In a bid to revive its fortunes, the state-owned carrier plans to offer inflight connectivity for both international and domestic flights for a fee.
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The partnership involving BlueTel Networks will see a neutral peering point sited in Digital Realty's data center, which will complement the current two in the east under the Singapore Internet Exchange.
Villages, or gram panchayats, will be provided with 3 Internet connections and 1 Wi-Fi hotspot by March 2016. This is the latest push by the government to improve connectivity across the country especially in the hinterlands.
As part of its project to bring high-speed Internet to rural Tamil Nadu, the telecoms arms of the railways company will link up its optic fiber network with existing cable TV connections for last-mile connectivity.
The government will focus on expanding Web access in schools, especially in rural areas. It will also build new underwater cables to Sabah and Sarawak within next three years.
The new service is being trialed in Jakarta, allowing users via an Android app to hop on Wi-Fi hotspots for free or at affordable rates.
Using technology dubbed Li-Fi, scientists have pulled off getting online four computers under a one-watt LED lightbulb, which could eventually be a more cost-effective alternative to Wi-Fi in the country.
The country's user base grew 31 percent on-year to 73.9 million, just behind China and the U.S., according to a ComScore study.
The Chinese gear maker is forecasting to swing back into the black in its third quarter earnings, following cost cutting measures and shunning of low-margin contracts.
Its 6th research and design facility will partly specialize in location-based services, building on last month's acquisition of technologies and talent from Singapore startup YFind. New integrated products expected by year-end.