Roundup: IMIMobile Launches Make My Tunes on Ringback Tone platform

IMIMobile has launched ‘Make My Tunes’ service on its RBT platform. The service has been launched by Aircel as ‘Dialer Tune – Song Edit’. Aircel customers in Chennai & Tamilnadu circle can dial 5300053 and select their favorite section of the song as their RBT.

This  service enables users to listen to a full song and choose any part of the song as their RBT. Additionally, this gives users the option to download the selected part of the song as Ringtone or dedicate the song to friends, providing a unified music experience to consumers. This service can replace the conventional IVR based music services like Music on Demand, RBT discovery portal & Ringtone portals.

The market size for RBT in India is approximately Rs 2200 cr and growing at a fast pace. Further Mobile Radio and Music on Demand form another Rs 2000 cr of potential market. MVAS has witnessed unprecedented growth during these times of cut throat competition among telecom service providers and will continue its growth path. To keep up the momentum, the market requires continuous innovation such as Make My Tunes.

Bharti Airtel to launch 3G services within a week today

Bharti had won spectrum (radio waves) for 3G services in 13 of the country’s 22 telecom service and the company has announced that they will launch the service within a week.

Vodafone has also announced plans to launch the service within the next three months.

Update: Airtel is launching 3G services in Karnataka today.

ESSAR IPO

Vodafone has said it will not block the Essar Group from conducting an initial public offering of the latter’s shares in Vodafone Essar.

The British telecom company also said that the decision to exercise either put option on or before May 8 is entirely the choice of Essar.[source]

Nasa terms ongoing Indian winter as ‘deadly’

The US National Aeronautical and Space Administration (Nasa) has termed as ‘deadly’ the 2010-11 winter bearing down on north India.

The Nasa report coincided with the latest national agro-met advisory bulletin brought out by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) that called on farmers to arrange for more smoking around the field to prevent the crops from cold/frost injury.[source]

Indian IT sector back on growth path

The top five IT companies are estimated to hire 1,60,000 to 1,80,000 new employees in the next 12 months, said Kris Gopalakrishnan, CEO, Infosys Technologies [source].

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