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Sterlite Tech's academy to create network professionals

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Sterlite Technologies - which builds and manages data networks for telecom companies globally - today announced launch of its Sterlite Tech Academy.

The academy aims to create a certified pool of network professionals in India to enable the creation of smart data network for Digital India, Smart Cities and 4G rollout, a company statement said.

Sterlite Tech Academy would provide trained and certified professionals to the industry for their broadband infrastructure and fibre deployment projects, Anand Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Technologies said.

"For India to progress to a knowledge-based society, it is imperative that broadband penetration improves. A big challenge to this is the lack of skilled workforce in creation of data infrastructure," he further said.

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SV.CO ties up with FB, offers entrepreneurship programme * SV.CO, a digital incubator for students, has launched an entrepreneurship programme and joined hands with social networking giant Facebook to provide access to its developer teams in California.

Facebook is offering guidance and mentorship to Indian engineering students aspiring to become entrepreneurs through SV.CO, the newly launched digital platform of Startup Village, which has been ranked as India's best startup incubator.

"As part of SV.CO Startup Programme, 50 students will make a six-day trip to California where they will also get an oppotunity to present their ideas to the Facebook team and receive feedback on them," organisers said in a statement in Kochi, Kerala.

Truecaller appoints Tejinder Gill as India Head and VP Sales

* Phone directory app Truecaller today said it has appointed Tejinder Gill as Vice President of Sales and Head of India operations.

He takes over from Kari Krishnamurthy, who will now move to the Stockholm headquarter to lead the global brand initiative, Truecaller said in a statement.

Gill will focus on building monetisation strategies and running the India operations, it added.

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PayTunes partners Delhi's Jabardast HIT 95 FM * City-based radio station Jabardast HIT 95 FM, has partnered with digital audio ad platform PayTunes to build and expand its digital presence.

With this tie-up, Jabardast HIT 95 FM and PayTunes will provide engagement features as well such as in-app actions, contests, etc to their advertisers, a statement said.

Jabardast HIT 95 FM has close to 41 lakh listeners in Delhi-NCR and the PayTunes app currently has around 6 lakh app users.

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Panasonic India launches P71 for Rs 7,490 * Panasonic India today launched a new 4G smartphone -- P71 -- priced at Rs 7,490 in the Indian market.

The dual SIM, 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphone features a five-inch display, 1.25GHz quad core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB), 8MP rear and 2MP front camera and 2,000 mAh battery.

The handset will have a 2GB RAM version available as well for Rs 8,190.

First Published: Mon, August 08 2016. 19:32 IST