India delays 5G trials, to start by end of year

Government-backed fifth-generation or 5G technology trials are expected to commence not earlier than the end of the current calendar year or early next year, according to a recently-constituted committee looking into field trial initiative. “5G trials may happen towards the end of this year or early next year. Early deployments may happen in the second […]

China Telecom, Tata Communications team up for IoT services delivery

China Telecom and Tata Communications come together on the Internet of Things (IoT) offering in the Chinese market, Mumbai-based group’s company in a statement Wednesday said. The partnership, according to it, would allow companies to deploy and manage IoT devices easily and cost-effectively within China and internationally across multiple industries, including consumer and industrial electronics […]

Mukesh Ambani may reap rewards from brother’s telecom woes

Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani’s decision to end a deal with his brother — even as he bailed him out — may be an astute business move. While helping keep his sibling out of prison this week, Ambani also ditched an accord to buy the assets of his brother’s beleaguered telecom carrier Reliance Communications Ltd., […]

WhatsApp, NASSCOM Foundation join hands to help curb misinformation

WhatsApp announced on Monday that it has tied up with NASSCOM Foundation, the social arm of the industry body, National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) to impart digital literacy training to tackle the challenge of misinformation. WhatsApp said this partnership aims to reach approximately 100,000 Indians with training to spot false information and […]

German court rejects motions against 5G spectrum auction

A German court said on Friday it had rejected emergency motions filed by Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica Deutschland against rules for Germany’s upcoming auction of 5G mobile spectrum. “The auction of spectrum for the new 5G mobile generation can begin,” an administrative court in the western city of Cologne said in a statement. The […]

Qualcomm to pay Apple $1bn in rebate: US court

A US court has ruled that Qualcomm owes Apple close to $1 billion in rebate payments. In a preliminary ruling, the judge said that Qualcomm “is obligated to make the rebate payments to Apple as they were part of a business agreement between the two companies,” macrumors.com reported on Thursday. As part of the 2013 […]