NDTV — US-based cloud services and business mobility solution provider VMware on Thursday said that it was looking to capitalise on the $2.3 billion (roughly Rs. 15,214 crores) enterprise mobility market in India which is on the rise due to the growing mobile subscriber base in the country.
Times of India — KOLKATA: Top mobile operators have urged the telecom department (DoT) to speed up harmonization of 1800MHz airwaves, an exercise that will free up an additional 10MHz of contiguous 4G services spectrum in the band in the run-up to the next auction likely in March next year.
Times of India — NEW DELHI: When Reliance Retail started selling fruits and vegetables at prices lower than market rates and talked about eliminating middlemen, the then Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh shut the stores, calling it a law and order problem. Eight years later, online grocery stores are looking to gain favour with customers by offering onions at about half the rate that neighbourhood stores are charging.
Economic Times — NEW DELHI: Reliance Communications (RCom) Thursday said that it has entered in to partnership with global Internet of Things (IoT) player Jasper to enable enterprises throughout India to launch, manage and monetize next-generation IoT businesses. RCom is Jasper’s sole telecom partner in the South Asia country. The partnership pairs the capabilities of RCom’s 11 data center facilities and its Global Cloud Exchange (Cloud X) platform with Jasper’s global IoT services platform to enable enterprises to capitalize on IoT services, the company said.
Times of India — NEW DELHI: Country’s largest mobile operator Bharti Airtel has acquired wireless broadband firm Augere’s India operations, a move that will help the firm to augment its 4G presence in the country. The company did not disclose the deal value. With this acquisition, Bharti Airtel’s 4G services will now be available in over 300 cities and towns.
Times of India — WASHINGTON: Twice on either side of 1900, Jamsetji Tata traveled to the United States, looking for technologies that would put steel in India’s industrial frame. In America, Andrew Carnegie had “been there, done that” with regards to steel and was divesting some of his fortune into philanthropy, endowing $1 million for a technology school that would eventually become Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).
Deccan Herald — Addressing reporters, End-User Computing Asia Pacific and Japan Vice President Sanjay K Deshmukh said, “The company’s strategy aims to free businesses from more than a decade of client-server focused IT, which enabled mobile access to a limited number of productivity applications, and now deliver a more user and application-centric experience.”
Times of India — NEW DELHI: Government has received investment proposals totalling Rs 90,000 crore in the last two months for electronics manufacturing in the country, with significant interest in making mobile phones by local and foreign firms. “About Rs 90,000 crore worth of proposals were received in the last two months. There is hardly any company which has not shown interest to manufacture in India,” said Ajay Kumar, additional secretary in Ministry of Communications and IT.
Times of India — NEW DELHI: Opposing zero-rated plans of any type, Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) said such plans will harm online content and also allow telcos to discriminate certain web services over others. In its submissions to a Department of Telecom (DoT) report on net neutrality last week, IAMAI said it clearly and unambiguously opposed zero-rated plans of any type. Thursday was the last date to submit comments on the DoT report.
Want China Times — In a bid to boost Taiwan’s lackluster exports to Southeast Asia, the country’s Ministry of Economic Affairs is encouraging Taiwanese companies to invest more in India and Indonesia, where domestic demand is promising. Taiwan’s exports suffered an 11.9% year-on-year decline in July, dropping for the sixth consecutive month, while exports contracted 7.8% in the first seven months of the year.
India Times — After being tight lipped for a few months, Google has finally spoken in the matter of net neutrality in India and it seems to be a stern no. It has asked Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), which regulates Internet companies, to oppose zero rating. Zero Rating is a plan conceived by (cash rich) Internet operators in collaboration with telecome providers to offer apps and websites for free.
Times of India — BENGALURU: India has added new customers at the fastest rate for Amazon in its history of operations in multiple countries, the company’s head of international consumer business, Diego Piacentini, told TOI. India is also the second biggest investment country for the company after the US, he said, adding that India was key to Amazon’s future success.
Times of India — NEW DELHI: US-based taxi-hailing app Uber has signed an agreement with telecom major Bharti Airtel to offer free high-speed internet in its cabs across the country. Besides, Airtel will also become Uber’s official telecom partner across India by offering mobile, data and device plans to Uber driver-partners. The service, which has been launched in Mumbai, will soon be extended to other cities.
PRNewswire — SINGAPORE: Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications (RCOM), today announced the expansion of Singapore-India connectivity to a broader base of global enterprises and carriers. GCX will acquire capacity on the TIC cable between Singapore and Chennai, which will be extended across the seven Indian Capital Cities on GCX domestic network within India.
Times of India — BENGALURU: Flipkart is firming plans to phase out the commissions it charges merchants for selling on its online marketplace, hoping to enlist more of them, according to four people aware of the matter. It will instead urge sellers to advertise on its platform, for a fee. “The focus will be to push sellers to advertise on the platform and not compete on commissions,” a top Flipkart executive directly aware of the plan told ET. “The selling commission will become zero now,” a Flipkart executive in its seller management team said.
Times of India — NEW DELHI: There is widespread support for net neutrality on the government’s citizen engagement platform mygov.in where a majority of people have voiced their concerns against zero-rated plans. There are nearly 70,000 comments on the website with just a day to go before the end of the participative process and most of these seek unfettered and non-discriminatory access to the internet.
Times of India — BENGALURU: Government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative seems to have begun bearing fruits as 24.8% of the smartphones shipped in the country during the June quarter were made locally compared with 19.9% in preceding quarter, according to a report. According to the research firm CyberMedia Research, a total of 56.6 million handsets were shipped during the June quarter, of which smartphones comprised 43% (24.8 million units) of the volume.
Times of India — NEW DELHI: Smartphone prices in India may fall by 11% year-on-year in 2015 with demand for 4G devices capturing 6% of the smartphone unit demand, research firm GfK said. Besides, India would be the largest contributor to smartphone sales growth globally, it added. In the second quarter of 2015, global smartphone sales in value terms was up 7% year-on-year, while in volume terms, it grew 5% year-on-year, GfK said in a statement.
Times of India — BENGALURU: India was the fastest growing market for Dell last year, the first full year since the company went private. The growth was two times faster than in the second fastest growing market. And the growth did not come from a low base. India is Dell’s third largest market, after the US and China. Dell India MD Alok Ohrie told TOI that the company grew 30% in its fiscal year ended January 2015, compared to the year before.