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Telecom News Watch - May 2 Week

- Indian smartphone maker Lava plans to shift production to India - Jeff Bezos could be world`s first trillionaire by 2026, Mukesh Ambani by 2033: Report - Handset makers dial aviation and shipping ministries to seek a full waiver of demurrage charges - Paytm Payments Bank to deliver cash at home for senior citizens in Delhi, NCR - Tamil Nadu government to bring blueprint for telecom infrastructure deployment: Top official - Facebook is buying online GIF platform GIPHY for $400 million - Foxconn`s first-quarter profit plunges on coronavirus fallout, sees better second quarter - Xiaomi to make IoT products in India once market is ready - Spotify signs content deals with aawaz.com, private FM channels - Amazon Prime Video announces direct-to-digital release of seven films - Facebook's 'Messenger Rooms' goes live globally - Spotify offers 3-month free trial period, re-introduces Rs.699 yearly plan - WhatsApp Business now allows users to sync account with their company Faceboo…

Telecom Sector News, May 1st Week.

- Govt lifts ban on online sales of smartphones, laptops and PCs but conditions apply - 5G signal now available on Mount Everest peak  - ZTE and Qualcomm achieve 5G VoNR in 700 MHz  - Aarogya Setu app mandatory for govt, private sector employees   - Mobile phone retailers set to reopen stores where allowed  - RIL confident of hitting zero net debt target by  - Voda Idea launches AI powered virtual assistant for subscribers on WhatsApp  - STL reopens China, Europe, India facilities; chases Rs 10,000 crore order book  - Global smartphone shipments fall 13 per cent in January-March  - Entry-level handset segments set to decline in emerging economies due to Coronavirus: Counterpoint  - Resumption of mobile phone production depends on state govts: ICEA  - Samsung may start mass production of 5nm chips in Q2  - Apple reports slight revenue growth in Q2 2020, iPhone revenues decline  - Airtel Xstream App registers 300 per cent surge in viewership

Telecom Sector, April News Roundup

✓ Airtel signs Rs.7,636 crore deal with Nokia to get ready for 5G era ✓ BSNL to revise Rs 9,000 crore worth tender for 4G gear purchase  ✓ India`s electronics manufacturing can gain from China`s loss, says Prasad  ✓ RIL doubles down on its debt reduction plan with proposed rights issue  ✓ JioMart and Whatsapp will empower 3 crore small Kirana shops: Mukesh Ambani  ✓ After Facebook deal, Jio's valuation higher than RIL's legacy business  ✓ Facebook deal to help RIL to be debt-free by March 2021: Credit Suisse  ✓ Facebook-Jio collaboration unlikely to help Whatsapp Pay rollout  ✓ Jio Platforms to use Rs.28,000 crore from Facebook to redeem RIL OCPS, cut debt ✓ WhatsApp looks at lending after payments nod  ✓ Airtel $1 billion India 4G deal brings respite to Nokia after China 5G defeat  ✓ Nokia quarterly revenue to get 5G boost before coronavirus impact felt  ✓ Entry level, refurbished smartphones to be in focus, once sales resume  ✓ After Zoom, research finds Microsoft Teams vulnerable to cy…