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In line with the Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, Optiemus Infracom Limited, a leading Indian telecom enterprise and Wistron Corporation (A GlobalFortune 500 company), Taiwan’s leading Original Design Manufacturer (ODM), today announced ajoint venture (JV) agreement, in presence of Mr. Amitabh Kant, IAS Secretary - DIPP, Government ofIndia,…

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Facebook has expanded its controversial 'Free Basics' initiative across the country to offer basic Internet access with its telecom partner Reliance Communications (RCom). Earlier called 'Internet.Org', Facebook had launched the initiative in India with RCom to offer free access to about 32 apps and websites in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh,…

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Aditya Birla Group company Idea Cellular Ltd on Tuesday bought Videocon Telecommunications Ltd’s spectrum in the Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh circles for Rs 3,310 crore. Idea is confident that with the expansion of its spectrum portfolio it will be able provide more and better services to its 170 million consumers,…

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Telenor India will add 950 new sites in Bihar and Jharkhand covering over 3380 new towns as part of its moderisation drive. With this the number of Telenor sites will go up to 4185 in the states of Bihar and Jharkhand. "The new network will help Telenor deliver better voice…

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The government is to invest £85m a year in enhancing BBC services around the world including in Russia, North Korea, the Middle East and Africa. The money is to help "build the global reach of the World Service" to half a billion people and "increase access to news and information".…

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Otter Media, the joint venture founded by the Chernin Group and telecom giant AT&T, has decided to deepen its investment within a property it owns. It has announced a $22 million investment in Crunchyroll, a service that delivers Japanese anime to Western fans. Among anime fans, Crunchyroll’s premium subscription service–which…

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Nokia Corporation is partnering with carrier Oi to work on technology for the Internet of Things. The partnership will focus especially in the areas of 4G machine connectivity and LTE-M. The companies have agreed to set up their joint IoT research center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Focus on IoT…

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Cisco is to acquire London-based collaboration specialist Acano for $700 million (£462m) as the networking giant increasingly turns its attention towards its collaboration business, revenues from which rose by 17 percent to $1.2 billion (£790m) during the most recent quarter. The company, now under the stewardship of new CEO Chuck…

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Lt. Governor Tina Smith and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) today announced that $11 million in grants have been awarded for projects to expand broadband access in 15 Greater Minnesota communities. Lt. Governor Smith made the announcement at the Blandin Foundation’s “Border to Border Broadband: Better…

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Elastic interconnection services provider Megaport has announced its initial public offering (IPO), hoping to raise AU$25 million in a bid to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and expand its services across the United States and Europe. Under the IPO, 20 million shares are being offered at AU$1.25 per…