Interview: Atul Bindal, President (Mobile Services) Airtel:
– On Indic Interfaces, App Stores, Telco Billing, Exclusive Rights, Bundling, Personalization
– On 3G Rollout, Data Trends, 4G, VAS Cannibalization

MediaNama Charts:

Indian Telecom Subscriber And Revenues – Operator Data
Indian Telecom Subscriber And Revenues – Circle Data

Editor’s Picks:

– App Store Wars: GetJar Bans Opera Mini After Opera App Store Launch
– More Than 38 Lakh MNP Requests Received: TRAI
– Guruji Shuts Music Search

Data:

– Jan 2011: India Has 11.21M Broadband Connections; 771.18M Mobile With 71.14% Active
– Opera Jan 2011: Wikipedia Rises, Mobile2day Emerges, GetJar & Zedge Decline

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Other Updates:

Retail Telecom Brand T24 Expands To Mumbai & Maharashtra
AOL India To Cut 400 Jobs, Transition 300 To Contractor Status By June 30th
Infibeam Launches Magic Box; Who Hasn’t Launched Daily Deals Yet?
Slideshare Signs India Ad Inventory Exclusively To Tyroo
Indian Govt. Launches Sanchar Shakti Mobile VAS Scheme For Rural Women
Sokrati Raises Series A Funding From Inventus Capital Partners
Video: OnMobile Says Margins Recovering; LatAm Could Be 50% Of Biz
Music Deals: Indiatimes-Sarthak Music; Spice Digital-Hungama

Music Startup Beyond Oblivion Raises $77M With An Eye On India, Malaysia, US
IPL Invites Fresh Bids For Internet, Mobile Rights For 2011-2014; No Resellers
GroupOn Looking For Affiliates In India; Competitor Launches GroupOn.in
AOL India Is Laying Off Staff: Reports
Cybermedia’s PCQuest Mag Integrates QR Codes; Their Archaic Websites?
BharatMatrimony Offers Facebook Integration; Why Would You Use It?
Tanla Launches Mobile Payments Service TPAYmobile.com; Airtel, Voda, Idea, MTNL
OnMobile Completes LatAm Deployment; 1:1 Bonus Issue

Samsung India Appoints Elkana Ezekiel As CMO
ZipDial Launches Toll-Free Customer Mobile Verification With Flipkart, Myntra, Tutorvista
TRAI Do Not Call, SMS Spam Regulations Postponed Again Till 21st March

Also See: Digital & Telecom Jobs At JobNama

News Digest:

– News Digest: 700MHz, Warner Bros-Facebook, RCOM, Bing Deals, Edutor, Deals And You, Airtel
– News Digest: Comviva, Canaan Partners, Jet-TTSL, JustEat.in, Yatra.com, Flipkart, Expedia-MSN India, TRAI, Spectrum Pricing, BWA, Panchayati Raj, TravelMartIndia-Vamoose.in

From Our Press Release Site: (mail releases@medianama.com)

Oddvar Hesjedal new Executive Vice President in Telenor Group
MTS Targets New MBlaze Customers; Provides 50% Extra Data Usage On Special Tariff Vouchers
China Development Bank signs final documentation for fully underwritten over Rs. 8700 crores (US$ 1.93 Billion) loan facility for Reliance Communications (RCom)
New Home Learning Device by Edutor Makes Home Learning effective for School Kids
Tata Communications Selects Cloud.com’s Cloud Computing Platform to Power InstaCompute
CNN Invites Its Global Audience To Share Everything That Is ‘Uniqely India’
Airtel 3G service comes docking on the shores of Mumbai

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