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Vodafone Idea seeks bank loans to expand 4G, deploy 5G

June 19, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

India’s third-largest telecom operator, Vodafone Idea, announced its intention to borrow INR 230 billion ($2.75 billion) in term loans and sought an additional INR 100 billion in bank guarantees, according to a report by The Economic Times. With this funding, […]


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Indian telco Vodafone Idea to launch 5G by July-August: Report

January 31, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

Indian carrier Vodafone Idea expects to launch its 5G service within the next six to seven months, local newspaper The Economic Times reported. Vodafone Idea CEO Akshaya Moondra recently told investors during an earnings call that the operator is in […]


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Jio to launch 5G lab in India with OnePlus

January 26, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

Reliance Jio Infocomm and Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer OnePlus announced a strategic partnership with the aim of boosting 5G technologies across India. This collaboration aims to bring together the technological innovation and infrastructure of Jio and OnePlus to unlock new […]


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India sets lower revenue target for upcoming 5G spectrum auction

January 25, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) set a lower revenue target for a planned spectrum auction in March, because local carriers have enough frequencies and will chiefly focus on renewing their existing frequencies in regions where they are expiring, according to […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

DoT seeks explanations for 5G rollout delays in India

January 24, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has sent notices to local operators Vodafone Idea and Adani Data Networks, seeking an explanation as to why fines should not levied on them for failing to meet the minimum rollout obligations stipulated on 5G […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

India set to export locally-developed 4G, 5G stacks in 2024: Report

January 23, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

The government of India is looking to start exporting a full range of indigenously-designed 4G and 5G stacks in 2024, according to local press reports. The reports noted that the move is a key part of the government’s policy to […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

BSNL targets market share of 20% in India with its 4G rollout

January 10, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

Indian state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is targeting a 20% market share of the country’s overall mobile market by the end of 2024 by accelerating the rollout of its 4G network, local press reported. The reports noted that the […]


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India to reach 130 million 5G subscriber by end-2023: Ericsson

December 4, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

5G subscriptions in India are expected to reach 130 million by the end of 2023 and are forecast to grow to 860 million by 2029, according to the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility report. Ericsson noted that 5G subscriptions […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Ericsson launches 6G initiative in India

October 30, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Swedish vendor Ericsson announced the launch of its “India 6G” program with the formation of an India 6G Research team in its Chennai R&D Center. In a release, Ericsson noted that it currently has three R&D facilities in India: in […]


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Reliance Jio demos satellite-based fiber service for remote regions

October 27, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Indian operator Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited demonstrated what it claims to be India’s first satellite-based giga fiber service dubbed JioSpaceFiber at India Mobile Congress 2023. The telco said the new offering aims to provide high-speed broadband services to hard-to-reach geographies […]


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InterDigital signs 6G research agreement in India

September 28, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) has announced a research partnership with U.S. company InterDigital with the aim of developing 6G enabling technologies that impact future wireless standards. As part of the partnership, InterDigital will sponsor research and innovation […]


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Jio seeks $2 billion funding to acquire Ericsson gear for 5G rollout

September 6, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

India’s largest telecom operator, Reliance Jio Infocomm, is seeking to raise up to $2 billion in loans with French bank BNP Paribas as lead arranger of the initiative that will help fund the purchase of 5G network gear from Swedish […]


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BSNL already offering 4G in limited areas across India: Report

March 30, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Indian state-owned telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) has already launched 4G services in a few locations across India and expects to expand its 4G footprint in the coming months, local press reported. The telco expects to cover all telecom […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Reliance Jio’s 5G infra reaches 365 cities across India

March 16, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Indian operator Reliance Jio Infocomm announced the launch of 5G services across 34 cities in 10 states, taking the total of towns and cities covered by its 5G network infrastructure to 365, the telco said in a release. The cities […]


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Indian telcos already deployed 102,215 5G base stations: report

March 15, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Indian operators Reliance Jio Infocomm and Bharti Airtel have already deployed 102,215 5G base stations across the country, local press reported, citing data from India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT). According to the report, the state with the highest number of […]


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BSNL to launch 4G in India next month: Report

March 13, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Indian state-owned telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) is expecting to launch commercial 4G services next month, Indian newspaper Financial Express reported. According to the reports, the telco is already receiving equipment from a consortium led by compatriot company Tata Consultancy […]


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Airtel expands 5G footprint in India with coverage in 125 new cities

March 8, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Indian operator Bharti Airtel continues to rapidly expand its 5G footprint in the country with the launch of 5G in 125 cities across the Asian nation. In a release, the Indian carrier said its “Airtel 5G Plus” service is now […]


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India to reach full coverage with 5G tech by end-2024: Report

March 7, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

India will achieve 100% coverage for 5G services by the end of December 2024, local press reported, citing the country’s communications minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw. The official said that telecom operators Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio Infocomm aim to complete their […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

GSMA urges India to use 6 GHz for 5G

February 22, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Industry association GSMA has reiterated that India should identify and support 6 GHz spectrum for the expansion of 5G services across the country, local newspaper The Economic Times reported. In a letter to India’s communications minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, the GSMA […]


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Nine countries show interest in Indian 4G-5G stack: Report

February 21, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

India’s communications minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw, said that at least nine countries have showed interest in a locally developed 4G and 5G technology stack, making India a potential telecom technology exporter. During The Economic Times Global Business Summit (GBS) 2023, the […]