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Airtel announces massive network expansion plans for West Bengal

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications service provider, today said that it will make significant investments to expand its high speed network footprint across West Bengal as part of its network transformation initiative - Project Leap. During FY18-19, Airtel plans to rollout 10,000 new mobile sites across West Bengal to significantly boost network capacity for high speed data and voice services.

China Mobile, Intel and Huawei complete 5G NR IODT

China Mobile (CMCC), Intel and Huawei announced that the three parties completed 5G interoperability and development testing (IODT) in compliance with the latest 3GPP Release15 Standard. This was multi-vendor 5G NR IODT with full protocol, full channel, and full procedure finished, which means that 5G network and 5G terminals from different vendors can not only perform functional tests, but also can further implement 5G service tests, support

HPE deploys world’s first Network Data Layer Proof-of-Concept with Deutsche Telekom AG

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Deutsche Telekom AG, announce that they have recently implemented the world’s first Network Data Layer (NDL) Proof-of-Concept integrating various Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) of different vendors in a cloud infrastructure. Deutsche Telekom deployed NDL uses HPE Shared Data Environment (SDE) and is compliant with the principles of the Unified Data Layer

Jio tops 4G download speed; Idea in upload speed in April 2018

Reliance Jio has topped the chart of fastest 4G telecom operators with an average peak download speed of 19 megabit per second (mbps) on its network while Idea Cellular registered highest upload speed in April, according to a Trai report. Jio's national average of 4G download speed was more than double compared to its closest rival Bharti Airtel

Aricent 5G software framework now supported on Intel® FlexRAN reference architecture

Aricent, a global design and engineering company has announced support for the Intel® FlexRAN reference architecture for its software framework for developing 4G and 5G wireless network solutions. The 5G framework will be integrated with the Intel FlexRAN reference architecture, supporting features compliant to 3GPP specifications for non-standalone modes.

India signs MOUs with 3 UK institutions for early adoption of 5G

India today signed three memoranda of understanding with three top UK academic institutions to facilitate meaningful exploration and early adoption of 5G technology. The MOUs were signed between representatives of King''s College, University of Surrey, University of Bristol and Vipin Tyagi, Executive Director of C-DOT

IIT-Madras to test 5G technology for remote monitoring

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, have developed a narrow band IoT (Internet of Things) device that is capable of transmitting data to a smartphone when connected to sensors or a GPS module for remote monitoring and management of systems. The device, which functions as a modem, will be one of the many technologies developed and tested at the test-bed going to be set up at

Airtel to further bolster its high speed network footprint in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications service provider, today announced it massive network roll-out plans for FY 2018-19 to further expand its high speed mobile data footprint in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. As a part of its network expansion program – Project LEAP, Airtel announced its plans to add more than 15000 new sites in FY 2018-19

Idea completes VoLTE roll out across all its 4G circles

Idea Cellular, one of the leading telecom operators in the country, has completed the roll out of VoLTE (Voice over LTE) service across all its 4G circles, making it the only GSM operator to offer the service across 20 circles in India. Idea has launched VoLTE services in Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Assam, North East Service Area (NESA) and Jammu & Kashmir

5G panel identifies 6000 Mhz spectrum as available for next gen service

The 5G committee of the telecom ministry has said that around 6000 megahertz (Mhz) of spectrum can be made available without delay for the next generation mobile service. If accepted, the panel''s recommendation, which has been submitted to the government, can lead to India''s largest ever spectrum allocation for a service.

Ericsson, Intel and China Mobile achieve 3GPP-compliant, multi-vendor Standalone 5G NR interoperability

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Intel, together with China Mobile Research Institute and China Mobile Jiangsu Company, have successfully demonstrated the first 3GPP-compliant, multi-vendor Standalone (SA) 5G New Radio (NR) call – accelerating the commercial deployment of standard-based 5G networks. The 3GPP Release 15 5G NR SA specifications were completed on June 13, 2018 enabling Standalone 5G NR with user and control plane on a 5G next-generation core network.

Airtel to pilot Broadband Experience Centres in villages riding on BharatNet

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications services provider said that it has partnered with the Department of Telecom to boost broadband penetration in rural India by piloting Broadband Experience Centres riding on BharatNet infrastructure.

NXP Front-End Solutions change the game for 5G

NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced the immediate availability of its new RF Front-End Solutions for 5G infrastructure enablement. NXP’s portfolio addresses several of the thorniest issues - power amplifier integration, shrinking board space, and true footprint and pin-compatibility between variants - involved in creating the cellular infrastructure for massive multiple-input, multiple output (mMIMO) and, by extension, 5G.

Juniper Networks unveils 5G- and IoT-ready routing platform to unlock service-creation opportunities

Juniper Networks, an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks has announced its new MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform along with several software innovations to provide the needed programmability, performance and flexibility for rapid service deployment in the cloud economy now and for years to come.

5G on a roll, cellular IoT deployments ramping up – Ericsson Mobility Report

Commercial rollouts of 5G and larger than previously forecasted deployments of cellular IoT are focal points in the latest edition of the Ericsson: Mobility Report. The forecast for cellular IoT connections has nearly doubled since November 2017. It is now expected to reach an estimated 3.5 billion in 2023, driven by ongoing large-scale deployments in China.

Airtel announces plans for massive network expansion in Tamil Nadu

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications service provider said that it will continue to make significant investments to further expand its operations and network footprint across Tamil Nadu. As part of its ongoing network transformation program - Project Leap, Airtel plans to roll out 12,000 new mobile sites across Tamil Nadu in FY 2018-19

Airtel to further strengthen its network footprint in Mumbai

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications service provider has announced massive network deployment plans for Mumbai as part of its network transformation initiative - Project Leap.

Airtel gears up for massive network expansion in Kerala in FY 2018-19

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications service provider, today said that it will continue to make significant investments to further expand its operations and network footprint across Kerala. As part of its ongoing network transformation program - Project Leap, Airtel plans to roll out 5,000 new mobile sites across Kerala in FY 2018-19 to add large network capacity and take high speed data services deeper into rural areas. This effectively translates to 1 new Airtel mobile site going LIVE every two hours across the state.

Vodafone UP east offers unlimited all day long calls anywhere in India for just Rs. 9

What can you buy with a ten rupee note or coin? A lot, if you are a Vodafone customer. Especially for customers in UP East, Vodafone has introduced Rs 9 one day unlimited calling pack. This single figure recharge facilitates unlimited calls anywhere in India, plus 100 SMS, plus 100 MB Mobile data for one day, till mid night.

Vodafone India deploys world’s largest 200G long-haul network

Strengthening its technological leadership, Vodafone India has announced the deployment of India’s largest long haul fiber network across 88 cities. The company has installed more than 43,000 kms of 200G long-haul network in 75 days, making it the world’s fastest and biggest optical deployment project.