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Ribbon's McClelland: 5G is one of our catalysts

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.

No new rules for OTTs, says Indian regulator

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) finds no need to regulate OTT platforms for now but suggests that could change in the future.

India's Airtel looks to beat Jio with cheap, homegrown 4G phones

Bharti Airtel is in talks with domestic smartphone vendors including Karbonn, Lava and Micromax to develop an affordable 4G device aimed at 2G subscribers.

The case of the missing British open RAN plan

As other countries look to national technology providers, the UK's lack of homegrown alternatives to Huawei is a concern.

India's Airtel awards FTTH deal to ITI

The deal is significant because it is a rare instance of a private telco working with a domestic state-owned vendor.

India's Vodafone Idea rebrands as 'Vi' for a fresh start

Three years after the merger between Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, Vodafone Idea has rebranded itself as 'Vi.'

Amazon, Verizon may invest in India's Vodafone Idea

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 top court gives telcos ten years to clear AGR dues

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 looks to acquire firms to fire its 5G ambitions

India's Jio Platforms seeks to acquire or partner with domestic firms to develop competencies in building and manufacturing 5G products.

India unofficially bans Chinese vendors – reports

Media reports indicate that Indian government officials have directed the country's service providers to avoid using Chinese equipment. 

Axiata Group sells stake in India’s Vodafone Idea

Uncertainty surrounding Vodafone Idea's future in the country seems to be the main reason for Axiata to exit the Indian market.

India's PLI scheme interests device makers – including Samsung

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 latest TikTok suitor, as video app defends virtue

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 faces heat over hate speech in India

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.

India's Reliance wants to buy Bytedance’s TikTok – report

China's Bytedance and Reliance Industries are in talks over a possible buyout of Bytedance's TikTok app in India, according to media reports.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Edge Computing Strategy

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 to approve 5G trials without Chinese vendors – report

India's department of telecommunications will reportedly approve 5G trial applications by service providers soon - but only with non-Chinese vendors.

Undersea cable brings optical fiber to India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Indian PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 2,313km optical cable deployment by state-owned telco BSNL, bringing better connectivity to remote islands.

India's Airtel and AWS tie-up to take on Jio's cloud behemoth

Together, Airtel and AWS will sell a range of AWS products as part of Airtel Cloud, to enterprises large and small.

It looks like Trump is beating Huawei

Infinera's outgoing CEO described the situation as a 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' for companies that compete against the Chinese vendor.

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