Tata Communications Internet Services' latest launch Tata Indicom Extra is strikingly similar to what Sify started in 2007 with ePort Express and Sify Broadband VAS. It offered e-learning courses, ticket booking, bill payment, mobile recharge and e-commerce transactions in addition to Internet access, browsing, chat, email and gaming. The difference is, Tata Indicom did not go about putting up kiosks to offer connectivity, and instead offers Wi-Fi hotspots in India and overseas. Tata Extra does two things: a) it aggregates a slew of popular online services and b) offers Internet access options. These can be paid for using prepaid cards which you buy online using either net banking, Paymate or a credit card gateway. Target User: Newbie The idea of collating a bunch of online services such as cooking sites, essential software, online courses and games etc and enabling Internet…
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