Telecom operator Bharti Airtel on Monday slashed ISD call rates to Bangladesh and Nepal by up to 75 per cent for pre-paid customers without any need for a special recharge to cut the tariff.
In a grim situation underlining the hard financial pressure on state operators, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has requested the state governments not to disconnect electric connections of BSNL/MTNL telecom installations and more so during the coming general elections.
Samsung on Thursday said it will release its first 5G smartphone in the first week of April in South Korea, making it the world's first mobile device with the next-generation network capability.
IT company Tech Mahindra will acquire Japan-based mobile network solution firm K-Vision for USD 1.5 million in an all-cash deal to support 4G and 5G telecom network roll out in Japan.
Department of Telecom (DoT) had in 2012 for the first time fixed April 1, 2013 as the deadline for mandatory testing and certification of telecom equipment (MCTE), and has deferred it many times since then.
Smartphone volumes are forecast to fall by 0.8 per cent, with volumes dipping to 1.39 billion, according to IDC report. The report, however, said the smartphone market is likely to pick up momentum in the second half of 2019.
India's internet users expected to register double digit growth to reach 627 million in 2019, driven by rapid internet growth in rural areas, market research agency Kantar IMRB Wednesday said.
Samsung Wednesday unveiled the latest lineup of its flagship Galaxy S10 devices in the Indian market, with prices starting at Rs 55,900.
In a pre-service rollout exercise for telcos, spectrum allocation for 5G trial and subsequent field experiments can take place June onwards, official sources said on Wednesday.
Tatanet Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nelco Limited, Wednesday said it has recently obtained in-flight, maritime connectivity licence from Department of Telecommunications, a move that can improve business productivity for the airlines and shipping companies.
India's largest telecom operator Vodafone Idea Ltd -- formed after merger of Vodafone and Idea -- announced Saturday the consolidation of its radio network integration in Jammu & Kashmir.
State-owned Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL) expects to raise roughly Rs 1,500 crore from its planned IPO and wants to retain part of the proceeds -- about Rs 600 crore -- for expansion and working capital needs, according to a company source.
He said the telecom regulator Trai-recommended price is very high, as for 5G every operator will require over 100 megahertz.
India's largest telecom operator Vodafone Idea Ltd said Wednesday that the auction of 5G spectrum should not be held before 2020 as the industry needs time to develop India-specific use cases for the next-generation technology.
Industry body COAI has written to the Telecom Department saying financial support and subsidies should be provided to facilitate major 5G trials in India, and that permissions and fee on network equipment purchases need to be waived for the entire trial period.