News Roundup: LinkedIn India, IPv6, .IN Registrations [and more]

LinkedIn has opened it’s India office (as we mentioned earlier) and has partnered with CNBC-TV18 for co-marketing of the service in India.

To better engage with professionals in India, LinkedIn has also announced a co-marketing agreement with Network18 that initially includes integration of business and finance content from Moneycontrol on LinkedIn and community-generated content from LinkedIn on CNBC-TV18. The agreement is the first media partnership announced by LinkedIn in India and is a part of the company’s strategy to growing brand awareness among professionals in the country. – blog

DoT to announce IPv6

DoT is all set to announce its policy for adopting the next generation protocol for Internet services in the country. IPv6 is expected to remove the limitations pertaining to IP addresses that are prevalent in the current regime. Under IPv4, India has been allocated only two lakh addresses. This is one of the biggest constraints to the adoption of intelligent IP-based network applications and devices within the country.[source]

Subscribers added in November 2009

GSM operators have added 1.1 crore new users in November taking the total GSM subscriber base to 36.67 crore.[source]

.IN registrations for a cheaper price

In a bid to push up volumes for .IN domain, the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) has slashed the basic cost for domain name registration payable by the registrars to Rs 200 from Rs 250.[source]

Airtel to enter Teleport Business

Bharti Airtel is entering the teleport business, as it aims to expand its  footprint in the media space.

While India has about 500 channels, only 50% of them use teleport service in India for uplinking and downlinking of their signals, and the remaining use the services of international players located in Singapore and Hong Kong. Bharti will have to compete with players like HFCL Satellite Communications, Essel Shyam, Lamhas, Tata Communications and also with broadcasters who run independent teleport operations.- source

Mobile Number Portability Delayed (Officially)

Not a new story, but government has now officially made a statement that MNP, which was scheduled for December 31st has now been moved to March (still a tentative date).

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