DoT says referred BSNL 4G spectrum allocation issue to Trai, calls on staff not to strike work

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said it has referred to the telecom regulator the issue of 4G spectrum allocation to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL), amongst a host of other initiatives in the hope of preventing a three-day strike by the employees and officers of the state-run telco. “…for allotment of 4G spectrum, pursuant to […]

Offline retailers ban Realme smartphone brand, others too may face the heat

Offline stores will take action against brands if they don’t curb online discounting or stop launching online-exclusive models at lower prices. With Amazon and Flipkart back to normal as their large sellers have resumed operations, brick-and-mortar stores selling smartphones, computers and consumer electronics fear deep discounting may continue in ecommerce. This follows a brief period […]

Govt mulling interoperability for public Wi-Fi network: Telecom secretary

New Delhi: The government is considering a proposal to enable interoperability for public Wi-Fi network, which will translate into a seamless connectivity experience for users, a top Department of Telecom official said Friday. Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan said 3.7 lakh Wi-Fi hotspots have been deployed by the industry – against the stated commitment of rolling […]

Samsung betting big on telecom equipment biz amidst Huawei’s troubles

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics is pouring resources into its telecom network equipment business, aiming to capitalise on the security fears hobbling China’s Huawei, according to company officials and other industry executives. Those efforts include moving high-performing managers and numerous employees to the network division from its handset unit, two Samsung sources said. Potential customers are taking […]

Huawei accuses US of creating ‘tactical geopolitical’ campaign against it

Beijing: One of Huawei’s three rotating Chairmen accused the US of creating a geopolitical campaign against the Chinese company to persuade other countries not to use its products, the media reported on Friday. Xu Zhijun criticised the US at a press conference in Shenzhen, accusing Washington of carrying out a “coordinated, tactical geopolitical campaign” against […]