The Jio Extravaganza-Builds Up A New Height Of Competition

Telecom service provider Reliance Jio on began its quest to garner 100 million subscribers by launching 4G services as part of a welcome offer. A major beneficiary of the offer would be users of devices like iPhone, Xiaomi, Motorola and Lenovo who were not a part of the preview offer so far. Reliance Jio, which had already roped in 1.5…

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Telecos Struggle To Find Use Cases Of 5G

With 5G standards expected to be released by the FCC in 2020, it will be available in two waves, namely, the sub-6GHz in 2017, followed by the actual 5G at higher spectrum bands termed as millimeter wave (mmWave), in 2020, as per 5G Development Market Report by IHS Markit. The sub-6GHz spectrum, currently in use by existing mobile and wireless…

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Reliance Com, Aircel To Merge Their Wireless Business

Telecom network operator Reliance Communications announced its deal with Maxis-promoted Aircel to consolidate their wireless operations. Reliance Communications and Aircel will have 50 percent stake in the newly formed joint venture. The board will have equal representation from the two sides. The mobile subscriber base of — MTS India, Aircel and Reliance Communications wireless — will be over 180 million customers. The…

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Railtel To Reach In Far-Flung Areas With Digital Connectivity

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu asked RailTel to adopt a “stand alone” approach to provide digital connectivity in far-flung areas. RailTel railways’ telecom PSU, is at the forefront in providing nation-wide Broadband Telecom and Multimedia Network in all parts of the country in addition to modernization of train operations and administration network systems for the Railways. Prabhu said it plays a…

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