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Digest: TTSL, SC Notice On 2G Scam, DoT Secretary, PVR, DQE

TTSL Crosses 75M Connection Mark

Tata Teleservices has reported a growth in connection base of over 100% in the last 12 months, to become the fasted in Indian telecom to cross 75 million connection mark, with 76,946,216 connections, as on 31 August 2010. It has taken the company 5.5 years to reach the milestone; in July, the company crossed BSNL to become the fourth largest telecom operator in India. TTSL was given 2G Spectrum in 2008, and partnered with NTT Docomo to launch innovative new plans, and a marketing blitz. The company has won 3G Spectrum in 9 circles.

Supreme Court Asks CBI, A Raja Why 2G Scam Case Was Against Unknown Officials

India’s Supreme Court has issued notices to Union of India, CBI, Enforcement Directorate and Income-Tax, Telecom Minister A. Raja and the Central Bureau of Investigation, seeking a response on the 2G spectrum allocation scam, asking why the case was registered against unknown officials. More at The Indian Express.

R. Chandrashekhar To Take Additional Charge As Telecom Secretary For 3 Months

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While India’s Department of Telecom waits to appoint a new telecom secretary, R. Chandrashekhar, the current Secretary (IT) has been given the additional charge of the post of Secretary (Department of Telecommunications) and Chairman of Telecom Commission, from tje forenoon of 08-09.2010 for a period of three months or until further orders whichever is earlier. This follows the appointment of former Telecom Secretary PJ Thomas as the Central Vigilance Commissioner.

PVR Cinemas Is Evaluating Options To Acquire A Cinema Chain. More At The Economic Times

DQE Signs Home Video Distribution Agreement In Thailand

DQ Entertainment, an animation company, has entered into an exclusive home video distribution agreement for DQE’s 3D animated series with TIGA Entertainment, a Thailand based company. TIGA has acquired the home video rights for “Iron Man-Armoured adventures Season 1” in English and Thai for the region of Thailand, for five years.

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