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Samsung to unveil foldable smartphone in March 2019

'The South Korean tech giant will also launch a fifth-generation (5G) network-powered Galaxy S10.

Bharti Airtel names Adarsh Nair as Chief Product Officer

'Nair will be “custodian of Bharti Airtel’s digital products and platforms” and work closely with the leadership team and partners to identify and prioritise market opportunities.

Ericsson doesn’t see sales lift after security concerns hit Chinese rivals

'Telecom networks equipment maker Ericsson said on Wednesday security concerns about its Chinese rivals and wider trade tensions had not translated into more orders for the Swedish firm's products.

Bharti Infratel seen as potential buyer of Voda Idea’s fibre assets

'Brokerages Credit Suisse and BNP Paribas said Bharti Infratel — the listed tower arm of Bharti Airtel - could emerge a potential buyer of Vodafone Idea’s fibre assets, going forward.

TRAI’s call drop test passes JIO, remaining telecom companies fail

'TRAI had conducted an independent drive test between August 24 and October 4 this year on eight major highways and three railway routes in the country.

Airtel may stay away from early 5G spectrum sale

'This was indicated by Airtel’s leadership team at a recent analyst meet on ways to recharge the company’s troubled India business, analysts present at the event said.

Asus eyes 30% share of India’s gaming market

'The company, which competes against the likes of Dell and HP in the gaming category, has about 20 per cent share currently.Globally, it is the leader in the gaming category with about 32-33 per cent share.

Telecom company fined Rs 2L

'City corporation commissioner K Vijayakarthikeyan on Friday penalized a private telecom company for cutting a road at Ganapathy without obtaining prior approval.

Reliance Jio tops chart in terms of AGR in September quarter: TRAI data

'The government's revenue share of licence and other fees is determined on the basis of the AGR from access services.

Samsung to hire 1,000 engineers from India's top tech colleges

'This placement season, Samsung has already hired R&D talent across the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and other premier institutes such as BITS University.

Telecom companies urge TRAI to make 4G more affordable

'Top executives of Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio Infocomm and state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. met TRAI Chairman RS Sharma

TCS investment in local talent convinced jury : VP Vish Iyer

'TCS convinced US jury it has invested in building talent in the US and has created 17,000 US jobs.

Ericsson India files insolvency case against Reliance Communications

MUMBAI: Telecom equipment maker Ericsson petitioned the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) seeking the start of bankruptcy proceedings against Reliance Communications (RCom) and two of its subsidiaries over total unpaid dues of Rs 1,150 crore. The two subsidiaries are Reliance Infratel and Reliance Telecom.

RCom asks Gujarat subscribers to shift from 2G to 4G

Reliance Communications is sh​​shifting its subscribers to 4G in Gujarat circle, it said Thursday, as its 2G spectrum is set to expire this month end.

Telecom subscriber base dips marginally to 121 crore

New Delhi: India’s telecom subscriber base dipped marginally by 1.3 lakh to 121.07 crore in July, as per data published by regulator Trai today.

Airtel accuses Reliance Jio of trying to mislead Trai for third time in two months

Airtel alleged that Jio was exaggerating and distorting figures of India’s older telecom operators, making false claims to mislead authorities.

Suggest steps for greater relief to telcos: Telecom Commission to inter-ministerial panel

The unexpected move by TC gives hope to India’s older telcos such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, RCom and Tata Teleservices.

IoT to create 15 million jobs in India: Telecom Secretary

One of the reasons that IoT is particularly exciting for India is due to the job creation. It is estimated that about 10-15 million jobs will be created through IoT.

Accelerated network investments by Airel, Vodafone & Idea driving revenue, tenancies growth for tower cos

The ratings agency said that the ongoing consolidation in the Indian telecom sector could turn out to be credit neutral for tower companies.

Idea Cellular gives two ideas to calculate interconnect usage charge

Reliance Jio, too, wrote to Trai on Thursday, to rebut Airtel’s assertions that it was exaggerating and distorting facts to get the IUC abolished.

Vodafone adds 500 new sites in UP-West to expand 4G footprint

NEW DELHI: Vodafone India said that it has added over 500 new sites in UP-West to provide the better data experience to its 1.23 million subscribers in over 8000 towns in UP-West & Uttarakhand.

Bharti Airtel misrepresenting facts to create policy bias: Reliance Jio

Jio alleged that Airtel has continued to oppose introduction of any form of competition, be it mobile services by MTNL, WLL service by basic operators to Jio.

As a wave of disruption hits India, most domestic companies are running for cover

Most Indian firms stick to a business model and execute it repeatedly, although shoddily. Worse, they pay only lip service to corporate entrepreneurship.

Telcos look for more time to implement new call drop norms

In the new rules issued on August 18, Trai set penalties of up toRs 10 lakh per circle in a quarter on operators failing to meet voice quality benchmarks.

DoT, Tata Communications close to sealing deal to hive off, monetize land parcel

The government may raise around Rs 15,000 crore from monetising this land, as per some estimates. Tata Communications did not respond at the time the story was published.