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    China Telecom to Invest $6.5b in 4G to Stem Sub Loss

    China Telecom said Wednesday it will spend 40 billion yuan ($6.5 billion) on 4G this year to expand its LTE coverage and enhance the customer experience, as the company struggles to stem customer losses to its biggest rivals. China Telecom, the country’s smallest mobile carrier, launched 4G service for handset in 16 cities in late…

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    Gionee Launches GPAD G5 for Rs 14,999 (Full Specification)

    Chinese smartphone maker Gionee has launched its new phablet, Hexa Core Powered GPAD G5 in India at Rs 14,999, the company announced. It has a 13.97cms HD IPS display, 8MP AF rear camera with a 2MP front camera, and runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat. Featuring a 1.5GHz Hexa-core processor the  phablet runs multiple apps with ease and get…

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    Myanmar’s MPT Braces for Competition

    In anticipation of competition from Ooredoo and Telenor, Myanmar state-owned operator MPT has tapped Dialogic to help modernize its network, and reportedly plans to slash its calling rates. MPT will deploy Dialogic’s intelligent call control system, media gateways and session border controllers across multiple locations in the country. The company will use the infrastructure to…

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    I&B Ministry Revokes Licence of Cable Operations of Marans

    In a major setback to Kalanidhi Maran’s cable operations, the information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry has revoked the registration of Kal Cables. The registration was cancelled on August 20 with immediate effect after security clearance was denied to the DMK-backed company by the ministry of home affairs. Troubles for Maran and his brother, former telecom…

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    DoT Aims to Complete Pan-India Optic-fibre Network by June 2016

    The telecom department is aiming to complete setting up of a pan-India optic-fibre network by June 2016, a year ahead of the stated schedule of the project that is critical to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Digital India’ initiative. The Department of Telecommunications has sought the views of public-sector telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd whether…

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  • Reliance Jio Invests in LTE Broadcast Technology: GSA

    Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio Infocomm is investing in LTE Broadcast (LTE Multicast) technology to bolster its video offerings, according to the first issue of the LTE Broadcast market status report by Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). Besides Reliance Jio, the other global telecom operators that are investing in LTE Broadcast are AT&T, Verizon Wireless,…

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    Xiaomi to Launch Mi 4 in India Around Diwali

    Chinese handset manufacturer Xiaomi plans to launch its flagship Mi 4 phone by the year-end in India and also plans to set up its Mi Home experience zone in Bangalore within four to six months, a top company official said. “The next few things that we will be launching are Mi 4, our flagship product;…

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  • RCom Ready with Basic Mobile Banking Services

    Reliance Communications said Wednesday that it is ready with its mobile banking service which will enable banking transactions for its customers, irrespective of the handset, make or region. Customers of RCom, which offer mobile phone services on the GSM and CDMA technologies, need to dial *99# short code on their handset, which will allow them…

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    BSNL to Lease 4,000 Mobile Towers to Reliance Jio

    Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) has signed a deal with state-owned telecom firm BSNL for leasing around 4,000 mobile towers. As per the deal, BSNL will be offering a base rate of Rs 38,000 per month for ground based towers (GBT) and Rs 24,900 per month for rooftop based towers (RBT). BSNL however, will offer discounted…

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