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ZTE to sell Open Firefox OS phone

ZTE to sell Open Firefox OS phone

August 13, 2013 at 4:38 pm 0 comments

ZTE today announced that sales of the ZTE Open Firefox OS phone will start soon on the ZTE store on eBay US and UK. Recently launched with Telefónica in Spain, Venezuela and Colombia, the ZTE Open will now be available for the first time in Orange priced at $79.99 andRead More

IT security to reach $30.1 bn in 2017: Canalys

IT security to reach $30.1 bn in 2017: Canalys

August 13, 2013 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

Canalys expects the worldwide IT security market to grow at a compound annual rate of 7 percent, to reach $30.1 billion in 2017. From a regional standpoint, Asia Pacific is forecast to increase 9 percent in 2013 as budgets continue to grow in the large economies of China, India andRead More

Tech Mahindra Q1 revenue at Rs 4,103 crore, up 22 %

Tech Mahindra Q1 revenue at Rs 4,103 crore, up 22 %

August 12, 2013 at 6:39 pm 0 comments

Tech Mahindra, a specialist provider of connected solutions to the connected world, today announced its second quarter revenue at Rs 4,103 crore, up 22 percent Y-o-Y and 9 percent Q-o-Q. Consolidated net profit after tax (PAT) for Q1 is at Rs 686 crore up 27 percent Y-o-Y and 7.6 percentRead More

Ericsson conducts world’s first commercial LTE-A call

Ericsson conducts world’s first commercial LTE-A call

August 12, 2013 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

Ericsson today announced that Australia’s leading telecommunications provider Telstra is the first to use the LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation technology on 1800 MHz and 900 MHz spectrum bands on a commercial network. This took place on July 31, when Telstra transferred data across its live network on a number ofRead More

CSC acquires Infochimps

CSC acquires Infochimps

August 12, 2013 at 5:08 pm 0 comments

CSC has acquired Infochimps, a provider of big data platform-as-a-service for enterprise businesses and an open source innovator based in Austin, Texas. Infochimps’ team of highly skilled big data and analytics professionals and engineers will accelerate the development of CSC’s big data business and offering customers as-a-service access to advancedRead More

8 years on, SWAN still not complete

8 years on, SWAN still not complete

August 12, 2013 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

It is more than eight years but India’s SWAN (state wide area network) is still not completed. SWANs in 4 states/UTs, namely Andaman & Nicobar, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Jammu & Kashmir are still in the process of implementation. The government has sanctioned a total ofRead More

American Tower announces acquisition of NII Holdings

American Tower announces acquisition of NII Holdings

August 12, 2013 at 3:55 pm 0 comments

American Tower has announced that it has reached an agreement with NII Holdings to acquire up to 2,790 towers in Brazil and 1,666 towers in Mexico in two separate transactions, for approximately $413 million and $398 million, respectively. The transaction agreements provide that all payments, including the tower rent, willRead More

Why FDD is the preferred choice for LTE

Why FDD is the preferred choice for LTE

August 11, 2013 at 6:02 pm 0 comments

According to GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association), 200 commercial LTE networks in 76 countries were launched by 31 July, 2013 of which 182 networks are based on FDD technology. LTE has seen good traction as 443 operators in 130 countries are investing in LTE technology. 1800 MHz is the dominantRead More

236 mn mobiles shipped in Q2, 2013: IDC

236 mn mobiles shipped in Q2, 2013: IDC

August 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm 0 comments

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 236.4 million mbiles in 2Q13. This is an increase of 51.3 percent from 156.2 million units shipped in 2Q12. Second quarter shipments grew 9.3 percent when compared to the 216.3 million units shippedRead More

Subex bags BSS order from Reliance Jio

Subex bags BSS order from Reliance Jio

August 8, 2013 at 4:14 pm 0 comments

Subex, a leading global provider of Business Support Systems (BSS) has bagged revenue assurance and fraud management deal from Reliance Jio, India’s pan India BWA operator. ROC Revenue Assurance is designed not only to detect potential revenue loss, but also to assist an operator with its investigation, diagnosis and recoveryRead More