Musk's Starlink internet service to be offered in the Philippines in Q1, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Satellite internet unit of spacex's spacex is on track to enter the market this year. The service will be game-changing for the southeast Asian archipelago. Only seven out of every 100 people have fixed broadband subscriptions in the Philippines.
#Musk #Asian #Philippines #News #Technology #Internet


2 days ago

T-Mobile misses quarterly revenue estimates as competition bites, Telecom News, ET Telecom

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4 days ago

Samsung becomes India's top smartphone brand in Q4; Vivo ranked second: Canalys, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Indian smartphone market may have fallen by a third in Oct-Dec November saw steepest monthly decline ever – 50% sequentially and 43% on-year – as low demand for the high-volume entry-level smartphone segment continued to take a hit. Apple is likely to have cracked the top five for the first time ever in November. Samsung took the number one spot in the October-December quarter or Q4 of 2022 for first time since Q3 2017.
#Samsung #Indian #India #News #Technology #Mobile


2 weeks ago

Golden age of AI here, good for humanity: Nadella, Telecom News, ET Telecom

The cutting-edge chatbot ChatGPT is capturing the world's imagination. The new artificial intelligence site amassed 1 million users in just five days. He said the future of work is not just about technology and tools.
#Nadella #News #Technology #ArtificialIntelligence


2 weeks ago

United Internet subsidiary Ionos plans IPO in Q1, Telecom News, ET Telecom

United Internet subsidiary Ionos said it would undertake a prime standard listing of its shares this quarter. The web hosting company readies for an initial public offering (IPO) The offered shares are expected to come from the holdings of the subsidiary's two existing shareholders. United Internet shares were up 1.8% to 22.23 euros in early Frankfurt trading.
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2 weeks ago

Alphabet Inc: Alphabet's health science unit cuts over 200 jobs, Telecom News, ET Telecom

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3 weeks ago

Bharti Airtel: Airtel sets its sights on raising revenue market share to over 40%, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Bharti Airtel is seeing an opportunity to push its revenue market share to over 40% in the next 12-18 months. The company is also expanding its home broadband business and pushing for conversions to post-paid from pre-paid for the RMS growth.
#BhartiAirtel #News #Business #Markets


1 months ago

Consumer Electronics Show: AI infused everything on show at CES gadget extravaganza, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Tens of thousands of show-goers are hoping for a return to packed halls and rapid-fire deal-making that were long the hallmark of the annual gadget extravaganza. In 2022, it was a shadow of itself - empty halls, no meetings in hotel rooms, an analyst at Techspotential said. CES will be spread over more than 18 acres (seven hectares)
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1 months ago

Samsung Internet gets new search, privacy features on Android beta, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Tech giant has released an update to the beta version of its web browser ' Samsung Internet ' for Android devices. The first feature provides users the ability to search bookmarks folder and tab groups in the browser.
#Samsung #Android #News #Technology #Internet


1 months ago

Twitter not go to bankrupt, but isn't secure yet: Musk, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Monetisation drive to save twitter rolled out blue tick subscription. It costs $8 per month to purchase on the web or $11 per month via the iOS App Store.
#Twitter #News #Technology #ArtificialIntelligence


1 months ago

Meta: Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes witness stand in FTC case, Telecom News, ET Telecom

The federal trade commission argues that if the deal is allowed to go through, it would dampen innovation, hurting consumers who may face higher prices and fewer options outside platforms controlled by Meta Platforms Inc. Zuckerberg said that while fitness is one use case for virtual reality, other uses have been the primary ones that Meta has been focusing on.
#MarkZuckerberg #MetaPlatformsInc #News #Technology #VirtualReality


1 months ago

Icea: ICEA wants 'nuisance' tariffs on mobile phone parts to go, GST to be cut to 12%, Telecom News, ET Telecom

The electronics industry wants the government to rationalise and remove the smaller nuisance 2.75% tariffs on parts, components of mobile phones and sub-assemblies, as well as mechanics. It also wants that the 20% basic customs duty on high-end phones be capped to Rs 4,000 per device.
#ICEA #News #Technology #Mobile


1 months ago

Microsoft: Microsoft seeks to bring internet to millions in Africa by satellite, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Microsoft announces plans to bring internet access via satellite to 10 million people, half of them in Africa. The technology leader said it would start the satellite project immediately with a priority on bringing internet for the first time to parts of Egypt, Senegal and Angola. Microsoft president Brad Smith said that the company has been impressed by its engineers in Nairobi and Lagos.
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1 months ago

Vivo Smartphones: Excessive phone usage impacting daily habits and spousal relationships: Vivo India-CMR study, Telecom News, ET Telecom

The addiction to smartphones in India is on the rise, according to a study by smartphone brand Vivo India and market research firm CyberMedia Research CMR. 86% of respondents agreed that their phone is the last thing they see before bed. 84% stated phones have become a part of their bodies that they cannot separate.
#VivoIndia #India #News #Technology #Mobile


1 months ago

Telstra: Australia sues Telstra for not informing customers of downgrade in internet speed, Telecom News, ET Telecom

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission initiated the lawsuit in the Federal Court. It alleges Telstra downgraded broadband upload speed for nearly 9,000 residential customers in October and November 2020 without informing them or lowering its charges. The affected customers had opted for Telstra 's cheaper broadband offering, Belong, between May 2017 and October 2020.
#AustralianCompetition&ConsumerCommission #Australia #News #Technology #Internet


2 months ago

Upi: India extends deadline to levy cap on digital payment transactions, Telecom News, ET Telecom

India has decided to extend the deadline on capping the share of digital payment transactions by about two years to Dec. 31, 2024. Payment firms will not be allowed to process more than 30% of the total volume of transactions on UPI from Jan 1. The move comes as a breather to companies like Walmart Inc 's PhonePe and Alphabet Inc's Google.
#WalmartInc #India #News #Business #Markets


2 months ago

Apple: Apple reaches highest ever monthly market share of 25% in China in October: Counterpoint, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Apple reached its highest-ever monthly share of 25% in China in October 2022 on the back of strong sales of the iPhone 14 series and Huawei’s faltering performance, Counterpoint Research said. October also marked the first full month of iPhone 14. Series sales, with one in every four devices sold in China during the month being an iPhone.
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2 months ago

Department Of Telecommunications: DoT to telcos: No 5G sites near airports for now, Telecom News, ET Telecom

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has directed all the mobile phone operators not to install any 5G sites in the 3,300-3,670 MHz band, or the C-band, within 2.1 kilometres of both ends of runway at all the airports in India. The mandate means that for the time being, there won’t be 5G services in areas surrounding airports.
#DepartmentofTelecommunications #India #News #Technology #Mobile


2 months ago

Amazon: Banks in EU face tougher rules on using cloud computing giants, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Regulators worry about the speed and scale at which banks, insurers and investment firms are moving critical functions and market operations onto a handful of cloud platforms. A glitch at one cloud company could potentially bring down services across many financial firms. The EU Council, which represents the 27 member states, said it has completed the bloc's final approval stage for the new Digital Operational Resilience Act.
#EUCouncil #DigitalOperationalResilienceAct #News #Technology #Computing


2 months ago

Draft Telecom Bill: Draft Telecom Bill: Creating licensing provisions for OTTs to hurt Indian startups, says IAMAI, Telecom News, ET Telecom

OTTs should compensate telcos for using infra: COAI director general SP Kochhar told reporters Tuesday that the government should clearly define communication services to remove any ambiguity on the concept. IAMAI’s statement comes days after telecom industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said that OTT players.
#SPKochhar #COAI #TelecomBill #Indian #News #Technology #Internet


2 months ago

Meta: German regulator stays vigilant as Meta changes VR headset rules, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Facebook parent company Meta Platforms has responded to the German cartel office's concerns by allowing the use of its virtual reality headset without a Facebook account. The cartel office has been closely watching Meta since May when it declared it was of paramount significance for competition across markets, a classification that gives the regulator more scope to curb digital companies' market power.
#Meta #German #News #Technology #VirtualReality


2 months ago

Cellnex: Cellnex says inflation has shut down European phone masts market: FT, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Rising inflation makes it harder for companies to finance new deals and the availability of assets declines. M&A activity is over, says CEO of Cellnex, Europe's largest mobile phone tower operator. Since June, the share prices of most tower groups have fallen as rising rates have driven up costs.
#Cellnex #European #Europe #News #Technology #Mobile


2 months ago

Apple: As yen tumbles, gadget-loving Japan goes for secondhand iPhones, Telecom News, ET Telecom

The yen has sparked a growing secondhand trade in a major market for Apple Inc. In July, apple hiked the price of the entry-level iPhone 13 by nearly a fifth. The basic iPhone 14 later debuted at 20% more than the iPhone 13 did. Apple declined to comment for this story.
#TelecomNews #iPhone #iPhone13 #Japan #News #Technology #Gadgets


3 months ago

Nokia: HMD Global launches Nokia G60 in India with Jio 5G SA support at Rs 29,999, Telecom News, ET Telecom

The phone is said to support the 5G Nonstandalone (NSA) architecture. It also supports Jio’s 5G network operating on the 700MHz and 3500MHz spectrum bands. The smartphone will be available for pre-booking from November 1 to November 7.
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3 months ago

T Mobile: T-Mobile raises 2022 forecast for wireless subscriber additions again, Telecom News, ET Telecom

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3 months ago

Internet Access: Satellite communications to play key role in driving India's tech ambitions, internet reach: MoS IT, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Satellite communications is emerging as an important part of India's ambitions to scale up quality internet access across the country, the minister said. Our goal...IS by 2025-26 to have 1.2 billion Indians have the ability to connect to the internet directly through their device. Satellite communications and space segment, therefore, will be important in the overall mission to ensure delivery of internet.
#MoSIT #Indians #India #News #Technology #Internet


3 months ago

Safaricom: Kenya's Safaricom targets more fixed Internet users with 5G network, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Safaricom is the first firm to deploy the technology commercially in East Africa. It uses equipment from Nokia and Huawei to power its 5G network. The firm has 35 active 5G sites in Nairobi and plans to increase that number to 200 by March next year.
#Safaricom #Internet #Kenya #News #Technology #Internet


3 months ago

Cellnex: Spain's Cellnex sells 1,100 UK phone towers to meet watchdog conditions, Telecom News, ET Telecom

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3 months ago

Smartphone sales: Smartphone sales sag as consumers delay purchases: Report, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Smartphone sales in the recently ended quarter were nine percent less than in the same period a year earlier. The gloomy economic outlook has led consumers to delay purchasing electronic hardware and prioritize other essential spending.
#Report #News #Business #Markets


3 months ago

Ookla: India slips a rank in mobile, fixed broadband speeds: Ookla, Telecom News, ET Telecom

India slipped a rank in both median mobile network speeds as well as fixed broadband speeds. China tops the Speedtest Global Index with Shanghai as the fastest city with a median download speed of 158.63 Mbps for mobile networks, while Beijing topped with 238.86 Mbps for fixed broadband. A previous Ookla report found mobile download speeds will increase significantly with the rollout of 5G networks.
#Ookla #SpeedtestGlobalIndex #India #News #Technology #Mobile


3 months ago

Sterlite Technologies: 5G to drive fiber market in India: Sterlite Technologies, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Sterlite Technologies has been focused on launching ‘future ready’ fiber solutions and products to meet the demands of the telecom industry. The company has been partnering with global players for their 5G requirements as the services were launched in many countries before it arrived in India making us fully ready with technology and capacity.
#SterliteTechnologies #India #News #Business #Markets


3 months ago

Meta: Meta hits back in fight with FTC over VR company acquisition, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Federal Trade Commission is suing to block the deal, asserting it would hurt competition and violate antitrust laws. Meta struck back Thursday, asking a federal court in San Jose, California, to dismiss the FTC 's July request for an injunction against the acquisition. The tech giant said in its court filing that the government failed to establish that the virtual-reality market is concentrated with high barriers to entry.
#Meta #SanJose #News #Technology #VirtualReality


3 months ago

Mobile phone waste: 5.3 billion cell phones to become waste in 2022: Report, Telecom News, ET Telecom

More than five billion of the estimated 16 billion mobile phones possessed worldwide will likely be discarded or stashed away in 2022, experts say. Many disused phones would rise 50,000 kilometres (30,000 miles), more than a hundred times higher than the international space station. E-waste will never be collected voluntarily because of the high cost.
#TelecomNews #News #Technology #Mobile


3 months ago

Motorola: Motorola starts rolling out OTA updates to enable support for 5G NSA and SA networks, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Lenovo-owned Motorola has started rolling out over-the-air (OTA) updates to its devices for enabling support for both 5G non-standalone and standalone networks. Jio and Airtel are the only two telcos that have launched their 5G networks in SA and NSA mode, respectively.
#Motorola #Lenovo #News #Technology #Mobile


3 months ago

New phones: 28% urban Indians plan to switch their mobile phone brand: YouGov, Telecom News, ET Telecom

28% of urban Indians plan to switch their mobile phone brand as against 33% who stated that they will stick to the same brand. Brand stickiness is the highest among European markets such as Germany, Poland, Spain and Britain. Danes (43%) are more likely to do so followed by Singaporeans and UAE consumers.
#YouGov #Indians #European #Germany #News #Technology #Mobile


3 months ago

5g: DoT to meet smartphone brands, telcos on Oct

Smartphone brands and telecom operators summoned for a meeting by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) The meeting, scheduled October 12, will be chaired by telecom secretary, K Rajaraman, and will have both telcos and smartphone brands participating. Around 30 companies have been invited for the meeting including Apple Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Qualcomm and more.
#KRajaraman #TelecomNews #News #Technology #Mobile


3 months ago

Smartphone: Scientists use sensors to eavesdrop on phone calls remotely, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Researchers have demonstrated a method to detect the vibrations of a mobile phone 's earpiece and decipher what the person on the other side of the call was saying. The team at Pennsylvania State University used an off-the-shelf automotive radar sensor and a novel processing approach to reveal this significant security concern.
#TelecomNews #News #Technology #Mobile


3 months ago

Nokia phones: Nokia phone maker HMD Global CEO Seiche leaving company after six-year stint, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Florian Seiche, CEO of Nokia-branded phones maker HMD Global, is leaving the company after a six-year stint. Seiche said the company continued to innovate and led the global feature phone market driven by Nokia’s “Classic” designs. He had exclusively told ET that HMD is working to bring 5G technology across its portfolio globally and in India.
#Seiche #Nokia #Nokia #“Classic” #India #News #Technology #Mobile


3 months ago

Tencent: China tech shares sink as U.S

New U.S. Export control measures aimed at slowing Beijing's technological and military advances. Ban on certain semiconductor chips made anywhere in the world with US. Equipment. China's top contract chipmakers set to be hit by ban. Ban could also hit commercial data centres at Chinese tech giants Alibaba Group and Tencent.
#TelecomNews #Chinese #China #News #Business #Economy


3 months ago

Kumar mangalam birla: Vodafone Idea to soon begin 5G rollout: Kumar Mangalam Birla, Telecom News, ET Telecom

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4 months ago

5g in india: 100 mn Indian mobile users want 5G, half of them won't mind paying extra, Telecom News, ET Telecom

More than 100 million users in urban centres are eagerly waiting to upgrade to 5G in 2023. More than half of them are open to upgrading to a higher data tier plan in the next 12 months. The move is two times higher than in markets like the UK and the us where 5G services are available.
#TelecomNews #Indian #News #Technology #Mobile


4 months ago

Virtual private network: Pakistani netizens express fear as telecom authority crackdown on encrypted internet networks, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Pakistnetizens are expressing fear of state surveillance after the announcement of the VPN crackdown. A statement on the website of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority read that using any mode of communication including a VPN is a violation of PTA regulations.
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4 months ago

Netflix: Netflix looks to control cloud computing costs with AWS: WSJ, Telecom News, ET Telecom

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5 months ago

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: Samsung India says received over 100,000 pre-bookings for Galaxy Z Flip4, Z Fold4, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Korean smartphone maker Samsung said that the company has received over 100,000 pre-bookings for its latest foldable smartphones – the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 in India. Samsung India in a statement said the fourth-generation foldables have broken last year’s preorder records.
#Samsung #Korean #GalaxyZFlip4 #India #News #Technology #Mobile


5 months ago

ControlZ: Mobile startup ControlZ eyes Rs 100-crore revenue in FY 2023-24, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Delhi-based ControlZ offers select refurbished mobile devices combined with new accessories and packaging, and has in-house engineering capabilities. The company only resells device models that are high in demand including Apple 's iPhone and OnePlus smartphones through direct online sales channels with an average selling price (ASP) of less than Rs 20,000.
#ControlZ #Delhi #iPhone #News #Technology #Mobile


5 months ago

Vodafone Idea: CyberX9 says data of 226 million customers of Vodafone Idea exposed to internet; telo denies claim, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Cyber-attacks have contributed to a loss of more than $60 billion in decentralised finance (DeFi) currency since 2012. $44 billion of that vanished during the last 12 months, according to cyber protection firm Acronis. The data exposed by the vulnerabilities included all call records, internet usage details, location details, full name, Vi phone number, and residential address.
#Acronis #News #Technology #Internet


5 months ago

Meta: Meta head of virtual reality platform Horizon leaving company, Telecom News, ET Telecom

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5 months ago

Realme smartphones: Realme says govt unlikely to push Chinese phone cos out of sub-Rs 12,000 segment, Telecom News, ET Telecom

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5 months ago

Tax body clarifies on customs duty on mobile phone inputs, big relief to industry, Telecom News, ET Telecom

India’s apex indirect taxes body issued detailed guidelines on the levy of customs duty on various inputs used in mobile phones. The circular follows the directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) serving show cause notice to Chinese smartphone majors Oppo and Vivo over alleged duty evasion.
#RevenueIntelligence #Chinese #India #News #Technology #Mobile


5 months ago

5g: Telcos in a huddle on tariff plans as Indian consumers await faster 5G, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Indian telecom operators plan to roll out 5G services as early as September-October on pilot basis in select circles. Airtel and Vodafone Idea are currently tight-lipped, deliberating internally whether to opt for a substantial or a modest price hike for end users. Industry experts say 5G tariffs will be similar to 4G tariffs.
#Airtel #Indian #News #Technology #Mobile


5 months ago

Reliance Jio 5G: Jio trials HD virtual reality meeting using homegrown 5G NR and 5G core, Telecom News, ET Telecom

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5 months ago

Refurbished phones: Refurbished phones in better demand as price hurts new, Telecom News, ET Telecom

70% bought refurbished phone due to affordability factor, while 12% bought it as a spare device, 13% as a gift for a loved one. Industry lobby body India Cellular & Electronics Association expects the segment to double to $4.6 billion by 2025 from $2.3 billion in 2021.
#IndiaCellular&ElectronicsAssociation #News #Technology #Mobile


5 months ago

Metaverse: Metaverse to help AR/VR headset market reach 14 mn units in 2022, Telecom News, ET Telecom

In 2022, AR/VR device shipments is likely to reach 14.19 million units, compared to 9.86 million in 2021. The year 2023 is forecast to see 18.8 million device shipments, riding on the Metaverse momentum. The growth momentum will come from increased demand for remote interactivity stemming from the pandemic, as well as Meta Oculus Quest 2's price reduction strategy.
#Metaverse #News #Technology #VirtualReality


5 months ago