~Great value back offer of 15 months on purchase of BlackBerry Curve 9320 or BlackBerry Curve 9220 smartphone~
Tata DOCOMO, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL), today launched an exclusive postpay plan on new BlackBerry Curve 9320 and BlackBerry Curve 9220 smartphones for GSM customers in India.
As part of the new Rs. 599/- monthly service plan, Tata DOCOMO GSM customers can get 600 minutes of free local and national calling, 600 free local and national SMS messages and unlimited BlackBerry Internet Service with the purchase of the BlackBerry Curve 9320 or BlackBerry Curve 9220 smartphone. This unique value for money plan offers triple benefits on voice, data and SMS, thereby delivering significant savings over prevailing market offers. (more…)
CloudByte Inc., building next generation storage virtualization products, announced that it has raised $2.1 million in a Series A funding led by Nexus Venture Partners. Kae Capital also invested as a part of this fund raise.
CloudByte Inc. was founded a year ago by a team of senior technology professionals with extensive experience at Novell, NetApp, HP, Juniper Networks, Bell Labs, and Amazon, and a background in creating, developing and managing products in cloud storage and security technology areas.
Srivibhavan Balaram, Founder & CEO, CloudByte, said, “Storage virtualization is far behind server virtualization in terms of delivering security, predictable performance and high utilization in a manageable and cost effective manner. The CloudByte solution bridges this gap by delivering full-functionality storage virtualization so that enterprises and cloud service providers can reap the full benefits of a virtualized data center. The funding will be used to expand sales efforts in the US and Asia markets and for ongoing product development. Nexus has backed successful companies like Cloud.com and Gluster in cloud and storage areas, and we see them as great partners as we create a leader in the storage virtualization space. We also wish to thank Kae capital for trusting our vision and investing in our future.” (more…)
Gaana.com is the first full-fledged music streaming application for India’s store of Windows 8 Release Preview. It is also the first music serving application for Surface in India. With a vast repertoire of popular Bollywood, Hindi, regional and international music, it is currently available in 38 markets worldwide.
The Gaana.com application in the Surface store has the slick Windows 8 metro-style tiled interface with intuitive interactions and fluid navigation. The application offers users a smooth browsing with the latest and most popular albums, artists, genres and songs. Users can easily browse through the entire database of music, and choose from curated music charts or filter music based on language preferences. Gaana.com also offers music suggestions, based on the album that a user is listening to, further enhancing the overall experience. For a seamless music experience, ‘Snap View’, the miniature version of the application helps users continue using it while keeping multiple windows open. (more…)
The future of our connected networks is Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). Not only is it more efficient and faster than IPv4 which we are currently working with, it is also more reliable and secure. The IPv6, for instance, has an in-built security protocol called IPSec, which authenticates and secures all IP data. The data carrying capacity of IPv6 networks is also going to be higher. This means that more devices with more features will be able to work seamlessly through these networks. Despite the larger load of information, IPv6 packets are easier to handle and route, just like postcards with pincodes in their addresses are easier to deliver than those without. (more…)
Will boost the network and service performance while keeping pace with customers’ growing appetite for data and bandwidth extensive applications
Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa has selected Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) to create CEN based IP – access network- thereby enabling the operator to deliver faster mobile broadband speeds to its customers. This IP network will allow Bharti Airtel to meet the surging bandwidth requirements of customers while accessing data, video and Internet services on an array of devices, such as smart-phones, tablets and laptops.
Jagbir Singh, Director – Network Services Group, Bharti Airtel said, “Given the exponential growth in the uptake of data in India, we thought it is the right time for us to transition to a scalable IP-based access network for reasons of both cost and performance. With this we will usher in the next level of user experience that brings alive high-bandwidth applications such as high-speed Internet, interactive TV, mobile video blogging and many more. Alcatel Lucent’s IP/MPLS solutions currently operating on our network have been able to manage our data delivery requirements and we are convinced on the scalability aspect of the proposed solution.” (more…)
Novosol’s MoCricket leads Mobile Magazine category with a record 30 million page views in 40 days
Novosol today announced that MoCricket, its Mobile Magazine WAP service available for Airtel mobile customers, achieved great success during the recent T20 cricket season and enjoyed over a whopping 30 million page views in 40 days. While the average page view recorded by any sports WAP site is 3 to 4 pages per day, Novosol on Airtel saw daily average page views at 10.
Commenting on the success of MoCricket, Mr. N.Rajaram, CMO – Consumer Business, Bharti Airtel said, “Today, we find customers increasingly rely on the mobile phone to keep in touch with their passions 24×7. As entertainment leads India’s mobile consumption pattern, we see great customer interest in following sports and cricket in particular through the mobile device. We are delighted to have worked with Novosol to deliver MoCricket as an exciting service for cricket loving Airtel mobile customers in India and look forward to widen the array of sports related services we offer” (more…)
Randstad, which recently completed the acquisition of Ma Foi Management Consultants, today announced its advertisement campaign in India. Randstad is the first HR services company in India to roll out a budget of 1.4 million Euros (INR equivalent 10 Crore) for its name change campaign. The campaign includes advertisements in high voltage television and print media across the country.
The main premise for the media campaign is to build the Randstad brand in India. Randstad currently enjoys the market leadership position in the country and hopes to combine its years of experience and global insights to introduce new concepts in the Indian HR services industry to deliver value to organizations. (more…)
~ Founding team of Madeinhealth.com gears up to join hands with Yebhi.com ~
Yebhi.com, India’s Largest Home, Lifestyle & Fashion e-retailer, has hit another crowning stroke by acquiring the Founding team of Madeinhealth.com for an undisclosed sum of cash and equity.
Madeinhealth is India’s premier online body-building and fitness supplement store having world’s best brands and supplements in its kitty. Through this deal, Yebhi aims to bring together the best of entrepreneurial minds in order to better the services the e-portal provides to its beloved customers. (more…)
Frost & Sullivan has conferred three awards upon Tata Communications in the Enterprise Telecom Services category at the 2012 Frost & Sullivan, India, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Awards. Tata Communications bagged the Enterprise Data Service Provider, Hosted Contact Centre Service Provider and Third-Party Managed Services Provider Awards for the year 2011.
The Indian enterprise data market has been extremely dynamic in the last couple of years and has been witnessing tremendous growth in the small and medium enterprises (SME) sector. Tata Communications has always been a pioneer and has introduced several firsts in the market such as Ethernet services, IPv6, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC), Domestic Leased Circuits (DLC) and Public Cloud services. (more…)
Online helpdesk solution teams up with next breed of innovators to bring comprehensive support services to new businesses
Today Freshdesk, the fastest growing online help desk solution, announces phase one of its Freshdesk Future Fund to provide cutting edge customer support services to new companies. The fund will provide 501 startups and incubations with $10M worth of Freshdesk’s cloud based support solution for one year.
Startups have their finger on the pulse when it comes to new technologies and disruptive ideas. In order to capitalize on this innovative spirit, Freshdesk is teaming up with leading technology incubators and angel funds including: YouWeb, Tandem Entrepreneurs, Internet India Fund, 500 Startups and Proudly Made in DC. (more…)