Bharti Airtel launches Fiber-to-the-Home services at Rs 2,199 per month

Bharti Airtel launches Fiber-to-the-Home services at Rs 2,199 per month

2018-04-09T14:24:24+00:00 On

With the launch of Reliance Jio’s home broadband services drawing nearer, competitor Bharti Airtel has introduced new fiber-based broadband plans with speeds of up to 300 Mbps. The FTIH (Fiber-To-the-Home) based plan comes at a monthly rental of Rs. 2199 and offers…

India facing 37% shortfall in DTH spectrum – I&B ministry

India facing 37% shortfall in DTH spectrum – I&B ministry

2018-04-06T12:07:28+00:00 On

India has a total registered demand of 175 satellite transponders for DTH services, but only 111 transponders are currently available, Rajyavardhan Rathore, junior minister for information and broadcasting said, adding that efforst are on to rectify the situation. Satellite transponders refer to…

Royal Enfield to set up new production unit near Chennai at Rs 800 cr

Royal Enfield to set up new production unit near Chennai at Rs 800 cr

2018-04-03T14:48:27+00:00 On

Royal Enfield, which makes the iconic ‘Bullet’ retro motorbikes in India, said it will invest Rs 800 cr this financial year to create the second phase of its factory at its Vallam Vadagal site near Chennai. The company, whose products cost upwards…

WhatsApp starts rolling out ‘verified accounts’ with IndusInd Bank

WhatsApp starts rolling out ‘verified accounts’ with IndusInd Bank

2018-04-03T14:13:51+00:00 On

WhatsApp, the biggest interpersonal text-messaging platform in India, has started rolling out its ‘verified accounts’ feature with IndusInd Bank as one of its first customers. For now, verified accounts are limited to businesses, and will be used to assure customers that they…

Jio users need to click on app to extend Prime membership

Jio users need to click on app to extend Prime membership

2018-03-30T19:29:00+00:00 On

Contrary to rumors, Reliance Jio is not giving an automatic extension in Jio prime membership to all its users, but existing members have to ‘express their interest’ through the company’s selfcare application. “Express your interest to get complimentary membership for the next…

As criminals switch to ‘digital India’, Govt forms committee to tackle phone fraud

As criminals switch to ‘digital India’, Govt forms committee to tackle phone fraud

2018-03-28T13:29:25+00:00 On

The government of India has set up a “Committee on Phone Frauds” to deal rising instances of theft of money using phone calls and one time passwords. India has seen a sharp increase in the number of ‘phishing calls’ made on phones…

Reliance Jio’s 49 plan revives interest in Jiophone – Credit Suisse

Reliance Jio’s 49 plan revives interest in Jiophone – Credit Suisse

2018-03-27T10:34:36+00:00 On

Financial services firm Credit Suisse said sales of Jiophone, which had begun to lose steam after an initial surge, are now back on track due to the affordable Rs 49 plan launched by Reliance Jio. Jiophone, priced at Rs 1,500, is estimated…

JSW Energy appoints GM executive to head its electric vehicle unit

JSW Energy appoints GM executive to head its electric vehicle unit

2018-03-23T16:44:53+00:00 On

Power generation company JSW Energy Ltd said it has appointed auto industry veteran Sergio Luiz Pegoraro Rocha of Brazil to head its upcoming electric vehicle unit. In his previous stint, he was President, CEO and Chairman of GM Korea (General Motors, Korea),…

Mahindra & Ford to co-develop SUVs,  small electric vehicle

Mahindra & Ford to co-develop SUVs, small electric vehicle

2018-03-22T19:50:57+00:00 On

Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company will jointly develop new SUVs, and a small electric vehicle as part of several initiatives announced today between the two companies. The two companies signed five new memoranda of understanding (MoU) that they said will further…

Kotak Mahindra Bank grows customer base by 50% in 9 months with Aadhaar eKYC

Kotak Mahindra Bank grows customer base by 50% in 9 months with Aadhaar eKYC

2018-03-20T16:35:11+00:00 On

Kotak Mahindra Bank said its customer base increased by 50% in nine months after it launched a mobile app to facilitate quick opening of bank accounts using Aadhaar. The company launched an app called 811 on March 29, 2017, three months after…

Star India issues disconnection notice to Videocon D2h

Star India issues disconnection notice to Videocon D2h

2018-03-20T13:45:03+00:00 On

Star India, which recently won the rights to the Indian Premier League by offering to pay a whopping Rs 16,348 cr over five years, has issued a disconnection notice to Videocon D2h DTH service. This follows a similar warning issued to users…