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 […]
UTV’s youth channel Bindass aims to be India’s first local youth brand UTV is to sire a youth channel. Only to be sold off ? Let’s see. technorati tags:UTV, broadcasting, youth, channels
Five years after the first internet bubble burst, we’re now witnessing the backlash against Web 2.0 and a plethora of me-too business plans, marketing pitches and analyst reports exploiting the nebulous phrase. Berners-Lee calls for Web 2.0 calm | The Register technorati tags:internet, technology, bubble, web2.0
Now that’s an offer one can’t refuse! MTNL is offering unlimited surfing for its broadband subscribers and for free.Â The offer is: no monthly rental,Â subscribers pay only for the data downloaded. MTNL plans to provide cable TV channels to its broadband subscribers — an issue that might raise the hackles of some in the […]
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 haveÂ also grown by 24 per cent to touch 6.9 million users. Net telephony is an attraction that is bound to see rapid […]
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,Â Mobile TV. The World […]
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, […]
Here’s what Susan Crawford thinks about Net Neutrality. Sheâ€™s a professor at the Cardozo School of Law and on the Board of Directors of ICANN. Now we’ve got http://www.savetheinternet.com/. Follow the blog for the lastest on the issue.
India obviously does not figure in the top 15 countries in broadband subscribers. We like to compare ourselves with China — a fixation as strong as the one we have with Pakistan. China is ranked second with 16.5 per cent or 35.9 million subscribers, according to a report by Computer Industry Almanac.