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Shyam Telecom Q2 net loss at Rs 2.57 crore

Shyam Telecom Q2 net loss at Rs 2.57 crore

August 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm 0 comments

Shyam Telecom, a global supplier of carrier equipment has registered second quarter net loss of Rs 2.57 crore, from a profit of Rs 1.26 crore in the corresponding quarter last fiscal. The Q2 revenue was Rs 62.23 crore, down 62 percent vis-a-vis Rs 162.79 crore in the corresponding quarter lastRead More

ebiz pilot portal launched in 5 states

ebiz pilot portal launched in 5 states

August 13, 2013 at 5:31 pm 0 comments

Ministry of Commerce & Industry has launched the eBiz portal in five pilot states– Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. The portal will comprise of license and permits services component that will allow business users to obtain information on customized list of licenses, permits, and regulations that theyRead More

ZigBee to lead in home automation

ZigBee to lead in home automation

August 13, 2013 at 5:26 pm 0 comments

By 2018, ABI Research expects annual home automation device shipments to exceed 351 million, growing at a CAGR of 78 percent. ZigBee dominated IEEE 802.15.4 and claimed the top share of node shipments at 4.5 million, narrowly beating out proprietary protocol offerings. Senior analyst Adarsh Krishnan said, “ZigBee is enjoyingRead More

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