Airtel and Nokia join hands to offer private LTE to enterprises
Private LTE is a local LTE network utilizing dedicated radio equipment to service a premise making it independent of fluctuations in a wide-area network. The two companies had deployed the solution in January this year at Nokia’s equipment manufacturing facility in Chennai.
4G dominates overall data traffic in India, 3G falls sharply: Study
"Data consumption in India has grown by 47% in 2019 with 4G constituting 96% of the total data traffic consumed across the country. 3G data traffic registered its highest ever decline of 30% in 2019," a study showed. However, broadband penetration in India is still 47% which is significantly lower than China (95%) and other European nations at around 95-115%.
Waiving charges for low-end users to hit telcos' revenue
Telcos could each take a 1-1.5% one-time hit on revenue if they waive call charges for migrant labourer users.
Jio and Samsung showcase 5G and LTE use cases at IMC 2019
In partnership with Samsung Networks, Jio has built the world’s largest green-field and all IP based 4G LTE network, which supports over 340 million LTE subscribers as of August 2019.
VoLTE tech gives us edge, not accounting: Jio
Sunil Mittal-led telco has alleged that Jio’s lower network cost claims stem from its accounting practices.
5G subscription in India to become available in 2022: Ericsson
The next generation mobile services on 5G technology is expected to become available in India for subscription in 2022, Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson said in a report released on Monday.
Reliance Jio builds in-house 5G, IoT; replaces Nokia, Oracle tech to reduce dependence on foreign gear
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.
Still a few years to go for 5G deployment: Ericsson
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.
Trai to soon take decision on IUC, call ring time issue, says RS Sharma
Incumbents have said a shorter ring alert leads to more missed calls, which induces more return calls into Jio’s network, enabling the latter to cut its IUC payouts to the older operators.
BSNL may deploy Indian Avionics Network
In 2017, the UK-based satellite communications company Inmarsat had entered into an alliance with BSNL to open Indian GSPS gateway for telephony services.
Jio backs data protection; highlights future growth areas like agriculture, healthcare, education
The telecom carrier is betting big on growing teledensity in rural areas, rise in consumption patterns and demand for smartphones.
Trai contests 'muted spectrum demand' view; says 5G, LTE will drive hunger for radiowaves
Trai Secretary said the recommendations on reduced rates for 700 Mhz band took into account the price of the spectrum that was recently auctioned in markets like Singapore, Germany and Turkey.
Ericsson bags its first VoLTE deal from Airtel in India
The move is aimed at strengthening Airtel's VoLTE service capability in the country and to better take on Reliance Jio
Jio Wi-Fi calling: Here is all about how to activate the service, call charges and eligibility
To make calls you need to have Wi-Fi calling service in your handset. Jio has issued a a step-by-step guide on its website -- Jio.com/wificalling -- where you can find whether your device supports the calling feature or not.
Reliance Jio launches voice over WiFi calling service
Reliance Jio has rolled out voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) calling service for its subscribers in multiple circles, including Delhi-NCR and Chennai, following a limited launch by Airtel in December 2019.
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