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Huawei 5G controversy: New Delhi’s volte-face sends wrong signal to Beijing, China likely to take move as sign of weakness
India

Huawei 5G controversy: New Delhi’s volte-face sends wrong signal to Beijing, China likely to take move as sign of weakness

India’s reversal of decision on sending Huawei an invitation for 5G field trials sends all the wrong messages about its stance vis-a-vis China.

Reliance Communications shares plunge on media report of government blocking Jio deal
Business

Reliance Communications shares plunge on media report of government blocking Jio deal

Jio informed the DoT that it won’t be held liable for Reliance Communications’ past dues related to airwaves, according to the report.

TRAI OTT consultation paper: Need to level regulatory playing field, give more teeth to CCI
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TRAI OTT consultation paper: Need to level regulatory playing field, give more teeth to CCI

There is merit in looking at metrics other than substitutability alone to ensure clarity of regulatory scope and compliance.

SatCom policy needs to upgrade as we approach 5G says DoT secy Aruna Sundararajan
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SatCom policy needs to upgrade as we approach 5G says DoT secy Aruna Sundararajan

"Govt is committed to unlocking the potential of satcom to provide affordable and accessible broadband everywhere," said Sundararajan.

India on track to start the commercial roll-out of 5G in 2020: Samsung at IMC 2018
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India on track to start the commercial roll-out of 5G in 2020: Samsung at IMC 2018

At IMC 2018, Samsung showcased how its 5G solutions can enable a variety of 5G-powered business models

IMC 2018: Samsung to commence the first large-scale 5G trials in India in Q1 2019
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IMC 2018: Samsung to commence the first large-scale 5G trials in India in Q1 2019

At IMC 2018, Samsung is showcasing how its 5G solutions could enable 5G-powered business models.

DoT to launch new app to help you access public Wi-Fi hotspots at IMC 2018
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DoT to launch new app to help you access public Wi-Fi hotspots at IMC 2018

The app by DoT will allow users to board the public Wi-Fi through one-time authentication.

DoT, UIDAI devise mobile app with OTP to help operators instantly verify users
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DoT, UIDAI devise mobile app with OTP to help operators instantly verify users

New users who had registered their numbers using Aadhaar will not face disconnection.

Huawei receives DoT's invitation to take part in India's 5G roll-out trials
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Huawei receives DoT's invitation to take part in India's 5G roll-out trials

Huawei can start 5G trials by the end of this year and that they could run for three to four weeks.

Ericsson settlement deal row: Reliance Communications seeks 60 days more for payment citing pending spectrum sale
Business

Ericsson settlement deal row: Reliance Communications seeks 60 days more for payment citing pending spectrum sale

Reliance Communications said it has sought another 60 days for repayment of Rs 550 crore to unsecured creditor Ericsson

DoT to talk to UIDAI and telcos on compliance with the Aadhaar verdict
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DoT to talk to UIDAI and telcos on compliance with the Aadhaar verdict

Supreme Court struck down Section 57 disallowing private entities from possessing Aadhaar numbers.

Spectrum auction for 5G likely to happen in later half of 2019: Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan
Business

Spectrum auction for 5G likely to happen in later half of 2019: Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan

The 5G services would offer telecom companies better visibility into market dynamics and potential revenue streams of the next-generation mobile services, Sundararajan said.

Vodafone Idea Limited: Tongue firmly in cheek, telecom giants Reliance Jio and Airtel join celebration over merger
India

Vodafone Idea Limited: Tongue firmly in cheek, telecom giants Reliance Jio and Airtel join celebration over merger

The merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular was completed on Friday after the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) gave its approval, creating India's largest telecom operator with over 400 million subscribers — the newly formed 'Vodafone Idea Limited'.

Vodafone-Idea merger gets complete, now has over 400 million subscribers
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Vodafone-Idea merger gets complete, now has over 400 million subscribers

The clearance from the tribunal was the last leg of official approvals after the DoT cleared the merger.

Selection committee estimates Rs 1,600 crore support for 5G from center
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Selection committee estimates Rs 1,600 crore support for 5G from center

5G will require funding by the Government and a 'high-level Budget Committee' should be formed.

Government has no intention to impose ban on messaging apps: Telecom Secretary
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Government has no intention to impose ban on messaging apps: Telecom Secretary

The government is looking for other "technical solutions" to curb instances of fake news.

Government recommended to announce 5G spectrum policy by 31 December
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Government recommended to announce 5G spectrum policy by 31 December

AJ Paulraj, Chairperson of the panel said, 5G would be critical for various segments in the society.

In-flight connectivity licence norms to be approved by October this year: Report
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In-flight connectivity licence norms to be approved by October this year: Report

Experts say that it will take a lot of time for Indian carriers to launch in-flight connectivity.

WhatsApp confirms limiting forward messages to five chats for Indian users
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WhatsApp confirms limiting forward messages to five chats for Indian users

The limit has started to appear this week for people who are on the current version of WhatsApp.

Idea shares surge 16.6 percent as merger with Vodafone India clears government hurdle
Business

Idea shares surge 16.6 percent as merger with Vodafone India clears government hurdle

Idea paid 39.26 billion rupees ($569.4 million) and a bank guarantee of 33.22 billion rupees to the DoT