News Roundup: UIDs for schoolchildren, Telcos fined for Fake Identity [and more]

UIDs for schoolchildren

Call it BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal), UID authorities have proposed to make it mandatory for children to have the UID at the time of admission to school once the process of issuing the UID gets under way.
The rationale behind the proposal is that children can be tracked for academic progress besides being targeted for direct benefits [via].

Unique Identity Project
Unique Identity Project

The idea of course is to catch them young and track data at an early stage, which helps at a later stage.

Share your opinion on this proposal.

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Mobile Number Portability – New Dates(Again)

Mobile Number Portability, scheduled for December 31st was delayed and as per the latest reports, April 2010 is the next deadline for the implementation.

The delay comes from government owned BSNL and MTNL who are facing infrastructure upgrade challenges.

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Telcos fined Rs. 42 cr for Fake Identity

DoT has fined Rs. 42 crores to telecom operators (BSNL, Bharti Airtel, RCommunications, Vodafone, Tatas, Dishnet group, MTNL, Spice Communications, Reliance Telecom, BPL, HFCL Infotel, Sistema-Shyam) for SIM cards bought on fake identity so far, which refers to defaulting on subscriber verification norms. – details

SatNav/Nokia Partnership

Satnav has partnered with Nokia allowing Nokia users to download the satnav guide for free. The FREE navigation software with maps of 412+ cities of India can be downloaded from satnav website. Windows based phones from HTC, HP, imate, ASUS and ACER are already offering SatGuide Navigation Maps, which enjoys majority share in the India market.

Important to note that Nokia phone users can use it for free for up to 10 times and then either reinstall once again to continue using it for FREE or upgrade with a one-time payment of 2138 Rs and use it lifelong without recurring charges or reinstallation [details]

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