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Celkon to launch ‘RahmanIshq’ smartphones after A R Rahman

Celkon to launch ‘RahmanIshq’ smartphones after A R Rahman

August 29, 2013 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

Hyderabad based mobilephone maker Celkon Mobiles has roped in music legend A R Rahman for the next series of its smartphone offerings. To be branded as ‘Rahman Ishq,’ the smartphone series from Celkon Mobile would be launched in the middle of September, sources closed to the development said. As theRead More

Airtel to offer mobile services via satellites in Africa

Airtel to offer mobile services via satellites in Africa

August 29, 2013 at 1:09 pm 0 comments

Bharti airtel today said it has joined hands with Japan’s Softbank Mobile to offer mobile services using satellite communications in its African markets. They have completed the field trials recently. “The two companies have successfully developed a practical technology to provide cost-efficient 3G mobile phone services using a communications satelliteRead More

John Chambers, executive chairman, Cisco

Cisco eyes India as its manufacturing hub

August 29, 2013 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

Cisco is looking at India as a manufacturing hub in near future. The company aims at catering to markets like India, SAARC, Middle East and Africa from this facility, highly placed sources in the industry said. The company is in advance discussions with EMS players like Flextronics, Jabil Circuit andRead More

Alcatel-Lucent appoints Jean Raby as chief financial & legal officer

Alcatel-Lucent appoints Jean Raby as chief financial & legal officer

August 29, 2013 at 5:05 am 0 comments

Alcatel-Lucent today announced the appointment of Jean Raby as chief financial & legal officer, effective September 1, 2013. Jean Raby will relocate to Alcatel-Lucent’s headquarters in Paris. Jean Raby served as a partner and managing director in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs until the end of 2012. InRead More

Bharti airtel appoints Christian de Faria CEO of African ops

Bharti airtel appoints Christian de Faria CEO of African ops

August 28, 2013 at 6:02 pm 0 comments

Bharti airtel, world’s fourth largest telecom operator on subscriber count, today said it has appointed Christian de Faria as the CEO of its African operations effective from Jan 1, 2014. However, Faria will join Airtel Africa from September 16 this year and will immediately take charge of Airtel’s Anglophone operations.Read More

Bharti airtel brings Manoj Kohli back to India

Bharti airtel brings Manoj Kohli back to India

August 28, 2013 at 5:09 pm 1 comment

Indian telecom behemoth Bharti Airtel today decided to bring back Manoj Kohli to India. Kohli, the joint managing director of Bharti Airtel is in charge of the company’s international operations, that include Africa, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Kohli would be relocating to India effective January 1, 2014, the company saidRead More

Sprint launches Ethernet Wave Service

Sprint launches Ethernet Wave Service

August 27, 2013 at 11:51 am 0 comments

Sprint has expanded its Ethernet Solutions portfolio to meet the high-speed and heavy bandwidth transport needs of business customers with Sprint Ethernet Wave Service. While offering simplicity through familiar Ethernet technology, the new service offers secure, always-on wireless and wireline connectivity with maximum data security and privacy. Developed as partRead More

Nikhil Jain, COO, Elitecore Technologies

Elitecore launches diameter signaling controller

August 27, 2013 at 10:07 am 0 comments

Elitecore Technologies, an OSS/BSS solution provider has launched a diameter signaling controlling solution named EliteDSC. EliteDSC comes with new features including a software-based approach along with virtualization technology to support flexibility, scalability, low TCO and high availability needs of operators across 4G, LTE and IMS networks. As compared to legacyRead More

HP collaborates with SAP

HP collaborates with SAP

August 26, 2013 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

HP today introduced the HP As-a-Service Solution for SAP HANA, a solution that allows organizations to analyze big data and unlock real-time insight—without the burden of a significant upfront capital investment. The HP As-a-Service Solution for SAP HANA bundles the SAP HANA software license along with hardware and ongoing managementRead More

MTS Q2 revenue at Rs 291 crore, down 17 percent

MTS Q2 revenue at Rs 291 crore, down 17 percent

August 26, 2013 at 5:41 pm 1 comment

Sistema Shyam TeleServices (SSTL), which operates its telecom services under the MTS brand in India has achieved consolidated quarterly revenues of Rs 291 crore, a drop of 17 percent quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) due to reduction in footprint. However, revenues in 9 operational circles grew by 2.4 percent q-o-q. Consolidated OIBDA lossRead More