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  • Nokia to team up with YADRO to build 4G, 5G base stations in Russia Nov 24, 2021 07:13 PM IST

    Nokia to team up with YADRO to build 4G, 5G base stations in Russia

    As the deadline for building networks using only Russian equipment approaches, Nokia and Russia's YADRO plan to set up a joint venture to build 4G and 5G telecom base stations in the country.

  • Ashwini Vaishnaw, DoT secretary make 1st test call on indigenously developed 4G tech Oct 11, 2021 07:55 AM IST

    Ashwini Vaishnaw, DoT secretary make 1st test call on indigenously developed 4G tech

    To achieve the dream of Atmanirbhar Bharat in creating Indian telecom equipment for the globe, BSNL is conducting a Proof of Concept (PoC) with Tata Consultancy Services and state-run telecom research organisation C-DOT in Chandigarh, the statement said.

  • With 4G nod for railways, global rail major Wabtec eyes tie up for train safety in India Jun 15, 2021 01:44 PM IST

    With 4G nod for railways, global rail major Wabtec eyes tie up for train safety in India

    Wabtec says it can help Indian companies take a quantum jump in railway-safety technology as local firms are at the beginning of the curve while the global major’s offering has been proven internationally

  • Explained: How 4G spectrum will help Indian Railways and millions of passengers Jun 10, 2021 01:57 PM IST

    Explained: How 4G spectrum will help Indian Railways and millions of passengers

    It will help the railways to shift towards the Automatic Train Protection system. This system, among many other things, can monitor the speed of trains and activate emergency brakes. The new spectrum will also help the railways to increase the line capacity to accommodate more trains using the existing infrastructure.

  • Govt approves allotment of 5 MHz spectrum in 700 MHz band to Indian Railways Jun 09, 2021 06:18 PM IST

    Govt approves allotment of 5 MHz spectrum in 700 MHz band to Indian Railways

    4G spectrum will help improve passenger safety, increase train speeds and streamline operations

  • 5G spectrum auction unlikely in FY22, say experts Mar 10, 2021 09:11 PM IST

    5G spectrum auction unlikely in FY22, say experts

    In the recently concluded spectrum auction, both Jio as well as Airtel have invested large amounts and have increased their 4G coverage as well as capacity spectrum holdings. Over the next few months thye are likely to focus on putting this spectrum to use, say experts.

  • 4G services to improve as telcos beef up 4G capacity in spectrum auction: Analysts Mar 08, 2021 07:40 PM IST

    4G services to improve as telcos beef up 4G capacity in spectrum auction: Analysts

    Almost the entire spectrum acquired, including the 2300 Mhz band, in the recently concluded auction is likely to be used for 4G services, say analysts.

  • Reliance Jio-owned spectrum footprint increases by 55% to 1,717 MHz Mar 02, 2021 07:12 PM IST

    Reliance Jio-owned spectrum footprint increases by 55% to 1,717 MHz

    The DoT aimed to raise at least Rs 3.92 lakh crore by auctioning the entire spectrum.

  • A handy primer on spectrums and frequencies in India Mar 02, 2021 06:15 PM IST

    A handy primer on spectrums and frequencies in India

    Confused about spectrums and frequencies? You came to the right place!

  • Vodafone Idea deploys 3G spectrum for 4G services in Mumbai Dec 26, 2020 06:26 PM IST

    Vodafone Idea deploys 3G spectrum for 4G services in Mumbai

    We request all Vi 3G customers to visit the nearest retail outlet at the earliest to upgrade to a 4G SIM, free of cost and start experiencing the full potential of Vi GIGAnet 4G, Rajendra Chourasia, Operations Director- Mumbai, Vodafone Idea said in a statement.

  • Vodafone Idea starts upgrading 3G users to 4G Sep 27, 2020 06:13 PM IST

    Vodafone Idea starts upgrading 3G users to 4G

    Further, the company said it is in the best position to upgrade 2G customers also to 4G, but it will continue with basic voice based services to its 2G subscribers.

  • Airtel expands 4G footprint deeper into rural pockets of Ladakh Aug 04, 2020 03:55 PM IST

    Airtel expands 4G footprint deeper into rural pockets of Ladakh

    Airtel was the first operator to launch the 4G services in Ladakh and has the widest 4G footprint in the region, the spokesperson said.

  • 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.

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