Wednesday, August 20, 2014

TRAI releases report on Telecom Subscription Data as on 30th June 2014

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) releases report on Telecom Subscription Data as on 30th June 2014 for Mobile, Wireline and Broadband subscribers. Total Subscribers base reaches 942.95 Million which includes 559.77 Urban subscriber while 383.18 rural subscribers. The overall tele-density reaches 75.80 on June 2014. Broadband subscriber reaches 68.83 Millions which includes 53.86 Wireline, 14.97 Wireline Broadband subscribers. According to the data by end of June 2014 the a total of 123.87 million subscribers have submitted their request for port out to different operators. 

MediaTek launches R&D Center for excellence in Bangalore

MediaTek Inc., a global fabless semiconductor company and a market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-a-chip (SOC) for wireless communications, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray, announced a new Research & Development (R&D) facility at Bengaluru. Focus for the new R&D center will be to develop innovative solutions for wireless communications and establish MediaTek’s presence in other core segments like connectivity & home entertainment devices. With India’s semiconductor industry poised to grow significantly, MediaTek announced its robust expansion plans for the Indian market with an investment of USD 200 million to be made during the course of the next few years. With this new investment, MediaTek is set to boost its R&D capability in India to enhance its technology competitiveness and to enable the development of affordable solutions that meet the needs of the billions of consumers in the rising Super-mid market.
Sharing insights on MediaTek’s expansion plans for India, Grant Kuo, Managing Director, MediaTek India, said, “MediaTek Bangalore R&D center would cater to the growing needs of millions of consumers in emerging Super-mid market, especially in the South-East Asian region. MediaTek is one of the few companies that provide a whole spectrum of technologies, and with the launch of Bengaluru center, we are looking to expand into our other set of businesses in India, besides mobile communications.” 
Talking about the new R&D facility, Akshay Aggarwal, General Manager, MediaTek Bangalore, said “We are delighted to be a part of the growing technology ecosystem in Bengaluru. By year-end, we plan to build a workforce of over 100 professionals with strong expertise in the IC design industry, and over the next few years, we look to grow to over 500 in number. The Bengaluru center for excellence will develop exciting new products and applications, enabling India to harness growth opportunities in emerging technologies like LTE and IoT.” The already operational facility is spread across approximately 70000 sq ft and has been strategically established in the bustling Tech Park, along the Outer Ring Road in Bengaluru.

Vodafone launches Ultra Modern Customer Experience Centre in Gurgaon

Vodafone India Ltd., one of India’s leading telecommunication service providers, unveiled a first-of-its-kind Customer Experience Centre (CEC) in Gurgaon for its Enterprise customers. Double Bracket: Key features of CEC • A Suite of Total Communication Solutions comprising of Wireline and Mobility offerings • Ambience resembling a futuristic zone totally different from the ‘usual’ meeting environment • Interactive presentations, innovative live demos and discussions. The CEC enables Enterprise customers to experience the world of latest and emerging business communication solutions that can help them to better Communicate, Collaborate and Connect. Outlining the strategy of VBS and the launch of CEC, Naveen Chopra, Director, Vodafone Business Services, Vodafone India Ltd. said, “Vodafone Business Services is an integral component of Vodafone’s growth strategy in India. With the advantage of global expertise and knowledge of local markets, we are well-positioned to serve the needs of international as well as national companies in India. The stimulating environment of CEC is ideal to gain a deeper understanding of the unique needs of each Enterprise customer. It is also a key strategic platform for sharing how we can partner with them on their business challenges be it growth, costs or even working efficiencies.”
The ultramodern CEC in Gurgaon is the third facility to be launched by Vodafone Business Services following Mumbai and Pune. With the launch of its Government vertical last fiscal, this facility in Gurgaon will also act as a good conduit for Vodafone Business Services to engage and showcase its business solutions not only for larger private sector enterprises but also for Government and public sector companies many of whom tend to be headquartered in Delhi/NCR.

BSNL offers Missed Call Alert Service at Rs. 15

State run Telecom PSU Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) now offers Missed Call Alert (MCA) services at Rs. 15 per Month in North Zone (Haryana, Punjab, UP(West), UP(East), Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir) circles by reducing the charges from Rs. 30 to Rs. 15. BSNL Missed Call Alert (MCA) service is a solution for notifying the mobile customer about their missed calls at any time, when mobile user is in out of coverage area or when customer mobile phone is switched off even in Local/Roaming areas.
BSNL was providing this service for FREE till June 2014. The Missed Call Alert (MCA) service becomes chargeable starting 1st of July 2014. Now BSNL has reduced the Missed Call Alert Service Charges reduced by 50% for North Zone Mobile Users. 
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Bharti Airtel in talks with ATC, Eaton for sale of Africa towers

Bharti Airtel in talks with ATC, Eaton for sale of Africa towers. As per media news, Bharti Airtel is in advanced stage talks with American Tower Corporation ( ATC) and Eaton Towers for selling its tower assets in several African countries, including Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda, sources aware of the development said. The deal is believed to be in the range of USD 1.5-2 billion. The proceeds from the deal is likely to be used for reduction of debt.