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Aircel launches 3G service in Arunachal Pradesh

Aircel launches 3G service in Arunachal Pradesh

Aircel, a leading telecom operator, has announced launching of its 3G services in Itanagar and Naharlagun which the customers can avail on their mobile phones or via Aircel 3G dongles. "Being one of the market leaders, we aim to increase 3G penetration and adoption in the region by re-defining user experience," Nilaj Mahalanavis, circle business head (north east) said here....more
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Enterprise
As founders step aside, chairman-designate KV Kamath gets hands-on at Infosys
Weeks before resuming charge as chairman of software major Infosys, lead independent director and chairman-designate KV Kamath is getting hands-on. ET NOW learns from sources that Kamath is closely over-seeing the transition as.... more
Handset
Spice introduces its first True Hexa-Core powered smartphone – Stellar 526 & 520
Spice Stellar 526, is a Dual sim (3G + 3G) smartphone that exemplifies Spice’s commitment towards bringing new technology for its consumers allied with elegant looks and superlative features. Stellar 526, is the company’s first Hexa Core powered.... more
Lenovo launches S850 smartphone at Rs 15,499
Chinese device maker Lenovo has launched S850, a new Android smartphone in India at Rs 15,499. The phone will be available starting July 30. The dual-sim phone was first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress. Lenovo S850 sports... more
Legal & patent
A Raja denies giving 2G licences to ineligible Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd, Unitech
Former Telecom Minister A Raja today denied in a Delhi court the suggestion of CBI that he had granted 2G spectrum licences to UnitechBSE -1.09 % group of companies and Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd (STPL) despite knowing that they were "ineligible".... more
Apple awarded patent for 'iTime' smartwatch
A US patent made public on Tuesday bolstered rumours that Apple has designs on a smartwatch. "The invention pertains to an electronic wristwatch," said a summary in Apple patent paperwork on record with the US Patent and Trade Office.... more
Policy & regulation
TRAI puts cross media restrictions in DTH licensing regime
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has put restrictions on vertically and horizontally integrated entities. The authority has also recommended reduction of licence fee from 10 per cent of gross revenue to 8 per cent adjusted gross revenue.... more
Telecom
Telecom operators are likely to use spectrum sharing only to plug gaps
Telecom operators are likely to use spectrum sharing only to plug gaps in their networks after exhausting other options of building their own networks and trading in airwaves to add to their bandwidth holdings, say industry executives and analysts..... more
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