Bharti Airtel seems to be passing through bad times. Department of telecommunications (DoT) is likely to impose a fine of Rs.
650 crore on the company for violating licence norms in a 2003 case. HT
Illegal interception of phone calls, often practised by private sleuths to help their clients, could cost them dear. The government is likely to impose a hefty financial penalty of Rs. 2 crore on such illegal tapping — a 200-fold jump from the current Rs. 100,000. Manoj Gairola reports.
The issue of spectrum re-farming which may lead to telecom operators like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular bearing high costs will be placed before the next meeting of empowered croup of ministers (EGoM).
It was a big shock for Vinay Tyagi, a Delhi-based executive, when he recently recharged his prepaid mobile phone. He got only 86 minutes of talk time on a recharge of Rs. 100 instead of 100 minutes that he used to get earlier. Manoj Gairola reports. Why you will pay more
Bharti Infotel Ltd has been directed by a consumer forum in New Delhi to pay Rs. 50,000 as compensation to a customer for making threatening calls to pay Internet bills which were raised despite his request for disconnection of the service.
A unit of the CAG has slammed the recent spectrum auctions, saying private companies acted as a cartel while the government was lax in implementing and supervising the process in the wake of the 2G scam. Manoj Gairola
I confess I am confused. What exactly is Google supposed to do?
It is not every day that US broadcasting giant ABC starts a service similar to a dime-size competitor it took to court earlier.
Studies indicate that around 50% users who access the internet on their mobile phones are lax about security. Over the last year, close to 72% corporate and individual users faced cyber attacks on their phones. Vivek Sinha
reports. Smartphones vs smarter virus?
The government’s Rs. 20,000-crore project to provide high-speed broadband in 200,000 villages across India has finally taken off. Manoy Gairola reports.
Nobody knows which was the first app to be downloaded from Apple’s iPhone App Store on 11 July 2008, but the total number of downloads passed 50 billion on Wednesday, signifying the rapid growth of a business created by the explosive spread of smartphones over the past five years.
Nokia will continue to bank on Windows operating system for its smartphones under the lower-priced Asha and premium-end Lumia series as it seeks to emerge as a credible competitor to smartphones manufactured by Apple and Samsung, chief executive Stephen Elop said on Thursday. Vivek Sinha reports.
Reliance Industries is betting on the digital sector as one of growth verticals of its retail business, which crossed the Rs.
10,000 crore turnover milestone in the 2012-13 fiscal.
Target Corp is rolling out Cartwheel, a service that combines social networking and discounts, the latest attempt by a US retailer to lure shoppers into its physical stores rather than seeing them buy from online rivals.
Equipments made by the firms are being tested after Pentagon report on Chinese cyber espionage. Manoj Gairola reports.