Huawei launches two Mediapad tablets

Huawei launches two Mediapad tablets

Wednesday, 07 November 2012

Huawei launches two Mediapad tablets

Huawei has introduced the B Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite and the B Huawei MediaPad 10 under the brand name Mediapad.

Both the tablets function on the Android 4.0 operating system.

The B Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite has a 7 inch screen and is powered by a Cortex A8 1.2GHz processor. It packs in a 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera and supports 3G and Wi-Fi technologies. The tablet is priced at Rs 13,700.

The MediaPad 7 Lite is available for sale in India via trade stores like Croma, Reliance Digital and online partners like Flipkart and multi-brand outlets across India.

The B Huawei MediaPad 10 has a 10.1-inch screen and is powered by a Cortex A9 1.4GHz quad-core processor. It has an 8 megapixel autofocus rear-facing camera and will be available in India beginning December 2012. The price for the tablet is yet to be announced.

Airtel hits out, sees 2G auction fiasco

Agencies

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 07, 2012 at 1113 hrs IST

Gurgaon: The reserve price of Rs 14,000 crore set for airwaves is "too high" and the auction of 2G spectrum will be over on the first day itself, Airtel Bharti group Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said today.

"Reserve price is too high and we have been saying that since day one," Mittal told reporters here on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on India.

Next week, the government is auctioning spectrum at a minimum bid price of Rs 14,000 crore for 5 MHz of airwaves for all the country's 22 telecom zones.

The auction base price is more than seven times that the carriers paid in earlier sales where airwaves were bundled with telecom permits.

Ruling out the repeat of the highly competitive bidding for the 3G and BWA (also known as 4G) spectrum in 2010, which went on for over a month fetching the government a total of Rs 1.06 lakh crore, Mittal

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Airtel hits out, sees 2G auction fiasco

Agencies

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 07, 2012 at 1113 hrs IST

Gurgaon: The reserve price of Rs 14,000 crore set for airwaves is "too high" and the auction of 2G spectrum will be over on the first day itself, Airtel Bharti group Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said today.

"Reserve price is too high and we have been saying that since day one," Mittal told reporters here on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on India.

Next week, the government is auctioning spectrum at a minimum bid price of Rs 14,000 crore for 5 MHz of airwaves for all the country's 22 telecom zones.

The auction base price is more than seven times that the carriers paid in earlier sales where airwaves were bundled with telecom permits.

Ruling out the repeat of the highly competitive bidding for the 3G and BWA (also known as 4G) spectrum in 2010, which went on for over a month fetching the government a total of Rs 1.06 lakh crore, Mittal

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Bharti Airtel Q2 profit falls 29.8%

Agencies

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 07, 2012 at 0923 hrs IST

New Delhi: India's top telecommunications carrier, Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel Ltd, reported its 11th consecutive quarter of profit decline as costs increased and a slowdown in customer additions limited revenue growth.

Bharti, controlled by billionaire Mittal, said on Wednesday that consolidated net profit fell 29.8 percent to 7.21 billion rupees ($132.5 million)for its fiscal second quarter ended September from 10.27 billion rupees a year earlier. Analysts had expected net profit of 7.46 billion rupees.

Bharti and its main rival, the local unit of Vodafone , are set to benefit after a court revoked the permits of several smaller rivals, which will cut the competition in a market that once boasted more than a dozen players.

The leading carriers, however, face the risk of paying out billions of dollars in regulatory fees over the next few years with the government planning to impose a surcharge on airwaves held by them and also because of reallocation, or

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Bharti Airtel Q2 profit falls 29.8%

Agencies

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 07, 2012 at 0923 hrs IST

New Delhi: India's top telecommunications carrier, Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel Ltd, reported its 11th consecutive quarter of profit decline as costs increased and a slowdown in customer additions limited revenue growth.

Bharti, controlled by billionaire Mittal, said on Wednesday that consolidated net profit fell 29.8 percent to 7.21 billion rupees ($132.5 million)for its fiscal second quarter ended September from 10.27 billion rupees a year earlier. Analysts had expected net profit of 7.46 billion rupees.

Bharti and its main rival, the local unit of Vodafone , are set to benefit after a court revoked the permits of several smaller rivals, which will cut the competition in a market that once boasted more than a dozen players.

The leading carriers, however, face the risk of paying out billions of dollars in regulatory fees over the next few years with the government planning to impose a surcharge on airwaves held by them and also because of reallocation, or

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