Daily Archives: December 1, 2017

Microsoft to upgrade its Redmond headquarters

As part of a plan to overhaul its 500-acre campus in Redmond, Washington State, Microsoft will start a multi-year project in 2018 to create 18 new buildings, alongside new public spaces, transportation investments and sports fields. According to a report on The Verge, the updated campus will house 47,000 Microsoft employees that currently work at

Twitter rolls out data-friendly ‘Lite’ Android version in 24 countries

After a successful trial in the Philippines, Twitter is rolling out its data-friendly “Lite” Android version in 24 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Available in Google Play Store, Twitter “Lite” (under 3MB size) loads quickly on 2G and 3G networks and offers offline support in case users temporarily lose

India, a case study in digital financial inclusion: Telecom Minister

With over billion mobiles, 325 million broadband connections and 306 million new bank accounts, India has become a case study in digital financial inclusion, said Communications Minister Manoj Sinha on Thursday. “India is a leading case study of commitment to digital transformation and financial inclusion. The 500-million mobile connections in rural areas offers an opportunity

Samsung demonstrates 5G network on high-speed train

Samsung Electronics said on Friday that it has demonstrated the fifth-generation network on a high-speed train traveling over 100 kmph under a joint project with Japanese telecommunications operator KDDI. The two companies, which have been rolling out joint projects in the field since 2015, said they successfully observed data transmission speed of 1.7 Gbps in

Aircel-Maxis, INX Media cases: ED raiding Karti’s kin in Chennai, Kolkata

The Enforcement Directorate is searching the places belonging to the relatives of Karti Chidambaram, the son of former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, across Chennai and Kolkata, in connection with the alleged irregularities in the Aircel-Maxis and INX Media cases. In the INX Media case, alleged irregularities in the grant of Foreign

Don’t blame Jio for telcos’ losses: Mukesh Ambani to Sunil Mittal

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani Friday hit back at Bharti’s Sunil Mittal for blaming his telecom venture Jio for the industry’s losses, saying businesses must stop looking at regulators and governments to guarantee their profits. Calling Mittal a “friend”, he said profits and losses are risks businesses take and it is more important to find out if

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