Vodafone India has announced rate cuts in its 2G data plans in a bid to promote mobile internet among its subscribers by as much as 80% thereby brining the rates down to 2p/10kb from 10p/10kb.
Government of India has directed telecom providers in India to capture location details of their subscribers as a part of call data records (CDR) starting mid- 2014, according to a Department of Telecommunications (DoT) directive obtained by Parity News.
Government of India started rolling out, rather quietly, a project last month through which it will have access to everything that happens over the telecommunications links in India – be it phone calls, text messages, online activity, and even social media interactions.
Officials over in the US have told the Indian Government that they will not be able to serve summons to the executives of companies like Google and Facebook because they are not convinced that the content hosted on these sites can cause violence and that these summons impact “free speech principles".
Commuters of Indian Railway will soon be able to access free Wi-Fi Internet in express trains if the US $1.1 million pilot project is successful it has been revealed.
The Indian Government has given up on the $35 Aakash – the tablet which was once known as India’s weapon to bridge the gap of digital divide, by insisting that it’s not the hardware that matters but, the ability of enabling students is what counts.
Eric Schmidt has warned that India may very well miss the Internet revolution completely for the want of proper infrastructure and advancement in technology.
Telenor, a Norwegian Telecom company operating in India, expects to break even by the end of 2013, said one of the top officials of the company.
The Department of Telecommunication (DoT), India is deliberating whether it should grant a ‘domestic manufacturer’ status to Huawei, ZTE which are otherwise considered as risk to the nation’s security.
The Indian Government has decided it won’t be using telecom equipments from international vendors and has barred all such foreign companies from participating in the US$3.8 billion national optical fiber network (NOFN) project.