Jun 27, 2009
Reliance Communications (RCom) has partnered with Hyderabad-based Apalya Technologies to roll out 35 new live streaming channels for its GSM (global system
Tata Docomo, the GSM brand of Tata Teleservices has announced commercial launch of its operations in Orissa. With this launch, the subscribers will now be able to enjoy the benefits of 'pay as you use'. The company also announced the introduction of the 'pay as you use' advantage for many of its value added services, including all its voice portals, 24-hour music, cricket commentary and voice chat.
The government may consider a proposal to raise the 74% foreign direct investment cap in the telecom sector, accordind to sources. The government last raised foreign direct investment (FDI) from 49% to 74% in March 2007 to increase investment in India's telecom sector. It took several years for the government to raise the FDI limit from 49% to 74%. In 2004, telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran had said India needed investments in infrastructure, pointing to nations that allowed 100% FDI in telecom. That year, finance minister P Chidambaram had proposed in the budget that the FDI limit in telecom should go up to 74%, but the Left parties opposed the move.
Author: VJ | at : 6/27/2009 02:57:00 AM | Category : TV Channels |
The ministry of information and broadcasting today granted clearance to 22 new TV channels, including three CNBC TV 18 channels, viz, CNBC-TV 18 South, CNBC-TV 18 Gujarat and CNBC-TV 18 Channel 3. Other TV channels which received permission to operate are: City Pulse to be operated by Anoli Holdings Pvt Ltd; Media Rennaissance (by Krishnaswamy Associates); Awam (Krishna TV); Samaj, Mumbai News and Delhi News (Information TV Pvt Ltd); Rhythm (Vijayanthi Televentures P Ltd); Raj TV Asia (Raj Television Network Ltd); Kalaignar Asia (Kalaignar TV P Ltd); Paviter (Pavitar Entertainment P Ltd); E Live (Pride East Entertainments P Ltd); ABN-Andhra Jyothy (Amoda Broadcasting Co Ltd); Apna News (Priyamda Media P Ltd); Vedic (Vedic Broadcasting Ltd) and Fresh TV by Rama Associates Ltd.
Jun 24, 2009
Mobile handset maker Nokia announced the launch of eight megapixel handset Nokia N86 8MP on Tuesday. Priced at Rs 27,359, the new handset comes in a dual-slide design with 8 GB of internal memory that could hold up to 4000 images. N86 has a 28 mm wide angle Carl Zeiss Tessar lens and designed to excel in both light and low light conditions. The multimedia set with a 2.6 inch display also supports integrated FM transmitter and has up to 30 hours of music playback and dedicated music keys for non-stop music. The device also supports full sync capability with a PC and TV-out support for slideshows. In addition to it, it comes with dedicated gaming keys and 17 pre-loaded N-Gage game out of which customers can choose one license game for free.
The top-end entertainment mobile phone Satio has a 12.1 megapixel camera, a 3.5-inch widescreen full touch display, and nHD (ninth High Definition). Satio was first introduced as “Idou” in Barcelona . With Satio, users can enjoy any form of entertainment anytime, anywhere. Whether its music or movies, you will never be more than a tap away from your favorite tracks or shows.
The Aino, on the other hand, is also dubbed as “Entertainment Set Free”. With 8.1 megapixels, photo flash and clear audio experience, plus a 3-inch screen, this phone lets users access their media content through Remote Play with PlayStation3.
Sony Ericsson’s Yari was also launched Wednesday. Called the “Fun Entertainment” phone, it features a gesture gaming technology that gives users a different feel from the standard games where you have push buttons on your cellphone.
Jun 23, 2009
Idea Cellular will soon launch its GSM mobile service in Chennai Metro Circle. The company has already launched its service in Tamil Nadu telecom circle. The company already has its services available in Uttar Pradesh (East), Rajasthan, Punjab, Mumbai, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa and Tamil Nadu.
Bharti Airtel has been allowed to ‘unlock’ its 3G iPhones by Apple enabling the Indian company to sell it through their stores to any user, not necessarily only an Airtel subscriber. According to Apple’s global support site, Bharti Airtel has been authorised to legally unlock the iconic handsets in the country. Vodafone in Australia, Orange in Austria and Movistar in Argentina are among the 40 global carriers authorised to unlock the handsets. In India, the 8 GB model costs around Rs 31,000, while the 16 GB is priced at Rs 36,000. Apple will also launch the latest version, iPhone 3GS, billed as the “fastest, most powerful iPhone yet”, on August 9.
India's leading Mobile operator Bharti Airtel Limited has said that it has crossed the 10-million customer mark in Andhra Pradesh making it the second circle of the company to have achieved this feat. Earlier Airtel had crossed 10-million subscriber mark in Karnataka circle.
Aircel, India's one of the leading service provider is in process of selling its 12,000 mobile telephone towers to raise money as it expands into new territories and readies for the auction of wireless airwaves to provide high-speed data services. Aircel is in talks with tower operator Tata-Quippo and appointed Nomura and Rotschild as adivsors for the transaction.
Aircel has launched a new prepaid voucher in Kerala priced at Rs.150 which offers local aircel calls for free and calls to other networks within Kerala for 50 paise. The voucher has 30 days validity.