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Does BSNL's 4G stand a chance?

BSNL will be launching 4G at a time when there is a growing interest in private wireless networks, and this segment is only now opening up in India.

India finally gets its 5G testbed

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a 5G testbed – the first time India has come up with one for any communications technology.

Why more tariff hikes make sense for Indian telcos

All three private telcos – Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio – hiked prepaid tariffs by 20% to 25% in November and December last year.

India's DoT launches centralized right of way portal

The national portal will streamline the clearance of infrastructure approvals related to RoW, benefitting operators, infrastructure providers and ISPs.

India's BSNL and MTNL to launch 4G by end 2022

It looks like India's two state-run telcos long awaited 4G services will launch after the country's private service providers launch 5G.

India's DoT caves and exempts 5G devices from testing

The move comes at a time when India is moving closer to the commercial launch of 5G services and will accelerate the introduction of new 5G devices.

India seizes over $700M in Xiaomi assets over forex violations

India's authorities are hinting that Xiaomi has illegally transferred funds to its Chinese parent company's subsidiaries. The move is part of the country's broad investigation into all kinds of business dealings involving Chinese companies and executives.

India's Airtel acquires stake in Cnergee cloud startup

The acquisition will allow Airtel to boost its NaaS portfolio for small and medium businesses who want to use cloud-based applications.

India addresses service provider right of way issues

The Department of Telecommunications has released draft policy guidelines to bring consistency to right of way (RoW) rules and regulations across India.

Optical transport demand to soar 2022-23 – Ciena India head

Growing data center ecosystem and activities in the submarine space will result in exponential growth in India's optical transport segment says Ryan Perera.

Regulator wants low price, easy terms for India 5G auction

Telcos can heave a sigh of relief as the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommends a major price cut in the base price of the spectrum.

Indian government to come up with new spectrum law – reports

Media reports suggest that the law will give flexibility to the policymakers to decide whether or not to auction the spectrum on a case-by-case basis.

Indian telcos want more control in procuring gear

India's top service providers, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Jio, speak in one voice regarding flexibility in procuring telecom gear from vendors.

Tata's Tejas Networks to acquire majority stake in Saankhya Labs

Tejas Networks' CEO says Saankhya's products complement its 4G and 5G radio access network products and 'position the company for emerging opportunities in the O-RAN and 5G broadcast space.'

Here's a glimpse into Airtel's 5G strategy

India's second-largest service provider has indicated that it will not purchase 5G equipment from the Chinese vendors.

What's up with Vodafone Idea's fundraising?

The company's board approved raising a total of INR145 billion (US$1.9 billion) from its promoters, Vodafone Group and Aditya Birla Group, and external investors.

TRAI bets on lampposts to accelerate 5G infrastructure

With 5G rollout just around the corner, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has launched a pilot using street furniture to deploy small cell networks.

India 5G testing mandate could lead to device shortage

India's telcos claim government enforced testing will create a bottleneck, thwarting moves to rival China as a global mobile handset manufacturing base.

BSNL to launch 4G with 5G NSA network by August

India has been trying to promote the growth of indigenous technologies and products to reduce its dependency on international vendors.

Preparing for the splinternet

Cogent and Lumen moved to cut Russia off from the Internet. But some analysts warn such actions could 'cause other countries to consider ways to either control those companies or utilize other companies.'

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