DoT May Offer Rs 11,000-crore Loan to Address BSNL’s Concerns

    The telecom department is considering offering a soft loan of as much as Rs 11,000 crore to a potential combination of loss-making state-run telecom operators Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) to address BSNL’s concerns about taking on MTNL’s mammoth debt on its books. MTNL currently has debt of Rs 14,600 crore,…

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    WhatsApp Messages to Come Under EC Scanner

    WhatsApp users need to be alert while forwarding and sharing messages during the assembly election. The Election Commission on Thursday said cases would be registered against any individual found forwarding or circulating inflammatory video or graphics or any form of obnoxious material aimed at influencing voters or hitting communal sentiments. Chief election commissioner V S…

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    Talk of Job Cuts at Verizon

    U.S. telco will shed 1,000 staff by the end of the year, newswire claims. Verizon plans to shed around 1,000 staff, it was reported this week. An unnamed source cited by Bloomberg said the U.S. telco will cut its workforce by making redundancy offers to staff. Verizon responded to the newswire by saying that it is…

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    EE Beats Rivals in Ofcom Network Test

    Operator has fastest upload, download speeds; 3UK ranks last. EE on Thursday outshone its rival U.K. operators in a mobile network performance test carried out by Ofcom. The telco regulator took approximately 210,000 measurements of download speed, upload speed, Web browsing speed and latency at indoor and outdoor locations in five major cities: Birmingham, Edinburgh,…

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    Ericsson to Cut Jobs in Restructuring

    Ericsson has announced a cost-cutting plan to save 9 billion kronor ($1.22 billion) by 2017, in a move that will involve an unspecified number of job cuts. The company plans to streamline its portfolio and improve R&D efficiency, transform service delivery and implement supply chain efficiencies. Ericsson has set aside restructuring charges of around 2 billion kronor….

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    CSL to Sell Redmi Note 4G

    CSL Mobile, the mobile arm of PCCW-owned HKT, said it has become the first distributor in Hong Kong for the 4G LTE variant of Xiaomi’s Redmi Note smartphone. The Redmi Note 4G, which is the first FDD LTE smartphone of the rapidly-growing Chinese handset maker, is expected to start selling on November 18 in Hong Kongfor…

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    Airtel Taps Nokia to Enhance 3G Network

    Bharti Airtel has contracted Nokia Networks to enhance its 3G network in three of India’s 22 telecom circles. Under the deal, Nokia will expand Airtel’s 3G network in Mumbai, West Bengal and Bihar. The deployment will include India’s first dual-carrier 3G network implementation for the Mumbai region, refarming existing 900-MHz spectrum too complement the 2100-MHz…

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