Maran's 10-point action plan for BSNL, MTNL to face competition
THE Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Mr Dayanidhi Maran, on Friday laid out a 10-point action plan for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd for effectively competing against the private sector telecom .
Siemens bags GSM-R contract from Indian Rlys
SIEMENS has bagged an Rs 23-crore contract from Indian Railways for deploying a captive mobile network. The contract, which was awarded recently for commissioning the network for North Frontier Railway, follows a GSM-R contract worth about Rs ...
A safe bet?
Research is under way at the Cochin University of Science and Technology to develop a new antenna that brings down radiation levels in mobile phones. The project was awarded to the university by the State Science, Technology and Environment ...
Tata Indicom cuts pre-paid rates
MUMBAI: Tata Indicom has reduced its prepaid tariff to 3 paise per minute from 5 paise per minute and is offering free SMS service as part of its introductory offer. It is also offering the Motorola C-131 handset for Rs 1,799, having ...
Kerala IT dealers plan drive against electronic waste
THE All Kerala IT Dealers' Association (AKITDA) will launch a campaign against the growing menace of electronic waste, said Mr Raghu Warrier, the association's State General Secretary. Addressing a press conference in the city on Friday, he ...
US construction co Exceed to build IT park in Chennai
THE US-based construction company, Exceed International, has begun its Indian operations with a mandate to construct a "high-rise IT park" in Chennai. The Rs 5.5-crore project on behalf of Bascon Technology Park would be the construction ...
Keep developing infrastructure to sustain IT growth: Premji
MR Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro Ltd, has emphasised the need for continued investment in infrastructure in West Bengal to ensure sustained growth in the IT sector in the State. This would be especially important if the State were to achieve its ...
In dock with a document processor off the dockyard
IBM Global Services India P Ltd knocked the doors of the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT), Bangalore, unhappy that the Customs officials misconstrued a gizmo that the company had imported. The ...
Software on the goods truck
Despite the recent apex court ruling in the TCS case, there would be difficulties in distinguishing off-the-shelf-software from the rest, says Mohan R. Lavi
Intel to help expand rural IT penetration
INTEL Corporation on Thursday announced a partnership with the Ministry of Communications and IT to create solutions for making technology more accessible to teachers in India, especially in the rural areas, as also to develop `computing ...
Samsung unveils Pleomax range
SAMSUNG Corporation today announced the launch of the Samsung Pleomax brand of optical storage media products, imaging supplies, portable products and computer peripherals in the Indian market. The Pleomax brand has already been launched in ...
Recovery device from Overland
HYDERABAD: Overland Storage Inc, a back up and recovery solutions provider, has announced the introduction of REO 9000, a high-capacity disk-based backup and recovery appliance. This provides fast backups and near instantaneous restores ...
Satyam, IIT-Madras ink pact for R&D
SATYAM Computer Services has signed an agreement with IIT-Madras to extend support towards research and development projects. Mr B. Ramalinga Raju, Chairman, Satyam, and Prof M.S. Ananth, Director, IIT-Madras, signed a MoU to this effect ...
IDC names CA market leader in IAM solutions
COMPUTER Associates International (CA) has been named the market leader in identity and access management (IAM) software for 2003 by IDC with 15 per cent market share and revenues exceeding $300 million. In a study called `Worldwide Identity ...
Wipro chalks out expansion to tap biz opportunities in WB
WIPRO Corporation has worked out an ambitious expansion plan for its newest facility, which was opened in West Bengal on Friday. The IT services company has proposed to chart its expansion with the blessings of, what Mr Azim Premji described, ...
Keltrac to offer CNC programming course
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Keltron Tool Room Research and Training Centre (Keltrac) has invited applications for a six-week job-oriented course in CNC programming. An official spokesman said here that the course would be conducted at the ...
Effective Tele to add 1,000 seats at Gandhinagar
EFFECTIVE Teleservices Ltd, a Gandhinagar-based business process outsourcing (BPO) services provider, has lined up fresh investments to the tune of $3 million to increase its capacity by 1,000 seats. "We are ramping up our operations, both in ...
New worm comes with Arafat death news
WORM authors have used Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's death to spread an infected JPEG (image compression application) showing the leader's burial. Security firm Trend Micro's global anti-virus research and support centre TrendLabs said it ...
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