Business and economy news website The Economic Times has announced the launch of ETTelecom.com, a comprehensive news portal catering exclusively to the telecom sector.
The news portal was launched by Union Minister for Information Technology & Law Kapil Sibal on October 30, 2013 at a press briefing in New Delhi. ETTelecom.com has been launched with an objective to keep industry professionals updated with a comprehensive and focused round up on the telecom sector news – locally and globally; breaking new stories and in-depth analysis across varied topics such as technology, voice, VAS, and allied sectors.
The news coverage by the portal will be complimented by a daily mobile-friendly newsletter to its subscribers. To facilitate deeper industry-engagement, ETTelecom.com will provide an interactive platform for telecom professionals via forums and live discussions with decision makers in telecom industry.
Speaking at the launch, Sibal said, “I believe that the telecom and IT sectors are the infrastructure of empowerment that apply to all fields of human activity, because there is no field that is left out of cyberspace. This is a big challenge for us, while you provide the platform we will have spate of information on that platform that we will have to respond to.”
“ETTelecom.com would be a quality news and information resource for people involved in India’s fast-growing ICT industry,” said MF Farooqui, Secretary, DoT & Chairman, Telecom Commission.
Satyan Gajwani, CEO, Times internet added here, “Our objective is to make ETTelecom.com a one-stop destination for industry leaders who want to keep themselves updated about the telecom sector in India. The portal will not only focus on voice and VAS, but also networks, broadband, DTH, IPTV, handsets and all related information. The Indian telecom industry is at a perfect stage of development now and with 3G and smart phones gradually taking centrestage, it will have a lot of stories to tell in the coming time. As Internet access is poised for a dramatic turn, we see Times Internet diversifying into B2B news and adopting an aggressive strategy to redefine content delivery with a sector-wise approach.”