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Ericsson says in talks with Indian telcos on 5G partnerships

Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson said that it is in talks with Indian telecom operators for the deployment of massive MIMO and 5G plug-ins. The vendor is also exploring 5G tie-ups with Indian telcos, having already inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bharti Airtel. The company already has 36 such MoUs with global telecom

5G to generate USD 27.3 bn revenue potential by 2026

5G network is estimated to create a USD 27 billion worth revenue opportunity for Indian telecom operators by 2026, as per Ericsson 5G Business Potential Report. The largest opportunity will be seen in sectors like manufacturing, energy and utilities followed by public safety and health sectors. This will be over and above the revenue generated

Karnataka govt launches project to install WiFi in all gram panchayats

The Karnataka government on Thursday unveiled an ambitious project to install Wi-Fi facility in all gram panchayats across Karnataka, beginning with 2,500 gram panchayats this year. The project would bridge the digital divide and provide an opportunity to each and every entrepreneur from the cities and towns across Karnataka, to benefit from the enabling eco-system,

Nokia kicks off production of 5G ready base station from Chennai factory

Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia said that it has begun manufacturing of its 5G- ready multiband base station in India from its Chennai facility, and it will start shipping the product to some global customers by next week. The Chennai factory, established in 2008, is Nokia’s biggest production unit, serving both domestic and global markets

European shares rise off 7-week low as telecoms earnings impress

Encouraging earnings from telecoms companies put European shares on the front foot on Tuesday, helping them recover from a seven-week low hit in the previous session. The pan-European STOXX 600 was up 0.2 percent by 0720 GMT, also helped by gains in British retailer Tesco after the UK regulator approved its $4.9 billion takeover of

Smart is over, it’s time for Intelligent Phones

The mode of communication changed altogether with the arrival of mobile phones in our lives. It got wider and more meaningful once the world was exposed to smartphones. However, changing technology parameters and fundamentals are calling for yet another disruption in the communication space — this time with Intelligent Phones. Smart is not necessarily intelligent

Bharti sells stake in Bharti Infratel for Rs 3,325 crore

Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said it had offloaded 83 million shares in subsidiary Bharti Infratel for Rs 3,325 crore through secondary share sale in the stock market. Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom operator, will primarily use the proceeds from this sale to pare its debt, a company statement said. Airtel’s consolidated debt stood at Rs

Trai to decide on 5G spectrum sale after consultation process

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is likely to arrive at a decision concerning airwaves sale in the 3300-3600Mhz band after the outcome of ongoing consultation process, according to a top official. The regulator has initiated an industry-wide consultation process late August for the frequencies in the 3200-3400 Mhz which is primarily used to offer

A mask may be able to fool Apple iPhone X’s face recognition technology

Using a composite 3D-printed mask, a team of Vietnamese researchers claim to have fooled Apple’s Face ID authentication system in “super-premium” iPhone X, stressing that face recognition is “not mature enough” to guarantee security for smartphones. At iPhone X launch event, Apple’s Senior Vice President Phil Schiller had claimed that Face ID can distinguish human’s