www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The internet offers of Orange France have been announced to be upgraded by the telco on June 10 under the name of ‘La Fibre’. The offer will cost EUR 34.90 per month and it includes unlimited telephony to fixed phones in mainland France. However, premium numbers, overseas department, some overseas territories and over 100 destinations are excluded.
Some of the other features of the offer are- 1 hour of calls to mobiles in metropolitan France, up to 100 Mbps downstream internet speeds, and Orange TV, with over 100 channels, including 10 in HD and now 3D. ‘La Fibre Plus’ causing an additional EUR 10 per month will offer simultaneous calls, the gigamail function and 16 extra channels.
Services will also be offered and prices will be reduced on Orange’s ADSL triple-play subscriptions.
‘Net Plus’ plans will allow customers to make unlimited calls to fixed numbers in mainland France (excluding premium numbers), overseas departments, some overseas territories and over 100 international destinations, plus 1 hour of calls to mobiles in mainland France, up to 20 Mbps internet access and Orange TV, with up to 100 channels in the basic package
www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Mobile Music has become the largest contributor to Value Added Services Revenue of the mobile operators in India. In a recent announcement, India’s largest telecom operator by subscribers’ number, Bharti Airtel has claimed its Music Bhartiâ€ to be the largest music company in India ahead of another giant of the music industry, Saregama. After this announcement by Deputy CEO Sanjay Kapoor, it becomes easy to understand why Bharti Airtel decided to set up separate divisions for Mobile Entertainment and Mobile Commerce.
Meanwhile, there are doubts regarding the top slot claimed by Bharti after beating Saregama. Saregama has still not revealed its financial results for 2008-09 whereas Airtel has generated Rs. 708 crores from music distribution in 2008-09 (FY09). But having a glance of the financial results of the two companies in the year 2007-08, Bharti Airtel emerges as a undisputed king by generating Rs. 458.4 crores in FY08 while Saregama earned 143.7 crore.
Though music is not produced by Airtel, it contributes to the revenue of the company through distribution via caller ringback tones, mobile radio and music on demand. Earnings from SMS service has already being superseded by the money generated by music. Rs. 481.3 crores of Airtel’s Value Added Services (VAS) revenues in Q4 was not from SMS but from this non-SMS component.
Airtel collects and sells music from many music publishers like Saregama, T-Series, Yash Raj Films, UTV, Rajshri Films, and several publishers from SIMCA and it has not yet decided to enter into the field of music publishing.