Jio 5G launch in India: 5G rollout plans for 1,000 Indian cities completed

Reliance Jio was the highest bidder at the recently concluded spectrum auction and grabbed the premium 700MHz band, which is claimed to provide better coverage using lesser towers. Post the auction, newly appointed Jio Chairman Akash Ambani also announced that the company would celebrate the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ with the 5G rollout, hinting at … Read more

Airtel 5G in India launch in August, full country coverage by 2024: Airtel CEO

Airtel 5G India rollout starting in August 5G is here, and Bharti Airtel could soon become one of India’s first telcos to roll out its services, as per new reports. According to a top official at Airtel, the company could launch its 5G services as soon as this month.  Bharti Airtel successfully bid for a … Read more

5G launch date in India tipped: PM Modi might launch 5G on this date

This falls in line with the October timeline mentioned by telecom minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. Previously, the 5G network was expected to launch on August 15th at Red Fort on India’s 75th Independence Day by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 5G network launch in India According to a report from The Hindu BusinessLine, the 5G network launch … Read more

5G auction day 2 roundup: Bids cross Rs 1.49 trillion, 5G services India launch likely in October

On Wednesday, the auction ended with intense bidding in the mid-band (C-band) (3.3 – 3.67 GHz) and high band (26 GHz). The government expects the sale to close on day 3 – Thursday. As previously mentioned, the 5G services could debut by October, and the government will allocate the spectrum following the August 14th deadline. … Read more

5G auction in India: Companies bid over record Rs 1.45 crore on the first day

The auction for spectrum offers various frequency bands: low-band: 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz, and 2500 MHz. mid-band (C-band): 3.3 GHz to 3.67 GHz. high-band: 26 GHz. 5G auction in India The first day of the auction had four rounds of bidding for the mid and … Read more

5G auction in India today: Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel expected to be top bidders

5G auction in India Reliance Jio, the market leader in telecom, is anticipated to be the most active competitor, followed by Bharti Airtel. Experts predict(via) that struggling Vodafone Idea will bid for a small number of airwaves, likely in its 17 priority markets. Further, Adani would probably purchase a small spectrum for its captive network. … Read more

Global Smartphone, PC Shipments Expected to Decline in 2022 Amid Inflation, China Slowdown: Gartner

China’s slowing economy and an inflation-driven drop in consumer spending are expected to drag down global shipments of computers and smartphones this year, according to research firm Gartner. Shipments to China – the world’s biggest smartphone market – are expected to shrink by 18 percent as demand takes a beating from strict COVID-19 curbs that … Read more

Huawei, ZTE to Face Ban in Canada for National Security, Country Joins Five Eyes Intelligence-Sharing Network

Canada on Thursday said it plans to ban the use of China’s Huawei and ZTE 5G gear to protect national security, joining the rest of the so-called Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network. “We intend to exclude Huawei and ZTE from our 5G networks,” Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne told reporters in Ottawa. “Providers who already have this equipment installed … Read more