Today, Tata Docomo launched two data packs for its pre-paid GSM customers which will allow them unlimited use of chat application WhatsApp. The company mentioned in a statement, "These data packs will enable Tata Docomo prepay GSM customers to enjoy the hugely popular WhatsApp with specially customised value for money data plans and with unlimited use."
On Tuesday, India's largest telecom firm, Bharti Airtel, hit the international market with a benchmark euro bond offering, as per merchant bankers. According to a media report, in European markets the company was able to raise euro 750 million (around USD 1 billion).
Chorus claims it has no option but to head to the High Court in a bid to try to overturn a competition watchdog ruling wanting it to slash its copper broadband pricing by $10 a month.
The commission's ruling cuts the price Chorus can charge for the copper wire broadband and phone services by about $10 a month to $34.44 in December 2014.
Yesterday, shares of Chorus took another hammer when it was made clear that the Government's proposal to override the Commerce Commission's recommendation to cut down the price of wholesale broadband would not have the necessary political support to come into effect.
Thus, New Zealanders can look forward to cheaper broadband or at the least more downloads for their money's worth.
The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on Friday backed the Telecom Commission's recommendations for higher price for 900 MHz and 1800 MHz; refers 800 MHz back to TRAI.
The 900 MHz and 1800 MHz is for GSM while 800 MHz is for CDMA. The regulator, TRAI's proposal was over-ruled by the Telecom Commission which recommended an upward hike of 15-25% from its (TRAI's) proposed reserve price.
The Federal Communications Commission is thinking of lifting its long time prohibition on making cell phone calls on airplanes, stating that it is time "to review our outdated and restrictive rules."
TalkTalk yesterday boasted of an additional 167,000 TV customer signing up in the last quarter alone. This has put the company, which will have nearly a million viewers by next March on track, despite a £9m loss during the period.
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