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News Digest: Quippo-WTTIL, eBay, BSNL, Vodafone & More

Quippo -WTTIL Acquires 100 Percent Of TTML Tower Business
QuippoWTTIL has announced that they will be acquiring 100 percent stake in Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited’s tower business 21st Century Infra Tele Ltd. (TFCITL). The transaction includes tower portfolio in Mumbai, Maharashtra and Goa.

eBay India Auctions Autographed IPL Merchandise For Charity

eBay India is auctioning autographed memorabilia for NGOs A Lot Of Dreams and Mahela Foundation. The items include Sachin Tendulkar’s autographed Mumbai Indian jersey, autographed bat by the Delhi Daredevils and Chennai Super Kings’ jersey autographed by Mahendra Singh Dhoni among other items.

2.5 Million Downloads In 30 Days For App Central

Airtel has announced that its app store AppCentral has seen 2.5 million downloads in 30 days. Basic phones that cost less than Rs 5000 and smaller cities like Surat, Pune and Udaipur are the most active.

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Japanese telco KDDI is not participating in the wireless broadband spectrum auction but it may have partnerships with the winner of the bid. (Read more at Nasdaq)

BSNL will hive off its towers, accompanying infrastructure and land into a separate entity and is awaiting approval from the Government. (Read more at RTTNews)

853 Million Mobile Subscribers In India By 2014

According to eMarketer by 2014 there will be 853 million mobile subscribers in India and 1.3 billion in China. Out of the 1.3 bilion, 957 million will be mobile internet users. (Read more at ME)

Vodafone Launches ZooZoo Desktop Widget For IPL

Vodafone has launched a new ZooZoo application for live scores of IPL matches. Window users can download the desktop widget and it will update itself with live score from IPL matches. (Read more at Telecom Talk)
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Google Launches Orkut App For Android

Google has launched Orkut application for the Android platform. The app comes with a live folder for the homescreen with friends list which will allow users to call, scrap or SMS friends. Users can also upload photos directly from their Android phones.

DoT Recalls J S Deepak

DoT has recalled joint secretary J S Deepak, from the BSNL board. Deepak and another Government nominee P K Mittal had been  because he had opposed the 93-million GSM line tender because of its inflated size and cost. (Read more at Financial Express). JS Deepak had, reportedly, suggested that BSNL is inflating its subscriber base.

BSNL Launches Fibre – To – The – Home Broadband Service

State run BSNL has annouced the launch of Fibre – To – The – Home (FTTH) Broadband Service in partnership with Aksh Optifibre. 68 buildings have already been connected and 200 more are in the process in Jaipur. (Read more at MobiGyaan)

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