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06/19/2013 - LTE in India will take much longer to develop because poor 3G experience is impacting the telcos investment cycle, believes Amdocs
06/18/2013 - Huawei is testing its 4G LTE devices with Reliance Jio and expected to launch them at reasonable price points
06/18/2013 - Vodafone India has slashed 2G data tariff by 80 percent in four circles
06/18/2013 - In today's news: Trai orders telcos to maintain VAS-related records; COAI on FDI; Bharti Airtel's 5% divestment and more
06/17/2013 - The Indian telecom regulator cuts roaming tarrifs, says nationwide free roaming not feasible at this juncture
06/17/2013 - Lava is preparing to launch Firefox OS powered smartphone along with new full-HD and big screen devices
06/17/2013 - In today's news: DoT panel suggest 100% FDI in telecom sector; Bharti Airtel's $3.35 bn guarantee for its Netherlands-based company and more
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06/14/2013 - Alcatel Lucent, Samsung and Ericsson are believed to have procured the coveted Reliance Jio deal
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06/14/2013 - Indian enterprise mobility players providing mobile marketing tools have observed a massive plunge in their revenues
06/14/2013 - The company says that 3G will be the technology of choice for mass mobile broadband in the country largely because of a strong existing ecosystem
06/14/2013 - In today's news: DoT imposes fine on Vodafone for providing SLD services; AUSPI demands rejection of COAI plea on TTSL and more
06/13/2013 - The company is readying itself to offer a complete range of LTE-based design solutions
06/13/2013 - World's largest Internet retailer has announced availability of its Kindle portfolio of Fire HD tablets and e-readers in India at aggressive price points
06/13/2013 - Microqual and Intelligent Energy come together to offer readily available power transmission tower infrastructure to telcos
FDI should accompany transparency on tax,repatriation and access incentives!: Our internal inter-ministerial processes between MCA,Law,and finance etc should be on same page.FDI is long term money and we need to incentivise the investor.Vishnu Goel T&M +919810101238on
The 4G device Ecosystem will be on the ground!: These developments,if they are authentic augur well for the 4G device assembly & test by North Asian manufacturers.Locally in Indian industrial suburbs we see the infrastructure in place.Good for the economic activity.Vishnu Goel T&M +919810101238on
: Fully agree and endorse. Let TEC do the job instead of duplicating their task in a new organization. So many ITS officers who have decided not to opt for BSNL/MTNL jobs, are now lying unutilized and reporting for attendance at TEC's office with no work on hand (or place to sit). Please put this experienced and talented workforce to use at TEC by allotting them more work space.on
Good question: However, another question is, what does the government really hope to achieve with a Standards development body ? Typically national standards serve national interests. They serve it by creating market for local manufacturers, and mandating technology most suitable to the country. Without local manufacturing, and without intense R&D happening in the space, locally within country that could've developed/researched/recommended technology best suited for the country, what we land up standardizing is something that is already a industry standard elsewhere. If that is what the end-goal and end-result going to be, then economies of scale alone might be the single biggest motivation, in adopting the most popular international standard. Of course, this itself, is a decision to be taken, but in that case, as the article rightly says, don't understand why TEC is not the right organization for the purpose ?on
Incredible yet delayed ...: I think the main reason for the delay is the lack of LTE ecosystem, from the devices side and also that 2.3 ghz is not exactly the most coveted spectrum. Secondly being a greenfield operator they had to start from scratch. however, all the indications are that this year will definitely see the launch not just in metros but in some other cities as well. So the next time you are in Delhi, you might have the option of trying out Jio's 4G...on
Aakash/ Aakash Tablet: This is the first tablet that I have bought from http://www.ubislate.com . Compared with my PC, using the internet is so much easier. Press an app and you are there and typing in the address is simple. Love it.on
Incredible yet delayed ...: so the messages seems to be that Jio is not in a hurry, even though people around are impatient. Though vision sounded good and inspiring, the delay has been really long ... the main question is what has made this so long !! Is it the current state of Telecom market, the 2.3 GHz that they have, the TD device ecosystem, their internal readiness, passive infra not being available, or India just not being ripe for a Digital revolution yet ? Or is it beyond all these ...... Did the Ericsson and Samsung come during the AGM, or just a sidenote by LR ?on
TSDSI is quite relevant!: Thanks for your comment Dr Narayanan! TSDSI should definitely be formed if it is relevant and will help in increasing India's contribution in forming standards. However, going by the past experience, there seem to be many bodies/organization which were formed with great vision in mind but never lived up to their promise. Lets hope TSDSI doesnt fall in that category...on
TSDSI is quite relevant!: A standards organization driven by "the stakeholders" in India is a need of the hour. The discussions on this topic has been going on in various circles and at various levels for, at least as far as I know, more than 5 years. It seems finally, the convergence is happening – an entity which can be run jointly by the industry, academia and the government. There has to be a strong participation from industry if the standards body has to be successful. It is the industry that is driving the R&D which ultimately gets into future technologies and specifications. Government will definitely have a significant role to play, especially considering the fact that the industry (especially when it comes to being far-sighted) is not yet as mature as in say US, Japan or Europe. If one looks at the current status of Indian participation in any of the global forums or contributions to specifications, it shows a pathetic picture. This alone is a sufficient reason to look at something different from what has been tried so far. Being part of a similar attempt called DOSTI, I have seen the possibilities of bringing various parties together in addressing issues of immediate and future relevance to Indian market. The model of TSDSI has the potential to succeed and make an impact in the Indian telecom scenario.on
06/17/2013 - Indian telcos are finally aggressively embracing IPfication of the networks. We talk to the major vendors to identify the key concerns and challenges in their journey towards IPfication
06/07/2013 - The dream of mobile broadband is all about 3G. Though 3G has recorded a slight surge in the last one year, it is yet to harness its full potential
06/14/2013 - Ericsson's newly appointed Head of Region, Chris Houghton talks about key focus areas and that LTE will not be the key driver of the mobile broadband in India
05/13/2013 - In spite of the various advantages, DoT's suggestion to merge loss making PSUs have many stumbling blocks
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04/04/2013 - With a slew of planned launches, smartphone vendors are all set to shake up the 4G devices market
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04/15/2013 - Sandip Basu stresses upon the need to 'encourage and enable' workforce so that they fully realize their potential. Read more...
03/08/2013 - Vodafone's HR honcho discusses the key HR challenges, the role of HR in retaining top talent, and its efforts to make employees innovate and lead
04/08/2013 - As Indian cellular operators are preparing for growth in 3G and 4G services, they will need effective WiFi and indoor coverage strategies. Read more
02/13/2013 - Oracle is a key provider of service delivery management and network platforms to telcos and the traditional telco-gear vendors
18 Jun 2013 - Increase in investment cap along with clear policy roadmap will help in bringing more investment in the telecom sector
04 Jun 2013 - Government's inclination to form another agency to frame telecom Standards defies logic
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