Tata Sky to file fresh application against TRAI’s implementation of new regulatory framework from 3 July

Direct to home (DTH) operator Tata Sky is most likely to file an application against Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) press release dated 3 July informing about the implementation of tariff order, interconnection regulations, and quality of service (QoS) norms. The DTH operator had earlier filed a contempt petition against the TRAI’s press release. […]

Tata Projects bags Rs 30 billion Bharat Net project in Chhattisgarh

Tata projects Limited on Thursday said its ‘Smart Cities Business Unit’ has been awarded Bharat Net project worth Rs 30.57 billion in Chhattisgarh. According to a company press release, the project involves laying of Optical Fibre Network that follows ring architecture with Internet Protocol – Multi Protocol Label Switching (IP-MPLS) technology. Conceived under the Digital […]

Times Now exits UK TV market to focus on digital

Times Network-owned English news channel Times Now has exited the UK TV market earlier this week as it looks to digital to grow its presence in the market. UK is the second most important for Indian broadcasters after the US. The country has a large Indian diaspora which makes it a lucrative foreign market for […]

Russia’s telecoms security push hits snag – it needs foreign help

Russian telecoms operators will have to use foreign technology to comply with a law on storing data, two industry sources with knowledge of the matter said, even though Vladimir Putin told his government to ensure local companies produced the equipment. The law requires operators to store the content of users’ phone calls and text messages […]

Reliance Jio to roll-out wired broadband service ‘JioGigaFiber’ from 15 Aug

After disrupting the telecom sector, Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio is all set to disrupt the wired broadband market with the launch of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband service ‘JioGigaFiber’. Addressing the Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) AGM, the company’s chairman Mukesh Ambani revealed that the broadband service will roll-out from 15 August across 1,100 cities simultaneously. The service […]

Facebook bots label US Declaration of Independence as hate speech

Facebook has apologised after its content-filtering algorithms flagged the US Declaration of Independence as a hate speech. Parts of the document was flagged as “hate speech” by Facebook bots after a Liberty, Texas-based newspaper, the Liberty County Vindicator, posted on Facebook “small bites” from the Declaration in the lead up to the country’s Independence Day […]