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Framing relevant spectrum allocation policy, data privacy, infra sharing rules key challenges ahead of 5G rollouts: Sinha

Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said framing a relevant spectrum allocation policy, creating the right infrastructure and formulating rules around its sharing coupled with related issues around data privacy are some key challenges facing the government as India readies to roll out ultra-high-speed fifth generation services. Addressing delegates at ET Telecom 5G Congress-2018 on Wednesday, Sinha

HFCL gets Rs 611 cr order from BSNL for broadband in Madhya Pradesh

Telecom equipment maker HFCL said Wednesday it has received advance purchase order worth Rs 611 crore from state-run BSNL for broadband connectivity in Madhya Pradesh. The contract is for survey, procurement, supply, trenching, laying, installation, testing and maintenance of optical fibre cable (OFC), accessories and GPON equipment in Madhya Pradesh under Centre’s BharatNet programme, HFCL

RCom to exit telecom fully to focus on realty: Ambani

Billionaire Anil Ambani Tuesday announced that the cash-strapped Reliance Communications will be completely exiting the telecom business to concentrate on real estate in future. The first priority for RCom, which is credited for democratising telecom services through cheaper offers in early 2000s, is to resolve its over Rs 40,000 crore debt, he told shareholders at

U.S. union urges states to look into T-Mobile purchase of Sprint

The Communication Workers of America labor union, which opposes T-Mobile’s proposed purchase of rival Sprint, has written to all 50 state attorneys general to highlight potential job losses from the proposed deal as well as antitrust concerns. Attorneys general in New York and California have reportedly begun probes into the $26 billion deal, which would

Cisco to step up investments in India

US-based tech giant Cisco Friday said it is stepping up investments in the Indian market as part of the second phase of its ‘Country Digital Acceleration’ (CDA) programme that will focus on accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship, 5G use cases for citizen services as well as transportation modernisation. Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins said India is among

Bharti Airtel picks banks for London flotation of Africa business

India’s biggest mobile carrier Bharti Airtel Ltd has chosen UBS, JP Morgan and Citi to coordinate the London initial public offering of its Africa business, two sources familiar with the matter said. In February Bharti Airtel Ltd said the holding company for its Africa operations was looking at a potential IPO. The appointment of banks

DoT to act against officers discouraging indigenous product purchase

The telecom department will act against officers found responsible for inserting clauses in tender with malafide intent that restrict purchase of indigenous products in government projects. “Disciplinary action will be taken against erring officers who insert restrictive tender condition against local suppliers with a malafide intent or otherwise flout the provisions of PPP-MII order,” the

What made Apple a trillion-dollar company

Riding on 63 million shipments till August 2018, Apple’s iPhone X is on track to be the most successful revenue and profit-generating iPhone ever, a Counterpoint Research report has said. However, cumulative shipments of the iPhone X are lower than iPhone 6, which was its most-successful device, for a similar period since launch. iPhone 6

Samsung, Micromax, Oppo, Honor seek mandatory testing deadline extension

Mobile handset firms including Samsung, Micromax, Oppo, Honor and Karbonn represented by The Mobile Association (TMA) Monday has sought extension of the mandatory device testing deadline, and believe that any hasty implementation would impact sales in upcoming Diwali season and would have impact on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Make in India program. In September