Telcos seek financial support, spectrum, duty-free equipment

NEW DELHI: Mobile phone companies have demanded comprehensive support from the government, including financial aid, spectrum in certain bands and duty-free import of telecom equipment, in order to start field trials of fifth-generation (5G) technology. In a recent letter to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), seen by ET, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) […]

UK concludes it can mitigate risk from Huawei equipment use in 5G: Report

The British government has decided it can mitigate the risks arising from the use of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in 5G networks, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing two sources familiar with the conclusion of Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The conclusion reached by Britain would “carry great weight” with European leaders, the […]

Flipkart bets on alpha-beta tango to sync with FDI norms

NEW DELHI: Flipkart is creating a layer of B2B (business-to-business) entities that will act as intermediaries between its wholesale arm and prominent sellers on its platform to comply with foreign investment rules for ecommerce marketplaces, people familiar with the development said. Flipkart, which Walmart acquired for $16 billion in May, has appointed eight-nine such independent […]

RSS arm sees an enemy in China, wants hot-seller Tik Tok out of Indian phones

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) economic wing —Swadeshi Jagran Manch —called China an enemy state and requested a ban on its social media apps and telecom companies after the neighbouring country again declined to help declare the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief a global terrorist. Swadeshi Jagran Manch’s (SJM) plea came four days after 44 CRPF personnel […]