Cable and broadband

Starlink gets DoT licence for offering broadband services in India: report

23 Jan 2024

Starlink, a communication satellite company owned by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, is reported to have received the Global Mobile Personal Communication by Satellite (GMPCS) licence

Trai releases amended interconnection regulations for cable and broadcasting services

15 Sep 2023

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has come out with fresh amendments to the Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Interconnection (Addressable Systems)) Regulations, 2023.

Reliance Jio launches 5G services in 13 cities across 4 states

10 Jan 2023

Jio offers STB and gateway router for free under new post-paid JioFier plan

21 Apr 2022

India bans 22 fake YouTube channels flaring malicious content

11 Apr 2022

Jio’s new subsea cable system IAX to connect the Maldives directly to India and Singapore

10 Mar 2022

Elon Musk sends truckloads of Starlink satellite terminals to war-hit Ukraine

09 Mar 2022

Elon Musk’s Starlink Internet not licensed in India: Govt

01 Dec 2021

Tata Sky plans to enter market with Rs3,000-cr IPO

13 Aug 2021

YouTube acquires Indian social commerce startup Simsim

23 Jul 2021

Cabinet approves Rs19,041-cr viability gap funding for PPP implementation of BharatNet in 16 states

30 Jun 2021

Reliance creating largest cable network with 2 new subsea systems

17 May 2021

The India-Asia-Xpress (IAX) system that connects India eastbound to Singapore and beyond and the India-Europe-Xpress (IEX) system that connects India westbound to the Middle East and Europe will address the region’s data revolution

Amazon to make TV streaming device in India

19 Feb 2021

Jio begins advanced infrastructure testing for 5G rollout

27 Jan 2021

Submarine optical fibre cable to connect mainland and Lakshadweep

11 Dec 2020

Govt to allow public office data aggregators to set up WiFi service sans licence

11 Dec 2020

Samsung wins $6.6 bn network equipment order from Verizon

08 Sep 2020

Samsung, which had a mere 3 per cent market share of the global telecom equipment, overcame the challenge posed by Nokia, Ericsson, ZTE and Cisco (in the absence of No 1 Huawei), to secure the grand order

Verizon, Amazon eye $4 bn stake in Vodafone Idea: report

04 Sep 2020

Acquisition of a majority stake in Vodafone Idea would help Amazon set up competition against Reliance Industries while it would open up a market for Verizon’s 5G telecom offerings

Jiofber cuts tariffs, offers 30-day free trial for new customers

01 Sep 2020

JioFiber comes with unlimited internet under a revamped home tariff plans that offers internet speeds of 150 Mbps, besides a 4K set top box with free subscription to 10 OTT apps for all new users

Amazon to invest $10 bn in Project Kuiper satellite constellation

03 Aug 2020

`Project Kuiper’, a constellation of 3,236 low-earth orbit satellites, will compete with the Starlink network being built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which has already launched over 500 satellites of the roughly 12,000 expected for its constellation

Reliance Jio develops own 5G network technology: report

11 Mar 2020

The new technology, which lets software undermine hardware on the technology front, will be a big negative for telecom gear suppliers as it would steal them of the potential profits Jio would otherwise have offered

Google to end its free Wi-Fi programme

18 Feb 2020

Qualcomm adopts Isro’s NaviC technology for mobile chipsets

23 Jan 2020

Qualcomm has developed new chipsets that are compatible with Isro’s GPS-alternative NaviC, helping Android phones to enhance geolocation capabilities within the coverage region of NaviC

Trai gets broadcasters double number of channels in Rs130 pack to 200

13 Jan 2020

Trai amends rules for a-la-carte channel pricing, cuts NCF for multi TV users by 40%

02 Jan 2020