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Friday, April 25, 2014
2G case: Today New bench to hear Sunil Mittal, Ravi Ruia's plea in Supreme Court

2G case: Today New bench to hear Sunil Mittal, Ravi Ruia's plea in Supreme Court

After the recusal of two judges, a new bench has been constituted in the Supreme Court to hear the petitions of Bharti Cellular Ltd chairman and managing director Sunil Bharti Mittal and Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia in a case of alleged irregularities related to allocation of additional 2G spectrum in 2002. Justice S S Nijjar would be the new judge sitting with Chief Justice Altamas Kabir to hear the matter on Thursday.......
Today’s headlines
Vodafone launches M-Pesa mobile wallet service in AP
Telecom operator Vodafone, in collaboration with ICICI Bank, completed the pan-India rollout of M-Pesa, its mobile moneytransfer and payment platform, with the launch of the service in the Andhra Pradesh market on Wednesday....... more
Cognizant buys US video solutions company
Cognizant has announced that it has acquired itaas, a digital video solutions company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, for an undisclosed sum..... more
Legal & Patent
Kashmir chamber sends legal notice to Idea Cellular for misleading advertisement on Pashmina Shawls
Two days after Chief Minister Omar Abdullah termed the advertisement by Idea CellularBSE -2.64 % on Pashmina Shawls as wrong and misleading, the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry has sent a legal notice to the telecom major seeking..... more
Facebook ad business growing, dip in revenue per visit for Twitter: Adobe
Adobe has released its Social Media Intelligence Report analyzing paid, earned and owned social media trends for Q1. Key findings of the Adobe Digital Index report show that Facebook’s ad business continued to grow with click through rate (CTR) and ad impressions increasing by double-digits quarter-over-quarter (QoQ), 20% and 41 % respectively......... more
5.5-inch iPhone delayed till 2015
iPhone fans may have to wait more to get their hands on the large-screen version of Apple's flagship smartphone...... more
Why Nokia India's Chennai plant has become the orphan factory
Once a celebration of Indian manufacturing, Nokia's Chennai factory, beset by legal troubles, has become nobody's child. Old owner Nokia does not want it, new one Microsoft is reluctant to take it. And the solution they have come up with only provides temporary relief to the 7,500 workers there, reports ET...... more
DoT drafts note to treat spectrum as security
The telecom department is preparing a draft note for the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) to formalise a proposal of treating spectrum as a tangible security, which can be used by telcos to raise funds from financial institutions in this capital intensive.... more
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd’s expansion plans hit cost hurdle
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam BSE 4.96 % Ltd's 2G and 3G network expansion plans in Delhi and Mumbai have hit a hurdle as the lowest (L1) bid worth Rs 800 crore put in by Finland's Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) is way above the state-run...... more
TRAI to soon mandate minimum wireless internet speed
Soon consumers will have clarity and assurance on the minimum download speed they would get from their telecom operator, be it 2G or 3G services, as telecom regulator TRAI is gearing up to mandate mobile services companies to ensure details in this regard under quality of service rules..... more
Airtel Mumbai customers to get free Internet on Thursday
Come Thursday all AirtelBSE 1.13 % prepaid customers in Mumbai will get to access 50MB data, or Internet access, for free, as part of the operator's all-India promotion..... more
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