News Roundup: 32.79 mn subscribers opt for mobile number portability, as of Jan 2012.

32.79 mn subscribers opt for mobile number portability

By the end of January 2012 32.79 million subscribers have submitted their requests to different service providers for porting their mobile number. Karnataka was followed by Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh where 3.04 million subscribers each requested the service. [TRAI]

Trai issues consultation paper on spectrum auction

The key issues raised in this paper are amount of spectrum to be auctioned, liberalisation and reframing of spectrum in 800/900 MHz bands, structure of auction, spectrum block size, eligibility criteria for participating in the auction, reserve price, roll out obligations, spectrum usage charges and trading. The consultation paper shows 60 Mhz and 413.6 Mhz of spectrum will be vacated in 800 Mhz and 1800 Mhz spectrum bands respectively from the cancellation of 122 2G licences by Supreme Court. [source]

Mahindra Satyam buys global operations of vCustomer

Mahindra Satyam has acquired the complete international operations of BPO firm vCustomer for $27 million. This acquisition expands Mahindra Satyam’s BPO operations into retail and consumer technology.[source]

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