Posts tagged with: India

India delays 5G spectrum auction, extends 5G trials

Recent developments in India indicate that the 5G spectrum auction is likely to be held only in the second half of 2022. Recently, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has approved the telcos’ request for extension of 5G trials. Effectively, this...

Indian government spends $447M to propel its own telecom vendors

Earlier this month, the Indian Government’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) approved 31 proposals entailing an investment of $447 million (INR 33450 million) over the next 4.5 years, as part of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for telecom and networking...

Jio has installed 4M macro cells, plans to resell its technology

Here’s a rather phenomenal fact: Reliance Jio has been in operation as a wireless carrier in India for just five years, and it already covers 99% of the country’s population with 4G LTE. It has also erected four million macro...

Indian government throws a lifeline to Vodafone and other telcos

The Indian telecom industry has welcomed the relief measures announced by the government earlier this week, establishing a four-year moratorium period on dues and adjusting the definition of adjusted gross revenue (AGR). The industry has been in distress for several years...

India’s Bharti Airtel taps Intel for 4G, 5G vRAN

Intel and Bharti Airtel announced a collaboration toward virtualized radio access network (vRAN) and open RAN technology on Airtel’s path to 5G. The companies announced that they will work to evolve Airtel’s networks from “fixed-function equipment” to virtualized cloud-native deployments...

American Tower eyes growth from C-Band, India

American Tower’s name implies that the company provides towers in America, obviously, but the company actually considers itself a global communications infrastructure provider. Looking to the future, American Tower’s CEO Tom Bartlett said the company is eyeing revenues from C-Band...

India’s Jio sets 5G sights for second half of 2021

Mukesh Ambani, chairman of India’s Reliance Industries, on Tuesday said policy steps are necessary to speed up the rollout of 5G and indicated Jio Platforms would make moves on 5G next year. “Policy steps are needed to accelerate early rollouts...