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Airtel To Start 5G Services Rollout In August; Inks Pacts With Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung

Airtel To Start 5G Services Rollout In August; Inks Pacts With Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung

Airtel highlighted its long-standing relationship for connectivity and pan-India managed services with Ericsson and Nokia while stating that partnership with Samsung will begin this year onwards

03 August 2022
See Industry Investing Rs 2-3 Lakh Crore In Two Years: Telecom Minister

See Industry Investing Rs 2-3 Lakh Crore In Two Years: Telecom Minister

Buoyed by record bids in the auction of the 5G spectrum, Vaishnaw said he expects investments to be infused into both fourth and fifth-generation technologies,...

01 August 2022

5G Spectrum Auction: Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Emerges As Top Bidder Worth Rs 88,078 Crore

Meanwhile, Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel fetched the second spot in the bid worth Rs 43,084 crore across the 19,867 MHz airwaves

5G Spectrum Auction: Reliance Jio Top Bidder With Rs 88,078 Crore

5G Spectrum Auction: Reliance Jio Top Bidder With Rs 88,078 Crore

According to Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Adani group bought 400 MHz, or less than one per cent of all spectrum sold, for Rs 212 crore

01 August 2022

5G Spectrum Auction: Who Leads The Race After Jio, Airtel, Adani, Vodafone Idea Pour In Rs 1.45 Lakh Crore?

The day-two of the bidding process began at 10 AM and it is widely expected to conclude much ahead of the scheduled closing time of 6 PM

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27 July 2022
5G Spectrum: Fifth Round Of Bidding Underway, Auctions May Conclude Today

5G Spectrum: Fifth Round Of Bidding Underway, Auctions May Conclude Today

Firms run by tycoons Mukesh Ambani, Sunil Bharti Mittal and Gautam Adani as well as Vodafone Idea had put in bids of about Rs 1.45 lakh crore to buy...


27 July 2022
Jio, Airtel, Adani Pour Rs 1.45 Lakh Crore Bids For 5G Spectrum

Jio, Airtel, Adani Pour Rs 1.45 Lakh Crore Bids For 5G Spectrum

Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said the response on the first day of the auction exceeded all expectations and will surpass the records of 2015, when...


26 July 2022
India's Biggest Spectrum Auction Begins; 5G Airwaves Worth Rs 4.3 Lakh Crore On Offer

India's Biggest Spectrum Auction Begins; 5G Airwaves Worth Rs 4.3 Lakh Crore On Offer

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio, Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and a unit of billionaire Gautam Adani's flagship Adani Enterprises are...


16 July 2022
Will Adani's Entry In 5G Spectrum Race Shake Up India’s Telecom Equation?

Will Adani's Entry In 5G Spectrum Race Shake Up India’s Telecom Equation?

Adani has won most of the bids across sectors in the recent past which could be a cause for concern for incumbent telcos like Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea


15 July 2022
Captive 5G Play: BIF Refutes Claims On Backdoor Entry Of Tech Companies

Captive 5G Play: BIF Refutes Claims On Backdoor Entry Of Tech Companies

BIF refuted the "misinformation" being propagated to demand a  level playing field between two completely different sets of services, public and private...


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03 July 2022
Crypto Phones From HTC, Solana: Is Metaverse Ready For Its iPhone Moment?

Crypto Phones From HTC, Solana: Is Metaverse Ready For Its iPhone Moment?

HTC’s metaverse phone Desire 22 Pro and Solana’s Web 3 smartphone Saga to enter global markets soon. HTC Desire 22 Pro is expected to hit India at the end...


27 June 2022
5G Is Not Just Limited To The Telecom Industry But Is Enabling Many Other Industries To Go Beyond The Existing Limits

5G Is Not Just Limited To The Telecom Industry But Is Enabling Many Other Industries To Go Beyond The Existing Limits

According to a 2017 study by RethinkX, an independent think tank and research company, within 10 years of government approval of autonomous vehicles, 95% of...


20 June 2022
Partho Dasgupta Explains What 5G Has In Store For OTT Services

Partho Dasgupta Explains What 5G Has In Store For OTT Services

 Notably, the amount of video content consumed has increased dramatically in recent years, and 5G is designed to accommodate this increasing trend. However,...


18 June 2022
5G Deployment To Begin In 20-25 Cities And Towns by Year-End: Telecom Minister

5G Deployment To Begin In 20-25 Cities And Towns by Year-End: Telecom Minister

The 5G deployment will start from August-September, Vaishnaw said. The minister said India is developing 4G and 5G stacks, and is set to bolster its position...


17 June 2022
Confident That Telcos Will Participate With Enthusiasm In 5G Auctions: Vaishnaw

Confident That Telcos Will Participate With Enthusiasm In 5G Auctions: Vaishnaw

Vaishnaw said this is the right time for the country to move forward on 5G, and added that Indian telcos are keen on starting this new journey


16 June 2022
5G Spectrum Auctions To Conclude By July-End, Services May Begin By September: Ashwini Vaishnaw

5G Spectrum Auctions To Conclude By July-End, Services May Begin By September: Ashwini Vaishnaw

The Cabinet has approved a 5G spectrum auction which is scheduled to begin on July 26.


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10 June 2022
Telecom Department In Favour Of 20-Year Validity For 5G Spectrum In Upcoming Auction: Sources

Telecom Department In Favour Of 20-Year Validity For 5G Spectrum In Upcoming Auction: Sources

The sources told PTI that the Department of Telecom (DoT) is going with Trai-recommended reserve prices to the Cabinet, which will ultimately take a call on...


23 May 2022
Jio, Airtel In Position To Buy Pan-India Spectrum, Uncertainty On VIL Bid: Report

Jio, Airtel In Position To Buy Pan-India Spectrum, Uncertainty On VIL Bid: Report

Research analysts at BofA were of the view that Vodafone Idea (VIL)management has focused on top core circles and the company may selectively bid in their core...


18 May 2022
5G Set To Spawn Massive Job Opportunities: Telecom Secretary

5G Set To Spawn Massive Job Opportunities: Telecom Secretary

He exhorted the industry to look closely at creation of the talent pipeline to address these emerging opportunities.


17 May 2022
PM Modi Inaugurates India's First 5G Testbed

PM Modi Inaugurates India's First 5G Testbed

The testbed has been set up at a cost of around Rs 220 crore


03 May 2022
SIA Urges TRAI To Align With Europe, 120 Nations On Spectrum Allocation

SIA Urges TRAI To Align With Europe, 120 Nations On Spectrum Allocation

TRAI has recommended usage of spectrum in 26 Ghz and 28 Ghz bands on sharing basis for satellite and mobile services.


21 April 2022
Airtel Urges Government To Keep The 5G Spectrum Pricing Low

Airtel Urges Government To Keep The 5G Spectrum Pricing Low

Sunil Bharti Mittal said that there are a variety of applications across sectors ranging from healthcare to video interactions, which will make 5G a technology...


21 April 2022
Things Moving On Track As Per Schedule On 5G Spectrum: Ashwini Vaishnaw

Things Moving On Track As Per Schedule On 5G Spectrum: Ashwini Vaishnaw

The comment assumes significance as the Indian market is gearing up for the next-generation 5G services, that will usher in ultra high-speeds and spawn new-age...


21 April 2022
Things Moving On Track As Per Schedule On 5G: Ashwini Vaishnaw

Things Moving On Track As Per Schedule On 5G: Ashwini Vaishnaw

To a question on TRAI's recent 5G recommendation, and what will be the next course of action for the Telecom Department, Vaishnaw said: "Things are moving on...


12 April 2022
Trai Recommendations On Cut In Spectrum Prices Lower Than Industry’s Demand: Analysts

Trai Recommendations On Cut In Spectrum Prices Lower Than Industry’s Demand: Analysts

The reduction proposed in pricing, though largely on expected lines, is not in sync with the 90 per cent drop that the industry had been asking for, the...


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