Bharti Airtel Launches Dynamic Mobile Exchange (DME) for corporates

airtelLeading telecom company Bharti Airtel has launched Airtel Dynamic Mobile Exchange (DME) for corporates. The solution allows the workforce to access enterprise data from anywhere on a device of their choice, in a secure manner– thus enhancing the business productivity while meeting mobile data security requirements of the enterprise.

With ever changing business environment and with more demanding customers – ubiquitous mobile is emerging as an alternative that helps in maintaining better work-life balance. From field-force to in-house executives, employees prefer to use personal smart phones and tablet for official work. Keeping pace with this demand, the concept of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is gaining momentum and therefore security of data sitting on these devices are paramount for every organization. Airtel DME ensures seamless implementation of the Enterprise BYOD concept without compromising on corporate data security.

Airtel DME allows employees to segregate official & personal data on the same device by containerizing the information such as emails, data applications, documents etc. The solution empowers IT administrators to remotely manage and control the device basis individual company policy. In case of loss of the mobile device, the corporate container can be remotely locked and data can be wiped off, thereby protecting sensitive corporate information.

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MTNL Launches Video Telephony Service In Delhi & Mumbai

mtnlOn Thursday, Union Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Shri Kapil Sibal, launched MTNL’s Video Telephony Service for Delhi and Mumbai. MTNL is the first Telecom Service Provider to offer high quality Video calling service in these two Metros.Ahmedabad based ICT solutions provider Sai Infosystem (India) Limited is the Technology partner of MTNL for this Next generation Video calling service.

This service can be availed over existing MTNL connection. Any MTNL customer can now avail this service to make high quality Video call through MTNL’s landline or Fibre network. Video conferencing so far costly will now be easily available to business and Government offices. MTNL shall provide special PVC (Private virtual circuit) on broadband connection through which traffic of Video calls will flow.

The launch of this Video Telephony service will allow organizations to have instant face-to-face meetings, sales reviews, and training sessions at 25% of the current cost. Apart from desk-to-desk calling, these Video Phones can also be connected to large screens like TV/Projector for Video Phones will work simultaneously with landline and broadband.

This service can be used to make calls within India on MTNL / BSNL HD-Voice and Video Telephony network. Video call charges are Rs. 2.50 per minute.

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Aircel Launches ‘Pocket Music International’ Service

aircelAircel has announced the launch of ‘Pocket Music International’ for the young music lovers of international music. Through this service, Aircel subscribers can now download and enjoy full tracks from a vast catalogue consisting of international music provided by top two global music recording giants, Sony and Universal. The catalogue includes top international artists like, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Enrique Iglesias, Bryan Adams, Pitbull, Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez and many more. This is the ‘first of its kind’ service exclusively offering international music genres.

Commenting on the launch, Anupam Vasudev, Chief Marketing Officer, Aircel, said “ With ‘Pocket Music International’, Aircel offers youngsters a one stop destination for international music wherein they can download songs from a wide range of international artists at an affordable price. Today’s youth love international music of different genres like pop, rock and hip hop and thus this service is specially designed to offer such music on the move, anytime, anywhere.”

Aircel subscribers can visit the WAP portal music.pocketinternet.in on their mobile handset and download full songs of their favourite artists. The product is available on a daily subscription of Rs. 5 in which the user gets 5 song downloads daily, which translates to Re 1 per song.

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In October 2012, Broadband Subscriber Base In India Reaches 14.81 Million

traiAccording to latest TRAI data,  the total broadband subscriber base in India has increased to 14.81 million in October 2012 as against 14.68 million at the end of September 2012, there by showing a monthly growth of 0.89%. Yearly growth in broadband subscribers is 14.10% during the last one year (October 2011 to October 2012).

The telephone subscriber base in India has decreased to 935.18 million at the end of October, 2012 as against 937.70 million at the end of September 2012, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of -0.27%. The urban subscriber base has decreased from 595.69 million in September, 2012 to 590.73 million at the end of October, 2012.   During the same period, subscription in rural areas has increased from 342.01 million to 344.45 million.

At the end of October 2012, the total wireless subscriber base has decreased to 904.23 million, registering a monthly growth of -0.26%. Wireless subscription in urban areas decreased from 571.70 million in September 2012 to 566.81 million at the end of Octoberber 2012. During the same period the wireless subscription in rural areas increased from 334.92 million to 337.42 million. Out of the total 904.32 million wireless subscribers, 703.92 million were active on the date of Peak VLR for the month of October 2012. The proportion of VLR subscribers is approximately 77.85% of the total wireless subscriber base reported by the service providers.

At the end of October 2012, the wireline subscriber base declined to 30.95 Million as against 31.08 million at the end of September 2012. Net reduction in wireline subscriber base was 0.14 million.

Mobile Number Portability requests increased from 69.78 million subscribers at the end of September 2012 to 75.14 million at the end of October 2012. In the month of October 2012 alone, 5.36 million requests have been made for MNP.

The Metro Circle saw the highest reduction and highest rate of decline in the wireless sector from September 2012 to October 2012. In wireline segment, the Circles in Category B have shown the highest reduction in subscriber base while Category C has shown the highest monthly rate of reduction. While metros indicate data for Delhi, Mumbai & Kolkata, data for Chennai service area has been included in Circle A, as part of TN.

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Bharti Airtel Launches 24X7 Emergency Alert Service

Bharti Airtel has launched a 24X7 ‘Emergency Alert Service’ that will enable its subscribers to send alert message with location details to 10 mobile numbers.

Airtel subscribers can now use this alert service during an emergency to send an alert with their geographic location to their closest 10 loved ones simultaneously with just a call, facilitating an access to easy and quick help. They also have the option to send a ‘SAFE’ SMS indication to a pre-defined group of 10 family members and friends and keep them informed of their well-being especially when out alone and during any natural calamity or disaster with just one click.

In order to activate the Emergency Alert Service, subscribers have to call 55100 and follow menu options. After this, they’ve to identify 10 numbers and add their number by messaging START <MobileNumber1>, <MobileNumber2>, <MobileNumber3> up to 10 numbers. Subscribers opting for this service will be charged Rs. 30 for 30 days and they can send this alert even if they don’t have minimum balance in their account. Subscribers can also send this alert through SMS by typing HELP in the message box and sending it to 55100 which will be then transmitted on all the 10 numbers.

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Vodafone India Launches Vodafone Secure Device Manager For Corporates

Yesterday, Vodafone India announced  the launch of Vodafone Secure Device Manager for corporates. Vodafone India is the first Indian telecom operator to launch this unique and innovative solution which acts as a simple and flexible tool to keep the data on smart phone & tablets secure, helping business grow without the fear of data security breach.

Key features of Vodafone Secure Device Manager:

  • Secure access to corporate informationby remotely securing authorising smartphones & tablets
  • Remotely audit devices for corporate security policy compliance
  • Protect data by enforcing encryption and pass codes
  • Remotely lock or wipe devices in the case of accidental device loss or theft

Nowadays, with the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) concept picking up pace, increasing number of people prefer smart phones and tablets to access the company’s data. Securing these devices, and hence the data, has now become extremely important. Vodafone Secure Device Manager allows your people to work with their smart devices without compromising your company’s security.

So how does Vodafone Secure Device Manager help you? Vodafone Secure Device Manager serves as an important solution for Chief Information Officers (CIO’s) & Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) of India Inc. It provides them a secure management console which allows them to gain visibility to and remotely configure &secure their organisations device estate. Vodafone Secure Device Manager empowers IT administrators by allowing them to remotely manage security policies, device settings, certificates, applications, operating system etc. Vodafone’s solution can prove to be invaluable in the event of mobile device loss, it allows users to remotely lock or wipe all information from their smart device.

Commenting on the launch, Naveen Chopra, Director, Vodafone Business Services said,”While the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ phenomenon has empowered our users, it has also exposed a gaping hole in the security armory of our corporate customers. We’re witnessing an increase in Mobile Data security concerns raised by corporate customers. Vodafone Business Services is proud to introduce the ‘Secure Device Manager’ solution. It will allow IT administrators to easily manage & secure their organization’s smart device fleet, via a simple &easy to use console. It’s the only way to let your people bring their smart devices to work without compromising your company’s security.”

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0.24 Million GSM Subscribers Added In October 2012

According to recent data released by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), India added 0.24 million GSM subscribers in the month of October 2012, taking the GSM subscriber base to 671.91 million. This reflects a 0.04% increase from previous month.

Airtel added the maximum number of new subscribers, i.e. 0.49 million – taking its user base to 186.41 million. It is followed by Vodafone, which added 0.48 million subscribers taking its user base to 153.15 million. Idea added 0.24 million users and its user base has reached the 115.70 million mark. Aircel added only 0.18 million new subscribers, taking its user base to 66.79 million. While BSNL didn’t gain any new subscribers, Uninor lost 1.10 million users taking its user base to 41.04 million.

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Airtel Nigeria Appoints Segun Ogunsanya As Chief Executive Officer

Leading telecommunications services provider Bharti Airtel announced the appointment of Segun Ogunsanya as the Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Networks Ltd, Nigeria (“Airtel Nigeria”). A Chartered Accountant, he holds a Bachelors of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Ife, Nigeria.

As CEO, Mr. Ogunsanya will be responsible for defining and delivering the business strategy and providing overall leadership for Airtel Nigeria. He will be reporting to Manoj Kohli, CEO (International) and Joint MD, Bharti Airtel. The appointment is effective November 26, 2012.

He takes over from Rajan Swaroop, who has successfully led operations at Airtel Nigeria for the past two years. Rajan will be appointed as Non-Executive Director on the Board of Airtel Nigeria following the completion of the transition process and will continue to work closely with the Airtel Nigeria leadership team.

Mr. Ogunsanya brings with him over 24 years of rich industry experience across multiple geographies, organisations and diverse sectors such as Coca Cola, Banking and Arthur Anderson.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Manoj Kohli, said, “I am delighted to have Segun on board and am confident that his rich and diverse experience will add immense value to our operations in Nigeria. Segun’s appointment underlines Bharti Airtel’s commitment to promoting African talent and building a world-class leadership team. I wish him the very best in his new role and would also thank Rajan for his immense contribution to Airtel Nigeria.”

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5.61 Million Mobile Number Portability Requests Received In August 2012

According to recent data released by TRAI, the number of telephone subscribers in India decreased from 944.81 million at the end of July 2012 to 939.57 million at the end of August 2012 , thereby registering a monthly growth rate of -0.56%.

Subscription in urban areas decreased from 603.03 million in July, 2012 to 599.20 million at the end of August, 2012. During the same period, subscription in rural areas decreased from 341.79 million to 340.37 million. The monthly growth rate of urban and rural subscription is -0.64% and -0.41% respectively.

The total wireless subscriber base decreased from 908.36 million at the end of August 2012 to 913.49 million in July 2012. This decline is due to large scale disconnections by some of the service providers. The share of urban wireless subscribers has decreased from 63.37 % to 63.32% where as share of rural wireless subscribers has increased from 36.63% to 36.68%. Private operators hold 88.49% of the wireless market share (based on subscriber base) where as BSNL and MTNL, the two PSU operators hold only 11.51% market share.Out of the total 908.36 million wireless subscribers, 701.87 million were active on the date of Peak VLR for the month of August 2012.

Requests for mobile number portability increased from 59.31 million subscribers at the end of July 2012 to 64.92 million at the end of August 2012. In the month of August 2012 alone, 5.61 million requests have been made for MNP. In MNP Zone-I (Northern & Western India) maximum number of requests have been received in Rajasthan (6.17 million) followed by Gujarat (5.66 million) whereas in MNP Zone-II (Southern & Eastern) maximum number of requests have been received in Karnataka (8.12 million) followed by Andhra Pradesh Service area (6.15 million).

At the end of July 2012, the wireline subscriber base declined from 31.33 million at the end of July 2012 to 31.21 Million at the end of August 2012. Net reduction in wireline subscriber base was 0.12 million. BSNL and MTNL, the two PSU operators hold 79.93% of the Wireline market share.

The Circles in Category B show the highest reduction and highest rate of decline in the wireless sector from July 2012 to August 2012. In wireline segment also, the Circles in Category B have shown the highest reduction in subscriber base and highest monthly rate of reduction.

Total Broadband subscriber base has increased from 14.68 million at the end of July 2012 to 14.82 million at the end of August 2012, there by showing a monthly growth of 1.37%. Yearly growth in broadband subscribers is 16.78% during the last one year (September 2011 to August 2012). As on 31st August 2012, there are 149 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) which are providing broadband services in the country.

[via:TRAI]

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