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Union Minister for Communications and Electronics & Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw

Govt to install 25,000 telecom towers in next 500 days: Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

Oct 01, 2022

Ashwini Vaishnaw said, "As far as connectivity is concerned, states have to do heavy lifting in improving connectivity in the states."

The 'Big 3' of Indian telecom industry - Kumar Mangalam Birla, Mukesh Ambani and Sunil Bharti Mital

The 'Big 3' of Indian telecom reiterate their commitment to 5G rollout

Oct 01, 2022

India Mobile Congress 2022: The launch of the sixth edition of the country’s marquee telecom and technology event drew a record crowd of more than 3,000 for the inauguration ceremony.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks while inaugurating 5G services in India. Hardik Chhabra/India Today GroupPhoto

5G launch in India: Vodafone Idea displays Digital Twin solution at a construction site

Oct 01, 2022

At the launch of the 5G rollout in India, leading telecom companies displayed 5G used cases in India. Vodafone Idea displayed how 5G and Digital Twin technology can be used to monitor a construction tunnel site remotely.

Modi highlighted that India is No. 2 in manufacturing mobile phones and that India is also exporting mobile phones.

5G launched in India: PM Modi says 5G services a major step for Digital India, Aatmanirbhar Bharat

Oct 01, 2022

5G launched in India: PM Modi added that the utility of 5G is not limited to facilitating day-to-day activities, but rather, it is coming as a force to change life altogether.

5G services launched in India by PM Modi

5G launched in India: 'India will lead the Industry 4.0 revolution,' says PM Modi

Oct 01, 2022

PM Modi launched 5G in India: The fifth generation or 5G services is expected to bring new economic opportunities as well as societal benefits to the nation.

MTNL is reeling under a total debt of Rs 27,330 crore

MTNL fails to pay Rs 35.15 cr interest to Union Bank of India

Sep 01, 2022

MTNL has a total outstanding loan of Rs 5,849.71 crore to be paid to Union Bank of India.

VIL acquired spectrum worth Rs 18,800 crore, which includes radiowaves in the mid band

Vi 5G launch to depend on use case, customers demand, competitive dynamics

Aug 30, 2022

Vi Managing Director and CEO Ravinder Takker said that the promoters of the company have invested Rs 4,940 crore and the company is in active discussion with investors for fundraise.

How Reliance's ambitious 5G rollout plans can change India's digital story (Photo: Reuters)

How Reliance's ambitious 5G rollout plans can change India's digital story

Aug 29, 2022

With spectrum and a Rs 2 lakh crore capex outlay, the options appear to be unlimited across consumer and enterprise segments.

While Jio has teamed up with Meta to develop ultra-affordable 5G solutions, its collaboration with Google focuses on developing affordable 5G smartphones and utilising Google Cloud for consumer benefit. 

RIL AGM: Reliance Jio to partner with Qualcomm to provide made-in-India 5G network

Aug 29, 2022

Qualcomm CEO Cristian Amon noted, “As India celebrates 75 years of Independence, with Reliance Jio, we’re committed to developing the digital infrastructure that enables the success of citizens and businesses, and achieves the New India.”

5G service will be available in most part of the country in 2-3 years: Ashwini Vaishnaw (Photo: ANI)

5G service will be available in most part of the country in 2-3 years: Ashwini Vaishnaw

Aug 25, 2022

The government has also notified new Right of Way Rules which clarifies charges to be levied on laying of telecom cables, accessing street furniture like electric poles and boundary walls etc.

 Ashwini Vaishnaw urged telcos to prepare for 5g launch across the country

5G spectrum: Govt issues assignment letters; telcos asked to prepare for launch

Aug 18, 2022

Union IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that the Centre has issued a spectrum assignment letter for 5G network and the government has requested telecom service providers (telcos) to prepare for 5G launch

DoT gets Rs 17,876 cr from telecom operators as upfront payment for 5G spectrum

DoT gets Rs 17,876 cr from telecom operators as upfront payment for 5G spectrum

Aug 17, 2022

Reliance Jio has made payment of Rs 7,864.78 crore, Vodafone Idea Rs 1,679.98 crore and Adani Data Networks Rs 18.94 crore.

"This will be one of the biggest rollouts in our history," Bharti Airtel managing director and CEO Gopal Vittal said during the company's earning call.

'Airtel to launch 5G services this month, cover every town by 2024'

Aug 09, 2022

Bharti Airtel managing director and CEO Gopal Vittal also said that the price of mobile services in India is very low and needs to go up.

Bharti Airtel Q1 results

Bharti Airtel Q1 results: Net profit surges 466% to Rs 1,607 cr, ARPU grows to Rs 183

Aug 08, 2022

The company's consolidated revenue from operations rose to Rs 32,805 crore for the quarter ended June 30, from Rs 26,854crore in the same period last year, according to a regulatory filing. 

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Indian Army to use 5G to boost frontline troops communication

Aug 06, 2022

On August 1, India's biggest ever auction of telecom spectrum -- 5G -- received a record Rs 1.5 trillion of bids, with Mukesh Ambani's Jio cornering nearly half of all the airwaves sold with an Rs 88,078 crore bid.

5G smartphone shipments grew 163% YoY in Q2 2022

5G smartphone shipments grew 163% YoY in Q2 2022

Aug 04, 2022

According to CyberMedia Research, 5G smartphone shipments grew 7 per cent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) and 163 per cent year-on-year (YoY) in Q2 2022.

 Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

Spectrum allocation by Aug 10, expect to roll-out 5G by October: Vaishnaw

Aug 04, 2022

Rationalising the expense of 5G and the price of tariff, Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw explained that India is the second largest manufacturers of mobile phones in the world and close to 25-30 per cent of these are already 5G-enabled.

Takkar currently MD and CEO of VIL, "will bring in his vast experience of over three decades in guiding the company, in his role as Chairman".

Vodafone Idea elevates Ravinder Takkar as Chairman, Himanshu Kapania to step down

Aug 03, 2022

VIL reported narrowing of losses to Rs 7,296.7 crore in Q1 FY23. The telco's loss stood at Rs 7,319.1 crore in the year-ago period.

5G auction: Monetising spectrum gains will be key to telcos’ 5G success

5G auction: Monetising spectrum gains will be key to telcos’ 5G success

Aug 03, 2022

The 5G spectrum auctions concluded with a total spectrum of 51,236 MHz being auctioned for more than Rs 1.5 lakh crore.

Vodafone Idea Q1 results

Vodafone Idea net loss narrows YoY to Rs 7,297 cr in June quarter

Aug 03, 2022

The telecom's revenue from operations increased 13.7 per cent to Rs 10,410.10 crore in the quarter under review as against Rs 9,152.3 crore a year ago.

Airtel to start 5G deployment from this month, signs pacts with Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung (Photo: Reuters)

Airtel to start 5G deployment from this month, signs pacts with Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung

Aug 03, 2022

Airtel was the second highest bidder in the recently-concluded 5G spectrum auctions while its close rival Reliance Jio acquired the top bidding with 24,740 MHz spectrum worth Rs 88,078 crore.