Airtel boosts 4G network in Mumbai with LTE 900 technology

Bharti Airtel has upgraded its 4G network in Mumbai with the deployment of LTE 900 technology that will enhance experience for its smartphone customers. “The deployment of LTE 900 will further boost Airtel’s 4G coverage, particularly inside homes and buildings. Airtel smartphone customers will enjoy a seamless high-speed data and HD quality calling experience on […]

Govt keen on interoperable Wi-Fi network: DoT Secretary

‘India can leapfrog with the right investment in digital infrastructure’ Broadband will have a far bigger impact on India compared to other countries, said Aruna Sundararjan, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Chairperson, Digital Communications Commission. She was speaking at the launch of the Broadband India Forum’s (BIF) White Paper on de-licensing of spectrum in […]

Maran brothers approach HC seeking to quash framing of charges in telephone exchange case

Former communications minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi Maran have again approached the Madras High Court on Friday seeking to quash the fresh charges framed against them by the trial court in the illegal telephone exchange case. They claimed that guidelines were not followed by the trial court at the time of framing charges […]

SC declines to stay TDSAT order favouring RCom on spectrum row

In a relief to Reliance Communications (RCom), the Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay a Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) order that had upheld the Anil Ambani-owned firm’s appeal in the One-Time Spectrum Charge (OTSC) petition. In its February 4 order, TDSAT had upheld RCom’s petition that challenged the Department of Telecommunications’ […]

Software pirates use Apple tech to put hacked apps on iPhones

Major app makers Spotify Technology SA, Rovio Entertainment Oyj and Niantic Inc have begun to fight back Software pirates have hijacked technology designed by Apple Inc to distribute hacked versions of Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go, Minecraft and other popular apps on iPhones. Illicit software distributors such as TutuApp, Panda Helper, AppValley and TweakBox have […]

Centre seeks access to private messages in WhatsApp crackdown

Government is pressing WhatsApp to allow more official oversight of online discussions, even if that means giving officials access to protected, or encrypted, messages The Central Government-dealt retail giants and Walmart a devastating blow this year with new policies undermining their growth plans. Now, United States (US) social media pioneers Facebook and Twitter are […]

Show-cause notices to Idea, BSNL for not meeting TRAI’s call drop norms in September quarter

To another question, the minister said the operators plan to install 1.02 lakh towers for mobile services in rural areas in 2019-20. Show-cause notices have been issued to two telecom operators — Idea and BSNL — for not meeting TRAI’s call drop norms in some service areas for the quarter ended September 2018, Parliament was […]

SC reserves order on Ericsson’s contempt plea against Anil Ambani, others

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on Ericsson India’s plea seeking contempt action against Reliance Communications Ltd Chairman Anil Ambani and two others for non-clearance of its Rs 550-crore dues. A bench of justices R F Nariman and Vineet Saran said it is reserving its verdict. During the hearing, senior advocate Dushyant Dave, […]