• Micromax-unit Yu Launches Cyanogen Smartphone at Rs 8,999

    Yu Televentures, a wholly owned unit of Micromax Informatics, launched its first smartphone with Cyanogen under the Yureka brand on Thursday priced at Rs 8999. India’s largest home-bred handset maker is aiming to create a mark in the country’s intensely- competitive smartphone market, the fastest growing in Asia Pacific, with device which has a 5.5…

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    China Unicom, Telecom Extend Hybrid LTE Trials

    China Unicom and China Telecom are set to expand their 4G trials to an additional 15 cities, a move which will see the companies’ hybrid FDD/TDD LTE network reach 56 cities across the country. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) yesterday approved the expansion plans, giving the two mobile operators a bigger 4G…

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    Telecom Products Imports Swell to Rs 69,516.37-cr in FY14: Government

    The country imported telecom products worth Rs 69,516.37 crore in 2013-14 while exports of such items were at Rs 20,475.17 crore during the year, leaving a significant deficit of Rs 49,041.20 crore. In the previous 2012-13 fiscal, imports of telecom products were Rs 57,208.78 crore and exports were at Rs 21,716.76 crore, Communications and IT…

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    IBM Says Cloud Business Enjoying “Breakthrough Year”

    IBM aims to expand the number of data centres it offers clients around the world by 25 per cent to meet fast-rising demand for internet-based services, after what a company executive said has been a “breakthrough year” in 2014 for its cloud computing business. IBM has quadrupled the number of cloud data facilities it offers…

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  • Airtel rises up to 4G challenge
    Handset Makers Vie to be the Early Bird, Ahead of Mass 4G Roll Out

    A slew of 4G handsets are hitting the market as mobile handset makers seek to get the first-mover advantage ahead of the launch of 4G data and voice services across India by Mukesh Ambani’s flagship telecom venture, Reliance Jio Infocomm, and expansion of offerings by the country’s No. 1 carrier Bharti Airtel. While device manufacturers…

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    Huawei Vows to Fiercely Protect Patents

    Huawei Technologies, one of the world’s top five smartphone makers, has vowed to strongly protect its intellectual property, warning handset makers against potential infringements on its patents on technologies such as 4G, amid an increasing number of patent disputes in India ending up in lawsuits.   “In 4G, the largest percentage of essential patents belongs…

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    Telstra in Talks to Buy Pacnet

    Telstra on Wednesday confirmed it is talks to acquire submarine cable operator Pacnet. The disclosure was made to the Australian stock exchange after Bloomberg reported the companies were holding negotiations. Acquiring Pacnet would give Telstra a 46,000 kilometre-long cable network and more than 110 PoPs around the world. “There is no certainty that any transaction…

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