• 5G
    5G Take-up May Be Slower Than 4G

    It will take more than five years for the world’s operators to attract 100 million 5G customers, two years longer than it took for 4G, ABI Research forecasts. The research firm expects the technical complexity of 5G cells and networks, as well as regulatory and other factors, to impede adoption. But adoption will start to accelerate from…

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  • Xiaomi
    Xiaomi’s India Smartphone Ban Exposes Wider Patent Risk

    The court order that banned Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi from selling its phones in India has halted its breakneck expansion into the world’s fastest growing major smartphone market and could be just the start of a string of pa tent challenges. Xiaomi Technology only started selling in India in July and quickly became the country’s…

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  • Ciena
    Ciena Posts Surprise Q4 Loss

    Predictions for earnings per share for telecom vendors is always a bit of hit or miss, just because of the stochastic nature of the type of sales they make and the currency fluctuations where they make them. Ciena finished out its fiscal 2014 today, reporting a surprise loss for the October quarter but apparently the market is…

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    2014’s Telecom Predictions: Sense and Insensibility

    This week, BT’s board reportedly decided to continue merger talks with U.K. mobile operators O2 and EE. According to Reuters, the incumbent telco will make its mind up about which one to bid for in the next 10 days. The story has sparked a wave of speculation about how other players in the market might react. One of…

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  • mobile-Phone
    Complaints About Pesky Calls, SMSes Drop Over 80%

    Steps taken by authorities to rein in pesky calls and SMSes seem to be bearing fruit with the average number of complaints received per month regarding such unsolicited communications coming down by over 80 per cent in the ongoing financial year. According to data shared by the Department of Telecom (DoT), the number of complaints for…

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  • trai india subscriber base
    TRAI May Suggest Spectrum Usage Fee on Internet Service Providers

    India’s telecom regulator could recommend levying a fee on internet service providers for using airwaves, as is done in case of mobile phone operators, a move that will make broadband more expensive for consumers as it will push up costs for companies such as Reliance Communications and Bharti Airtel. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India…

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