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    Ooredoo Goes Live with 3G in Myanmar

    Ooredoo has switched on its UMTS900 3G network in three Myanmar cities, ahead of a wider commercial launch planned for later this month. The operator is offering voice and mobile internet services for free in the three cities as a launch promotion. In preparation for the commercial launch, the operator plans to extend the rollout…

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    UPA Reduced Rs 600 crore Penalty of Telecom Operators to Rs 5 crore: CAG

    A CAG report tabled on Friday in Parliament has severely criticised the UPA government for drastically reducing Rs 600 crore penalty imposed on private telecom operators to just over Rs 5 crore. The decision was taken within days of telecom minister A Raja being arrested in February 2011 for the 2G scam. The UPA government’s…

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    Top 7 Telecom Firms Owe Over Rs 2,100-crore Penalty to DoT: CAG

    Telecom operators such as Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, RCom, Aircel, Tata Tele and BSNL have not paid penalties totalling Rs 2,116.95 crore levied on them for non-compliance of subscriber verification rules that are important for national security, CAG said in its report. “We further noticed that out of Rs 2506.80 crore of penalty levied by the…

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  • Home Ministry Calls for Re-imposition of 74% FDI Cap in Telecom Companies

    The home ministry has called for re-imposition of the 74% foreign ownership cap in telecom companies on “security grounds”, a move that could pose challenges for Norway’s Telenor Group and Russia’s Sistema JSFC, which have both shown an interest in fully owning their local units after the previous government allowed 100% FDI last year. The…

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    BlackBerry Opens up BBM to Windows Phone Users

    BlackBerry Ltd said on Thursday its popular messaging system BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, would now be open to those using the Windows phone platform, a move that potentially makes the messaging service more appealing to its enterprise clients. More at Reuters India

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    No Plan to Sell Stake in Reliance Jio Infocomm: RIL

    The Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) said that it had no plan to sell any stake in its wholly owned telecom venture Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL). Yesterday, Business Standard reported that RIL was open to offloading up to 30% stake in its telecom venture, Reliance Jio, to a global strategic partner. “This is to…

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  • Mobile-Tower-Acutions
    Spectrum Auction Expected in Feb; Government Eyes Minimum Rs 9.35K cr

    Spectrum auction for GSM and CDMA mobile services may be held in February from which government plans to raise at least Rs 9,355 crore. “In Budget Estimates for the current financial year, a projection of Rs 9,355 crore has been made from auction of 800 Mhz (CDMA), 900 Mhz and 1800 Mhz (GSM) spectrum,” an…

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    BSNL-MTNL in Pact with ONGC to Provide Telecom Services for 5 Years

    BSNL and MTNL today said they have inked a 5-year pact with ONGC to provide all telecom services to the state-owned oil firm on a pan-India basis. “A tripartite MoU was signed among ONGC, BSNL and MTNL on July 28 at ONGC Corporate Office for providing all telecom services such as basic telephones, mobile services,…

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