Daily Archives: May 8, 2017

Cognizant’s Chennai techies seek legal shield ahead of mass layoffs: Report

Indian techies and information technology (IT) workers have been feeling the squeeze for some time now with disruption in the sector, global headwinds and tightening visa norms forcing IT majors, domestic and international, to prune their workforces. However, a group of IT professionals from Chennai has decided to fight back. They are seeking legal options

Saudi Telecom signs fibre optic broadband agreement

Saudi Telecom Co (STC) said on Sunday it has signed an agreement with the government of Saudi Arabia to provide high-speed fibre optic broadband services. The project is expected to cost around 7.3 billion riyals ($1.95 billion), connecting 1.3 million housing units with fibre optic lines, the company said in a bourse statement. STC will

Facebook does a Netflix, to debut in premium TV shows next month

Facebook is making a debut in premium television and developing around 24 shows that will be premiered in mid-June, media reports said. There will be both long duration shows on the pattern of ‘House of Cards’ and also 5-10 minutes shows that will be added to Facebook app’s video tab daily, Business Insider reported on

Trai wants FDI in Indian telecom sector to grow

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is aiming at increasing foreign direct investment (FDI) and facilitating speedier mandatory clearances for companies that could give a big leg up to ‘ease of doing business’ in the telecom sector. “We are looking forward to make business process easier by eliminating multiple clearance process that will also

Alcatel launches entry-level Pixi 4 phablet for Rs 9,100

Alcatel on Monday launched an entry-level, six-inch phablet packed with polaroid software for the Indian consumers at Rs 9,100. Following the success of PIXI series, the 4G, VoLTE-enabled PIXI 4 (6) phablet houses speakers enhanced by French software company Arkamys. “Looking at affordability of data packages and availability of video content on demand, we expect