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Russian telecom operator blocks YouTube


September 20th, 2012 - 7:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rostelecom, one of Russia's largest telecom operators, has suspended access to YouTube in the central region of Omsk after local prosecutors reacted to a film ... 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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Uninor in talks with rival firms to absorb employees


August 8th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 7 (IANS) Telecom operator Uninor, a joint venture of Norwegian firm Telenor and the Unitech Group, Tuesday said it is in talks with business competitors to rehabilitate its ... Read more...

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Government for extending 2G auction deadline to November (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The government will file an application in the Supreme Court seeking an extension of the deadline for the auction of 2G spectrum, Communications Minister ... Read more...

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Russians to watch London Olympics on street screens


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, June 22 (IANS) The 2012 London Olympics will be broadcast on street screens in several large Russian cities, Russia's national telecom operator Rostelecom said Friday.Rostelecom has also signed ... Read more...

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BJP appears keen to go for Chidambaram’s jugular


May 11th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday continued gunning for Home Minister P. Chidamabarm, as it protested in the Lok Sabha over his reading out ... Read more...

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BJP says Chidambaram’s clarification violates rules (Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday again attacked Home Minister P. Chidambaram, this time for reading out in the Lok Sabha Thursday a ... Read more...

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BJP says Chidambaram’s clarification violates rules


May 11th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday protested Home Minister P. Chidambaram reading out a clarification from his son on his business interests in telecom ... Read more...

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Telenor plans Rs.2,000 crore investment in India


April 21st, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Norwegian Telenor Group, which is looking for a new partner to continue its telecom services in India, plans to invest up to Rs.2,000 crore more even ... Read more...

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Sibal launches 4G, admits 3G has ‘not successful’ (Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) Launching Airtel's 4G services in Kolkata Tuesday, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal admitted that 3G services have not been as popular as 2G due to lack of ... Read more...

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Devas Multimedia gets new chairman


March 30th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 30 (IANS) The controversial Devas Multimedia Services Ltd appointed Lawrence T. Babbio as the new chairman of its board in place of M.G. Chandrasekhar who resigned from ... Read more...

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Manmohan to meet key ministers over 2G verdict


February 9th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to hold a meeting with his key ministers in the next few days to discuss the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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Foreign investor sentiment will not be affected: Sibal


February 8th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Foreign investor sentiments will not be affected in the long term, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said Wednesday in the context of the recent Suprme Court ... Read more...

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Bahrain’s Batelco to exit India, to sell stake in STel


February 8th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court verdict cancelling 122 telecom licences claimed its first casualty as Bahrain-based Batelco Wednesday announced its exit from India, selling its ... Read more...

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Telecom firms readying for legal battle


February 5th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) A battery of legal luminaries has been hired by affected telecom firms, many of whom have tied up with international giants, to chart the next ... Read more...

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New telecom firm promoter scrips fall, older one’s gain on SC order (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 2 (IANS) Stocks of firms that face cancellation of telecom licences after a Supreme Court order, which fell sharply in intra-day at Indian stock markets Thursday, managed to ... Read more...

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Supreme Court order takes toll on telecom scrips


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 2 (IANS) Stocks of firms that face cancellation of telecom licences after a Supreme Court order fell sharply on Indian stock markets Thursday, even as those of one ... Read more...

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Government studying court ruling on Vodafone tax dispute


January 25th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Indian government is studying the Supreme Court verdict on UK telecom Vodafone's $2.2 billion tax liability and will take appropriate action accordingly, Finance ... Read more...

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Vodafone tax verdict to impact on similar merger deals: experts


January 20th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court verdict Friday on Vodafone's $2.2 billion tax liability will have a bearing on a host of similar overseas mergers and acquisitions deals ... Read more...

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Sify unveils undersea cable landing station in Mumbai


January 11th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 11 (IANS) Leading IT services firm Sify Technologies Ltd Wednesday unveiled an undersea cable landing station in Mumbai for providing communications links to telcom service players and enterprises ... Read more...

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BSNL to lease infrastructure, data services to improve business


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) plans to lease spare capacity of its 60,000 towers across the country to private players and push on its ... Read more...

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Uninor on top as India’s GSM base grows 1.15 percent


November 21st, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) India's GSM mobile subscribers base grew 1.15 percent in October with an addition of over 7.12 million subscribers. The share new telecom operator Uninor alone ... Read more...

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Tribunal asks Vodafone to pay Rs.25 crore penalty


November 18th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The telecom tribunal TDSAT has directed telecom service provider Vodafone to pay Rs.25 crore penalty, 50 percent of what the Department of Telecom (DoT) had ... Read more...

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3G roaming deals issue to affect investor confidence: Airtel


November 18th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Leading telecom operator Bharti Airtel Friday said that penalties on operators should be imposed transparently and that the ongoing confusion over the 3G roaming deals ... Read more...

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R-Com appoints Shamik Das as COO of wireless business


November 14th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Leading telecom operator Reliance Communications (RCom) Monday said it has appointed Shamik Das, former CEO of S Tel, as the joint president and chief operating ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel Q2 net profit declines 38 percent


November 4th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel Friday reported a decline of 38 percent in net profit at Rs.1,027 crore for the quarter ended Sep 30 owing ... Read more...

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BlackBerry services disturbed for third consecutive day


October 12th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Canadian handset maker Research in Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry services continued to remain disrupted across the country for the third consecutive day Wednesday."The trans-national outage at ... Read more...

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Industry welcomes draft National Telecom Policy 2011


October 10th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The draft National Telecom Policy 2011 Monday unveiled by Communications Minister Kapil Sibal garnered huge applause by the industry, but concerns were expressed on issues ... Read more...

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Sibal to unveil draft National Telecom Policy 2011


October 9th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Amid rising concerns and lawsuits over allocation of telecom spectrum, a precious national resource, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal will Monday unveil a draft of the ... Read more...

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BSNL staff on fast, threaten strike Oct 10


September 27th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd's (BSNL) executive and non-executive staff Tuesday observed a day long fast for their demands and threatened an all India strike ... Read more...

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ZTE bags enterprise solutions contract from Power Grid


September 13th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Chinese telecom equipment manufacturing firm ZTE Tuesday said it has bagged enterprise solutions contract from the Power Grid Corp of India (PGCIL) to provide fixed-network ... Read more...

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Quash 2G charges against Chandra: Jethmalani to apex court (Lead)


August 29th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The charges against Unitech's Sanjay Chandra in the 2G case revealed the Central Bureau of Investigation's incompetence and lack of knowledge of criminal law and ... Read more...

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Airtel pays Rs.1,177.5 crore licence, spectrum charges


August 24th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Telecom giant Bharti Airtel became one of the largest contributor in terms of revenue through licence fees and spectrum usage charge to the government by ... Read more...

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No hike in tariff: MTNL


August 3rd, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) State-owned Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) Wednesday said it will not raise its call rates even though leading telecom operators hiked their tariffs last week."In ... Read more...

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Idea Cellular quarterly net profit declines 12 percent


July 29th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Idea Cellular Friday posted an increase of 12 percent in its consolidated net profit at Rs.177.3 crore for the quarter ended June 30. The results were ... Read more...

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