Airtel has taken some more steps towards its goal of its complete network transformation. The telecom provider, which is one of the leading in India and was at one point of time, amongst the largest int he world, plans to get back on track. Airtel’s 4G network already covers 100% of Karnataka. It is the only telecom provider in the region to offer 4G, 3G and 2G services. to give a recap of its journey in the state, here are some numbers:4G services on 2300 MHz launched in 2012 4G services on 1800 MHz launched in 2015 VoLTE services launched in November 2017 Towns and villages covered by network – 39,000
Now, in an effort to maintain their lead in this [...]
A recent leak suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S10 could get launched in four different variants. According to the rumours, one of the variant will be a 5G variant. This new revelation came after a website was trying to analyze the system apps of the Galaxy S9+ to see if they could find anything interesting about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10. The reports suggest that the Galaxy S9+ Android Pie change log has configuration files, that entails some model details stored in the file name. The code names for each of the phones are ‘ssrm-beyond0’, ‘ssrm-beyond1’, ‘ssrm-beyond2’ and ‘ssrm-beyond25g’.
The code also suggests that one of the variant will be a 5G compliant model. The [...]
The conversation for deployment of 5G has been in the market for a while now, with Oppo being the latest to complete 5G testing on its R15. 5G is an abbreviation for 5th generation of Mobile network , which started from 1G network for feature phones in the early 1990s. Like every “next generation” wireless network technology, 5G will give your phone a speedier connection. It should be about 10 times faster than 4G. But, smartphones are yet to become a part of this revolution. Amidst a flurry of competition, smartphone brands like Huawei and Lenovo were already gearing up to launch the first 5G enabled smartphone. However, it seems that Oppo Electronics Corporation, which [...]
Samsung has set a benchmark when it comes to all things computing related. From manufacturing displays to home appliances, Samsung has done it all. The latest innovation in their line up is 8GB DRAM which is essentially a Low Power type (LPDDR5). Made for smartphones, Samsung has focussed on integrating AI capabilities and 5G compatibility with this 8GB DRAM. Samsung also claims high data-rates for the LPDDR5 DRAMs. The announcement was made on Samsung’s news blog.
The senior vice president of Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering at Samsung Electronics, Jinman Han, quoted:
“This development of 8Gb [...]
Huawei has launched the worlds first 5G CPE at MWC 2018. However, the availability of the CPE will be limited to North America. The CPE stands for Customer Premise Equipment, which enables the company to test the true potential of the 5G network before the official rollout.
Huawei has partnered with the Canadian telecom company TELUS to implement this technology in Canada. Initially, this technology will be tested with the TELUS employees based on the successful 5G 3GPP mmWave tests that were conducted by the Huawei and TELUS in June 2017.H Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO at TELUS said:
This trial represents continued progress toward the launch of 5G, as we start to [...]
Everyone wants faster and better internet connection. While 4G has slowly but surely entered the Indian market on a mass level, the world has already moved on to 5G internet. The first true move towards launching 5G wireless networks and smartphones received a huge impetus. The members of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) have officially approved the hardware specifications for the Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G New Radio (NR) standards. The specifications were confirmed during a meeting of the 3GPP group in Lisbon, Portugal. The actual specifications will be posted sometime later this week on the group’s official website.
NSA 5G NR specs were [...]
Major telcos in India are future proofing their networks by working on the next big thing in the telecom industry, 5G. We had earlier reported that the government of India wants to be a big player in the 5G industry and take adequate steps earlier on in order to not fall behind in the 5G race. Now, major telcos like Airtel, Relieance Jio and more are preparing to introduce massive MIMO technology into their respective networks. The 5G technology is expected to be rolled out by 2020 and the massive MIMO technology is considered to be a key component in enabling 5G.
Massive MIMO, or massive multiple input multiple output, increases capacity of a base station by five to seven [...]
India is planning to roll out 5G internet services by the year 2020. In order to complete this task successfully, the government has set up a high-level forum which will evaluate all possible roadmaps to make sure that 5G internet becomes prominent in the country. For the said objective, the ministries of telecom, information and technology, and science and technology have been included in the forum. A budget of Rs 500 crore is set aside for research and development of 5G technology by the government.
The minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha said:
We missed the opportunity to participate when the standards were being set for 3G and 4G, but don’t want to miss [...]
While Nokia has had a bittersweet run in the past few years, Nokia Networks is still in the game. Nokia Networks is collaborating with two of the major network operators in India, (and many major Networks globally), state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Airtel, to prepare India for the 5th generation (5G) network technology and the Internet of Things (IoT). 5G is the successor of the 4th generation (4G) network technology which was released in USA back in 2011. Though 4G was announced in India in 2012 it was rolled out properly in 2016.
Nokia Networks intend to utilize 5G first, which is an end-to-end 5G solution by Nokia, for the purpose. This includes the [...]
Even though 4G networks in India have not been a real success, thanks to poor deployment and connectivity and also due to high charges, Nokia is in talks with various telecom companies to provide 5G networks in India.
While major telecos are still investing into 4G technology trying to get it up to speed with other countries, with respect to network and infrastructure.
5G technology is leaps and bounds ahead of current gen networks and, many countries are already investing heavily in the technology. With 5G users can attain 100 megabit per second speed and the infrastructure can handle 1000 times more data traffic.
India is expected to initiate 5G by 2020 [...]
We all know that 5G is the next big thing. We are also aware that the speeds 5G promises will be massive. While many countries still try to have an established 4G network, including India, Australia is one country which wants to stay ahead of the pack. According to Vodafone, Australia will likely have 5G mobile network by 2020.
The development of the fifth-generation mobile network has invited a number of eager investors. After all, the next-gen network promises supremely fast speeds and will be the guiding factor for everything from ‘Internet of Things’ to driverless cars.
Vodafone’s Australian chief Benoit Hanssen believes Australia will be among the [...]
Trust our species to think ahead. 4G has yet to establish itself firmly around the world and now news has reached our ears that plans on 5G mobile network is very much on. The UN said on Thursday that member countries have approved the roadmap for the development of the next generation of mobile networking – 5G.
Needless to say, 5G mobile networks will promise lightening-fast downloads and will also help bring driverless cars closer to reality. The future 5G technology will supposedly deliver data speeds up to 1,000 times faster than the current 4G network. Just when you thought such speeds were too farfetched for the present. But a lot can happen in 4 [...]