Weekly Buzz: Hutch = Vodafone, Google launches mobile advertising in India,Ericsson targets rural India..and more

Hutch is now Vodaphone

Hutch Dog

The loyal dog switches loyalty and gets a swanky new house.

Trai says mobile firms don’t need licence for TVservices
In a move detrimental to the interests of cable distribution and media companies, TRAI has suggested that telecom operators can offer mobile television services to subscribers while others will need licence.
This means telecom companies that have the United Access Service Licence (UASL) agreement will automatically get permission to offer mobile TV to subscribers.

India may miss 20 million broadband target: eMarketer
The Indian government’s goal of achieving 20 million broadband users by 2010 may be a little ambitious. US-based online research agency eMarketer has released the ‘India Online Overview’, which says broadband Internet households in India are expected to be 10.5 million by 2011, or 5.1 per cent of the total households – just half the targeted number. According to TRAI, the total broadband connections in the country were 2.47 million at the end of July 2007.

HT Media To Integrate Online And Print Ops

Reliance Retail’s first apparel store soon

BSNL Blames Content Partners For IPTV Delay

Hello? It’s Google calling mobile advertising in India
Google has launched two new ad formats for Indian advertisers – search ads on mobile and widget advertising

Ericsson targets Rural wireless project
Ericsson announced the launch of ‘Gram Jyoti Rural Broadband Project’, which would introduce benefits of wireless technology in rural India, connecting communities to high- speed internet services for the first time.The project, which uses CDMA (W-CDMA)/ high speed packet access, showcases the benefits of mobile broadband applications across 18 villages and 15 towns near Chennai

Nokia acquires Enpocket, eyeing mobile advertising business

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