Ravi Shankar Prasad has been appointed as the new minister for communications, taking charge from Manoj Sinha. Meanwhile, Prasad continues to retain the IT and law ministries.
The Digital Communications Commission (DCC) has cleared the norms for 5G trials in the country. Further, DCC has decided that spectrum for 5G trials will be allotted for one year, which will be extendable for […]
TRAI has extended the deadline for implementation of its revised regulations on mobile number portability (MNP). The deadline has been extended from June 13, 2019 to September 30, 2019.
The government’s BharatNet programme has been able to make only 119,000 gram panchayats service-ready against a target of 250,000 gram panchayats, missing yet another deadline of March 2019. As per Bharat Broadband Network Limited, 95 […]
Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) has consolidated its radio network in the Punjab circle, making it the tenth circle to complete full network integration. After the integration, VIL’s 4G coverage has increased to cover over 90 […]
The Karnataka government has issued a gazette notification, the Karnataka Installation of New Telecommunication Infrastructure Towers Regulation Act, 2019. The new regulatory framework grants a three-month period to companies for regulating all existing towers. Meanwhile, […]
State-run operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has launched its first Aadhaar Seva Kendra in Uttarakhand at Cross Road CSC with the aim to providing free Aadhaar services to the residents of Uttarakhand. The state-run operator […]
VIL’s enterprise arm, Vodafone Idea Business Services (VIBS) has partnered with Microsoft to offer connectivity to Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing facility. The partnership will allow customers to establish private, secure and high performance multi-protocol […]
Microsoft plans to launch artificial intelligence (AI) digital labs in India to train 150,000 students. The labs will be launched in association with 10 higher educational institutions as part of a three-year programme. According to […]
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has approved Wistron’s plan worth Rs 50.91 billion to manufacture high-end Apple devices in India. The move is expected to propel the government’s Make in India initiative. At […]
The CERC has allowed Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (Powergrid) to offer its electricity towers to telecom companies in order to address the issue of deficiency of telecom coverage in remote areas. Powergrid will […]
Wipro has partnered with IIT Kharagpur for undertaking research on 5G and artificial intelligence. Meanwhile, Wipro has also launched its Industrial Internet of Things Centre of Excellence in Kochi.
Facebook has launched its Facebook Hubs initiative to foster innovation and support start-ups. This initiative will extend support for start-ups, developers, small and medium businesses, creators, and jobseekers by hosting mentor hours and conducting training, […]
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has collaborated with Microsoft India to roll out the latter’s cloud-based solution Project Sangam that seeks to train stakeholders on the Swachh Bharat e-learning portal. Project Sangam […]
Xiaomi has launched its seventh smartphone manufacturing plant in India in Tamil Nadu. The manufacturing plant has been launched in partnership with Flex Limited. Meanwhile, Xiaomi has also launched its Mi Pay app for MIUI […]
Apple has begun manufacturing the iPhone 7 in Bengaluru for its Indian customers. The manufacturing is being done by Wistron, a Taiwanese contract manufacturer, that has also been manufacturing the iPhone SE and 6s models […]
Consumer Unity and Trust Society International and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi have collaboratively designed a new application that seeks to improve consumer awareness about the quality of service (QoS) provided by different telecom […]
A consortium led by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) will be executing the Kerela Fibre Optic Network (K-FON) project worth Rs 10.28 billion. The K-FON project aims to build state-wide infrastructure that provides connectivity to all […]
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released a consultation paper for reviewing terms and conditions for registration of other service providers (OSPs). Through the consultation paper, TRAI has sought stakeholder views on multiple […]
Hughes Communications India Limited (HCIL) has been selected by BSNL as the system integrator to enable satellite broadband connectivity in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep. As part of this partnership, HCIL has supplied […]