"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.
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 will invest Rs 11,367 crore into Jio Platforms
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
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.
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.
The top court was told that due to non-availability of 4G services, several aspects are affected including medical facilities and education services.
No floor on telecom tariffs puts Airtel in a commanding position to skim 2G-3G market
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 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.
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.
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 will also order equipment from the two European suppliers instead of Huawei for its next-generation 5G network, Nikkei reported.
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.
"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.
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.
As the diminishing rupee may inflate the annual network gear import bill, the Indian telecoms may hold their 4G extension plans
According to the study, all devices using long-term evolution or 4G are at risk of being hacked.
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.
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:
The company, which launched its phone brand iVVO in the country, said its handset portfolio will include feature phones, 4G feature phones and 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.
MTNL and BSNL have submitted proposals for allotment of spectrum with government support for launching 4G services in the telecom circles where they operate.
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
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.