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    Smartphones Powered by MediaTek MT6595 4G Octa-core Chip to Arrive in India by Year-end

    Chipmaker MediaTek has announced that its its MT6595 ‘true’ octa-core, 4G LTE System on Chip has reached commercialisation in India and devices powered by the chip will arrive in the market by end of 2014. According to MediaTek, the MT6595 employs ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture with MediaTek’s CorePilot technology to deliver a Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) platform…

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    Government Draws Flak for Faulty Spectrum Policy

    The national auditor has criticised the government in a draft report for faulty allocation and usage policies until 2004 that supposedly benefitted carriers such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular. This cost the exchequer a notional Rs. 9,000 crore in revenue, it said in the draft note, a copy of which has been…

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    China Mobile Hands Nokia a $970m 4G Deal

    China Mobile has awarded Nokia Networks a $970 million contract covering the supply of TD-LTE technology for the operator’s 4G rollout. Under the contract, Nokia will provide EPC and GSM wireless networking equipment, core application platforms, OSS, software and services. The deal covers China Mobile’s rollout for this and next year. Deliveries under the contract…

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    Samsung Develops Five Times Faster WiFi Technology: Samsung Electronics

    Samsung Electronics said it has developed a WiFi technology that can increase data transmission speeds by five times the maximum rate possible with existing consumer electronics devices. The 60 GHz WiFi technology will enable a 1GB movie to be transferred between devices in less than three seconds while allowing uncompressed high-definition videos to be streamed…

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    3G Auction: DoT to Seek TRAI Suggestion on Reserve Price

    The department of telecommunications (DoT) is set to shortly ask the sector regulator to recommend a reserve price for third-generation spectrum that it wants to auction in February, though it has yet to reach an agreement with the defence ministry to free up the same frequencies for civilian use. Two DoT officials confirmed the plan…

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    After Vodafone, Airtel too Wants Urgent Allotment of Spectrum

    India’s top mobile operator Bharti Airtel has written to the telecom department seeking immediate allotment of spectrum it won in February auctions and a six-month extension of licence to use its existing airwaves in Delhi and Kolkata, which will expire in November. In a two-page letter to the telecom secretary, which was reviewed by ET,…

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