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Etisalat joins hand with Samsung

Etisalat joins hand with Samsung

July 30, 2013 at 12:34 am 0 comments

Etisalat Group and Samsung recently signed a deal that will lead to an influx of some of the most sought after telecommunications technologies in Etisalat’s 15 operating markets in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Rathgeber signed the memorandum of understanding at a ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, earlier thisRead More

INSAT-3D moves closer to its final orbit

INSAT-3D moves closer to its final orbit

July 30, 2013 at 12:25 am 0 comments

INSAT-3D, India’ s advanced weather satellite, has reached an intermediate orbit which is much closer to the 36,000 km high geostationary orbit, its final orbital home. INSAT-3D was launched by Ariane-5 launch vehicle in the early hours of July 26, 2013 into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit with a perigee (nearestRead More

Bharti Infratel Q1 revenue at Rs 2,622 crore, up 8.5%

Bharti Infratel Q1 revenue at Rs 2,622 crore, up 8.5%

July 30, 2013 at 12:21 am 0 comments

Bharti Infratel on Monday reported Rs 2,622 crore consolidated revenue for Q1 FY 2014, an increase of 8.5 percent over the corresponding period last year. The company’s EBITDA improved to Rs 1,055 crore, up 19 percent year-on-year. Consolidated profit after tax was Rs 358 crore, up 67.6 percent on accountRead More

Dhanya Thakkar joins as MD, Trend Micro

Dhanya Thakkar joins as MD, Trend Micro

July 30, 2013 at 12:17 am 0 comments

Trend Micro has announced the appointment of Dhanya Thakkar as managing director, Trend Micro for India & SAARC. The appointment of Thakkar, a leading information security executive, indicates the renewed focus of Trend Micro in providing momentum towards the further growth of the company. With global experience at numerous start-upsRead More

India’s MSIPS Status

India’s MSIPS Status

July 30, 2013 at 12:09 am 0 comments

MSIPS or Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme is an investment based scheme of DeitY, government of India where corporates get a capex subsidy of 25 percent if the ESDM unit is in non-SEZ and 20 percent of capital expenditure if the ESDM unit is within SEZ. The Department of Electronics andRead More

Bharti Infratel: Moving towards green

Bharti Infratel: Moving towards green

July 29, 2013 at 7:24 pm 0 comments

Bharti Infratel is working on lot of measures to increase its green footprint in India by deploying solar powered sites, variable speed DG sets, Integrated Power Management Solutions (IPMS) and Plug and Play Cabinets (PPC). Bharti Infratel operates 1,249 solar-powered sites across the network and the company is working towardsRead More

India’s weather satellite INSAT-3D launched

India’s weather satellite INSAT-3D launched

July 28, 2013 at 8:17 pm 0 comments

India’s weather satellite INSAT-3D, carrying advanced weather monitoring payloads, was launched successfully in the early hours by Ariane-5 (VA214) launch vehicle from Kourou, French Guiana. After a smooth countdown lasting 11 hours and 30 minutes, the Ariane-5 launch vehicle lifted off right on schedule at the opening of the launchRead More

Josh Mobiles launches Thunder smartphone at Rs 15,999

Josh Mobiles launches Thunder smartphone at Rs 15,999

July 28, 2013 at 8:09 pm 0 comments

Josh Mobiles has launched its latest smartphone Thunder in India at Rs 15,999. Thunder is a massive 5.7” HD IPS screen and embraces a unique blend of design and performance. Focused on providing its users with a fast and smooth experience, this brawny smart phone is powered with a 1.2Read More

Amazon.com Q2 sales at $15.7 bn, up 22 percent

Amazon.com Q2 sales at $15.7 bn, up 22 percent

July 28, 2013 at 7:59 pm 0 comments

Amazon.com has announced its Q2 sales increased 22 percent to reach $15.7 billion. Operating cash flow increased 41 percent to $4.53 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $3.22 billion for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2012. Free cash flow decreased 76 percent to $265 million forRead More

Huawei completes voice interoperability for LTE-TDD to CDMA

Huawei completes voice interoperability for LTE-TDD to CDMA

July 28, 2013 at 7:48 pm 0 comments

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, completed an end-to-end voice interoperability test for LTE-TDD to CDMA, using Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. Kevin Wu, president for CDMA/LTE Wireless Networks at Huawei said, “This successful test is a milestone for the commercialization of LTE voice technologies. It gives CDMA operators moreRead More