LG showcases next-gen 6G THz data transmission, reception

LG has announced that it has successfully tested wireless transmission and reception of 6G terahertz (THz) data – at a frequency range of 155 to 175 GHz – over a distance of 320 meters outdoors. Continue reading “LG showcases next-gen 6G THz data transmission, reception”

USB4 version 2.0 specification confirmed, offers 80 Gbps speed

USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has published USB4 Version 2.0 specification. This is a major update to the first version that was announced in 2019. It is still based on the Thunderbolt protocol specification. Continue reading “USB4 version 2.0 specification confirmed, offers 80 Gbps speed”

Jio 5G to roll out in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata by Diwali

At the 45th annual general meeting (AGM), Reliance Jio announced that it will roll out 5G services based on standalone (SA) architecture in multiple key cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata by Diwali, which is by the end of October. Mukesh Ambani also said that the company will deliver 5G to every town of India by December 2023. Continue reading “Jio 5G to roll out in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata by Diwali”

Nearly 90% of Indian smartphone users want to upgrade to 5G: Ookla

Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio), Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea (Vi), and infrastructure company Adani Group were the four participants in the 5G auction in India. They paid a combined total of Rs 1.5 trillion (US$ 19 billion) for spectrum in the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 3300 MHz, and 26 GHz frequency bands. Continue reading “Nearly 90% of Indian smartphone users want to upgrade to 5G: Ookla”

Airtel 5G deployment to begin this August

Nokia today signed a partnership with top telecom operator Bharti Airtel for the implementation of 5G radio access networks (RAN). This multi-year agreement comes on the heels of the recently concluded 5G spectrum auctions and the allocation of pan-India spectrum to Bharti Airtel, demonstrating the company’s commitment to ushering India into the 5G era. To recall, in India’s 5G auction, Airtel acquired 5G spectrum worth Rs. 43,084 crore. Continue reading “Airtel 5G deployment to begin this August”

India 5G auction: Jio acquires spectrum worth Rs. 88,078 crore, Rs. 43,084 crore for Airtel, Vi spends Rs. 18,784 crore

5G spectrum auction ended today after 40 rounds, and the government received bids worth Rs. 1,50,173 crore for 71% of total 5G spectrum bid. A total of 72097.85 MHz of spectrum in various Low (600 MHz, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz), Mid (3300 MHz) and High (26 GHz) frequency bands with a validity period of 20 years was put to auction. Continue reading “India 5G auction: Jio acquires spectrum worth Rs. 88,078 crore, Rs. 43,084 crore for Airtel, Vi spends Rs. 18,784 crore”

India 5G spectrum auction ends as it raises over 1.5 lakh crore for the government

After the end of the India’s first 5G spectrum auction that extended into seven days and 40 rounds, government got bids worth Rs. 1,50,173 core, according to a PTI report. The final amount is being tallied. This substantially exceeded pre-bid estimates of Rs. 85,000 crore. Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel Ltd, Vodafone Idea, and Adani Enterprises Ltd took part in the auction. Continue reading “India 5G spectrum auction ends as it raises over 1.5 lakh crore for the government”

Vi Shows 1 Gbps 5G Download Speed in Bhopal Smart City using 5G Small Cell Deployment

Vi achieves 5.92 Gbps download speed during mmWave 5G trials

TRAI has been testing 5G readiness in different parts of the country with small cells and aerial fibre. As part of these trials by TRAI, Vodafone Idea (Vi) successfully tested the use of street furniture for small cells and aerial fibre deployment in Bhopal Smart City with a 5G download speed of 1Gbps on mobile handsets at four locations in Bhopal: New Market, Jyoti Square, Prabhat Petrol Pump, and Inter State Bus Terminus. Continue reading “Vi Shows 1 Gbps 5G Download Speed in Bhopal Smart City using 5G Small Cell Deployment”

Bluetooth LE Audio specifications complete

Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the trade association that oversees Bluetooth technology, announced today the completion of the specification defining LE Audio, the next generation of Bluetooth audio. This new standard was announced in 2020, and it has just been completed. Bluetooth LE Audio enhances wireless audio performance, adds hearing aid support, and debuts Auracast broadcast audio, a new Bluetooth capability. It is also included in Android 13. Continue reading “Bluetooth LE Audio specifications complete”

Govt launches PLI for design-led manufacturing of telecom equipments to develop 5G ecosystem in India

Department of Telecommunications(DoT) announced Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme on 24th February 2021, with a financial outlay of Rs, 12,195 Crores. A total of 31 companies, comprising 16 MSMEs and 15 Non-MSMEs including 8 Domestic and 7 Global companies were given approval on 14th October 2021. Continue reading “Govt launches PLI for design-led manufacturing of telecom equipments to develop 5G ecosystem in India”

India 5G spectrum auction approved by the cabinet

After delays, the government today announced that the Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to conduct the spectrum auction, through which spectrum will be assigned to the successful bidders for providing 5G services to public and enterprises. Continue reading “India 5G spectrum auction approved by the cabinet”

Reliance Jio launches 4G mobile services near Pangong Lake in Ladakh

Reliance Jio has officially launched 4G mobile services in Spangmik village near Pangong Lake in Ladakh and the company claims it is the first to provide 4G mobile connectivity in the area. Mobile Connectivity in the Ladakh and Leh regions is limited due to the geography, extreme weather, and government restrictions due to proximity to the international border.

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India 5G spectrum auction could be delayed again

India’s 5G rollout is already behind schedule due to delay in the spectrum auction, and it now appears that the auction will be delayed even further, resulting in even more delays in 5G rollout. The competing interests of telecom service providers (TSPs) and technology giants seeking private networks appear to have slowed the auctioning of 5G spectrum, causing the delay, according to a recent The Hindu Businessline report.  Continue reading “India 5G spectrum auction could be delayed again”

India’s first indigenous 5G testbed launched

At the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi launched India’s first indigenous 5G test bed. Talking at the event, he said that this is an important step toward self-reliance in critical and modern technology in the telecom sector. Continue reading “India’s first indigenous 5G testbed launched”