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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Telecom M&A guidelines need to be reworked: TRAI chairman Rahul Khullar

Telecom M&A guidelines need to be reworked: TRAI chairman Rahul Khullar

The telecom regulator on Monday was critical of mergers and acquisitions guidelines that didn't facilitate muchneeded consolidation. "DoT (Department of Telecommunications) issued some M&A guidelines. These guidelines are a non-starter and no M&A can take place within those guidelines," said Rahul Khullar, chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India...more
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broadband
'Government WiFi project at panchayats to be more cost effective'
A WiFi based broadband project at village panchayat level, involving operational expenditure of Rs 2,472 crore annually by the government, will lead to huge savings compared to market costs, according to a study. "The per annum cost of covering.... more
Enterprise
Reliance Jio to use Indus' towers to roll out services
Reliance Jio Infocomm has signed a deal with Indus Towers to share the latter's 1,13,490 towers as the Mukesh Ambani-led telecom company prepares to roll out high speed internet services on LTE next year. In a joint statement on September 22.... more
Handset
5-inch Salora Arya Z2 Android KitKat smartphone unveiled at Rs 6999
The Salora Arya Z2 is quite an interesting smartphone which has been thrown our way by a relatively unknown company in the Indian market. This handset boasts of a slim design, a 5-inch HD touch display, a quad core CPU as well as the.... more
Legal & patent
2G: Supreme Court turns down plea of CBI director Ranjit Sinha on case against him
In a setback to CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, the Supreme Court today agreed to consider a plea for hearing allegations levelled against him without knowing the name of the whistleblower in a case relating to controversial entries in the visitors' diary.... more
Report
Google Fibre clone: How Sterlite plans to provide high speed internet in 20 cities
Telecom engineers and fibre specialists at Vedanta Group company Sterlite TechnologiesBSE 4.06 % are finalising the 'proof of concept' of a close variant of the 'Google Fibre' project to transform the urban home broadband experience in.... more
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