Bahrain Batelco says India ex-partner is bankrupt, seeks $212 million owed (India)

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Batelco will pursue its former Indian business partner for $212 million it says he owes the company, even though he was declared bankrupt last week, the Bahraini telecom operator said on Sunday. Chinnakannan Sivasankaran, the chairman of Chennai-based Siva, filed for bankruptcy in the Seychelles after a British court in June ordered Siva and Sivasankaran to pay the money to …

EditorBahrain Batelco says India ex-partner is bankrupt, seeks $212 million owed (India)

Digital India project could be a lifeline for MTNL, BSNL

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According to a recent report in the Economic Times, the Digital India project, which aims at delivering the gamut of government services through cell phone applications, could provide a lifeline to struggling state-run telecom companies Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) by way of a near Rs 92,000 crore annual revenue opportunity by 2020. MTNL …

EditorDigital India project could be a lifeline for MTNL, BSNL

DoT may advance completion of National Optical Fibre Network project (India)

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The Department of Telecom (DoT) is likely to work towards bringing forward the target dates for completion of National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) to June 2016 as the project is key to various ‘Digital India’ initiatives. The government has already approved the Digital India programme comprising various projects worth about Rs 1 lakh crore to transform the country into a …

EditorDoT may advance completion of National Optical Fibre Network project (India)

Government nixes TRAI views on FM radio auction reserve price (India)

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The I&B ministry has rejected TRAI’s recommendation to revise the reserve price for FM radio phase III auction. This is likely to be met with disappointment by radio channel operators who consider the reserve price for the auction to be prohibitive. In fact, TRAI had warned the ministry that if the methodology for determining the reserve price was not reconsidered, …

EditorGovernment nixes TRAI views on FM radio auction reserve price (India)

Nokia to offer maps for Samsung’s Tizen-based handsets (India)

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According to a recent publication in the Economic Times, Nokia has joined forces with┬áSamsung to provide its maps and location services to Tizen-powered smart devices by the Korean electronics giant. The Finnish firm’s location-based services arm HERE will also provide solutions to Samsung’s new smartwatch, Gear S. According to a statement given by Nokia, HERE has partnered with Samsung to …

EditorNokia to offer maps for Samsung’s Tizen-based handsets (India)