News Roundup: BSNL launches six data centres, Quad Electronics sues DataWind

BSNL enters cloud services with six internet data centres

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has launched six internet data centres to grab a bigger slice of growing demand for hosted and cloud services from government organisations and private enterprises in the country. The centres would be managed and operated by IT solutions provider Dimension Data under a 10-year revenue share deal.Located in Mumbai, Faridabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ludhiana and Ghaziabad at BSNL properties, the centres will offer managed co-location, managed hosting and cloud services. [source]

Social networking sites should set up servers in India: Gehlot

Seeking the Centre’s immediate attention for controlling social networking sites, the Rajasthan Chief Minister, Mr Ashok Gehlot, said on Monday that these companies should be asked to set up their servers in India.

“I would appreciate if these sites could develop a system which by itself prevents posting of material with communal and anti-national overtones,” he said.“As the servers of these social networking sites are located outside the country, it becomes an arduous task to obtain any information related to such incidents.” [source]

Quad Electronics sues DataWind for Aakash contract breach

Even as retail customers wait for delivery of Aakash, the Hyderabad-based assembler of the tablet, Quad Electronics, has sued DataWind alleging that the British Indian firm failed to procure its contracted inventory or pay for the tablets. DataWind retorted saying it won’t procure any more tablets from Quad and will settle the issue legally. Quad has served a legal notice to DataWind for non-payment of $1.12 million against dues outstanding and inventory procured for DataWind.[source]

Cisco and Government of Karnataka in PPP to Pilot Remote Healthcare in Chitradurga District

Cisco has announced the launch of its Cisco healthcare solution pilot program to enable remote healthcare for one primary healthcare center and one community healthcare center from the district hospital in Chitradurga District.

With this project, Cisco advances its Inclusive Growth vision of using technology to bridge the urban-rural gap. Last year, Cisco launched the initiative so that rural communities can get access to essential urban services like healthcare, education, a marketplace and access to public services through technology and bring them into the mainstream economy. Using the network as a platform, these services can bring about transformational change and greatly reduce the urban-rural divide.

TRAI wants all communication services under one license

The Indian telecoms regulator on Monday recommended that government allow all communication services under one license with an entry fee of Rs 15 crore compared to Rs 1,658 crore at present.
But these pan-India mobile permits will not come bundled with spectrum or airwaves, and companies that obtain them must buy radio frequencies by participating in auctions. Currently, a pan-India permit comes bundled with 4.4 MHz of start-up GSM spectrum or 2.5 MHz of CDMA airwaves in all the 22 regions. [source]

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