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Oct 14, 2019, 04.47 PM IST
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KPMG says 5G wilk add to GDP, highlights need to ease financial burden in telecom sector

The report launched at India Mobile Congress (IMC) comes at a time when the telecom sector is awaiting the roll out of the latest airwave via auctions but has asked for a more reasonable sale price on the spectrum.

Communications key to socio-economic activity: Narendra Modi

"Communications holds a key to any field of social-economic activity. Technology-enabled tools are virtually enabling the pace of communications," Modi said.

Bharti urges govt to restore telecom sector health

Endless litigation in the sector is causing stress, said Rakesh Bharti Mittal, vice-chairman of Bharti Enterprises.

Jio calls for lower 5G spectrum base price

Trai has priced the airwaves at around Rs 50,000 crore for 100 Mhz of pan India 5G spectrum, Rs492 crore per MHz of airwaves in the 3300-3600 Mhz band.

Ericsson to make 5G radio in India for domestic and global need

Ericsson's European rival Nokia has already been making 5G radios from its Chennai factory.

As tenancies fall, tower cos eye new infra opportunities

The telcom market has shrunk to a limited three plus-one-operator format with three private players and one major state-run telco.

India Mobile Congress invitation to Huawei not a nod for 5G play: DoT

IMC is a three-day conclave starting from Monday in New Delhi where telecom operators, and global equipment and handset makers will highlight their latest offerings.

PMO taking stock of telcos' financial health

PMO held talks with DoT on falling revenues of carriers several times last month.

Keeping us out of 5G will be a loss to industry, users: Huawei India CEO

The comments assume significance as the US has blacklisted Huawei and is now persuading its allies to block the world's largest provider of networking gear and No.2 smartphone maker from their new mobile networks.

ISRO spectrum demand may hit 5G rollout in India, say industry experts

International Telecommunication Union (ITU), under the United Nations, will hold a conference next month in Egypt to finalise use of 26 GHz band for 5G services.

CCI to conduct study on telecom sector amid changing market dynamics

CCI to conduct study on telecom sector amid changing market dynamics

From time to time, the watchdog commissions studies to gather qualitative as well as quantitative information and insights from market participants.

Telecom Infra revenue potential may touch Rs 31,000 crore by 2023: Study

Telecom Infra revenue potential may touch Rs 31,000 crore by 2023: Study

However, in order to catch up with the revenue potential the sector will need investment in the range of Rs 66,000- 93,000 crore, the study said.

Nokia in talks with telcos for rural 4G expansion

Nokia in talks with telcos for rural 4G expansion

"Our discussions are happening with telcos for rural expansion, which is in line with DoT's plan to connect over 40,000 villages by 2022," Sanjay Malik, Head of Nokia India said.

Jio offers 30-minutes free talk time to soothe customers

Jio offers 30-minutes free talk time to soothe customers

Reliance Jio rolls out a new scheme fearing users may port out over its move to charge voice calls.

Jio move to charge for voice calls to help ARPU recovery: Ratings agencies

Jio move to charge for voice calls to help ARPU recovery: Ratings agencies

India Ratings & Research, a Fitch Group company, estimates Jio’s IUC recovery move will improve its ARPU by about Rs 9 (per month), although brokerage Kotak pegs sharper growth at Rs 15 per user per month.

Airtel shuts down 3G network in Haryana

Airtel shuts down 3G network in Haryana

The move is in line with the company's plans to shut 3G network across all circles by March 2020.

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