SERVICE PROVIDERS

  • MasterCard aims to replace cash with e-payments September 25, 2014

    Singapore: Financial service provider MasterCard is focused on finding new ways to replace cash with electronic ways of paying using innovation, the company's CEO has said. "MasterCard is focused on finding ways for people to interact in simple, smart ways with the ecosystem to be able to replace cash with electronic...
  • Internet users pay service providers for more downloading and uploading than they actually do July 30, 2014

    Washington: US consumers often incorrectly estimate how much data they consume online and pay Internet providers for more downloading and uploading than they actually do, a US government watchdog said in findings released on Tuesday. The observations were preliminary from the Government Accountability Office's review of the practice of usagebased pricing,...
  • Can't block pornographic sites on our own: ISPs tell SC January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Internet Service Providers (ISPs) on Monday told the Supreme Court that it is practically and technically impossible for them to block pornographic sites without orders from court and government and they cannot be made liable for the objectionable contents of the sites. In its reply to a PIL requesting...
  • TRAI recommends full number portability within 6 months September 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI recommended that MNP be fully implemented across the country within six months to allow subscribers to retain their numbers even when they shift from one service area to another. Presently, Mobile Number Portability is available only within the subscribers' service area. ...
  • Vodafone, Idea, Airtel launch plans for free incoming calls on national roaming July 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Leading telecom operators Vodafone, Idea and Airtel have launched new offers enabling users to enjoy free roaming services while travelling to any part of the country. Vodafone's special tariff voucher for its prepaid subscribers offers free incoming calls on national roaming at Rs 5 a day. The outgoing call...
  • TRAI may get power to penalise service providers under new bill June 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The government has mooted a proposal for giving powers to telecom and broadcasting sectors regulator TRAI to penalise service providers for failing to comply with rules and regulations. The Telecom Ministry in an ongoing interministerial consultation has said that "jurisdiction to impose penalties through a transparent process for default...
  • Wipro results temper IT sector euphoria January 19, 2013

    Mumbai: India's no.3 software services provider Wipro Ltd's lessthanperfect score on its quarterly earnings report card threw a measure of doubt over the sector's nearterm outlook, with new projects and contracts still elusive. Since a week ago, betterthanexpected results from Infosys Ltd, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd and HCL Technologies Ltd...
  • Nationwide Mobile Number Portability by Feb: Sibal December 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday said nationwide Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is expected to be rolled out by February 2013, which will allow users to retain their numbers even if they move from one state to another. "For the timely implementation of the National Telecom Policy (NTP)...
  • Infosys among top service providers in China July 14, 2012

    Bangalore: The Chinese subsidiary of the Indian IT bellwether Infosys Ltd has been ranked among t e top 10 global service providers in China by the council for international investment promotion. "The recognition is a testimony of our commitment to the IT industry in China. We continue to invest and expand...
  • How Rituraj changed the company his father started April 11, 2012

    At one stroke Rituraj Sinha was putting at stake a business his father had built over 30 years. RK Sinha had founded security service provider SIS (India) in 1974 in Bihar. Now in 2008, his son wanted the Rs 150crore company to buy an Australian security firm Chubb that was...
  • Last Internet provider in Egypt goes dark February 1, 2011

    Seattle: The last of Egypt's main Internet service providers, the Noor Group, has gone dark. The Noor Group had remained online even after Egypt's four main Internet providers Link Egypt, Vodafone/Raya, Telecom Egypt, Etisalat Misr abruptly stopped shuttling Internet traffic into and out of the country Friday morning. At...
  • Subscribers happy postMNP launch January 20, 2011

    New Delhi: The customers are a happy lot post the nationwide launch of mobile number portability (MNP) on Thursday a scheme that allows subscribers to switch operators without changing their existing number. "I am happy that the scheme is finally here. I have been using Idea for the past one...
  • Vodafone top official commits suicide October 23, 2010

    Mumbai: The Vice President of mobile service provider Vodafone on Friday allegedly committed suicide at his residence in suburban Santacruz, police said. Chandramouli Iyer (47), Vice President of Vodafone was found hanging from the ceiling at his residence in Trimurti Society building in Santacruz, Senior Police Inspector Madhukar Choudhari at Santacruz...
  • India to have mobile number portability from Dec 31 November 20, 2009

    New Delhi: India will introduce mobile number portability on December 31, a move that could further intensify the stiff competition in the world's fastestgrowing wireless market and push call charges lower. Mobile Number Portability (MNP), which allows users to retain their number even if they switch operators, will be...
  • Phone calls may cost less | Say hello on your PC August 20, 2008

    In its recommendations to the government, Telecom regulator TRAI stated on Wednesday that National and International Long Distance operators be permitted to offer STD and ISD voice calls using operatorspecific calling cards. According to the fresh guidelines, consumers can now choose their carrier for making long distance calls. This means...
  • TRAI allows Internet telephony, STD rates may drop August 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI on Monday allowed ISPs to offer unrestricted Internet telephony services, a move that will further boost competition in the domestic long distance segment and lower STD tariffs. "It is envisaged that customers will ultimately benefit from cost effective and innovative Internet telephony service. These recommendations will...