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Nokia -26/3/08

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Tata Indicom -12/2/08

BPLmobile -8/2/08

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Reliance -25/1/08

Syscom -24/1/08

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Tata Indicom -17/1/08

Qualcomm -16/1/08

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Date: 26/3/2008
Delhites rediscover the Soul of their city by night with Nokia Nseries

New Delhi, March 26, 2008 – Think you know the Soul of ‘Delhi’ by night? Join the excitement as ten teams of Wireless Adventurers set to discover the best “hangout” venues, “night spots” and “hidden treasures” that symbolize the spirit of Delhi’s nightlife in a unique Nokia Nseries initiative -  ‘Nokia N82 Wireless Adventure’. The Wireless Adventure will be flagged off by Member of Parliament and President of Indian Olympics Association, Shri Suresh Kalmadi, in the presence of Mr. Devinder Kishore, Director-Marketing, Nokia India and renowned designer Mandira Wirk tonight from heart of the capital city, Lutyen’s Delhi. The adventure will finish at the stroke of midnight, when the winning team uncovers Delhi’s Soul of the Night. more...

 

Date: 26/3/2008
GUERNSEY AIRTEL LAUNCHES SERVICES
Bharti expands telecom footprint in the Channel Islands
New Delhi, March 26, 2008: Guernsey Airtel, a subsidiary of the Bharti Group, today announced the launch of its mobile services in Guernsey (Channel Islands, Europe). The Company will offer market-leading products and services under the Airtel-Vodafone brand to customers on the Island. Commenting on the launch, Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal said, “We are happy to launch our services in Guernsey and expand our footprint in Channel Islands. Our services in Jersey have been well received by customers and we are looking forward to delighting customers in Guernsey. We are committed to bringing the best in class services to customers and adding value to the community and businesses on the Island.” more...
  

Date: 25/3/2008
HTC launches the HTC TyTN II in India
HTC Corp. (TAIEX: 2498; “HTC”), the world's leading provider of Microsoft® Windows Mobile® smart devices, unveiled the HTC TyTN II. Featuring global high-speed HSDPA connectivity, in-built GPS for personal navigation and an innovative adjustable screen angle, this device is the ultimate mobile companion. The HTC TyTN II packs all the power of Windows Mobile® 6 into a unique new form factor, continuing HTC's 10-year heritage of innovation in device design. The 2.8-inch color screen slides back to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard, then tilts up to position the screen perfectly for reading and creating emails, using applications, or even just playing videos and games. more...
 

Date: 25/3/2008 
BT sets up Global Operations Centre in India 

BT today announced the opening of its Global Operations Centre at Gurgaon, India, in presence of Sir Mike Rake, Chairman, BT Group and Ben Verwaayen, CEO - BT Group among other BT executives. The Global Operations Centre will employ up to 300 highly skilled professionals who will run systems and processes for the various BT lines of business in addition to providing functional support to Group functions such as Procurement, Legal, Finance & HR. Speaking at the opening, Ben Verwaayen, said, “India is a critical market for our global growth strategy. It has a highly skilled workforce, supportive government, and global capabilities. Only companies who recognise and harvest talent on a global basis will achieve a new level of competitive advantage.”   more...

 

 

Date: 20/3/2008 
HTC and Reliance Communications forge Strategic Alliance 

HTC Corporation (TAIEX: 2498; "HTC"), the world's leading provider of Microsoft® Windows Mobile®-based smart devices, and Reliance Communications, India’s largest integrated telecom service provider, today announced a strategic alliance to promote next generation CDMA devices in India. The announcement marks HTC’s foray into the fast growing CDMA market in India, and reiterates the strategic focus of Reliance Communications to offer a wider range of world-class PDA devices on the CDMA platform for its high-end data usage customers. Taking the first step forward under the alliance, HTC and Reliance Communications announced the launch of two new smart devices - the HTC P3000 and HTC S720. more...

 

Date: 18/3/2008 
New Delhi MEF workshop to underline India’s role in the Carrier Ethernet revolution 
18th March, New Delhi  – India’s potential to take a world lead in next generation telecom technology will be a keynote theme in the forthcoming MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) workshop to be held on Friday March 21st at Convergence India 2008, New Delhi. No other country can compare to India’s combination of soaring communications demand plus relative lack of legacy telecoms infrastructure – the ideal opportunity for India’s service providers to build a next generation infrastructure around data-friendly Carrier Ethernet technology. more... 
 

Date: 15/3/2008 
Airtel unveils another cost saving Opportunity for Prepaid Customers 
“All local mobile calls at 50 paise 
New Delhi, March 15, 2008: Bharti Airtel, India’s leading telecom service provider today announced an exciting option for its existing prepaid customers in Delhi & NCR region. On recharging with Rs. 56 /- customers can enjoy all outgoing local calls to all mobiles at 50 paisa/min. This option is applicable for all Airtel prepaid Lifetime and non lifetime customers  more... 
 

Date: 13/3/2008 
SAMSUNG APPOINTS AAMIR KHAN AS ITS BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR MOBILE PHONES 

New Delhi, March 13, 2008: Samsung Telecommunications India (STI), a design and technology leader in the Indian Mobile market , today , announced the appointment of Actor Aamir Khan as its Brand Ambassador for Samsung Mobile Phones in India. Announcing Aamir Khan as Samsung’s Ambassador for Mobile Phones, stated Mr. H. B. Lee, President & CEO, Samsung South West Asia Headquarters, “The Samsung brand stands for qualities of innovation, change, discovery, self-expression and excellence in performance. And these very same qualities are epitomized by Aamir Khan, whose quality and depth of work as well as versatility as an actor, have made him a much loved and respected actor in India today. We are indeed very proud and privileged to have him as our Brand Ambassador”. more...

 

Date: 13/3/2008 
BPL Mobile introduces “Jukebox” – Mobile Radio Service 
Mumbai, March 13, 2008: BPL Mobile, Mumbai’s leading cellular service provider has introduced ‘BPL Mobile Jukebox’, a mobile radio service that will allow its subscribers to get hooked onto their choice of music while they are on the move. BPL Mobile Jukebox is a Full-Song mobile Music service that addresses the mood function of the user by offering a variety of songs ranging from Bollywood to Devotional, from English to Ghazals and from Retro to Regional at fingertips. The service would be available to both post-paid and pre-paid subscribers of BPL Mobile and also accessible on a basic entry-level Non-Data enabled handset. more... 
 

Date: 9/3/2008 
Reliance Communications announces ESOPs for over 20,000 employees 
Mumbai, March 9th 2008: Reliance Communications, India’s largest integrated telecom service provider, today announced a first of its kind and unique Employee Stock Options Scheme in order to share the growth in value and reward its employees for having participated in the unprecedented success of the company. The initiative in line with the Groups policy to create value for stakeholders – external and internal, the Employee Stock option scheme would cover over 20,000 employees of Reliance Communications, and its subsidiaries, making it the largest ESOP rollout by any Indian Telecom Service Provider. The ESOS Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company approved grant of 1, 75,00, 000 (17.5 million) Options to the eligible employees based on specified criteria. more... 
 

Date: 6/3/2008 
Reliance Communications drops Prices of Internet Data Cards 
Mumbai, March 6th, 2008 : Reliance Communications, India’s largest Wireless ISP with over 10 million internet enabled data cards and mobile phones, has dropped the prices of internet data cards in order to pass on the full benefit of the recent reduction in customs duty in Union Budget 2008. The move is in line with the constant endeavour of Reliance Communications to offer the best class, affordable voice and data connectivity to many million Indian consumers. more... 
 

Date: 5/3/2008 
Sony Ericsson offers a premium experience with the new XPERIA™ X1 

Sony Ericsson, a leading mobile entertainment brand launched a new premium brand - XPERIA™ at the Mobile Expo 2008 held at Pragati Maidan. XPERIA™ is a new brand under the Sony Ericsson portfolio that offers a premium and energized mobile experience. The XPERIA™ X1, a stand-out, arc slider phone that addresses the growing consumer need for a converged entertainment and mobile web communication experience, was also announced in India today. The XPERIA™ X1 combines a 3-inch clear wide VGA display and a full QWERTY keyboard within a quality metal-finish body.  With Windows Mobile® inside, the XPERIA™ X1 lets you choose from a dynamic range of activities at anytime and anywhere; from enjoying your favourite entertainment content to working efficiently on-the-move. Access a world of experiences simply by touching the XPERIA™ panel on the screen. more...

 

Date: 4/3/2008 
Airtel launches for the first time in India a range of M-Commerce solutions in a wide ranging partnership 
with HDFC bank, ICICI Bank, SBI, Corporation Bank, VISA and mChek 
New Delhi, March 04, 2008: Airtel today announced the launch of a whole range of M-Commerce solutions such as Mobile Money Transfer (MMT), Postpaid Bill Payment and Prepaid Recharge on the mobile phone. It is partnering with ICICI bank, HDFC bank, SBI, Corporation bank and VISA to enable these payments. The solution has been developed by mChek, a leading provider of mobile security and payment solutions. This is the first time in India that Mobile Money transfer will be available. The benefit will be felt by millions of Airtel customers. Customers can get started by simply sending a text message "Airtel" to 543219. more... 
 

Date: 2/3/2008 
SIR RICHARD BRANSON LAUNCHES VIRGIN MOBILE BRAND 

‘Virgin Mobile’ services are being offered to consumers by Tata Teleservices through a brand franchise with the Virgin Group. Virgin Mobile India is an association between Virgin Group and Tata Teleservices which will facilitate Tata Teleservices with its experience and expertise in designing, marketing and servicing TTL’s Virgin Mobile branded products for the youth segment. TTL’s Virgin Mobile offers India’s youth at least ten industry ‘Firsts’ that include ‘Get Paid to Receive Calls’, ‘One-touch VAS access from every Virgin Mobile-branded handset’, ‘Call more for less’, ‘True Care’ and a value-for-money handset range that makes ‘Virgin Mobile’ the only service brand offering handsets that are ‘100% colour, 100% FM. more... 
 

 

Date: 1/3/2008 
Samsung showcases a slew of new, stylish phones 

Samsung Telecommunications India (STI), a design and technology leader in the Indian mobile market announced the launch of its latest, stylish and featured packed range of mobile handsets at the Mobile Asia 2008. While the new handset range targets consumers across the Multimedia (Imaging & Music), Business Lifestyle and Popular segments, the Company is also showcasing its Flagship ‘Soul’, ‘Serenata’ and ‘Armani’ models at the Mobile Asia 2008. more...

 

Date: 28/2/2008 
Discover the Soul of the Night with the New Nokia N82  
Nokia Nseries announces the Wireless Adventure across three cities in India 
New Delhi, February 28, 2008 – Nokia Nseries has announced Discover Soul of the Night (SOTN), a unique new-age tech challenge that invites users from across India to discover, capture and share stories about nightlife in their cities through their mobile devices. This initiative comes together with the new Nokia N82, Nokia’s latest multimedia computer that takes redefines mobile photography. Nokia N82 allows users to take good quality images at night, find new locations and share images over the internet with their friends instantaneously and seamlessly. The Grand Prize Winner in each city will get an all paid for trip for 2 to Las Vegas. more... 
 

Date: 20/2/2008 
Reliance Communications consolidates Global Telecom Business under “Reliance Globalcom 
Among Worlds Top 5 Global Datacommunications Enterprises 
Mumbai, February 20th2008: Reliance Communications Limited, India’s largest integrated telecommunications provider, under a significant consolidation of its Global telecommunications business and operations today announced a new umbrella brand “Reliance Globalcom” for all its Global initiatives. Reliance Globalcom brings under its fold a diverse portfolio of global communications business services, including Global Voice, Managed Network, Carrier Ethernet, and Fiber Capacity Businesses into a single group. more... 
 

Date: 20/2/2008 
Manoj Kohli Inducted Into The GSM Association Board 
New Delhi, February 20, 2008: Mr. Manoj Kohli, President and CEO, Bharti Airtel, has been inducted into the prestigious GSM Association (GSMA) Board. Constituted in 2003, the Board is an apex body that provides the GSMA’s members with a stronger voice, clearer direction, and enables faster decision-making. Mr. Kohli is one of the three members to be inducted into the board this year and will represent the GSM industry across the Indian sub-continent and the Asian region. The GSMA’s Board comprises of top-level representatives of some of the world's leading mobile operators, such as Cingular Wireless, China Mobile, Orange, Telefonica Moviles, T-Mobile and Vodafone. more... 
 

Date: 18/2/2008 
China Unicom joins the CCF and takes a seat On the Board of Directors 
San Diego — February 18, 2008 -- China Unicom, one of the leading Chinese telecom mobile operators, announced today that it is joining the CCF (CDMA Certification Forum) as a member and accepted a seat on the CCF’s Board of Directors. The CCF (CDMA Certification Forum) is a global non-profit organization dedicated to improving test efficiency in order to improve time to market and cost associated with CDMA device certification. By using the CCF certification process, CDMA vendors and operators are able to bring devices to multiple markets more rapidly and affordably than ever before. more... 
 

Date: 13/2/2008 
Sunil Bharti Mittal Awarded Global Telecom Sector’s Highest Honour 
Receives the GSMA Chairman’s Award 2008 for leading the growth of Indian telecom sector 
New Delhi, February 13, 2008: Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Group Chairman and CEO, Bharti Enterprises has been awarded the GSM Association Chairman’s Award 2008. This Award, which is the highest honour in the global telecom sector, has been conferred on Mr. Mittal for his tremendous contribution to the development of India’s telecom sector. more... 
 

Date: 12/2/2008 
Big Picture Experience from Mobile Devices Is One Step Closer to Reality 
Texas Instruments DLP® announces production availability of new imaging chipsets for pico-projection in 2008 
Bangalore – February 12, 2008: DLP® Technology from Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE:  TXN), announced today production availability of a DLP Pico™ chipset, which includes an imaging chip and a processor to enable a new class of handheld and mobile projection products. These ground breaking chips, which will be available in the second half of 2008, deliver functionality that will improve the visual display experience from handheld devices and transform their use from “tiny screen” viewing to “big picture” viewing allowing others to share in the video and graphics experience.  The DLP pico-projector prototype will be on display in the Texas Instruments booth located in Hall 8, #8A84 at the 2008 GSMA Mobile World Congress. more... 
 

Date: 12/2/2008 
TATA Indicom Empowers its Customers with ‘Go Power’ 
Call Local Tata phones at 39 Paise/ minute during the day and 19 paise/minute at night  
New Delhi, 12th February 2008: Tata Teleservices Ltd, India's youngest and fastest-growing telecom service provider, unveiled the unique ‘Go Power’ pack for its pre-paid users. The starter pack is available for Rs 199 and offers a validity of one year. To avail of the benefits of the pack, Rs 1 is debited from the customer’s balance everyday. Under the new tariff plan, customers can call Tata Indicom phones at 39 paise per minute during the day and at 19 paise at night. more...  
 

Date: 8/2/2008 
BPL Mobile leads the way in launching International Voice SMS on Kirusa’s patented platforms 
World’s First Commercial Launch of International Voice SMS 
Mumbai and New Providence; New Jersey; February 8, 2008: BPL Mobile, a leading cellular service provider from Mumbai – India with more than 1.2 million subscribers across Mumbai, has launched International Voice SMS service, allowing BPL Mobile subscribers to send Voice SMS messages to Mobile users across the world.  To launch the service, BPL Mobile has chosen Kirusa, inventor of Voice SMS and a leading provider of Mobile value added services, as its vendor.  The two companies had partnered in 2007 to provide Voice SMS service to BPL Mobile subscribers within India. more... 
 

Date: 8/2/2008 
Valentine Cupid Darts Tata Indicom Customers 
Tata Indicom Offers a Chance to Win, a Holiday for the Valentine couple to a Surprise City, Shopping, Mercedes Pick up, Flight Tickets, Movie And Dinner 
8 February, 2008: Each year as local stores are busy stocking their shelves with pink and red, take a few moments to really ponder why you and your partner celebrate this day. Do you use it as a way to reconnect? Or, is simply a way to remind your partner how much you adore them? No matter your reason, you're sure to find the perfect way to express your meaning with Tata Indicom’s special Valentines contest. more... 
 

Date: 5/2/2008 
TI delivers first single-chip DSP coupling math and logic functions for beyond 3G cellular infrastructure applications 
Bangalore (Feb. 5, 2008) – By combining the math of PHY processing with the logic of MAC processing onto a single chip, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE:TXN] has advanced the functionality of digital signal processors (DSPs) for complex, multiprocessing Beyond 3G cellular infrastructure applications such as HSPA/HSPA+, LTE and WiMAX Wave 2. This new 65nm, single-core 1 GHz DSP also doubles acceleration, delivering improved data throughput and reduced latency for better quality of service – and potentially eliminating the need for a costly RISC co-processor. TI gives base station OEMs the opportunity to either lower their system cost through chip-reduction or increase their system density supporting more carriers or channels per card. more... 
 

Date: 30/1/2008 
Local calls to all networks @ 90p/min from MTNL's Dolphin & Trump Mobile 
In its perseverance to add more value to its customers and benefit them through economical call rates, MTNL has reduced the rates of all local calls for its Dolphin and Trump customers.  The earlier calls to other operators were Rs 1.50 in Trump prepaid and Rs 1.20 /min in Dolphin postpaid depending on the plan. But now all local calls will be charged at 90p/min from Trump.  For Dolphin postpaid the call rates will be as low as 30 paise per minute upto maximum of 90p/min depending on the subscription plan.  The reduced call rate is applicable from 26th January 2008.  The call rates for Dolphin One India plan,Dolphin Jeevansathi and Trump One India coupons will remain unchanged.  
 

Date: 25/1/2008 
Jump Games Ties-up with Manchester United As their Official Mobile Games Partner Worldwide 
Six exclusive Manchester United games to be available starting April 2008 
25th January, 2008 – Mumbai, India - Jump Games, a leading publisher and developer of games across mobile platforms and a part of Reliance Entertainment, today announced their mega deal with the most popular football club in the world – Manchester United Football Club as their official mobile games partner. Jump Games have signed an exclusive global deal to design, develop and distribute mobile games with Manchester United. 2008 will see six exclusive games based on the football club coming out of Jump Games’ kitty. more... 
 

Date: 24/1/2008 
SYSCOM INAUGURATES ASIA’s LARGEST SMART CARD MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN NOIDA 
Syscom Corporation Limited, a subsidiary of Sagem Orga, one of the leading players in the global SIM & smart card business, today announced significant investment over the next two years in India. The strategic announcement came on the heels of the inauguration of Asia’s largest smart card manufacturing facility located in Noida SEZ to support the growing demand for mobile handsets and network infrastructure especially in India and the Asia Pacific region. Set up in 1996, Syscom continues to be the leader in the SIM card business in India since the beginning of mobile telephony in India. The company enjoys a staggering market share of 40 to 45% in India, with major clientele including telecom operators like Vodafone, Bharti, Idea, Reliance, BSNL among others. more... 
 

Date: 23/1/2008 
MTNL Mumbai launched Colour Ring Back Tone service 
MTNL Mumbai has launched "MTNL Play Tunes" its Colour Ring back tone (CRBT) service for its GSM Mobile customers from 16/1/2008.  MTNL has partnered with OnMobile Global Ltd. to deploy the CRBT service in Mumbai. The service offers MTNL Dolphin (Postpaid) & Trump(Prepaid) customers, the option to set their favorite songs as ring back tone for callers to listen to instead of the routine "Tring Tring". The services are charged at Rs.25 per month for subscription and Rs.12 per premium song selection and Rs.9 per song for non premium songs. more... 
 

Date: 20/1/2008 
Bharti Airtel and IBM strengthen their strategic relationship signing an additional US$150 million agreement 
Bharti Airtel continues to bring innovative and compelling experiences to its customers. The company is adding capability across various segments to bring to its customers the 'One Airtel' experience spanning all the three screens of mobile, PC and television. With a focus on the execution of this strategy, Bharti Airtel has strengthened its existing relationship with IBM. IBM will bring in its global expertise in areas including the telemedia business, distribution, enterprise segments and business resilience. The new agreement is estimated to be US$ 150 million. more... 
 

Date: 17/1/2008 
TATA INDICOM OFFERS STD CALLS @ 50 PAISE / MIN 
Breaks Re.1 price barrier - unveils 'South Corridor Pack' for postpaid mobile customers 
Bangalore, January 17, 2008 - Continuing its effort in providing value to its customers, Tata Indicom, India's fastest growing telecom service provider, announced the launch of 'South Corridor Pack' for postpaid mobile customers in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu & Kerala.  The 'South Corridor Pack' is available at a monthly rental of Rs. 75 and offers STD calls @ 50paise/min to any phone in Tamil Nadu, Kerala & Andhra Pradesh. more... 
 

Date: 16/1/2008 
Qualcomm Expands Global and Customer Representation on Executive Team and Aligns Services Businesses 
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq:  QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced several organizational and leadership changes that will add more global representation to Qualcomm’s executive leadership team and unify its services-related businesses.  Qualcomm will also increase support for its partners and its continuing global growth with the creation of a chief marketing officer (CMO) position. Jeff Jacobs, executive vice president, has been named CMO.  Over the past several years leading global business development, Jacobs has built an organization that has played a significant role in the globalization of Qualcomm and the expansion of the business.  In the newly formed CMO role, Jacobs will oversee global marketing, external communications and standards-related efforts. more... 
 

Date: 16/1/2008 
Airtel Presents Rs. 495 Lifetime Prepaid with 1 Rupee Outgoing Local Tariff 
Bharti Airtel, India’s leading telecom service provider, today announced the Rs. 495/- Lifetime Prepaid offer for its customers in Delhi & NCR circle and slashed all local outgoing calls (mobile and landline) to Re. 1/- from the existing Rs. 1.99/- per minute call rate. Bharti Airtel, which was also the first service provider to introduce the Lifetime Prepaid in India, announced this revolutionary tariff cut for its Delhi & NCR customers that was earlier applicable to only the Rs. 999/- Lifetime customers. With effect from January 15, 2008, all Rs. 495/- Lifetime Prepaid customers will be able to make local outgoing calls (Mobile & Landline) at Re. 1/- per minute and all existing customers will be migrated to the revised tariff plan without any extra charges. Customers will have to recharge with a minimum amount of Rs. 200/- at least once in every 180 days to enjoy the lifetime validity and tariff benefits. more... 
 

Date: 10/1/2008 
BPL Mobile slashes pre-paid rates; Now call and SMS anywhere in India at Re. 1/- 

Having significantly enhanced network bandwidth, BPL Mobile - Mumbai’s leading cellular service provider now equipped to play the volume game, announced a further slash in pre-paid call rates. Subscribers will now enjoy all local and STD calls any where in India from BPL Mobile to any mobile service and landline for a flat Re. 1/- per minute. This reduction sees call rates drop by nearly 50%. Short Message Service or SMS across India will also be at Re. 1/-. This makes BPL Mobile the first cellular service provider to offer all Calls and SMS, both local and STD @ Re. 1/-for prepaid users. more... 
 
 

 

Date: 10/1/2008 
Samsung Unveils Wide Touch Screen Multimedia Phone F490 in Europe 
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced SGH-F490, a powerful multimedia phone with a 16:9 wide full touch screen, an intuitive user interface and  5-megapixel camera for the European market. Samsung F490’s debut comes amid rising popularity of touch screen technology.  With the most up-to-date 3.2 inch 16:9 wide screen, the F490 provides a panoramic view of pictures or videos as well as a larger screen space for Internet surfing. To support enjoyable Internet browsing, Samsung F490 also embedded the Google Search and optimized full browser for web pages in both vertical and horizontal views. Samsung F490 will be available in some European countries from late January at around 530 euros. After being launched in Europe, the phone will come to US and the Asian market including Korea. more... 
 

Date: 4/1/2008 
Bharti Enterprises & AIFF announce partnership for development & globalisation of Indian football 
Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading business conglomerates with interests in telecom, retail, financial services, manufacturing & the agri-sector and the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the official governing body in India for football, today announced that they have signed an MoU to create a comprehensive programme for the development & globalisation of Indian football. AIFF and Bharti will build a comprehensive National Football Development Program (NFDP) and work together for the development of Indian football. This program is aimed at delivering the vision of taking India to the FIFA World Cup while building a powerful sporting & football culture in India. AIFF, in partnership with Bharti, will also design and build a world-class talent development programme. more... 
 

Date: 2/1/2008 
Airtel simplifies prepaid card tariffs 
Airtel today announced that it has reduced its local outgoing call tariffs to Re. 1 /- per minute. With effect from January 03 2008, *all Airtel prepaid mobile customers whose existing local call rates are more than Re 1 per minute will be migrated to the revised tariff of Re 1 per minute without any conditions attached. This applies to any local call made from an Airtel prepaid mobile to an Airtel mobile, an Airtel prepaid mobile to any other mobile network in the same circle & an Airtel prepaid mobile to any local landline number. This is a significant initiative that further reinforces Airtel’s commitment to make mobile communication more affordable and provide greater value to its customers. This benefit will be extended to the postpaid customer segment within the next week. more... 
 

                     

 

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