India's second-largest service provider, Bharti Airtel, will develop its own technology across 5G, home broadband and IoT working with local and international firms.
India's only pure-play 4G service provider, Reliance Jio is planning to introduce a 5G smartphone below INR5,000 ($68) within a year, according to media reports.
COVID-19 delaying the 5G spectrum sale in India till 2021 may benefit Indian service providers looking for time to get their houses and networks in order.
Internet giant is facing a backlash in one of the world's largest communities of startups over app store rules.
Bharti Airtel launched the Security Intelligence Center with an investment of INR1000 million, and Airtel Secure, cybersecurity for enterprise customers.
Despite the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling retrospective tax laws unfairly penalized the telecoms giant, the Indian government may still appeal.
Speaking at a virtual industry event, telco leaders expressed growing interest in open RAN but said the technology ecosystem must mature.
Bruce McClelland joined Ribbon weeks before the pandemic struck. His remit at the company? Do what he did for 20 years at Arris – grow it.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) finds no need to regulate OTT platforms for now but suggests that could change in the future.
Bharti Airtel is in talks with domestic smartphone vendors including Karbonn, Lava and Micromax to develop an affordable 4G device aimed at 2G subscribers.
As other countries look to national technology providers, the UK's lack of homegrown alternatives to Huawei is a concern.
The deal is significant because it is a rare instance of a private telco working with a domestic state-owned vendor.
Three years after the merger between Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, Vodafone Idea has rebranded itself as 'Vi.'
Sales talks resume after being put on hold because of uncertainty surrounding the Supreme Court's AGR judgment, which was delivered this week.
India's supreme court rules that telcos have ten years to pay their Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues, a move that comes as a blow to Vodafone Idea in particular.
India's Jio Platforms seeks to acquire or partner with domestic firms to develop competencies in building and manufacturing 5G products.
Media reports indicate that Indian government officials have directed the country's service providers to avoid using Chinese equipment.
Uncertainty surrounding Vodafone Idea's future in the country seems to be the main reason for Axiata to exit the Indian market.
Indian government initiative to attract foreign firms sees 22 mobile device makers pledge $1.5 billion to set up in India, with Samsung mulling Vietnam switch.
Oracle joins the race for ByteDance's TikTok social video app – as the company launches a site dedicated to rebutting President Trump's security allegations.
Facebook is in a tough spot in India following a report claiming it allowed hate speech on the platform from members of the ruling BJP.
China's Bytedance and Reliance Industries are in talks over a possible buyout of Bytedance's TikTok app in India, according to media reports.
Accedian, AlefEdge, Altran, Mutable, Red Hat, SK Telecom, Vapor IO, Volterra and ZTE all make the cut for crafting compelling edge computing strategies for an exploding market.
India's department of telecommunications will reportedly approve 5G trial applications by service providers soon - but only with non-Chinese vendors.
Indian PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 2,313km optical cable deployment by state-owned telco BSNL, bringing better connectivity to remote islands.
Together, Airtel and AWS will sell a range of AWS products as part of Airtel Cloud, to enterprises large and small.
Infinera's outgoing CEO described the situation as a 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' for companies that compete against the Chinese vendor.
Reliance Jio Infocomm wants to move India's 2G subscribers to 4G – causing headaches for rival operators like Vodafone Idea and Airtel, and industrial IoT.
Hughes, a unit of EchoStar, will keep its hand in the low-Earth orbit satellite game by joining a consortium that's acquiring OneWeb out of bankruptcy.
All the latest news, plus babygrows and repressed British emotion. What's not to like?
Over $20 billion of investment by global tech giants like Google and Facebook fuel fears Jio's march to monopolize India's telecoms industry is unstoppable.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: France goes easy on Huawei; Ericsson and Nokia could bear brunt of Beijing backlash; A1 Austria goes a-slicing.
With India's 5G spectrum auction postponed till 2021, the commercial availability of the technology is at least 18-20 months away. Is the unlicensed 6GHz band for Wi-Fi the answer for the retail and enterprise markets?
The death of 20 Indian troops on the disputed border with China has sparked moves to ban state-owned telcos from using Chinese equipment.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a brief guest appearance on this week's pod. Sort of.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ekinops lands 10G deal; ARM launches new chip to boost Android processing power; COVID-19 strikes Nokia plant in Tamil Nadu.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G fanfare in the Nordics; Orange Money adds channels; AWS gives its blessing to Telefónica's cybersecurity arm.
The investment firm quickly follows Facebook into the Indian telecom market.
Facebook is investing $5.7 billion into one of India's leading mobile network operators. Could Dish Network score the same kind of agreement with an Internet company for its 5G ambitions?
Via the soft-focus magic of Google Hangouts, the guys once more bring you your favorite podcast, in spite of everything.
UN Agency urges national telecommunications authorities to test effectiveness of disaster response plans.
The disruptive Indian operator is now looking to seize the 5G technology initiative from the traditional vendor community.
Feeling its companies do not get a fair deal in China, India's government has unveiled a new rule allowing it to restrict Chinese vendors.
OTT service expected to deliver strong subscriber growth in emerging, 'mobile first' markets, with the catch of much lower average revenues per user.
Nokia and India's Bharti Airtel are teaming up to sell LTE and 5G-based private wireless networks to enterprise customers in the country.
Disney's shift to a more personalized, direct-to-consumer model isn't just about hauling in more video revenues as the traditional pay-TV industry struggles: it's about supercharging the rest of Disney's business.
Find out about the latest companies to have announced they won't be at this year's Mobile World Congress.
Streaming service focused on factual programming has more than 13 million subs, and is targeting 'hundreds of millions' as it pursues distribution deals around the globe, Clint Stinchcomb says.
Price rises and government help might not be enough to save the company.
India's government seems prepared to listen to the country's ailing service providers, but the future remains bleak for one of them.
Never mind the Oscars! The awards season is now properly underway with the launch of the Leading Lights 2020 program, so get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you get swallowed up by MWC madness.
New operator-tailored version of Fire TV will bring competition to Google's Android TV Operator Tier as well as the cable industry-backed RDK platform.
The Indian government has given the Chinese vendors a new year's gift.
The Indian authorities are on course for a massive spectrum auction during the early months of 2020 but there's little appetite for it among the country's mobile operators.
India's telecom sector has witnessed a year of major developments in 5G, pricing, competition and M&A activity.
India's youngest and most aggressive operator could be the main beneficiary of an increase in prices.
The manufacturing giant is diversifying into 5G in a bid to become a technology services company.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2's Croatian deal comes under scrutiny; Orange takes its bank to Spain; TIM agrees €350 million EU loan to support 5G rollout.
Hangover? What hangover? This week the below-par podders put late-night carousing behind them to talk AT&T, India and 5G deals.
Price rises and deferred spectrum payments should help operators that have been hit by a recent court ruling.
India's government is working on a rescue package for its beleaguered service providers. That cannot come soon enough.
Takeover activity, 5G investments and unfriendly Indians are weighing heavily on the UK-based operator's financial performance, but at least revenues inched up.
Vodafone Idea is the third major carrier in India to plan an NB-IoT network.
Under the pod spotlight this week: smartphone numbers; the Indian telecom soap opera; and Google's decision to buy Fitbit.
One of India's biggest operators has played down speculation it wants to quit the Indian market after service providers were hit with huge penalty payments by government authorities.
Indian authorities say telcos owe them another $13.9 billion in various fees. The bill could drive one player out of business.
Indian authorities have promised a rescue package for the country's struggling state-backed operators.
The Indian operator is trying out the BSS specialist's cloud-based charging system at its commercial operations in the Punjab as part of its back-office evolution strategy.
The Indian operator continues to record dramatic increases in subscriber numbers, but customers are spending less.
Netflix's Q3 numbers were in-line, but OTT video giant warns of 'some modest headwind' to near-term growth as a batch of new, major streaming services such as Disney+ and Apple TV+ near launch.
Concerns about new direct-to-consumer competition alongside pressure on Netflix's pricing power is misunderstood or overblown, contends LightShed Partners analyst Richard Greenfield.
Authorities have allowed the controversial Chinese vendor to participate in demos at an industry event, suggesting it may be allowed into the country's 5G market.
Most governments and operators have shown little inclination to heed US warnings about the consequences of using Chinese suppliers.
Three and a half years after its birth, the Telecom Infra Project is trying to be more collaborative than confrontational.
India's debt-burdened operators are lobbying hard against plans for a 5G auction before the end of the year.
Airtel will follow rival Reliance Jio into the NB-IoT game.
The operator that wreaked havoc in India's mobile market has now launched its fixed-line broadband service.
This week's Tech Mahindra partnership shows that even a Tier 1 behemoth like AT&T needs help moving to the cloud.
Tech Mahindra will help AT&T migrate its back office applications to the cloud, building a business foundation for 5G.
A right-wing organization wants India's government to ban Huawei and promote indigenous firms.
Jio's competitive market, fast growth and expanding customer base present some interesting machine learning and analytics challenges for Guavus, its newly announced analytics partner.
Indian operator speedily finds a replacement for Balesh Sharma, who has presided over a massive fall in the company's share price and the loss of millions of subscribers.
The operator plans to have at least a billion IoT devices operating on the network within 2 years.
RJio has overtaken Bharti Airtel to become India's second-largest operator. Can it challenge Vodafone Idea for the top spot?
The telco giant and Microsoft are joining forces to bring cloud services to India, and Reliance Jio will also build data centers for Microsoft on that subcontinent.
Some of Asia's biggest telcos have had a difficult start to 2019.
India's youngest service provider is turning itself into a more asset-light company.
The optical equipment maker has a new Indian boss with an eye on growth opportunities.
Netflix is increasingly focused on getting its OTT app integrated into pay-TV set-tops and mobile devices as it seeks to maintain its rapid growth pace around the world.
While sports content piracy is growing at an alarming rate, hurting the industry and dampening down the value of sports TV rights, solutions are available.
India's government has proposed a rescue deal for its state-backed operators, but their survival remains in doubt.
Former Cisco exec and cable industry vet named partner and CTO of JC2 Ventures, a venture capital firm devoted to startups in areas such as AI, IoT and cybersecurity.
The optical equipment maker spies international opportunity in Huawei's problems.
App-focused video streaming tech and distribution company says fresh round of funds will fuel global growth, further tech development.
Ericsson's distributed edge cloud unit is on a path to connect to 'multiple hundreds' of service provider partners in the coming months, new CEO Kyle Okamoto says.
India's fastest-growing operator is preparing for an IPO, according to press reports.
A sizable and widening gap on domestic and international ARPU could negatively affect the premium value currently placed on Netflix's non-US subscription streaming business, analyst says.
5G is on a roll, says Ericsson, forecasting nearly 2 billion subscriptions in the next five years.
Communications service providers tracked by Light Reading have cut 7% of jobs since 2015, and reductions look set to continue.
India's new administration is plotting an imminent spectrum auction and 5G trial despite industry concern about costs and vendors.