With the promise of rationalising levies including spectrum charges to rejuvenate the debt-ridden telecom sector, the draft new telecom policy proposes broadband access for all with 50 mbps speed, 5G services and 40 lakh new jobs in the sector by 2022. The draft policy branded as 'National Digital Communications Policy 2018' was unveiled by the
Telecom regulator TRAI today mooted a concept of open architecture-based public Wi-Fi grid to bring down the cost of internet by 90 percent. Trai Chairman R S Shama presented a report on public Wi-Fi open pilot project to Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha. The recommendations by Trai are backed by the findings of pilot project conducted
India ranked 67th in terms of fixed broadband speeds and 109th for mobile internet speeds globally in February, internet testing and analysis platform Ookla said on Monday. The company's updated Speedtest Global Index revealed that in absolute terms, India's performance in fixed broadband download speeds have gone up from average speeds of 18.82 mbps in
India's telecom subscriber base dipped to 117.5 crore at the end of January with smaller operators losing bulk of their customers, as per monthly Trai report released today. "The number of telephone subscribers in India declined from 1,190.67 million at the end of December 2017 to 1,175.01 million at the end of January 2018, thereby
BSNL, the state-owned telecom operator has announced its plan to extend the Sunday free calling offer for another three months. BSNL had initially planned to stop offering free voice calling to its broadband and landline users on Sunday. However, the company issued a statement on Saturday confirming that the offer won't be pulled back due
India came on top in terms of improvements to the download speeds during the past 12 months. According to Ookla Speedtest Global Index 2017, India's download speed over fixed broadband jumped 76.9 percent in 2017. The growth in download speed was the best among the world's largest countries. With a growth of 76.9 percent, India
2017 will go down as the year that altered India's internet and telecom landscape forever. Access became easy and inexpensive. 'Effectively free' became the new buzzword. Competition intensified. Demand exploded. Industry debts hit new highs. Consolidation took place. And the domestic telecom sector came to be defined by the catchphrase 'Jio Effect'. As the year
Reliance Jio has moved the Bombay High Court against rival Bharti Airtel for running misleading advertisements, ET reports. Jio has also sent a legal notice to global broadband tester Ookla, which has rated Airtel as the fastest 4G network in the country. Jio claims that Airtel s campaign has amounted to conspiracy, defamation and breach of trust, among others. Airtel, of course, has dismissed the allegations as frivolous and baseless and has accused Jio of being a frustrated competitor.
After the public testing late last year, Reliance Jio is reportedly ready to commercially launch its broadband service Jio Fiber this Diwali which falls in October. The home broadband service is expected to be operational in 100 cities and offer 100GB of data at the price of Rs 500. With such a pricing, Jio Fiber, in all likelihood, will fuel another price war in the telecom industry where the entry of Jio 4G services has already put off incumbent players and compelled them to re-plan strategies in order to keep customers from deflecting.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), our nation s official regulator on all things related to telecommunications, was established back in 1997 by an act of Parliament to keep an eye on what telecom service providers in India are up to. And although it s been nearly 20 years since then, TRAI often continues to function as if we re still living in the 20th century.
The Indian telecom watchdog on Wednesday released draft directions on delivering broadband services in a transparent manner.
Government's Rs 72,000-crore nationwide broadband network program BharatNet is likely to be submitted for the Cabinet approval within two months, a senior Department of Telecom official has said.
The government has laid down 90,000 kms of optical fibre network for high speed broadband connection, covering about 68,000 village panchayats till date, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.
Tamil Nadu Government has planned to ramp up the broadband and Internet services provided through local cable operators across the state.
State-owned telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced Next Generation Network (NGN) technology in its fixed line telephony and plans to invest around Rs 1,000 crore in upgrading the time-division multiplexing (TDM) technology, a statement said.
Investments in broadband need to be encouraged and facilitated in India so that the benefits of broadband to business and society can be ensured, industry experts said here Thursday.
As government targets to expand broadband connectivity to all 2.5 lakh panchayats of the country by 2016, telecom regulator TRAI chief Rahul Khullar yesterday termed it as a very "ambitious" target, saying believing in it would be like "deluding ourselves".
Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that seven and half lakh kilometres of cable is proposed to be laid over next three and a half years to provide broadband in every village of the country.