News Roundup: Google launches App Vault in India

Vault gives Google Apps customers the extended management and information governance capabilities to proactively archive, retain and preserve Gmail and on-the-record chats. With the ability to search and manage data based on terms, dates, senders, recipients and labels, Vault helps you find the information you need, when you need it. Vault gives management, IT, legal and compliance users a systemized, repeatable and defensible platform that will reduce the costs and risks of doing business. With just a few clicks, the business can access a service designed for security and providing auditable access to critical information.

Google Apps Vault can be added to your Google Apps account for an additional $5 per user per month [source].

Telecom CEOs urge Sibal to trash regulator’s report

CEOs of telecom companies had another round of meetings with the Union Communications and IT Minister, Mr Kapil Sibal, and urged him to reject the TRAI report on spectrum pricing on multiple grounds.

“There will be circles which will have more than a 100 per cent price rise (in tariffs) if they were to absorb the impact of what is being recommended,” the Bharti Airtel CEO, Mr Sanjay Kapoor, said after the meeting. “In one circle, the cost of spectrum, the reserve price is Rs 7 crore and on other end, there are metros where it is Rs 717 crore, which is a 100 times differential,” he said. [source]

DoT allocates BWA spectrum to Qualcomm

The Telecom Ministry is believed to have finally alloted spectrum to US-based Qualcomm for offering wireless broadband services, two years after it won the radio waves through auction. A senior DoT official, however, said Qualcomm will have the right to use this spectrum for 18.5 years only. [source]


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