The Indian Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested former Telecoms Minister Andimuthu Raja over a massive graft scam, officials said, a huge blow for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and efforts to pass bills in the parliamentary budget session. Raja belongs to a parliamentary ally of the ruling Congress party and his arrest may spark tension between coalition partners and galvanise an opposition that has blocked parliament since November to protest the scandal over mobile phone licences.
Vodafone (London) has named outgoing Philips Chief Executive Gerard Kleisterlee as its new chairman. Kleisterlee, who has spent his entire career at Philips, will take over from John Bond at Vodafone's annual general meeting later this year, 12 months after Bond endured a small rebellion over his role in the firm's strategy.
The largest and longest established telecoms event of the Middle East, GSM>3G Middle East Telco World Summit is back again for the 16th year in a row with brand new elements in the agenda and more interactive sessions than ever before. This year we are dedicating a whole day to LTE deployment scenarios and business models - as well as a whole stream discussing the enormous potential of the largest market of the Middle East - Iran.
ITU Telecom World 2011 is a forum for change. It's a place where the world's telecommunications leaders come together to map out and shape the future of the industry, to make the right decisions with significant impacts on our world. Geneva, CH http://world2011.itu.int/
To recognize the contributions made by companies in the IT, Telecom, Entertainment and Software Sector to the Nation, CMAI Association of India announces National Telecom Awards every year.
New Delhi, IN
Now in its 7th year, East Africa Com is the ONLY event focused on East Africa’s telecoms industry. Incorporating 35+ speakers including 20 CxO Operators, attendees will learn from and network with the who’s who of East African telecoms.
Now in its 7th year, Eurasia Com conference and exhibition returns to Istanbul for 2 days of networking, learning and business development. With 400 senior level attendees from operators, regulators, MVNOs ISPs, service providers and solutions and technology vendors from across the Caspian, Black Sea and Central Asia, this is a unique convergence of all that is communications in this growing market.
This seminar will take a wide-ranging look at spectrum in the UK. With Ofcom announcing a timetable for the auction of the 800Mhz and 2.6Ghz frequencies, and the Government indicating that 500Mhz of public spectrum will be freed in the next 10 years, delegates will examine how the airwaves can be allocated, assess the dangers of a 'spectrum drought' to UK competitiveness and consider tensions that are likely to arise between competing uses.
Central London, UK
This seminar will examine the latest developments in mobile communications. The event will look at the state of the UK's mobile telecoms industry in an era of consolidation and the effect apps are having on service providers, manufacturers and developers and their relationships with each other. The seminar will also look at the impact new devices such as tablets and the next generation of smartphones are having on consumer usage, the prospects for M-commerce and the use of the mobile as a payment method.
Central London, UK