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Airtel’s India-Bangladesh submarine cable goes live

Airtel’s India-Bangladesh submarine cable goes live

July 25, 2013 at 8:01 am 0 comments

Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecom service provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today said that its high capacity terrestrial optical fiber link between India and Bangladesh has gone live. The link, which extends from Bongaon in West Bengal (India) to the Petrapole – Benapole border,Read More

OnMobile partners with MTN for RBT

OnMobile partners with MTN for RBT

July 25, 2013 at 7:56 am 0 comments

OnMobile Global, a global leader in telecom value-added services (VAS) today announced that it has won a deal with MTN Group as preferred CRBT partner across 22 countries. As part of this engagement, OnMobile will start deploying RBT services for MTN subscribers over the next quarter and will replace theRead More

MTS Launches EV-DO Rev B in Rajasthan circle

MTS Launches EV-DO Rev B in Rajasthan circle

July 25, 2013 at 7:51 am 0 comments

Sistema Shyam TeleServices (SSTL) that provides telecom services under MTS brand launched the advanced CDMA EV-DO Rev B Phase II network in Rajasthan circle. MTS has launched services in Bhiwadi, Jodhpur, Kota and Udaipur. MTS is also credited to be the first telecom operator in the world to launch theRead More

Cisco to acquire Sourcefire for $2.7 bn

Cisco to acquire Sourcefire for $2.7 bn

July 24, 2013 at 8:34 am 0 comments

Cisco and Sourcefire today announced a definitive agreement for Cisco to acquire Sourcefire, a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions for $2.7 bn. Cisco and Sourcefire will combine their world-class products, technologies and research teams to provide continuous and pervasive advanced threat protection across the entire attack continuum  – before, duringRead More

WickedLeak launches Wammy Passion Z+ smartphone

WickedLeak launches Wammy Passion Z+ smartphone

July 24, 2013 at 8:29 am 0 comments

WickedLeak, the leading growing company in the market of Smartphones has introduced a new Smartphone called as Wammy Passion Z+ for Rs 15,990. The Wammy Passion Z+ runs on Google’s Android Jellybean 4.2 Operating System and is a smartphone with inimitable features at an affordable price. It boasts a 5Read More

Swisscom CEO Carsten Schloter found dead

Swisscom CEO Carsten Schloter found dead

July 24, 2013 at 2:07 am 0 comments

Carsten Schloter, CEO of Swisscom, Switzerland’s biggest telecoms group has been found dead at his flat. Local police suspect a case of suicide and investigation is under way to find out the exact circumstances of his death. “…no further details are being disclosed out of consideration for the family,” SwisscomRead More

Telenor India Q2 revenue reaches Rs 696 crore, down 27 percent

Telenor India Q2 revenue reaches Rs 696 crore, down 27 percent

July 24, 2013 at 1:46 am 0 comments

Telenor India reported Q2 revenues of Rs 696 crore, down by 27 percent Y-o-Y. On the other hand, revenues in six circles increased by 7 percent compared to second quarter last year despite negative development in Maharashtra following closure of neighbouring Mumbai circle earlier this year. The company’s number ofRead More

Etisalat Group Q2 revenue at AED 9.88 billion, up 20 percent

Etisalat Group Q2 revenue at AED 9.88 billion, up 20 percent

July 24, 2013 at 1:40 am 0 comments

Etisalat Group reported has reported strong consolidated revenues of AED 9,882 million during Q2, 2013 representing an increase of 20 percent in comparison to the same period of last year. During the quarter, the Group consolidated revenues was affected by the changing in the accounting treatment of the operations inRead More

Broadcom launches nextgen set top box

Broadcom launches nextgen set top box

July 24, 2013 at 1:16 am 0 comments

Broadcom today announced a new reference platform for operators in emerging markets to more cost-effectively deploy two-way set-top box (STB) solutions with high definition (HD) and Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 2.0. The new Broadcom chipset builds on the proven engineering and expertise of the BCM7019 HD cableRead More

Nokia unveils Lumia 625, to be available in Q3

Nokia unveils Lumia 625, to be available in Q3

July 24, 2013 at 12:34 am 0 comments

Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 625, an accessibly priced 4G smartphone to be available in Q3, 2013 in China, Europe, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The Nokia Lumia 625 delivers high-speed entertainment to a wide audience with a large 4.7 inch super-sensitive LCD screen andRead More