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​India’s state owned telecom operator, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has recently launched its fibre to the home broadband service in Pune.

The service is available at different speed including 20 Mbps, 50 Mbps and 100 Mbps. The pricing of FTTH broadband service from BSNL is $ 526 for 20 Mbps speed, $950 for 50 Mbps ...

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The internet and radio airways were abuzz today upon the revelation that software on users mobile phones allows tracking every website, text message and keystroke they make. Carrier IQ's software is used to help operators diagnose customer service problems to determine if issues emanate from the device, an app or the network.

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​We recently had an internal discussion about consumption of online video content. It’s a bit of the yin/yang of OTT video.

If more online video (with better quality) is made available to me does that mean I will necessarily watch more of it? If I substitute broadcast/linear TV for VOD/OTT then this ...

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I had no doubt an agreement between Sprint and Clearwire would happen simply because it had to. Sprint and Clearwire need each other. Sprint's entire 4G service is currently on Clearwire's network. Most of Clearwire's subcribers are wholesale subscribers, nearly all of the subscriber additions are wholesale subscribers, and those are just ...

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In order to meet rising demand and requests for opinion, guidanceand data on non-payment applications and services, we have just published our new report looking at the potential​ for NFC tags. New products from tag and inlay manufacturers, such as Avery Dennison, Identive Group and UPM Raflatac, are now enabling this market to flourish and ...

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Micromax Mobiles has launched its latest smartphone in India called the “Superfone”. As the name suggests, Micromax is trying to establish itself into a new orbit with its latest offering. Micromax A85 Superfone is powered with 1 GHz dual core NVIDIA Tegra2 processor and Android 2.2 OS, which can be upgraded to 2.3 ...

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Smart grid security technologies are growing. The technologies saw an estimated $590 million in spending in 2010; by 2016, that number is projected to surpass $2 billion. Smart grid security covers identity management and access controls, threat and theft defense, industrial control system security, smart grid cellular communications, security monitoring and management, physical safety and ...

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Libelium recently launched its vehicle traffic monitoring platform that enables system integrators to create a real-time system that monitors vehicular and pedestrian traffic in cities and buildings. This new system uses Bluetooth and ZigBee double radio features to link up vehicles and people by Bluetooth devices in a given street, footpath, or roadway. The sensor ...

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NFC technology is gaining momentum with new NFC applications being developed and demonstrated on a regular basis. Despite successful developments, NFC enablement remains limited. MNOs find themselves uncertain on what services to offer whilst trying to find that “killer app” rather than enabling NFC to see what applications and services prove market winners.

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The much awaited Apple iPhone4S has finally arrived in India. Indian telecom operators Aircel and Bharti Airtel launched the iPhone 4S in India at midnight on Nov 24th 2011. Contrary to the phenomenon being observed in most of the countries, Apple is increasingly being criticized for the pricing of their iPhones in India ...

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