Ericsson and OPPO sign cross-license 5G patent deal

Ericsson has announced that it has signed a new patent cross-license agreement with OPPO, covering patents essential to standards for cellular technologies, including 5G. Continue reading “Ericsson and OPPO sign cross-license 5G patent deal”

Spectrum Auction 2023-24: Airtel, Vi and Jio acquire spectrum worth Rs. 11,340 crore

After the end of the India’s spectrum auction for 2023-24 that ended after 2 days and 7 rounds, the government got bids worth Rs. 11,340 core for a total quantum of 141.4 MHz spectrum (26.5%). Continue reading “Spectrum Auction 2023-24: Airtel, Vi and Jio acquire spectrum worth Rs. 11,340 crore”

India sees 5G page load speeds 23-33% faster than 4G: Ookla

Ookla has released its latest 5G quality of experience data, analyzing page load speeds on three popular services in nine major countries during Q1 2024. Continue reading “India sees 5G page load speeds 23-33% faster than 4G: Ookla”

HCLTech and Hewlett Packard Enterprise collaborate on private 5G offerings in India

HCLTech has announced a strategic global partnership with Athonet, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company specializing in mobile core network technology. Continue reading “HCLTech and Hewlett Packard Enterprise collaborate on private 5G offerings in India”

5G download speed in India declines to 280.7 Mbps in Q4 2023: Opensignal

In Q4 2023, India’s average 5G download speed dropped to 280.7 Mbps from 304 Mbps in Q1 2023, according to Opensignal. This decline is attributed to a significant increase in 5G data consumption. Continue reading “5G download speed in India declines to 280.7 Mbps in Q4 2023: Opensignal”

DoT defers spectrum auction by 19 days to June 25

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has issued an amendment which says that the new date for “start of the live auction” has been changed to June 25th from June 6th. Continue reading “DoT defers spectrum auction by 19 days to June 25”

Jio deposits Rs. 3,000 crore earnest money ahead of spectrum auction

Ahead of the spectrum auction, which is scheduled to commence on June 6th, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has released the amount of earnest money deposit (EMD) bank guarantee by the applicants, Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea (Vi) that have submitted their applications earlier this month. Continue reading “Jio deposits Rs. 3,000 crore earnest money ahead of spectrum auction”

Jio, Airtel, Vodafone Idea submit bids for 5G spectrum auction on June 6

The three major private telecom companies in India – Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone Idea (Vi) – have submitted their applications for the upcoming spectrum auction, reports Economic Times. Continue reading “Jio, Airtel, Vodafone Idea submit bids for 5G spectrum auction on June 6”

Samsung Galaxy S24 series dominates 5G download speeds in India: Ookla

Ookla has shared insights on how the Samsung Galaxy S24 family compares with earlier models in terms of 5G speed and latency during its initial weeks on the market (February 1 – March 24, 2024). This analysis covers various regions globally, including India. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S24 series dominates 5G download speeds in India: Ookla”

India secures 14th place in global 5G rankings with a 301.86 Mbps download speed: Ookla

Ookla has shared its report on India’s 5G performance and user experience, evaluating the progress since the inception of the first 5G network in 2022. Continue reading “India secures 14th place in global 5G rankings with a 301.86 Mbps download speed: Ookla”

5G adoption drives 3.6x more usage than 4G in India: Nokia MBiT 2024

Nokia released its annual Mobile Broadband Index (MBiT), focusing on the Indian market. The report highlighted a significant surge in mobile data usage with the introduction of 5G technology. Continue reading “5G adoption drives 3.6x more usage than 4G in India: Nokia MBiT 2024”

Global 5G download speeds up 17% YoY in 2023: Ookla

Ookla Speedtest Intelligence has released new data highlighting the ongoing growth of 5G networks worldwide. Particularly noteworthy is the significant increase in 5G coverage in India throughout 2023. Continue reading “Global 5G download speeds up 17% YoY in 2023: Ookla”

Nokia and vivo sign cross-license 5G patent deal, resolve dispute

Nokia has announced that it has signed a new patent cross-license agreement with vivo, covering both parties’ fundamental inventions in cellular technologies. This also ends the long dispute between Nokia and vivo in all jurisdictions over patent payments. Continue reading “Nokia and vivo sign cross-license 5G patent deal, resolve dispute”

Bharat 5G Portal for Quantum, 6G research and more launched

Dr. Neeraj Mittal, Chairman of the Digital Communications Commission and Secretary of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) at the Ministry of Communications, launched the “Bharat 5G Portal – an integrated platform” at the Bharat Telecom 2024 – An Exclusive International Business Expo. Continue reading “Bharat 5G Portal for Quantum, 6G research and more launched”

OPPO, Nokia resolve dispute with cross-license 5G patent deal

Nokia has announced that it has signed a new patent cross-license agreement with OPPO, covering both parties’ fundamental inventions in 5G and other cellular technologies. This also ends the long dispute between Nokia and OPPO over patent payments. Continue reading “OPPO, Nokia resolve dispute with cross-license 5G patent deal”