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Airtel Challenges Trai’s Interconnect Regulation in Delhi High Court

February 18, 2016

Delhi High Court Friday sought Trai’s response on Bharti Airtel’s plea challenging the regulator’s Interconnect Usage Charges Regulations fixing termination charges for landline to wireless as zero paise and wireless to wireless at 14 paise per minute. Interconnection Usage Charges (IUC) or termination charges are payable by one telco, whose subscriber makes a call, to […]

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AT&T Testing Superfast 5G Mobile Network

February 18, 2016

AT&T announced plans Friday to begin testing a superfast fifth generation, or 5G, mobile network with speeds up to 100 times faster than the most rapid existing connections. The US telecom group said it would begin the field tests later this year in collaboration with US semiconductor giant Intel and Swedish networking group Ericsson. Global […]

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Trai to Set Interconnection Charges for VoIP Calls

February 18, 2016

Sector watchdog Trai will set inter-connection charges for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls once the Department of Telecom (DoT) amends the relevant clause of the Unified Licence framework. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has recommended amending the licence provision for inter-connection at the IP level, which would facilitate Internet-based calls, alternatively known […]

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Ericsson to Manage Vodafone India’s Optical Fibre Network

February 18, 2016

Vodafone India announced on Thursday that it has selected Ericsson to manage its optical fibre cable network in 10 telecom circles for three years. The new agreement covers operations and maintenance of its optical fibre network across east and west India, spanning a distance of approximately 45,000 kilometers, Vodafone said in a statement. “We have […]

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Idea, Ericsson Partner for 4G Services in India

February 17, 2016

Idea Cellular on Wednesday announced an agreement with Swedish communication technology multinational Ericsson to deploy 4G network across select Indian telecom circles which serve over 40 million subscribers. The agreement includes the transformation of Idea Cellular’s existing mobile radio access and core network infrastructure across nine circles for 2G and five circles for 3G – […]

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DoT Permits Sharing of Active Telecom Infrastructure

February 17, 2016

The government has allowed sharing of active telecom infrastructure like antenna, feeder cable and transmission systems, a move that will lower costs for telecom operators and lead to faster rollout of networks. Earlier, the telecom companies were allowed to share only passive infrastructure such as towers. The Department of Telecom has amended the Unified Licence […]

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Reliance Jio Ties Up With 8 Global Carriers

February 17, 2016

Reliance Jio Infocomm on Monday said it has tied up with eight global carriers that will allow partner businesses to more efficiently and quickly bring innovative products and services to customers around the world. An official statement said the eight global carriers are British Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Millicom, MTS, Orange, Rogers, TeliaSonera and TIM. “Jio […]

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Vodafone and Liberty Global Merge Operations in Netherlands

February 17, 2016

British mobile phone giant Vodafone and US cable group Liberty Global said Monday they are merging their Netherlands operations to create a company worth EUR 19 billion (roughly Rs. 1,43,281 crores). The companies will create a 50-50 joint venture, they said in a joint statement. Vodafone, whose Dutch operations are worth a bit less than […]

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Idea Launches 4G Services in Chennai

February 17, 2016

Idea Cellular on Monday announced the expansion of its high speed 4G LTE (1800MHz FDD-LTE Band 3) services to across 29 towns of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai. The telecom operator said that within two months, it has expanded its 4G LTE service footprint to 20 districts, including towns such as Chennai, Madurai, Trichy, Salem, Tirunelveli, […]

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Taiwan to Launch 4G Disaster Alert System

February 17, 2016

Taiwan on Monday announced it will launch an early warning system for natural disasters on 4G mobile phones, following a 6.4-magnitude earthquake on February 6 that killed 116 people. From April onwards, subscribers of 4G telecommunication services will receive messages from the public warning system regarding natural disasters, announced the director of the Department of […]

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