Daily Archives: May 9, 2017

PowerGrid gets unified licence to offer telecom services

State-owned Power Grid Corporation has been granted unified licence with national long distance and Internet service provider authorisation to provide telecom services. The power transmission utility provides its telecom towers and optical fibre cable infrastructure (for Internet services) to service providers and other firms for commercial use. This is a separate segment of revenue for

Cyberattacks on government sector doubled in 2016: NTT Global

The number of cyberattacks on the government sector globally doubled to 14% in 2016 as per the latest edition of Executive’s Guide to the NTT Security 2017 Global Threat Intelligence Report. The report is based on data collected by NTT Security and other group companies including Dimension Data from 3.5 trillion security logs, 6.2bn attempted

Free internet connection to 20 lakh poor families in Kerala

CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala is planning to provide free internet connections to 20 lakh poor families in the state. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the state assembly in a written reply that the initiative is being implemented under the new optic fibre pathway, ‘Kerala Fibre Optic Network’ (K-FON). “Kerala government is planning to launch