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    Available Spectrum Very Scarce In India, Says Rahul Khullar, TRAI Chairman

    Expressing concerns over spectrum scarcity in the country, TRAI Chairman Rahul Khullar today said the availability of airwaves in India is less than 40 per cent as compared to European nations. “If you compare country in Europe or rest of the world which are similar in size to Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh… actually the spectrum…

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    Airtel, Idea, Voda, Others That Bid For Spectrum Will Have To Bear Higher Costs And Debt

    Telecom companies that bid 1,09,784 crore to retain and enhance their spectrum holdings will have to bear higher costs and debt, reduce future expansion and increase tariffs, global credit rating company Moody’s Investors Service said. The thousands of crores of rupees that top carriers Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular and Reliance Communications committed to…

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    Alcatel-Lucent To Help China Telecom Expand LTE Ultra-broadband Services

    Alcatel-Lucent has been named by China Telecom as one of its top three suppliers for the rollout of mobile ultra-broadband services across China as the operator introduces new technology to enhance performance as increasing numbers of consumers seek the extra speed, capacity and efficiency of LTE. China Telecom – which currently has approximately 186 million…

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    HGC Launches ibizCloud in Cambodia

    Hutchison Global Communications (HGC) has teamed up with Cambodian internet provider Ezecom to provide enterprise cloud services in the nation. Through the arrangement HGC, the fixed-line arm of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings (HTHKH), has launched its ibizCloud service in Cambodia via a site in Phnom Penh. This marks an extension of the ibizCloud service…

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    Reliance Jio To Set Up 97 4G Mobile Towers On Traffic Islands: Report

    Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio Infocomm is readying to set up 4G mobile towers on 97 traffic islands in Mumbai following the nod from the Traffic Department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The company however had applied for 165 mobile towers to be set up in Mumbai but only 97 have been permitted, Mid Day…

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    VHA Extends Managed Services Deal With Nokia

    Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has contracted Nokia Networks to manage the company’s network operations for the next four years. Under the contract, Nokia will provide real-time service management for VHA’s 2G, 3G and 4G+ networks via the vendor’s Global Delivery Center in India. The deal includes a joint transformation project seeking to use technology innovation…

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  • Reliance Jio Aims To Swap 800-MHz Spectrum

    India’s Reliance Jio Infocomm hopes to enter spectrum swapping agreements with other operators to swap its non-contiguous 800-MHz spectrum secured in the recent $17.5 billion auction into continuous airwaves. Reliance Jio acquired 49 units of 800-MHz spectrum across 10 circles during the auction at a cost of 78.76 billion rupees ($1.25 billion), and plans to…

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    SKT Slapped With New Suspension Over Subsidies

    SK Telecom has been hit with another service suspension after regulator KCC found that the operator had been again offering illegal subsidies for new subscribers. The KCC asserts that SK Telecom offered an average of 228,000 won ($206) beyond the current 300,000 won subsidy ceiling for subsidies during the month of January,Yonhap News reported. In the…

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