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Mobile towers near prison centers: SC issues notice to Rajasthan Govt.

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Rajasthan Government over removing mobile towers within a distance of 500 metres of prison centers. The state government has been asked to reply within four weeks. The Rajasthan Government had directed to remove all mobile towers within a distance of 500 metres of prison offices

Reliance Communications shares, bonds plunge as losses, debt woes mount

Indian mobile carrier Reliance Communications Ltd saw its shares and bonds plunge on Monday after it posted a fiscal fourth-quarter loss and its first-ever full-year loss over the weekend, sparking renewed fear about its heavy debt load. In a detailed report released on Monday, the company that is attempting to tackle its debt issues by

Apple Inc opens its first official store in Singapore

Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store in Singapore today, drawing hundreds of excited fans to the swanky two-storey site in the city’s upmarket shopping district. Located on the affluent Orchard Road, the new shop — easily distinguished by its iconic glass facade — is expected to be one of the most popular Apple stores

Jio threat: Airtel now offers 1,000 GB free data on select broadband plans

Bharti Airtel is currently offering 1,000 GB extra broadband data to customers on select broadband plans. The ‘Bonus’ offer is currently active on Airtel web portal and can be availed of by new and existing customers who enrolled for Bharti Airtel broadband services on or after 16 May. Last week, the company refreshed its broadband

Qualcomm tells court to force Apple to pay up

Chip manufacturer Qualcomm has asked a US court to force Apple to pay up royalties for phone patents owned by Qualcomm. Apple has stopped paying royalties to contract manufacturers for phone patents owned by Qualcomm over an “unresolved issue” — a move that will hit the US-chip maker’s financial results. In a court filing, Qualcomm

BSNL launches satellite phone service

State-owned BSNL today started satellite phone service through INMARSAT which will be initially offered to government agencies and later opened for others citizen in phased manner. The service will cover areas where no networks are present and will be provided by INMARSAT which has 14 satellites. Agencies handling disasters, state police, railways, Border Security Force

Nokia keen to participate in Telangana Fibre-grid project

Finnish firm Nokia has evinced interest in participating Telangana’s Fibre-grid programme. A delegation led by IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao, who is on a tour to the United States of America, yesterday interacted with top leadership of major global corporations including Nokia, an official release said here today. “Minister K T Rama

Ericsson sees growth in biz despite tough times for telcos

Despite ongoing troubles faced by telcos on account of competitive pressures, Swedish major Ericsson today said the high demand for data will force operators to keep on investing in network. “We expect the mobile broadband traffic to grow multifold. The networks have to be geared up to cater to that traffic with as little opex

No bad blood: Apple, Nokia settle patent dispute; sign new deal

Nokia has settled its legal battle with Apple with a new patent licence agreement and also signed a business deal with the U.S. giant, surprising investors who had expected the dispute to drag on. The companies said on Tuesday that Nokia would receive an upfront cash payment and additional revenues from Apple starting from the