Airtel says price war could have an impact on its revenue

Airtel says price war could have an impact on its revenue

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Ahead of the spectrum sale in September, Airtel has said that it does not see "great need" of mobile airwaves at this point. Airtel, which was one of the major bidders in previous auctions, however, sees some impact on its revenue in the case of a price war with the impending launch of much-awaited Reliance Jio services. "When you look at our current spectrum holding, we are in very solid position. We need spectrum to fill few gaps here and there. Broadly from spectrum perspective, we don't see great need of spectrum at this point of time," Bharti Airtel MD and CEO for India & South Asia Gopal Vittal said in an earnings call.

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Xiaomi to launch VR headset on August 1

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Xiaomi to launch VR headset on August 1

The dust around the new Redmi Pro smartphone and the Mi Notebook Air has barely settled, and Xiaomi is already teasing its next major launch. The Chinese company has put up a few teaser posters on its Weibo account hinting at a launch of its first-ever virtual reality (VR) headset on August 1. The teasers come a couple of days after Xiaomi general manager Tang Mu confirmed the existence of a VR headset. More →
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ISRO postpones test launch of rocket with air-breathing propulsion system

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ISRO postpones test launch of rocket with air-breathing propulsion system

With the search for the missing Indian Air Force (IAF) transport plane over the Bay of Bengal continuing without much headway, ISRO has decided to postpone the testing of its air breathing engine to a future date, said a senior official. "The testing of the scramjet engine has been postponed without any timeline. We do not want to pressurize since the search for the IAF's AN-32 plane is on over the Bay of Bengal," a senior official of ISRO said.

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Uttarakhand CM bats for solar powered mobile towers, satellite phones

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Uttarakhand CM bats for solar powered mobile towers, satellite phones

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to expedite work on setting up low power solar battery-operated mobile towers in the border districts of the state, considering their strategic location. Harish Rawat also reiterated the state's old demand for new satellite phones in view of its vulnerability to natural disasters.

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HTC Nexus Marlin leaked renders hint at an HTC 10-like design: Specifications, features

By about 8 hours ago.

HTC Nexus Marlin leaked renders hint at an HTC 10-like design: Specifications, features

While the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 and Apple iPhone 7 are hogging most of the limelight, we shouldn't forget about the upcoming Nexus smartphones. Google has tasked HTC to build two Nexus smartphones this year, codenamed Marlin and Sailfish. The Marlin is set to be the more expensive of the two, and this new leak shows exactly how it might look. More →
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Oracle acquires cloud services company NetSuite for $9.3 billion

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Oracle acquires cloud services company NetSuite for $9.3 billion

US cloud and software company Oracle announced it was acquiring enterprise cloud services company NetSuite for nearly $9.3 billion in an all-cash deal - a move that will help Oracle grow its cloud base globally and expand its customer base. "Oracle and NetSuite cloud applications are complementary, and will coexist in the marketplace forever. We intend to invest heavily in both products -- engineering and distribution," said Mark Hurd, Chief Executive Officer, Oracle. More →
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Microsoft set to cut another 2,850 jobs from its phone business

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Microsoft set to cut another 2,850 jobs from its phone business

Hurt by a failed $7.6 billion Nokia experiment amid growing losses in the smartphone hardware business segment, Microsoft has announced to lay off an additional 2,850 workers to the previously 1,850 jobs it said it would cut. In a regulatory filing, the tech giant said it will cut 4,700 jobs globally by the end of fiscal year 2017, PC World reported. Last June, Microsoft had announced it will cut 7,400 jobs from the smartphone business unit. More →
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TRAI seeks comments on how to improve grievance redressal system in telecom sector

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TRAI seeks comments on how to improve grievance redressal system in telecom sector

In a bid to address and solve customer grievances at a quicker rate, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued a consultation paper on Thursday. The telecom regulator is seeking opinions from stakeholder on whether setting up of an ombudsman will help in the redressal mechanism. Stakeholders are requested to furnish their comments to TRAI by August 18, 2016, and counter comments by August 26, 2016. More →
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Airtel offering 67 percent more data to prepaid users in Tamil Nadu

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Airtel offering 67 percent more data to prepaid users in Tamil Nadu

Earlier this month, Airtel slashed its prepaid data tariffs, and in essence it started offering up to 67 percent more data to users. Now the network operator has introduced the same offer for its prepaid users in Tamil Nadu. "Airtel customers will now enjoy more value on the existing packs and can add to their mobile internet experience by staying online longer and download more of their favorite content," the company said in a statement. More →
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India should not lag behind in outer space mining: TIFAC

By on July 29, 2016 at 4:00 AM.

India should not lag behind in outer space mining: TIFAC

With the US wanting to press ahead with asteroid mining and unlock resources of the moon, India will lag behind if it does not seize the outer space mining opportunity, said a TIFAC official. According to Prabhat Ranjan, Executive Director of Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), the potential exploitation of moon and asteroids as a mineral resource can be a "big game changer.”

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