Broadband

This section deals with news and developments around the broadband industry. It covers mobile broadband, fixed broadband, broadband operators, government policies and similar stories around the globe.

Samsung, KDDI Demonstrate 5G Handover At 190Km/Hr

Samsung, KDDI Demonstrate 5G Handover At 190Km/Hr

September 8, 2017 at 9:07 am 0 comments

Japanese operator KDDI and Korean technology major Samsung Electronics on Thursday said they have managed to remain connected to a 5G network in a vehicle moving at a speed of 190 km per hour. This is a record in itself, they claimed. Both the parties announced the completion of aRead More

Nokia Expands Broadband Product Portfolio To Help Telcos Move Towards 5G

Nokia Expands Broadband Product Portfolio To Help Telcos Move Towards 5G

September 6, 2017 at 1:38 pm 0 comments

Nokia has extended its ultra-broadband product portfolio including that of 4G which it hopes would help the telecom operators in their journey towards 5G. These new products are aimed to enhance capacity, speed and latency in operators’ existing heterogeneous networks. These new solutions, Nokia says, would give operators new flexibilityRead More

Sterlite Tech Appoints New CTO, CMO And Transformation Officer

Sterlite Tech Appoints New CTO, CMO And Transformation Officer

August 28, 2017 at 1:12 pm 0 comments

In a major rejig at the top deck BSE listed technology company Sterlite Tech has appointed three new key executives to drive the company’s broadband networks. The company has appointed Nischal Gupta as Chief Transformation Officer, Manish Sinha as Chief Marketing Officer and Sanjeev Bedekar as Chief Delivery & Technology Officer,Read More

Telenor India, Huawei Trials Lean BCCH Solution For NB-IoT

Telenor India, Huawei Trials Lean BCCH Solution For NB-IoT

August 24, 2017 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

Telenor India and Huawei today announced successful trials and tests of Lean BCCH solutions, that helps address spectrum scarcity and broaden the future of NB-IoT eco-system. With Lean BCCH (broadcast control channel) solutions Telenor India can offer affordable mobile broadband (MBB) services to customers without any additional investment. The trialRead More

Digital School Curriculum : Isha Ambani’s Next Disruption For Jio

Digital School Curriculum : Isha Ambani’s Next Disruption For Jio

August 23, 2017 at 12:25 pm 0 comments

If disruptions at 4G services and 4G feature phone levels were not enough for you, then wait for the next big disruption from Reliance Jio – digital school curriculum. The Mukesh Ambani-led firm is planning to put school syllabuses across the country in a digital format and serve it throughRead More

Verizon, Ericsson Surpass 1.07 GBPS Speed On Qualcomm X20 LTE Modem

Verizon, Ericsson Surpass 1.07 GBPS Speed On Qualcomm X20 LTE Modem

August 22, 2017 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies today announced, working together, they have surpassed the Gigabit speed barrier. The companies achieved an industry first with commercial silicon and network infrastructure with 1.07Gbps (gigabits per second) download speeds using the Qualcomm SnapdragonT X20 LTE Modem, the first announced modem to support Category 18Read More

India’s Broadband User Base Crosses 300 Mn; Jio Alone Has Half Of It

India’s Broadband User Base Crosses 300 Mn; Jio Alone Has Half Of It

August 16, 2017 at 11:35 am 0 comments

India’s broadband user base – both wireline and wireless – crossed 300 million mark in June 2017, with almost half of it on Reliance Jio network. The broadband subscriber base in May 2017 was 291.61 million and it reached 300.84 in June showing a growth of 3.17%, a recent TRAIRead More

ACT Fibernet Now Offers 150 Mbps Broadband Speed In Delhi

ACT Fibernet Now Offers 150 Mbps Broadband Speed In Delhi

August 2, 2017 at 3:05 pm 0 comments

Hyderabad based broadband firm ACT Fibernet has started offering 150 Mbps broadband speed in Delhi beginning 1st August 2017. The company is also offering the same service to its existing users at no additional cost. Under the retail customer plan umbrella, ACT Bronze will be upgraded to 75 Mbps withRead More

BSNL Gave Undue Favour To Vendors : CAG

BSNL Gave Undue Favour To Vendors : CAG

July 24, 2017 at 4:45 pm 0 comments

National auditor CAG came down heavily on state run operator BSNL for its poor performance and malpractices and said it had given undue favour to some vendors. “In procurement, there were instances of non- ensuring of supplies in a timely manner and extending undue favour to vendors,” CAG said inRead More

Vodafone Further Expands 4G Network In UP East

Vodafone Further Expands 4G Network In UP East

July 17, 2017 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

Vodafone India has announced that it has extended its 4G services to cover 311 towns in UP East. Besides major towns and cities including Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Gorakhpur and Faizabad, Vodafone SuperNetTM 4G coverage now is being widened to bring the rest of the towns and villages in UP East, within its 4GRead More