News Roundup: No More Pesky Calls, SMS From Sep 27th

After much delay, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has notified that the new guidelines for telemarketers will come into effect from September 27.

Telephone consumers, both mobile and fixed, who register with the National Customer Preference Register (NCPR), which was earlier known as ‘Do Not Call Registry’, would get relief from all commercial communications.

To register, consumers can either send an SMS or dial toll free number 1909. Mobile subscribers can register for the fully blocked category in which no commercial call or SMS will be allowed [source].

DIT to launch e-payment system in 11 states

The government will throw open a single payment gateway for e-governance services in 11 states by March, 2012, which will facilitate collection of fees for licences and other chargeable services over the internet. Around 20 services, including those provided by both the central and state governments, will be linked to the payment platform in the next two to three months, enabling citizens to make online payments and doing away with the need to visit government offices.[source]

Snapdeal eyes international expansion, looking at South Asian markets

“We want to replicate our success in India in other South Asian countries like Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, markets which are similar to India, where people seek a good deal. We are looking for a partner for these markets,” Snapdeal Chief Executive Director Kunal Bahl told PTI.[source]

Synopsys buys verification IP provider

Synopsys Inc. has completed the acquisition of India-based nSys Design Systems Private Ltd , an independent provider of verification IP (VIP). This acquisition will enable verification engineers at Synopsys to test all of the interfaces on SoC (System on a Chip) before manufacturing. [source]

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