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.
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SBI board approves Rs 23,000-crore RCom insolvency resolution plan: Sources
Jio placed bid for Reliance Infratel's tower and fibre assets & UVARC for assets of RCom & Reliance Telecom.
RCom's committee of creditors to meet on Monday
UV Asset Reconstruction Company is learnt to have placed a bid of around Rs 14,700 crore, while Reliance Jio has made an offer of Rs 4,700 crore for tower and fibre assets of Reliance Infratel Ltd. There will also be a clawback of Rs 4,300 crore of priority payments made to Chinese and Indian creditors.
Nokia, Ericsson, ZTE, UTStarcom receive part of their outstanding from BSNL
BSNL has paid the outstanding dues worth Rs 150 crore each to Nokia and ZTE, according to a source. BSNL is also set to release Rs 22 crore to Swedish Ericsson and Rs 50 crore to UTStarcom through circle offices towards supplies for the Phase-V GSM expansion initiative.
Telcos' dues, penalties to weigh heavily on vendors, tower cos
Bharti Infratel, Indus Towers and American Tower Corp (ATC) are bracing for a possible hit on their tower tenancies, because of the financial strain on customers Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea from the thousands of crores they need to pay the government.
Airtel, Jio, Voda Idea submit applications for 5G trials; Huawei partners with 2 telcos
Last month, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had said the government will allocate airwaves to all telecom service providers for conducting trials of super-fast speed 5G network. India will not bar any equipment suppliers in the upcoming trials for 5G.
DoT to use 5G trials to evaluate security vulnerabilities, then decide on Chinese vendors for roll outs
This is the first time that India, caught in a diplomatic and economic tussle between the US and China, has taken an official stance permittng the Chiniese firms. It boosts the Chinese company’s hopes of playing a part in the deployment of the next generation technology in India despite US objections. Huawei is said to be at least a year ahead of its rivals in 5G technology development.
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.
Ericsson asks NCLT to dismiss RCom’s Rs 550-crore refund plea
The telecom equipment maker has asked the tribunal to dismiss RCom’s plea with “exemplary costs”.
With many nations already on 5G, industry divided over trials
Vendors argue it’s too late for trials, telcos say India specific use cases are necessary. 5G tials in India were first scheduled for January 2019 but were delayed on modalities such as pricing and tenure. While the US, South Korea and China, among other major countries, are ahead on testing, India has its own set of challenges to address.
Letter from Beijing: It’s a good time for India to help China overcome some of its global challenges
It’s time to tell Beijing that New Delhi would do what it can to help China overcome some of its challenges.
DoT meets telecom operators, vendors to discuss 5G trials
The meeting on Tuesday, chaired by Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash, lasted for over an hour. An official with one of the telcos said that all operators attended the meeting. A Huawei executive declined to comment on the proceedings. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said the government will allocate airwaves to all telecom service providers.
Debt-laden Vodafone Idea may have put expansion plans on hold
Vodafone Idea may have put its fresh 4G expansion and modernisation plans on hold to conserve money.
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