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Tag: 5g

Bifurcating Satellite Bands For 5G May Cost India $184 Bn: SIA-India

Reports have surfaced that the 5G spectrum may finally see the light of the day in 2022. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has reportedly informed the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) that it is likely to submit 5G pricing recommendations in March. It means that if things go as planned, the country can witness a 5G auction in July-August.

DoT Gives Green Signal For 5G Trials, No Chinese Tech Player Allowed

New Delhi: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has permitted telecom service providers (TSPs), including Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Vodafone Idea, and MTNL, to conduct 5G trials. As largely anticipated,…

5G To Roll Out In India By 2021 End

New Delhi: By the end of this year, India is expected to join the select club of countries like the US, Canada, the UK and many European Union nations where 5G technology has already been launched. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), under the Communications Ministry, in a detailed note submitted to a parliamentary committee recently, […]

Airtel Announces 5G-Ready Network

New Delhi:  Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced that it has become the country’s first telecom operator to successfully demonstrate and orchestrate live 5G service over a commercial network in Hyderabad city. In a statement, Airtel said that it has done this over its existing liberalised spectrum in the 1800 MHz band through the […]

RIL Chief Mukesh Ambani Calls For Policy Steps For Early Roll Out Of 5G

New Delhi: Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday said there was a requirement of policy measures for the early roll out of the fifth generation (5G) connectivity technology. Addressing the inaugural session of India Mobile Congress (IMC), Ambani said Reliance Jio will pioneer India’s ‘5G Revolution’ in the second half of 2021. He […]

Need To Work Together To Ensure Timely Rollout Of 5G: PM Modi To Industry

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that all stakeholders in the telecom sector along with the government will have to work together to ensure a timely roll-out of the fifth generation technology. Addressing the India Mobile Congress (IMC), Modi urged the industry for working together to make India a global hub for […]

Intel Expands 5G Networking Solutions In A $25bn Market

New Delh: Eyeing a bigger pie of the growing 5G networking market, chip giant Intel has announced an expanded lineup of hardware, software and solutions for network infrastructure. As the telecommunications industry transitions to 5G, the next wave of network transformation represents a $25 billion silicon opportunity by 2023. “When you consider the collective impact […]

Samsung Partners Microsoft To Scale Enterprise 5G Deployment

New Delhi: Samsung on Tuesday announced a collaboration with Microsoft on an end-to-end, Cloud-based private 5G network solution to drive innovation that lowers the barrier to entry for deployment of private 5G networks in enterprises. Through a Cloud-based approach to the market, the companies said they aim to achieve greater cost efficiencies in 5G deployments. […]

5G signal now available on Mount Everest peak

Beijing: Climbers to Mount Everest from the Chinese side can now enjoy high-speed 5G coverage after the world’s highest-altitude base station started operation in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet, the state media reported on Friday. Built at an altitude of 6,500 metres, the base station which became operational on Thursday, is located at the […]

Move Over 5G, Japan To Launch 6G By 2030

Tokyo: Japan is reportedly planning a comprehensive strategy for “post-5G” (6G) technology by 2030 and it is believed that the new technology will be 10-times faster than the current 5G. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan will set up a government-civilian research society in January under the chairmanship of the University of […]

5 Tech That Will Explode In Your Life This Decade

New Delhi: The average time -frame of tech disruption in our lives has significantly diminished and things are changing at a rapid scale around us. In a span of few years, gadgets like MP3 players, compact digital cameras, scanners, CDs, fax machines and several others have disappeared. On the other hand, new-age technologies like Artificial […]

5G Will Drive Edge Computing, IoT In India In 2020

New Delhi: With more and more Indian enterprises striving to go digital, the increased speed and bandwidth of 5G networks will drive a new round of transformation across India from next year, industry leaders said on Thursday. There will be a shift of computing to the edge, as India’s businesses take advantage of the benefits […]

Xiaomi Says All Its 2020 Phones Over $285 Will Support 5G

Beijing: At the 2019 China Mobile Global Partner Conference, Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun, said that the all Xiaomi smartphones with a price tag above $285 (2000 Yuan) will be 5G phones. He also added that they plan to announce at least 10 5G affordable phones in the first half of the year, news portal GizmoChina […]

China Rolls Out Nationwide 5G Telecom Services

Beijing: China’s three major state-run telecom operators have unveiled their superfast 5G network across the country, as the Communist giant aims at becoming the global leader in next-generation telecom technology surpassing the US and other western nations. State-owned carriers China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom unveiled their 5G data plans on Thursday as China […]

Jio, Samsung Showcase 5G, LTE Use Cases At IMC 2019

New Delhi: A partnership between telecom majors Reliance Jio and Samsung Electronics on Tuesday showcased use cases based on fifth-generation (5G) techonology at the India Mobile Congress here. “In partnership with Samsung Networks, Jio has built the world’s largest greenfield and all IP based 4G LTE network, which supports over 340 million LTE subscribers as […]

Banning Huawei may raise Indian telcos' capex on 5G: Fitch

New Delhi: If the Indian government does not allow Huawei to build a fifth-generation (5G) network in the country, then Indian telecom operators may have to spend more on 5G infrastructure, US Rating agency Fitch has said in a report. “We are of the opinion that Indian telcos may need to invest more on 5G […]

Indian masses have to wait 5-6 years for a true 5G experience

New Delhi: If you are going gaga over the arrival of 5G in your vicinity in India anytime soon so that you can download a Netflix original in a jiffy or avoid constant buffering as you share videos on social media, take heart. Despite tall claims made by the government, the 5G technology that is […]

Decoding 5G: What does this future tech means for you

New Delhi: With 75 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices expected to be in place by 2025, the world is at the cusp of experiencing a technology that will change the way live today. With 5G commercial networks being switched on, the first use cases are enhanced mobile broadband, which will bring better experiences for […]

5G Spectrum Auction Quantum Inadequate, Costly: BIF

New Delhi: The quantum of 5G spectrum on auction in the country is inadequate and pegged at a very high reserve price which is approximately 5 to 6 times higher than in other countries and needs urgent revision, a broadband industry association said on Monday. “Quantum of 5G spectrum on auction inadequate and at a […]

Telecom outlook negative: India Ratings

New Delhi: Credit profiles of telecom operators (telcos) will remain under pressure in the medium term due to intense competition, elevated debt levels and continued reliance on capital infusion for debt servicing and capex, India Ratings, a Fitch Group company has said. Reliance Jio will be the only telco whose market share may increase to […]

Ready with 6th Gen Wi-Fi, betting big on 5G: Cisco

Kochi: Networking giant Cisco on Tuesday said it is ready with sixth-generation Wi-Fi for faster connectivity compatible for the fifth-generation cellular network. Besides higher data rates, Wi-Fi 6, which is expected to be rolled out later this year, also promises increased capacity, better control over how users access the network, improved performance in environments with […]

Aim to create Indian patents in 5G: Prasad

New Delhi: Union Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that his vision of 5G ecosystem in the country includes creation of Indian patents in fifth generation (5G) technology. Speaking at the curtain raiser event of the Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2019, he stressed that 5G, along with Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial […]

Doubts over Huawei's participation in India's 5G roll out deepens

New Delhi: Despite its willingness to sign a “no backdoor” policy with India, doubts over Huawei’s participation in India’s 5G roll out process deepened after a member of the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) flagged security as the primary concern during the roll out of the fifth generation cellular network. With 20 per cent of […]

Can India offset Huawei's global losses post US ban?

New Delhi: Sandwiched between the ongoing US-China trade war, Chinese telecom equipment major Huawei is frantically looking to salvage its prestige and fast cover the lost ground. The company is bullish on shifting gears towards its India operations to revive its reputation as a reliable smartphone manufacturer and a 5G player. With the digital-friendly Narendra […]

AR, VR to help 100 million shoppers by 2020

Mumbai: By 2020, 100 million people would shop in-store and online using Augmented Reality (AR), enabling people to visualise products in different settings, market research firm Gartner said on Monday. Once technologies like AR and Virtual Reality (VR) get powered by 5G capabilities, it would lead to multiple uses like real-time rendering for immersive videos, […]