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Pre-paid GSM customers of Tata Docomo get two options for WhatsApp data pack

Pre-paid GSM customers of Tata Docomo get two options for WhatsApp data  packToday, 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."

Bharti up 2%, with bonds hitting European markets

Bharti up 2%, with bonds hitting European marketsOn 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 moves to High Court over price ruling

Chorus moves to High Court over price rulingChorus 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.

New Zealand on its way to Cheaper broadband

New Zealand on its way to Cheaper broadbandYesterday, 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.

Base price hiked for 2G spectrum up to 25%

Base price hiked for 2G spectrum up to 25%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.

Cell phone conversation to disturb quiet air travellers?

Cell phone conversation to disturb quiet air travellers?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 hikes growth forecast

TalkTalk hikes growth forecastTalkTalk 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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