Telecommunication Current Affairs - 2019

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Cabinet approves installation of telecom towers in cantonments, military areas

The Union Cabinet has approved proposal for revision of policy of Ministry of Defence for providing Defence land to Communication Operators for construction of Shared Communication Towers and allied Infrastructure. Decision in this regard was taken based on experience in implementing policy and guidelines issued by Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for issue of clearance for Read More…

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Scientists develop new Wi-Fi system to offer super-fast connectivity

Scientists from Eindhoven University of Technology in Netherlands have developed a new wireless Internet network based on infrared rays that is reportedly 100 times faster than existing Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) networks. It has a huge capacity, more than 40 Gigabits per second (Gbit/s). It also does away with the need of sharing Wi-Fi, as every Read More…

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Union Government allows Online Authentication using Aadhaar for new mobile connections

The Union Government has allowed online authentication using Aadhar for new mobile connections. In this regard Department of Telecom (DoT) has issued guidelines for Aadhaar Electronic-Know Your Customer (e-KYC). Key Facts The e-KYC seeks to make the online process of application and authentication faster and simpler for subscribers. Customer through their Aadhaar number and biometrics Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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TRAI launches Myspeed App to measure real time mobile internet speed

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched ‘MySpeed’ mobile application for measuring real time mobile Internet speed that consumers get. This is the first application to be launched under the Digital India initiative, which is directly trying to tackle the issue of poor data speeds. Key facts Consumers using this app can check Read More…

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Telecom operators slash roaming call rate by up to 40%, SMS by up to 75%

Leading Indian telecom operators including Vodafone, Airtel, Idea and Reliance Communication have slashed their roaming call rates by up to 40 per cent and SMS rates by upto 75 percent. This rate revision of telecom operators comes in line with Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) decision to cut maximum or ceiling rate for national Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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27 Indian satellites currently operational: Union Government

Union Government has announced as many as 27 Indian satellites are currently operational. It was announced by Minister of State for Prime Minister Office (PMO) & Department of Space Jitendra Singh said during Question Hour of Lok Sabha. Among the 27 operational satellites, 11 are communication satellites, 12 are earth observation satellites, 3 are navigational Read More…

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HTC appoints Faisal Siddiqui as new South Asia chief

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has appointed Faisal Siddiqui as new regional President of HTC South Asia. He will replace current president Jack Yang, who is leaving the company for personal reasons. Currently, Faisal Siddiqui is Vice President and head of HTC India. As president of HTC South Asia he will lead company and work to Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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