BSNL To Launch Partially Free Roaming Plans, MTNL To Offer The Same In Mumbai & Delhi

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State run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) are trying to catch-up with private players with roam-free plans.Expected to be officially announced on India’s Republic Day (26th January), both MTNL & BSNL will launch special roam-free plans to their subscribers. Despite the moniker, these roam free plans come with interesting riders. Roam-free plans are...
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India’s Official Websites Facing Rising Threats from Hackers, What Happened To The Security Measures?

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The Indian Government has been battling a rising threat from organized hacking cartels for the past few years. However, for the past few months, the quantum has increased to dangerous levels.As per a recent report, as many as 40 websites belonging to some important government departments were defaced. The hackers have even displayed their preference primarily towards those websites having ‘.in’...
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Government Unveils National Cyber Security Policy 2013

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After months of speculations, Indian Government has finally announced the National Cyber Security Policy 2013. The policy, approved in May this year, has proposed to set up different bodies to deal with various levels of threats, along with a national nodal agency, to coordinate all matters related to cyber security. The National Cyber Security Policy 2013  which aims to protect information and...
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Airtel May Be Forced To Cough Up Rs. 650 Crore As Penalty For Routing ISD Calls As Local

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The world of telecommunications is often wrought with expensive bearings. One such latest tussle is between State Run BSNL & private mobile service provider Bharti Airtel. The Government of India has approved a fine to the tune of Rs. 650 Crores (US$ 109 Million) to be levied on Airtel for falsifying actual call origin & masquerading ISD Calls as Local Calls. A telecom ministry official has...
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Datawind Struggles, But Completes Entire Pending Order Of 1 Lakh Aakash II Units

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India’s dream to give a positive boost to education via electronic medium of Tablets seems on its way to fruition. Datawind, the company assigned with the duty of manufacturing 1 Lakh units of ultra-affordable Aakash II has just announced completion of delivery of the entire first batch.What does the final dispatched version have? Datawind has managed to include a lot of mainstream features within...
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Datawind Confident Of Completing Backlog Of Aakash Tablets Before April-End

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Datawind, the manufacturer entrusted with the responsibility of supplying the world’s lowest cost education-centric Aakash Tablets, is now positive of fulfilling Indian Government’s pending orders by this month end. Of the total 1 Lakh tablets ordered, Datawind delivered only 17,000. It had further claimed to have dispatched about 30,000 units. While the lot has still not been confirmed to be...
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Kapil Sibal unveils IPv6 Deployment Roadmap Version II

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The ‘National IPv6 Depolyment Roadmap Version II,’ a document containing policy guidelines for transition towards IPv6 addresses has been released by the Union Minister for IT and Communications, Kapil Sibal. The document has been prepared by the NT Cell of the government’s Department of Telecom (DOT).Elaborating on the importance of Internet in today’s digital age, Sibal...
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Aakash Tablet’s Future In Jeopardy As Government Mulls Scrapping The Project

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The ambitious ultra-low cost tablet, meant to revolutionalize education in a vast country like India, may be very short-lived. The Human Resource Department, once headed by the project’s founder Kapil Sibal has received reports about repeated poor performance & faulty hardware. Accordingly, the HRD, now led by Pallam Raju appears set to not only cancelling the order, but scrapping the entire...
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India To Have Single Emergency Response Number Soon

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To abolish different numbers for different emergency situations, the Government of India will soon provide a single number for all kinds of emergencies. The new emergency communication system will be based on the lines of that in countries like US, which follow the 911 code.At present, there are different numbers for different types of emergencies, like 100 for police, 101 for fire and so on. Releasing...
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IP Addresses Set To Become Cheaper Thanks To Indian IT Ministry

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The government’s IT Ministry Division has officially launched the National Internet Registry (NIR) at Vigyan Bhawan yesterday. The NIR has been launched under the National Internet Exchange (NIXI) and will facilitate allocation of IP (Internet Protocol) addresses in India. It will be called ‘Indian registry for internet names and numbers’ (IRINN) in India. The basic aim of this division...
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