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BSNL To Share Towers With Aircel, Tata Teleservices

Aircel and BSNL have entered into a infrastructure sharing agreement where Aircel will have access to 45,000 towers across 21 circles. (more at Business Standard)

BSNL will also share infrastructure with Tata Teleservices. BSNL will provide its existing sites, including operation and maintenance services, on a shared basis, to both Tata Telesevices Ltd and Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Ltd. (Read more)

Quippo to Sell 15-20% Stake in Company

Quippo is looking at raising Rs.1400 crore by selling 15 – 20 % stake in the company to retire the debt it had taken to acquire the Tata Tele’s tower business.Apex Partners and Carlyle (Private Equity players) have shown interest. (more at The Economic Times)

Monsoon Ads Pvt. Ltd., today officially announced the addition of Rajshri Media’s network of video streaming portals, including its portalwww.rajshri.com, to its network of video publishers. (Read more)

Indian Edition of Sports Illustrated magazine to debut on Oct 5th. This is the third international edition of the magazine after South Africa and China. The editor of SI India is Sundeep Misra. (Read more)

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Bharti Airtel, has announced that it has boosted the broadband speeds for its IPTV service, digital TV interactive, availble in Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida. (Read more)

Essar pledges stake in Vodafone to raise money

Essar Group is to raise Rs 4500 crore by monetising its shareholdings in Vodafone Essar to finance its expansion.(more at The Economic Times & Business Standard)

TRAI To Consider Mandating Per-Second Pulse

TRAI now plans to ask operators to charge customers on a per-second basis so that customers pay only as much as they use.(more at The Economic Times & Business Standard)

MTS announces key senior level appointments

MTS has appointed Mr Cheenu Seshadri as Chief Strategy Officer Corporate Centre,Gurgaon;Mr Sandeep Yadav as Chief Operating Officer for Rajasthan circle operations and Mr. VK cherian as Director-Corporate Communication,Corporate Centre,Gurgaon. (Release)

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Dilip Nagaraja appointed as Executice Vice President of Global Engineering by Obopay,Inc . (Read more)

IndiaMart.com launches its new sourcing portal sourcing.indiamart.com which will offer any product related content for prospective buyers and suppliers in eight categories of which two categories Apparel and Engineering are up and running in the 1st phase. This portal will benefit largely the B2B community. (Read more)

MTS is preparing to launch high-speed wireless internet services that offer speeds of up to 3.1 mbps.The services are 20 times faster than other wireless broadband connections and 10 times faster than average fixed line broadband connections in the country. (more at Business Standard)

Indigo Consulting has been appoionted by Etisalat,UAE as its digital partner in India to develop a website for an entity of the company which will offer GSM mobile services in 13 circles. (Read more)

PlanForMe.com launches “Food and Nightlife” magazine to give insights as to where to go for food and how to plan the night outs in the city. The magazine will be out on stands in the first week of October, 09 and is priced at Rs.30. (Read more)

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