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Indian telcos want a share of the growing IoT business

The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be the flavor of the month as far as Indian service providers' enterprise offerings are concerned.

India's Jio acquires 800MHz spectrum from arch-rival Airtel

In a first-of-its-kind deal in India, Reliance Jio will buy 800MHz spectrum from arch-rival Bharti Airtel.

Bharti Enterprises, Dixon form JV for India's PLI scheme

Bharti Enterprises and Dixon Technologies have agreed to form a joint venture to produce telecom and networking products.

India may add more frequency bands for 5G auction

The Department of Telecommunications may add more bands to the planned auction, according to media reports, following telcos' demands for more 5G spectrum.

Is the Chinese gear ban imminent in India?

The National Cyber Security Coordinator, a government body trusted to curate procurement sources for Indian telcos, recently conveyed its shortlisting criteria.

India wants court to stop WhatsApp's new privacy policy

India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has said in an affidavit that WhatsApp's new policy violates the Information Technology Rules, 2011.

India amends gear procurement rules for ISPs

In a move that could impact Chinese telecom equipment vendors, the Indian government is forcing ISPs to purchase approved equipment due to security concerns.

It's a long way back for India's BSNL

India's Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is likely to turn profitable by the 2023-24 financial year, according to a recent parliamentary panel report.

Fortunes seem to be turning for Huawei in India

Bharti Airtel, has awarded an INR3 billion ($41.12 million) national long distance (NLD) network expansion contract to Huawei, according to media reports.

India's Reliance acquires majority stake in SkyTran

Reliance Strategic Business Ventures has doubled its holding in SkyTran, the US-based futuristic transport company, for $26.76 million.

India sells spectrum worth $10.6B in two-day auction

India's mega spectrum auction ended in two days, raising INR778 billion (US$10.6 billion). As anticipated, service providers went for spectrum up for renewal.

India's Jio introduces device offers to attract rivals' 2G users

In a bid for rivals' 2G subscribers, India's pure-play 4G telco Reliance Jio has come up with two bundled offers for its 4G low-price handset, JioPhone.

Industry honchos highlight key 5G issues in India

Spectrum woes, high taxes and more combine to make life difficult.

India gets new social media, OTT rules

Indian government issues new regulations for digital media, including Internet firms, OTT platforms and online news.

India's Airtel ties up with Qualcomm for open RAN 5G

Bharti Airtel has partnered with global chip-maker Qualcomm to roll out virtualized and open RAN-based 5G networks, after Airtel's successful live 5G test.

India spectrum auction: Who's bidding for what (and why)?

The mega spectrum auction takes place in March, with top three telcos Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea bidding on a total of 2310MHz spectrum.

Indian telcos demand same treatment as OTTs

Telecom operators are outraged that Internet companies are not subject to the same tough obligations.

Is the Indian telecom industry on a recovery path?

The recently declared quarterly results of the top three Indian service providers indicate that the industry seems to be on the road to recovery.

India’s Vodafone Idea to shut down 3G network

India's third-largest service provider plans to shut down its 3G network later this year in a bid to enhance revenue, while keeping the 2G network running.

ITI shortlists Mavenir for BSNL's 4G network in India

US-based Mavenir Technologies is a favorite to supply open RAN technology for BSNL's 4G tender, despite controversy over the vendor's Indian credentials.

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