Reliance Mobile launches map search platform


Mumbai : Reliance Mobile Thursday launched a search platform with maps data, BIGMaps, on its GSM network, enabling users to search for any local information on an all-India basis, a top official said here.

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The company now plans to offer the service on the Internet soon, according to BIGMaps COO Manav Sethi. “BIGMaps has the best Maps data and geo-coded yellow pages information,” he added.


Juniper, Nokia to form joint venture

Bangalore: Juniper Networks and Nokia Siemens Networks have received regulatory approvals to form a joint venture for providing Carrier Ethernet to enterprises, including service providers.

The joint venture, incorporated in Amsterdam as Carrier Ethernet Solutions BV, will be owned 60 percent by Juniper and 40 percent by Nokia.


Wipro arm certified for data protection

Bangalore: Wipro’s IT managed service provider Infocrossing has been certified for maximum data protection by US-based Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), the IT bellwether said Thursday.

The PCI security standards council, established by top credit card companies such as Visa and MasterCard, was created to enhance payment card data security and minimise system intrusions that can lead to identity theft.


Alcatel-Lucent opens centre in Chennai

Bangalore: Alcatel-Lucent has set up an Internet Protocol (IP) transformation centre in Chennai to develop, integrate and test IP networking solutions for enabling its Indian and global customers migrate to the next generation platform, the telecom equipment major said Thursday.

The centre is networked with the company’s other centres in Belgium, Singapore and the US, besides its research and development labs worldwide, including India.


Ness unveils SEZ facility

Bangalore: Ness Technologies India has set up a special economic zone (SEZ) facility in this tech hub, the company said Thursday.

The 60,000 square feet NesS-E-Zone in the notified IT/ITeS SEZ at Vrindavan tech village on the city’s outskirts will serve the company’s global customers in the software product engineering space and other verticals, Ness said in a statement here.