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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Spectrum allocation delay may disrupt telecom services in Delhi: Vodafone

Spectrum allocation delay may disrupt telecom services in Delhi: Vodafone

Telecom services in national capital may be disrupted partially from December due to delays by DoT in fresh spectrum allocation to leading operators Airtel and Vodafone, according to sector regulator Trai.These operators, which have about 20 million mobile subscribers on their network in Delhi or 45% of the total subscriber base here, have bought spectrum as their current....more
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MSO Alliance dissolved to form wider digital cable TV federation
With the formation of the new federation, the MSO Alliance comprising the five national MSOs has been dissolved. The newly formed federation held its first meeting on 15 October in New Delhi, which was attended by all the leading MSOs including..... more
Enterprise
Apple India continues strategy shift with iPhone 6 midnight sale
Apple's first midnight launch saw buyers queueing up from Thursday night at stores that stayed specially open to allow those who pre-ordered the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to be the first to get them. The company has been seeking to remedy..... more
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HTC One (M8 Eye) launched at Rs 38,990, features 5-inch display, 5MP front camera
We had reviewed the HTC One (M8) earlier this year and last night, HTC announced another variant called the HTC One (M8 Eye) at their Double Exposure event. The HTC One (M8 Eye) has started selling from today onwards for Rs 38,990. The major..... more
Policy & regulation
BSNL may seek Rs 2,000 crore grant to give up a part of spectrum
State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd is considering seeking government grant in return for relinquishing a slice of the premium 900 MHz spectrum which the telecom regulator wants to free up for the next round of airwave auctions. A top BSNL executive..... more
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Samsung to increase investment in India's 4G market
Korean technology major Samsung has committed to scale up its investments in India's 4G market in a meeting with telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, while LG expressed great faith in the 'changed investment climate.' "Met CEO Samsung..... more
Reinvented Nokia committed to growth in India: Officials
Bullish on India, Nokia is ramping up its operations in the country, focusing on its three businesses of network infrastructure, location intelligence and advanced technologies, top executives of the Finnish telecom and IT conglomerate said. "For us...... more
telecom
Loop Mobile seeks time till October 31 to comply with Trai directions
Mumbai-based Loop Mobile has sought time till October 31 to comply with telecom regulator Trai's direction of informing all its customers about closure of services. In a letter dated September 30, Trai had asked Loop Mobile to inform date..... more
Telecom Commission defers imposing 8 per cent licence fee on Internet service providers
The Telecom Commission has deferred a proposal on imposing an annual licence fee of 8 per cent on Internet service providers (ISPs) as this could lead to a hike in Internet charges and impact the government's ambitious Digital India project...... more
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Vodafone unveils Diwali data bonanza
The India unit of UK-based Vodafone PLC on Friday unveiled a two-day flash sale, slashing upto 80% tariff on data usage this Diwali for its prepaid customers in the Delhi NCR region.To avail the benefits of the sale, Vodafone India pre-paid customers..... more
Tech, telecom firms roll out freebies for Diwali
IT and telecommunications players have rolled out out-of-the-box offers to catch the fancy of the customers this Diwali. While some are offering free festive apps, others are offering rebates on talk time and some others are offering freebies...... more
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