【ハイデラバード】バーコードと無線自動識別(RFID:radio frequency identification)ソリューションを提供するBartronics India Ltd(BIL)は、２６２クロー(US$5900万)を投じて新たにスマートカードとRFIDタグの製造工場を設ける。（...続きを読む）
◆Bartronics to set up a plant for smart card, RFID tag
【Hyderabad】A barcode and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions provider, Bartronics India Ltd, plans to set up a facility to manufacture smart cards and RFID tags entailing an investment of Rs 262-crore.
◆Hindujas to buy Hutch and eye stake in Telecom Italia
【Mumbai】The Hinduja group which is involved in finance, transport, energy, infotech, media and communications, on Friday said it was willing to acquire 100 per cent stake in Hutchison Essar Ltd, India's fourth-largest mobile operator.
【ニューデリー】インド携帯電話市場シェア第４位のHutchison Essar Ltd(HEL)の支配権益買収を目指す主要プレーヤー、英国のVodafone Group Plc(VGP)と地元Reliance Communications Ltd(RCL)は、直接HELの株式を買収するのではなく、親会社のHutchison Telecommunications International Ltd (HTIL)の権益を手に入れることを検討しているようだ。（...続きを読む）
◆Vodafone, RCom eye HTIL instead of Hutch-Essar
【NEW DELHI】The major suitors for Hutchison Essar Ltd, UK's Vodafone and Reliance Communications are contemplating picking up stake in Hutchison Telecom instead of buying HTIL's stake in the India's fourth-ranked mobile services provider.
【コーチ】ケララ州を拠点にするNeSTグループのグローバル・エンジニアリング・ソフトウェア部門Network Systems and Technologies Pte Ltd (NeST)は、富士通ヴィエルエスアイ(FVL:Fujitsu VLSI Limited)のためにケララ州ThiruvananathapuramのTechnoparkにオフショア・デベロプメント・センター(ODC)を設置した。（...続きを読む）
◆NeST sets up design centre for Fujitsu
【KOCHI】Network Systems and Technologies Private Limited (NeST), global engineering software services wing of the Kerala-based NeST group, has set up an Offshore Development Centre (ODC) for Fujitsu VLSI Limited, Japan, for rendering dedicated VLSI design services.
【科钦】位于喀啦啦州的NeST集团旗下的全球工程软件服务企业Network Systems and Technologies私人有限公司为了富士通VLSI有限公司设计超大规模集成电路而设立了岸外发展中心。
◆New Delhi Television plans to pump in $160 m FDI thru group co
【New Delhi】The NDTV(New Delhi Television) Group has sought the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval for pumping in $130-160 million in the form of foreign direct investment (FDI) through the Group's London-based subsidiary NDTV Networks Plc.
【ニューデリー】Hutchison WhampoaがHutchison Telecom International Ltd(HTIL)権益を売却する際には、第一拒否権を保持するとの立場をエジプト企業Orascomが表明したことから、Hutchison Essar Ltd(HEL)の支配権益買収競争に新局面が生じている。（...続きを読む）
◆Orascom also claims first right of refusal for Hutch
【New Delhi】The Hutchsion Essar saga has taken a new turn with Egypt-based Orascom's claim. The company said on January 17 that it held the first right of refusal in case Hutchison decides to sell equity in Hutchison Telecom International Ltd (HTIL).
【ニューデリー】デリー拠点の金融ソリューション・プロバイダーNucleus Software Exports Ltd(NSEL)は、日本第２の消費者金融会社アコムから、後者にNSELの旗艦商品『FinnOne and PowerCARD』を導入するとともに、後者のためにオフショア・デベロプメント・サービスを引き受ける契約を獲得した。（...続きを読む）
◆Nucleus bags the biggest contract from ACOM
【NEW DELHI】Financial solutions provider Nucleus Software Exports has bagged an order from Japan's second largest consumer finance company — ACOM Co. to implement its flagship product "FinnOne and PowerCARD" and offshore development services.
【新德里】位于德里的金融解决方案供应商Nucleus Software Exports有限公司从日本第二大的消费金融公司ACOM获得过去最大的合同。Nucleus在这个合约下给ACOM安装前者的旗舰软件牌子『FinnOne and PowerCARD』和提供岸外发展服务。
【NEW DELHI】Although IT firms witnessed an overall drop in new outsourcing contracts globally in 2006, Indian companies -- such as Infosys, TCS and Wipro bucked the trend with a sharp jump of over 14 times in their market share in the past four years.
【NEW DELHI】After having grabbed a kingsize 79% share of the Rs 15,000-crore mobile handset market in India, Nokia India has embarked upon a brand new retail strategy that is based on a classification of its consumers into four major groups.
【ティルバナンタプラム】ケララ州Thiruvananthapuramを拠点にするArackal Digital Solutions Pvt Ltd(ADS)の情報技術(IT)学習解法部(IT Learning Solutions Division)は、NEC International Training Ltd(NITL)と提携し、IT訓練サービスをアジア各国に輸出している。（...続きを読む）
◆Arackal to export IT training service with NEC
【Thiruvananthapuram】Arackal Digital Solutions, based in Thiruvananthapuram, has exported IT training service to various Asian countries through its IT Learning Solutions Division in association with NEC International Training Ltd.
【特里凡得琅】以喀啦啦州特里凡得琅基地的Arackal Digital Solutions私人有限公司跟NEC International Training Ltd合作把信息科技训练服务输出到亚洲各国。
【コルカタ】ガラス製医療機器／水槽等の製造を手掛けるBengal Enamel Works Ltd(BEWL)は中国製電動バイクの販売と情報技術(IT)パークの開発に乗り出す。（...続きを読む）
◆Bengal Enamel to sell Chinese bikes
【Kolkata】Bengal Enamel Works Ltd which is producing glass line medical equipment and water tanks, is diversifying into marketing of Chinese made motorcycles and IT space development.
【Mumbai】Revenues from the Indian IT-ITES sector (including the domestic and export segments) are expected to exceed $47.8 billion in the current fiscal from $37.4 billion in 2006, an increase of nearly 28 per cent.
◆Russian telco invests up to $1 billion for Indian foray
【New Delhi】St Petersburg-based Summa Telecom plans to invest between $500 million and $1 billion in India to set up wireless networks offering GSM mobile services, third generation networks, and Wi-Max technology based wireless broadband services.
【NEW DELHI】Tata Consultancy Services(TCS), India's largest software exporter, plans to achieve over 10% of its revenue from its e-governance vertical by 2010. The company has set itself a target of $10 billion revenue by 2010. This translates into e-governance revenues of over $1 billion.
◆Russia's Sistema plans to manufacture telecom gear in India
【New Delhi】AFK Sistema, Russia's largest private sector consumer services company involved in insurance, media, banking, real estate and so on, is looking to set up base for manufacturing telecom equipment in India.
【ニューデリー】情報技術製造業者協会(MAIT:Manufacturers' Association for Information Technology)の発表によれば、２００６－０７年上半期(2006/4-9)のパーソナル・コンピューター(PC)販売は２９６万台と、前年同期比１９％の伸びを見た。（...続きを読む）
◆PC sales see 19% growth in H1: MAIT
【New Delhi】According to the Manufacturers' Association of Information Technology(MAIT)'s report, a total of 2.96 million personal computers (including desktop computers and notebooks) were sold in the first half of 2006-07, registering a growth rate of 19 per cent over the same period last fiscal.
【Chennai】Sony Ericsson has entered into a production pact with its global outsourcing manufacturing partners — Flextronics and Foxconn — to make Sony Ericsson brand of mobile phones at Sriperumbudur, near Chennai.
【ニューデリー】インド第２の携帯電話会社Reliance Communication Ltd(RCL)は次年度に約２５億米ドルを投じて電話網を拡充する。また次年度にはデジタル衛星放送(DTH:Direct To Home)と、IPネットワークを通じてテレビ番組などを配信するインターネットTV(IPTV:Internet Protocol Television)などの新しい事業を開始する。（...続きを読む）
◆Reliance Comm to spend $2.5b for expansion
【New Delhi】India's second largest cellular telecom operator Reliance Communication Ltd will invest close to $2.5 billion in 2007-08 in expanding its telecom network. The company is also looking to launch new services, including Direct To Home (DTH) and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) by third quarter of next fiscal.
◆SRM Technologies sets up a third office in Japan at Fukuoka
【Chennai】SRM Technologies Private Limited, which provides IT services related to embedded systems, migration and networking, has recently set up a third office in Japan at Fukuoka.and is expanding its presence in the Japanese market.
◆The ministry plans to come out with a laptop for $10
【NEW DELHI】The ministry of human resources plans to come out with a laptop for $10 to push forward Sakshat—its recently launched, interactive, one-stop, education portal that is available gratis to anyone who wants to use it.
【ニューデリー】Hutchison Telecommunication International Ltd (HTIL)は、インド第４位のセル式電話会社Hutchison Essar Ltd(HEL)の６７％の持ち分の入札を公式に募集、香港時間で９日２４時までに希望購入価格を提示するよう潜在投資家に通知した。これに対してRuia一族、Anil Dhirubhai Ambaniグループ(ADAG)、Hinduja一族、Vodafoneが応札したもようだ。（...続きを読む）
◆All four suitors bid for 67% stake in Hutch
【New Delhi】Hutchison Telecommunication International Ltd (HTIL) on last week end formally asked companies to submit their price bids for its 67 per cent stake in Hutchison Essar Ltd, India's fourth-largest mobile service provider, by midnight Hong Kong time. The Ruias, Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group, Hindujas and Vodafone are all believed to have put in their bids.
【NEW DELHI】UK's telecom major Vodafone outbid Reliance Communications, Hindujas and Essar and has bagged India's fourth largest telco Hutchison Essar Ltd, valuing it at $19.3 billion. The deal, now the biggest M&A in India's corporate history, is nearly 54% higher than Tata Steel's acquisition of Corus and over three times the size of Hindalco's $6 billion acquisition of Novelis.
【バンガロール】インド携帯電話大手のIdea Cellularは通信機器大手Ericssonおよび携帯電話業者の業界団体GSM Association (GSMA)と協力し、農村部無線通信網の電力源としてバイオ燃料を共同開発する。（...続きを読む）
◆India, Ericsson, GSMA develop biofuels for wireless networks
【Bangalore】In order to get a source of power for wireless networks in rural India, mobile operators Idea Cellular, Ericsson and the GSM Association's Development Fund have teamed up to develop biofuels.
◆Vodafone pledges to invest $2 b to expand rural network
【New Delhi】UK's telecom major Vodafone, which had bagged India's fourth largest telco Hutchison Essar Ltd's 52 per cent stake, valuing it at $11.1 billion, on February 14 said that it would invest $2 billion over the next couple of years to expand Hutch-Essar's reach in rural India and promised cheaper mobile rates and better services to customers.
【MUMBAI】Chennai-based Teledata Informatics, which provides software and solutions for the marine, education, telecom and utility sectors, has acquired a majority stake in eSys Technologies, the Singapore-based distributor of hard drives and PC manufacturer for $105 million.
【ニューデリー】経済問題閣僚委員会(CCEA:Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs)は、インドネシア拠点のSalim／Ciputra両グループの合弁に成るNew Kolkata International Development Private Ltd(NKID)による５億米ドルのプロジェクトを含む６億５０００万米ドルの外国直接投資(FDI)プロジェクトを承認した。（...続きを読む）
◆$650 million FDI cleared, including Salim and Ciputra groups' JV
【New Delhi】The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) permitted a total of $650 million foreign direct investment proposals including a $500million foreign direct investment proposal by Indonesia-based Salim and Ciputra groups-promoted New Kolkata International Development Private Ltd.
【Mumbai】Zensar Technologies Ltd(ZTL), a joint venture company between the RPG group and Fujitsu Consulting Inc(FCI), is planning to spend about Rs 40 crore to set up offshore development centres (ODCs) at its existing headquarter campus near Pune.
【ニューデリー】コンピュータソフトウェアの業界団体、ソフトウェア・サービス会社全国協会(NASSCOM:National Association of Software and Service Companies)のB. Ramalinga Raju会長は「優遇税制が事実上廃止されることを意味する最低選択税(MAT:minimum alternative tax)の導入、従業員持ち株計画(ESOP: Employees Stock Option Plan)に対する役得税(Fringe Benefits Tax)の適用、配当税の引き上げ、賃貸に対するサービス税の適応は業界に好ましくない影響を与える」とし、新年度予算に失望の意を表明した。同氏はこれらの問題を蔵相に陳情するとしている。（...続きを読む）
◆Software sector expresses disappointment
【Hyderabad】Nasscom Chairman, Mr B. Ramalinga Raju said "Various provisions of the Budget, such as Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT), Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) when it comes to the applicability for ESOPs (Employee Stock Option Plan), tax on dividend, and service tax on lease, would have an adverse impact on the sector. We will petition the Finance Minister about the sector concerns."
◆IT/ ITES sector employment up 353% in six years: Survey
【New Delhi】The growth of the IT/ ITES sector has exerted a salutary influence on the employment scenario, with total number of professionals employed in the sector growing by 353% from an estimated 2,84,000 in 1999-2000 to 12,87,000 in 2005-06.
◆Temasek, Crown Castle may buy Tata Tele's tower business
【MUMBAI】Singapore's state-owned investment company Temasek Holdings and wireless tower operator Crown Castle International are negotiating to buy close to 15 per cent in the mobile phone towers business of Tata Teleservices Ltd.
◆Bangalore will be at the top spot for chip design
【Bangalore】With reference to number of VLSI (very large scale integration) engineers working in a cluster, Bangalore is second to Silicon Valley and ahead of the rest. Given the pace at which chip design work is growing in Bangalore, it will be at the top spot in the not-too-distant future.
◆Bharti to retain the top position with $8-bn investment
【NEW DELHI】While India will have 400-500 million mobile subscribers by 2010, Bharti Airtel will invest a massive $8 billion by 2010 to retain up to 125 million or 25% of the market and will continue to hold the lead position in the mobile industry.
【MUMBAI】Tech Mahindra, joint venture between Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) and British Telecom(BT), is set to bag a $250 million order from a European telecom company. The deal could be its third big win in less than a space of four months.