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Google unveils new ultra-high speed internet


July 27th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, July 27 (IANS) After more than two years of anticipation, Google finally announced Thursday that the company's ultra-high speed internet service Google Fiber would become available to the residents ... Read more...

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Telecom links in all Indian villages by 2014: BSNL


March 25th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 25 (IANS) State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has undertaken an ambitious Rs.20,000 crore project to establish telecom links in all villages across India and to take e-governance ... Read more...

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TRAI recommends $6 bn national broadband network


December 8th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Wednesday recommended establishing a national broadband network for faster internet connectivity at an investment of around $6 billion (Rs.26,000 crore).The ... Read more...

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BlackBerry set to unveil tablet computer Monday


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 22 (IANS) Though BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) is keeping mum, the Canadian company is expected to unveil its BlackPad tablet computer to rival Apple's iPad Monday, according to ... Read more...

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Telecom Minister A.Raja proposes measures to bridge rural-urban technology divide


September 15th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 15 (ANI): Focusing on the massive consumer base in the nation's largely unexplored rural markets, Telecom Minister A. Raja proposed measures to bridge the technology divide between villages and ... Read more...

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Mobile banking will change banking in India: Pitroda


July 19th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Over 250,000 panchayats will soon be connected with broadband connections, Sam Pitroda, advisor to Prime Minister on public information, said here Monday. "We are planning to connect ... Read more...

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Broadband connections for all panchayats by 2012: Pilot


June 25th, 2010 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Come 2012 and all the panchayats (village councils) in India will be provided with broadband connections. Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Sachin Pilot announced this ... Read more...

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YouTube, age 5, is just getting started


May 18th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Andy Goldberg San Francisco, May 18 (DPA) It's spawned scandals, spoofs and sensations and is probably the biggest time waster on the planet.But as video-sharing internet site YouTube celebrated its ... Read more...

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79,924 panchayats have broadband connections


April 1st, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) As many as 79,924 panchayats (village councils) in India had broadband connectivity by February this year, says the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). Data on the DoT website shows ... Read more...

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India needs 100 million broadband connections, says Pitroda


March 17th, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) National Knowledge Commission chairman Sam Pitroda Wednesday said India needs around 100 million broadband connections and the government is focused on connecting 250,000 panchayats across the country ... Read more...

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Google plans superfast internet


February 11th, 2010 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Feb 11 (DPA) Google plans to build a fibre optic broadband network that will connect customers to the internet at speeds 100 times faster than most existing broadband connections ... Read more...

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Government sets target of 250 mn broadband connections by 2012


January 28th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) As broadband penetration in India hasn't picked up in proportion to the growth of mobile subscribers, the government Thursday said it has set a target of 250 ... Read more...

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Gujarat becomes first Indian state to have video telephony


January 22nd, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Gujarat Friday became the first state in India where video phone services have been launched on a commercial basis. After providing the services in the state on experimental basis ... Read more...

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Google Launches “Fast Flip”


September 16th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey According to the sources, Google on Monday launched an experimental new content browser termed as "Fast Flip". The newly launched Fast Flip is actually a content browser that reportedly enables ... Read more...

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Google’s new OS could hit Microsoft where it hurts


July 11th, 2009 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
By Andy Goldberg San Francisco, July 11 (DPA) It's the ultimate showdown in the technology world, the clash of giants that has been eagerly awaited for years. Web giant Google is taking ... Read more...

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All villages to be broadband-enabled by 2012


July 10th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) In a bid to improve governance at the grass roots level, the government has decide to extend broadband connectivity to all villages by 2012, Minister of State ... Read more...

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Internet gaining popularity in Punjab’s border villages


June 7th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar June 7 (ANI): The Internet, is becoming a major draw in rural Punjab. The increase in the number of users in rural areas in the border belt of Amritsar reflects this ... Read more...

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Chilean president offers incentives to Indian investors


March 20th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet Friday invited Indian IT companies to partner with their Chilean counterparts to "build global projects" and also to help her country's development. Bachelet, who came ... Read more...

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Free mobiles, connections for 40,000 police constables in Kerala


March 1st, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 (IANS) The Kerala police, as part of its ongoing modernisation drive, will arm close to 40,000 police constables with a mobile telephone and a SIM card each. According to state ... Read more...

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BSNL launches wireless broadband in Gujarat


February 26th, 2009 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) State-run telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), in association with US-based WiMax solutions provider SOMA networks, Thursday launched wireless broadband services in Gujarat. A BSNL statement said ... Read more...

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Tesco to launch online fashion store


January 31st, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) Britain-based international grocery and general merchandising retail chain Tesco plans to launch an online fashion store by the year-end.The website will offer thousands of items and sell Tesco's ... Read more...

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BSNL launches mobile backup system in two states


October 5th, 2008 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 5 (IANS) State-run telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has launched "mobile backup system" in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, a top company official here said.The new system would help ... Read more...

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A Raja calls for strengthening broadband services


September 30th, 2008 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 30 (ANI): Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology A. Raja today asked public sector BSNL to give top most priority to the growth of cellular and broadband ... Read more...

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One in nine Brits watch TV online


August 14th, 2008 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): The internet revolution has enveloped television viewers too, as one in nine British households is watching television over the internet, says a new report.Ofcom, the industry regulator, ... Read more...

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BSNL launches IPTV in Jaipur


August 4th, 2008 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 4 (IANS) Indian public sector telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), in association with optical fibre cable maker Aksh Optifibre Ltd, launched the Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) in the ... Read more...

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India gets its first Hindi e-commerce site


July 16th, 2008 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The country got its first e-commerce site in Hindi Wednesday. Ezeego1.com, the country's first meta search travel site, launched its new Indian langauge window for the vast ... Read more...

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Motorola backs Wimax over 3G as India’s next broadband tech


June 3rd, 2008 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Himank Sharma New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Telecommunications giant Motorola Inc., a Fortune 100 company, says that the newer Wimax technology scores over 3G in data transmission capabilities and that it's the ... Read more...

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Broadband has people hooked more to net than TV


May 21st, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 21 (ANI): A new survey has found that people with Broadband connections spend more time on the net than they do watching television.The survey, conducted for networking company Cisco, ... Read more...

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India registers 272.87 mn telephone users


April 10th, 2008 - 9:17 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) India has registered a total telecom subscriber base of 272.87 million for the quarter ending December 2007 as against 248.65 million for the quarter ending September 2007, ... Read more...

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Gujarat to connect 16,000 villages through broadband


February 25th, 2008 - 7:52 pm ICT by admin
Gandhinagar, Feb 25 (IANS) After launching Jyotigram Yojana which aims at supplying electricity to all villages, Gujarat is planning another ambitious project to provide broadband links to its rural areas. Presenting the ... Read more...

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India adds 8.74 million telecom users in January


February 22nd, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India, the world's fastest growing telecom market with the lowest call tariffs, added a whopping 8.74 million subscribers in January, official data released Friday said. With this, ... Read more...

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Over 2486 lakh telephone subscribers in India


November 14th, 2007 - 2:40 am ICT by admin
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