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    BSNL Plans Rs 3,241 Crore Telecom Capex In 9 Naxal-hit States

    Indian telecom service provider BSNL has submitted a final estimate of Rs 3,241 crore to roll out mobile services across 9 Naxal-hit states. The Capex plan was supposed to be completed this month but progress was stuck due to difference between actual bids and project cost approved by then UPA government. “We have submitted a final…

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  • Idea Cellular To Raise Rs 3,750 Crore Via QIP Issue

    Indian telecom service provider Idea Cellular plans to raise Rs 3,000- 3,750 crore this week by selling shares to institutional investors. The qualified institutional placement (QIP) issue may open on Thursday. When contacted, an Idea Cellular spokesperson declined to comment. Announcing the fourth quarter results, Idea Chief Executive Himanshu Kapania had said the company board…

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  • Airtel rises up to 4G challenge
    Data Card Market Looks For Savior In WiFi

    It’s official—3G telcos are eating into the market shares of CDMA players in the data card segment. Meanwhile, the players are focusing on WiFi-ready data cards to cater to the needs of multiple consumers. Historically, the CDMA players have dominated the data card business. However, according to a recent research conducted by 6Wresearch in the first…

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    CDMA Players Hope Wi-Fi To Bring Life Back To Dongles

    CDMA operators like Tata Teleservices and Sistema Shyam Teleservices are betting on Wi-Fi enabled dongles and routers to revive the dongles market where they are otherwise losing the battle with the proliferation of smartphones, tablets and after GSM players cut 3G data rates. Analysts say CDMA companies need to get their acts together fast to…

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  • Sequoia Capital India To Invest $15 Million In Mobile Gaming Company Octro

    Sequoia Capital India is backing a gaming startup that offers players a chance to try out some of India’s most popular games. The Silicon Valley fund, will invest $15 million or Rs 90 crore in Delhi-based Octro that has developed online versions of Teen Patti and Tambola which are being played by nearly 2 million…

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  • MYCOM Software Business Acquires Fault Management Service Provider OSI

    MYCOM software business, a leading independent provider of carrier-grade Service and Network Performance solutions, has acquired OSI, a leading Fault Management and Service Impact provider to extend and enhance its market leading Service Assurance product portfolio for Communications Service Providers (CSPs). MYCOM is backed by Clearlake Capital Group, a private investment firm. Terms of the transaction…

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    Sony Launches XSP-N1BT Smartphone Cradle Receiver For Rs 12,990

    Sony India has launched XSP-N1BT, a Smartphone Cradle Receiver which is essentially an in-car accessory that gives drivers easy access to smartphones’ useful apps for driving. These apps include Music, Phone and Navigation apps. The device is priced at Rs 12,990. The XSP-N1BT Smartphone Cradle Receiver comes equipped with a one touch NFC connection feature…

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    Bharti Airtel To Sell Africa Towers To Kill Debt, Deal Could Rake In $3 Bn

    Bharti Airtel is poised to conclude a much-anticipated deal to sell its towers in Africa in seven days, which could help the world’s fourth-largest telecom operator rake in as much as $3 billion and help reduce debt. The Sunil Mittal-headed company has already shortlisted buyers from among four tower companies — Helios Towers Africa, IHS,…

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    Growth Continues In Pakistan Telecom Sector

    By: Farooq Baloch The spectrum auction – would create 900,000 new jobs in the country; increase data penetration by up to 10% during the next three years and increase GDP growth by 1.5% to 1.8%, according to the Economic Survey of Pakistan, which was revealed by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday. As per details…

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