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Defence Ministry agrees to free up 5 MHz of high-speed bandwidth of 3G spectrum for commercial use

Defence Ministry agrees to free up 5 MHz of high-speed bandwidth of 3G spectrum for commercial use

The telecom and defence ministries have made a partial breakthrough in their talks on 3G spectrum, with the latter agreeing to free up 5 MHz of high-speed bandwidth for commercial use in 17 of India's 22 circles, enough to accommodate one more telecom operator in those regions. The DoT, however, isn't in favour....more
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Appointment
Uninor appoints Sukrit Maitre as business head of Maharashtra & Goa circle
India’s first online, multiplayer, video gaming platform was today launched at CEBIT Plugged IN. The launch of GAMEGOD coincides with the roll out of two internationally successful games- Counter Strike Global Offensive (CS: GO) and DOTA 2.... more
Vivek Sood to take over as new CEO of Uninor, Morten Karlsen Sorby steps down
Uninor, the local arm of Norwegian telecom operator Telenor, on Thursday announced the appointment of Vivek Sood as its new Chief Executive Officer with effect from December 1, 2014. Present CEO Morten Karlsen Sorby has decided to step down.... more
MobiKwik appoints Virender Bisht (ex-MakeMyTrip) as Chief Technology Officer
MobiKwik, India’s number one Mobile Wallet with 10 Million users, has appointed Virender Bisht as its Chief Technology Officer. Earlier as VP Technology at MakeMyTrip.com, Virender developed a track record of delivering strong results in the Payments.... more
Enterprise
Vodafone India launch 2G and 3G services in Lachung, Sikkim
Vodafone India, today announced the launch of its 2G and 3G telecom services in Lachung, Sikkim. "We are the first private telecom operator to launch its services in Lachung. With this expansion, we have now covered more than 91 percent of population.... more
Mobile tower company Indus Towers converts a third of sites to 'green'
Indus Towers, the world's biggest telecom tower company, has converted nearly a third of its 1,14,000 sites across 15 circles to 'green', employing better energy storage solutions to completely cut diesel usage. The move has made it the largest.... more
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Karbonn ST72 Voice-Calling Android Tablet Launched at Rs. 6,248
Karbonn, more than a year after its last tablet, has quietly listed a new tablet named ST72 on its website. The tablet is available to buy from e-commerce websites starting at Rs. 6,248. The dual-SIM voice-calling Karbonn ST72 tablet features a 7-inch display.... more
Legal & Patent
With SC ousting CBI chief from 2G case, caged parrot Ranjit Sinha now a lame duck
For all practical purposes, the Central Bureau of Investigation Director, Ranjit Sinha, is a lame duck from today (20 November) with the Supreme Court asking him to recuse himself from the 2G spectrum investigations. Not that the lame duck.... more
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India’s wireless tele-density reaches 74.55%: Trai
India's tele-density reached 76.55%, with the total subscriber base reaching 957.61 million that includes 569.56 million in urban and 388.05 million in rural regions, data on the sector regulator's website showed. The number of telephone subscribers .... more
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