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Telephone connections cross one billion mark in India

July 19, 2015
Telephone connections cross one billion mark in India

The total number of telephone connections in India crossed one billion mark in May, data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said here on Saturday.

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Govt net neutrality report backs WhatsApp, Viber, Skype

July 19, 2015
Govt net neutrality report backs WhatsApp, Viber, Skype

The news is both good and bad for users of free online messaging services like WhatsApp, Viber, Hike, and Skype, and worrisome for social media giant Facebook.

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Net neutrality: Regulate VoIP calls, suggests DoT panel

July 19, 2015
Net neutrality: Regulate VoIP calls, suggests DoT panel

An internal panel of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has recommended domestic VoIP (voice over internet protocol) calls offered by WhatsApp, Skype and Viber be regulated, in line with voice calls offered by telecom operators.

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4G is going to do what voice did to the Indian telecom industry

May 24, 2015
4G is going to do what voice did to the Indian telecom industry

Aircel, the fifth largest telecom operator in India, said that 4G will be the major trigger for innovation in India. In an interaction with ET’s Danish Khan, Sameer Dave, Chief Technology Officer of Aircel talks about the Indian 4G market and the company’s 3G and 4G offerings. He also highlighted the need for collaboration between […]

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Only new mobile towers can reduce call drops: Ravi Shankar Prasad

May 24, 2015
Only new mobile towers can reduce call drops: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Call drops will continue to happen unless new mobile towers are allowed to come up, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said. “If new mobile towers are not allowed to be installed, then call drops shall surely happen. I would also like to say that these planned protests against installation of mobile towers […]

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Thinks the Cloud Has Just Begun. By Sean Hackett,

May 4, 2015
Thinks the Cloud Has Just Begun. By  Sean Hackett,

I’m just not sure if I see the $100 billion. I guess if we expand the definition of the cloud wide enough we can probably get to a number that looks like that. And then in terms of the adoption of cloud services, I guess it would be the same thing. I mean if we […]

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New MEF Initiative Offers Hundreds of Small Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Operators Access to Business-Growing Programs

April 30, 2015
New MEF Initiative Offers Hundreds of Small Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Operators Access to Business-Growing Programs

The MEF Services Interconnect Program helps Carriers find standards-compliant wholesale Operators in order to create the fastest and most effective routes for provisioning end-to-end Carrier Ethernet services. The MEF Services Interconnect Program (MEF-SI) launched by the MEF will give hundreds of wholesale Carrier Ethernet Operators the opportunity to grow their businesses by helping them quickly […]

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Infinera named fastest-growing optical company in North America and EMEA combined

April 30, 2015
Infinera named fastest-growing optical company in North America and EMEA combined

Infinera Corp of Sunnyvale, CA, USA, a vertically integrated manufacturer of digital optical network systems incorporating its own indium phosphide-based photonic integrated circuits (PICs), says that market research and consulting firm Infonetics Research (recently acquired by IHS Inc) has ranked it as the “fastest-growing optical company in the West”, recognizing Infinera’s combined success in Europe, […]

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CENX hires Andrew McDonald to top-level position

April 29, 2015
CENX hires Andrew McDonald to top-level position

Andrew McDonald has joined its executive team as senior vice-president of product management of Ottawa-based CEN. McDonald, who has 24 years experience of setting product strategy and managing business divisions, comes to CENX from Alcatel-Lucent, where he was president of IP platforms. “We are delighted to have Andrew join CENX’s executive team to lead our […]

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