Daily Archives: August 2, 2017

Dish TV adopts TRAI tariff order; to offer channels on a la carte

Leading direct-to-home (DTH) player Dish TV has adopted the new tariff order of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) partly, in order to offer its subscribers a greater choice in selecting the channels they want to watch. The DTH company has launched ‘Mera Apna Pack’, wherein subscribers can curate their choice of channels. It

Saudi Arabia to pay two state firms $1.14 bln for broadband rollout

Saudi Arabia will pay two state firms 4.26 billion riyals ($1.14 billion) to roll out fibre optic broadband to 2 million locations, the companies said on Wednesday. Saudi Telecom Co (STC) will be paid about 2.7 billion riyals in “financial support” as part of its agreement with Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology,

IMG report on telcos’ financial woes likely in 20 days: Manoj Sinha

The Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) examining the financial stress in the telecom sector is expected to submit its report in 20 days, union minister Manoj Sinha said today. Acknowledging that the telecom sector is going through financial stress, he said action would be taken on the basis of the report. During the Question Hour in the

Cyber attacks on India minimum, but government alert: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Cyber attacks on India is “minimum”, but the government has taken a number of steps for protection of the Indian cyber-space with proper synergies with all monitoring agencies, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. As per the information reported to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERTIn), a total of 65 incidents involving ransomware

Mastercard working on low-cost payment tech to boost digital India drive

Leading global payments company Mastercard is working closely with the Indian government and industry to drive low cost payment technologies and popularise the country’s digitisation programme, a top company official has said. “To date, there are more than 300,000 merchants who have deployed Bharat QR, the world’s first globally inter-operable payments solution,” said Ajay Bhalla,

Cloud-focused R&D key to our success story in India: Adobe

Last year has been phenomenal for Adobe in the country and one of the key differentiators contributing to the success is the role played by Adobe India’s R&D division that is creating top-of-the-line intellectual property, a top company executive has said. The global software giant has a massive set-up in India, with over 5,200 employees

735 social media URLs, 596 websites blocked till June 2017

The government has blocked 735 social media links and 596 websites, including those of groups and sites “engaged in flaring up anti-India sentiments”, Parliament was informed today. “In the present year, till June 2017… 735 social media URLs and 596 websites have been blocked, including those of social media networking groups and websites engaged in

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to grow 10.2% in 2017: Gartner

Global semiconductor capital spending is expected to increase 10.2% in 2017 to $77.7 billion, Gartner said on Wednesday. The growth rate is higher than previous quarter’s forecast of 1.4% owing to continued investment in memory which is driving spending in wafer-level equipment. However, the spending is projected to come down to $73.2 billion by 2020.