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Mobile towers impacting biological systems of birds: Study


October 12th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from mobile towers was interfering with the biological systems of birds, a study released by the environment ministry said Wednesday and called ... Read more...

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CAG within mandate to calculate 2G loss: Chacko (Lead)


May 30th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) was within its "mandate" to calculate presumptive loss of Rs.1.76 lakh crore in the allocation of 2G spectrum, ... Read more...

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JPC quizzes CAG on 2G spectrum loss assessment


May 30th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probing India's telecom licensing policy in the wake of the 2G spectrum allocation scam, Monday quizzed Comptroller and Auditor ... Read more...

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World’s richest man to invest $1.5 bn in Argentina


April 17th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 17 (IANS/EFE) Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim, ranked as the world's wealthiest man by Forbes magazine, plans to invest $1.5 billion over the next two years in ... Read more...

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BSNL’s value-added services launched in Punjab


April 10th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) Promising to transform mobile telephony in Punjab, union Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology Sachin Pilot Sunday launched the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited's ... Read more...

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‘24X7 information flow leads to accountability’


April 8th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Increasing popularity of social networking sites, blogs and media will lead to a radical change in the way not only companies but also the government ... Read more...

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India to have 400 million 3G connection by 2015: Study


March 8th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The number of third generation (3G) subscribers in India will reach 400 million by 2015 as the telecom operators ramp-up rollout of the high-end mobile ... Read more...

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Aircel targets 2G client base for 3G service


February 22nd, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Mobile telephony provider Aircel, which plans to roll out its 3G services across 13 circles by March, expects a sizeable chunk of its existing client base to opt ... Read more...

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Egyptian Government’s Crackdown On Communication Medium Condemned Globally


January 29th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The crackdown on Internet and mobile telephony in Egypt continue amidst countrywide protests and growing civil unrest. In cities like Suez, Alexandria and Cairo curfew ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel is not a price point player in 3G service


January 28th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 28 (IANS) Integrated mobile telephony major Bharti Airtel Ltd said Thursday that it is not a price point player though there may be price play in the company's strategy to ... Read more...

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Nokia Siemens to add 800 more staff at Chennai centre


January 13th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 13 (IANS) Mobile telephony hardware, software and managed services player Nokia Siemens Networks Pvt Ltd plans to increase the headcount at its global network service centre (GNSC) located here, said ... Read more...

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2G spectrum scam of Himalayan proportions: Jayalalithaa


December 26th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) The Rs.1.76 trillion 2G spectrum allocation scam perpetrated by former union communications minister A. Raja is of Himalayan proportions and there is no need for anybody to blow ... Read more...

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Airtel launches GPS to help track Bangladeshi fishing boats


December 21st, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 21 (IANS) India's Bharti Airtel Limited, which has acquired 70 percent stake in Bangladesh's Warid Telecom, has launched a GPS-based vessel locating service to enable the country's fishermen communities to ... Read more...

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PM offers to appear before PAC, but gridlock continues (Roundup)


December 20th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Caught in a credibility crisis with a series of corruption scandals, India's ruling Congress Monday fought back with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh offering to appear before ... Read more...

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‘Local manufacturing to drive medical electronics industry’


December 19th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) India needs a conducive environment for local manufacturing and R&D projects to drive its medical electronics industry, a new report says.A report prepared by the Federation of ... Read more...

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Verify active mobile users: Sachin Pilot


December 6th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The Department of Telecom has proposed an exercise under which mobile telephony operators would verify the number of active users against the total SIM cards issued in ... Read more...

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No parliament business for ninth day, 2G deadlock on (Third Lead)


November 24th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) It was the ninth successive day of no business in parliament Wednesday with both houses being adjourned again over the opposition demand for a joint parliamentary ... Read more...

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Tata Indicom launches emergency medical service on mobile


September 15th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Tata Indicom Wednesday launched an emergency service, "doctor on call", in partnership with Rx Healthcare Magic Private Ltd, to offer consultation to all Tata Indicom and Tata ... Read more...

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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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MTS launches smartphones starting Rs.4,999


September 6th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Mobile telephony brand MTS of Sistema Shyam TeleService Limited (SSTL) Monday launched three new smartphones priced between Rs.4,999 and Rs.13,500. Targeted at young net-savvy professionals, these smartphones ... Read more...

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MTS subscriber base crosses 5 million mark


June 23rd, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Mobile telephony brand MTS of Sistema Shyam TeleService Limited (SSTL) Wednesday said its subscriber base has crossed the five million mark and promised to offer new voice ... Read more...

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World telecom meet lays roadmap for growth


June 4th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 4 (IANS) The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Friday adopted the Hyderabad Action Plan, outlining a road map to foster the global development of information and communication technology (ICT) networks and ... Read more...

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Bharti starts fund-raiser to buy Zain’s African assets


May 27th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India's Bharti Airtel Thursday said it has begun the process of raising funds for the $10.7 billion deal to acquire the African assets of Kuwait's Zain that ... Read more...

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Government allows banks to do mobile banking


April 16th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Indian government has allowed banks to deliver basic financial services to the unbanked population of the country using mobile phones. The banks may start the operation by ... Read more...

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Government not concerned over rupee gain against dollar


April 5th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The government Monday said it was not concerned over the rupee gaining against the US dollar and would prefer to wait and watch as the situation is ... Read more...

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Bharti shares open strong after Zain Africa deal


March 31st, 2010 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) The shares of India's top telecom company Bharti Airtel opened strong on bourses here Wednesday, a day after it sealed a $10.7 billion deal to acquire the ... Read more...

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Bharti to ink final agreement with Kuwait’s Zain Tuesday


March 29th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 29 (IANS) India's leading telecom company Bharti Airtel will sign the final agreement Tuesday with Kuwait's Zain to buy its African assets, other than those in Morocco and Sudan, for ... Read more...

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Google reportedly planning to launch its own mobile


December 27th, 2009 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 27 (DPA) Google reportedly hopes to strengthen its presence in the world of mobile telephony with plans to introduce its own high-tech phone sometime in 2010, according to press ... Read more...

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IT industry can mark two-digit growth next fiscal: TCS


December 21st, 2009 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) Coming out of the downturn, the Information Technology (IT) industry is slowly getting back into the growth path and could post double-digit growth next fiscal, a leading industry ... Read more...

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Apex court seeks government stand on pre-paid mobile ban in Kashmir


November 16th, 2009 - 6:33 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 connections in Kashmir, which were banned by the ... Read more...

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S Tel achieves financial closure


November 6th, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 6 (IANS) S Tel, one of the new entrants in the Indian mobile telephony space, Friday said it has achieved financial closure for its Rs.2,000-crore project and that it would ... Read more...

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Tata Docomo launches pay-per-character Diet-SMS


September 8th, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Tata Docomo, the GSM brand of Tata Teleservices, Tuesday launched a short messaging service (SMS), called Diet-SMS, which enables customers to pay on a per-character basis. "The cost ... Read more...

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India more competitive but failing in health, primary education


September 8th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Sep 8 (IANS) India moved a place up in a global index of economic competitiveness published Tuesday but the authors said its success was blighted by a wealth ... Read more...

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Tech Mahindra to provide IT solutions to Etisalat DB


September 7th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) Software outsourcer Tech Mahindra will provide telecom operator Etisalat DB with IT solutions and infrastructure requirements for its proposed services rollout in 15 telecom circles, it was announced ... Read more...

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RCom launches rural wireless internet


August 25th, 2009 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Telecom operator Reliance Communications (RCom) Tuesday announced the launch of a high-speed wireless internet service plan and other initiatives aimed at 500,000 villages. "RCom's rural thrust would drive internet ... Read more...

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