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AT&T Ended Deal With Tiger Woods Free Of Charge


January 23rd, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) US telecom giant AT&T did not have to pay a penny to sever ties with the disgraced golfer Tiger Woods following the revelation of his series ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Dhaka telecom regulator okays Bharti Airtel’s entry


January 5th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 5 (IANS) Bangladesh's telecom regulator has approved Indian firm Bharti Airtel's $300 million initial investment proposal to buy a 70 percent stake in Warid, the fourth largest mobile company in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Brits get angry after eight minutes, 22 seconds


December 7th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 7 (ANI): It takes an average of eight minutes and 22 seconds before Brits get angry, says a new research.According to the study commissioned by telecom giant TalkTalk, Internet ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Acquisition plans still on hold: Bharti (Lead)


December 3rd, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Telecom giant Bharti Airtel Thursday said its overseas acquisition plans were still on hold. "There is no change in acquisition plans (as of now)," Bharti Airtel chief executive ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nokia to bid for Nortel assets


November 22nd, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 22 (IANS) Dying Canadian telecom giant Nortel has put up its optical networking and carrier ethernet business for auction. Toronto-based Nortel has been selling its businesses bit by bit to pay ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

IGNOU, Ericsson sign pact for education using 3G telephony


October 26th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has signed a pact with Swedish telecom giant Ericsson to provide access to educational ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Shopper’s Stop, Vodafone launch Zoozoo merchandises


October 26th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Retail major Shopper's Stop has tied up with telecom giant Vodafone Essar to launch merchandises featuring Zoozoos, the lovable characters from a recent Vodafone advertising campaign. According ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tata-Docomo plans research and development centre in India


October 8th, 2009 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 8 (IANS) Telecom major Tata Teleservices and Japan-based Docomo are planning to jointly set up a research and development facility in India, a top official said Thursday. "The company (Docomo) is ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bharti shares open strong despite terminating talks with MTN


October 1st, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) The shares of Bharti Airtel opened strong Thursday despite the firm having to terminate the proposed $24-billion equity-swap-cum strategic tie-up with South Africa's telecom major MTN to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s Bharti, South Africa’s MTN call off $24-bn deal (Roundup)


September 30th, 2009 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) India's telecom major Bharti Airtel and South Africa's MTN Wednesday terminated their talks for a proposed $24-billion cash-cum-equity deal that could have created the world's third ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Prime Minister supports Bharti-MTN deal


September 26th, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorOn Board Aircraft, Sep.26 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Saturday supported Bharti Group's efforts to acquire stakes in South African telecom giant, MTN.Bharti and MTN are looking ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nortel puts carrier network business also on sale


September 23rd, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 23 (IANS) The bankrupt Nortel has taken yet another step closer to fading into history by announcing auction of its carrier networks business. The decision was announced Monday.The 124-year-old Canadian icon, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nortel to sell its enterprise business Friday


September 5th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 5 (IANS) Toronto-based Nortel, which is selling its businesses to pay off its creditors, will auction its second biggest division next Friday. The enterprise unit that makes network equipment will be ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

BT’s India call centre pull back plans hit over excessive working hours


September 1st, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 1(ANI): British telecom giant BT's plans to cut 2,000 call centre jobs in India to provide permanent positions for UK staff during the recession have taken a major hit, over ... Read more...

Posted in World |

BSNL employees demand wage hike, go on strike


August 19th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Around 270,000 employees of state-run telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) went on strike for two days starting Wednesday, demanding a bigger hike in wages than had ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Unitech Wireless secures Rs.5,000 crore loan from SBI


August 18th, 2009 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Unitech Wireless has secured a loan of Rs.5,000 crore (about $1 billion) from State Bank of India (SBI) to fund its mobile network rollout, the company ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

FDI proposals of Unitech Wirelss, ByCell put off for security


August 18th, 2009 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The government Tuesday deferred foreign investment proposals of two telecom companies - Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) and ByCell Telecommunication - citing security reasons. ByCell's proposal to start ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nortel’s end begins with auction of wireless business


July 25th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, July 25 (IANS) The liquidation of Canada's fabled Nortel began Friday.After a troubled decade, the 127-year-old telecom equipment giant went under the hammer in New York to sell its ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ericsson also bidding for Nortel’s wireless business


July 24th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 24 (IANS) Sweden's Ericsson has entered the bid to acquire the next-generation wireless business of Nortel. Toronto-based Nortel, which is selling its various divisions as part of its liquidation plan, will ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

BlackBerry cries foul as its bid for Nortel is scuttled


July 21st, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, July 21 (IANS) Playing up the nationalist card, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Limited (RIM) has cried foul over the denial of the right to bid for the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

MTN-Bharti plans could be hit by Iran mobile clampdown


June 24th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 24 (IANS) Plans by South African mobile giant MTN and India's Bharti Airtel to form a huge network straddling Asia, Africa and the Middle East could be affected by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nortel to shut down, sells wireless business to Nokia


June 20th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 20 (IANS) Toronto-headquartered Nortel, which is under bankruptcy protection in both the US and Canada, has announced that it will liquidate itself. In a statement issued Friday, the 127-year-old Canadian telecom ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

3G auction to be held by year-end: Raja (Lead)


June 1st, 2009 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Communications Minister A. Raja, who assumed office here Monday, said the auction of third generation (3G) radio bandwidth will be completed by the end of 2009. "The 3G ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

3G auction to be held by year-end: Raja


June 1st, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Communications Minister A. Raja, who took charge here Monday, said the third generation (3G) radio waves auction process will be completed by the year-end. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

MTN-Bharti deal could create telecom giant straddling India to Africa (Lead)


May 26th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, May 26 (IANS) South African telecom giant MTN believes a potential deal with New Delhi-based Bharti Airtel has the makings of a telecom giant that would straddle India, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

MTN says deal with Bharti to create giant from India to Africa


May 26th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, May 26 (IANS) South African telecom giant MTN believes a potential transaction with its New Delhi-based counterpart Bharti Airtel would create a giant that would straddle India, the Gulf ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Google world’s first $100 bn brand


April 30th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) They changed the lexicon for the word - search. Now the phrase "I'll just Google it" has helped make the internet search giant become world's first $100 billion ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

British Telephones to shed 10,000 more jobs: Report


April 12th, 2009 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (DPA) British telecom giant BT is planning to shed a further 10,000 posts from its workforce, according to newspaper reports Sunday. The job cuts come on top of around 10,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China capable of launching cyber attack on UK


March 29th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 29 (ANI): Intelligence chiefs have cautioned the Gordon Brown Government about the possibility of China launching a cyber attack on Britain's telecom system.British Telecom's new communications network has been ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Nortel seeks court nod for bonuses to top honchos


March 20th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, March 20 (IANS) Even as the US House Thursday passed a bill to heavily tax bonuses for executives of companies bailed out with government money, global telecom giant Nortel ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tata Communications, Etisalat jointly launch ethernet services


March 2nd, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Tata Communications and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based telecom giant Etisalat Monday jointly announced the launch of ethernet services in the emirates. Ethernet is a computer networking technology ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

BSNL launches 3G services in 12 cities


February 27th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) State-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) Friday simultaneously launched its much-awaited third generation (3G) mobile services in 12 cities. The services have been rolled out ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

We face unfair competition in Sri Lankan market: Airtel


February 15th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 15 (IANS) Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel, which launched its operations in Sri Lanka last month promising to provide the best and cheapest service, is already facing "unfair competition" with ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Apex court tells Vodafone to deal with Income Tax department


January 23rd, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked global telecom giant Vodafone to respond to an Income Tax notice demanding $2 billion tax for acquiring stakes in global telecom major ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Shyam Telelink becomes Sistema Shyam TeleServices


January 23rd, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Shyam Telelink Ltd, a joint venture between Russian telecom giant Sistema and India's Shyam Group, Friday announced the change of its name to Sistema Shyam TeleServices (SSTS). ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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