China’s Ministry of Industries and Information Technology (MIIT) plans to allocate a total of 500MHz of spectrum for 5G. Although this is only similar in total spectrum size to the current 2G/3G/4G allocation for the three Chinese telcos, which is 507MHz, the major difference is that the 5G spectrum being planned is contiguous spectrum (300MHz contiguous spectrum between 3300 and 3600MHz, and 200MHz contiguous pectrum between 4800-5000MHz), while the current allocation is split into small parcels between 800MHz and 2600MHz. The ITU suggested a minimum contiguous spectrum size of 100MHz for genuine 5G services, and it is very difficult for most countries to find such spectrum at a low frequency level (below 3GHz). That is why 5G will, in most cases, take place at a higher frequency level and Continue reading How China Plans to Allocate 5G Spectrum ?
The TRAI of India met the captains of the Indian Telecommunication companies on the pricing issue post the Jio launch which has disrupted the Voice & Data market completely.
Demands of Leading Telcos in meeting with the TRAI officials are as follows. Continue reading Post Jio Launch – Demands of Incumbents with TRAI
Since Jio started charging for its services, Vodafone has retained its high value mobile broadband customers and has seen a lower rate of revenue decline in Continue reading Vodafone retains High End Mobile Broadband Customers, Subs Base at 38 Mn
The extension of promotions by Jio were a negative for Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone Lobby as incumbents would have expected some of their customers using free Jio services to start paying them once the free services of Jio concluded; however with free services from Jio continuing for one more quarter, the expected recovery is delayed. Jio’s free service put pressure on all existing operators and is driving industry consolidation. Smaller operators with low revenue market share, low data investments, low margins and Continue reading How Jio Launch Disrupted entire Indian Telecom Industry ?
Reliance Jio Infocomm is a grand experiment in extreme capitalism; an experiment where a company, backed by the balance sheet and cash flow strength of the parent’s Oil & Gas business, has unleashed what we call brute force of capital with business strategy which can draw parallels with the operations in Silicon Valley.
Jio’s disruption in the 4G LTE Space has caused #2 (Vodafone) and #3 (Idea) players to consider and announce a merger (in-principle agreement announced; not consummated yet) we do Continue reading Jio Heat Wave too intense for Vodafone + Idea – Is TRAI Biased ?
Twitter continues its push into live video with the launch of Periscope Producer API, a new tool for sharing live video aimed at larger media firms and broadcasters. The API will allow creators to connect their equipment to Twitter in order to stream live video directly to its network. The API enables third-party applications to authenticate Periscope accounts, configure streams, start and stop broadcasts and Continue reading Twitter’s Periscope Live Video for Networks to Compete YouTube / Facebook