TRAI May Give Its Net Neutrality Recommendations Shortly

Net Neutrality

Telecom regulator TRAI said it is expected to issue recommendations on the controversial issue of net neutrality in about a month. “All stakeholders are actively participating in this (net neutrality) debate. I think TRAI should be able to give appropriate recommendation to the government which they have asked for,” TRAI Chairman RS Sharma told reporters in New Delhi on the…

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Telenor Ties Knot With Bharti Airtel For Intra-Circle Roaming In AP And Telangana

1. Telenor Ties Knot With Bharti Airtel

Telenor India, which will soon merge its operations with Bharti Airtel has now entered into an intra-circle roaming arrangement with the same operator Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. Under this agreement, eligible Telenor subscribers will be able to enjoy 3G services and a wider coverage of 4G services and high-speed internet while on roaming within the state. Telenor India has been…

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African Continent Has Joined The Satellite Race

The GhanaSat-1―Ghana’s first satellite

The GhanaSat-1―Ghana’s first satellite began its orbit recently, with a little help from some friends. The cubesat, built by a Ghanaian engineering team at All Nations University, was delivered to NASA’s International Space Station in June on a SpaceX rocket that took off from pad 39a at Kennedy Space Center, a NASA spokesperson confirmed. The GhanaSat-1 deployed into orbit from…

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Asiasat 9 Will Be Launched Soon

Asiasat 9

AsiaSat 9, AsiaSat’s most powerful satellite will launch soon on a Proton M/Breeze M rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan after being in storage at Space Systems Loral’s facility with its Pre-ship Review passed in April. AsiaSat 9, Asia’s next generation satellite, will replace AsiaSat 4 at 122 degrees East longitude. Designed with innovative and cutting edge features, this new satellite…

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India Makes An Exclusive Satellite For Afghanistan

Exclusive Satellite For Afghanistan

India and Afghanistan expects to shortly sign a memorandum of understanding for launching of an exclusive satellite for Afghanistan by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Afghanistan’s minister for telecommunication and technology Syed Ahmad Shah Sadat recently met Indian Ambassador Manpreet Vohra in Kabul and made a formal request that India should launch a satellite exclusively for Afghanistan’s use. Sadat…

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Satellite Captures Hidden Slavery


Researchers in England are hoping to help root out modern day slavery in northern India by using detailed satellite imagery to locate brick kilns. These sites are especially known for using millions of slaves, including children. A team of geospatial experts at the University of Nottingham use Google Maps and dozens of volunteers to identify potential sites of exploitation and…

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Questions Arise Over HD Channels Profitability Brand Owners Deny Its Advantage

HD Channels

While broadcasters say HD channels are a successful business proposition, brand owners call it a farce. The premium on the HD viewer is too much according to the advertiser but is justified by the broadcaster. MK Anand, MD and CEO, Times Network, explained, “An HD viewer has passed three filters to reach that status. First is to have an HD…

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Interoperable STB Will Arrive In Market Shortly

Interoperability STB

In what may be good news for consumers, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has successfully developed an interoperable set-top box (STB) for digital Cable TV broadcasting services, which will allow subscribers to use the same STB interchangeably between various service providers, the regulator said. This essentially means that in case a consumer wants to change his service provider…

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