Telecommunication Current Affairs - 2019

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‘IBM Simon’: World’s first smartphone turns 20

World’s first smartphone to come into existence— a $900 klutzy IBM Simon mobile phone —turned 20. The phone was developed by IBM and the American cellular company BelSelf and hit the market in 1994. IBM Simon It was around 23 cm long and weighed half a kg. Though looked gawky, Simon could do almost anything Read More…

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No conclusive data available on effects of Mobile Phone/Tower on Health: ICMR

As per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), there are no conclusive data available on the issue of Health Hazards due to radiation emitted from cell phone and cell phone tower. Some scientific evidences indicate some bio-effects and potential adverse health effects of Radio Frequency Radiation (RFR). As per ICMR, WHO/International Agency for research on Read More…

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Supreme Court: CAG can audit accounts of private telecom companies

The Supreme Court bench of Justice K S Radhakrishnan and Justice Vikramjit Sen ruled that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in his capacity can inspect the accounts of private telecom companies. The court held that such an inspection was essential in order to make certain that the government, which has granted the private companies Read More…

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Union Government okayed two plants to manufacture Semiconductor chips

In a bid to give boost to local production of electronics, the Union Government approved the setting up of two plants to manufacture semiconductor chips in India. The two electronic chip manufacturing units will be set up by: India’s Jaiprakash Associates, IBM and Tower Jazz at a cost of Rs 34,399 crore near the Yamuna Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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Still some time for ‘Voice Over LTE’ technology to arrive in India

‘Voice Over LTE’ technology, which will soon be deployed in USA shortly by some of the mobile companies, has still some time to yet arrive in India. Indian operators in due course will adopt the 4G LTE standard which will improve the carrying capacity of airwaves, furnish data at nearly 10 times the speed offered on Read More…

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Cabinet cleared revised Preferential Market Access (PMA) for electronic equipments

The Cabinet approved a revised version of the Preferential Market Access (PMA) policy that will apply to the supply of electronic and telecom equipment that has security implications. Preferential Market Access (PMA) policy linked to telecom equipment and other electronic products having security implications has been cleared. What is Preferential Market Access (PMA) policy? PMA policy will severely Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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Latest telecom subscriber database released by TRAI

India’s telecom subscriber base expanded marginally to reach 90.44 crore in July 2013, as per latest telecom subscription data from TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India). Total number of subscribers: 904.46 million Net addition: 1.37 million subscribers during July Subscriber base from Urban areas: 548.85 million Subscriber base from Rural areas: 355.60 million Teledensity: 73.54 Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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