Dish TV Launches Personal Live TV For Cars

Dish TV has launched a DTH service for SUVs called Personal Live TV, which lets you watch TV while seated in your car, like you would in an airplane. For a 4 seat SUV, the cost of installation, video screens including a Rs 10,000 annual subscription would cost around Rs 2.4 lakhs. A special antenna would be affixed to the roof of the car.

No More TV Channels Says I&B Ministry

The Information and Broadcasting ministry has decided against granting permissions to companies for launching new television channels, stating limited transponder capacity and spectrum scarcity as reasons for the decision. The Ministry has sought recommendations from TRAI on the issue. (Read more at Indian Express)

RCOM Restructuring

Reliance Communications has appointed Venugopal Ramanathan of Wipro Technologies to head its Internet Data Center business and Alpana Doshi of Mahindra Satyam as chief information officer. Airtel’s CEO for Maharashtra and Goa, Manu Talwar is also set to join RCOM. (Read more at The Economic Times)

BSNL To Lose $1 Billion In Equipment Deal

BSNL may lose $1 billion while purchasing equipment for expanding its mobile networks if they go by the Central Vigilance Commission guideline of no post tender negotiations with successful bidders. Ericsson was the lowest bidder for the north and southeast zones and was to supply 43 million GSM lines worth $2.5 billion. After the tender Ericsson had further reduced the prices by almost a billion. (Read more at TMCnet)

Google Delays Handset Launch In China

Google has delayed the launch of two Android based mobile phones developed with Samsung and Motorola in China. The handsets were developed for mobile operator Unicom. (Read more at Financial Times)

Chairman And Members Of TRAI Get An Extension Of 2 Years

The government has decide to restore the tenure of the chairman and members of TRAI from 3 years to 5 years to bring about stability. The bill with the request will be tabled in the upcoming Budget session of the Parliament. (Read more at Financial Express)

French Telco Vivendi Eyes 51 percent In Videocon’s Datacom.

French media and telecom company, Vivendi SA is looking at buying stake in Videocon Group owned mobile license holder Datacom Solutions. Vivendi is palnning to buy a 51 percent stake in Datacom. Datacom has spectrum in 21 of the 22 telecom circles but has not yet rolled out operations. (Read more at The Economic Times)

Tata Communication Launches Data Center In Pune

Tata Communications has launched a data center in Pune. The center will offer co-location, managed hosting and storage and other services including managed security services and CDN services. The Pune center will also provide high capacity internet, MPLS and global Ethernet services. Tata has already invested around Rs 125 crore in the data center and will further invest Rs 500 crore over the next three years based on market demand.

Tata Communications has also launched its IP Exchange solution, which will allow mobile service providers to route all communication traffic, including voice, IP and signalling solutions, via one IP pipe.

New Jobs In 2010: Naukri.com Survey

A survey report by Naukri.com has revealed that 72 percent of recruiters predict creation of new jobs and 24 percent expect hiring. 82 percent recruiters have said that professionals with 1 to 8 years of experience will be in demand. 53 percent of employers in the Telecom sector have indicated that increments may be dependent on market conditions and 57 percent believe that new jobs will be created in the year 2010.

4G Spectrum Auction In Brazil This Year

This year Brazil is expected to auction 3.5GHZ, 2.5GHz, 450MHz and remaining 3G spectrum. At present WiMax service is available in the 3.5GHz spectrum only. (Read more at 4GWE)