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Bharti Infratel: Moving towards green

Bharti Infratel: Moving towards green

July 29, 2013 at 7:24 pm 0 comments

Bharti Infratel is working on lot of measures to increase its green footprint in India by deploying solar powered sites, variable speed DG sets, Integrated Power Management Solutions (IPMS) and Plug and Play Cabinets (PPC). Bharti Infratel operates 1,249 solar-powered sites across the network and the company is working towardsRead More

India’s weather satellite INSAT-3D launched

India’s weather satellite INSAT-3D launched

July 28, 2013 at 8:17 pm 0 comments

India’s weather satellite INSAT-3D, carrying advanced weather monitoring payloads, was launched successfully in the early hours by Ariane-5 (VA214) launch vehicle from Kourou, French Guiana. After a smooth countdown lasting 11 hours and 30 minutes, the Ariane-5 launch vehicle lifted off right on schedule at the opening of the launchRead More

Josh Mobiles launches Thunder smartphone at Rs 15,999

Josh Mobiles launches Thunder smartphone at Rs 15,999

July 28, 2013 at 8:09 pm 0 comments

Josh Mobiles has launched its latest smartphone Thunder in India at Rs 15,999. Thunder is a massive 5.7” HD IPS screen and embraces a unique blend of design and performance. Focused on providing its users with a fast and smooth experience, this brawny smart phone is powered with a 1.2Read More

Amazon.com Q2 sales at $15.7 bn, up 22 percent

Amazon.com Q2 sales at $15.7 bn, up 22 percent

July 28, 2013 at 7:59 pm 0 comments

Amazon.com has announced its Q2 sales increased 22 percent to reach $15.7 billion. Operating cash flow increased 41 percent to $4.53 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $3.22 billion for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2012. Free cash flow decreased 76 percent to $265 million forRead More

Huawei completes voice interoperability for LTE-TDD to CDMA

Huawei completes voice interoperability for LTE-TDD to CDMA

July 28, 2013 at 7:48 pm 0 comments

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, completed an end-to-end voice interoperability test for LTE-TDD to CDMA, using Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. Kevin Wu, president for CDMA/LTE Wireless Networks at Huawei said, “This successful test is a milestone for the commercialization of LTE voice technologies. It gives CDMA operators moreRead More

Wipro Q2 revenues at Rs 9,735 crore, up 5 percent

Wipro Q2 revenues at Rs 9,735 crore, up 5 percent

July 28, 2013 at 7:38 pm 0 comments

Wipro has achieved revenue of Rs 9,735 crore in the second quarter, an increase of 5 percent Y-o-Y. Net Income from continuing operations was Rs 1,623 crore, an increase of 11 percent Y-o-Y. IT services revenue was Rs 8,936 crore, a sequential increase of 0.2 percent and Y-o-Y increase ofRead More

MediaTek launches world’s first triple-SIM 3G smartphones

MediaTek launches world’s first triple-SIM 3G smartphones

July 28, 2013 at 7:32 pm 0 comments

MediaTek, a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications today announced the world’s first triple-SIM technology for 3G Android smartphones. The cutting-edge solution, which comes in response to widespread demand for multi-SIM devices in emerging markets, was recently commercialized in Brazil by Optimus L4II smartphone from LG Electronics. Building onRead More

LINE exceeds 5 mn users in India

LINE exceeds 5 mn users in India

July 28, 2013 at 7:25 pm 0 comments

LINE, operators of the free calling and messaging app has announced that the registered users in India have reached the 5 million mark. The milestone is achieved around 3 weeks of its official India launch, making it one of the fastest growing apps in India. LINE also announced that registeredRead More

Tata Communications Q1 revenue at Rs 4,498 cr, up 10 percent

Tata Communications Q1 revenue at Rs 4,498 cr, up 10 percent

July 28, 2013 at 7:18 pm 0 comments

Tata Communications’ consolidated gross revenues increased 10 percent year-on-year to Rs 4,498 crore. The gross revenues for core business improved by 10 percent at Rs 4,019 crore from Rs 3,646 crore during Q1 FY2013. Global Voice Services (GVS) maintained its growth trend in volume of International Long Distance (ILD) minutes.Read More

Aircel to offer free mobile Wikipedia

Aircel to offer free mobile Wikipedia

July 26, 2013 at 7:26 pm 0 comments

Aircel and Wikimedia Foundation today announced a partnership to offer Wikipedia on mobile phones without any data charges to Aircel customers. The alliance is aimed at making knowledge available on Wikipedia accessible to all Aircel customers in both rural and urban areas for free. This is the first service ofRead More