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China has 1.06 bn mobile phone connections


August 28th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) China has a staggering 1.06 billion mobile phone accounts, authorities said.Of these, 183.8 million subscribed to 3G network services, the industry and information technology ministry said.In ... Read more...

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Few takers for post-paid connection in Pakistan


August 24th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) Less than five percent Pakistanis have post-paid mobile phone connections, while the rest - about 96 to 97 percent - have pre-paid connection, a media report ... Read more...

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Panel to give guidelines on prepaid connections (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed the setting up of a five-member committee to recommend guidelines for verification of those applying for prepaid mobile connections.A bench ... Read more...

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Panel to give guidelines on prepaid connections


April 27th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed a five-member committee be set up to recommend guidelines for verifications of those applying for prepaid mobile connections.The apex ... Read more...

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‘For women, toilets more important than mobiles’ (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 7th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 7 (IANS) For a woman, a toilet is more important than a mobile phone, but men don't understand that, feels Anita Narre. She is the 20-year-old tribal whose ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Prepaid mobile recharges stalled in Kashmir


February 16th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) Thousands of prepaid mobile subscribers in the Kashmir Valley were stumped Thursday as vendors declined to recharge their connections on the police direction for proper ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘Mobile marketing will grow 10-fold in India’


December 13th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) India's mobile marketing space, which some analysts estimate at Rs.600 million ($11 million), will grow 10-fold in the next five years, says the Finnish ... Read more...

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Actual tele-density is 41 not 66 percent: Study


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The actual tele-density of the country stands at 41 percent with just 500 million-plus active mobile phone connections against the spurting 800 million figure projected ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Customer is the gainer with mobile number portability


March 13th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The mandatory scheme that requires telecom operators to allow customers to switch operators without giving up their numbers -- called mobile number portability -- ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Subscribers happy post-mobile number portability launch


January 20th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The customers are a happy lot post the nation-wide launch of mobile number portability (MNP) Thursday -- a scheme that allows subscribers to switch operators without ... Read more...

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Now switch mobile phone operator, but keep your number (Roundup)


January 20th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday unveiled a new scheme that permits mobile phone users to change their service providers without having to forgo their numbers in ... Read more...

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PM to launch scheme to keep cell number but switch operator


January 20th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will Thursday unveil a new scheme that will permit mobile phone users to change their service providers without having to forgo their ... Read more...

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Two ‘detained’ in Mumbai for e-mail on Delhi firing (Lead)


September 21st, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Two people have been detained here in connection with an e-mail allegedly sent by the Indian Mujahideen (IM) terror group soon after Sunday's shooting outside Delhi's Jama Masjid, ... Read more...

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Jama Masjid attack: Mumbai Police hunting SIM card user


September 21st, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Mumbai Police and the Anti-Terrorist Squad are trying to find the person who procured a mobile SIM card -- on the basis of forged papers in the name ... Read more...

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Goa forest guards get motorbikes to check crime


September 17th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) Dealing with tiger poaching and illegal mining isn't really a walk in the park. Perhaps that is why forest guards in Goa's seven wildlife sanctuaries will now whiz ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Digital wallets will subsume paper money in 30 years: Sam Pitroda (Interview)


September 11th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) With some five billion mobile phones in use today globally and over 10 billion credit and debit cards issued each year, tech evangelist ... Read more...

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India now has over 650 million mobile phone connections (Lead)


September 8th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) India's mobile phone market continued to expand at a robust pace with total connections estimated at 652.42 million as on Aug 1, thanks to 16.92 million new ... Read more...

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CBI files graft cases against two MTNL officials


August 12th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has lodged corruption cases against two officials of the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), Mumbai, and others for cheating the company of ... Read more...

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Sangma asks police to probe mobile SIM cards racket


August 8th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 8 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has asked the police to probe the SIM card racket in the state, expressing concern about mobile phone connections falling into the hands ... Read more...

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India, China account for 47pc of 5 bn global mobile connections


July 10th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): A survey into the mobile phone connections worldwide has revealed that there are now over 5 billion, with the Asia-Pacific region including India and China being the main ... Read more...

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Nearly two billion additional mobile phone connections recorded between 2006 and 2009


June 30th, 2010 - 3:05 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – Nearly two billion additional mobile telephone connections were recorded across the world between 2006 and last year, the majority of them in developing countries, the United Nations ... Read more...

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Two held for making fake IDs


May 27th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 27 (IANS) Two people have been arrested for supplying fake identity cards and forged documents for obtaining mobile phone connections, police said Thursday. Crime Branch officers raided a shop in ... Read more...

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93 mobile phones per 100 people in Brazil


May 23rd, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 23 (IANS/EFE) The number of mobile phone connections in Brazil has climbed to 180 million - or 93.8 cell phones per 100 people, a telecommunications regulator in the ... Read more...

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Storm snaps coastal Andhra’s mobile phone link


May 20th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) Heavy rains and strong gales due to the severe cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal snapped mobile phone communication in several parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh Thursday. Except ... Read more...

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Businessman, associate arrested for sending lewd SMSs to politicians (Lead)


April 17th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Delhi Police's Special Cell has arrested a 27-year-old businessman and his aide for sending threatening and lewd text messages to several politicians, including Minister of ... Read more...

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One arrested for sending filthy SMSes to politicians


April 17th, 2010 - 1:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Delhi Police Friday arrested a 27-year-old businessman for sending threatening and filthy text messages to politicians, including Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor, using ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Nearly 100 threatening, filthy SMSes sent to politicians


April 16th, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Nearly 100 threatening and flithy SMSes were sent to politicians like Shashi Tharoor, Brinda Karat and others in the last fortnight through two mobile numbers bought ... Read more...

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Haryana police join hunt for Tharoor ‘threat’ SMS sender


April 15th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Haryana police Thursday joined Delhi police in searching for the person who sent "threatening" messages to Minister of State of External Affairs Shashi Tharoor and ... Read more...

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More cell phones in India than toilets: UN


April 15th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): People in India, the world's second most populous country, have more access to a mobile telephone than to a toilet, according to a new UN report."It is a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

No cellphone cards for under 18s in Bangladesh


March 11th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 11 (IANS) Those below 18 years of age will not be able to purchase cellphone cards under the new rules being enforced by the Bangladesh government. "Over 200,000 mobile phone ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kashmir’s plea to lift ban on prepaid mobiles rejected


December 13th, 2009 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 12 (IANS) The home ministry has turned down the Jammu and Kashmir government's plea to lift the ban on the prepaid mobile phone connections in the state, saying ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Panthers Party moves apex court over pre-paid mobile ban (Lead)


November 16th, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party chief Bhim Singh has approached the Supreme Court for restoration of pre-paid mobile phone connections in Kashmir, and said the union ... Read more...

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PDP activists’ protest against ban on prepaid mobile connection in J-K


November 6th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Nov 6(ANI): Activists of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) led by chief Mehbooba Mufti, staged a peaceful march in Srinagar on Friday to protest against the ban on prepaid mobile phone ... Read more...

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Mehbooba flays ban on pre-paid mobile connections in Kashmir


October 30th, 2009 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 30 (IANS) Terming the decision to ban pre-paid mobile phone connections in Jammu and Kashmir as "unfortunate and ill-advised", the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Friday sought intervention of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

No pre-paid connections in Kashmir over militant worries (Lead)


October 30th, 2009 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Srinagar, Oct 30 (IANS) The union home ministry Friday banned pre-paid mobile phone connections in Jammu and Kashmir over "serious security concerns" following reports that militants were getting SIM cards ... Read more...

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