Reliance arm offers access to Amazon web services

IndiaIndia TV News — Mumbai:  Reliance Communications’ arm Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) on Friday announced a direct access to Amazon web services via its cloud platform. “Using our Cloud X Fusion, businesses can take advantage of our enterprise grade connectivity from 90 countries to connect their on-premise environment into an Amazon web services port over our global infrastructure,” GCX chief executive Bill Barney said in a statement here.

http://www.indiatvnews.com/business/india/reliance-arm-offers-access-to-amazon-web-services-19584.html

RCom enterprise arm launches direct access to AWS via GCX’s Cloud X Fusion

IndiaEconomic Times — NEW DELHI: Reliance Communications’ enterprise arm, Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has launched a direct access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) via GCX’s Cloud X Fusion in Sydney, with the ability to establish additional interconnections across multiple locations and offer enterprise customers fast, flexible access to the cloud.

http://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/enterprise/enterprise-services/rcom-enterprise-arm-launches-direct-access-to-aws-via-gcxs-cloud-x-fusion/48296260

BSNL to set up 40,000 Wi-Fi hotspots, invest Rs 6,000 crore

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: State-run telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) will invest Rs 6,000 crore over the next three years to set up some 40,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the country, its chairman-cum-managing director Anupam Shrivastava has said.  “We are now thinking of rolling out Wi-Fi hotspot through capital expenditure model also. We are in the process of having our tender ready. We will be floating our tender and put our own equipment. We will be doing everything,” Shrivastava told IANS in an interview.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/BSNL-to-set-up-40000-Wi-Fi-hotspots-invest-Rs-6000-crore/articleshow/48281699.cms

Google can now translate English signs to Hindi

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: Technology giant Google has introduced a new update to its Translate app that will allow visual translation from English to Hindi and 19 other languages, a move aimed at strengthening its translation and transliteration offerings.  Using the app, users need to click on the camera option, and point it at the text like street signs, ingredient lists or instruction manual that needs to be translated and the same will be translated in languages like Hindi, Thai, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch and Filipino.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Google-can-now-translate-English-signs-to-Hindi/articleshow/48279304.cms

Samsung holds first developer summit for Tizen in India

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: Over 1,000 developers participated in the Tizen Developer Summit in Bengaluru, being held in India for the first time. The annual global event backed by Samsung Electronics and Tizen Association, assists local app and platform developers to understand the technology behind the Tizen platform, app development, porting, and monetization through the Tizen Store.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Samsung-holds-first-developer-summit-for-Tizen-in-India/articleshow/48283139.cms

Operators Alone Not Responsible For Call Drops – Assocham, from IN

IndiaRTN Asia — Expressing concern over steadily deteriorating situation with regard to call drops in mobile networks, ASSOCHAM today pointed out it is unfair to put the blame on the operators only since many of the critical factors causing the problem are not within the control of the telecom industry.

http://rtn.asia/t-t/13566/operators-alone-not-responsible-for-call-drops-assocham

India is critical to Telenor’s global portfolio

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: Uninor may have faced existential challenges in India but all those are behind and the telecom operator is looking to grow its presence in the country through sharing and trading of airwaves, said Jon Fredrik Baksaas, outgoing CEO of the company’s Norwegian parent Telenor.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/India-is-critical-to-Telenors-global-portfolio/articleshow/48266035.cms

NIIT Brings ‘Cloud Campus’ E-Learning To China

IndiaRTN Asia — NIIT has launched its remote or e-learning service in China, with support for Mandarin. China is one of NIIT’s biggest markets, and Cloud Campus is a solution that enables remote learning. The solution enables students to learn from the best teachers irrespective of their geographical location. They can also get hands-on practice through lab exercises in machine rooms at the NIIT centers.

http://rtn.asia/t-t/13513/niit-brings-cloud-campus-e-learning-to-china

Telcos seek time to gather resources for 700MHz auction

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: Telecom service providers have called for an auction of airwaves in the fourth-generation band of 700Mhz, but after two years so there would be enough time to prepare and the ecosystem to mature. Industry executives said they wanted time to make their business strategy to play in a fairly new band. They expect the 700MHz band to be very expensive to buy, further straining the books of telecom operators who are sitting on about Rs 3 lakh crore of debt.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Telcos-seek-time-to-gather-resources-for-700MHz-auction/articleshow/48248339.cms

Huawei Kicks Off Open IT Ecosystem For Finance Industry

ChinaHuawei plans to partner with financial services providers including Acenture, Deloitte, First Data and Infosys to promote the the adoption by the banking industry of open-standards and cloud-based technologies comparable to those used by Internet start-ups. “Internet companies have achieved great success by deploying cloud computing and open architecture,” Huawei stated.

http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/cloud/datacenter/huawei-it-finance-173377

Flipkart raises Rs 4,500 crore in fresh funding

IndiaTimes of India — BENGALURU: Flipkart has closed a funding round of $700 million (Rs 4,500 crore) at a valuation of $15 billion, scooping up capital for the first time this year as the battle for dominance in the Indian online retail market heats up. Existing investors including Steadview Capital participated in the latest fundraise, said two people aware of the development.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Flipkart-raises-Rs-4500-crore-in-fresh-funding/articleshow/48247266.cms

Next spectrum auctions likely in 2016, from IN

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is planning another bumper auction of telecom spectrum that may even surpass record sales in March. Likely to be held early next year, this will include frequencies in the 2G, 3G and 4G bands. Spectrum in the prized 700MHz band for 4G may also be on offer for the first time ever. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Next-spectrum-auctions-likely-in-2016/articleshow/48234946.cms

Reliance to roll out 4G service in December

IndiaTimes of India — MUMBAI: India’s diversified major Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) will roll out its ambitious 4G mobile-cum-broadband service Jio in December through 1,000 retail stores, a senior company official said. “We will start extensive beta testing of our telecom infrastructure, including network across the country in the ensuing weeks to commence operations in December,” RIL chief financial officer V. Srikanth told reporters here on Saturday.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Reliance-to-roll-out-4G-service-in-December/articleshow/48231937.cms

The Age of IoT has Begun, from IN

IndiaAsia Outlook Mag — Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, has launched a major new global study looking at the impact of IoT technologies across a wide range of industry sectors around the world. The TCS Global Trend study on IoT, which surveyed 795 executives from large multinationals, has identified the huge potential for revenue increases from IoT, while also highlighting the significant challenges that lie ahead for businesses transitioning to the new model.

http://www.asiaoutlookmag.com/news/the-age-of-iot-has-begun

Open Source Rising As Cloud Computing, Analytics Take Off – Wipro Study

IndiaRTN Asia — Open source software has become a critical driver for innovation at leading companies and public-sector organizations around the world, according to a new research report produced by Oxford Economics in partnership with Wipro Limited. The report, The Open Source Era, also shows that open source software is essential to the use of other cutting-edge technologies and that open source methodologies have spread far beyond software development.

http://rtn.asia/t-t/13351/open-source-rising-as-cloud-computing-analytics-take-off-study

Amazon’s next big task: Winning the Indian market

IndiaAmazon beat Q2 earnings expectations Thursday afternoon, sending the stock sky-rocketing. Growth in Amazon Web Services, the company’s profitable cloud computing business, soaked up much of the spotlight on the company’s subsequent earnings call, but there was one other topic that investors and analysts kept bringing up: India.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Amazons-next-big-task-Winning-the-Indian-market/articleshow/48213489.cms

Amazon to Build Cloud Data Centers in India

IndiaDatacenter Knowledge — Amazon Web Services announced plans to build cloud data centers in India in 2016. Amazon already has a sizable customer base inside the country being served out of other AWS regions, but the company will build new data centers to better serve local customers with better performance, as well as to appease any data-sovereignty needs some organizations may have.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/06/30/amazon-to-build-cloud-data-centers-in-india/

TRAI: Don’t blame mobile operators for call drops

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: The telecom regulator appears to have absolved telecom companies for the increasing instances of call drops, citing instead radiation fears and local laws as the biggest reasons carriers are unable to put up adequate cell sites, which are key to providing quality services.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/TRAI-Dont-blame-mobile-operators-for-call-drops/articleshow/48202025.cms

Reliance Jio may sell own-branded 4G phones

IndiaTimes of India — MUMBAI: Reliance Jio, the soon-to-be- launched telecom and content business of Reliance Industries, may sell its own branded 4G-enabled handsets when it commercially starts operations by December.  “We are in discussions with all the leading handset makers for RelJio launch. Already, our retail arm ReConnect sells over 100 electronic products, including mobile handsets now.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Reliance-Jio-may-sell-own-branded-4G-phones/articleshow/48211843.cms

Panasonic eyes smartphones for revenue growth in India

JapanTimes of India — NEW DELHI: Japanese electronics corporation Panasonic’s India arm was looking to ramp up revenues via the handset business at a time when growth in different verticals of consumer durables have slowed down, a top company official said. The firm, which just did a business of Rs 700 crores last year from its handset business, is looking to close this year at Rs 2,000 crore.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Panasonic-eyes-smartphones-for-revenue-growth-in-India/articleshow/48214377.cms