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In countdown to Trump's visit, India sweetens trade deal

India is open to greater market access for American farm and dairy products and lower duties on Harley-Davidson.


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Telcos to fetch $8 bn from 5G IoT revenues by 2024: Report

This is a growth of over 1,400% over the next 5 years, UK-based Juniper Research said in its report identifying the automotive and smart cities sectors as key growth drivers for 5G adoption over the next 5 years accounting for 70% of total 5G IoT connections worldwide.

Japan approves bill to help firms to develop 5G, drone technologies

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Telecom companies reject regulator’s claim on 5G base price

The tussle between the regulator and operators, weighed by huge debt and facing n...

  • Telecom regulator Trai on Wednesday strongly defended its recommendations on pricing of spectrum, including 5G airwaves, saying its views ha...

    According to a CMR study, 5G-enabled smartphone shipments in India can potentially surpass 140 million by 2025, amid a gradual uptake. The report said that 5G is expected to reach significant scale by 2022.

    Disruption is a natural process in any sector, what is wrong with that, asks RS Sharma, Chairman, TRAI. Coming to the reserve price, the 5G auction will determine the final prices but at the same time, we should begin the auction with minimal reserve prices, says Sharma. Edited excerpts:.

    Shares in the Finnish company slumped 22% in early Wednesday trading after it said it was evaluating "strategic alternatives" for Hatch, while also looking to make annual cost savings of 6 million euros ($6.6 million) for the 80%-owned unit.

    The U.S. raised the stakes in its battle with Huawei Technologies Co., using a law historically associated with prosecuting mafia figures to claim the Chinese company engaged in decades of intellectual property theft.

    A prolonged epidemic, they said, could slow down 5G rollouts and devices ecosystem development globally, including in India as Chinese vendors such as Huawei have been leading the charge on the 5G front. Such a scenario could potentially spoil the business case and returns prospects for struggling Indian telcos to bid aggressively in a 5G airwaves sale any time soon.

    The Z Flip, priced from $1,380, will go on sale on Friday.

    Johnson spoke after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday tweeted: "The UK has a momentous decision ahead on 5G." The United States has banned Huawei from the rollout of its next generation 5G mobile networks because of concerns -- strongly denied -- that the firm could be under the control of Beijing.

    The U.K.government says Chinese tech company Huawei will be allowed to participate in high-speed wireless network but will be excluded from "core" parts of the system.

    “There are less than a third of mobile towers connected to fibre backhaul when compared to China that has more than 80% connected,” Sharma said. He added that the telecom sector should be treated as ‘strategic’ to serve citizens and that issues such as the Right-of-Way (RoW) should be set right.

    Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has signed to collaborate with IIT Hyderabad for research purpose in science and emerging technology including artificial intelligence. The MoU envisages joint research and development for multiple projects over a period of two years.

    The United States has banned Huawei from the rollout of its next generation 5G mobile networks because of concerns -- strongly denied -- that the firm could be under the control of Beijing. Washington has been lobbying Britain to do the same, even threatening to limit intelligence sharing between the two allies if the UK goes its own way.

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