Demand for AI jobs up 11% in India amid talent scarcity
The Indian job market will witness a 22 per cent churn over the next five years with top emerging roles coming from AI, machine learning, and data segments, according to the report by foundit (previously Monster India & APAC). When it comes to AI-driven jobs, the IT sector is leading with 29 per cent, , followed by advertising, market research.
5G speed to reduce to half if less spectrum allotted in 6GHz band: COAI
In a letter to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), the apex operators' body said that mid-band spectrum like 6GHz provides a balance of wide coverage and capacity which is critical to the rapid and cost-efficient deployment of 5G mobile networks in India and also meets the exponentially increasing data demands, that too at affordable terms.
65% telecom towers need fiberisation; 12L towers to be deployed to make India 5G-ready
According to T.R. Dua, Director-General, DIPA, to date, 36 per cent of telecom towers are fiberised and nearly 7,50,000 towers are deployed in India. Despite proactive support from the government and Department of Telecommunications (DoT), the telecom infrastructure providers are still facing hurdles in faster.
Ericsson to lay off 8,500 employees globally to cut costs
According to an internal memo sent to employees, the company said the headcount reduction has been conveyed to employees in several countries. "We see a potential to simplify and become more efficient throughout the company, especially when it comes to structural costs," a company spokesperson told Bloomberg.
Govt tells telcos not to install 5G base stations within 2.1 km from airports
The DoT letter, seen by IANS, said that the telecom service providers (TSPs) are advised that "in the area 2,100 meters from both ends of runway and 910 meters from centre line of runway of Indian Airports shall have no 5G/ IMT base stations in the 3,300-3,670 MHz".
5G will improve network performance in India: TRAI Chairperson
"5G technology would offer significant improvements in network performance and is likely to transform industries and society, putting the country on an unprecedented growth trajectory. 5G would have a massive impact on various industries and on the overall economy," Dr P.D. Vaghela said at a workshop here.
Reliance Jio touches 600 Mbps 5G speed in Delhi
According to Ookla's 'Speedtest Intelligence' report, telecom operators have been testing their networks and they witnessed a wide range of 5G download speeds -- from low double-digit (16.27 Mbps) to 809.94 Mbps. "This data points to the fact that the operators are still recalibrating their networks. The speeds are expected to be more stable moving forward as these networks will enter the commercial stage," the report mentioned.
Smartphone firms hail 5G launch, prepare bundled offers with telcos
India is home to more than 500 million smartphone users and more than 100 million users with 5G-ready smartphones wish to upgrade to a 5G subscription in 2023, according to a latest Ericsson report. Madhav Sheth, CEO realme India, VP, realme and President, realme International Business Group, told IANS that as the first brand to launch a 5G-enabled phone, "we believe that 5G has the potential to bring together the entire ecosystem".
Vi to introduce 5G mobile cloud gaming service in India
The company said that with 5G's low latency technology, the cloud gaming industry is expected to democratise even further. "The online gaming industry is among the fastest growing entertainment segments in India and with the advent of 5G it is expected to grow many folds. Mobile gaming is a key agenda for us to drive engagement with our consumers", Avneesh Khosla, Chief Marketing Officer, Vodafone Idea, said in a statement.
Centre proposes to bring WhatsApp, Zoom under telecom licence
The government has, however, proposed to give exemption to press messages that are intended to be published in India of correspondents accredited to the Central or state governments from being intercepted. "For provision of Telecommunication Services and Telecommunication Networks, an entity shall have to obtain a license," according to the draft of the Indian Telecommunication Bill 2022.