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MWC 2012: Bharti Airtel lags behind in climate leadership in Africa

Indian telecom major Bharti Airtel lacks green agenda in its investments in Africa, Greenpeace Tuesday stated in its briefing paper on International Green Telecom Leadership.

Telenor makes Wikipedia available to 135M customers in Asia, Europe

The 3-year partnership between Telenor Group and the Wikimedia Foundation will cover users in India, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Montenegro and Serbia.

MWC 2012: Tata DoCoMo, Extent bring mobile gaming service to India

In an effort to satisfy the growing demand of Indian gamers for more features and sophistication from their favorite mobile games, Tata and Exent have partnered to bring the first mobile game subscription service to India.

Uninor adds record 2.49 million new GSM users in January 2012

The total subscriber base of the company not stands at 38.79 million. Uninor is a joint venture between Norway-based Telenor and India's Unitech Limited.

India Telecom Tracker: Feb. 27, 2012

India's state-owned telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has launched three tablets at a price of $66.23, $224.15, $275.12 respectively.

Bharti Airtel launches mobile wallet service across India

India's leading mobile phone operator Bharti Airtel Thursday announced the pan India launch of 'airtel money', the country's first of its kind mobile wallet service by a mobile operator.

Launch of first fuel cell powered telecom tower announced

Delta Power Solutions, a part of Taiwan-based Delta Group, has announced the launch of first fuel cell powered telecom tower for Ideal Cellular in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Ethernet switch market records Q4 revenues of $6B

The worldwide Ethernet switch market reached record revenues of $6.06 billion in the fourth quarter of 2011 (4Q11), representing strong growth of 5.5% year over year and 1.2% quarter over quarter.

Spectrum pricing issue a crucial missing piece in telecom sector: ICRA

The issue of spectrum pricing, which has wide implications for the future funding requirements of telecom service providers is still a crucial piece that is missing in the Indian telecom sector, says the latest ICRA Ratings report.

Report: Telcos lost $13.9B in 2011 due to social messaging

The increasing use of IP-based social messaging services by consumers on their smartphones cost telecom operators $8.7 billion lost SMS revenues in 2010 and $13.9 billion in 2011, according to a new report by Ovum.

LightSquared to cut 45% of workforce, misses Inmarsat payment

The company said it will cut 45% of its 330-employee workforce, according to a news report.

Telenor to set up new company in India

This new entity will serve as the platform to approach the upcoming auctions for fresh licenses as mandated by the Supreme Court, the company said in a statement.

Controversy rages over world’s cheapest tablet

Datawind, the manufacturer of the Aakash tablet, have denied a media report that stated that it will not be associated with the product any more.

D-Block allocation to open door for public-safety LTE network

The decision by Congress is expected to pave the way for private LTE networks to be deployed by public safety agencies across the country.

Huawei, ZTE award $11B worth of contracts to 3 US firms

Huawei recently announced that it will award OEM contracts totaling $6 billion to Qualcomm, Broadcom and Avago, three California-based leading communications technology companies.

TEMA draws PM’s attention towards importance of strong manufacturing base

The telecom equipment manufacturing sector has somehow missed the bus of telecom revolution in the country, TEMA stated in the letter.

Worldwide smartphone sales soared 47% in Q4

Despite reports that Apple's share in the smartphone market of China has slipped in Q3 and Q4 of 2011, the company had an exceptional fourth quarter globally by selling 35.5 million smartphones to end users, a 121.4% increase year on year.

FTC raises privacy questions about mobile apps for children

The US Federal Trade Commission's just released survey report on mobile applications for children has revealed that neither the app stores nor the app developers provide the information parents need to determine what data is being collected from their children, how it is being shared, or who will have access to it.

Crisil: India telecom operator profits to rise 5% in 2 years

The operating profitability of the mobile players like Airtel, Idea, Vodafone, Tata Teleservices and Sistema Shyam Teleservices will improve by 5% in the next two years, according to credit rating agency Crisil.

Telenor looking for new India partner; seeks compensation from Unitech

Norway-based Telenor Group has said that the strategic partnership with Unitech Limited does not have a future, and it therefore will start the process of looking for a new Indian partner. 

India Telecom Tracker: Feb. 15, 2012

The Indian government has set up a committee to select the new chairman for the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

British Telecom to expand in high-growth regions

British Telecommunications Tuesday announced a series of initiatives aimed at doubling its business across Turkey, the Middle East and Africa.

Reliance Globalcom launches video conference services

The company Tuesday announced the launch of end-to-end managed video conferencing services for enterprises across the globe.

Airtel introduces online self care for prepaid customers

Bharti Airtel Monday announced the launch of India's first online self care services for its prepaid mobile customers across the country.

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