Category: Mobile Operator

5G’s Arrival Tees Up Patent Fights in Market Set to Grow 12,000 Percent

  Battles unfolding on several continents over who profits from connected cars, smarthomes, and robotic surgery may dwarf the size and scope of the tech industry’s first worldwide patent war, the one over smartphones. Automakers are now in court fighting some of the same companies that phonemakers such as Apple had to pay billions of dollars for use of […]

Bharti Said to Be Targeting Collapsed Satellite Operator OneWeb

Bharti Enterprises is a key investor in UK’s OneWeb OneWeb planned to launch 650 satellites into low Earth orbit OneWeb filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March Bharti Enterprises is backing a bid for collapsed SoftBank-backed satellite operator OneWeb, two sources said, in a consortium that is supported by the British government. OneWeb filed for […]

Telecom Firms Gear Up for Deals as Competition Heats Up

India’s crowded telecoms sector is preparing for a long-awaited shake-up as highly indebted players jostle for access to costly airwaves and brace for the launch of a deep-pocketed new rival backed by India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani. Ambani owns oil-to-retail conglomerate Reliance Industries, which is expected to begin offering fast data services across India by […]

Aircel to Launch 3G Services in 61 Towns in Bihar by Year-End

India’s leading private telecom service provider, Aircel, Thursday announced an aggressive expansion plan of its 3G network in Bihar by adding 61 new towns to its network by December this year, an official said. For expanding its 3G services, Aircel will set up 600 towers across Bihar to provide seamless connectivity to its constantly growing […]

Nokia Reports Stronger-Than-Expected Profits for Q3

Nokia, the world’s No. 3 network equipment maker, on Thursday reported stronger-than-expected profits as growth in China offset weaker demand in North America and Europe, and announced a new shareholder return plan. The Finnish company said it would return EUR 4 billion (roughly Rs. 28,689 crores) to shareholders in the coming years through dividend payments […]