TRAI Organises Workshop to Deliberate Use Cases, Challenges & Requisites of 5G Technology


The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) organised a workshop on ‘Enabling 5G in India’ on May 1, 2019. The workshop was held with the idea of deliberating and ideating on the issues related to 5G and its rollout in the country. The workshop also hosted discussions on 5G use cases and the commercial, regulatory and infrastructural requirements and implications…

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Reliance Jio Launches GigaFiber in 1,600 Cities as Testing Period Concludes


The Mukesh Ambani led telecom operator has announced that it will be optimising its go-to-market strategy for rolling out its Fibre-to-the-Home broadband service, Reliance Jio GigaFiber. To recall, the telecom operator had completed the acquisition of DEN Networks and Hathway Cable and Datacom which would help it in establishing last-mile connectivity. The telco has also said that after a series…

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Wipro, IIT-Kharagpur Partner for Advanced Research in 5G & AI

5g research

IT services major Wipro  has partnered with IIT Kharagpur to collaborate on industry-focused applied research in the areas of 5G and artificial intelligence (AI). Research outcomes from this partnership will be leveraged by Wipro to develop solutions for its customers, across industry verticals, Wipro said in a statement. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur on the other hand will benefit…

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YuppTV Acquires IPL Cricket Digital Rights


YuppTV has acquired the IPL digital rights for Australia, Continental Europe, South East Asia, while BT Sport will show every game of the 2019 season starting from Saturday 23 March running to Sunday 5 May. YuppTV has acquired the digital broadcasting rights for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 outside of India. With this development, cricket fans across the globe can…

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Fibre Broadband Growth Leads Communication Technology Towards A New Direction

Fibre Broadband Growth

India has grown by leaps and bounds in mobile penetration but in the wireline broadband segment, the country is lagging its global peers. With data consumption on mobile hitting the roof and to bring all rural areas under the ambit of connectivity, there is a dire need of expanding the broadband network through fibre. At a mobile base of over…

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India Came Up As The Largest Data Consuming Country In The World, Data Consumption On Mobile Surpasses PC


From being voice-hungry, Indian mobile phone users have now turned data-hungry cutting across income and age profiles. According to market research firm Nielsen’s survey on handset consumers, the appetite for data consumption has risen over the last 15-18 months. While earlier consumers were consuming 4 GB data a month, today their consumption is as high as 1 GB a day.…

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Indian Broadband Subscribers Cross 500 mln

The number of broadband subscribers in India increased to 51.19 crore at the end of November 2018 as compared to 49.2 crore at October-end, showing a growth rate of 3.18 per cent on a month-on-month basis. While the number of Indians going online through mobile devices (phones and dongles) increased by 3.39 per cent, the number of Fixed Wireless subscribers…

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Govt. May Launch Broadband Services Readiness Index For States

The government is planning to launch broadband services readiness index of states based on parameters like infrastructure, approval processes and utilization of high speed Internet, a top telecom department official said. “According to a study by ICRIER (a research firm), $100 billion investment will have seven-fold multiplier effect on GDP. There is a need of a national mission to make…

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