The Engineering Community across India is celebrating Engineers Day on 15 September every year as a remarkable tribute to the greatest Indian Engineer Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya (popularly known as Sir MV). He is held in high regard as a pre-eminent engineer of India."Digital Transformation: A New Industrial Revolution" is the theme of Engineers Day 2018.
KOLKATA: Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio Infocomm said they have received demand notices from the telecom regulator for slipping on multiple quality of service (QoS) norms during the March quarter. “Bharti Airtel has received demand notices, totalling Rs 11 lakh towards penalties in respect of six circles -- Maharashtra, Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kolkata and Gujarat -- for the quarter ending March 2018,” the Sunil Mittal-led telco said late Tuesday evening in response to a BSE query on media reports about the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) slapping penalties on big telcos, including Airtel, Reliance Jio, and erstwhile Vodafone India/Idea Cellular .. “Bharti Airtel has received demand notices, totalling Rs 11 lakh towards penalties in respect of six circles -- Maharashtra, Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kolkata and Gujarat -- for the quarter ending March 2018,” the Sunil Mittal-led telco said late Tuesday evening in response to a BSE quer ..
n 2017, BSNL has submitted a detailed project report and in a bid to acquire spectrum worth about Rs 13,885 crore, has sought Rs 6,652 crore as equity infusion from the government while it initially wanted to meet the remaining cost through revenue it would generate over a period of 10 years. NEW DELHI: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has approved the state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) plan that seeks airwaves in the 2100 Mhz band to launch fourth-generation (4G) services pan-India. In 2017, BSNL has submitted a detailed project report and in a bid to acquire spectrum worth about Rs 13,885 crore, has sought Rs 6,652 crore as equity infusion from the government while it initially wanted to meet the remaining cost through revenue it would generate over a period of 10 years. Meanwhile, the Telecom Commission, a highest telecom policy making body has extended the duration for spectrum payments from 10 to 16 years now, after an inter-ministerial group’s (IMG) recommendation.The state-driven telco's original plan has thus revised to 16 annual instalments.The telecom department has accepted our proposal and is in the process to allow spectrum in the 2100 Mhz band to run 4G services,” BSNL Chairman Anupam Shrivastava told ETTelecom, adding that the telco would be able to launch high-speed Long-Term Evolution (LTE) services soon. LTE is a technology standard for high-speed wireless communication services for mobile devices. Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha, according to the BSNL executive, has put the entire allocation process on a fast track, and in a recent meeting with top DoT officials has given an 80-day timeframe to conclude the process so that the telecom PSU could get much awaited airwaves soon. Industry insiders, however, have blamed the Narendra Modi-led NDA government for making BSNL handicap by not allowing much needed radio waves to launch 4G services even as the private players make technological advances in the wake of billionaire Mukesh Ambani-owned Jio’s pure-play 4G foray in September 2016. With telecom market competition already becoming fiercer, BSNL’s full-fledged foray is expected to further disrupt the present market scenario as the state-run telco aims to offer affordable tariff in tandem with rivals to woo consumers in tier-II and tier-III locations. Shrivastava said that the telco is planning to rollout 4G services on the 2100 Mhz band in all 21 licensed service areas (LSAs) except Rajasthan where it has airwaves in the 800 MHz range.We have already rolled out 4G in Kerala and Karnataka on a pilot basis and can concurrently run 3G and 4G services if an additional 5 Mhz is allocated in the 2100Mhz band, the top official told ETTelecom earlier. Delhi-headquartered telco also believes that rolling out 4G with an additional five units in the 2100 Mhz band could also help in utilization of unused spectrum by offering contiguity.
NEW DELHI: Reliance Jio is planning to use satellites to connect to the rural and remote parts of India through its 4G LTE-based voice and data service. It is deploying a first-of-its kind satellite backhaul-based network, using capacity from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and technology from Hughes Communications (HCIL). The Mukesh Ambani-led 4G telco is connecting more than 400 LTE sites which are beyond the reach of terrestrial backhaul services through this satellite backhaul-based network. The network is under different phases of deployment. Jio has awarded a contract worth over $10 million to Hughes Communications (HCIL) to set up the satellite backhaul for the 4G network in these areas. In India, most telcos, including Jio, use microwave largely to connect towers since laying fibre is tough due to high deployment costs and right of way (RoW) issues. In rural and remote parts, especially hilly areas and islands, using the microwave is even more challenging due to height, a difficult terrain and the huge investments involved, which is where the satellite-based network can fit in. Jio group president Jyotindra Thacker said the telco is using Hughes’ Jupiter system to support its 4G sites. “The satellite system is key to enabling our vision of providing ubiquitous and seamless connectivity to each and every part of the country.” Partho Banerjee, president, Hughes Communications .. Telcos such as Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd., Vodafone Idea, and Bharti AirtelNSE -1.24 % have been doing satellite backhauling to a small extent, albeit for 2G and 3G services, industry watchers said, adding that BSNL has the most satellite backhauling today for 2G and 3G. Read more at: //economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/65762219.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst