India’s 58 per cent FDI in software, electronics came from China in April-September 2016

Foreign direct investment (FDI) of USD 22.47 million flowed in from China in the areas of computer software, electronics and telecommunications between April 2000 to September 2016, Parliament was informed today. According to PTI, P P Chaudhary, Minister of State...

FDI in telecom sector has jumped manifold

Foreign direct investment (FDI) attracted by the telecom sector in India has jumped to more than $10 billion (bn) in first eight months of 2016-17 registering a 6-7 fold increase as against $1.3 bn in 2014-15 and $2.9 bn...

Airtel to cut carbon emissions by 70 per cent in three years

Bharti Airtel India's largest telecom operator, on Monday said it is committed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 70 per cent per unit basis over the next three years as it targets deploying 160,000 base stations to improve customer...

Samsung offers cash prize for Tizen developers

Samsung announced that it will give away cash prizes of $10,000 if their apps become one of the top 100 most downloaded apps on its Tizen mobile platform.   Altogether, Samsung will be handing out a total of $1 million in...

Jio all set to launch 4G feature phones with unlimited voice, video calling

Reliance Industries is preparing to launch feature phones with 4G capability, creating a new category of mobile devices in India in a bid to attract millions of users to its telecom venture Reliance Jio Infocomm. These devices could be...

Rajasthan villages realizing ‘Digital India’ dream on solar power

People in remote villages of Rajasthan's Alwar district are catching up on the 'Digital India' trail as many of them, including women, have started using internet being provided through unique solar-run telecom towers. Karenda, Phalsa and Bahadari, the three villages...

Trai looking for tech solutions on auto video download

Taking stock of the “serious problem” of automatic video downloads without consumers’ knowledge, telecom regulator Trai declared that it may come up with technological solutions to tackle these unsolicited online advertisements that lead to “data shock” for users. Trai had...

ISP approaches telecom ministry for spectrum usage charges

Terming any move to link spectrum usage charges to the revenue as "disastrous", ISP Association of India said it plans to approach telecom minister Manoj Sinha and also telecom secretary to express its concern over the latest consultation paper...

Jivi Mobiles starts operations at Delhi facility

Jivi Mobiles a mobile division of Magicon Impex Pvt Ltd has strengthened its presence by setting up a manufacturing unit at Mahipalpur in New Delhi. This is as per the company’s response to the Prime Minister Modi’s call of ‘Make...
Reliance Jio

LG, Samsung smartphone buyers to get Reliance Jio for 90 days

  Ahead of its commercial launch, Reliance Jio is now available on all 4G smartphones of Samsung and LG. Reliance Jio, which is currently doing beta testing, was previously available bundled with its own LYF mobiles. The service was then...
Smartphones

Global Sales of Smartphones up 4.3%

Global sales of smartphones to end users totalled 344 million units in the second quarter of 2016, a 4.3 percent increase over the same period in 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. Overall sales of mobile phones contracted by 0.5 percent with only five...

Handset companies get more time to follow new battery rules

India has allowed handset makers another year to move from an older standard for certifying batteries to a new one. The decision, manufacturers said, will give them enough time to comply with the rule and reduce the time required...

Telecom min enquires Trai for details of Reliance

Continuing its regulatory war against incumbent operators, Reliance Jio Infocomm on Tuesday wrote to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), urging it to ensure that it gets inter-connectivity to test its services and called for action against existing...
Datawind, most affordable smartphone

DataWind launches most affordable smartphone worth Rs1499

Boosting its vision, DataWind, a leading provider of low cost internet connectivity and wireless web access products, has redefined the meaning of affordability, with the launch of its most affordable smartphone at just Rs 1,499. The smartphone comes bundled...

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