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Nokia introduces EMI Scheme in India

Nokia introduces EMI Scheme in India

September 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm 0 comments

Following the footsteps of Apple and Samsung, Nokia on Wednesday started offering EMI schemes for its perspective customers in India. However, the EMI scheme is limited to  Nokia Lumia 925 smartphone only. The EMI scheme offers payment on six EMIs at zero % interest and without involving any processing fee.Read More

Airtel Bangladesh to invest $50 million in 3G

Airtel Bangladesh to invest $50 million in 3G

September 11, 2013 at 7:49 am 0 comments

Airtel Bangladesh plans to invest $50 million in 3G network over the next three years. Airtel Bangladesh has announced Huawei Technologies Bangladesh as their network partner for the upcoming launch of 3G Services in Bangladesh. Airtel has been awarded the 3G license with 5 MHz of spectrum in 2100 MHzRead More

Grameenphone to launch 3G in October

Grameenphone to launch 3G in October

September 11, 2013 at 7:02 am 0 comments

Grameenphone today announced that it will launch 3G for customers in the first half of October. Grameenphone is planning to give 3G coverage in selected areas of Dhaka City and Chittagong by October, while 7 divisional cities will come under coverage by December this year. Dhaka City, Narayangonj and GazipurRead More

Hathway selects STMicroelectronics’ HD STB

Hathway selects STMicroelectronics’ HD STB

September 10, 2013 at 7:02 pm 0 comments

Hathway, a leading cable Multi-System Operator (MSO) with more than six million digital subscribers has chosen STMicroelectronics’s highly integrated systems-on-chips (SoC) to power entry level and advanced high-definition set-top box or HD STB. ST’s STiH273 (Palma) drives Hathway’s newest HD entry-level STB and the STi7141 forms the heart of theRead More

Hughes offers managed tele-education to DAMS

Hughes offers managed tele-education to DAMS

September 10, 2013 at 11:53 am 0 comments

Hughes Communications India has announced that it will provide managed tele-education network to Delhi Academy of Medical Sciences (DAMS) for post-graduation medical coaching. The satellite-based, online service will assist medical students in attaining success in NEET/AIIMS/PGI and other post-graduate medical exams. With a network of over one million schools andRead More

HERE partners with Mercedes-Benz, Magneti Marelli and Continental

HERE partners with Mercedes-Benz, Magneti Marelli and Continental

September 10, 2013 at 9:42 am 0 comments

HERE, a Nokia business, today announced that it has partnered with the Mercedes-Benz and two of the world’s leading automotive system integrators, Continental and Magneti Marelli. These partners are building on the HERE Connected Driving framework to offer individual connected products and services that go beyond navigation to meet theirRead More

EE crosses one million 4G LTE customers

EE crosses one million 4G LTE customers

September 10, 2013 at 9:35 am 0 comments

EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced that Britain has set one of the fastest 4G adoption rates in the world with one million customers already embracing the convenience and reliability of superfast 4G mobile services. EE has achieved its goal of signing up one million 4GRead More

ZTE’s Grand Memo LTE gets nod for China sales

ZTE’s Grand Memo LTE gets nod for China sales

September 10, 2013 at 9:29 am 0 comments

ZTE’s Grand Memo LTE is poised to become the first 4G device available for sale in China. The LTE smartphone became the first to be awarded a TD-LTE handset permit by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China. The single-SIM, dual stand-by voice solution used by ZTE Grand MemoRead More

SK Telecom expands LTE roaming to Canada and Switzerland

SK Telecom expands LTE roaming to Canada and Switzerland

September 10, 2013 at 9:08 am 0 comments

SK Telecom has launched LTE international roaming services in Canada and Switzerland under partnerships with Canada’s Rogers and Swiss Swisscom. SK Telecom’s LTE/LTE-Advanced subscribers will be able to use seamless roaming in all areas of Switzerland excluding mountainous regions, and major cites of Canada including Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec,Read More

Telefonica, Germany to deploy femtocells

Telefonica, Germany to deploy femtocells

September 10, 2013 at 9:02 am 0 comments

Telefonica in Germany today announced the deployment of femtocell technology to help boost 3G mobile broadband access and quality for Telefonica customers. Alcatel-Lucent’s ‘plug-and-play’ femtocell solution for Telefonica in Germany includes femtocell gateways and modems that can be installed in enterprises and in general outdoor locations. The deployment will helpRead More