• Optus Calls for Telstra Break-up Over New NBN plan

    Australia’s Optus has renewed the calls for its archrival Telstra to be broken up into separate companies. The former state-owned operator inherited an extensive copper network upon its privatization, and is due to receive A$8.4 billion ($7.4 billion) in taxpayer funds as part of arrangements for allowing the National Broadband Network to use this infrastructure….

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  • Videocon Z40 smartphone
    Videocon Launches Infinium Z40 Quad smartphone (Specifications)

    Videocon Mobile Phones launched Infinium Z40 Quad smartphone priced at Rs 5,490 on Thursday.┬áThe new device is runs on Android 4.4 OS and powered by 1.3 GHz quad core CPU. It has 3.2 megapixel front camera and 5 megapixel rear camera with BSI Auto Focus Technology and 4-inch WVGA IPS screen. SPECIFICATIONS Display Size: 10.1…

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  • 3G data post paid plans revised upwards
    Airtel, Idea Set to Report Net Gains in Q2; Reliance Communications’ Profit Seen Down

    Analysts expect mobile operators Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular to report significant year-on-year jump in their net profits for the three months ended September, but see Reliance Communications’ profits taking a hit. Sequentially, all the three telcos are expected to report flattish voice revenues per minute (RPMs) with small declines in voice traffic in the…

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  • Nirmala Sitharaman
    Govt will Look into Nokia Plant Suspension Issue: Sitharaman

    With global giant Nokia announcing suspension of its Chennai mobile plant operations, the Centre today said it will look into the issue and make efforts to ensure that such incidents do not occur again. “We will certainly see how best (such) matter don’t occur again and we will encourage ‘Make In India’ campaign,” Commerce and…

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  • Truecaller
    Truecaller Gets $60 million Funding

    Stockholm-based startup Truecaller, which has the largest user base in India for its call-filtering, directory look-up, and caller ID app, has received a $60-million (Rs 368-crore) investment in a fresh round of funding. The funding came from an investor group led by Atomico, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), the Indian arm of Sequoia Capital,…

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  • ericsson
    Ericsson Wins Airtel 4G, Charging Deals; Pockets 2 Deals from Idea

    Ericsson Tuesday said that it has inked a 4G network deal with Bharti Airtel, while people familiar with the matter added the Swedish telecom gear maker has also signed some other deals with India’s No. 1 carrier and No. 3 operator Idea Cellular. Ericsson didn’t give further details of the deal on 4G, a technology…

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  • Vodaphone
    Vodafone Demands Urgent Allotment of Spectrum

    Vodafone India has asked the Department of Telecommunications to allocate airwaves it had won in February through a government-led auction, in a letter on Thursday. Vodafone has sought an answer from the regulator within a day to its most recent letter. Furthermore, the company has asked the department to extend expiry of 900MHz allocation in…

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