5G captive networks: Telcos threaten boycott over nod to Big Tech

Even before the bids are called, 5G auctions are fast turning out to be a turf battle between the well-heeled telecom operators such as Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea and the new-age Big Tech such as Google, Amazon, TCS and Cisco as the two sides fight over the issue of deploying high-speed private networks … Read more

Tejas acquires a 5g equipment company

Tejas is acquiring 100% of Saankhya Labs (SL), a Bengaluru headquartered Company focused on developing telecom products and equipment. Key points to note – Acquisition is in two stages 1st stage – 64.40% for Rs 283.94 crore cash to be completed in 90 days 2nd stage – Balance 35.60% after 1st stage through merger or … Read more

PMO eyes August 15 for 5G initial roll-out

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has written to sectoral regulator TRAI to expedite submitting its recommendations on spectrum auctions. This follows a request from the Prime Minister’s Office to work towards the initial launch of 5G by August 15. “In reference to decision/action points emanating from deliberations of a monitoring group, the PMO has requested … Read more

Major US airline CEOs warn 5G could ground some planes, wreak havoc

The chief executives of major US passenger and cargo carriers on Monday warned of an impending “catastrophic” aviation crisis on Wednesday when AT&T and Verizon are set to deploy new 5G service. The airlines warned the new C-Band 5G service could potentially make a significant number of widebody aircraft unusable and “could potentially strand tens … Read more

Explained | Will U.S. directives on 5G use impact flights?

Can expansion of 5G networks and aviation co-exist in a safe manner? What has the FAA directed? The story so far: On December 7, 2021, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued two airworthiness directives (with effect from December 9, 2021) that are to create a framework as well as gather more information about the … Read more