Telecom Ministry to Approach Cabinet to Reduce Spectrum Usage Charges

    Telecom Ministry is expected to approach the Cabinet for its nod to reduce spectrum usage charges from existing 5 percent to 3 percent of the revenue earned by companies from telecom services. “The Telecom Commission has agreed to charge SUC (spectrum usage charges) at 3 percent level of adjusted gross revenue on spectrum that will […]

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    Doordarshan Starts Free TV Services for Mobile Phones

    Aiming to attract the growing number of smartphone users, Public Broadcaster Doordarshan has started beaming free TV services to mobile phones in 16 cities, including the four metros. In a statement in New Delhi, the broadcaster said Digital Terrestrial Television services of Doordarshan have started operation from February 25 in 16 cities, thereby providing mobile […]

    Aircel, BSNL Sign Pan-India 2G Intra-Circle Roaming Pact

    Telecom operator Aircel has signed 2G intra-circle roaming agreement with state-owned BSNL on pan-India basis. “This is a first agreement between a state owned operator and a private telecom player. With this strategic tie up, both organisations will be able to enhance customer experience besides utilising each other’s assets and network strength,” Aircel said in […]

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    Airtel Expands 4G Mobile Services to 40 Towns in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

    Airtel on Tuesday said its high speed 4G services are now available in 40 towns in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Airtel 4G is available to customers across a range of smart devices, including mobile phones, dongles, 4G hotspots and Wi-Fi dongles, the company said in a statement. Venkatesh Vijayraghavan, Chief Executive Officer of Bharti Airtel […]

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    DoT to Seek Cabinet Approval to Liberalise Spectrum

    The Department of Telecom is going to approach the Cabinet to seek its approval for change in policy to liberalise spectrum that were allocated to mobile service providers without auction. “The DoT will approach the Cabinet to take its approval for changing existing policy to liberalise those spectrum that were allocated administratively (without auction),” a […]

    Trai Chairman Calls Telcos Stand on Spectrum Auction ‘Paradoxical’

    Calling telecom operators’ objection regarding auction of premium spectrum ‘paradoxical’, Trai Chairman R S Sharma on Tuesday questioned their stand as they’d earlier blamed the government for the airwave crunch and the resulting poor service quality. “The same people who were saying they are unable to provide quality service because spectrum is not available, the […]

    Huawei Says 2015 Profit Jumped 32 Percent on Smartphone Sales

    Huawei Technologies Ltd., one of the biggest makers of telecoms equipment, said Friday its 2015 profit jumped 32 percent on strong sales of smartphones and switching gear as carriers upgraded wireless networks to 4G. Huawei said it earned CNY 36.9 billion ($5.7 billion) on global revenue of CNY 395 billion ($60.8 billion). Huawei, the first […]

    BSNL Says Gearing Up to Launch 4G Services in 14 Telecom Circles

    State-owned BSNL is gearing up to launch 4G services in 14 telecom circles where it has 20MHz liberalised broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum. The company, which has already soft launched 4G services in Chandigarh, is exploring two methods – revenue sharing model and capex model – for the 4G rollout. The company has 20MHz liberalised […]

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    MyGlamm raises $6 million from L’Occitane International, others

    MyGlamm is also looking to invest in creating large training academies and infrastructure. Mumbai: On-demand beauty services provider Sanghvi Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs MyGlamm.com, said on Wednesday that it has raised $6 million from beauty products company L’Occitane International SA, US-based PE fund Tano Capital and The Times of India publisher Bennett, Coleman and […]

    MacOS the New Name for OS X? Apple Website Hints Yes

    Apple on Friday put up an updated page on its website mentioning its efforts for the Earth Day 2016. The webpage is meant to answer queries about the company’s efforts to improve the environment. The page briefly mentioned the rumoured new name for Apple’s desktop and laptop operating system – MacOS – instead of the […]