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...

Focus on digital content

The 21st Century India Through Digital Content conference recently held in Delhi,  with topic such as Digital Content in Business, Enterprise and Livelihoods should have been infested with journalists. It wasn’t. Except for a smattering of our ilk, there was not...

Online News: A trend to watch

Even the best news sites in India seem woefully “old” when it comes to understanding the needs of their users. It is not that our brethren in the US are well-versed in the art of communicating. Here’s a good story from NYT that has pointers to...

BSNL is more "customer friendly”

Here’s something that should bring cheer to a very few people in this country: The state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd’s subscribers who are doing the talking. BSNL has the highest minutes of mobile usage across 10 circles, according to data collected by...

GSM operators gun for Wi-Max now

After the war between proponents of GSM and CDMA technologies, there’s a new battle between technologies brewing up in the telecom sector. <<Read more>> technorati tags:Wi-Max, GSM, Telecom

Remedies for BSNL’s woes

While it is nice to hear that BSNL “appointing a consultant to suggest ways to improve its business processes”, the solution obviously cannot be found in what the familiar suspect — “One of the concerns for BSNL is its huge employee base of...