Data Is A Big Challenge For Telecom Operators Of India Industry Heading Towards New Opportunity

In one telling of the history of India’s telecom revolution, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sam Pitroda laid its foundations back in the 1980s. True or not—it has been argued that the revolution’s true progenitor was the Atal Bihari Vajpayee administration with its 1999 National Telecom Policy—Gandhi’s tragic assassination meant that he would never see its fruition. In October…

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Bringing Digital India To Life Opens Up New Opportunities For Brands

Digitisation is creating tremendous opportunities for economies across the globe, and India is an example of a country that not only understands this opportunity, but has embraced it. What India has been able to achieve in terms of economic transformation over the past two decades is commendable. Through sweeping economic reforms, initiatives to open up Indian markets to global business…

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Qualcomm Expands 802.11ac MU-MIMO

Qualcomm Technologies Inc. Announced that it is bringing the benefits of its 802.11ad Wi-Fi technology to a variety of enterprise and outdoor environments. Qualcomm Technologies’ 802.11ad solutions provide multi-gigabit wireless connectivity for laptops, wireless docks, smartphones and home networking products.  Qualcomm Technologies has now expanded its 802.11ad portfolio to address the requirements of enterprises and carriers looking to improve network…

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SK Telecom Launches LTE-A Pro

South Korean operator SK Telecom has commercialized five-band carrier aggregation (CA) and 4X4 MIMO LTE-A Pro technologies, supporting up to 700Mbps data rates. According to SK, the five-band CA LTE-A Pro service covers 53 cities in Korea to start, including Seoul, Busan and Daegu. SK Telecom uses 10MHz bandwidth in the 800MHz band, 20MHz in the 1.8GHz band, 10MHz in…

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TRAI To Launch Call Quality Rating App

With service quality becoming a major issue for telecom subscribers across the country, TRAI is prepping to launch the MyCall quality-rating app. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman, RS Sharma, revealed that the telecom regulator would soon launch the MyCall app to measure call quality after each call. The regulator believes that this move could help reduce call drop…

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BSNL To Install 25,000 Wifi Hotspots

State-owned telco BSNL will install 25,000 new WiFi hotspots across rural areas in the country through financial support from Universal Services Obligation Fund (USOF)—a government owned fund that that is exclusively meant for subsidizing telecom services. The entire project is expected to go live within the next six months. BSNL is eligible to secure funds of up to Rs 940…

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Mobile Video Streaming In India Registers Growth Consumption Fuelled By 4G

Smartphones and other digital devices have instigated a new epoch of television/video consumption in India by transforming it into a personal media device. Empowered by on-the-go accessibility and greater control over their viewing experience, digital-savvy audiences in the country are increasingly inclining towards online content platforms over the traditional appointment-based viewing of the cable TV format. From popular TV shows,…

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Unprecedented Change In India’s Telecom Market Country To Have 225mn 4G Subscribers

Through the last one decade when telecommunication globally evolved from 2G to 4G taking along the subscribers from a mere 56 Kbps to streaming of HD videos & music on your handset, data and content has evolved by giant leaps far faster than anyone predicted. The evolution not only provided a broad variety of services to the end users but also magnified…

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