India’s Bharti Airtel has been ordered by regulatory authorities to stop providing 3G services in seven regions where it does not have the requisite permits, according to the Economic Times newspaper.
Authorities have also imposed a fine of INR3.5 billion ($64.6 million) on the operator for abusing the terms of its licenses.
Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, who visited North Korea in January, will become the first high-profile tech company executive to visit Myanmar in the wake of reforms that prompted Western nations to ease sanctions following decades of military dictatorship.
The visit next week to Myanmar, where Schmidt will speak at a technology and communications park and meet with government officials, is just one stop in a multi-country Asian tour to promote Internet access, according to Google (Mountain View, CA, USA).
The 3rd World Smart Grid Conference India Week, which will be held on 10th-12th September, 2013 in New Delhi, India, is the largest Smart Grid event in India in 2013. In this conference, we bring together the brightest and most influential industry leaders all over the world under one roof. In short, we bring together people who make and will make a difference in this industry.
Australian broadband specialist Netcomm Wireless says it has established a distribution agreement with Synnex Canada aimed at growing its presence in the North American M2M market.
In a statement, the company said the partnership with Synnex Canada, which distributes IT products in the country, would offer “a new choice for Canada’s M2M and end-to-end mobility value-added resellers”.
A part of IT logistics giant Synnex Corporation (Fremont, CA, USA), Synnex Canada praised the deal as one that would strengthen the Canadian resellers it serves.
Fuelling the current momentum in the connected-car market, Telenor Connexion has revealed that Japan’s Fujitsu Ten has become its latest telematics customer.
In a statement published on its website, the M2M subsidiary of Telenor (Fornebu, Norway) said that Fujitsu Ten (Kobe, Japan) would use its “connected service solution” for its Remote Engine Start telematics service – a so-called “aftermarket” product the company plans to deploy overseas.
SSTL, the Indian unit of Russian investment company Sistema, has announced it will pay $665 million for 800MHz spectrum in eight of the 21 telecoms ‘circles’ where it had licenses revoked by authorities last year.
The company was the sole bidder in a government auction of frequencies used to support CDMA-based services.
SSTL’s new licenses are valid for 20 years and cover the regions of Delhi, Kolkata, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh (West) and West Bengal.
Driven by increased consumer expectations for mobile broadband, solving operator problems by adding small cells to more traditional network topographies in outdoor environments was a recurring theme at this year’s Mobile World Congress. A roundup of some of the backhaul news from the shows follows.
South Korean telecom executives have a message for European cousins who have long looked on in envy at the highly connected Asian market: Be careful what you wish for.
South Korea, the world's most wired country with 30 percent of its 50 million mobile users on superfast networks, has inspired many European operators ahead of their own rollout of networks based on LTE, or fourth-generation technology.
Accusations by a U.S. computer security company that a secretive Chinese military unit is likely behind a series of hacking attacks are scientifically flawed and hence unreliable, China's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.
The statement came after the White House said overnight that the Obama administration has repeatedly taken up its concerns about cyber-theft at the highest levels of the Chinese government, including with Chinese military officials.
Australia’s Leighton Holdings Ltd says it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Canada’s Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) over the A$619.5 million ($638.4 million) sale of a 70% stake in its telecoms assets, which include Nextgen Networks, Metronode and Infoplex.
The Australian contractor, which is majority owned by Hochtief (Essen, Germany), has been looking to offload various assets to reduce its debts and had claimed in September that several parties were interested in acquiring its telecoms businesses.