence, airlines, mining corporations, power projects and more become smoother. How does VSAT... Read More

Telcos Seek Auction of 26GHz, 28GHz Bands for 5G Usage

Telcos Seek Auction of 26GHz, 28GHz Bands for 5G Usage
Phone companies want the government to auction spectrum in the 26 GHz and 28 GHz bands for 5G services in the upcoming sale, and suggested that the telecom department (DoT) urgently seek the sector regulator’s views on pricing these premium airwaves. The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), in a letter to telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan, said India must emulate... Read More

DoT to Begin 5G Trials in 100 Days: Ravi Shankar Prasad

DoT to Begin 5G Trials in 100 Days: Ravi Shankar Prasad
India will hold its next spectrum sale, which will mark the debut of 5G airwaves, in 2019, and conduct 5G trials within 100 days, new telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, adding that he would talk to the debt-laden industry to understand and address issues of financial stress. Also taking charge the information technology ministry on Monday, Prasad warned social... Read More