Articles Posted in the Asia Telecom Category

  • PTA recovers 30 illegal jammers in Pakistan

    PTA recovers 30 illegal jammers in Pakistan

    Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in collaboration with Federal investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested two sellers involved in illegal sale of jammers in Karachi. This initiative is part of the pursuance of PTA’s efforts against illegal sale of jammers. PTA carried out extensive survey and upon investigation and confirmation, successful raids were conducted by PTA and FIA on different shops at Karachi Electronic Market in Saddar.

  • NSN India has a new head

    NSN India has a new head

    Starting September 1, Nokia Siemens Networks will be led by Urs Pennanen in India. Currently Urs is the Head of Sales for the company’s Operations and Business Software business unit in Finland. He takes over as Sub Region Head of Nokia Siemens Networks for India and Nepal from Michael Kuehner.

  • NSN helps StarHub tackle data deluge

    NSN helps StarHub tackle data deluge

    Singapore operator StarHub can now offer an improved mobile broadband experience to its subscribers. The operator has expanded its 3G core network to increase data speeds and provide a smooth mobile surfing experience to its customers, efficiently and cost effectively. Nokia Siemens Networks has expanded the network capacity by implementing a flat network architecture, using its Direct Tunnel solution.

  • NEC India & Tata Indicom Broadband to target education and hospitality

    NEC India & Tata Indicom Broadband to target education and hospitality

    NEC India Pvt. Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Asia (HQ Singapore) and NEC Corporation (HQ Japan) and Tata Indicom Broadband, India’s premier Internet Service from Tata Communications, today announced an alliance that will offer integrated solutions for education and hospitality verticals. The two companies will target a common customer base and bundle their products.

  • Tata Communications revenues at Rs 843 crores, EBITDA up 10%

    Tata Communications revenues at Rs 843 crores, EBITDA up 10%

    Tata Communications Limited reported its stand-alone unaudited results under India GAAP for the quarter ended June 30, 2009. Standalone revenues were at Rs 843 crores for the quarter as against Rs 871 crores for the quarter ended June 30, 2008. The company’s operating profit (EBIDTA) was up 10% at Rs 218 crores for the quarter ended June 30, 2009 as against Rs 199 crores for the corresponding quarter in the previous financial year. Operating profit margin improved by about 300 bps to 26% aided by strong cost control measures. Net profits were at Rs 32 crores for the quarter ended June 30, 2009 as against Rs 98 crores for the corresponding quarter in the previous financial year.

  • PTA launches SMS based Information System for educational institutes in Pakistan

    PTA launches SMS based Information System for educational institutes in Pakistan

    Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has started a project named “SMS-based Information System” for educational institutions, to equip them with an interactive mobile application for broadcasting important information to students and their guardians on their mobile phones. It is a system of sending SMS by using computer software developed by PTA. It has been noted that usually management of educational institutions relies on mail-correspondence with guardians, which is costly and time consuming. PTA would provide this software free of cost to educational institutions across the country.

  • Tata Communications and Cisco team up to promote digital lifestyle in India

    Tata Communications and Cisco team up to promote digital lifestyle in India

    Cisco and Tata Communications today announce that the companies have teamed to promote the Digital Lifestyle for consumers at home and on the go. The two companies have collaborated to showcase the fusion between Cisco products and the Broadband services offered by Tata Communications, a leading global provider of a new world of communications. Cisco and Tata have decided that as a first step they will work together on a series of joint promotions to show the benefits of going wireless to consumers in the Gurgaon district.

  • MTS selects Tata Communications to manage its call centers

    MTS selects Tata Communications to manage its call centers

    Tata Communications, a leading provider of a new world of communications, today announced that it has won a deal from Sistema Shyam TeleServices (SSTL), a pan India mobile license holder, to deploy its on-demand hosted contact center (InstaCC) services for all SSTL circles across the country, allowing the telco to move from capex to opex model. Sistema Shyam TeleServices, a joint venture between Russia’s Sistema and India’s Shyam group, is currently undertaking an aggressive roll out plan of its mobile services under the MTS brand and serves a fast growing subscriber base of over 1.3 a million across Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Rajasthan, Kolkata, West Bengal and Bihar.

  • Broadband Stakeholders Group marks out Pakistan’s future broadband roadmap

    Broadband Stakeholders Group marks out Pakistan’s future broadband roadmap

    The second meeting of Broadband Stakeholders Group (BSG) constituted by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) was held today at PTA Headquarters, Islamabad. Chairman PTA Dr. Mohammed Yaseen chaired the session; participants included senior management of telecom companies, service providers and software association. Broadband is considered as a key enabler for enhancing social and economic productivity of a country. Broadband is critical to the delivery of private sector services and applications in commerce, telecommunication and banking.

  • Telephone Numbers of Karachi and Lahore successfully changed to 8 digits

    Telephone Numbers of Karachi and Lahore successfully changed to 8 digits

    Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), has devised a comprehensive numbering plan to accommodate growing telephone users especially in the major cities of the country. As part of the plan, the fixed line numbers of PTCL, NTC as well as Wireless Local Loop (WLL) numbers of Karachi and Lahore has successfully been changed from 7 digits to 8 digits. According to details, the digit “3” was added to all the existing seven-digit telephone numbers of Karachi and Lahore except the numbers starting from “9”, while the digit “9” was added to all the existing numbers starting from “9”.