Broadband ICTs Internet Telecom

Reaching for the stars

If minister of state for communications and IT, Sachin Pilot, is to be believed, India will be a fully wired country pretty soon. The minister says that the Rs.17,000 crore ($3.5 billion) in the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) will be utilised to connect 626,000 villages. He says that it would entail setting up 11,000 […]

Broadband Internet Technology

Broadband growing

At 1.5 million subscribers this year up from a few thousands last year, broadband has seen a 600 per cent growth rate, according the Internet Service Providers Association of India. Dial-up users have  also grown by 24 per cent to touch 6.9 million users. Net telephony is an attraction that is bound to see rapid […]

Broadband Telecom

Mobile TV on the way

BSNL and MTNL, the two public sector behemoths in India, will be rolling out 3G services by the end of the year. Unfortunately, the two have missed the World Cup bus but one hopes that the two will be available strike good deals to bring “good content” to this new platform,  Mobile TV. The World […]

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Senate panel backs telco bill, no Net neutrality

A Reuters report by Jeremy Pelofsky says: “The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee approved sweeping communications reform legislation on Wednesday that would make it easier for telephone companies like AT&T Inc. to offer subscription television to consumers.But the panel narrowly rejected attempts by some lawmakers to strengthen safeguards on Internet service, which had pitted high-speed Internet, […]