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    Bharti Airtel Partners With BGFI Bank for Mobile Money Services

    Bharti Airtel has partnered with financial services institution BGFIBank Group to expand mobile money access to the latter’s customers in four African countries. As part of the tie-up, Airtel Money will become accessible to BGFI Bank customers in Gabon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Madagascar. Click here to read more

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  • Facebook Joins COAI Amid Demand for OTT Regulation

    Facebook India has become an associate member of the Cellular Operators Association of India, which primarily represents GSM telcos such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular. “Joining COAI as an associate member reflects our focus on mobile technologies, access and our continued desire to work in collaboration with the industry to increase connectivity,”…

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  • ​Lava Launches Hive UI Based Xolo 8X-1000; to Expand 4G Portfolio

    Lava International has expanded its smartphone range under the Xolo brand with the launch of Xolo 8X-1000, and priced it at Rs 13,999. The smartphone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with Xolo’s new HIVE UI, which is internally developed by Lava International. The device will be available starting next week at Rs 13,999. Hive features…

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    Nokia’s India Head P Balaji Resigns Under New Microsoft Set Up

    Nokia’s India head P Balaji has resigned from his position under the new Microsoft set up, and could be joined by several employees who were part of the handset maker but had moved over to the US software major which bought the global devices business of the Finish company in April. “After spending almost two…

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  • TE Connectivity acquires telecom biz of Raychem RPG (India)

    TE Connectivity today announced it has completed the acquisition of the telecom business of Raychem RPG (RRPG), a joint venture company co-owned by TE and RPG Enterprises. The acquired business will now become part of TE’s network solutions segment, it said in a release. As part of the acquisition, TE recently inaugurated the new manufacturing…

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  • DoT slams Comptroller & Auditor General of India, Defends Licence Given to Reliance Jio

    The telecom department has slammed the national auditor for challenging the government’s decision-making powers and asked it to remove paragraphs in its draft audit report which note that the DoT gave undue benefit to Reliance Industries Ltd’s telecom unit Reliance Jio Infocomm. The Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG) claimed that the telecom department,…

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