– Nokia Siemens Network has announced the relocation and expansion of its Global Networks Solution Center to a new site in Chennai. Company Release

– Akai Mobiles has launched a new touch screen dual-SIM mobile handset with a 3D graphic interface and surround sound. It is priced at Rs 7,995. Press Release

– The US will closely work with India authorities to crackdown on pirated bollywood movies . This might also involve the US immigration and customs enforcement department collaborating with India to target internet sites that distribute pirated movies online. More at The Economic Times

– Bharti Airtel’s Kenyan unit has added 2 million new subscribers, doubling its total subscriber base to 4 million. It plans to launch a 3G service in the country by end of this quarter. More at Reuters

– Etisalat Chairman, Mohammed Hassan Omran and UAE’s Envoy to India,  Mohammed Sultan Al Owais met Indian Telecom minister Kapil Sibal to discuss Etisalat’s investment in the country and defend their license following the 2G scam investigation. More at Reuters

– Vijaya Bank has tied up with digital payments provider Times of Money to offer an online remittance program for NRIs to transfer money from 22 countries. More at OneIndia

– Loop Mobile now refunds its subscribers for call drops in the Mumbai circle. It compensates Re 0.50 per minute for every call drop experienced. More at Telecomyatra

– Web solutions provider BigRock has formally launched operations in India. The company provides domain name registration, web hosting, e-commerce deployment solutions amongst other web services. More at Business Standard P.S: I saw a BigRock stall at an exhibition at New Delhi’s Pragti Maidan in December offering domain names at Rs 99.

– An interesting take on the opening of Mobile Payment Providers space in Nigeria. Read Mobile Money Africa