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Date: 28/6/2007 
JERSEY AIRTEL LAUNCHES SERVICES 
Jersey 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. more... 
 
Date: 26/6/2007 
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. more... 
 
Date: 26/6/2007 
BT LAUNCHES GLOBAL DISASTER RELIEF PROGRAMME IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BRITISH RED CROSS 
Investing £300,000 in essential IT and communications technology needed to deliver Proactive disaster relief worldwide 
BT 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 relief. more... 
 
Date: 25/6/2007 
BT TO SUPPORT NDTV’S GLOBAL EXPANSION WITH MEDIA IP NETWORK DEAL 
BT’s 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... 
 
Date: 22/6/2007 
Sony Ericsson announces product development unit in India 
Sony 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... 
 
Date: 20/6/2007 
ValueFirst launches 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... 
 
 
Date: 18/6/2007 
O2 Launches Multimedia Marvel Xda Atom Life 
Everyone 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 also creativity.  
 
"Many 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 unit." more...
 
Date: 15/6/2007 
HTC and Airtel brings to India - HTC Touch™  - 
The 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. more...  
 
Date: 14/6/2007 
SAMSUNG LAUNCHES WORLD’S SLIMMEST SLIDER METAL SERIES PHONE IN INDIA 
Samsung 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.
 
Speaking 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... 
 
Date: 14/6/2007 
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... 
 
Date: 12/6/2007 
STYLE REDEFINED-Pratham telecom introduces new Sagem- Bleu my411x, a phone that is a class apart 
Pratham 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...
 
Date: 28/5/2007 
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... 
 
Date: 23/5/2007 
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... 
 
Date: 23/5/2007 
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. more... 
 
Date: 22/5/2007 
Webaroo launches free group SMS  
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... 
 
Date: 21/5/2007 
CONFERENCING HELPS 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... 
 

Date: 21/5/2007 
Bharti Airtel reduces ISD rates to USA and Canada 
Bharti 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... 
 
Date: 17/5/2007 
Airtel introduces Lifetime Prepaid at a lower price point of Rs 495 
Bharti 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. 

The 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... 
 

Date: 17/5/2007 
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... 
 
Date: 17/5/2007 
BT Q4/final results announcement 
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). more... 
 

Date: 16/5/2007 
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... 
 
Date: 15/5/2007 
Sagem-BLEU MY214X- Elegant, Functional, Affordable 
In 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... 
 
Date: 8/5/2007 
HTC Signs Acquisition Agreement with Dopod International 
Taoyuan, 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... 
 
Date: 3/5/2007 
NOKIA 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...
 
Date: 24/4/2007 
LG Extends the  Chocolate Family: Chocolate Card Phone  
After 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... 
 
 
 
Date: 24/4/2007 
Bharti Airtel is the “Best Emerging Market Carrier” - Telecom Asia Awards 2007 
Bharti 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... 
 
Date: 19/4/2007 
Airtel introduces India’s First “0” Processing Fee Prepaid 
Bharti 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... 
 
Date: 19/4/2007 
Texas Instruments 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... 
 
Date: 11/4/2007 
GSM Subscriber Additions over 6 million in March’07 
GSM Subscriber Additions higher by 85% in the financial year ending March 07 
COAI 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... 
 
Date: 3/4/2007 
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...
 
Date: 2/4/2007 
Texas Instruments invites IISc as one of Top 4 Leadership Universities in the world 
Texas 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... 
  
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