Airtel Joins SK Telecom To Introduce 5G

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel announced strategic partnership with South Korean telecom operator SK Telecom, known for using latest technologies, to build the most advanced telecom network in India. The two companies will also collaborate on an on-going basis to evolve standards for 5G and advanced technologies like network functions virtualisation (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN) and Internet of Things (IoT), Bharti…

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Telecom Subscriber Base Reaches To 121 Crore

telecom subscriber

India’s telecom subscriber base dipped marginally by 1.3 lakh to 121.07 crore in July, as per data published by regulator TRAI. Only three operators – Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and state-run BSNL – reported subscriber additions in the month, while eight other operators including Idea Cellular and Vodafone saw a decline. “The number of telephone subscribers in India slightly declined…

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TRAI Releases M2M Recommendations Telecos Can Provide IOT Within Specified Circle

M2M

All existing telecom service providers can be allowed to provide Machine-to-Machine (M2M) or IoT solutions within their specified circle of operations, telecom regulator TRAI said in its recommendations. License holders can use existing spectrum to provide IoT services while TRAI is also considering de-licensing spectrum under the 867-868 MHz, 915-935 MHz and 57-64 GHz bands for M2M and IoT. The…

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Transformation Of Telecom Market In India And All New Trends

Telecom Market In India

The journey of the Indian economy since the big-bang reforms of 1991 has been nothing short of a roller-coaster ride, and no other sector encapsulates it better than India’s telecom sector. Some of the promised fruits of liberalization—high competition and low product prices— indeed materialized in this sector, leading to a phenomenal rise in tele-density in the country. Yet, some…

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TRAI Launched A Bundle Of Apps

MyCall app

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched three new apps to help customer’s rate quality of services, speed and performance. The three new apps — Mycall app, MySpeed app and ‘Do not disturb (DND 2.0)’ app — are being launched so that there is more transparency between the consumers and the service providers. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India…

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Consolidation in Telecom Sector

Telecom Sector

The largest merger in the Indian telecom industry between Vodafone India and Idea Cellular comes at a time when the sector is witnessing stiff competition as far as tariffs are concerned, something which were already very low for voice services owing to intense competition among the more than 10 mobile operators in the market barely a year ago. With Vodafone…

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TRAI May Give Its Net Neutrality Recommendations Shortly

Net Neutrality

Telecom regulator TRAI said it is expected to issue recommendations on the controversial issue of net neutrality in about a month. “All stakeholders are actively participating in this (net neutrality) debate. I think TRAI should be able to give appropriate recommendation to the government which they have asked for,” TRAI Chairman RS Sharma told reporters in New Delhi on the…

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Telenor Ties Knot With Bharti Airtel For Intra-Circle Roaming In AP And Telangana

1. Telenor Ties Knot With Bharti Airtel

Telenor India, which will soon merge its operations with Bharti Airtel has now entered into an intra-circle roaming arrangement with the same operator Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. Under this agreement, eligible Telenor subscribers will be able to enjoy 3G services and a wider coverage of 4G services and high-speed internet while on roaming within the state. Telenor India has been…

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