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The GSMA works with nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. (Photo/Oppo)

Smartphone maker Oppo joins global mobile operator’s trade body GSMA

As a newly member of the GSMA, Oppo will participate in a variety of working groups and programs dedicated to the advancement of mobile technology.
“The NI mmWave Transceiver System and LabVIEW system design software enabled AT&T and NI to define and develop a channel measurement system unmatched in the industry today,” said James Kimery, director of RF research and SDR marketing at NI.

AT&T collaborates with NI to find accurate model for 5G network deployment

The collaboration between AT&T and NI is on 5G Millimeter Wave (mmWave) channel characterisation which will help in finding accurate model for 5G network deployment.
TRA Research has ranked Nokia as India’s most trusted brand for 2017 in the mobile phones category. (Photo/Nokia)

To surprise many Nokia emerges as India’s most trusted mobile phone in 2017

To surprise many Nokia emerges as India’s most trusted mobile phone for 2017 in a recently released study by Mumbai-based TRA Research.
All Xiaomi smartphones ship with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors in India and are optimised for India-specific bands for the most efficient usage of 4G/LTE, said company. (Photo/Xiaomi)

Xiaomi beats Apple, Samsung as the most preferred smartphone upgrade choice in India

Xiaomi 26%, Samsung 12% and Apple are the top three preferred brands for the next smartphone purchase among Android panel, says Strategy Analytics.
Financial statements in the 2016 annual report are audited independently by KPMG. (Photo/Farhan Aziz)

Riding on cloud, video and IoT, Huawei reported solid growth for 2016

Huawei said that solid growth in its carrier, enterprise and consumer business led to revenue of $75.1 billion, an increase of 32 per cent over 2015.
“The President pledged to reverse this type of federal overreach in which bureaucrats in Washington take the interests of one group of companies over the interests of others, picking winners and losers,” Spicer told reporters this week. (Photo/Agency)

Will Trump reverse Obama’s Net Neutrality rules

US President Donald Trump is set for another battle when it comes to his administration’s approach to policy making and this time, it is the highly contested issue of net neutrality.
“We see Bharti Airtel as being best positioned among incumbent telcos to compete with Jio, with industry leading subscriber share and data capacity,” said Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey. (Representative image)

Bharti Airtel to retain leadership in high-end customers despite Reliance Jio free bonanza: Survey

The incumbents, particularly Bharti Airtel, should be able to retain most of high-end subscribers given they provide better voice and customer service, claimed a Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey

About 82 per cent users willing to continue with Jio post free offers: Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey

Nearly 82 per cent of Reliance Jio users surveyed have expressed their willingness to continue with its services even after the free offers ends, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey claimed
Tikona currently has 20 MHz spectrum in the 2300 MHz band in Gujarat, UP (East), UP (West), Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh circles. Airtel plans to roll-out 4G services on the newly acquired spectrum in the five circles immediately after the closure of the transaction, said a statement from Airtel. (Photo/Agency)

Tikona 4G spectrum acquisition fills the gap that Airtel had in the TDD-LTE band: Gartner

Airtel’s acquisition of Tikona’s 4G spectrum fills the gap that it had in the TDD-LTE band mainly in UP East, UP West and Rajasthan circles, said research firm Gartner
“Airtel’s acquisition of Tikona’s 4G spectrum fills the gap that it had in the TDD-LTE band mainly in UP East, UP West and Rajasthan circles. With this acquisition Airtel will have nationwide TDD-LTE spectrum,” said Rishi Tejpal, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner.

After Vodafone-Idea deal, now Bharti Airtel to acquire Tikona Networks’ 4G business

After the Vodafone-Idea deal, Bharti Airtel has now entered into a definitive agreement with Tikona Digital Networks to acquire Tikona’s 4G Business including the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles