Telecom

Bulgaria’s first communications satellite launched into orbit

Bulgaria’s first geostationary communications satellite has been launched into space, operator Bulsatcom said in a statement on Saturday. The BulgariaSat-1 satellite, which will provide television and communication services to Europe and North Africa, was launched by SpaceX from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1910 GMT on Friday. The satellite could be also used

IT

BlackBerry misses first-quarter forecasts, shares slide as services sales fall

BlackBerry Ltd posted first-quarter sales figures that missed analysts’ forecasts due to an unexpected drop in its high-margin software and professional services sales, pushing its shares down as much as 13 percent in trade before midday. The news troubled investors because growth in software sales, which is at the heart of Chief Executive John Chen’s

BPO

Tata Consultancy Services sets up Business Process Service Centre in Patna

Under India BPO Promotion Scheme Tata Consultancy Services has set up a Business Process Service centre in Patna under the India BPO Promotion Scheme, envisaged under Digital India Programme to leverage IT Industry’s growth to create new opportunities for India’s talent and drive inclusive growth. The TCS Centre in Patna is one of the three

Broadcasting

Quality of video streaming experience affects viewers’ loyalty to OTT services: Study

Lower quality of video resolution affects viewers’ engagement with the subscription Video-on-Demand (SVOD) brands and also effects their loyalty to over-the-Top (OTT) video streaming service, according to a joint study by Akamai Technologies and Sensum. The findings suggest that engagement decreases almost 20 percent due to poor quality of video streaming. “Service providers cannot take

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