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BASE signs network and IT managed services with TechM

BASE signs network and IT managed services with TechM

August 5, 2013 at 6:27 pm 0 comments

BASE Company, a subsidary of KPN Group and Tech Mahindra (TechM) announced today a five year managed service agreement for the operations and roll out of the BASE network and IT in Belgium. BASE and Tech Mahindra will partner to realize the expansion and improvement of the network and achieveRead More

ZTE now has 5% of global smartphone market

ZTE now has 5% of global smartphone market

August 5, 2013 at 4:36 pm 0 comments

ZTE shipped 11.5 million smartphones in the second quarter, vaulting the maker of Grand S and Grand Memo to the fourth position globally with 5 percent market share, according to Strategy Analytics. In terms of number of handsets, the year-on-year increase of handset is close to 80 percent and thisRead More

Tellabs Q2 revenue at $212 mn

Tellabs Q2 revenue at $212 mn

August 5, 2013 at 4:02 pm 0 comments

Tellabs’ second quarter 2013 revenue totaled $212 million, compared with $288 million in the year-ago quarter. For the second quarter of 2013, Optical segment revenue was $113 million, Data segment revenue was $36 million, Access segment revenue was $19 million and Services segment revenue was $44 million. On a GAAPRead More

True selects Huawei’s 400G core router

True selects Huawei’s 400G core router

August 5, 2013 at 3:50 pm 0 comments

True, the only leading fully-integrated communications service provider in Thailand has selected Huawei 400G core router line cards to deploy its 3G IP core network. The network will provide millions of True’s 3G subscribers with diverse, smoother services and indicates that Huawei leads 400G router technology. With the development ofRead More

Ericsson and STMicroelectronics complete split-up

Ericsson and STMicroelectronics complete split-up

August 5, 2013 at 2:18 pm 0 comments

STMicroelectronics and Ericsson have completed the required restructuring to finalise their split up. Both the companies have shared their activities and transferred business, assets and manpower among themselves and some third parties effective August 2. This split-up was between Ericsson and STMicroelectronics was announced on 18 March 2013. So, effectiveRead More

TCIL bags FTTH order from Reliance Jio

TCIL bags FTTH order from Reliance Jio

August 5, 2013 at 8:10 am 0 comments

Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL), a prime engineering and consultancy company has bagged FTTH (fiber to the home) order from Reliance Jio Infocomm for Ghaziabad. The company has bagged basic design, engineering and 3rd party monitoring of FTTH from Reliance Jio. Speaking to Teleanalysis.com Vimal Wakhlu, chairman & managing director,Read More

Huawei bags Bharti’s Delhi LTE deal for Rs 120 crore

Huawei bags Bharti’s Delhi LTE deal for Rs 120 crore

August 4, 2013 at 10:03 pm 0 comments

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, has bagged Bharti Airtel’s LTE order worth Rs 120 crore for its Delhi circle. This is Huawei’s 2nd LTE deal from Bharti Airtel as the company has already won LTE deal for Karnataka circle. The deal includes deployment of mobile broadband network inRead More

Aakash 4 to be launched in January 2014

Aakash 4 to be launched in January 2014

August 3, 2013 at 10:43 am 0 comments

Aakash 4, the fourth version of ultra low-cost Aakash tablet is expected to be available in India by January 2014. Telecom minister Kapil Sibal on Friday said that the government has already finalised the specifications of the next version of Aakash. He was speaking at the CII National Telecom SummitRead More

RCOM Q1 operating income at Rs 5,315 cr, up 3.6%

RCOM Q1 operating income at Rs 5,315 cr, up 3.6%

August 2, 2013 at 12:09 am 0 comments

Reliance Communications (RCOM) today announced its Q1 operating income at Rs 5,315 crore, up 3.6 percent from Rs 5,130 crore in Q4. EBITDA for Q1 stood at Rs 1,701 crore, up 2 percent on comparable basis from Rs 1,668 crore in Q4. EBITDA margin at 31.4 percent, amongst the highestRead More

Idea Q1 net nearly doubles to Rs 462 crore

Idea Q1 net nearly doubles to Rs 462 crore

August 1, 2013 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

Idea Cellular’s net profit for the quarter ended June 30 nearly doubled to touch Rs 462 crore from Rs 234 crore for the same period a year back. Similarly the company’s gross revenue rose more than 18% to touch Rs 6538 crore for the review period compared to Rs 5503Read More