Tata DOCOMO introduces 3G Wi-Fi Hub

The device is priced at Rs5,999 and is available across Tata DOCOMO and Tata Photon stores

Tata DOCOMO, the GSM brand of Tata Teleservices, has launched an Internet access device—3G Wi-Fi Hub—enabling multiple users and devices to share wireless Internet access and stay connected on the go. The device offers uninterrupted connectivity for specific Wi-Fi devices like laptops, tablets, gaming consoles and Wi-Fi-enabled televisions.

The device enables users to manoeuvre between Tata DOCOMO’s Next-Gen 3G GSM network and Tata Photon Plus on the CDMA platform—one technology at a time—offering speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps. It allows users to access the Internet at 3G speeds in all the nine Tata DOCOMO circles where the company has the license, while allowing them to seamlessly switch to the high-speed Tata Photon Plus platform in other locations.

The device offers speed up to 7.2 Mbps in the 3G mode, and up to 3.1Mbps in the High-Speed Internet Access (HSIA) mode. Apart from a portable powered battery, seamless connectivity, simple browser-based configuration, the device is also password-protected for greater security.

The device works on both the 3G and Photon (CDMA) platforms, depending on the SIM inserted. There are two plans available—the Wi-Fi Rs750 and Wi-Fi Rs1,000 plans. The Wi-Fi Rs750 Plan comes with a monthly rental of Rs750, wherein customers can enjoy data usage of 2GB. Post the 2 GB being consumed, customers will have to pay a nominal cost of 50 paise per MB for additional data usage. Similarly, the Wi-Fi Unlimited Rs1,000 Plan comes with a monthly rental of Rs1,000, wherein customers will get 5GB of data usage. The device offers speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps in the 3G mode, while the Photon platform offers speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps. The device is priced at Rs5,999 and is available across Tata DOCOMO and Tata Photon stores.

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Aptech net profit stands at Rs44.97 crore in FY10-11

Aptech recommended a dividend of 25% on the face value of equity shares

Aptech, the global career education and training company, said that its net profit for the financial year ended 31 March 2011 stood at Rs44.97 crore compared to a loss of Rs22.35 crore in FY09-10.

During the same period, the company’s operating income was Rs190.75 crore against Rs157.64 crore in the previous financial year, representing a growth of 21.0%

Ninad Karpe, managing director & CEO, Aptech said, “In the recent years, the demand for career education and specialised courses has been steadily on the rise due to the growing emphasis on professional and skill-based knowledge. The year gone by has seen us consolidate our position as a global education & training services company having reached over 40 countries with over 1300 centres till now.

The company recommended a dividend of 25% on the face value of equity shares.

On Wednesday, Aptech ended 4.33% up at Rs101.25 on the Bombay Stock Exchange, while the benchmark Sensex gained 0.57% to 18,608.81.

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TVS Motor sales up 18% at 1,85,930 units in May

Scooter sales grew by 20% to 38,168 units in May 2011, from 31,884 units in May, 2010

Chennai-based TVS Motor Company reported an 18.44% increase in total sales to 1,85,930 units in May 2011, against 1,56,980 units in the same month last year.

Total two-wheeler sales grew by 17.6% to 1,81,891 units in May 2011, in comparison to 1,54,667 units in May 2010, the company said in a statement.

During the month, total motorcycles grew by 11.35% to 75,619 units, against 67,906 units in the same month last year, it said.

Scooter sales grew by 20% to 38,168 units in May 2011, from 31,884 units in May, 2010, it added.

Domestic two-wheeler sales of the company grew by 16%, with sales of 1,58,829 units in May 2011, against 1,36,621 units in May 2010, it said.

Three-wheeler sales in May 2011, stood at 4,039 units, against 2,313 units in the comparable month of the previous year, a growth of 75%.

Exports grew by 42%, with total sales of 26,168 units in May 2011, against 18,482 units in the same month of the previous year, it said.

The company exported 23,062 two-wheelers units during the month, as against 18,046 units in the year-ago period, a 28% increase.

On Wednesday, TVS Motor ended 2.68% up at Rs55.60 on the Bombay Stock Exchange, while the benchmark Sensex gained 0.57% to 18,608.81.

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