Rogers Communications

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Massive Network Outage In Canada Disrupts Businesses, Banks & More

Canadian Telecom giant Rogers Communications experienced a massive network outage, which lasted for hours. The outage disrupted services for businesses, banks and emergency services across the country. This is the second outage in 15 months, and the reason for it is unknown. Furthermore, the outage also created inconvenience in government operations. Meanwhile, coffee shops and public libraries witnessed increased customers, who seeked… read-more

Sat, 09 Jul 2022 - 04:47 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Canada, Telecom, Rogers Communications, Network Outage, Toronto

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India Begins To Lay Groundwork For 5G Spectrum Auctions

India has started to lay the groundwork for the 5G spectrum auctions which is scheduled for later this year. The 5G mobile services, which will reportedly be rolled out within 2022-23, is expected to contribute at least $450 billion to the Indian economy. It is also expected to create various job opportunities across the country. According to union minister Vaishnaw, the 5G will be rolled out in August or September.

Sun, 29 May 2022 - 06:15 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: 5G, Telecom, Mobile Network, 4G, 5G Spectrum Auction

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Centre Approves Rs 6,466 Cr Package For Telecom Services In Rural Areas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the package of Rs 6,466 crore for telecom services in remote areas. The Electronics and Information technology Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw stated that the aim is to boost connectivity and introduce 4G services in remote areas. He added, "As many as 7,287 villages, 44 districts and 5 states will be covered… read-more

Thu, 18 Nov 2021 - 12:15 PM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: PM Narendra Modi, Telecom, remote areas, Economic Package, Digital Development

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India's Telecom Advertising Sector To See 11% Growth By 2023: Report

Media agency Zenith has extrapolated that India's telecom advertising market growth will experience 11% annual growth during 2020-2023. Reportedly, the growth is higher than the sector’s average growth rate of 4.5% per year as it recovers itself from an 8.7% decline in 2020. Citing the rise due to increased demand for data and smartphones, the report highlighted that Telecom operator brands will gradually reduce their ads on conventional… read-more

Mon, 22 Mar 2021 - 07:33 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Telecom, Telecom giants, Growth, Department of Telecommunication

Courtesy: Live Mint


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Centre Says BSNL To Complete Its 4G Roll-out In Next 18-24 Months

The Centre on March 17 stated that Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will be completing the roll out of its 4G services in next 18-24 months. It also informed in the Lok Sabha that the privatisation of state-owned BSNL is not in the government's plan. Earlier, on January 1, BSNL had invited applications from the domestic manufacturers of telecom equipment for its upcoming 4G tender. Notably, only India-based companies can bid for the tender… read-more

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 - 09:14 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: bsnl, Technology, 4G, Privatisation, Telecom

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

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India May Ban Huawei's Telecom Equipment Amid Security Concerns

Amid security concerns and in a bid to boost local manufacturing of telecom equipment, the Centre might disallow telecom carriers from using gears produced by Chinese company Huawei. Owing to the new procurement laws, the Union has mandated telecom operators to purchase equipment from government-authorised sources. Besides, the government may issue a "no procurement" blacklist, featuring Chinese firms like Huawei and ZTE Corp, accused of… read-more

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 - 09:41 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Government, Ban, Huawei, Chinese, Telecom, telecom equipment

Courtesy: The Tribune

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Airtel Becomes India's First Telco To Manifest live 5G Services

Airtel on January 28 became India’s first telecommunications company to manifest live 5G service, successfully proving its 5G readiness across all domains. By employing Non-standalone (NSA) technology, Airtel orchestrated the 5G network over its existing liberalised spectrum in the 1800 MHz band. Additionally, the telco used dynamic spectrum sharing to operate 5G and 4G connections simultaneously from the same spectrum block. The… read-more

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 - 03:24 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Airtel, Bharti Airtel, 5G, 5G Network, NSA, Telecom

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DoT Mandates Prefixation of '0' For All Landline to Mobile Calls

As per a Department of Telecommunications's (DoT) release, landline users will have to prefix a zero for all calls directed to mobile phones from January 15. All major Indian telecom giants like Airtel and Jio have started notifying their customers about the new landline to mobile rule. Reportedly, the directive, which was issued in November 2020, has been implemented to secure adequate numbering resources for fixed-line and mobile users.

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 - 02:45 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: DoT, Department of Telecommunication , Telecom, Airtel, Jio

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Airtel Appoints Pradipt Kapoor As New Chief Information Officer

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel Ltd on January 10 announced Pradipt Kapoor as its Chief Information Officer (CIO). Succeeding Harmeen Mehta, Pradipt will be supervising Airtel’s engineering strategy and will simultaneously steer the digital space. Besides, he will be a part of the firm's board of directors. Pradipt’s appointment came when Airtel is determined on building cybersecurity and cloud businesses to generate revenue from its… read-more

Sun, 10 Jan 2021 - 06:55 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Airtel, Bharti Airtel, Pradipt Kapoor, CIO, Telecom

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Jio Makes All Domestic Voice Calls Free From January 1

Reliance Jio has announced to offer free voice calls to any network in India starting January 1, 2021. Reportedly, telecom giant scrapped Interconnect Usage Charges (IUC) to make all domestic calls over other networks free. Jio said that it has shown its commitment to not charge for off-net voice call-charges as the IUC provisions have been abolished by the telecom regulator TRAI. Moreover, it stated it cares about its customers. 

Thu, 31 Dec 2020 - 05:52 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Reliance, Reliance Jio, TRAI, Interconnect Usage Charges, Telecom, Department of Telecommunication

Courtesy: LiveMint