Broadband

  • Airtel to hike fixed line broadband rates from April by up to 40 per cent 11-03-2014 07:43 PM

    New Delhi: Airtel's fixed-line broadband customers will have to shell out more for Internet services from next month as the service provider has hiked the charges, by up to 40 per cent in certain plans. The operator has informed its customers that the increase in broadband rates would be effective...
  • BSNL hikes landline, broadband rentals 01-03-2014 05:15 PM

    Kolkata: India's largest state-owned telecommunications service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has decided to increase the landline and broadband monthly tariff from March 1 across the country. "One India monthly plan for landline will be revised from Rs 180 to Rs 195," BSNL CGM (Kolkata) Gautam Chakraborty told PTI. The...
  • Tata Docomo to expand high-speed mobile broadband service 29-09-2013 12:26 PM

    Mumbai: Telecom services company Tata Docomo plans to expand its high-speed mobile broadband service in all metros and mini-metros by the end of this fiscal. "The company has plan to roll out Photon Max in all key metros and mini-metros in a phased manner within financial year 2014," Tata Docomo's...
  • China aims nationwide broadband by 2020 18-08-2013 11:27 AM

    Beijing: China will strive to complete broadband coverage in urban and rural areas by 2020, the government announced Saturday. The move is aimed at achieving WiFi coverage in key public urban areas by 2013 and providing fixed broadband coverage for half of Chinese households by 2015. On Saturday, the State...
  • Vodafone to buy Germany's Kabel Deutscland for $ 10.1 bn 24-06-2013 01:10 PM

    London: Vodafone has agreed to buy Germany's largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland for 7.7 billion euros ($10.1 billion), making its biggest deal since 2007 a bet on TV and fixed line services to protect its most important market in Europe. Announcing its second major acquisition for a European fixed-line network...
  • Ambani bets on 4G broadband in India, but risks abound 24-06-2013 09:55 AM

    Mumbai: Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani hopes his multi-billion dollar bet on cheap high-speed wireless broadband could change the way nearly a billion of his countrymen use mobile devices from the way they do banking to watching cricket. In a country where most people own a mobile phone yet lack basic...
  • Kerala: Two lakh panchayats to be under broadband facility by 2015 15-06-2013 08:15 PM

    Thrissur: About two lakh panchayats would be brought under broadband facility by end of 2014 under the Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA) scheme, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj V Kishore Chandra Deo said on Saturday. Out of a total of 2,46,000 panchayats in the country, 50,000...
  • Tata launches new mobile broadband solutions 08-12-2011 09:34 AM

    Mumbai: Tata Communications has launched mobile broadband solutions enabled by 'Internet Protocol Exchange' (IPX+) framework. Seventy mobile network operators (MNOs) across the globe have signed up for the new framework which is designed to help capitalise on the latest technology innovations in the mobile broadband space, the company said here....
  • C-DOT to transfer GPON technology to telecom makers 05-12-2011 09:26 AM

    New Delhi: Indigenously developed by the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), the Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) technology is now set to be transferred to the country's telecom manufacturers. "GPON technology is the pivotal component required for broadband connectivity over optical fiber. The GPON technology has been tested, validated,...
  • BSNL may get subsidy to meet its operational costs 30-10-2011 11:37 AM

    New Delhi: Loss-making BSNL may get financial compensation for maintaining unremunerative services, like its offerings in rural areas as part of the Universal Service Obligation, or would be allowed to take a commercial decision to continue or exit from such services. "...if BSNL is being asked (by DoT) to maintain...
  • The Reliance juggernaut on the move, again! 20-10-2011 11:23 AM

    India, for Paul E Jacobs - CEO of $ 11-billion telecom research and hardware company Qualcomm - has been like a box of chocolates, in a very Forrest Gump way. The good surprise came on June 11, 2010, when Qualcomm won the licence to offer broadband wireless access (BWA) in...
  • Nokia Siemens launches new way to deliver broadband 21-09-2011 08:47 AM

    New Delhi: Global telecom infrastructure firm Nokia Siemens Networks Tuesday launched a new way to deliver broadband - the "liquid net". "The new method allows a network operator to set up a self-adapting network that can serve variable capacity and coverage requirements, based on demand," the company said in a...
  • South Korea top world communications economy: UN 16-09-2011 11:42 AM

    London: South Korea was the world's most advanced Internet and telecommunications economy in 2010, with high levels of access, usage and skills, while high-speed Web access remained unaffordable in many low-income countries, the United Nations said on Thursday. Mobile subscriptions grew 20 per cent over the past year to more...
  • Bharti Airtel appoints new CEOs 10-08-2011 04:09 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom giant Bharti Airtel on Wednesday said it has appointed two new Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) for its broadband and direct-to-home services. "Both these verticals are part of the consumer business group that will lead the overall strategy for the business-to-consumer segment (B2C), with a clear focus on...
  • Mobile broadband users to hit 1 bn in 2011 12-01-2011 11:15 AM

    Stockholm: Mobile broadband subscriptions are on track to surpass 1 billion in 2011 only months after reaching half a billion, Ericsson said on Tuesday, highlighting a key growth driver for the telecom sector. "During the course of 2010, a significant milestone in terms of mobile broadband subscriptions was reached as...
  • Village panchayats to have broadband: Pitroda 07-01-2011 05:00 PM

    New Delhi: All 250,000 village panchayats in the country will be connected with broadband by mid-2012 under a $4-billion project to take the benefits of technology to the poor, tech evangelist Sam Pitroda said on Friday. "I can assure you that in 18 months every village panchayat will have broadband....
  • Americans can't live without high-speed Internet 22-12-2010 12:07 PM

    New York: High-speed Internet has had the greatest technological impact on society over the past decade and is the technology most people say they cannot live without, according to a new poll. Twenty four percent of 1,950 US adults questioned in the online survey conducted by Zogby International said high-speed...
  • TRAI proposes massive broadband boost 09-12-2010 11:11 AM

    New Delhi: India's telecom regulator called for massive expansion of broadband in the country and wanted the government to set up a nationwide broadband network that would cost about Rs 600 billion ($ 13 billion) to take high-speed Internet to rural hinterlands. In its proposals released on Wednesday, the Telecom...
  • South Korea widens lead in global broadband quality 18-10-2010 11:36 AM

    London: South Korea has surpassed Hong Kong and Japan in broadband quality for the second consecutive year, setting a new global benchmark for speed and penetration, a study said on Monday. The annual survey by the universities of Oxford and Oviedo and sponsored by Cisco Systems found that broadband quality,...
  • UN wants broadband for half the world by 2015 20-09-2010 11:30 AM

    New York: Half of the world's population should have access to high-speed internet within five years, the UN said Sunday. The world's governments should put internet access at the top of their agendas, said Hamadoun Toure, secretary general of the UN's International Telecommunications Union. "The leaders of the world are...
  • Carrier pigeons faster than UK's rural broadband 17-09-2010 05:01 PM

    London: Carrier pigeons have won the race against rural broadband in Britain. They delivered pen drives more quickly than a computer, using rural broadband, was able to send a video. Ten pigeons carrying USB keys were released from a Yorkshire farm Thursday. They reached their destination in Skegness, 120 miles...
  • US seeks to tap unused airwaves for super WiFi 13-09-2010 11:51 AM

    Washington: US consumers clamoring for more video and email while they're on the go might see a whole new breed of faster wireless devices in a couple of years if regulators move as expected later this month to start opening up empty airwaves for mobile broadband. Tech companies are lobbying...
  • Forbes India: Mukesh Ambani's next act 17-07-2010 01:31 PM

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  • What would the world do without the Internet? 02-02-2008 12:28 PM

    Colombo: Former Sri Lanka captain Hashan Tillakaratne has denied that he had named ex-skippers Aravinda de Silva and Sanath Jayasuriya as being involved in match-fixing, which he had claimed to have been going on in Sri Lanka since 1992. Squashing reports by a Lankan website that he had revealed the...
  • Undersea cables snap in Egypt, Internet slows down 31-01-2008 04:28 PM

    Port of Spain: His first assignment as India's cricket coach is also a redemption mission for Duncan Fletcher as it was in the West Indies four years ago that he last left as head coach of a national side. Fletcher resigned from his England post after a horrible run in...
  • It's a Net loss for Bangalore's citizens 20-12-2007 09:42 PM

    Bangalore: Senior Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday surprised everyone when he opted to bat left handed during the team's practice session at the M Chinnaswamy stadium. Indian cricket team, which has been camping here for their crucial Group 'B' league match against England on Sunday, had a rigorous batting...