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3G & 4G services poor in Nashik: TRAI

The results of the independent drive test conducted by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) in Nashik in March this year has revealed telephone service providers are unable to meet the 3G and 4G services in the city. Trai on Tuesday announced the results of the independent test drives, which were conducted in six cities

‘Govt to set up 4,072 mobile towers in Naxal-hit states’

As many as 4,072 mobile towers will be set up by the government in 10 Naxal-affected states to improve telecom network in such places. A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the Home Ministry’s proposal here today, an official said. In the first phase, which was completed about two

Telecom tower climber gets $30 million in settlement from AT&T

A telecommunications tower climber who suffered severe injuries when a ladder rung dislodged and sent him hurtling 50 feet to the ground has reached a settlement with AT&T and others for $30 million. The June 2013 fall in Allentown, Pennsylvania, left then-23-year-old Thomas Jeglum in a coma for months with multiple fractures to his pelvis,

RCom moves NCLAT challenging order allowing plea for its insolvency

Reliance Communications has moved National Company Law Appellate Tribunal challenging the order of NCLT allowing a plea for its insolvency filed by Swedish telecom equipment major Ericsson. Anil Ambani-run RCom’s plea is expected to be heard by the appellate tribunal in the coming week. RCom informed stock exchanges that it has approached NCLAT along with

Vodafone India launches VoLTE services in Kolkata

Vodafone India on Monday expanded its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) based services to Kolkata even as it prepares to launch the service to 4G customers across the country in phases. Till date, the country’s No 2 carrier had launched VoLTE services in 12 circles, including Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Gujarat, Maharashtra & Goa, Haryana, Kerala, Chennai, UP-East,

Samsung to invite partners to discuss 5G commercialization

Samsung Electronics Co. said on Monday it is hosting a gathering of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) throughout this week to enable business representatives to exchange views on the commercialization of the fifth-generation (5G) network. At the meeting, officials from South Korea’s three mobile carriers, SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp.,

UK’s EE selects Ericsson to improve customer experience

Ericsson has been selected by EE, UK’s mobile operator and part of the BT Group to deliver customer experience management (CEM) system based on Ericsson Expert Analytics, the company said on Monday. The solution is expected to improve EE subscriber satisfaction, net promoter score, propensity to call and first call resolution rate. It will support

Nokia phone licensee HMD raises funding to step up growth

HMD Global, the Finnish company with a license to sell Nokia-branded phones, said on Monday that it had raised $100 million of funding that it aims to spend to boost growth. HMD, which sold around 70 million Nokia phones and generated sales of 1.8 billion euros ($2.1 billion) in its first year 2017, said it