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5G standards will assume centre stage during roll out: Telecom Secretary

While rolling out 5G across the country, standards would assume centre stage, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said here on Wednesday. "As we get closer to understanding the technical challenges associated with the roll out of high speed, pervasive and reliable 5G networks, standards will assume centre stage. India was not center stage when earlier networks such as 2G, 3G and 4G were rolled out globally. 5G however presents a great opportunity to us," Sundararajan said.

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No proposal to merge BSNL and MTNL: Manoj Sinha

Telecom minister Manoj Sinha said there is no proposal to merge state-run telecom companies Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL)."There is no proposal to merge BSNL and MTNL. We had appointed a consultant to revive MTNL, who has given some recommendations.

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NEC brings AI to submarine cable networks

Nokia to develop 500 digitally integrated smart villages

BT joins forces with Europol to build a safer cyber space

WhatsApp introduces new group chat features

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BSNL and SAP unite to boost GST accessibility in rural 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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Steam Link App and Steam Video App for Android and iOS announced

Soon you can play PC games on your smartphone or tablet via the Steam Link app for iOS and Android. Valve announced Steam Link for mobile devices along with Steam Video, an app that lets you watch movies and shows available on Steam on your Android or iOS device. The Steam Link app release date is slated to be "next week" while Steam Video is out "later this Summer".

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TRAI asks telcos for all India tariff data to expand plan-comparison site

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New telecom policy's $100 billion investment estimate conservative: COAI