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Indian telcos urge government not to allow enterprises to run 5G networks

The government of India is still evaluating if enterprises will be allowed to have their own 5G infrastructure The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has told the Government of India that local carriers will not have incentives to deploy 5G networks if authorities allowed...

India considers use of power infrastructure for 5G small cells deployments

The Goverment of India is expected to initiate the 5G auctions in June India’s Department of Telecom (DoT) may use infrastructure owned by power distributors for the deployment of 5G small cells nationwide, according to Indian press reports. As part of the initiative, the government will...

India expects first 6G networks by the end of the decade: Report

India's Prime Minister said that a 6G task force has already started work to achieve this goal The Indian government is expecting the initial rollouts of 6G networks by the end of the decade, local newspaper Business Standard reported, citing Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to...

Indian government may further reduce the price of 5G frequencies: Report

Local regulator TRAI has recommended a cut in the base price of 5G spectrum by nearly 39% compared to the initial recommended price The government on India may further reduce the base price of 5G frequencies for the upcoming auction, local press reported Telecom Minister...

India’s state-run telco BSNL to launch 4G, 5G NSA in August: Report

BSNL aims to launch its 5G SA network in India in the third quarter of 2023 India’s state-owned telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) expects to launch commercial 4G services as well as its 5G network in Non-Standalone (NSA) mode in August, local newspaper The...

Indian government confirms 5G auction for 2022

India seems to be set to auction new frequencies to allow local telcos to launch 5G services as the nation’s Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled plans for an auction later this year. The official confirmed that operators are expected to launch...

Indian operators urge government to reduce reserve price for 5G spectrum

Indian telecom operators have submitted comments to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) asking the government to cut the reserve price for 5G spectrum, according to local press reports. Operators are saying that the reserve price for the 5G spectrum needs to be cut...

India expects initial 5G launches to occur in August 2022: Report

The government of India expects local operators to launch 5G service in some parts of the country by mid-August 2022, local newspaper Business Standard reported. According to the report, a source with knowledge of the matter said that a limited 5G launch is possible by...

India likely to carry out 5G spectrum auction in April or May 2022: Report

The Indian government is expected to award frequencies for the provision of 5G services in April or May 2022, Indian press reported, citing the country’s Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. Vaishnaw said that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), which looks at the structure of...

Indian regulator unlikely to lower 5G spectrum reserve price: Report

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) may not change the existing reserve price of spectrum in the 3.3-3.6 GHz band for the launch of commercial 5G services in the country, Indian newspaper The Economic Times reported, citing a source with knowledge of the...

India to reach 330 million 5G subscribers in 2026: Ericsson

5G subscriptions in India are forecast to reach 330 million in 2026, according to Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report. This technology will account 26% of total mobile subscriptions in the Asian country by that year, the Swedish vendor said. Meanwhile, 4G subscriptions in India are forecast to...

Covid-19 pandemic could delay 5G launch in India: Bharti Airtel

The Covid-19 pandemic would potentially delay the launch of 5G technology in India, Gopal Vittal, CEO of Indian telecommunications company Bharti Airtel said during a press conference. India has been struggling for several months with a national wave of COVID-19 infections that has overwhelmed hospitals...

India authorizes 5G trials with four vendors

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has authorized local carriers to carry out trials of 5G technology in the country. In a statement, DoT said that the permits were given to Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Vodafone Idea and MTNL, which will carry out these 5G...

India’s DoT likely to ask regulator to lower price of 5G spectrum: Report

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is expected to ask the country’s telecoms regulator to lower the minimum price for the auction of 5G airwaves, Indian newspaper Mint reported, citing an official with knowledge of the matter. Local carriers have been insisting that the floor price...

Four key 5G spectrum auctions to watch in 2021

Australia, India, Brazil and the U.K. have spectrum auctions planned throughout 2021 As 5G deployments accelerate globally, regulators still need to award key 5G frequencies to allow carriers to provide high-capacity services and, in some cases, provide a broader coverage in certain geographies. Here we...

Bharti Airtel may skip India’s 5G spectrum auction due to high prices

  Indian telecom group Bharti Airtel may not participate in the country’s upcoming spectrum auction, which includes 5G airwaves, due to the high prices set by the Indian government. India expects to award spectrum worth about $74 billion in an auction scheduled in the first quarter...

Indian carriers may boycott 5G spectrum auction: Report

  Indian carriers Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea will probably not take part in the country’s 5G spectrum sale scheduled to take place in the second half of the year, if the telecom regulator fails to lower current recommended reserve prices, local newspaper Economic Times...

Launch of first fuel cell powered telecom tower announced

Delta Power Solutions, a part of Taiwan-based Delta Group, has announced the launch of first fuel cell powered telecom tower for Ideal Cellular in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Crisil: India telecom operator profits to rise 5% in 2 years

The operating profitability of the mobile players like Airtel, Idea, Vodafone, Tata Teleservices and Sistema Shyam Teleservices will improve by 5% in the next two years, according to credit rating agency Crisil.

Telenor looking for new India partner; seeks compensation from Unitech

Norway-based Telenor Group has said that the strategic partnership with Unitech Limited does not have a future, and it therefore will start the process of looking for a new Indian partner. 

India Telecom Tracker: Feb. 15, 2012

The Indian government has set up a committee to select the new chairman for the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

TRAI seeks industry view on mobile call charges cap; telcos fume

TRAI Chairman Dr J S Sarma stated that some of the recent developments have indicated there is perhaps a need to review the policy of forbearance in telecom tariffs.

TRAI begins process of spectrum auction post-2G verdict

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Friday released a pre-consultation paper on 'Allocation of Spectrum in 2G band in 22 Service Areas by auction' following the Supreme Court of India's order cancelling 122 2G licenses.

India’s mobile subscriber base at 893.84 million

The latest figures reveal that the total wireless (GSM, CMDA and FWP) subscriber base in the country has increased from 884.37 million in November 2011 to 893.84 million at the end of December 2011.

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