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September 6th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) An online library that also offers a pick-up and drop facility for books, getting to browse through various language newspapers at one site, or mastering ... Read more...

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Over 27,000 telecom devices seized in UAE


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 22 (IANS/WAM) The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in the UAE has confiscated over 27,600 unauthorised devices in the country.The TRA said the move was made to protect ... Read more...

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Government disconnects 51,000 telephone connections


August 17th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The government has disconnected over 51,000 telephone numbers of such subscribers who had not registered themselves as a telemarketer but were involved in the activity, ... Read more...

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Uzbekistan suspends mobile, internet, SMSes for exams


August 1st, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tashkent, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uzbekistan's mobile operators were ordered to cut off mobile internet, text message and MMS services for five hours for all subscribers while applicants undertook university ... Read more...

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TRAI’s revised tariff analysis flawed: COAI


July 13th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) Friday lashed out the telecom regulator's analysis effects on costs, tariffs and financial returns, saying it was flawed ... Read more...

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Norms for registering pension fund managers revised


July 12th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The government Thursday issued revised guidelines for registering pension fund managers to manage the national pension system for the non-government and private sector.Under the guidelines ... Read more...

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Vodafone India offers new international roaming pack


June 26th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Telecom service Vodafone India Tuesday launched an international roaming package under which subscribers can avail of 60 percent discount on services including voice and data."Vodafone ... Read more...

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Ghana’s central bank five-year bond oversubscribed


June 8th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, June 8 (IANS) The five-year bond issued by Ghana's central bank Thursday was oversubscribed by 141 percent.The Bank of Ghana went to the market again seeking 200 million Ghana ... Read more...

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Harry Potter eBooks come to Amazon Kindle library


May 11th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, May 11 (IANS) On-line retailing giant Amazon has announced that all seven Harry Potter eBooks will be added to its eBook lending library for owners of the company's ... Read more...

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TRAI launches consumer portal, to track complaints


April 30th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Monday launched a portal to help subscribers lodge service complaints and track their redressal.Called the Telecom Consumers Complaint ... Read more...

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TRAI asks operators to offer per second-billing plan (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


April 20th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Friday asked all service providers to ensure that they offer their customers per second billing plan along with ... Read more...

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7 mn unorganised sector workers to get pensions


April 12th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Aiming to benefit around 7 million workers in the unorganised sector, the cabinet Thursday provided additional funding support of Rs.2,065 crore to the Swavalamban ... Read more...

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Loop Telecom shutting services across India barring Mumbai


April 10th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Loop Telecom Tuesday said it is closing down services across the country except for Mumbai following the Supreme Court order cancelling 122 telecom licences issued ... Read more...

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Telecom links snapped in high-security Srinagar neighbourhood


March 30th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 30 (IANS) Landline and broadband connectivity to more than 1,200 Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) subscribers in the high security Gupkar Road area of Srinagar was snapped Friday ... Read more...

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China’s multimedia network has 16 mn users


March 20th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 20 (IANS) China's biggest mobile multimedia broadcasting network serves 336 cities with 16 million paying subscribers, said an official.Wang Gengnian, director-general of China Radio International, said the network ... Read more...

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China Mobile profits go up


March 16th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 16 (IANS) Chinese telecommunications giant China Mobile said its net profits hit 125.9 billion yuan ($19.92 billion) in 2011, an increase of 5.2 percent year-on-year.Operating revenues grew 8.8 ... Read more...

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Pre-paid Airtel customers to get detailed bills now


February 13th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Following the Indian telecom regulator's instructions, Bharti Airtel Monday launched an online self-care service to provide its pre-paid mobile customers details of their account including ... Read more...

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nivio secures $21 million funding


February 10th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Cloud computing start-up nivio has secured $21 million funding from the Videocon Group and AEC Partners, a US-based private equity firm with specialised holdings in ... Read more...

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MTS launches zero paisa plan to retain customers


February 9th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) In the wake of older players attempting to lure the subscribers of telecom firms affected by the cancellation of 2G licenses, Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited ... Read more...

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Sensex witnesses choppy trade, Bharti Airtel rises (Lead)


February 3rd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities witnessed choppy trade Friday afternoon, moving in a narrow range of less than 100 points even as Bharti Airtel ... Read more...

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Salient features of Indian telecom sector


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Following are the salient features of the Indian telecom sector which was jolted Thursday by the Supreme Court order cancelling 122 telecom licenses given out ... Read more...

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‘Lakhs of Delhi Police followers on SMS, Facebook’


January 6th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Delhi Police Commissioner B.K. Gupta said Friday that the force had more than 100,000 SMS subscribers and nearly the same amount of followers on ... Read more...

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Cuba expands phone connections


December 28th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) The number of telephone connections in Cuba increased 18.5 percent this year to 2.4 million, official daily Juventud Rebelde said Tuesday.The state phone company, ETESCA, installed ... Read more...

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Airtel users in Mumbai fail to connect due to network glitch


December 27th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Airtel subscribers in Mumbai and some other places in western Maharashtra faced service outage owing to a technical glitch in the operator's network Tuesday.Customers could not ... Read more...

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New Telecom Policy likely to be delayed till June 2012


December 23rd, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) The New Telecom Policy, which is likely to have no roaming charges for subscribers within the country and allow for mobile numbers to be ported ... Read more...

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Chinese firm says its 3G subscribers top 36 mn


December 20th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) China Unicom Ltd., the country's second-largest mobile operator, said Tuesday that its 3G subscribers rose to 36.53 million by the end of November, up 3.38 million ... Read more...

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Idea Cellular gains maximum via mobile number portability


November 30th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Telecom service provider Idea Cellular has gained the maximum number of subscribers from other companies via the mobile number portability (MNP) route reporting a net ... Read more...

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DoT extends deadline for receiving comments on draft NTP


November 8th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Department of Telecom (DoT) Tuesday said it has extended the deadline for receiving feedback on the draft National Telecom Policy (NTP) till Dec 9 ... Read more...

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Stick to porting rules, TRAI tells Vodafone


November 4th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Friday asked telecom service provider Vodafone not to reject number portability requests on the plea of contractual ... Read more...

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New telecom policy to be unveiled in January


November 4th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) A new telecom policy which may do away with roaming charges for subscribers within the country will be announced in January 2012, Communications Minister Kapil ... Read more...

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RIM’s India managing director quits


November 4th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) BlackBerry maker Research In Motion's India operations head Frenny Bawa Thursday quit the company to pursue other interests."This is to confirm that Frenny Bawa, RIM's ... Read more...

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China’s mobile phone users exceed 940 mn


September 26th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 26 (IANS) China's mobile phone operators had 81.08 million new subscribers in the first eight months of this year, bringing the total number of users to a record ... Read more...

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Netflix seeks change to US law to allow Facebook link


September 24th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 24 (IANS/EFE) DVD rental giant Netflix is seeking a change to US law that would allow subscribers to automatically share the movies and television shows they ... Read more...

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LivingSocial announces its deal with Whole Foods


September 14th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) LivingSocial has announced a collaboration with organic giant Whole Foods Market Inc. to run the first ever countrywide grocery store daily deals in the United States. The ... Read more...

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Over 155 lakh customers opt for mobile number portability


September 9th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) About 155.48 lakh (15.55 million) customers have opted for mobile number portability (MNP) with Gujarat receiving the maximum number of requests at 15.51 lakh till ... Read more...

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