According to the proposal, the North and Western arms would merge with MTNL's Delhi and Mumbai operations respectively. All four arms along with a mobile unit - BSNL Mobile, and an infrastructure unit - BSNL Infrastructure would operate under the aegis of a parent company - BSNL Holdings.
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UK based Vodafone has bought a 10.05% stake in Bharti Televentures Limited - owners of the brand Airtel - India's largest mobile operator. The deal worth USD 1.5 billion, is said to be the largest ever foreign investment in India, and marks Vodafone's second foray into the Indian market. The British giant had previously invested in RPG Cellular, but sold its stake to Aircel in 2003.
Incidentally, Vodafone's current CEO is an Indian - Arun Sarin.
GAIL, PowerGrid Corporation Ltd and RailTel have entered into a strategic alliance to pool their bandwidth infrastructure, thereby forming India's second largest (after BSNL) bandwidth network. The three companies control close to 60,000 kms of fibre between them, and are scheduled to increase this even further in the next few years.
Noted science fiction author Sir Arthur C. Clarke has contributed an article [Free reg. required] on the rise of "citizen journalism" to Outlook's anniversary edition [released last week]. He basically talks about how blogs, wikis and the like are surely .. revolutionising the media and changing the scope of variables such as censorship, accuracy and responsibility.
This seems to be a good coupla weeks old, but nevertheless I believe that these guys need to get all the exposure that they deserve.. better late than nevah I've been told.. :)
Now, even though I don't really think much of MBAs.. I have never heard of a top B-school named IIPM before today - seems I should get out more lol..
This whole imbroglio seems to have stemmed from this article on a college community site named JamMag [fubar site]. IIPM apparently have an intense marketing campaign to draw in students from all over India. The article basically questions the veracity of pretty much everything that IIPM advertises and also draws attention to the very authenticity of degrees from IIPM.
President A.P.J. Kalam expressed his concerns over the security ramifications of mapping software alá Google Earth, in a speech to the National Police Academy in Hyderabad. In his presentation, he drew attention to the availability of high-resolution images of sensitive Indian installations and noted the lack of appropriate national and international laws to control the dissemination of such data.
Full Speech and presentation: President Of India Website.
Bharti Infotel has been issued a show cause notice by the Indian government for violating its ISP license. This is apparently because Bharti's networks were used to receive VOIP traffic, which were subsequently routed illegally to the public telephone network by the end user. The DoT has submitted Bharti with a bill of Rs.10.1 crore, besides asking for an additional performance bank guarantee of Rs 3.6 crore.
“The new Act will scare away foreign clients from Indian BPOs as they will not be held liable for any data theft/breach. The deletion of section 66, which deals with hacking will abet cyber crimes in India. We must take great caution as laws cannot be amended every now and then” Mr Duggal added.