Daily Archives: May 2, 2018

Draft of new telecom policy shows fibre is a priority: Morgan Stanley

Brokerage firm Morgan Stanley said the draft of the new telecom policy has provided for increased fibre rollouts, additional spectrum that will quicken 4G/ 5G spread, simplified regulatory framework, made provisions for local manufacturing and aims bring in comprehensive data protection regime. The telecom department on Wednesday unveiled the broad contours of the next telecom

No language barrier: Facebook adds real time translations to Messenger

Facebook on Tuesday gave its popular Messenger app the ability to translate missives in real time, deploying artificial intelligence to enable text conversations between people using different languages. Messenger has become a tool for businesses to connect with customers, and the ability to converse with customers in a variety of languages could help bump up

Amazon makes formal bid to buy 60% stake in Flipkart: Reports

US online retail giant Amazon has made a formal offer to buy a 60 per cent stake in India’s leading e-commerce marketplace Flipkart, according to a report by CNBC TV18 which cited sources. Amazon’s offer to acquire a majority stake in Flipkart comes at a time when rival Walmart is close to completing a $12

Cut in levies, fast NTP implementation key to $100 bn investment: COAI

Cutting telecom levies to below 10 per cent and speedy implementation of the proposed new telecom policy will be crucial for attracting USD 100 billion investment as envisaged in the NTP draft, COAI said today. The government last evening released the draft of the new telecom policy (NTP) – ‘National Digital Communications Policy 2018′ —