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Videocon Telecom aims at Rs. 2,500 cr revenue by next fiscal

Videocon Telecom aims to generate Rs. 2,500 crore revenue by 2014-15 fiscal from the four circles it operates in. The company has spectrum in seven circles, but offers services only in Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh/Chattisgarh and Gujarat circles.

NTT DoCoMo may sell out its 26% stake in Tata Tele

Japanese telecom major NTT DOCOMO, may exit pan-India telecom service provider Tata Teleservices, by selling its 26% equity in the company.

BSNL, MTNL working to offer free roaming for their customers

Under the agreement signed today both the state-run firms have agreed to share their IT and other infrastructure required to jointly serve enterprise customers. The are also working on mechanisms to gradually waive off roaming charges.

DoT to sell spectrum in January, targets revenues of Rs. 11,000 cr

The department of telecom (DoT) will conduct the third round of spectrum auction by January and expects to garner a minimum revenue of about Rs. 11,000 crore this fiscal, secretary MF Farooqui said on Tuesday.

Soon, move cities but retain your cell number

Following Trai's recommendations issued on Wednesday that full mobile number portability should be implemented throughout the country within six months, users will soon be allowed to retain their numbers even when they shift from one service area to another.

Twitter’s IPO filing will be made public this week

Twitter Inc plans to make its initial public offering (IPO) filing public this week, news website Quartz reported onSunday, citing a person familiar with the social media network’s plan.

Not as black as it’s painted

If you feel saturated with the Android smartphones flooding the market, or yearn for the old QWERTY keyboard and an efficient email ecosystem, BB is still a viable option

LG launches flagship G2 smartphone at `41,500 to take on competition

Weeks after a successful global launch, LG on Monday launched its flagship smartphone G2 in India as it seeks to beef up the competition in the ultra-premium category that has so far been dominated by smartphones from Samsung and Apple.

Airtel, RCom cut mobile data rates, reach villages

Millions of Indians are waking up to using the Internet on their mobile handsets thanks to recent price cuts in data plans by leading operators such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and RCom - and easy-use schemes that encourage trial consumption. The one-rupee trick pays off

Alcatel-Lucent to cut 10,000 jobs, Asia affected

Telecom-equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent is to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide to reduce costs by 15% within two years and focus on new technologies, it announced on Tuesday.

Vodafone to acquire 100% in Indian arm

British telecom giant Vodafone Plc is set to apply to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) to raise its stake in its Indian arm to 100% from the current 74% at an estimated cost of $2.8 billion (about Rs. 17,304 crore). HT reports. Dialling India 

Telcos work briskly to restore links hit by Cyclone Phailin

The telecom operators’ association — Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) — said on Monday that companies have mobilised resources to restore communication facilities to victims of the Cyclone Phailin that has severely affected the telecom networks of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

Vodafone may bring in more than $2 bn investment, says Sibal

British telecom giant Vodafone has indicated to government that it would invest more than $2 billion to increase its stake in Indian arm to 100%. Vodafone entered the Indian market in 2007 by acquiring Hutchison's entire stake in Hutchison Essar joint venture for about $11 billion.

3G auction soon, M&A guidelinesby Nov 1: Sibal

The government could hold another round of 3G spectrum auction, and much-awaited guidelines for telecom mergers and acquisition (M&A) will be out in about two weeks, telecom minister Kapil Sibal said on Tuesday.

Can Yahoo’s CEO beef up ad revenue?

Three weeks ago, Yahoo Inc’s chief executive Marissa Mayer strode into a Manhattan hotel and was greeted like a rock star by hundreds of advertising executives who snapped pictures as she sat down for an interview with journalist Charlie Rose.

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