Nokia and Oppo have finally settled the patent dispute which banned the phone brand from selling its phones in Europe. News 

New deal with Nokia may bring an end to Oppo’s ban in Europe

Finnish telecommunications equipment manufacturer Nokia announced on Wednesday that it had signed a 5G patent cross-licensing agreement with Chinese device manufacturer Oppo, which will resolve patent disputes between the companies. Nokia has been involved in legal disputes with several Chinese tech companies, including Oppo, over patent payments. “OPPO today announced that it has signed a global patent cross-licensing agreement with Nokia covering fundamental patents for 5G and other mobile communications technologies. After the Agreement, both parties will resolve all pending litigation in all jurisdictions. The detailed terms of the agreement…

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The report by Ericsson Consumer Lab, titled '5G value: Turning performance into loyalty', explores the dynamics driving 5G network satisfaction and user retention in the country News 

Ericsson Study Predicts 31 Million Indian Users Will Upgrade to 5G Phones by End of Year

Ericsson, a leading global technology company, has released a groundbreaking report that sheds light on India’s imminent leap into the 5G era. It believes 31 million Indian users will upgrade to 5G phones by December. The Ericsson Consumer Lab report, titled “5G Value: Turning performance to loyalty,” explores the dynamics driving 5G network satisfaction and user retention in the country. The study, conducted earlier this year, represents the views of 1.5 billion consumers in 28 global markets. In India, the survey covers the perspectives of 50 million 5G users and…

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India's successful 5G push has allowed it to climb 72 places since last year in Speedtest’s Global Index rankings for mobile internet speed. News 

India Jumps 72 Spots in Global Mobile Speed Rankings Thanks to 5G Rollout

India has quickly risen through the ranks, overtaking other G20 countries in terms of global mobile internet speeds, climbing 72 places in the past year and now ranking 47th globally in Speedtest’s global index. According to Ookla, this puts India ahead of the likes of the UK (62nd), Brazil (50th), Mexico (90th) and even Japan (58th), and of course well above immediate neighbors such as Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Yarn. It further notes that “India’s median download speed has improved significantly, increasing to 3.59 times since the launch of…

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As per the MoU, Ericsson Research will actively support and engage in all research endeavours undertaken by CeRAI. The partnership is expected to make significant contributions to the development of ethical and responsible AI practices in the evolving technological landscape in the country AI 

IIT-Madras’s CeRAI and Ericsson Collaborate to Promote Responsible AI in 5G and 6G Technologies

IIT-Madras’ Center for Responsible AI (CeRAI) and Ericsson have entered into a partnership with the aim of advancing the field of Responsible AI. The collaboration was officially announced at the symposium “Responsible AI for Networks of the Future” held on the campus of the leading institutes on Monday. The highlight of the event was the agreement signed by Ericsson naming CeRAI as a “Platinum Consortium Member” for five years. In accordance with this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Ericsson Research actively supports and participates in all CeRAI research projects. IIT-Madras Center…

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Global mobile subscription penetration was 105 per cent in the second quarter. News 

India Leads in 5G Subscriber Growth with 1.3 Billion Global Users

Global 5G subscriptions grew by 175 million in the second quarter (Q2), while India’s share of total mobile subscriptions posted the largest net increase during the period with more than seven million new users, a new report showed on Tuesday. The second quarter additions bring the number of global 5G subscriptions to nearly 1.3 billion, according to the Ericsson Mobility Report. In the second quarter (Q2), the number of mobile communications subscriptions was 8.3 billion, and the net increase in the quarter increased by 40 million subscriptions. The number of…

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PM Modi said on India's 77th Independence Day that the nation is actively working on 6G and highlighted the fast 5G rollout. News 

PM Modi Announces Formation of ‘Task Force’ to Prepare for India’s 6G Launch in 2023

Celebrating India’s 77th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the stage at New Delhi’s Red Fort to reflect on India’s progress in recent years. He highlighted India’s journey on its way to becoming the world’s third largest economy in providing the world’s most affordable mobile data and internet services. Prime Minister Modi said that India has achieved the fastest nationwide 5G rollout with 700 districts already benefiting from the country’s 5G infrastructure. He also announced that India is already working to launch 6G, saying, “We have formed a 6G…

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This growth is attributed to factors like the increasing use of 5G technology, Cloud gaming, gamification, the popularity of esports tournaments, and the use of mobile gaming devices. Gaming 

Report Predicts India’s Gaming Market to Reach $8.6 Billion with the Aid of 5G and Cloud Technology by 2027

According to a recent report, the gaming industry in India, valued at $2.6 billion in FY2022, is projected to experience an annual growth rate of 27 percent. By the year 2027, it is anticipated to achieve a market worth of $8.6 billion. The growth is due to factors such as the increase in 5G technology, cloud gaming, gamification, the popularity of esports tournaments and the use of mobile gaming devices. According to the State of India Gaming report shared during the third edition of the India Gaming Conclave 2023, India’s…

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Nokia said on Friday it had signed a new longterm patent license agreement with Apple, as the current license between the companies expires at the end of 2023. News 

Nokia and Apple Reportedly Renew Patent License Agreement for 5G and Other Technologies

On Friday, Nokia announced that it had entered into a fresh long-term patent license agreement with Apple, as the existing license between the two companies is set to expire by the end of 2023. Although the terms of the agreement are confidential between the companies, it covers Nokia’s inventions in 5G and other technologies. Nokia said the company expects to record revenue related to the deal starting in January 2024, consistent with the company’s long-term outlook announced in the first quarter. Nokia’s patent portfolio is based on more than 140…

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Planes without compatible altimeters won't be allowed to fly in low visibility. News 

US Flights Risk Disruption Due to 5G Deadline on July 1st

According to The Wall Street Journal, starting from July 1st, planes lacking retrofitted sensitive radar altimeters will not be able to land in low visibility across the US. This requirement may cause inconvenience for travelers. It is important to note that this is not related to any existing safety concerns. The deadline is in line with the expansion of 5G networks by US wireless companies, which could potentially cause more interference for aircraft without the required equipment. The 5G push comes after years of delays and discussions between the Federal…

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The 5G subscription in India is estimated to have reached about 10 million by 2022 end, and is seen accounting for about 57 per cent of mobile subscriptions in the country by the end of 2028, making it "the fastest growing" 5G region globally. News 

Report Predicts 57 Percent Of Mobile Subscriptions In India Will Be 5G By 2028

Ericsson Mobility Report predicts that India will have approximately 10 million 5G subscriptions by the end of 2022, and it is expected to represent 57% of mobile subscriptions in the country by the end of 2028. This makes India the world’s fastest-growing 5G region. With the launch of 5G services in October 2022, India’s largest 5G market will witness massive network deployments under its Digital India initiative, it noted. Despite geopolitical challenges and a macroeconomic slowdown in some markets, communications service providers worldwide continue to invest in 5G, the June…

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The country's cybersecurity council warned of "high risk" to local networks from non-Western suppliers. News 

Portugal is considering the ban of Huawei from its national 5G networks

Portugal could become the latest country to ban Huawei and other Chinese companies from building 5G networks. As reported by Bloomberg, the Portuguese government recommended this week that domestic operators be banned from acquiring 5G equipment from outside the European Union or from countries that are not part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) or the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Operation and Development (OCED). In a statement released Thursday by Portugal’s Supreme Cyber Security Council, the government said companies outside those jurisdictions pose a “significant risk” to…

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5G networks have definitely helped with faster internet speeds on mobile while the fixed service is also getting an overhaul. News 

India’s mobile download speed will get a 5G boost in April this year

As 5G deployment accelerates thanks to Reliance Jio and Airtel, India climbed four places globally in terms of median mobile speeds globally in April, from 64th in March to 60th, a report released on Wednesday said. Median mobile download speeds in India rose from 33.30 Mbps in March to 36.35 Mbps in April, according to network intelligence and contact information service provider Ookla. Overall, India improved its global ranking for median fixed broadband speeds, rising from 84th in March to 83rd in April. The country’s performance on fixed median download…

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India has covered 600 districts with 5G services in less than 200 days, which is one of the fastest in the world, Union Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chauhan said on Monday. News 

600 circles in India now have 5G services in less than 200 per day, says Union Minister Devusinh Chauhan

India has covered 600 areas with 5G services in less than 200 days, one of the fastest in the world, Union Communications Minister Devusinh Chauhan said on Monday. Addressing the second meeting of the G20 Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) here, he said that the central government’s public policies have essentially been inspired by the ‘Antyodaya’ vision and have been important for inclusive prosperity and development. “India has covered 600 districts with 5G in less than 200 days, one of the fastest in the world,” he said in an official…

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According to the details shared by the Department of Telecommunications, India’s 6G vision include a multi-platform next-generation network, standardisation, the ecosystem for devices and systems, R&D finance, innovation solutions and identification of the spectrum News 

Next Generation Networks, Speed 100 Times Faster than 5G, Standardization: What is Bharat 6G Vision?

Just five months after 5G was launched in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the next step for the industry with 6G at the new International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in New Delhi. He launched the 6G R&D testbed on March 22, unveiling the ‘Bharat 6G Vision’ document. The ITU is the United Nations agency specializing in information and communication technology (ICT), headquartered in Geneva. India signed a host country agreement with ITU in March 2022 to establish a regional office. In addition to India, the new office serves Bangladesh, Nepal,…

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The company is part of India's PLI scheme and the demand for telecom gear means it wants to increase production. News 

Nokia begins manufacturing Fiber Broadband devices using 5G Building Steam

Nokia now plans to start manufacturing fiber broadband devices at its Chennai plant. The company made the announcement this week, which means Nokia’s Sriperumbudur plant will now also manufacture fiber broadband equipment. The company has confirmed that there is a high demand for these devices in India and other countries, and Nokia wants to use its local hardware to manufacture them for India and export as well. “As the momentum towards 5G networks and new hybrid deployment models push operators towards increasingly distributed network architectures, service providers are investing in…

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Kuo said the new iPhone SE will be similar to the standard iPhone 14, which features a 6.1-inch OLED display with thinner bezels. News 

Apple iPhone SE 4 back in development with big screen and new 5G chip: Report

Apple iPhone SE 4: Last year, several reports claimed that Apple had abandoned the launch of the affordable fourth-generation iPhone SE. Now, according to the latest information shared by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Cupertino-based tech giant has restarted development of the iPhone SE 4, which will feature a 6.1-inch OLED screen and an Apple-designed 5G chip. In a series of tweets, Kuo said the new iPhone SE will be similar to the regular iPhone 14 with a 6.1-inch OLED display with thinner bezels. The current iPhone SE is equipped…

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Bill Gates, who was the guest of honour at the G20 event, said no country has built a more comprehensive platform than India… IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, who was the chief guest, said India has developed a distinctive framework for the digital economy that is focused on improving people's lives News 

India Has Excellent Digital Network, Can Be the Most Affordable 5G Market: Bill Gates at G20 Event

Microsoft founder and IT czar Bill Gates praised India’s digital infrastructure at the G20 session on ‘Building Resilient and Inclusive Economics’ in New Delhi on March 1 and said it can be “such an example” for other countries. Gates, who was the guest of honour at the G20 session, patted India for its “excellent digital network”, dependable and affordable connectivity, and claimed it could be the “most affordable 5G market”. The IT magnate also discussed India’s Aadhaar digital identity system, and payment infrastructure—while mentioning the India-Singapore payment transfer initiative—and the…

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Analysts believe the Murata chief's position is too conservative. (Pixabay) News 

Apple supplier Murata expects half a billion 5G phones in the new year

Murata Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest manufacturer of ceramic capacitors for Apple Inc. and other smartphone brands, expects demand for fifth-generation wireless devices to exceed 500 million handsets during the month. next fiscal year, relying on a rush to replace Huawei Technologies Co. in the global consumer arena. Apple, Samsung Electronics Co. and its Chinese rivals Xiaomi Corp., Oppo and Vivo are fighting over the components of their devices, hoping to fill a void as Huawei’s mobile business shrinks under the weight of US sanctions. President Norio Nakajima said in…

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Airtel Accelerates Open Hybrid Cloud Network Deployment with IBM and Red Hat (MINT_PRINT) News 

Airtel and IBM complete first phase of open hybrid cloud network deployment

IBM and Bharti Airtel on Tuesday announced the competition for the first phase of Airtel’s Open Hybrid Cloud Network, which is built with the hybrid cloud and cognitive enterprise capabilities of IBM and Red Hat. Airtel says the deployment will allow the company and its partners to deliver new applications using the cloud network. The new platform also paves the way for improved performance, automation, availability and scaling, the company said. When fully implemented, Bharti Airtel’s open hybrid cloud network will help millions of partners and customers across industries to…

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FILE PHOTO: The Ericsson logo is seen at its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, June 14, 2018. REUTERS / Olof Swahnberg / File Photo (REUTERS) News 

Ericsson calls for spectrum price reduction, speeding up airwave availability

Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson on Monday urged the government to cut spectrum prices in India and speed up the process to make them available to service providers. At the fourth India Mobile Congress on Tuesday, Ericsson Head (Southeast Asia, Oceania and India) Nunzio Mirtillo said that an encouraging policy framework will help telecom operators to switch to the 5G network. I strongly encourage India to prioritize actions to incentivize investment in digital infrastructure, including making spectrum more affordable and speeding up spectrum availability, Mirtillo said. Telecom operators can start…

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