All stories by Kiran Rathee
Ericsson sees $27bn revenue from 5G for India, but at a costRediff.com18 Nov 2018
While everybody is talking about the vast potential of 5G, the uptake of such services in India depends on operators getting around 100 Mhz 5G spectrum. At the reserve price proposed by Trai, getting this spectrum will cost a telco around Rs 490 billion. Which amount could be difficult for operators to mop up, given the financial stress they are undergoing, says Kiran Rathee.
Samsung plans 5G field trials in India by Q1 of next yearRediff.com10 Nov 2018
Across the world, there are around 150 trials on 5G currently going on and India has lagged behind. The government has now formed a committee which will look exclusively at developing a model for conducting 5G field trials, reports Kiran Rathee.
Govt eyes Make in India push for electronics to curb forex outflowRediff.com22 Oct 2018
'The government expects demand for electronic products to reach $400 billion by 2023-24. This would be a huge foreign exchange outflow, which may further widen our trade deficit with other nations. Hence, the government plans to push local electronics manufacturing to cut down on their import bill.'
UIDAI clears the air on linking Aadhaar with bank accountsRediff.com19 Oct 2018
The Aadhaar-enabled payment system, or AEPS, allows consumers who don't have smartphones or debit cards to perform basic banking transactions like cash deposit, cash withdrawal, intrabank or interbank fund transfer, balance enquiry and obtaining a mini statement through biometric authentication at micro-ATMs.
As India faces polls, Facebook says doesn't want site misusedRediff.com8 Oct 2018
Facebook has set up a task force that will have security specialists and content specialists, among others, who will try to understand all the possible forms of election-related abuse in the country.
Data protection: Candid views of Rishad PremjiRediff.com19 Sep 2018
"Critical data which has to be resided in India is an important component that needs to be clarified, as this will be arguably uncovered on an ad hoc basis as we move forward."
How Jio is denting the profits of incumbent operatorsRediff.com3 Sep 2018
According to JP Morgan, it seems that Jio is willing to go for the jugular in chasing market share if this hurts some of its standing rivals like Vodafone and Idea to a point from where they find it difficult to fight back.
5G likely to be launched by 2020 in IndiaRediff.com24 Aug 2018
The 5G road map pursued by India should not only move the country forward but also result in progress of weaker sections of society.
Jio continues to add maximum subscribersRediff.com21 Aug 2018
The overall wireless subscriber base increased to 114 crore at the end of June
India Post Payments Bank launch by PM Modi on Aug 21 to be a grand affairRediff.com16 Aug 2018
According to sources, the postal bank will tie up with other banks and financial companies to offer products like loans, mutual funds, and insurance policies to its customers.
Modi to launch India Post Payments Bank on August 21Rediff.com9 Aug 2018
The Department of Posts was one of the 11 entities to get the in-principle nod from the Reserve Bank of India in 2015 for setting up a payments bank.
Fake news: Govt may block mobile apps such as Facebook, WhatsAppRediff.com7 Aug 2018
The government is also trying to curb child abuse and pornography and such platforms act as catalysts in these cases.
Airwaves of over Rs 5 trn may be sold for 5G auctionRediff.com2 Aug 2018
If it happens, this would mean the largest spectrum auction in terms of amount with over 7,000 Mhz going up for sale across eight bands
Check fake news or face legal action: Govt buckles down on WhatsAppRediff.com20 Jul 2018
The California-based company has been facing flak recently after about a dozen people were beaten up based on incendiary messages being spread on the app through large groups.
COAI slams Trai's new draft rules on pesky calls and messagesRediff.com18 Jul 2018
The new proposals will lead to complex processes and huge costs for telecom service providers, without any substantial benefits: COAI
Cisco initiates flexi timings for staff and saves $490 million!Rediff.com16 Jul 2018
Firm offers this work option to 80% of its staff, saves $196mn on opex and garners $294 mn via building sales
DoT demand may delay Voda-Idea mergerRediff.com26 Jun 2018
The two companies were earlier expecting to complete the merger formalities and regulatory approvals by June 30 and to start operating as one entity from July 1.
Why TCS is upset with the MEARediff.com21 Jun 2018
The decision was in contravention of the provisions of the master services agreement signed between the company and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on October 13, 2008, says TCS
Airtel customer asks for 'Hindu representative'; Twitter erupts in angerRediff.com19 Jun 2018
It all began as one of its customers did not want a Muslim representative to resolve a problem. Rather, the customer wanted a Hindu representative to resolve the issue.
Soon, banking boon for rural IndiaRediff.com17 Jun 2018
The Indian Post Payments Bank will be a boon to Indians who live in rural areas. India has 154,000 post offices, of which 139,000 are rural.