wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

BSNL ties up with NTT and Softbank for 5G and IoT rollout

State-owned BSNL has tied up with Japanese telecom giant NTT and Softbank for technology on 5G and deployment of Internet of Things devices (IoT), the PTI reports. BSNL's managing director Anupam Shrivastava said, "Under the agreement, we will look at solution specially for the smart cities." This agreement seems to be a small part of what BSNL — which hasn't yet started its 4G rollout — is planning with Softbank. As the Economic Times reported in April, the telco is in talks with Softbank and a consortium of other companies to work on OneWeb, a net of satellites that will blanket the earth to provide internet connectivity in under-connected areas. NTT also agreed in February to work with BSNL to create a '5G test bed'. "We are in advance stages of starting 5G field trials. Government is in agreement to provide us 5G spectrum for trials. We expect to start field trials very soon," Shrivastava was quoted as saying at the 5G Congress. Government's 5G push The state-run telco's 5G deals come even as it hasn't rolled out 4G speeds. Its private competitors, meanwhile, are grappling with Jio, which doesn't have any legacy equipment to upgrade. Vodafone–Idea's networks have been largely upgraded to 4G, and so have Airtel's. But while those operators are closer to being able to increment their systems to 5G, they argue that their financial conditions are not suited to this push right now. As telecom operators consolidate, their revenues are narrowing even as data tariffs remain competitive. Last…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

I cover the digital content ecosystem and telecom for MediaNama.

Free Reads

News

Given that Apple itself admits that no threat is currently posed by quantum computing, this move might seem like too much too soon, but...

News

OpenAI argued that common use of the term GPT could lead to ‘infringement issues’ wherein users are likely to assume that products with the...

News

Flipkart at the moment remains unsure of precisely what it would be able to take over if it were to acquire Dunzo, which has...

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

Notably, Indus Appstore will allow app developers to use third-party billing systems for in-app billing without having to pay any commission to Indus, a...

News

The existing commission-based model, which companies like Uber and Ola have used for a long time and still stick to, has received criticism from...

News

Factors like Indus not charging developers any commission for in-app payments and antitrust orders issued by India's competition regulator against Google could contribute to...

News

Is open-sourcing of AI, and the use cases that come with it, a good starting point to discuss the responsibility and liability of AI?...

News

RBI Deputy Governor Rabi Shankar called for self-regulation in the fintech sector, but here's why we disagree with his stance.

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ