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Expert plumps for pre-paid telecom charging
THERE are compelling reasons why charging for telecom usage needs to be fully migrated to a pre-paid basis. Unlike electricity, water and gas services, telecom service usage can be controlled and measured at the service provider's premises. ... More

Concern over `tolerance of VSNL curbs' — US wants India to allow better bandwidth access
EVEN as an agreement has been signed between Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL) and Flag Telecom Ltd, regarding access to international bandwidth capacity on the former's networks, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has raised concern at ... More

BPL Mobile trying to regain lost ground in TN
BPL Mobile, the first to offer mobile telephony in Tamil Nadu circle (excluding Chennai city) but which allowed its competitors to over take it, is now trying to cover the lost space by making additional investments to ramp up capacity. The ... More

BPL Mobile plans to invest Rs 1,000 cr to expand network
BPL Mobile, which operates in four cellular circles in the country, plans to invest about Rs 1,000 crore during the current fiscal to ramp up capacity. The company, which has around 1.9 million subscribers, expects to nearly double its ... More

Rediff rides high on Nasdaq, thanks to Yahoo alliance
AMERICAN depository shares (securities of a non-US company traded on an American stock exchange) of India Ltd are on a bull run on Nasdaq following the recent alliance with Yahoo! India. Rediff's ADS (shares issues by companies in ... More

US army takes on Microsoft for sending software gifts
Microsoft has recently decided to suspend till 2006 its earlier decision to taper off support for the older Windows versions, including Windows 98, Windows 98 (Second Edition) and Windows ME. This volte face, analysts say, is attributable to the comp any's fear that users of the older Windows versions reluctant to upgrade may be tempted to try out options like Linux if support was discontinued. More

2 software tech parks coming up in West Bengal
TWO new software technology parks will be commissioned in West Bengal by the first week of May. While one will be located in the industrial township of Durgapur, the other will be located at Kharagpur. This was stated by Dr G.D. Gautama, ... More

`It's win-win deal for IBM-Daksh'
`Sprint accounts for at least one third of the revenue for Daksh. On the other hand, Daksh's strength lies in its role as a dominant service provider of offshore customer support to Sprint.' More

Will DoT sops trigger better call centre services?
WITH the Department of Telecommunications recently allowing the use of common infrastructure for both domestic as well as international business processing outfits, it is hoped that this will improve the standard of domestic call centre services. ... More

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