This week:
Today: MTS will announce the launch of its handsets (Delhi)
Today: TRAI will host an Open House Discussion at Hotel Taj Deccan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Starts at 10 AM.
(note: upcoming event updates and weekly information to rakesh@medianama.com)

Editors Picks for last week
– HCL Wins Contract For 100,000 $35 Tablets For India
– SEBI Makes Private Treaty Disclosures Mandatory; Who Will Enforce?
Group Buying Moves To TV: Cellcast Launches Bargain TV Show

Regulatory

New Telco’s Looking For A Way Out Of India’s Telecom Mess: Report; Our Take
SEBI Allows Share Trading Via Mobile; Challenges
SEBI Makes Private Treaty Disclosures Mandatory; Who Will Enforce?
Airtel Owned Warid May Have To Become A Public Limited Company
3G In India: Spectrum Allocated To Telecom Operators, License Fee Increased

Guest Article: –Top 10 Digital Media Trends & Bets For 2011-2013 By Anurag Gupta, MD, DGM India

Data Points
IRCTC Reports 2 Million Failed Transactions For July 2010; 9.9 Million Total
Dish TV Crosses The 8 Million Subscribers Mark

New Products & Services

StratosHear Launches MobiAdz, India’s Seventh Mobile Ad Network
Tanla Granted Indian Patent For Its Automated Meter Reading System
Railway Stations Get Mobile Controlled Water Pumps; Nano Ganesh?
Group Buying Moves To TV: Cellcast Launches Bargain TV Show
TimesJobs.com Launches Call-In Service DialBPOJobs
– Spice Digital To Launch VoIP Service S-Unno; IPO In 2011, 25% Dilution

Fund Raising / Investment

Sify To Raise $86 Million For Indian Entity From Promoter Group; Indian IPO?
IPTV Co Aksh Closes $25 M GDR Issue; MD Resigns, Moves To International Subsidiary
Thin Client Novatium Sells Strategic Minority Stake To Ericsson; Importance
Naspers Invested Over $10 M In Ibibo In FY10; Goibibo $1M Per Month; Payments Platform
Videocon Looking To Sell 26% In Telecom Co

Other News

Digest: Vodafone, Saudi, PTI, Airtel, MS, GQ India, BIG Street
SatNav Ties-Up With Retailers To Map Their Store Locations
Times Audience Network To Do India Sales For Monsoon Ads Network
Industry Moves: New CEO For Tulip; Tech Mahindra CEO Resigns
Digest: BSNL, Telecom Lab, Aircel, Salesforce.com, Ignitee

Jobs

Business Development Executive – Schematic Digital
Digital Technology Head – STAR News

Useful Lists:

– Deals: VC, PE & M&A In Internet, Mobile, Media in India
– Short Code Services in India
– Circlewise List Of Telecom Operators in India
– Statewise Broadband Subscribers In India
– Digital Payment Companies in India
Advertising Networks in India