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PPP model will be successful in meeting Digital India goals, says TRAI chairman R S Sharma

R. S. Sharma, chairman of telecom regulatory authority of India (TRAI) is a pioneer of Digital India. He is responsible for conceptualising and initiating the program when he was secretary of DeIT. The government has now approved the second phase of Bharatnet program, under which high speed broadband would be provided to the Village Panchayats. He spoke with Manoj Gairola on the status of Digital India. Excerpts of interview:

Extramarks announces launch of total learning application

Death of 2G: Will Reliance Jio's gambit succeed?

Airtel payments bank and HPCL announce strategic partnership to boost India’s digital payments ecosystem

RCOM asks IMG to do away with 10% cross-holding norm for operators

Bill and keep regime proposed by Reliance Jio would cost Rs 20,000 crore per annum to the industry, says Bharti Airtel

Reliance group’s IoT arm Unlimit forges strategic partnership with China’s Fibocom to launch suite of new applications

Ericsson launches network services for massive IoT

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Smartron unveils tronX, a first of its kind AI powered IoT platform

Smartron announced four verticals that are in the works at their R&D facility and already have built in capabilities that integrate in our lives: tronX™ Personal, tronX™ Health, tronX™ Home, and tronX™ Infra

Anritsu’s radio communication analyzer MT8821C is industry's first platform for 6CA max throughput test with Samsung System LSI business

CCI and TRAI should resolve turf wars by talking to each other

Motorola launches the fashionable Motorola Pulse M over the ear wired headphones in India at Rs 2999

Ambrane India enters the wearables segment, launches AFB 11 Flexi Fit with heart rate monitor at Rs 1799

Samsung Z4 Tizen LTE Smartphone to be powered with Spreadtrum LTE Chipset

Motorola launches verve loop bluetooth in ear water resistant sports headphones at prices starting INR 2499

Samsung Galaxy On Max smartphone with great camera features launched at Rs 16900

Spirent supports new H3C in industry’s highest density 100G ethernet data center switch test

Motorola launches Earbuds Metal and Earbuds Sports in ear headphones, with prices starting INR 999



Reduce the IUC: Use pure LRIC methods to calculate interconnection charges

B K Syngal, Former CMD, VSNL

The telecom regulatory authority of India or TRAI has started the exercise of reviewing interconnection usage charge (IUC). There is always a dispute between incumbent and new operators on interconnection charges. Incumbent operators want high IUC as they have been around for a longer time and, thus, have more number of subscribers, while new operators want low IUC.

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