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  • Telcos may buy spectrum worth Rs 71,000 crore in 5G auction: IIFL Jun 23, 2022 08:20 AM IST

    Telcos may buy spectrum worth Rs 71,000 crore in 5G auction: IIFL

    The government will next month auction about Rs 4.3 lakh crore worth of airwaves capable of offering fifth-generation or 5G telecom services, including ultra-high-speed internet.

  • Broadband India Forum terms telcos' argument on captive private 5G networks as absurd, impractical Jun 21, 2022 02:35 PM IST

    Broadband India Forum terms telcos' argument on captive private 5G networks as absurd, impractical

    Broadband India Forum, an industry association, called telecoms' claims for an equal playing field between public and captive private 5G networks "absurd and unworkable," asserting that the two are separate sets of services that are not competing with each other.

  • 5G test bed to be set up at military institute in Mhow Jun 20, 2022 10:48 PM IST

    5G test bed to be set up at military institute in Mhow

    An Indian 5G test bed will be established at a military engineering college in Mhow to assist the Army in deploying the technology.

  • Telcos, Wi-Fi providers must collaborate on innovative biz models to spur digital infra: Trai chief Jun 20, 2022 09:53 PM IST

    Telcos, Wi-Fi providers must collaborate on innovative biz models to spur digital infra: Trai chief

    P D Vaghela, chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), urged telecom operators and Wi-Fi providers to collaborate on building novel business models that would harness the combined power of mobile and Wi-Fi technology to boost digital infrastructure

  • Expect telcos to buy spectrum worth Rs 1-1.1 lakh crore in 5G auction: Icra Jun 15, 2022 04:48 PM IST

    Expect telcos to buy spectrum worth Rs 1-1.1 lakh crore in 5G auction: Icra

    Despite telcos' complaints about high spectrum pricing, the telecom industry is estimated to spend roughly Rs 1-1.1 lakh crore on the 5G auction, according to ICRA, which also warned that the sector's debt level is likely to climb with subsequent auctions.

  • 5G spectrum auction gets Cabinet greenlight as services to roll out soon Jun 15, 2022 11:19 AM IST

    5G spectrum auction gets Cabinet greenlight as services to roll out soon

    A total of 72 GHz of spectrum with a validity period of 20 years will be auctioned by the end of July

  • DoT warns telcos of action for not appointing nodal officer for trusted portal Jun 10, 2022 10:52 PM IST

    DoT warns telcos of action for not appointing nodal officer for trusted portal

    The Department of Telecom has warned telcom companies that legal action will be taken against them if they do not establish a nodal officer under the National Security Directive on Telecommunication.

  • DoT in favour of 20-year validity for spectrum in upcoming auction: Sources Jun 10, 2022 07:37 AM IST

    DoT in favour of 20-year validity for 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 these crucial issues related to 5G spectrum auctions.

  • Airtel Africa, Others Receive Notice to Pay About $180 Million to Congo Jun 07, 2022 10:12 PM IST

    Airtel Africa, Others Receive Notice to Pay About $180 Million to Congo

    According to persons familiar with the situation, the Democratic Republic of Congo has ordered mobile phone firms operating in the African country to pay a charge of almost $180 million every year.

  • Hiring demand up 9% in May led by telecom, BFSI, import-export sectors: Report Jun 07, 2022 07:57 PM IST

    Hiring demand up 9% in May led by telecom, BFSI, import-export sectors: Report

    In May, job demand grew by 9% year on year, boosted by the telecom, banking, financial services, and insurance, as well as the import and export sectors, according to a report released on Tuesday.

  • Mittals sound out foreign i-bankers on $2 billion fundraise to bankroll partial buyout of Singtel from Airtel Jun 02, 2022 09:27 AM IST

    Mittals sound out foreign i-bankers on $2 billion fundraise to bankroll partial buyout of Singtel from Airtel

    The Mittal family is considering all options for offshore credit such as structured financing, bonds, and even bridge loans

  • BT and Ericsson join forces to build 5G private networks May 31, 2022 02:55 PM IST

    BT and Ericsson join forces to build 5G private networks

    Private 5G networks mirror public 5G, but connectivity is limited to a group of devices in a dedicated space, such as a factory, a port or a campus, where 5G’s security and ultra-low latency can be fully utilised in additional services.

  • BSNL to migrate 30,000 wifi hotspots to PM-WANI framework by June: DoT official May 24, 2022 05:41 PM IST

    BSNL to migrate 30,000 wifi hotspots to PM-WANI framework by June: DoT official

    Speaking at Broadband India Forum (BIF) event, Vivek Narayan, DDG (data services) in the Department of Telecom (DoT) mentioned the potential and impact of the PM-WANI wifi hotspots scheme across areas, such as tourism, smart cities and last-mile connectivity in villages.

  • NHA CEO to take up with TRAI & Telecom authorities regarding poor connectivity in Northeast states May 24, 2022 10:00 AM IST

    NHA CEO to take up with TRAI & Telecom authorities regarding poor connectivity in Northeast states

    The National Health Authority CEO was here on Monday to review the flagship Ayushman Bharat and Ayushman Sangam with health authorities of all eight NE states. In the meeting, all state representatives aired concerns about connectivity of remote inhabitation in the northeast region.

  • India's own 5G stack to be ready by Sept-Oct: Ashwini Vaishnaw May 18, 2022 07:28 PM IST

    India's own 5G stack to be ready by Sept-Oct: Ashwini Vaishnaw

    India's own 5G stack will be ready around September-October, Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Wednesday.

  • India aims to roll out 6G telecom network by end of decade: PM Modi May 17, 2022 12:33 PM IST

    India aims to roll out 6G telecom network by end of decade: PM Modi

    India currently has 3G and 4G telecom networks and companies are gearing up to launch 5G over the next few months.

  • Govt may not auction 27.5-28.5 Ghz band, leave it for satellite firms Apr 29, 2022 12:34 PM IST

    Govt may not auction 27.5-28.5 Ghz band, leave it for satellite firms

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had recommended a base price for this frequency range and suggested that it can be used for both mobile as well as satellite services.

  • 5G spectrum auction likely in early June, says Ashwini Vaishnav Apr 28, 2022 01:38 PM IST

    5G spectrum auction likely in early June, says Ashwini Vaishnav

    The minister said that the Department of Telecom is working as per expected timeline and the process is on to resolve industry concerns around spectrum pricing.

  • Nokia results beat on 5G demand amid supply chain shortage Apr 28, 2022 12:25 PM IST

    Nokia results beat on 5G demand amid supply chain shortage

    The Finnish company has been gaining ground against rivals such as Sweden's Ericsson and China's Huawei after it made its products more competitive by investing heavily in research and found ways to cut costs from other areas.

  • Prescribed rollout obligations easy, fair, in sync with global 5G norms: TRAI official Apr 20, 2022 10:36 AM IST

    Prescribed rollout obligations easy, fair, in sync with global 5G norms: TRAI official

    Responding to the telecom industry's views that minimum rollout obligations are a 'retrograde step' and should be done away with, a senior TRAI official told PTI that the regulator's recommendations are aimed at ensuring efficient use of radiowaves for the maximum benefit of telecom consumers.

  • Telecom Q4 Preview | Average user revenue to soar, subscriber addition to suffer Apr 15, 2022 06:00 PM IST

    Telecom Q4 Preview | Average user revenue to soar, subscriber addition to suffer

    This will be the first full quarter for telcos after they increased tariffs, which triggered a churn among some user segments.

  • India's job market is opening up; these sectors may witness strong hiring Apr 14, 2022 03:26 PM IST

    India's job market is opening up; these sectors may witness strong hiring

    Data collected from staffing firms and job boards, showed that things are looking positive across most of the sectors including IT, telecom, FMCG, BFSI, ecommerce, education, e-mobility and pharma. But everything is not out of the woods yet and recruiters believe that segments like advertising and non-essential retail will take some more months to recover fully.

  • TRAI recommendations on cut in spectrum prices lower than industry's demand: Analysts Apr 12, 2022 03:14 PM IST

    TRAI recommendations on cut in spectrum prices lower than industry's demand: Analysts

    New Delhi, Apr 12 Trai recommendations on cut in 5G spectrum base price are incrementally positive, not transformational, some sector analysts said,..

  • TCom Q4 PAT seen up 37.2% YoY to Rs. 410.5 cr: ICICI Direct Apr 08, 2022 10:20 AM IST

    TCom Q4 PAT seen up 37.2% YoY to Rs. 410.5 cr: ICICI Direct

    Net Sales are expected to increase by 4.4 percent Y-o-Y (up 1.5 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs. 4,204.7 crore, according to ICICI Direct.

  • Indus Towers Q4 PAT seen up 12.4% YoY to Rs. 1,533.1 cr: ICICI Direct Apr 08, 2022 10:20 AM IST

    Indus Towers Q4 PAT seen up 12.4% YoY to Rs. 1,533.1 cr: ICICI Direct

    Net Sales are expected to increase by 7.6 percent Y-o-Y (up 0.9 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs. 6,986.5 crore, according to ICICI Direct.

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