Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran is about to face a trial as CBI has lodged a case against him saying that he together with his brother Kalanithi Maran received bribe from Malaysia-based Maxis. It is believed that the bribe had some sort of link with Maxi’s accusation of Aircel for $800 million.
Recently, the China Internet Network Information Center has revealed that there is a tremendous increase, roughly 209%, in the number of Chinese micro-blog users where more than 195 million Chinese registered on micro-blog website by the end of June.
According to reports, Sina Corp, one of China's chief Internet portals, recently claimed that after the organization’s huge investment spent in its highly popular micro blogging service, Weibo, the portal’s net profit was recorded with a dropdown of 60%.
According to some reports, after two years, Indian telecom sector, including Bharti, announced that they would be increasing their call rates.
The report also claimed that after China, with more than 850 million mobile links in the mobile phone market, India acquired the second position.
On Friday, the British telecom major, Vodafone group, has announced that its Indian arm has managed to make a significant 9% growth in revenue at 1.03 billion pounds, during the first quarter ended June 30, 2011 and claimed that a 30% increase in customer base, stabilizing mobile voice pricing in the market and a 70% growth in data revenue has contributed enough to boost the increase.
Undoubtedly, Bharti Airtel is India's largest mobile services operator but soon this largest operator will be splitting its businesses into two broad verticals, reason being stated as a part of a restructuring exercise for its India and South Asia operations by the company.
The UK based communication offerings and services provider company, BT, has launched its New Delhi Technology showcase facility to enhance service delivery capabilities to back multinational companies who have reserved a secure place for their business in Indian market and in rest of the region as well to help Indian corporations operate in other parts of the world.
Spice Mobility Ltd has declared that it will make an investment of Rs 1,000 crore during the existing fiscal in a bid to relocate itself as a mobile Internet company.
At the present time, the company is principally centered on the mobile phone section.
Under the novel plan, Spice will combine all its different sections comprising mobile devices, retail outlets and value-added services into one.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will shortly forward 18 more show-cause notices to telecommunication firms for not meeting up service rollout conditions.
DoT secretary R Chandrashekhar stated, "Two notices have already been issued and 18 more will be issued soon for cancellation of licences for not meeting rollout obligations."
Telecommunications, under public interest in recent months because of the 2G scam, has been selected as the second most corruption-prone section in the country after realty and building.
This has been declared by a survey carried out by KPMG.