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Google leads Alliance for Affordable Internet

Google leads Alliance for Affordable Internet

October 8, 2013 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

Google leads Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) to lead policy and regulatory reform and spur action to drive down artificially high internet prices in developing countries. The Alliance has Omidyar Network, UK DFID and USAID joined by a host of governments, tech companies and civil society organisations from developed andRead More

Mitsubishi launches HERE’s Traffic

Mitsubishi launches HERE’s Traffic

October 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

Mitsubishi Motors North America has launched HERE Traffic including real-time information on traffic and weather, and is the first to offer updates on fuel prices delivered by HD Radio technology for drivers in the US. The service goes beyond the usual highway network, providing information on four times more roadsRead More

Samsung, Micromax and Zigo are top smartphone brands

Samsung, Micromax and Zigo are top smartphone brands

October 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Samsung, Micromax and Zigo Mobile are top smartphone brands in the Sri Lankan market Smartphone sales (shipments) touched 0.12 million units in Sri Lanka during Q2, 2013. Samsung emerged as the leader in the smartphones segment with a 50 percent market share, followed by Micromax with 9 percent and ZigoRead More

Cisco completes Sourcefire acquisition

Cisco completes Sourcefire acquisition

October 8, 2013 at 11:39 am 0 comments

Cisco today announced it has completed the acquisition of Sourcefire, a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions. With the close of this acquisition, Cisco will provide the industry’s most comprehensive advanced threat protection portfolios, as well as a broad set of enforcement and remediation options that are integrated, pervasive, continuous andRead More

Operators to gain $4bn by applying analytics

Operators to gain $4bn by applying analytics

October 8, 2013 at 11:10 am 0 comments

Mobile operators worldwide are set to gain $4 billion a year by 2018 from a significant reduction in churn through the adoption of big data and analytics says Juniper Research. The report found that the implementation of analytics platforms was enabling operators to anticipate the likelihood of customers to churn,Read More

Zain Bahrain signs 4-year managed services with Ericsson

Zain Bahrain signs 4-year managed services with Ericsson

October 8, 2013 at 8:37 am 0 comments

Zain Bahrain announced today that it has signed a four-year managed services agreement with Ericsson, to manage its network and enhance its customer support services. The new partnership will see Ericsson managing the day-to-day operations of Zain’s network across the country, enabling operational excellence. In parallel, Zain will be ableRead More

DTH license extension, TRAI issues consultation paper

DTH license extension, TRAI issues consultation paper

October 7, 2013 at 6:21 pm 0 comments

Dish TV was the first to start Direct-to-home (DTH) services on Ist October, 2013 and DTH broadcasting services license for Dish TV expired on 30th September, 2013. The other five DTH operators got license from 2006 to 2008 and licenses are expected to expire phase wise in 2016 to 2018.Read More

Telecom New Zealand to launch 4G in mid November

Telecom New Zealand to launch 4G in mid November

October 7, 2013 at 5:08 pm 0 comments

Telecom New Zealand announced today that its 4G network will launch on 12 November in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The 4G services will be available to both prepaid and postpaid monthly customers at no additional cost on Telecom’s current plans. Telecom New Zealand introduced a new-look retail brand, featuring theRead More

Videocon to participate in Delhi spectrum auction

Videocon to participate in Delhi spectrum auction

October 7, 2013 at 3:54 pm 0 comments

Videocon Telecom, the telecom arm of the $4 billion Videocon Group is planning to participate for Delhi circle in the upcoming spectrum auction planned in January, 2014. Videocon Telecom finds the sharp cut in the reserve spectrum floor price for the 900 MHz spectrum to be very attractive and isRead More

U Mobile inks disaster recovery agreement with ZTE

U Mobile inks disaster recovery agreement with ZTE

October 7, 2013 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s 3G mobile operator has inked a disaster recovery (DR) system partnership agreement with ZTE in the presence of the prime minister of Malaysia and the president of the People’s Republic of China. Through this partnership, U Mobile is appointing ZTE to deploy DR system forRead More