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One In Four Malaysian Consumers Use Pirated TV Boxes : Survey

One In Four Malaysian Consumers Use Pirated TV Boxes : Survey

February 12, 2019 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

In a recent study of the online content viewing behaviour of Malaysian consumers, it was revealed that 25% of consumers use TV boxes which can be used to stream pirated television and video content. These TV boxes, also known as Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs), allow users to access hundreds ofRead More

Jio Is Overall 4G Leader In India : Ookla

Jio Is Overall 4G Leader In India : Ookla

February 12, 2019 at 10:18 am 0 comments

Ookla, the company that conducts data speed test surveys on telecom operators across the globe, has indicated that Reliance Jio is the overall leader in 4G LTE services in India. According to the firm, Jio has demonstrated an edge over its competitors in almost all parameters. In general availability ofRead More

Huawei Offers Boat Rockerz Bluetooth Headset Free To Woo Huawei Y9 Buyers

Huawei Offers Boat Rockerz Bluetooth Headset Free To Woo Huawei Y9 Buyers

February 11, 2019 at 3:22 pm 0 comments

Huawei today said it will offer a Boat Rockerz 255 Sports Bluetooth handsfree headset with every purchase of Huawei Y9 smartphone. The smartphone goes on for another round of flash sale on Amazon starting today. The bluetooth headset costs Rs 2990, claimed Huawei. The company is also offering some otherRead More

Verizon India Gets Virtual Network Operator License From DoT

Verizon India Gets Virtual Network Operator License From DoT

February 8, 2019 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

Verizon India, the Indian unit of US telecom operator Verizon has been granted Unified License (UL) for virtual network operator by the Department of Telecommunications or DoT. The operator got the VNO license as an ISP or internet service provider, the company said in a statement. The VNO license allowsRead More

In Africa, Airtel Merges With Telkom Kenya, Forms Airtel Telkom

In Africa, Airtel Merges With Telkom Kenya, Forms Airtel Telkom

February 8, 2019 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

Bharti Airtel’s Kenyan business unit Airtel Kenya has merged with Telkom Kenya, a semi-privatised telecom operator in South Africa. Both the firms have signed an agreement in this regard, Airtel’s India unit said in a statement today. The combined entity will merge Mobile, Enterprise and Carrier Services businesses and createRead More

R&M Showcases New Cabling Products At Convergence India

R&M Showcases New Cabling Products At Convergence India

February 7, 2019 at 3:12 pm 0 comments

R&M, a Swiss cabling systems developer and provider of high-quality fiber & copper solutions for network infrastructures around the world, showcased its world class Swiss cabling products for high communication networks at the 27th Convergence India Summit. The summit was held in Delhi attracting CXOs across various verticals and industries.Read More

Mukesh Ambani Heaps Praises On Mamata Banerjee And West Bengal

Mukesh Ambani Heaps Praises On Mamata Banerjee And West Bengal

February 7, 2019 at 1:29 pm 0 comments

Reliance Industries’ Chairman and MD Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is in Kolkata today to attend and address the 5th Bengal Global Business Summit 2019. While delivering a keynote address Ambani heaped praises on the state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her leadership role in transforming ‘West Bengal’, to which the JioRead More

Flock Appoints Sam Mallikarjunan As Chief Revenue Officer

Flock Appoints Sam Mallikarjunan As Chief Revenue Officer

February 7, 2019 at 12:54 pm 0 comments

Flock, the team messaging and collaboration platform, has appointed Sam Mallikarjunan as Chief Revenue Officer. Sam will be responsible for driving the global market engagement, expansion and for channelizing revenue operations for Flock both globally and in India. His appointment will provide a major boost to Flock’s foothold in theRead More

Vodafone Idea Q3 2019 Financial Results : Main Points

Vodafone Idea Q3 2019 Financial Results : Main Points

February 7, 2019 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

Vodafone Idea, the merged entity between Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, has announced its Q3 financial results for FY 2019. This is second quarterly results announced by the firm post the closure of their merger which happened in August 2018. “We are progressing well on our stated strategy. The initiativesRead More

BSNL, Ciena Join Hands For 5G Trials

BSNL, Ciena Join Hands For 5G Trials

February 6, 2019 at 7:04 pm 0 comments

State run telecom operator BSNL has partnered with Ciena to deploy the latter’s next-gen optical transport solutions for its future 5G trials. To support transport delivery for these 5G trials, the parties will explore Ciena providing next generation Converged Packet Optical and Packet Networking platforms as well as Blue PlanetRead More