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Jio, Airtel in position to buy pan-India spectrum, uncertainty on VIL bid: Report
India

Jio, Airtel in position to buy pan-India spectrum, uncertainty on VIL bid: Report

Research analysts at BofA were of the view that Vodafone Idea (VIL)management has focused on top core circles and the company may selectively bid in their core 3G and 4G circles

Explained: Everything you need to know about IIT Madras' 5G network test where India's first 5G call was made
News & Analysis

Explained: Everything you need to know about IIT Madras' 5G network test where India's first 5G call was made

India had its first 5G call this week, when Union IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw tested a few systems at the 5G Test Bed in IIT Madras this week, making a regular, voice or audio call and then a video call. But how does the network that was used for the test, function? We take a look.

5G spectrum auction likely to be held in early June, says telecom minister
Business

5G spectrum auction likely to be held in early June, says telecom minister

TRAI has mooted a mega auction plan valued at over Rs 7.5 lakh crore at the base price across multiple bands for radio waves allocated over 30 years, said Ashwini Vaishnaw

TRAI recommends 35% cut in prime 5G spectrum base price
India

TRAI recommends 35% cut in prime 5G spectrum base price

The move to cut reserve price follows more than 60 per cent of the spectrum put on the block at the auctions in 2016 and March 2021 remaining unsold

Union Budget 2022: From 5G rollout by 2023 to issuance of e-passports, highlights from Nirmala Sitharaman’s speech
Business

Union Budget 2022: From 5G rollout by 2023 to issuance of e-passports, highlights from Nirmala Sitharaman’s speech

Speaking for a duration of one-and-a-half hour, the finance minister said that this budget would focus majorly on taking India@75 to India@100

Explained: Why the worry of 5G halting flights to the US has faded
World

Explained: Why the worry of 5G halting flights to the US has faded

Airline industry officials say the decision by AT&T and Verizon to delay activating 5G towers near many airports has defused the situation

5G row: Air India resumes six India-US flights on B777 aircraft after Boeing's clearance
Business

5G row: Air India resumes six India-US flights on B777 aircraft after Boeing's clearance

Air India had cancelled eight flights on India-US routes on Wednesday due to deployment of 5G internet in North America which could interfere with aircraft's radio altimeters

US airlines warn of ‘catastrophic disruption’ to travel operations ahead of 5G technology rollout tomorrow
World

US airlines warn of ‘catastrophic disruption’ to travel operations ahead of 5G technology rollout tomorrow

The airlines and aircraft manufacturers are concerned that the launch of the new C-Band 5G service might interfere with the devices planes use to measure altitude

When products die | The death of iconic Blackberry is another life-cycle ending within our own
India

When products die | The death of iconic Blackberry is another life-cycle ending within our own

While products do pass on, their memories often survive, often in interesting ways. Some deaths and disappearances, however, are not necessarily for the better.

Vodafone-Idea AGR dues settlement: Govt may hold 35.8% stake as firm moves to convert dues liability into equity
Business

Vodafone-Idea AGR dues settlement: Govt may hold 35.8% stake as firm moves to convert dues liability into equity

If the plan goes through, then the government will become one of the biggest shareholders in the company, which is reeling under a debt burden of about Rs 1.95 lakh crore.

5G spectrum auction likely in April-May 2022, says communications minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
Business

5G spectrum auction likely in April-May 2022, says communications minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

The Centre will bring out a series of further reforms and 'telecom regulatory structure should change in coming 2-3 years', Vaishnaw said

Why China's quest to dominate global tech standards may be elusive for Beijing
World

Why China's quest to dominate global tech standards may be elusive for Beijing

The Chinese government has created a vision for the State to dominate the global tech supply chains and eventually concentrate geopolitical power

Airtel's Sunil Bharti Mittal vows to bring telecom industry together; talks to VI's Nick Read, will reach out to Ambani
India

Airtel's Sunil Bharti Mittal vows to bring telecom industry together; talks to VI's Nick Read, will reach out to Ambani

Mittal also said that rather than being fierce competitors, time has come for all the telcos — Jio and VI included — to close ranks and work together as 'team India'

Juhi Chawla on 5G lawsuit: Received some bad press and publicity, but also support from others
Entertainment

Juhi Chawla on 5G lawsuit: Received some bad press and publicity, but also support from others

"I'll let you decide if it was a publicity stunt," wrote Juhi Chawla as she spoke in a video about what led her to file a lawsuit against the 5G rollout.

Juhi Chawla withdraws Delhi HC plea over dismissal of lawsuit against 5G wireless network
Entertainment

Juhi Chawla withdraws Delhi HC plea over dismissal of lawsuit against 5G wireless network

Chawla had moved the application seeking that her lawsuit against 5G rollout be declared “rejected” instead of “dismissed”.

Delhi HC grants Juhi Chawla a week to deposit Rs 20 lakh fine in connection with lawsuit challenging 5G rollout
Entertainment

Delhi HC grants Juhi Chawla a week to deposit Rs 20 lakh fine in connection with lawsuit challenging 5G rollout

“The court is shocked at the conduct of the plaintiffs,” Justice JR Midha said as he observed that Juhi Chawla and others were “not even willing to gracefully deposit the costs”.

Man sings songs from Juhi Chawla’s films, interrupts proceedings on her plea against 5G in Delhi High Court
Entertainment

Man sings songs from Juhi Chawla’s films, interrupts proceedings on her plea against 5G in Delhi High Court

After the man interrupted the court proceedings multiple times, Justice J R Midha asked the court master to lock the virtual meeting, and to issue a contempt notice for his conduct.

At least 40 million smartphone users in India likely to adopt 5G in its first year: Ericsson ConsumerLab study
News & Analysis

At least 40 million smartphone users in India likely to adopt 5G in its first year: Ericsson ConsumerLab study

Users in India are willing to pay more than 50 percent extra for 5G plans along with digital services.

Airtel and Qualcomm collaborate for 5G push in India, to enable 5G Fixed Wireless Access and other use cases
News & Analysis

Airtel and Qualcomm collaborate for 5G push in India, to enable 5G Fixed Wireless Access and other use cases

Airtel recently became India's the first telco to demonstrate 5G over a live commercial network in Hyderabad city.

Reliance Jio will roll out 5G services in India in 2021, confirms Mukesh Ambani
News & Analysis

Reliance Jio will roll out 5G services in India in 2021, confirms Mukesh Ambani

Earlier this year, Qualcomm and Reliance Jio Platforms announced that they are working together to develop indigenous 5G solutions and network infrastructure for India.