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Xiaomi to take legal action against illegal websites


Xiaomi will be taking legal action against websites selling its phones illegally and infringing on the company’s trademark in India. The company at present has an ongoing patent dispute with Ericsson.

The Swedish telecom equipment maker had alleged earlier this month that Xiaomi was selling MediaTek-powered smartphones through Xiaomishop.com, in violation of an interim order of the Delhi High Court that allowed the company to only sell Qualcomm chipset smartphones. The Chinese smartphone maker had then told the court that the website was not an authorized seller for Xiaomi products.

In more steps to conform to Indian laws and assuage lingering concerns, Xiaomi is in talks with manufacturing partners Foxconn and Inventec to set up a manufacturing base in India, its second most important market after China, apart from moving its data servers to the country by end of 2015. See more


Free Wi-Fi across Delhi will take at least a year


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s vision to provide free Wi-Fi across Delhi will take at least a year to materialize. The CM also said his government is ready with a blueprint for power and water supply to improve the quality of life.

While modalities for providing Wi-Fi are being worked out, sources say it will not be an unlimited free service. AAP members say free Wi-Fi may be provided to each user for, perhaps, half an hour in a day with restrictions on downloading.

Besides talking about free Wi-Fi, the CM discussed his plans for water and power. See more

Microsoft launches Lumia 435 and Lumia 532

microsoft-lumia-435Microsoft corp. has launched two smartphone, Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 at Rs 5,999 and Rs 6,499 respectively which is affordable to the customers. Both smartphones come with latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, Microsoft’s Office suite including Word, Outlook for email, Skype, and up to 30GB of free cloud storage. The features of Lumia 435 include a four-inch display and a modest two-megapixel front camera.

The more expensive 532 features the same display but includes a more powerful camera and access to some high-speed networks, and dual SIM for using more than one phone number. Both the phones come with 30GB free OneDrive cloud storage offered by Microsoft and also with Micro SD slot with a storage capacity of upto 128GB.

The phones would hit the market from February 20, according to the statement. See more at: http://www.varindia.com/microsoft-launches-lumia-435-and-lumia-532/

Noida Expressway commuters to enjoy free Wi-Fi soon

noida-e1423742859990Nodia Authority is planning to set up Wi-Fi spots on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway by March 15, which will offer free Wi-Fi connectivity to the Expressway commuters.

Infrastructure that is installed for the Intelligent Traffic Management System will be used to roll out the public Wi-Fi on the 23.6km Expressway. It will be part of a pilot project. If the project becomes successful, then it will be extended to other locations across Noida.

The facility will allow people to browse the internet and download data while commuting on the Expressway. Foreign tourists using the Expressway to travel to Agra via the Yamuna Expressway will also stay connected. It will ease the traffic burden on telecom networks.

– See more at: http://www.varindia.com/noida-expressway-commuters-to-enjoy-free-wi-fi-soon/

Airtel with CISCO launch high-definition VAAS service

Bharti Airtel has announced the launch of its managed Room Telepresence service for Enterprise segment. With zero CAPEX and at no additional cost, enterprises in the country especially the small and mid-sized organizations will now be able to upgrade to High-Definition Telepresence video exchange sessions from the existing standard definition video experience at an affordable cost of just Rs. 799/- per day per room.


Airtel has launched this service with CISCO. The VAAS (video-as-a-service) offering from Airtel will bundle all the essential components of Telepresence video calling including end point, network and VNOC .

Manish Prakash, President – Airtel Business said, “At Airtel we are committed towards developing innovative & cost effective platforms for our customers and the Room Telepresence service is a step in this direction. This new solution has the potential to transform the segment as it empowers customers with a highly scalable integrated video solution at a simplified yet affordable cost.”

Nalinikanth Gollagunta, Managing Director & Head – Commercial Sales at Cisco India & SAARC said, “We believe that this joint offering by Airtel and Cisco is a game changer that will transform the buying behavior, more specifically in the mid segment. Adoption of technology among SMBs is directly dependent on bringing down the total cost of ownership and increasing ease of use.”

See more at: http://www.varindia.com/airtel-with-cisco-launch-high-definition-vaas-service/#sthash.877Sq0xr.C4CWIpBE.dpuf

US, India to develop 3 Smart cities together

smart_cities1The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and Indian urban development ministry plan to develop three major cities, Ajmer, Allahabad and Visakhapatnam as “Smart Cities”. USTDA and the three state governments of UP, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh have signed MoUs to develop these cities as smart cities.

The Urban development ministry said that the US delegation led by the secretary of commerce Penny Pritzker agreed to the suggestion of minister M Venkaiah Naidu for setting up the task forces. Each team will consist of three representatives each from central and respective state governments and the USTDA. Each city task force will discuss city specific features, project requirements and appropriate revenue models for enabling flow of investments etc., before suggesting action plans for developing them as smart cities.

USTDA will contribute funds for necessary feasibility studies and pilots, study tours, workshops or trainings and other projects to be mutually determined. It will invite smart solutions for smart cities reverse trade mission delegation to the US, with delegates from the three states and will fund advisory services to support the development of smart cities. It will collaborate with other US government agencies like Department of Commerce, US Export-Import Bank and other trade and economic agencies and promote greater US-India infrastructure development cooperation and to support development of smart cities.

– See more at: http://www.varindia.com/us-india-to-develop-3-smart-cities-together/#sthash.hanpGEI0.dpuf