Market forces, not TRAI, determine tariffs: RS Sharma

TRAI Chief R S Sharma has said that mobile companies are free to revise their tariffs in line with market forces and there is no need for the regulator to interfere or respond to the business stress of the operators. Sharma said the industry needs to find sustainable ways to cope with financial difficulties, adding, […]

Airtel partners Ciena to build new backbone network for delivering ultra-fast data

Bharti Airtel, India’s leading telecommunications services provider, is deploying Ciena’s coherent optical and intelligent software platforms to build one of the World’s Largest Photonic Control Plane networks in India. Airtel’s new backbone network will serve the exploding demand for high speed data services. It will also enable super-fast broadband experiences over 4G/5G/FTTH architectures, making the […]

Ahead of 5G rollout, scientists develop low-cost transceiver to boost network performance

Scientists have designed a low-cost transceiver, measuring just three by four millimetres, that could improve the performance of fifth-generation cellular network (5G) and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. A transceiver is a device that can both transmit and receive communications, in particular a combined radio transmitter and receiver. The researchers from Tokyo Institute of Technology […]

Huawei says awaiting approval from DoT for 5G trials

Chinese gear maker Huawei said that it is awaiting an approval from the telecom department for conducting 5G trials in the country, having made presentations before the authority in December last year. Jay Chen, chief executive of Huawei India said that the response so far has been positive from the DoT. “We finished all presentations […]

BSNL staffers to remain on strike

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) employees under the banner of ‘All Unions and Associations of BSNL’ (AUAB) have declared to remain on strike till February 20 to pursue long pending demands against Department of Telecommunications (DOT) and the central government. They held a demonstration at the BSNL office in Mohali on Monday. AUAB members said […]

BSNL allays Niti Aayog’s ‘fears’ on 4G rollout

State-controlled telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has clarified to the department of telecom (DoT) on ‘apprehensions’ raised by the national policy think tank Niti Aayog, on raising preferential equity infusion for the rollout of much-awaited fourth-generation or 4G technology-based services. “We have already responded to the DoT on concerns raised by the […]