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DoT aims to complete setting up of pan-India optic-fibre network by June 2016

DoT aims to complete setting up of pan-India optic-fibre network by June 2016

The telecom department is aiming to complete setting up of a pan-India optic-fibre network by June 2016, a year ahead of the stated schedule of the project that is critical to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Digital India' initiative. The Department of Telecommunications has sought the views of public-sector telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd whether it can complete...more
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Reliance Jio to invest in LTE Broadcast technology, says GSA
Reliance Jio Infocomm, the billionaire Mukesh Ambani promoted 4G telecom venture of Reliance Industries, is set to invest in LTE Broadcast technology to boost its video offerings, said a report by GSA. The other global telecom operators that are.... more
Govt grants registration to six new MSOs
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has given permanent registration to six new multi-system operators (MSOs). With this, the total number of MSOs with permanent registration has increased to 112. Of the six MSOs, only.... more
Enterprise
Reliance Communications ready with basic mobile banking services
Reliance CommunicationsBSE 0.47 % said today that it is ready with its mobile banking service which will enable banking transactions for its customers, irrespective of the handset, make or region. Customers of RCom, which offer mobile phone.... more
LINE launches LINE Premium Call, low-cost IP phone service in India
Japan-based LINE Corp Wednesday rolled out the Android version of LINE Premium Call, which offers low-cost IP phone service. Line users can make calls to landlines and mobile devices to over 200 countries and regions, directly from the LINE app..... more
Handset
Sony launches Xperia C3 Dual 5MP selfie phone for Rs 23,990
Sony has launched its selfie phone for India, intensifying competition in the segment of the market that has seen most launches recently. The Sony Xperia C3 will be a Dual-SIM phone and is priced at Rs. 23,990. It will be available.... more
Report
Xiaomi Mi 3 reportedly discontinued in India as Mi 4 launch looms
Looks like Xiaomi is training all its attention on the upcoming Redmi 1S as reports around the web suggest that the company will stop selling the Mi 3 indefinitely. A report on tech blog TechPP quotes the company’s India head Manu Jain as saying..... more
Telecom
Telecom operators could eat into retail banks' business: Deutsche Bank
Telecom operators could eat into the business of retail banks as they turn into payments banks, one of the two new categories of banks coming up in India, Deutsche Bank's Managing Director & Global Head of Trade Finance and Cash..... more
VAS
Instagram launches time-lapse video app for iPhone
Facebook-owned photo-sharing service Instagram today launched an application for capturing time-lapse videos using Apple mobile devices. The Hyperlapse "app" was designed to let people easily make high-quality time-lapse videos even while..... more
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