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    Telcos Owe Over Rs 19,000 Crore To Government

    Telecom operators owe over Rs 19,300 crore to the government as spectrum charges and licence fee, Parliament was informed today. The maximum outstanding dues are against state-run player BSNL at Rs 5,373.28 crore. Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha that a total of 19,351.07 crore…

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  • Web-scale Networking For A Web-scale World

    Optical networks and the people who manage them are feeling the pressure of the web-scale IT trend. Ideas born inside the data center—including openness and virtualization—result in a ripple effect on the WAN. The age-old demand for more bandwidth at lower cost continues, but is now joined by a push for on-demand cycle times and…

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    LTE-U or Wi-Fi: What To Choose To Better Utilize Unlicensed Spectrum?

    In solving the 1000x challenge, licensed spectrum is the foundation. Equally important is utilizing available unlicensed spectrum. The best way to achieve this is to combine both of them through aggregation. Aggregation brings seamless user experience, better coverage and capacity, as well as the efficiencies of a common unified network. Operators have a choice on…

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    Tata Tele, Aircel Can’t Bid For New Airwaves; Can Top Up Existing Holdings: DoT

    Tata Teleservices and Aircel the only two telcos that have declared a negative net worth for next month’s spectrum auctions are allowed to only top up their existing holdings and can’t bid for new airwaves, the telecom department has said. A senior official of the department of telecommunications explained to ET that the auction rules…

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  • Airtel rises up to 4G challenge
    Reliance Jio To Pay Regular Charges For Laying 4G Cables

    The Thane Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal has asked his officials to levy regular charges to the telecom entrant making foray into 4G services instead of applying ‘low rates’ for digging the roads to lay cables to roll out the 4G services in Thane. Civic chief on Tuesday instructed the authorities to issue fresh demand notice…

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    RETN Deploys Infinera 500G Super-Channels Across Europe

    Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and RETN, an international network service provider, announced the deployment of the Infinera DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform across RETN’s Pan-European network. The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, featuring the DTN-X platform, enables RETN to differentiate its service offerings and increase network efficiency as it scales network capacity across…

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    Huawei Expects 4.5G Rollouts Next Year

    Huawei expects commercial 4.5G deployments from as early as next year, paving the way for mobile data rates of up to 1Gpbs. At a pre-Mobile World Congress briefing, Huawei vice president of marketing for wireless networks Bob Cai showcased emerging industry applications for 4.5G and outlined a blueprint for evolution to the standard. New applications…

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    Facebook Claims 2 Million Advertisers

    Facebook said today it has boosted the number of advertisers on the social network to two million as it launched a mobile app for those managing their commercial pitches. Dan Levy, Facebook’s vice president for global marketing and small business, said the number of advertisers has doubled over the past year and a half. “We…

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    Airtel Business Bets Big On M2M, Smart City; Transforms Into A Digital Services Provider

    Airtel Business, the enterprise services arm of Bharti Airtel, is focusing on providing machine-to-machine (M2M) communication solutions and government specific digital services as it seeks to transform from a telecom infrastructure provider to more of a services provider. Under new director of Airtel Business Manish Prakash, who joined 13 months ago from Accenture, the unit…

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