News: BSNL/MTNL Merger(?), Kishore Biyani to Launch MNVO Service

First announced in 2008, Kishore Biyani is now all set to launch MVNO services (in 6-8 weeks) and will reveal the details in few weeks.

MVNOs, as you know do not own spectrum, and buy Minutes of Usage from telecom operators.

;there will be SIM cards based on the GSM platform from the Tata DoCoMo brand which will provide the back-end for the Future Group’s foray into telecom.

However, there are no plans to tap into the synergies which might exist in the hardware market considering the group already has a joint venture under Future Axiom Telecom which is into sourcing and wholesale distribution of mobile handsets.’ – source


Now that both the PSUs are under a pressure to perform, government is mulling merger of the two.

The merger talks between Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd could be back on the menu. The two PSUs discussed the issue at a meeting with the Prime Minister on Wednesday as part of a plan to revive the company’s profitability. – source

DOCOMICS from Tata DoCoMo

Tata DOCOMO has partnered with NTT DOCOMO to launch DOCOMICS, a service that alllows users to read mobile comics through a viewer application. Using the service, customers can view the content frame by frame, besides downloading comics from a WAP site through the application.[source]

Reliance Mediaworks acquires iLab

Reliance MediaWorks (earlier Adlabs) has acquired iLab, film processing and post production facility [more].

Reliance MediaWorks earlier acquired U.S.-based Lowry Digital that operates in the film production and restoration business.

"This (ilab) will be our front face. We will be able to send some high-end work we get in the U.K. to Lowry and some other work to our business process outsourcing unit in India,"- wsj

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