Telecom

RCom-Ericsson Case: Supreme Court Finds Anil Ambani Guilty of Contempt

India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday found Anil Ambani, chairman of debt-laden Reliance Communications (RCom), guilty of contempt of court for wilfully failing to pay Rs. 550 crores ($77.29 million) to telecom equipment maker Ericsson. The court ordered the billionaire and two RCom directors to pay Rs. 450 crores to Ericsson within four weeks or risk a three-month jail term, according …

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Huawei Founder Denies Presence of ‘Backdoors’ to Spy for China

The founder of Chinese telecom giant Huawei has hit back at US efforts to blacklist the company and denied there are any “backdoors” in its technology to spy for Beijing. Saying defiantly the world cannot do without Huawei and its “more advanced” technology, Ren Zhengfei again dismissed the possibility there could be a way to use the technology without his …

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Jio Offers Best Overall Consistent Quality Network, Airtel Tops in 4G Download Speed: Report

Reliance Jio provides the best basic consistent quality data network to its consumers, whereas Airtel’s network is better for more demanding requirements, claims analytics company Tutela. The company also notes that Airtel offers the best average 4G data download speed, whereas Jio has the slowest average 4G download speed. Mukesh Ambani’s Jio has a similar track record for 4G upload speed …

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Huawei’s Founder Says World Can’t Live Without It

The founder of Chinese telecom giant Huawei has hit back at US efforts to blacklist the company, saying defiantly that the world cannot do without Huawei and its “more advanced” technology. “There’s no way the US can crush us,” Ren Zhengfei said in an interview with the BBC.  “The world cannot leave us because we are more advanced.” Ren, 74, …

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New Zealand to Conduct Its Own Assessment of Huawei Equipment Risk

New Zealand will independently assess the risk of using China’s Huawei Technologies in 5G networks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday after a report suggested that British precautions could be used by other nations. Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecoms equipment, faces intense scrutiny in the West over its relationship with the Chinese government and US-led allegations that …

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ACT Fibernet Offers 100GB Additional Data, New Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote on Select Broadband Plans

ACT Fibernet, the fibre-only broadband service provider in India, has started giving 100GB additional data benefits to its subscribers. The new move comes just days after the Bengaluru-based company brought its new brand identity. ACT Fibernet has also separately announced that it would start offering the new Amazon Fire TV Stick along with Alexa Voice Remote. The new offer is …

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Huawei 5G Equipment Risk Can Be Mitigated, UK Concludes: Report

The British government has decided it can mitigate the risks arising from the use of Huawei Technologies in 5G networks, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing two sources familiar with the conclusion of Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The conclusion reached by Britain would “carry great weight” with European leaders, the FT reported, citing a source. “Other nations can …

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BSNL Revises Rs. 98 Prepaid Recharge With 2GB Data, Eros Now Subscription

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has revised its Rs. 98 prepaid recharge plan by giving 2GB data benefits on a daily basis. The updated BSNL recharge plan also comes bundled with Eros Now subscription. BSNL is also offering Eros Now subscription with other recharge plans, including the Rs. 298, Rs. 333, and Rs. 444 recharges. To recall, the Rs. 98 …

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Reliance Jio Sees Improved Download, Upload Speeds in January: TRAI

As per data published by the MySpeed portal of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Reliance Jio 4G download speeds have been on a downward spiral since October, even though it continues to be way ahead of its competition. Now, the latest January data is out, and it reveals that the downward fall has finally stopped with January numbers …

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Vodafone Red iPhone Forever Plan Launched at Rs. 649, 90GB Data per Month in Tow

Vodafone India has brought a Rs. 649 Red iPhone Forever plan that offers 90GB data along with data rollover and unlimited voice calls. The Rs. 649 Vodafone Red iPhone Forever postpaid plan also comes bundled with the iPhone Forever initiative that is designed to provide replacements, repairs, and upgrades for iPhone users. Vodafone Idea users can also leverage the iPhone …

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