AIRTEL LAUNCHES SERVICES
Airtel, a subsidiary of the Bharti group, today announced the launch of
its mobile services in Jersey (Channel Islands). The Company will offer
market-leading products and services under the Airtel -Vodafone brand to
customers on the Island over its full 2G, 3G and HSDPA enhanced network.
BT APPOINTS GANESH
VANAPALLI AS CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER FOR ASIA PACIFIC
BT today announced the appointment
of Ganesh K Vanapalli as Chief Security Officer (CSO) for the Asia Pacific
markets, based in New Delhi. The appointment is effective immediately.
Ganesh will join a global team of security specialists focused on the internal
protection of BT’s corporate infrastructure, with Ganesh's attention specifically
on the BT’s assets in the region. His appointment comes in the wake on
BT’s commitment to the region and its sharp focus on supporting the regional
strategy and being part of the strong growth trajectory that Asia is currently
riding high on. India is an important geography and BT is committed to
the exponential growth story and is armed with substantial expansion plans.
LAUNCHES GLOBAL DISASTER RELIEF PROGRAMME IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BRITISH
£300,000 in essential IT and communications technology needed to
deliver Proactive disaster relief worldwide
today announced a three-year partnership with the British Red Cross in
support of disaster relief worldwide. BT, the first global communications
company ever to partner with the British Red Cross in this capacity, will
provide support through a three-year programme, providing £100,000
each year. This partnership will directly benefit communities across
the globe that have been impacted by natural disasters, human conflict
and other social, political and economic factors, through proactive disaster
TO SUPPORT NDTV’S GLOBAL EXPANSION WITH MEDIA IP NETWORK DEAL
Media and Broadcast sector has inked an agreement with India’s largest
private broadcaster of news and current affairs television, New Delhi Television
(NDTV) to be its global network supplier, enabling them to distribute to
BskyB and Direct TV in the UK and US respectively. This is part of NDTV’s
global growth strategy. BT will carry the live NDTV news bulletins to multiple
platforms on its state of art network specially rolled out for television
and media companies. more...
Ericsson announces product development unit in India
Ericsson today announced that it is establishing a research and development
unit for mobile phones in Chennai, India.The move follows closely on the
company’s January announcement of sourcing local manufacture of phones
in Chennai with EMS partners Flextronics and Foxconn; with a production
target of 10 million units by 2009. Today’s announcement is part of Sony
Ericsson’s global strategy to strengthen its capabilities within the world’s
fastest growing telecommunications market and generate the growth required
to reach a top three position in the global handset market. more...
SMS pull service for Stock Brokers
ValueFirst launched SMS
pull service for stock brokers using which they can send stock tips to
their clients remotely. Imagine a scenario, when a Stock Broker is away
from his computer and he receives a call on a stock tip. Now, if he has
to inform it to his 100 clients; he can just send a SMS at a special number
which will then be forwarded to his 100 clients automatically. Further,
the stock broker can also create a group and choose the group to which
a particular message has to be forwarded. more...
Launches Multimedia Marvel Xda Atom Life
is familiar with the term "road warrior", someone who travels frequently
on business. With the launch of their latest PDA-phone, the Xda Atom Life,
O2 introduces the concept of a "life warrior", someone who charges at life
and live it to the max, who place a premium on not only productivity but
customers across the region still regard the PDA-phone as a business tool,"
said Mark Billington, CEO of O2 Asia Pacific and Middle East. "We certainly
put a dent in that fallacy when we launched the Xda II mini – demonstrating
that PDA-phones can be beautiful with lifestyle applications – and then
cracked it further when we launched the Xda Atom. Today, we want to kick
the door wide open with the Xda Atom Life and really open up the converged
device market to more customers by demonstrating that PDA-phones can manage
your life on all fronts – seamlessly fusing work and play; and meeting
your needs, be they connectivity, productivity or creativity, in one compact
and Airtel brings to India - HTC Touch™ -
World’s First Mobile Phone With TouchFLO™ technology
High Tech Computer Corp.
(TAIEX: 2498; "HTC"), the world's leading provider of Microsoft® Windows
Mobile®-based smart devices and Bharti Airtel today introduced The
HTC Touch™ - India’s first mobile phone with TouchFLO™ technology.
This handheld device operates on the intuitive touch screen navigation
technology and is now exclusively available to Airtel Mobile users in India.
LAUNCHES WORLD’S SLIMMEST SLIDER METAL SERIES PHONE IN INDIA
Telecommunications India (STI), a dominant player in Indian mobile industry
with leadership in design and technology, once again repositioned the Indian
mobile handset market with the launch of three new Metal Series phones
- SGH E840, SGH D900i and SGH D840. The latest SGH E840 is also the World’s
Slimmest Slide-up phone. The Metal Series phones transcend the current
market offering by presenting consumers the immaculate metallic silver
cased body. These phones derive their inner strength through powerful cutting
edge multimedia features.
on this occasion Mr. H. C. Ryu, Managing Director, Samsung Telecommunications
India said, “India is a very critical market for Samsung and the launch
of World’s slimmest slider Metal phone is a testimony to our commitment
to meet the growing aspirations of consumers for sleek, aesthetically designed
phones that accentuate their personality without compromising on premium
multimedia capabilities. more...
QUALCOMM Named Mobile
TV Technology Winner at Meffys in Europe
MONTE CARLO, Monaco — June
14, 2007 — QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer
and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, was
honoured for its MediaFLO™ System – an open, mobile broadcasting technology
– at the annual Meffy Awards dinner held in Monte Carlo. The Meffys,
announced each year by the Mobile Entertainment Forum, are industry awards
that recognise technological success and innovation in mobile entertainment
and are judged by a panel of independent experts. more...
REDEFINED-Pratham telecom introduces new Sagem- Bleu my411x, a phone that
is a class apart
Telecom introduces new impressive Bleu my411x, designed for the smart,
up to date consumer. It personifies elegance like no other and aptly compliments
the user’s personality. The compelling contemporary design with mirror
finish and a classy black body is elegant yet durable. Apart from its ergonomic
style and sleek body the phone is also light weight, has a large colour
display and fits perfectly in your palm. But Sagem- Bleu my411x’s beauty
is not just skin deep. The features incorporated with much research are
perfect to meet the consumer’s every need. For example with flexible and
efficient wireless connectivity, the Sagem- Bleu my411x phone offers Bluetooth
wireless technology along with GPRS support. more...
Tegic Introduces XT9™
Mobile Interface on the New O2 Xda Zinc
Tegic Communications, a
wholly owned subsidiary of AOL, today announced that O2 - a leading manufacturer
of converged mobile devices - has launched the new Xda Zinc with an XT9™
mobile interface in India. With this joint announcement O2 becomes the
first Microsoft® Windows Mobile® device manufacturer to launch
a product featuring the XT9™ application in India. more...
Bharti Airtel breaks
into the 40 million Mobile Customer Club
Bharti Airtel today announced
that it has crossed the 40 million-mobile customer milestone. With this,
Bharti Airtel becomes the first Indian mobile services provider and the
10th in the world to join an exclusive list of global telecom operators
with more than 40 million customers from a single-country. This landmark
customer base was achieved in just 12 years, making Bharti Airtel one of
the fastest companies to make it to this exclusive list. more...
BT to serve Nestlé
with global infrastructure
BT has today announced a
new global services agreement with Nestlé, the world’s leading Food
Company. This very significant deal will see BT deliver, develop and manage
Nestlé’s global wide area network services for another three years.
The scope of the contract is
to deliver and manage a global VPN (Virtual Private Network) using MPLS
(Multi-Protocol Label Switching) services connecting more than 1,000 sites
worldwide. The service includes multimedia voice and video running across
the network as well as the roll out of managed audio conferencing services.
Webaroo launches free
Webaroo™ today announced
the launch of SMS GupShup, a free group messaging service in India. SMS
GupShup offers a simple way to create groups of any size and communicate
with them. Messages sent by the group creator are forwarded by Webaroo,
at no charge, to all members of the group. more...
REDUCE BT’S CARBON FOOTPRINT
The use of conferencing
by BT staff worldwide has reduced BT’s carbon footprint by at least 97,000
tonnes of CO2 and eliminated more than 860,000 face-to-face meetings, the
results of a survey announced today revealed.
The February 2007 survey
by the University of Bradford and SustainIT looked at the economic, environmental
and social impact of conferencing at BT. A sample of 6,000 BT staff from
across the company were surveyed on their use of conferencing, with the
findings extended to BT as a whole and annualised. The use of conferencing
and collaboration services enable people to conduct meetings with colleagues
via telephone, video or web, facilitating speedier decision making, increased
productivity and a reduction in associated travel costs. more...
Airtel reduces ISD rates to USA and Canada
Airtel, India’s leading telecom services provider today announced a 39%
reduction in International Long Distance Tariffs to USA and Canada
for its mobile users in India. With this, all Airtel mobile users can call
USA and Canada at Rs 1.99 per minute. This is in line with the company’s
endeavour to make International calling more affordable and deliver greater
value to its growing number of mobile users. The revised tariff is applicable
on the Airtel STD & ISD Calling Card worth Rs 2245/- only. more...
introduces Lifetime Prepaid at a lower price point of Rs 495
Airtel, India’s leading telecom services provider today introduced its
popular Lifetime Prepaid at a lower price point of Rs 495/- only. Airtel
is the first mobile services provider in the country to offer Lifetime
Prepaid at this price point. This is a significant initiative that further
reinforces Airtel’s commitment to make mobile more affordable and provide
greater value to the Airtel prepaid customer.
495 Lifetime Prepaid offers an Airtel user full talk time on all future
recharges. Under the new Lifetime Prepaid, the customer can stay mobile
by paying just Rs. 495 and using a minimum of Rs 200 every 180 days to
continue enjoying lifetime validity benefits. With effect from May
18, 2007, Lifetime Prepaid 495 is available to all existing as well as
new Airtel mobile users. more...
Samsung Develops Mobile
Phone Memory Card with Record Storage Capacity
Samsung Electronics Co.,
Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions,
today announced that it has developed an 8Gigabyte (GB) microSD (Secure
Digital) memory card, a size optimal for today’s multimedia mobile phones.
Featuring the highest capacity today for a microSD card, the new fingernail-sized
card is capable of storing 2,000 MP3 music files, 4,000 digital photos,
or approximately 5 DVD-quality movies. more...
BT Q4/final results
BT Global Services, the
division in charge of BT's operations in India, continues its journey to
be the global leader in the digital networked economy, increasing revenues
outside the UK in Q4 at a 17 per cent market beating year on year growth
rate and signing £9.3 billion of ground-breaking contracts for the
full year, spanning all geographies and services.
BT Global Services also achieved
its 20th successive quarter of year-on-year EBITDA growth (pre-leavers).
There was continuing strong growth throughout the year in continental Europe,
as well as in emerging regions such as Latin-America, Central & Eastern
Europe and MEA. Europe grew at 15 per cent in Q4 (10 per cent full year),
Asia Pac grew at 20 per cent in Q4 (more than 15 per cent full year), North
America grew more than 30 per cent in Q4 (more than 20 per cent full year).
QUALCOMM and DigiBee
Sign CDMA2000 Subscriber Unit and Modem Card License Agreement
SAN DIEGO — May 16,
2007 — QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer
and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA ) and other advanced
wireless technologies, today announced that it has signed a CDMA2000®
subscriber unit and modem card license agreement with DigiBee Microsystems
Inc., a Delaware corporation. Under the terms of the worldwide, royalty-bearing
agreement, QUALCOMM has granted DigiBee Microsystems a patent license to
develop, manufacture and sell CDMA2000 subscriber units and modem card
products. DigiBee will initially focus on products for the Indian market.
The royalties payable by DigiBee Microsystems are at QUALCOMM's standard
worldwide royalty rates. more...
MY214X- Elegant, Functional, Affordable
a market so crammed with numerous handsets, choosing the best piece within
a restricted budget can often be very challenging. But now here’s a perfect
model that not only has all those enhanced basic features, but also has
facets that make it absolute value for money. Pratham telecom, National
Distributors for Bleu-Sagem have now launched the new Bleu-Sagem MY214X.
The Bleu-Sagem MY214X is an ideal entry level phone. But what truly set
it apart are the high quality iball multimedia speakers that enable you
to play loud FM music right from your basic mobile phone. Aptly called
‘Hamara FM’ the phone is literally your very personal mobile stereo. more...
Signs Acquisition Agreement with Dopod International
Taiwan, R.O.C.- May 8, 2007 - High Tech Computer Corp. (TAIEX: 2498; "HTC"),
the world’s leading provider of Microsoft® Windows Mobile® smart
handheld devices, announced today that it has signed an acquisition agreement
with Dopod International, one of the leading PDA Phone and smartphone distributors
in Asia, to purchase the assets of nine Dopod International’s subsidiaries,
including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia,
Thailand, India, and Philippines. more...
EMPOWERS CONSUMERS IN EMERGING MARKETS TO STAY CONNECTED
||Nokia reinforced its preeminent
position in emerging markets today with the launch of seven new products
that provide functions and features specifically designed for consumers
in these markets. The event, held in New Delhi, India underscores Nokia's
commitment to consumers in emerging markets. "India is very important to
Nokia and to the global mobile communications industry as a whole," says
Soren Petersen, Senior Vice President, Mobile Phones, Nokia. "One of the
fastest growing markets in the world, India is also home to several Nokia
facilities, including R&D and manufacturing. We're very proud
to be part of their growth." more...
Extends the Chocolate Family: Chocolate Card Phone
taking the markets by storm with its Chocolate phone (KG800), LG presents
Chocolate Card Phone - KE820. This ultra slim compact phone isthe size
of a credit card and is endowed with an elegant design and
world class features. To entice the Upwardly mobile youth of today
the LG Chocolate Card phone is packed with features like 2.0 Mega Pixel
Auto Focus Camera, Continuous Video Recording, Bluetooth. The KE 820 is
available for Rs. 14,500/- only and comes with free accessories (256MB
Micro SD Card, Leather Carry Pouch, USB Data Cable and Stereophonic Headset
Kit) Worth Rs. 2500/-. more...
Airtel is the “Best Emerging Market Carrier” - Telecom Asia Awards 2007
Airtel, India’s leading telecom services provider has been awarded the
“Best Emerging Market Carrier” in the Telecom Asia Awards 2007. The Awards
now in its tenth year are the most prestigious honours program in the Asian
telecommunications sector. Bharti Airtel was selected amongst an impressive
list of 30 telecom companies from the Asia Pacific region. In the past
Bharti Airtel had won the ‘Best Indian Carrier’ for two consecutive years
- 2005 & 2006 respectively. more...
introduces India’s First “0” Processing Fee Prepaid
Airtel today introduced India’s First range of "0" Processing Fee Prepaid
Products that is set to redefine the country’s entire mobile prepaid category.
Airtel “Happy Recharge” will enable the Airtel prepaid customer to get
the benefit of Full Talk Time without having to pay any processing fee.
This innovative product will thereby increase the users talk time by over
140%. The launch of happy recharge reiterates Airtel’s continuous endevour
to further drive affordability in the Indian telecom market and bring greater
value to all Airtel mobile users. more...
Goes Beyond 3G with New LTE Offering for Wireless Infrastructure
As Wideband Code Division
Multiple Access (W-CDMA) deployments continue to expand worldwide, Texas
Instruments is now looking beyond 3G – to Long Term Evolution (LTE).
An initiative of the Third Generation Partnership Program (3GPP), LTE encompasses
higher data rates and flexibility in frequency allocations needed to support
IP-based applications set to deploy between 2008 and 2012. In order
to accelerate original equipment manufacturers’ (OEMs) time to market with
LTE technology, TI has created a development ecosystem, combining its wireless
infrastructure optimized digital signal processors (DSP), software libraries
and ATCA/AMC cards from leading systems developers Mercury Computer Systems
and Silicon Turnkey Express (STx). more...
Subscriber Additions over 6 million in March’07
Subscriber Additions higher by 85% in the financial year ending March 07
is delighted to report a subscriber addition of over 6.13 million during
the month of March’07 the highest ever subscriber additions since
inception of service. The cumulative All India GSM subscriber base has
now grown to 121 million in March 2007, up from 115 million in February
2007, a growth of about 5% during the month of March 07. Mr Ramachandran,
Director General, COAI stated, “COAI is delighted at the pace of subscriber
growth which has been primarily driven by ever increasing subscriber demand
for the GSM service.” more...
Pratham telecom launches
BLEU Mobile phones in India
|National Distributors for
Sagem Communication, France have launched a series of mobile phones under
the brand “BLEU”. Pratham shall be launching more than 30 different mobile
phones manufactured by SAGEM, in France as well as its Joint Venture manufacturing
facility. Bleu mobile phones shall be available right from entry level
to high end music and multimedia phone like My700x, launched recently.
Bleu is an aspiration brand, to be recognized for uncompromising commitment
to its consumers, stands as the foundation of core values on which the
brand is built. These values are present, at the heart of each Bleu product
and remain true for all offerings. more...
Instruments invites IISc as one of Top 4 Leadership Universities in the
Instruments, a leader in the semiconductor industry, today announced Indian
Institute of Science (IISc) as one of the top four Leadership Universities
in the world. Under this program, IISc will join TI’s premier research
network as the first university outside of US. This partnership furthers
TI’s commitment to education and advanced research in India. more...