Tejas gets selected by Airtel for optical network expansion

Tejas will supply, install and support it’s optical transmission products for extending Airtel’s optical networks towards the edge, supporting 5G, business-to-business (B2B) services and broadband applications. Key points to note – Tatas (through a subsidiary of Tata Sons) recently (July 2021) acquired a controlling 43.55% stake in Tejas for Rs 1,884 crore at Rs 258/ … Read more

AGR deferment has resuscitated the idea of a three-player market: Analysts

The government’s four-year breather to telecom companies from paying spectrum and adjusted gross revenue (AGR) has fired up the telecom stocks at the bourses in the past two trading sessions. While most brokerages have given a thumbs up to the development and suggest the provisions give some breathing space to Vodafone Idea (VI) – at … Read more

Successful Launch Brings OneWeb Closer to ‘Five to 50’ Ambition

OneWeb confirms successful launch and contact with all 36 satellites, bringing total in-orbit constellation to 218 satellites. One launch away from providing connectivity to regions north of the 50th parallel. Customer service on track to begin at the end of the year LONDON, May 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, … Read more

Dixon, Bharti Enterprises to form JV for manufacturing telecom products

Dixon Technologies, a contract manufacturer in electronic goods, on Wednesday said it has entered into a pact with Bharti Enterprises to form a joint venture to manufacture of telecom and networking products. “Dixon has entered into memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Bharti Enterprises to form a joint venture (JV), the company said in a regulatory … Read more

OneWeb launches 36 satellites; to offer hi-speed internet from 2021 end

Bharti Global and UK government on Friday said their joint venture OneWeb — a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications operator — launched 36 satellites from the Vostochny cosmodrome in Russia. This takes the total in-orbit constellation to 110 satellites, part of OneWeb’s 648 LEO satellite fleet that will deliver high-speed, low-latency global connectivity, a … Read more

Spectrum auction: Cabinet approves next round of spectrum auction | India Business News

The Union Cabinet has approved the next round of spectrum auction, information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday. The minister said that the cabinet has approved relief for sugarcane farmers, improvement in electricity infrastructure in North Eastern states and the auction of spectrum. The Digital Communications Commission, the apex decision making body of … Read more

In-flight WiFi – may not be very far off !

Air travel and glitch-free internet access are often considered mutually exclusive, thanks to the technical difficulties associated with making WiFi work at 40,000 feet. For the airlines, a satisfying online experience is even more elusive. The hardware, software, maintenance and inability to easily switch service providers combine for a very expensive headache. But there may … Read more