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Reliance Communication to invest $ 5 billion in network expansion in 2008

With a view to extend its urban and rural coverage, Reliance Communication will invest $5 billion (Rs 20,000 crore) this year. The investment will help the company increase its urban coverage to 98 percent and rural reach to 67 percent.

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Asia will dominate WiMax market by 2013 - Research report

Asia will account for over half of all mobile WiMax subscribers by 2013, equating to over 40 million subscribers, according to Juniper Research.

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Decision to close factory results in anti-Nokia backlash in Germany

The Finnish mobile phone giant said on Tuesday it plans to close the factory in Bochum in the Ruhr industrial heartland and shift production to Romania where labour costs are lower. The closure will result in 2,300 job losses.

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Spectrum allocation to telecom players in India under CVC scrutiny

While DoT has been championing the cause of the present route, saying that it was difficult to treat unified access service licence (UASL) on par with fixed-line or mobile licences, most other wings of the government have supported adopting the auction route.

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Industry Leaders Collaborate to Introduce New Mobile Broadcast TV Technology Platform

Demonstrations and consumer trials in 2008 aim toward new mobile services, providing a potential multibillion dollar economic boost to broadcast TV and related industries

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USA.gov makes more public services available through mobile devices

US legislative information, including access to the Library of Congress' Thomas database, hit the mobile web courtesy of USA.gov.

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Mobile Based information Service launched by Singapore Government

The citizens can access important government information by sending an SMS to the number 74688. This will help the citizens on the move access government information as per their need.

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Indian government to review charges for mobile spectrum usage

India will review the share of revenue it levies from firms offering mobile services for the use of wireless spectrum as per the recommendations by the Telecom Tribunal

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China formulates national standard for mobile TV

Of the different mobile TV standards available in China, the CMMB, DMB-TH, T-MMB and CDMB standards are currently supported by SARFT; while the TD-MBMS and CMB standards are supported by the Department of Telecom

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Google prepares to bid for spectrum auction in US

Google said it would file its application to bid on the valuable 700-megahertz spectrum, which is being vacated by television networks as they convert their signals to digital

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Mobile Operators in India resort to RTI act to settle spectrum allocation issues

Incumbent mobile operators and applicants for new licences have found a new weapon to fight their rivals on the contentious issue of licensing and spectrum allocation: the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

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India and its neighbouring countries to cooperate on ICT connectivity

These networks will be established and operated through the public-private partnership with a strong focus on entrepreneurship development.

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3G services by middle of 2008 - Indian IT Minister

Indian IT minister promises the release of additional spectrum for 2G and 3G services my end of 2007

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Global VC Seminar on Mobile Government by eDTG of The World Bank

The seminar will be held during e-GovWorld 2007 scheduled for November 29-30,2007

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Cisco unveils Mobile Government Solutions for state & local governments and municipalities in USA

Cisco® unveiled its Cisco Mobile Government solution, including partners and an integrated suite of products and applications at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in US

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Vodafone to spend $2billion annually to tap Indian telecom market

British cellular giant Vodafone plans to spend $2 billion annually to make inroads into the rapidly growing Indian telecom market, Chief Executive Arun Sarin said Monday.

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New telecom players line up to tap growing Indian market

India is soon going to emerge as the second biggest mobile market only after China with broadband being another area that will witness massive growth due to increase in Internet usage

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Mobiles for mapping - Nokia's new initiative adds to the usability of the device

Nokia, the world's largest maker of mobile phones, made a huge play for this emerging technology by agreeing to buy Chicago-based digital mapmaker Navteq Corp. for $8.1 billion

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SMS services for Indian farmers by Reuters

Reuters Group Plc rolled out a service on Monday to bring commodity prices, crop and weather data to Indian farmers via mobile phone

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UK to lead pan European e-Identity program

The three year pilot project with a funding of 13 million ponds will cover 13 European countries to test interoperability of several e-Identity systems.

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