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ASUS ROG Phone 4 to get 6,000mAh battery with fast-charging

17 Jan 2021

ASUS ROG Phone 4 to get 6,000mAh battery with fast-charging

Taiwanese tech giant ASUS's ROG Phone 4 will make its debut in the coming days.

Reliance Jio seeks permission for 5G trials in India: Report

04 Mar 2020

Reliance Jio seeks permission for 5G trials in India: Report

Reliance Jio has sought permission from the government to begin 5G trials in India, becoming the first telco in the country to initiate such proceedings.

5G panel seeks flexible conditions from Indian government for trials

27 May 2019

5G panel seeks flexible conditions from Indian government for trials

The 5G committee has asked the government to formulate "flexible conditions including sufficient quantum and duration of the spectrum, unified license, and single-window clearance" to conduct 5G trials, according to a report.

#CES2019: Samsung showcases 5G phone prototype

11 Jan 2019

#CES2019: Samsung showcases 5G phone prototype

On the occasion of CES 2019, Samsung unveiled some amazing TVs, laptops, and cute but functional robots.

Samsung's foldable smartphone to get massive 6,000mAh battery: Report

19 Dec 2018

Samsung's foldable smartphone to get massive 6,000mAh battery: Report

Samsung's foldable phone continues to be a hot topic in the technology space.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G variant teased, launch imminent

24 Nov 2018

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G variant teased, launch imminent

Back in October when Xiaomi launched Mi Mix 3, the company had confirmed that a 5G variant of the flagship will be launched in 2019.

Samsung to launch these Galaxy flagship smartphones in early 2019

22 Nov 2018

Samsung to launch these Galaxy flagship smartphones in early 2019

Thanks to several leaks and rumors, we know Samsung is gearing up to launch its 10-anniversary Galaxy S10 in early 2019.

OnePlus 7 won't be 5G-capable, company confirms

14 Nov 2018

OnePlus 7 won't be 5G-capable, company confirms

When OnePlus said it plans to launch a 5G-capable phone in 2019, we all thought it would be its next flagship - the OnePlus 7.

First 5G-capable iPhone won't come before 2020, says report

04 Nov 2018

First 5G-capable iPhone won't come before 2020, says report

The plans for 5G roll-out are moving as expected, but the market is still waiting for the first generation of 5G-enabled smartphones.

OPPO just tested 5G internet on a smartphone: Details here

29 Oct 2018

OPPO just tested 5G internet on a smartphone: Details here

Just as telecom gear makers continue to demonstrate 5G use-cases, OPPO has deployed the technology for accessing the internet.

Jio says affordable 5G devices will be available by 2021

27 Oct 2018

Jio says affordable 5G devices will be available by 2021

As tech companies and internet service providers (ISPs) continue to gear up for full-fledged 5G trials in India, telecom giant Reliance Jio has given some insight into its mass adoption plan for the next-generation technology.

World's first 5G smartphone is launching on October 25

17 Oct 2018

World's first 5G smartphone is launching on October 25

On October 25, Xiaomi will unveil its latest Mi Mix 3 smartphone.

Chinese giant Huawei submits proposal for 5G trials in India

05 Oct 2018

Chinese giant Huawei submits proposal for 5G trials in India

In a bid to support 5G roll-out in India, Chinese tech giant Huawei has submitted a proposal to take part in upcoming field trials.

BSNL pens deal with Softbank, NTT Communications for 5G roll-out

23 Sep 2018

BSNL pens deal with Softbank, NTT Communications for 5G roll-out

BSNL has penned a deal with Japan's Softbank and NTT Communications to roll out 5G and internet-of-things (IoT) technologies in India.

China asks India for 'level playing field' in 5G trials

19 Sep 2018

China asks India for 'level playing field' in 5G trials

Following reports that India is planning to exclude Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE from 5G trials in the country, China, on Wednesday, sought a "level playing field, transparent and fair environment" for 5G trials in India.

Lenovo to launch first 5G smartphone with Snapdragon 855 processor

31 Jul 2018

Lenovo to launch first 5G smartphone with Snapdragon 855 processor

The groundwork is being done for the next big thing(s) in the smartphone space - 5G connectivity and next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset - both of which should be available by 2019.

Key takeaways from India's new telecom policy

13 Jul 2018

Key takeaways from India's new telecom policy

On Wednesday, the Telecom Commission - the highest decision-making body of the Department of Telecom - approved, in totality, the recommendations made by the Telecom Authority of India (TRAI) on the National Digital Communications Policy 2018.

Ericsson launches innovation center in IIT-Delhi as 5G era dawns

05 Jul 2018

Ericsson launches innovation center in IIT-Delhi as 5G era dawns

While 5G technology is set to see its global debut sometime later this year in the US, India will have to wait a while before it's 5G-capable.

Ericsson sets up India's first 5G innovation lab at IIT-Delhi

04 Jul 2018

Ericsson sets up India's first 5G innovation lab at IIT-Delhi

Giving Narendra Modi's 5G dream a big push, Swedish Telecommunications Company Ericsson has set up India's first 5G innovation lab at IIT-Delhi.

Commercial 5G roll-out expected in 2018, India to follow suit

16 Jun 2018

Commercial 5G roll-out expected in 2018, India to follow suit

2018 is set to go down in history as a breakthrough year for information technology, with commercial roll-out of 5G technology expected by the end of this year, said Swedish telecom company, Ericsson.

Indian Mobile Congress 2018 starts from October 25 in Delhi

17 Apr 2018

Indian Mobile Congress 2018 starts from October 25 in Delhi

India will host its second Mobile Congress event between October 25-27 in New Delhi, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said at a curtain raiser event of Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2018.

5G Smartphone shipments to exceed 100 million by 2021

16 Apr 2018

5G Smartphone shipments to exceed 100 million by 2021

According to a latest research by Counterpoint, the 5G smartphone shipments are estimated to grow 255% by 2021, to reach nearly 110 million units.

Two-thirds of India's population yet to come online: Telecom Minister

08 Mar 2018

Two-thirds of India's population yet to come online: Telecom Minister

According to Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha, over two-thirds of India's population is yet to come online, despite the fact that the country is the second largest consumer of the internet in the world.

Airtel, Huawei conduct 5G network trial; achieve throughput of 3Gbps

07 Mar 2018

Airtel, Huawei conduct 5G network trial; achieve throughput of 3Gbps

Huawei, along with Bharti Airtel, recently tested 5G network trial.

Race to bring 5G services is heating up: Here's more

27 Feb 2018

Race to bring 5G services is heating up: Here's more

The race to bring super-fast 5G wireless services to market is heating up, with the first commercial deployment of the much-anticipated technology expected at the end of the year.

Mobile World Congress: Huawei launches world's first commercial 5G-modem

26 Feb 2018

Mobile World Congress: Huawei launches world's first commercial 5G-modem

Chinese tech giant Huawei has unveiled the first ever commercial 5G modem in the world at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona.

Mobile World Congress 2018: AI, 5G, IoT to take center-stage

25 Feb 2018

Mobile World Congress 2018: AI, 5G, IoT to take center-stage

Mobile World Congress (MWC), a pilgrimage for smartphone and gadget lovers, has grown to become the launch-pad for digital transformation as well.

Tech Mahindra bets big on 5G, sets-up lab in Bengaluru

25 Feb 2018

Tech Mahindra bets big on 5G, sets-up lab in Bengaluru

Tech Mahindra has set up a lab in Bengaluru, in association with US chipmaker Intel as part of its preparedness for 5G services expected to be rolled out by 2019, said a top executive of the IT firm.

India's first 5G network trial successfully completed

24 Feb 2018

India's first 5G network trial successfully completed

Chinese technology giant Huawei and Indian telecom services provider Bharti Airtel have successfully conducted the country's first 5G network trial under a test set-up.

Spectra's 1Gbps Internet coming soon to Mumbai and Chennai

23 Feb 2018

Spectra's 1Gbps Internet coming soon to Mumbai and Chennai

For those of you in Mumbai and Chennai and haven't yet taken the Mbps to Gbps leap, Spectra will soon be introducing its 1Gbps connection in your cities.

Nokia, Xiaomi and others to launch 5G smartphones by 2019

11 Feb 2018

Nokia, Xiaomi and others to launch 5G smartphones by 2019

Qualcomm today announced a partnership with major mobile phone manufacturers such as Asus, HMD Global (Nokia seller), LG, Sony Mobiles, Xiaomi, etc. for the launch of 5G-enabled smartphones.

Trump-administration to build 5G network to guard against China

30 Jan 2018

Trump-administration to build 5G network to guard against China

The US Government is reportedly mulling to takeover a part of the country's mobile networks and build a centralized, super-fast 5G network within three years to guard the nation against China.

ZTE to launch its first 5G smartphone by 2019

15 Jan 2018

ZTE to launch its first 5G smartphone by 2019

Chinese phone maker ZTE will reportedly launch its first 5G smartphone in the United States of America by early next year, the company confirmed.

India ranks 76, 109 in broadband and mobile Internet-speeds: Ookla

11 Dec 2017

India ranks 76, 109 in broadband and mobile Internet-speeds: Ookla

Reflecting the massive transformation India underwent this year in terms of Internet speeds, the country was ranked 76th and 109th for fixed-broadband and mobile Internet speeds, respectively, on Ookla's November Speedtest Global Index.

Airtel gets 5G ready. Enough to topple Jio?

27 Sep 2017

Airtel gets 5G ready. Enough to topple Jio?

Telecom major Airtel has started deploying India's first state-of-the-art Massive Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology.

Come March 2018, BSNL to begin 5G field trials

07 Sep 2017

Come March 2018, BSNL to begin 5G field trials

In an attempt to bring the latest innovation in communications to its users, telecom firm BSNL announced that it signed an agreement with American tech company Coriant.