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    China Okays TD-LTE/LTE FDD Hybrid Network Trials In 16 Cities

    China Unicom and China Telecom have announced that they have been been granted approval to conduct TD-LTE/LTE FDD hybrid network trials in 16 Chinese cities. While, China Unicom also announced in a release that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (“MIIT”) has approved Unicom Parent to conduct the TD-LTE/LTE FDD hybrid network trial in 16 cities…

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  • Another Two Years For 4G Technology To Take Off In India

    It has been quite some time that the Indian telecom industry is talking about the fourth generation (4G) technology but is the market and the subscribers ready for it? Experts feel it will take another couple of years for 4G to gain steam and become a mass product and the ecosystem around it to mature….

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  • Airtel rises up to 4G challenge
    RJI Under Fire; CAG Says Cancel 4G Licenses

    In what could be a major hurdle to the launch of 4G services, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has asked the Department of Telecom to cancel the nationwide broadband spectrum allocated to Infotel Broadband Services, or Reliance Jio. In a draft report, CAG said: “the DoT failed to recognize the tell-tale sign…

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  • DoT May Follow Chinese Model For Telecom Product Push

    The Department of Telecommunications is likely to accept the advice of top institutions to adopt the Chinese development model to unlock some Rs 17,000 crore of central funds that have been proposed for encouraging innovation and boosting telecom product manufacturing. In an internal note, DoT has termed India’s contribution to global telecom intellectual property rights…

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    Mukesh And Anil Ambani May Join Hands To Run Their Telecom Ventures

    Mukesh Ambani and younger brother Anil may be running two separate telecom ventures but they could increasingly function as one, by entering into roaming or spectrum sharing pacts once rules permit, after having tied up for sharing infrastructure such as towers and optic fibre. People familiar with the matter said that future areas of cooperation…

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    DOT Orders 9 Telcos To Pay One Time Spectrum Usage Fee

    The apex court had in February, 2012 quashed 122, 2G licences. The Supreme Court later in 2013 had asked the government to charge fees from companies that continued operation even after cancellation of their licences on February 2, 2012. The department had earlier estimated the demand at Rs 2,764.29 crore, including basic fee, fine and…

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    Huawei Unveils A 200G PID For Case-shaped Metro WDM Equipment

    Huawei unveiled a 200G photonic integrated device (PID) for case-shaped metro WDM equipment at Next Generation Optical Networking Forum, the most important optical conference in Europe on Friday (27th June). This device will help accelerate “WDM/OTN to the edge” deployments. Future backbone pipes will be Pacific-wide, and the transmission capacity of metropolitan networks should expand…

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    GSMA Urges Govt To Pool In More Of 2100 MHz

    Gagandeep Sodhi Global telecom lobbying body GSMA has come up with a slew of recommendations for the new telecom minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad. A key recommendation is that 2100 MHz should be included in the spectrum roadmap which the ministry is likely to prepare soon, along with the other frequencies like 700 MHz, 800 MHz,…

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