BSNL open to allocate airwaves in 2500 Mhz band for Google’s balloon project

State-owned telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) is open to allocating spectrum in the 2500 Mhz band for Google’s ambitious Project Loon technology that aims to offer connectivity via helium-filled balloons floating on stratosphere. Google’s Loon pilot is aimed to showcase connectivity in India’s rural and remote areas which lack telecom infrastructure, and has


Microsoft invests in companies to expand internet access globally

Microsoft has largely stood by as other technology giants like Facebook and Google have begun work on grand plans for balloons, satellites, drones, simplified apps and even bicycle hot spots to deliver Internet access to the 4 billion or so people around the world who are not yet online. The venerable software company, still best


Lawsuit filed seeking transparency in US’ H-1B visa lottery

Two top American immigration- related advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit against the federal government seeking transparency into the lottery process of H-1B work visas, the most sought after for IT professionals, particularly those from India. The lawsuit has been filed by American Immigration Council and American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) against Department of Homeland


Dish TV India Q4 net profit jumps 14-fold to Rs 483 cr

DTH service provider Dish TV India today reported nearly 14-fold jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 482.77 crore for the March quarter on account of deferred tax expense of Rs 402.90 crore. The company had posted a net profit of Rs 34.94 crore for the January-March period of 2014-15 fiscal. Dish TV’s net income