Sunday, October 01, 2017

Merger of SSTL into RCom to be Completed by October 2017

Long period MTS mobile and dongle users, it is confirmed that days of MTS India brand in India is numbered. Today on October 1st, 2017 Reliance Communications has released a press released regarding alternate plans to reduce debt as stated by Anil D. Ambani at Recent AGM.

In that PR, it has been confirmed that RCom-SSTL merger to be completed by this month. The merger was announced back in November 2015, and it has been delayed due to many reasons, but mostly from delay from DoT.

Conclusion of the merger will give RCom access to SSTL’s 850 MHz airwaves with extended validity till 2033 in eight key markets that will be used for 4G expansion.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

[Press Release] SVF to Enter Nepal market with Nepalese dubbed Yeti Obhijaan

SVF bets big on Nepal market with the upcoming Kakababu Adventure film - Yeti Obhijaan

~ Prosenjit Chatterjee-starrer Yeti Obhijaan is the first Bengali movie to be dubbed into Nepalese, titled Yeti in Nepal ~
~ First Tollywood movie to be released across Nepal in 50 screens on September 22, the same day as India release ~

Kolkata, September 8, 2017: SVF (Shree Venkatesh Films), Eastern India’s largest entertainment company today announced their plans to tap the Nepal audience with Yeti Obhijaan becoming the first Bengali movie to be dubbed into Nepalese. Yeti, as the movie will be called in Nepalese, is scheduled to be released during Durga Puja/Dashain, to coincide with the biggest and most auspicious festival in West Bengal and Nepal.

On this occasion Mahendra Soni, Director & Co-founder, SVF said, “We are constantly looking to innovate and expand into new markets keeping consumer preferences in mind. The story of the film is set in Nepal and  we have Nepali characters like Mingma, Norbu who take the story forward.  We are confident that Yeti Obhijaan, the first Bengali film to be dubbed in Nepalese and released across 50 screens, will be loved by the audience of Nepal.

The film, Yeti Obhijaan, is an adaptation of Pahar Churaye Aatonko from the Bengali adventure series - Kakababu, written by famous Bengali writer Sunil Gangopadhyay. Featuring the stalwart Prosenjit Chatterjee as Kakababu the film will hit silver screens of India and Nepal on September 22.  This Kakababu series film has been shot in India and Switzerland by the ace director Srijit Mukherji.

About Yeti Obhijaan
This is yet another adventure of Kakababu and Santu, where they unravel the mystery of the legendary beast, the Yeti. Gorokhshep plateau is the new destination where the uncle-nephew duo find themselves facing harsh circumstances in the process of unraveling the actual truth behind various incidents revolving around attacks by the giant beast. The quest introduces them to new characters such as Mingma and Norbu, local sherpas, who help them in the expedition. Their adventure leads them to unraveling the mystery of the Yeti.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

[Press Release] BSNL and Coriant Enter Into Agreement to Chart Path to 5G and IOT in India

BSNL and Coriant Enter into Agreement to Chart Path to 5G and IoT in India

Memorandum of Understanding Lays Foundation for Innovation in Network Architectures and Services Leveraging 5G, IoT, SDN/NFV, and Mobile Edge Computing Technologies

New Delhi, 06 September 2017: India’s leading Telecom Operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited today entered into an Agreement with Coriant to Chart Path to 5G and IoT in India. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between BSNL and  Coriant for Laying Foundation for Innovation in Network Architectures and Services Leveraging 5G, IoT, SDN/NFV, and Mobile Edge Computing Technologies.

Coriant, a leading supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), one of the leading telecommunication operators in India, today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to closely collaborate on the exploration of 5G and related technologies in the India networking ecosystem. Under the terms of the MoU, Coriant and BSNL will cooperate to accelerate network architecture and service innovation leveraging 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), SDN/NFV, and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) technologies.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

[Press Release] Vodafone Egypt Selects Openwave Mobility for Faster User Experience and Outstanding Mobile Video QoE

REDWOOD CITY, CA – September 6, 2017– Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile traffic, announced today that Vodafone Egypt has selected Openwave Mobility’s NFV-based download acceleration and encrypted video management solution to enhance subscriber Quality of Experience (QoE) and manage rising encrypted video traffic. With a customer base exceeding 40 million subscribers, Vodafone Egypt is one of the leading mobile operators in the Middle East.

Mobile data across the Middle East has been growing at a phenomenal rate and much of this is down to mobile video streaming.  As mobile networks carry increased traffic loads, subscribers can suffer poor Quality of Experience (QoE) including long wait times and video buffering.

“As the volume of mobile data continues to grow, we needed a flexible solution that can handle all traffic types and assure our users of a greater mobile data experience” said Osama Siad, Vodafone Egypt’s Technology Director.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Introduction to nextGen LTE : Gigabit LTE

Exploring the true potential of Gigbit LTE, US tech giants Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm broke the barrier of 1Gbps on LTE, as Qualcomm's press release notes on 21st September, 2017 on 21st August. This is industry first with commercial silicon and network infrastructure to hit over 1Gbps on LTE, 1.07Gbps to be precise. 

The testing process used Qualcomm'x X20 LTE modem, and Ericsson radios and LTE software and utilized 12 LTE streams on three 20 MHz channels of licensed Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) spectrum, alongside 4x4 MIMO and 256-QAM. 

The 1.07 Gbps speed was achieved using only three 20MHz carriers of FDD (Frequency Division Duplex using separate transmit and receive frequencies) spectrum, achieving new levels of spectral efficiency for commercial networks and devices. 

In the begining of August (to be specific 2nd August, 2017), the same trio - Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies had touched astounding 953Mbps in a joint commercial network deployment in Boca Raton, Florida. The demostration used network components from Verizon including a cell site, hardware, software and backhaul; most advanced radio systems from Ericsson (micro Radio 2205 for LAA) and Gigabit powered Qualcomm's Snapdragon X16 LTE modem (based on Snapdragon 835 mobile platform).

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Jio De-Clutters Indian Telecom by Removing Many Add-on Packs

Long back I wrote down some similarities between Jio's strategy and Google's strategy in India and United States respectively.

After nearly one year of Jio's commercial launch (= SIM availablity to everyone) we must admit Jio disrupted the mobile telephony by price and services.

Jio did it uniquely, began as a greenfield operator, deployed own fiber optic network and towers, dealt with several tower and telecom companies for infra sharing and launched world's fastest growing telecom and digital services platform. And they deployed single technology - 4G/LTE, even their voice and texts are going through LTE networks across 2300, 1800 and 850MHz spectrum.

But after the free days are over, Jio launched the plans similar to developed countries where a single plan offers voice, text and data. Before Jio came, every existing operators have several prepaid packs - some for talktime, some for SMS pack, or rate cutters for own network, for local calls or STD calls or for roaming purpose.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

airtel vs Jio LTE Speed Comparison

This week I ported to Airtel and I could not resist to make a comparison of two 4G/LTE giants - airtel and Jio.

Day : 22nd July, 2017
Location : Shyamabazar, R.G.Kar Medical College Campus.
I found that in this campus airtel has some issues with LTE signal, probably because of the old buildings.
Weather: It was raining.

airtel 4G speedtest: