The government expects to complete processes for 5G spectrum auction by August and the services will be rolled out by 2020, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said on Monday.
The next round of telecom spectrum auctions will be possible only towards the second half of next year, Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, DoT, has said. The government expects to put in place the ecosystem for 5G services by then.
A Delhi court on Tuesday extended till January 11 the protection granted to former Union minister P Chidambaram and his son from arrest in the Aircel-Maxis scam.
Handset maker Micromax is foraying into the South African market as it looks to further bolster its international operations. It expects to contribute as much as 20 per cent to its overall revenues by next fiscal.
Global smartphone brand OPPO has announced its first India R&D centre and the biggest outside China in Hyderabad. The brand will sharpen its global focus in R&D through the India centre.
People will soon be able to make calls and access internet through their phones during air travel and ship voyage within Indian territory as the government has notified rules for providing such services.
The Centre is planning to launch broadband services readiness index of states based on parameters like infrastructure, approval processes and utilisation of high speed Internet.
India’s largest telecom operator Vodafone Idea has urged the telecom department not to hold spectrum auction till 2020, on the grounds that fresh need for quality radiowaves will arise only once the 5G ecosystem is ready.
The Delhi High Court has dismissed telecom major Vodafone’s plea seeking directions to the Income Tax Department to expeditiously process its claim for refund of over Rs 4,759 crore in respect of returns filed for the assessment years (AYs) 2014-15 to 2017-18.
Shares of Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea Friday surged up to 10 per cent a day after TDSAT has struck down TRAI’s new rules on predatory pricing saying they lacked required transparency.