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Star Health to raise Rs.150 crore fresh capital


July 31st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) City-based pure play health insurer Star Health and Allied Insurance Company plans to raise around Rs.150 crore equity this fiscal from private equity (PE) funds while ... Read more...

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MVAS to create Rs.48,000 crore business opportunity by 2015


July 6th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Mobile value added services (MVAS) are expected to create a Rs.48,000 crore business opportunity by 2015 owing to increasing mobile Internet penetration. All that is ... Read more...

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NIA officials get secure 3G communication system


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) Officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) have now been provided with a secure 3G mobile-based communication system to seamlessly report crime and other incidents from ... Read more...

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Keep consumers in loop on charges: Telecom regular


January 6th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) In a move to bring in more transparency and end consumer woes, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Friday asked operators to ensure that ... Read more...

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Pizza Hut to open more stores that offer wine and beer (Lead)


December 24th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Encouraged by the popularity of its stores that serve not only pizzas but also wine and beer, restaurant chain Pizza Hut plans to open 25 ... Read more...

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Pizza Hut to open more stores that offer wine and beer


December 24th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Encouraged by the popularity of its stores that serve not only pizzas but also wine and beer, restaurant chain Pizza Hut plans to open 25 ... Read more...

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Now SMS in local language with IMImobile’s app


September 5th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Mobile value added service provider IMImobile Monday launched a free of cost download mobile application "My SMS" which would allow customers to access the content ... Read more...

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TRAI seeks views to boost mobile value added services


July 22nd, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Friday issued a consultation paper seeking comments from stakeholders on measures required to boost growth of utility of ... Read more...

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TRAI relief on unwanted value-added services


July 5th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Bringing a major relief to the consumers, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Monday issued directives to telecom operators to charge customers only if a ... Read more...

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MTNL partners DigiVive to provide mobile TV services


May 19th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) State-run Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) Wednesday said it has partnered with mobile value added service provider DigiVive to offer mobile TV and interactive voice ... Read more...

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Spice to invest Rs.1,000 crore in 2011-12


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Mobile handset manufacturer Spice Mobility Monday said it would invest Rs.1,000 crore to ramp up its research and development facilities, creation of value-added services and ... Read more...

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South Korea opens visa application centre in New Delhi


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) South Korea Friday opened its first visa application centre in India and said it would outsource the facilities to a private firm in a bid ... Read more...

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IAF air warriors to get 3G connectivity


March 14th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Reaping the benefits of the Air Force Network (AFNET) communication system it launched last year, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will launch an exclusive 3G ... Read more...

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Four Chinese indicted for sending 10 mn spam messages


January 5th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS) Prosecutors in Beijing have brought charges against four men for sending 10 million spam messages.Xicheng district prosecutors say the four suspects sent the messages between Nov 2008 and ... Read more...

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Reliance launches SMS conference calls


October 26th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) Telecom service provider Reliance Communications Tuesday launched SMS based voice conference calls as an extension to its product Group Talk, a handset independent mobile conferencing service.This service ... Read more...

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RCom partners with Nokia to provide personalised content


August 20th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCom) Friday launched a new service to provide personalised content to subscribers on agriculture, education and entertainment in partnership with Finnish telecom hardware ... Read more...

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Tata Teleservices launches call and tweet service


August 16th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Tata Teleservices Monday said it has launched a call and tweet service which enables subscribers to update their Twitter status by posting voice tweets from their mobiles ... Read more...

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Katrina Kaif beats Shah Rukh Khan in mobile search


May 24th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif is the most searched celebrity on the mobile phones and has beaten the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, ... Read more...

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Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy, Archies - on Reliance mobile


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Reliance mobile subscribers can now browse through their favourite comic characters on the cell phone while on the move. Reliance Communications has tied up with Cartoon Network to launch ... Read more...

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Ghaziabad police to install GPRS in patrol vehicles


November 23rd, 2009 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Nov 23 (IANS) The Ghaziabad police will install GPRS system in all its patrolling vehicles to better tackle crime in the city ahead of the Commonwealth Games, authorities said. Concerned over ... 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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Telecom regulator amends value added services rules


September 4th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) India's telecom regulator Friday made it mandatory for operators to twice seek confirmation from cell phone users before they subscribe to value-added services (VAS). Under the amended ... 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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Bharti Airtel crosses 100 million subscriber mark


May 15th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Leading telecom operator Bharti Airtel Friday said its mobile phone subscriber base had crossed the 100-million mark, making the company the third largest single country service provider ... Read more...

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Customers’ consent must for providing value-added services


April 27th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The telecom watchdog Monday directed service providers to ensure transparency and take the consent of consumers before activating any value-added service (VAS). According to the Telecom ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel posts 30 percent increase in Q3 profit (Lead)


January 22nd, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Telecom major Bharti Airtel Thursday reported a 30 percent increase in its cash profits to Rs.37.55 billion ($767 million) in the third quarter ended Dec 31 as ... Read more...

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Virgin Mobile tops regulator’s service benchmark: Survey


January 16th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Only five telecom operators out of 11 have met the 90 percent quality of service benchmark set by the sector's watchdog, a survey released Friday said.Interestingly, the ... Read more...

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Intel invests $23 mn in three Indian companies


January 14th, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Computer chipmaker Intel Corp's global investment arm Intel Capital has invested $23 million in three Indian companies, the firm said Wednesday.The investment is part of the $250-million ... Read more...

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Levy on telecom operators for social obligation fund cut


October 3rd, 2008 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) The annual revenue share of the license fee that telecom operators are required to pay towards the universal service obligation fund (USOF) will be reduced from April ... Read more...

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Tata Communications partners with Bharti Telesoft


September 16th, 2008 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Telecom major Tata Communications Ltd has partnered with Bharti Telesoft to launch its value-added service (VAS), Intelligent Camel eXchange (ICX), the company announced Tuesday. Bharti Telesoft is ... Read more...

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Vodafone asked to refund value-added service charge


March 13th, 2008 - 10:03 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Thursday ordered leading telecom operator Vodafone-Essar to refund all money that it has charged for providing value-added services (VAS) to ... Read more...

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Vodafone asked to refund money charged to users


March 13th, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Thursday ordered Vodafone-Essar, a leading telecom operator, to refund all money that it has charged for providing value added services ... Read more...

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Tata Communications partners US firm for Internet video


March 6th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Leading telecom services provider Tata Communications Ltd (TCL) has tied up with US-based content provider BitGravity to provide high-quality video over the Internet. As a part of the ... Read more...

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