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34 Jio Impact

Jio Impact

Jio Impact

Post Jio launch, revenue dips on account of licence fee and Spectrum Usage Charges (SUC) decline is to be seen as incomes in the hands of the consumers. This is the line of argument that has been advanced by N Sivasailam, additional secretary, DoT. In his note, Mr Sivasailam has stated that the revenue decline

26 Towers’ Hive Off

Towers’ Hive Off

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has recently made a presentation to the Prime Minister Office (PMO) on hiving off its tower assets to a separate company. It says, the new tower company will start making profits of Rs 53 crore (FY 2017-18) from the very first year of operation provided the government pays Rs 578

14 Internet Readiness Index

Internet Readiness Index

India is moving towards connecting its billion population to the digital world. Digital India is one of the key initiatives of the government of India. To make the Digital India a reality, there is a need to know the status on what’s happening in each state.

wooden gavel on laptop

Last Mile Connectivity for ICJS

A technical committee of the Interoperable Criminal Justice System (ICJS) has submitted its final recommendations on the technology to be used for the last mile connectivity. It has also calculated the bandwidth requirement for various pillars of the ICJS.

24 Sterlite Technologies Ltd

Sterlite Technologies Ltd

Infrastructure Provider Category-I (IP-I) registration is awarded to Indian companies for establishing and maintaining assets such as dark fibres, right of way, duct spaces and tower to provide infrastructure support to licensees of telecom service providers (TSPs). In no case, the company registered as IP-I shall work and operate or provide telegraph services including end-to-end

42 RF Radiation

RF Radiation

In a first, the Supreme Court has ordered that BSNL shut down a mobile phone tower in Gwalior on the plea of a 42-year old cancer patient. This the first time that a mobile tower has been ordered to be deactivated on the grounds that the electromagnetic radiation emanating from it has caused cancer in

44 Govt support to BSNL

Govt support to BSNL

Rs 9,942 cr to BSNL for Rural Landline Rs 8,692 crore was paid as subsidy to BSNL from USOF as compensation for deficit incurred in operating Rural Landline connections installed prior to 01.04.2002 as per the following details:

45 Make in India mobile phones

Make in India mobile phones

A meeting was held by the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister on 05.04.2017 for accelerating the growth of manufacturing industry of mobile phones and accessories. In this meeting, in respect of IPR issues, it was decided, “The Border Rules of Customs department would be amended to remove patents from their scope since the validity

45a NFS Status

NFS Status

BSNL has recently written to all the four vendors, who are implementing Network for Spectrum (NFS) project for the defence forces, to expedite the rollout. It has specifically noted that about 77 per cent of the OFC cable ordered has been laid

46 Network Field Virtualization

Network Field Virtualization

Today, consumer wants to be always connected. The consumption of data is increasing all across the globe. People want to play video without buffering, connect to their loved ones through video call irrespective of their location and time. This puts pressure on the telecom operators to have network which is faster, agile, secure, scalable, etc.