Roundup: Microsoft India Dragged to CCI [Competition Commission of India]

Microsoft India has been dragged to CCI [Competition Commission of India] by a legal firm, Singhania & Partners.

The law firm has accused Microsoft of forcing volume licenses and differential pricing.

“What Singhania and Partners alleges in their filing before the Competition Commission is that Microsoft adopted differential pricing for its OEM and volume licenses and that the law firm was forced to buy only volume licenses. Hence, Singhania and partners alleges that this is nothing, but price manipulation on the part of Microsoft.” – cnbc


Blackberry Case – Operators Asked to Upgrade Network by September 22nd

DoT has asked all operators to upgrade their network (by September 22nd) for enabling security agencies to snoop into Blackberry services.

“But mobile operators said they will be able to comply with the DoT order only when RIM gives them the technical solution. “We are ready to comply with security requirements but we can do so only when RIM gives us the technical solution,” – source

Recommended Read: Did Nokia Force Blackberry to Give in?

Check out this toon : Blackberry vs Indian Govt. [PI Cartoons]


Quick Bytes

MNP By November 1st

Mobile Number Portability implementation deadline has been extended to November 1st – source.

IBM and Airtel Partnership for IT Outsourcing (African Market)

Bharti Airtel Limited and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the selection of IBM to manage the computing technology and services that power Bharti Airtel’s mobile communications network spanning 16 African countries. An agreement is expected to be finalized in the fourth quarter.

Under a completed agreement, IBM will deploy and manage state-of-the-art information technology infrastructure and applications to support Bharti Airtel’s goal of bringing affordable and innovative mobile services to remote locations in Africa. In addition, IBM will deploy advanced technologies created by IBM Research, including the Spoken Web — a voice-enabled Internet technology that allows users to access and share information simply by talking over an existing telephone. This is particularly compelling for populations with little or no literacy, visual impairments, or which lack access to PCs. – more.

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