Trai Says Public Wi-Fi Hotspots Could Slash Mobile Data Costs by 90 Percent

Trai has floated the paper, seeking answers by August 10 The estimated cost on Wi-Fi could be less than 2p per MB Currently, it’s 23p per MB on mobile’s 2G, 3G and 4G connections Telecom regulator Trai on Wednesday sought public views on allowing non-telecom companies to participate in setting up public Wi-Fi hotspots, and…

Spectrum Auction Likely to Be Held in September

Government expects to hold the mega spectrum auction in September, through which it hopes to garner Rs. 5.66 lakh crores, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said on Friday. The minister, who took charge earlier this week, said: “We expect spectrum auction to be finalised in September.” Last month, the Union Cabinet had approved the spectrum auction…

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Facebook Unveils OpenCellular, an Open Source Wireless Access Platform

In a fresh bid to connect nearly four billion people to Internet, Facebook on Thursday announced an open source and cost-effective, software-defined wireless access platform aimed to improve connectivity in remote areas of the world. The platform named OpenCellular is designed to improve connectivity since it can be deployed to support a range of communication…

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