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How do we keep paying salaries: Modi gets a Covid SOS

Severe cash flow issues making it tough to follow govt directive to pay workers; more lockdown will worsen it.


02 April, 2020, 09:14 AM IST



COAI does u-turn, says no need for more spectrum to tackle Covid-led demand

The comments come on the back of an ET report which cited government officials as saying that mobile internet usage increase is not as high as what the telcos were claiming them to be. Telcos had sought additional airwaves to cater to the surge in demand.

Monitoring traffic patterns, confident of handling surge in voice & data services demand: Voda Idea

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India's 5G launch in near future looks "challenging": Care

“The incumbents that are battling the tough situation of AGR (Adjusted Gross Reven...

  • Market experts don’t expect the government to net more than Rs 40,000 crore due to financial constraints of telcos and high price of the 5G band as well as the 700 MHz band, which can also be used for 5G in future. DoT itself is currently pre-occupied with the AGR issue, including reconciliation of telco payments with its own calculations.

    Till now, Jio has been depending upon 4G voice technology supplied by Oracle and Nokia. According to a company exec, Jio has already replaced Orclae and Nokia techs with its own in an effort to cut reliance on foreign third-party suppliers.

    Chinese premium smartphone maker OnePlus will establish a fifth-generation (5G) technology lab in India after doubling its R&D employee base here to 600 this year. OnePlus’ Hyderabad research and development centre already helps support 5G smartphones that it makes in India for the North American market.

    Jio has developed its own 5G and other technologies, to cut costs and reduce dependence on foreign vendors.

    Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson said 5G deployment in India is still a few years away due to spectrum allocation-related constraints in the market. In India, the government is planning to conduct the next spectrum auction in Q1 FY21, where it is supposed to auction 4G and 5G waves.

    The brand's 5G-enabled flagship, Find X2, will soon make its global debut.

    STL will leverage VMware vCloud NFV to install, manage and maintain the environment for network microservices such as switching, firewall, etc. The solution will enable STL to provide a commercial and stable release to telcos and large enterprise customers who are looking for a commercial rollout in the next few quarters.

    HMD Global will showcase its first 5G phone in a commercial that drops tomorrow.

    Lundmark, who will succeed Rajeev Suri as Nokia chief executive in September, will team up with Sari Baldauf, the incoming chairman, in a move that reunites two figures from the era when the Finnish company dominated the mobile handsets business.. The leadership change at Nokia comes as uncertainty mounts over the future of Europe's telecoms vendors.

    The company is planning to launch smart TV, smart bands, smartwatches, and other connected ecosystem products, with the newer categories expected to contribute Rs 3,000 crore or 10% to overall sales by this year end, Realme's CEO Madhav Sheth told.

    The Mukesh Ambani-owned company has replaced Nokia’s and Oracle’s 4G voice technology with its own, a senior company executive said. The move is perhaps a global first, analysts said, where a mobile phone company has developed in-house technology to replace third-party equipment vendors.

    According to a survey report by EY, 15 per cent of enterprises are currently investing in 5G, yet less than half (48 per cent ) are confident they can transition to 5G-based Internet of Things (IoT), with 74 per cent indicating that they need to overhaul the operating model to realize implementation.

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