News Roundup: Freedom from unsolicited SMS in 6 weeks, Infy Launches Radio Station For Staff

Only 13 million subscribers have opted for MNP and the competitive (and bad QoS across all operators) is probably the reason why MNP hasn’t been a huge success in India.

There was not even an initial spike for mobile number portability since factors that cause people to shift operators – high call charges, low competition, being tied down to an operator on contract – all did not exist here, Syniverse Technologies [source].

Also, a total of 8,39,471 requests for MNP have been received in Delhi licence service area with all service providers till July 31 out of which MNP was allowed in 6,11,179 cases,

Freedom from unsolicited SMS in 6 weeks

Mobile phone users can opt for not receiving text SMS in seven categories like real estate, credit cards, consumer durables, banking and finance by registering their number in National Do-Not-Call (NDNC) registry by calling or sending SMS to toll-free number 1909. Once a number is registered, the server will block any unsolicited text message if a tele-marketer ties to send it. [source].

Smart Sky to supply 25,000 tablet PCs to UK firm

Smart Sky Electronics and Research Pvt Ltd, the company set up by the ex-MindTree employee, Mr Samartha Raghava N, in February, has won an order from a UK-based healthcare company to supply 25,000 tablets for patient monitoring.[source]

Infy launches radio station for staff

On his last day at work on Friday, Mr N R Narayana Murthy’s interview was aired on InfyRadio. According to sources in the company, Mr Murthy spoke of his personal life and is said to have ‘requested’ for retro Hindi film songs.

This radio service will run for six hours a day, five days a week and will be a combination of music (Hindi/English), RJ Talk, Infy-related communication, leadership interviews, song requests as well as interactive contests. The plan is to involve employees and some celebrity guests in the running of this station [source]

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