Telecommunications

Amazon India has launched a mobile-only plan for Prime Video — it’s called Prime Video Mobile Edition — to compete with Netflix’s Rs. 199 mobile-only plan, in what marks a global first for the ecommerce-first company. Unlike Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Video Mobile Edition is tied directly to your prepaid plan. Amazon is collaborating with Airtel
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The New York Stock Exchange said on Wednesday it will delist three Chinese telecom companies, confirming its latest U-turn on the matter a day after US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told the NYSE chief he disagreed with an earlier decision to reverse the delistings. The latest move, which is effective January 11, marks the third
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The New York Stock Exchange abandoned plans to delist three state-owned Chinese telecom companies on Monday, reversing a decision that further dented already strained relations between the world’s two superpowers. In a brief statement, the stock exchange said it “no longer intends to move forward with the delisting action” for China Telecom, China Mobile, and
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The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is starting the process of delisting securities of three Chinese telecom companies, after President Donald Trump last month barred US investments in Chinese firms Washington says are owned or controlled by the military. The move by the NYSE, which will limit US investor access, follows global index providers MSCI,
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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday directed police to take strict action against vandalisation of mobile towers and disruption of telecom services in the state during the farmers’ stir against the agri laws. A total of 1,561 mobile towers have been impacted in the state, according to an official statement. The state has a
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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has reportedly revised its annual Rs. 1,999 prepaid plan to offer extended Eros Now subscription. The Rs. 1,999 prepaid plan is bundled with Lokdhun subscription as well, and the validity of that has been reduced to offer better validity for Eros Now subscription. All the other benefits in the Rs.
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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) lost around 50,000 wired broadband subscribers in the month of October, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) latest report suggests. Airtel and Jio gained subscribers, as Airtel Xstream Fiber’s user base increased from 2.6 million in September to 2.67 million in October. BSNL, on the other hand, saw a dip
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To curb the use of mobile boosters that wreak havoc on mobile networks and impact the experience for customers, Wireless Monitoring Organization, Department of Telecom (DoT), with the support of relevant authorities and mobile operators, has conducted inspection drives in South Mumbai. An official release said that the usage of illegal signal boosters been rampant
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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has revised its Bharat Fiber broadband plans to offer additional high-speed data allocation along with faster speeds. The new move brings up to 200Mbps speeds for up to 4TB for BSNL Bharat Fiber customers on a pan-India basis. The state-owned telco has also brought additional revisions specifically for its fibre-to-the-home
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US lawmakers will back $1.9 billion (roughly Rs. 14,000 crores) to fund a programme to remove telecom network equipment that the US government says poses national security risks as part of a COVID-19 relief bill, two sources briefed on the matter said on Sunday. Lawmakers will also back $3.2 billion (roughly Rs. 23,600 crores) for an
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The German government approved a draft IT security law Wednesday that raises the requirements for manufacturers working on critical infrastructure like the country’s next-generation 5G mobile network, in a potential setback to China’s Huawei. Under the proposed legislation, which must still be approved by parliament, “critical components” in strategic installations such as telecommunications can only
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Reliance Industries’ telecom division has asked the Indian telecoms regulator to take action against rivals Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea for allegedly running a false propaganda campaign to attract its subscribers. In a letter dated December 10, Reliance Jio alleged that the two companies had created an impression that Reliance, which also runs retail operations, stands to gain from
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Ericsson said it had filed a lawsuit with the district court for the Eastern District of Texas, accusing Samsung of “violating contractual commitments to negotiate in good faith and to license patents on Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) terms and conditions.” Many common technological standards, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, are protected by patents held
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