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‘Lifetime plans should be offered till telecom permit allows’


September 5th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Lifetime mobile tariff plans offered by telecom operators are valid as long as the operator is permitted to provide such service under the licence, Minister ... 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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Government says no wrongdoing in clearing Aircel-Maxis deal (Second Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Dismissing opposition charges that led to an uproar in Parliament yet again, the government Monday denied any wrongdoing in granting clearance to the Rs.4,000 ... Read more...

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Aircel-Maxis deal: Government denies wrongdoing (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Amidst allegations from opposition over Home Minister P. Chidambaram's involvement in the 2006 Aircel-Maxis telecom deal, the government Monday denied any wrongdoing in ... Read more...

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No equity in any telecom firm: Chidambaram


May 14th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Stating that neither he or his family had any connection with Aircel or any other telecom company, an emotional Home Minister P. Chidambaram Monday ... Read more...

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Telecom service cadre asks government for ‘apt’ jobs


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Officers of a specialised telecom service cadre Wednesday alleged that the government was not utilising their high-tech skills and "many of them are just sitting ... Read more...

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Balance needed between privacy, security: Sibal


September 21st, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) It is necessary to maintain a balance between the needs of privacy of individuals and genuine security concerns of the state while dealing with challenges ... Read more...

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Infinite Computer Solutions yearly net up 35 percent


May 10th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) Leading IT services firm Infinite Computer Solutions (India) Ltd reported net profit of Rs.107 crore ($24 million) for fiscal 2010-11, registering 35 percent year-on-year (YOY) growth.In ... Read more...

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Pre-paid mobile phone service extended in Kashmir, northeast


April 2nd, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The government has extended the pre-paid mobile phone service in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and other northeastern telecom service areas for two years.The extension of ... Read more...

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PM silent on Raja, says pact with DMK on ‘as of now’


November 13th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan On Board Air India One, Nov 12 (IANS) Declining to be drawn into the alleged spectrum scam involving Communications Minister A. Raja as the matter was in court, ... Read more...

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No basis for Manmohan Singh-Karunanidhi talks on Raja: Officials


November 11th, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Seoul, Nov 11 (IANS) Top Indian officials Thursday denied any basis for reports that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi from here on ... Read more...

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Seven Indian firms in fray for Nepal’s first recycling plant


September 14th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 14 (IANS) As Nepal seeks to build its first waste recycling plant in partnership with the private sector, Indians are leading the pack for the 20-year project with ... Read more...

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Investors worry as Dhaka plans tough telecom law


June 14th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 14 (IANS) Investors and telecom service operators in Bangladesh are worried at the government's move to enact a stringent law against wrongdoing, envisaging arrest without warrant, no scope for appeal ... Read more...

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Telecom operators worry as Dhaka plans tough law


June 13th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 13 (IANS) Investors and telecom service operators in Bangladesh are worried at the government's move to bring in a stringent law that has provision of arrest without warrant, no scope ... Read more...

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Sistema Shyam gets Rs.500 cr loan to fund expansion


March 30th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Sistema Shyam TeleServices (SSTL), a joint venture between Russian conglomerate Sistema and India's Shyam group, has got a Rs.500-crore loan from Central Bank of India to fund ... Read more...

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Five companies apply for 3G spectrum


March 18th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Five telecom service operators, led by market leaders Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications, have submitted their applications for the radio frequency spectrum for third generation telephony, officials ... Read more...

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Government issues 3G auction notices, outlines process


February 25th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India Thursday issued notices inviting bids from private telecom players to participate in the auction of radio frequency spectrum for third generation (3G) telephony, allowing three private ... Read more...

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India may again delay auction of telecom spectrum


January 12th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Indian government may again delay the auction of spectrum for the launch of third generation telephony by private players, as differences persist among some departments ... 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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Bharti, South Africa’s MTN extend pact talks to Sep 30


August 20th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Bharti Airtel and South Africa's MTN Thursday said they were extending their talks for a proposed $23-billion financial alliance till Sep 30, with no final pact in sight ... Read more...

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3G auction base price to be announced in a week (Lead)


June 19th, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The government will announce the base price for the much-awaited auctions of third generation (3G) radio waves within a week, Communications and IT Minister A. Raja ... Read more...

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Nokia Siemens to upgrade Idea Cellular’s network


June 18th, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Telecom equipment manufacturer Nokia Siemens Networks Thursday said it will upgrade Idea Cellular's network in 22 service areas in India. The company will use GPRS (general packet ... Read more...

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No consensus on 3G reserve price: Raja (Lead)


June 16th, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) No consensus has been reached between the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the finance ministry on the reserve price for third generation (3G) radio waves auction, ... Read more...

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No consensus on 3G reserve price: Raja


June 16th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) No consensus has been reached between the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the finance ministry on the reserve price for third generation (3G) radio waves auction, ... Read more...

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Sistema Shyam hoping to sell IT infrastructure to IBM (Lead)


May 21st, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Pupul Dutta Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Telecom operator Sistema Shyam Teleservices is planning to outsource a portion of its Internet infrastructure to global IT behemoth IBM, and hopes to sew up the ... Read more...

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Sistema Shyam launches CDMA services in Kolkata


May 21st, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Pupul Dutta Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Telecom operator Sistema Shyam Teleservices, a joint venture between Russia's Sistema and India's Shyam group, Thursday launched its CDMA services for the West Bengal circle, ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel’s accounts come under watchdog scanner


March 28th, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Pupul Dutta New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications has proposed a special audit into the accounts of leading telecom operator Bharti Airtel as the regulator has raised doubts that ... Read more...

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India adds 8.12 million GSM subscribers in December


January 12th, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) India's GSM mobile phone operators maintained their fast paced network expansion, adding 8.12 million new subscribers in December, a statement issued here said Monday. The total base ... Read more...

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Give full talk-time on recharges: TRAI


September 1st, 2008 - 9:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 1 (ANI): Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today directed telecom operators to waive off the processing charge on the top-up cards of recharges, resulting in full talk ... Read more...

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India adds 27.45 mn more mobile subscribers


July 3rd, 2008 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) India added 27.45 million mobile subscribers in the quarter ended March 31, taking the total number of connections to 261.07 million, new data showed Thursday. Accordingly, the ... Read more...

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And now, every fourth Indian is connected


July 1st, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Every one in four Indians has a phone now, thanks to the scorching pace at which the burgeoning telecom services sector grew in the last fiscal, says ... Read more...

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Illegal re-routing of calls cause Rs.2.94 bn loss: minister


March 13th, 2008 - 7:56 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The illegal re-routing of international calls through local lines have caused a revenue loss of Rs.2.94 billion (around $70 million) in the last three years, Minister of ... Read more...

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Reliance Communications acquires Ugandan telecom firm


February 21st, 2008 - 7:10 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications Ltd (RCL) Thursday announced it has acquired Ugandan telecom service firm Anupam Global Soft Ltd (AGSL). AGSL holds a public infrastructure provider licence and ... Read more...

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