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Airtel to take data center arm Nxtra to Africa

Indian telecom giant, Bharti Airtel, is all set to take its data center business, Nxtra to Africa with plans to build five big data centers in the continent.

BSNL prepares to launch India's first homegrown 4G network

BSNL has given a purchase order to a TCS-led consortium and plans to make a service available by the end of June.

Why Indian telcos are building 5G at breakneck speed

Airtel and Jio are fighting for Vodafone Idea's high-spending customers as they deploy 5G services at blistering speed.

Zoom gets Unified License to grab a greater share of India's burgeoning UCaaS market

After Cisco and RingCentral, Zoom now acquires Unified License to grow its market share by offering new products in India.

Mavenir raises $100M for brownfield open RAN amid China backlash

Funds bring total raised to $350 million in less than a year and could support expansion in Europe, where Huawei is under further pressure.

Green initiatives by Indian telcos look half-baked

Over the last few years, India's telcos have announced several sustainability initiatives.

Viasat steps toward global coverage with launch of 1-terabit satellite

Following delays, ViaSat-3 launched to provide coverage to the Americas. Two more ViaSat-3 satellites will enable Viasat to offer 'near global' coverage.

Airtel's Sunil Mittal’s pangs of 'regret' over home broadband

Airtel's decision not to focus on home broadband is causing pangs of regret for Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal as rival Reliance Jio gains ground.

India introduces Space Policy 2023 to allow satellite-based broadband

India's new space policy allows domestic and global satellite service providers to use LEO and MEOs to offer broadband services.

The lowdown on India's burgeoning submarine cable network

India is trying to rework the policies around submarine cable networks to boost the country’s digital economy.

India's Vodafone Idea hands $28M optical deal to ZTE – reports

Vodafone's deal with ZTE is controversial because Chinese vendors have yet to receive 'trusted source' certification from the government.

Indian telcos demand 6GHz spectrum to reduce 5G network deployment cost

Indian telcos up the ante for 6GHz spectrum to economically provide better 5G network while ensuring that it is not allocated to any other government department.

India's Tejas Networks bags $84.7M deal from BSNL

Tejas Networks will supply, install and commission 13,000 TJ1400 series routers to upgrade BSNL's IP-MPLS based Access and Aggregation Network.

India’s Airtel Nxtra to double capacity by 2025 to increase market share

Airtel's data center arm, Nxtra, will come up with seven new data centers to double capacity as competition heats up and the stage is set for consolidation.

5G war heats up between Airtel and Jio in India

The rivalry between Airtel and Jio is set to intensify as India's top two telcos slug it out in the 5G market.

Ciena starts chipping away at $4B backlog as sales surge

Optical equipment maker Ciena's order backlog is nearly four times what it was pre-pandemic, and that is neither sustainable nor desirable, says its CEO.

Eurobites: Ofcom scrutinizes mid-contract price rises

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica goes network slicing with Ericsson; Swisscom earnings down 1.6%; Nokia to build OLTs in India.

Nokia targets 5G market share gains after ending 2022 on a high

The Finnish equipment maker reports sales growth and profitability at all its major business units and now aims to build on a 5G turnaround.

What 2023 holds in store for telecom in India

The growing 5G ecosystem and the launch of satellite services is likely to dominate 2023 in India even as Vodafone Idea struggles to survive.

2022 in review: Replacing Huawei

A years-long effort to stymie China's Huawei has begun to show signs of paying off, with the company facing closed markets, equipment replacement programs and prohibitions on its suppliers.

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