Videocon launches sub-1 paise plan (India)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Consumer electronics major, Videocon Group is all set to invest Rs 14,000 crore in its mobile service division over the next three years. According to Videocon Group chairman Venugopal Dhoot, the company is targeting new customers to begin with, but is also betting on migration, once number portability comes in place. In his opinion, the company wants to be …

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Qatar Telecom & Tata partnership confirmed

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The partnership between India’s Tata Communications and Qatar Telecom (Qtel) has been confirmed by both the companies. The deal for the construction of the Tata Global Network (TGN) Gulf Project will see Qtel establish a landing station for the regional undersea network. The main aim of the project is the connection of the world’s major business hubs and city …

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War triggers between GSM and CDMA operators in India over 11-digit No.

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: DOT’s decision to implement 11-digit numbers by January next year has triggered a war between the GSM and CDMA mobile operators putting consumer interests at stake. As per the plan, all the mobile operators will add extra 9 to all mobile numbers in the country by January 1, 2010. AUSPI representing the interests of CDMA operators like Tatas, Reliance …

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GSM service soon to be launched in India by Virgin Mobile

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: With the goal of expanding its reach among the people and especially youths, Tata Teleservices youth brand, Virgin Mobile is planning to launch its GSM services. Virgin Mobile GSM may use TATA DOCOMO’s network and will be first introduced in Chennai and Tamil Nadu Circle and Mumbai & Maharashtra circle. TATA DOCOMO’s service is yet to roll out all …

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IndiaMobile 2009: India’s largest Mobile Usage study results to be announced shortly.

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Wireless Federation will shortly be announcing the availability of the results of India’s largest primary research project undertaken to study Mobile usage in India. The project is titled IndiaMobile 2009. The survey¬† is one of the most representative, independent enumeration of mobile phone usage in India. Close to 285,000 urban and rural Indians, covering all states and union territories574 districts, …

EditorIndiaMobile 2009: India’s largest Mobile Usage study results to be announced shortly.

TATA india to offer SIM cards on its CDMA network

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Oberthur Technologies the world’s second largest provider of Smart Card based solutions today announced the commercialization of its OMHTM (Open Market Handsets) SIM cards for CDMA (Code Development Multiple Access) networks. OMH SIM cards contain subscriber, network and service configuration data that allow subscribers the freedom to easily change and upgrade their handset, but maintain their network configuration. Oberthur Technologies …

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TATA and BSNL enter Network Sharing deal (India)

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Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL), India’s fastest-growing pan India telecom service provider, today announced the signing of a landmark Master Services Agreement for Passive Infrastructure Sharing’ with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). Becoming the first Indian private telecom operator to enter into an agreement of this nature. The agreement which is valid for 15 years will be applicable to both Tata …

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ZTE to market $20 mobiles in India

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ZTE has entered the Indian retail market as a standalone player. It is hoping to hike the contribution of the Indian market to its global handset sales would go up to 20 per cent from the existing 16 per cent. ZTE India Chairman & Managing Director D K Ghosh said in a statement that India is a key focus market …

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Diet-SMS: Tata Docomo launches pay-per-character billing (India)

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This is a novel concept, instead of billing for a text message of 160 characters like most mobile operators, Indian mobile operator Tata Docomo has just launched a short messaging service, called Diet-SMS, which enables customers to pay on a per-character basis. “The cost of any Diet-SMS will be only one paise per character used (100 paise= 1 rupee), thereby …

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