India will soon have a national database of IMEI number to block all services to those handsets that are stolen, in an attempt to prevent their misuse.
This industry body has suggested that this central registry be maintained either by the government, or the regulator or by done by an authorised third party, and it be linked to the GSMA database having the white/grey/black list of all the handsets available in the market to reduce the efforts, risk of error and cost of updating the database separately by each service provider.
This position has been supported by several mobile phone operators [source].
DTH Subscription Reaches 30 million
DTH operators are set to charge a 25-30% premium over cable rates from advertisers starting early next year. The six operators are now tracking viewership of the over 30 million subscribers separately. One of their key findings has been that DTH viewers spend more time watching entertainment, sports and news channels than cable viewers.[FE]
LinkedIn Crosses 8 Million Members in India
LinkedIn has crossed 8 million member base in India, a 2.3X growth since Nov’09 [via].
LinkedIn India Milestones
- LinkedIn reached 4 million user base in India in January, 2010.
- Out of 4 million users, the last 3 million user base was achieved in just 1.5 years.
- LinkedIn started its India operations in December of 2009.
- Took just 7 months to grab 3 million more users, i.e. 7 million.
- Took just a year to double its member base.
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