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  • Alphabet's Loon launches balloon internet service in Kenya Jul 09, 2020 06:50 PM IST

    Alphabet's Loon launches balloon internet service in Kenya

    "Kenya is the first country... to have base stations high up in the sky. Now we will be able to cover the whole country in a very short span of time," said Information Minister Joe Mucheru after launching the service.

  • BSNL cancels 4G tender after DoT asks it not to use Chinese telecom gear: Source Jul 01, 2020 02:59 PM IST

    BSNL cancels 4G tender after DoT asks it not to use Chinese telecom gear: Source

    The source privy to the development said that a new tender will be floated which will have emphasis on preference to Make in India.

  • KKR-Jio Platforms deal: 5 key things to know May 22, 2020 08:10 AM IST

    KKR-Jio Platforms deal: 5 key things to know

    KKR will invest Rs 11,367 crore into Jio Platforms

  • SC orders setting up of panel headed by MHA secretary to consider pleas seeking 4G in J&K May 11, 2020 12:47 PM IST

    SC orders setting up of panel headed by MHA secretary to consider pleas seeking 4G in J&K

    The Supreme Court Monday ordered setting up of a high-powered committee headed by MHA Secretary to consider pleas seeking restoration of 4G internet services in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir

  • DPIIT asks telecom dept, BSNL to hold Rs 9,000 crore worth tender following allegations of anomalies May 05, 2020 02:20 PM IST

    DPIIT asks telecom dept, BSNL to hold Rs 9,000 crore worth tender following allegations of anomalies

    The tender was floated by BSNL in March under the new management for setting up 4G network. This was the first tender issued by the telecom PSU after the government announced Rs 68,751 crore relief package for BSNL and MTNL in October 2019.

  • Right to access internet not fundamental right, says J&K in SC, opposes restoration of 4G services Apr 30, 2020 07:05 AM IST

    Right to access internet not fundamental right, says J&K in SC, opposes restoration of 4G services

    The administration told the apex court that a very reasonable quantum of restrictions have been imposed by reducing the speed of internet to protect the sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.

  • SC seeks Centre, J&Ks reply by April 27 on restoration of 4G  internet services in UT Apr 21, 2020 01:30 PM IST

    SC seeks Centre, J&Ks reply by April 27 on restoration of 4G internet services in UT

    The top court was told that due to non-availability of 4G services, several aspects are affected including medical facilities and education services.

  • Opinion | DoT-TRAI floor price move pulls the rug under Vodafone Idea Nov 29, 2019 02:31 PM IST

    Opinion | DoT-TRAI floor price move pulls the rug under Vodafone Idea

    No floor on telecom tariffs puts Airtel in a commanding position to skim 2G-3G market

  • Opinion | 2G technology should be consigned to museums. Why does Airtel want to keep it alive? Nov 29, 2019 12:15 PM IST

    Opinion | 2G technology should be consigned to museums. Why does Airtel want to keep it alive?

    Justifying continuity of 2G due to lack of digital literacy in rural areas, too does not bode well. Women in rural area can handle even touch phones smartly; if they can’t, their children will teach them.

  • Qualcomm expects 5G phone sales to double in 2021 Nov 20, 2019 07:45 AM IST

    Qualcomm expects 5G phone sales to double in 2021

    Qualcomm said 5G adoption will be faster than 4G due to the timing of commercialization of the technology in China and availability of chipsets across different price tiers.

  • Policy | Deferring zero IUC is a lose-lose situation for all telecom stakeholders Oct 10, 2019 06:04 PM IST

    Policy | Deferring zero IUC is a lose-lose situation for all telecom stakeholders

    The underlying basis of scrapping interconnect usage charges (IUC) was the maximisation of consumer welfare in a sustained manner and adoption of more efficient technologies that are vital for orderly growth of the telecom services sector in India.

  • Bharti Airtel starts 4G services in Lakshadweep Jun 18, 2019 06:35 PM IST

    Bharti Airtel starts 4G services in Lakshadweep

    Airtel said its 4G services are now available across Agatti, Bangaram and Kavaratti to begin with and will be gradually expanded to other islands of the archipelago.

  • SoftBank to shun Huawei in favour of Ericsson, Nokia equipment: Report Dec 13, 2018 11:15 AM IST

    SoftBank to shun Huawei in favour of Ericsson, Nokia equipment: Report

    SoftBank will also order equipment from the two European suppliers instead of Huawei for its next-generation 5G network, Nikkei reported.

  • BT Group to remove Huawei equipment from its core 4G network: Report Dec 05, 2018 11:12 AM IST

    BT Group to remove Huawei equipment from its core 4G network: Report

    The move by BT will bring its mobile phone business in line with an internal policy to keep the Chinese company's equipment at the edge of telecoms infrastructure, the paper said.

  • Tech Mahindra, Rakuten partner for building 5G, 4G labs in India, Japan Oct 29, 2018 04:48 PM IST

    Tech Mahindra, Rakuten partner for building 5G, 4G labs in India, Japan

    "With this collaboration, Rakuten and Tech Mahindra aim to build a world-class 5G ready network lab which will be one of its kind in the industry," a joint statement by both the companies said.

  • Got a high speed broadband connection yet internet is slow? Here's why Aug 22, 2018 07:56 PM IST

    Got a high speed broadband connection yet internet is slow? Here's why

    Network providers are giving better bandwidth, but high latency reduces browsing speed as it increases the time data takes to travel from one designated place to another.

  • Rupee crash may hold down plans of 4G extension by telecom companies Aug 16, 2018 10:55 PM IST

    Rupee crash may hold down plans of 4G extension by telecom companies

    As the diminishing rupee may inflate the annual network gear import bill, the Indian telecoms may hold their 4G extension plans

  • 4G security flaws can allow hackers to lead you to scam websites: Report Jul 03, 2018 02:50 PM IST

    4G security flaws can allow hackers to lead you to scam websites: Report

    According to the study, all devices using long-term evolution or 4G are at risk of being hacked.

  • MTNL investing Rs 190 cr to upgrade services; may be allocated 4G spectrum: Manoj Sinha May 20, 2018 01:53 PM IST

    MTNL investing Rs 190 cr to upgrade services; may be allocated 4G spectrum: Manoj Sinha

    The department of telecom (DoT) is "seriously considering" to allot 4G spectrum to state-run Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL), which serves New Delhi and Mumbai, and Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL), which serves the rest of the country, he said.

  • The countries with the fastest internet in the world - where does India rank? Apr 19, 2018 05:03 PM IST

    The countries with the fastest internet in the world - where does India rank?

    OpenSignal’s February 2018 report throws light on the state of 4G speeds across the world. The report suggests that highest speed has hit a plateau-like stage. For more than a year now, the fastest countries in the world seem to be stuck in a holding pattern, getting close but not surpassing the 50 Mbps threshold for average 4G speed. Let’s look at the fastest countries in terms of average 4G speed:

  • Britzo eyes Rs 1,500-cr revenue from mobile phone, TV biz in India Apr 17, 2018 06:29 PM IST

    Britzo eyes Rs 1,500-cr revenue from mobile phone, TV biz in India

    The company, which launched its phone brand iVVO in the country, said its handset portfolio will include feature phones, 4G feature phones and smartphones.

  • Airtel offers 30GB free data to customers upgrading to 4G smartphones Apr 13, 2018 09:36 PM IST

    Airtel offers 30GB free data to customers upgrading to 4G smartphones

    Prepaid customers will get 1 GB data free every day for 30 days in addition to the pack they opt for, while postpaid customers will get the same amount of data (with rollover) in their first bill cycle apart from their plan benefits, an Airtel statement said.

  • Give 4G spectrum to BSNL, MTNL at the earliest: Parliamentary Panel Mar 13, 2018 10:00 PM IST

    Give 4G spectrum to BSNL, MTNL at the earliest: Parliamentary Panel

    MTNL and BSNL have submitted proposals for allotment of spectrum with government support for launching 4G services in the telecom circles where they operate.

  • Shoddy implementation of standards put 4G LTE cellular networks at grave risks: Research Mar 06, 2018 06:33 PM IST

    Shoddy implementation of standards put 4G LTE cellular networks at grave risks: Research

    The researchers found that, in one case, a carrier did not even encrypt messages rendering them exposed to attack in which an attacker could eavesdrop on SMS and other sensitive data transfers

  • Idea VoLTE services from March 1; to cover staff initially Feb 28, 2018 09:29 PM IST

    Idea VoLTE services from March 1; to cover staff initially

    The company said that VoLTE services on its high-speed 4G network will enable users to simultaneously have un-interrupted internet experience while using voice services.

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