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RIL to invest Rs 50 bn in Bengal; to get 100% Jio coverage by Dec: Ambani

RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday announced Rs 50 billion investment in expanding telecom and petro-retail businesses in West Bengal and said his company is exploring the possibility of setting up a manufacturing facility for mobile phones and set-top boxes. Speaking at the Bengal Global Business Summit, India’s richest man paid lavish compliments to Chief

Reliance Communications to build $600-mn submarine cables

Embattled Reliance Communications is laying a 68,000-km undersea cable to carry data across Europe and Asia, to be built at a cost of USD 600 million. The system, which will connect its base in India with Italy to the West and Hong Kong on the East, is expected to treble revenues in five years for

Micromax to launch Android Oreo Go OS-based ‘Bharat Go’ smartphone soon

Home-grown information technology company Micromax on January 15 announced the launch of Bharat Go, a smartphone based on Google Android Oreo Go edition. The smartphone is expected to be unveiled by the end of January. “Taking the mission of connecting the unconnected ahead, and providing the best in class mobility devices, Micromax will introduce Bharat

Palestinians to get 3G in West Bank, after Israel lifts ban

West Bank – Palestinians in the West Bank are finally getting high-speed mobile data services, after a yearslong Israeli ban that cost their fragile economy hundreds of millions of dollars, impeded tech start-ups and denied them simple conveniences enjoyed by the rest of the world. Palestinian officials say cell phone providers Wataniya and Jawwal are

Vodafone, Idea may start joint operations from April with 400 mn customers

The joint entity resulting from Vodafone India’s merger with Idea Cellular is likely to begin its operations from April, according to a Livemint report. The National Company Law Tribunal green-lighted the proposed merger between Idea Cellular and Vodafone on 12th January, a move that brought both the companies closer to culminating the deal. The merger

Idea Cellular says NCLT sanctioned its merger with Vodafone

Kumar Mangalam Birla owned Idea Cellular has received approval from National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT)-Ahmedabad for its proposed merger with Vodafone Mobile Services and Vodafone India. “The scheme is genuine, bona fide and in the interest of the creditors and the shareholders,” said the Ahmedabad bench. Vodafone is awaiting its approval from the NCLT –Mumbai

China warns of US protectionism after Huawei setback

China warned on Thursday that American protectionism was on the rise after congressional documents showed that Chinese tech giant Huawei’s designs on the US market were causing national security concerns in Washington. Huawei, which appeared to lose a deal with AT&T that would have given it an improved foothold in the US handset market, faced