Communication

  • Retendering of equipments may delay plans to beef up communications network in Naxal-hit areas 28-03-2014 07:59 PM

    In a development that will further delay plans to beef up communications network in Naxal -affected areas, inter-ministerial body Telecom Commission on Friday decided to re-tender the purchase of equipment for setting up mobile towers. The project to set up mobile towers in the Naxal-affected areas was originally scheduled for...
  • BlackBerry suffers network outage in Canada, Asia Pacific 05-03-2014 12:45 AM

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd suffered a network outage affecting some users in Canada and the Asia-Pacific region, the smartphone and technology company said, at a sensitive time for the firm. The outage hit Canada's leading mobile network, according to a memo sent to some customers of both BlackBerry and Rogers Communications...
  • Prasar Bharti Chairperson Mrinal Pande to head Haridev Joshi University's advisory council 22-02-2014 07:42 AM

    Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva on Fridaynominated Prasar Bharti chairperson Mrinal Pande as thechairperson of the advisory council of Haridev JoshiUniversity of Journalism and Mass Communication, Jaipur. Alva also nominated senior journalist Kumar Ketkar, ChiefEditor of Dainik Divya Marathi, Siddharth Varadarajan, formereditor of The Hindu, Sachidananda Murthy, Resident Editor ofThe Week,...
  • Communication challenges for Aam Aadmi Party

    Uday's Space |  Uday Sahay
    Doubling up today as a communication professional and as an involved member of Aam Aadami Party, I have to confront a frequently asked question -...

  • Do not anticipate long term impact on shipment through Pakistan: US 05-12-2013 07:13 AM

    Washington: A day after temporarily halting cargo shipments from Afghanistan via Pakistan in view of protest over drone strikes there, the United States has said that it does not anticipate long term impact of its shipment through the country. "(We) hopefully don't anticipate that there'll be any long term impacts...
  • Free talk-time, recharge benefits by Reliance for cyclone Phailin hit Odisha 23-10-2013 03:35 PM

    To help people connect with each other in the aftermath of devastation by cyclone Phailin, a mobile telephone service provider is offering free talk time in Odisha. Reliance Communications is offering a daily free recharge of 10 minutes for a period of five days, from October 20 to its customers...
  • Indian firms perform best in BRICS, observes corruption watchdog 17-10-2013 01:39 PM

    Berlin: The anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International has admonished Chinese companies for their opaque business practices while praising Indian firms' relatively high standards, in a survey of emerging market multinationals released on Thursday. China got the lowest rating of the BRICS economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), whose companies...
  • Sibal asks officials to apply mind while imposing penalties 11-09-2013 04:27 PM

    New Delhi: Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday urged officials to apply their minds while imposing fines on operators, failing which such powers may be handed over to the regulator. At a meeting with Sibal, operators raised the issue of the Department of Telecom levying the maximum penalty...
  • Telecom stocks surge after sharp cut in spectrum price 10-09-2013 12:34 PM

    Shares of telecom service providers surge after India proposed a 60 percent cut in mobile spectrum prices in response to lukewarm interest from telecom companies in two previous sales. Analysts say the cut in reserve prices is positive for incumbents and more such moves may come considering lower demand for...
  • India's first military satellite GSAT-7 launched successfully 30-08-2013 05:28 AM

    India's first exclusive defence satellite GSAT-7 was successfully launched by European space consortium Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana on Friday, giving a major push to the country's maritime security. Indian Navy would be the user of the multi-band home-built communication spacecraft, expected to be operational...
  • India's first dedicated maritime communications satellite set for launch on Friday 29-08-2013 07:13 AM

    India's first dedicated satellite for maritime communications will be launched on Friday from the European space consortium, Arianespace, from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana. The GSAT-7 is scheduled to be launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) by Ariane-5 VA 215 during the 50-minute launch window starting from 2 am...
  • NSA collected thousands of US communications 22-08-2013 01:27 AM

    Washington: The nations' top intelligence official is declassifying three secret US court opinions showing how the National Security Agency scooped up as many as 56,000 emails annually over three years and other communications by Americans with no connection to terrorism, how it revealed the error to the court and changed...
  • AP: GSLV-D5 set to be launched from Sriharikota today 19-08-2013 07:43 AM

    Hyderabad: The countdown has begun for the crucial launch of India's GSLV-D5 on Monday. The launch will take place at 4:50 pm from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh. The GSLV will carry a communications satellite GSAT-14 and is powered by indigenous cryogenic engines which is being tested after a...
  • ITSB crossed 90 cr mark in May, informs TRAI 16-08-2013 07:39 PM

    Registering a marginal growth, Indian telecom subscriber base (ITSB) crossed 90 crore-mark in May this year after almost two years. The base grew by 0.34 per cent to reach 90.005 crore, according to Trai data. This is the second time the subscriber base is breaching the 90 crore-mark. Earlier in...
  • Reliance Communications halves 3G data price 18-07-2013 01:15 PM

    New Delhi: Reliance Communications, India's third-biggest mobile phone carrier by customers, has cut the price of third-generation data services by half, Gurdeep Singh, head of the company's mobile business, said on Thursday. Only about 5 per cent of India's 850 million mobile users have subscribed to 3G services, which are...
  • Tata Communications launches video conferencing application 10-07-2013 11:11 AM

    Mumbai: Tata Communications launched video conferecing application that can be accessed by up to 46 users for a common session across multiple devices such as desktop computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone. "Lack of interoperability, consistency of experience per location, complicated price plans and the need for third-party reservations have stood...
  • ISRO defends role in Uttarakhand rescue operations 02-07-2013 04:50 AM

    Sriharikota: Defending its role in the rescue operations in the flood-ravaged Uttarakhand, ISRO on Monday said the agency had played its role in the largest rescue operations in the country, saving thousands of lives. "We did our role in the rescue operations by providing imagery and equipment," ISRO chairman K...
  • Reliance Communications clears debt of Rs 6,000 crore 01-07-2013 01:09 PM

    New Delhi: Reliance Communications on Monday said it has made full repayment of two loans amounting to $ 1 billion (around Rs 6,000 crore), during the June quarter. The company has completed full repayment of two Syndicated ECB loan facilities of $ 500 million each, which were availed in 2007...
  • Uttarakhand: Local villagers grapple with no ration, electricity 27-06-2013 08:52 AM

    Dehradun: Uttarakhand is grappling with its worst natural disaster. Huge challenges remain in terms of relief and supplies for the local survivors. There is already an acute shortage of clean drinking water and at least 300 villagers have already reported sick with dysentery. In the village of Khaat, 2 km...
  • Tata Communications to digitise Doordarshan, Films Division archives 21-06-2013 06:57 PM

    Singapore: Rare and historical documents from the archives of major libraries, films and documentaries of Doordarshan and Films Division of India can now be preserved in electronic form through digitisation. Tata Communications Media Services soon plans to digitise such documents of historical and cultural significance. "We see great scope of...
  • Ambani brothers strike Rs 12,000-cr telecom tower deal 07-06-2013 01:00 PM

    Mumbai: Billionaire Ambani brothers on Friday announced a Rs 12,000-crore deal, wherein Mukesh will use towers owned by a firm run by his younger sibling Anil for launch of his telecom venture. Reliance Industries Ltd's telecom arm will lease up to 45,000 mobile masts from Reliance Communications Ltd in a...
  • Interpersonal communication lacking in education: Joshi 29-05-2013 12:30 AM

    Greater Noida: One of the most important aspects lacking in the education system is interpersonal communication, CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi said on Tuesday. This aspect was important as an individual has to connect with everyone -- children, parents, peers or colleagues-- around them, he said. Interpersonal communication means a deeper...
  • RCom raises pre-paid mobile call rates by 33 per cent 27-05-2013 08:51 AM

    New Delhi: Reliance Communications has raised basic rates for both GSM and CDMA pre-paid mobile-to-mobile calls by 33 per cent to 2 paise per second from 1.5 paise per second. According to details on the company's website, it will charge base rate of 2 paise per second for mobile-to-mobile calls....
  • CJ highlights the communication problem in Ladakh 20-05-2013 01:15 PM

    CJ Tashi Namgyal draws attention to the problems with mobile telecommunications in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. He complains about the lack of proper mobile tower facility in the area. ...
  • Tata Communications to delist from NYSE 15-05-2013 05:45 PM

    Tata Communications Ltd said on Wednesday it will delist from the New York Stock Exchange and terminate its American Depositary Receipts (ADR) programme. "Our decision to delist, deregister and terminate our ADR program was the result of several factors, including the fact that our ADR program had not developed the...
  • China, India pledge to strengthen ties 11-05-2013 04:25 AM

    Beijing: China-India relations have "strategic significance" and "global impact" as both are large developing countries and emerging markets, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told India's visiting External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid in Beijing on Friday. Later, Khurshid also met Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi, who also pledged to strengthen ties between...
  • 2G scam: Niira Radia likely to appear in court on May 28 09-05-2013 05:25 PM

    New Delhi: Former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia, a key prosecution witness in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, is likely to appear before a Delhi court on May 28 to depose in the case. The CBI on Thursday submitted before Special CBI Judge OP Saini its list of prosecution witnesses to...
  • US administration weighs options for expanding wiretap laws 09-05-2013 06:20 AM

    Washington: The Obama administration may seek to end a long-running debate over Internet wiretaps with proposed legislation that would enable law-enforcement agencies to tap into many types of Internet communications, US officials with knowledge of the matter said. The proposal is aimed at getting past the technical and legal obstacles...
  • Reliance Comm hikes mobile call rates by at least 20 pc 06-05-2013 07:22 PM

    New Delhi: Reliance Communications on Monday raised mobile call rates by 20-30 per cent across India, a company statement said. "We have now corrected all commitment plans across the country and have increased tariffs by between 20 per cent and 30 per cent," Gurdeep Singh, chief executive officer, Wireless, Reliance...
  • Vodafone investors want full takeover by Verizon 27-04-2013 06:54 AM

    London: Six major Vodafone investors said $100 billion was not enough for the British company's stake in its US joint venture with Verizon Communications, and urged the latter to come up with an offer of at least $120 billion. Their comments followed a Reuters report on Wednesday that Verizon had...