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DoT limits subscriber enrolment during network test to 5%; trial phase to 180 days

The telecom department has restricted enrolment of test subscribers on network of a new mobile operator to 5 per cent of its network capacity during trial phase and testing period to maximum six months. "The number of test subscribers that can be enrolled by a licensee in licensed service area (LSA or telecom circle) shall be limited to 5 per cent of its installed network capacity for that LSA," the department said in its order. The order has come in to effect from October 9.

Apple’s new operating system iOS12 allows TRAI's DND app, but denies access to call logs

Lenovo to raise mobile production capacity in India by up to 10 fold in 2019

Service delivery and maintenance now focus areas of BBNL: Manoj Sinha

Coolpad Note 8 with 5.99-inch display, 4,000mAh battery launched in India

SC notice to Centre, BSNL on use of 2G technology in Assam, Arunachal

HMD expands handset line-up with Nokia 3.1 Plus, and Nokia 8810 4G feature phone in India

Govt mulls scheme for telcos, infrastructure firms to up fibre deployment


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Policies restricting data flow 'barriers' to growth of payments market in India: USIBC

With the RBI standing firm on its data localisation stance, the US-India Business Council (USIBC) Tuesday cautioned that policies restricting flow of data can act as "barriers" to expansion of services in India, impacting not only consumers but also growth of Indian payments market. The statement comes just a day after the expiry of RBI-imposed deadline on data localisation for payments companies operating in India.

Panasonic launches Eluga Ray 530 with 5.7” HD+ screen in India at Rs 8999

Huawei Honor 8X launched in three versions, to hit retail market by Oct-end

Nokia working with BSNL to implement industrial automation solutions at Chennai plant

Sterlite Tech bags Rs 3,500 cr worth Indian Navy deal to build digital network

Expect three more quarters of losses for telecom industry: COAI

Chinese electronics major Xiaomi plans to float a NBFC in India, to soon seek RBI approval

India raises basic customs duty on telecom equipment

Samsung unveils Galaxy A9 to tap into mid-premium smartphone market

Huawei unveils latest operating system EMUI 9.0 in India


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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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Extramarks ties up with BSNL, takes lead in Digital Education

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Extramarks Education India Pvt. Ltd. (Extramarks), India’s leading digital education company, on Tuesday joined hands to provide high quality education throughout the country. The two companies will offer Extramarks’ internationally acclaimed education content and scientifically developed learning tools through BSNL’s state-of-the-art telecom network.

Airtel offers seamless mobile services to Char Dham pilgrims

After bypoll fiasco, what are the options before Modi government to tackle fuel price rise?

Huawei honored with Vodafone ‘Supplier of the Decade’ award

Steam Link App and Steam Video App for Android and iOS announced

Idea rolls out VoLTE services for customers in 6 major markets