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(Updated  August 9, 2022
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.165 billion (1165 million)
Mobiles:    1140 million    Landlines: 25 million 
Broadband Internet users:    800 million  including  mobile Internet 775 million
and wired broadband 20 million.  

TV owning houses: 210 million  
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  900
NEW! Internet in India the  2021 numbers, from the July 2022 IAMAI study
GOI Guidelines for intermediaries and Digital media ethics code  2021
Smart Homes in India study July 2022
India Media and Entertainment report 2022- PwC 
India Media and Entertainment report 2021 - EY-FICCI
Vision Document for the electronics sector January 2022

India semiconductor  notified  (December 2021)
 Indian Drone Rules notified  August 25 2021
KPMG Media and Entertainment Report 2020. Read full report
Ericsson Mobility Report Dec 2020 
25 years of Internet in India. The numbers

Feb 28 2019: TRAI  White paper on  5G in India

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Ezviz brings pan-and-tilt to consumer home security cameras
A 5-G primer for lay users
Indian smartphone market sees small decline, says IDC
Mixed reactions to withdrawal of Data Protection Bill
Mixed reactions to withdrawal of Data Protection Bill
Salesforce, join to create CRM talent
Indian smartphone market sees small decline, says IDC
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Indian smartphone market sees small decline, says IDC
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Peekay Group sets up 3-D print unit in Bangalore's Airport City
Startups driving preventive healthcare in India, finds study

Product Pulse  
Devialet Dione: high-end audio soundbar
IT happened in India
  Indian smartphone market sees small decline, says IDC
August 9 2022: According to preliminary results from Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, 35 million smartphones were shipped to India in 2Q22 (April-June),  a 3% year-over-year (YoY) growth, while the first half of 2022 declined by 1% YoY to 71 million units. ....
A 5-G primer for lay users
Focus on 5G -- 2 With spectrum auctioned, 5G is here – almost: What next for the rest of us? By Anand Parthasarathy This story first appeared in SwarjyaMag on August 5 August 8 2022:With the conclusion of the auction of fresh wireless spectrum on August 1,  the  launch of 5G mobile services in India  is imminent. ....
Mixed reactions to withdrawal of Data Protection Bill
August 6 2022 ( updated  August 7): A day after the withdrawal of the Personal Data Protection Bill, media has commented on its implications. ...
Salesforce, join to create CRM talent
  August 5 2022: Global leader in Customer Relations Management, Salesforce,  has  announced a collaboration with Monster. ...
After 5 years of work, govt withdraws Personal Data Protection Bill
August 4 2022: On August 3, the Indian Government withdrew the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 from the Lok Sabha after the joint parliamentary committee suggested 81 changes to it. ...

Education and e-learning
IIT Palakkad's TECHIN opens new space for incubation
August 4, 2022: The incubation space of the Technology Innovation Foundation of IIT Palakkad (TECHIN) was inaugurated by Prof. Ramesh Venkateswaran, Chairman, IIT Palakkad along with Prof. Ligy Philip, Civil Engineering Department, IIT Madras on July 29, 2022. ....
LTI joins with Microsoft, to train its 12,000 employees
 August 3, 2022: Larsen & Toubro Infotech has announced the expansion of its collaboration with Microsoft to focus on developing high-value cloud solutions for enterprises. As a part of this multi-year collaboration, LTI has launched a dedicated Microsoft business unit that develops and offers end-to-end digital transformation solutions. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
Revived Jet Airways has signed up IBS for software solutions
Thiruvananthapuram,  August 7 2022: The Jalan-Kalrock Consortium which now runs the revived Jet Airways has selected IBS Software to power its relaunch. Jet Airways is set to relaunch commercial operations next month. This selection will provide a range of technology platforms to support Jet Airways’ relaunch as a people-focused airline for the digital age. ....
Kerala Tourism introduces virtual multimedia tour guides
July 31 2022: Kerala Tourism has launched a QR-code-based virtual travel guide aiming to spread information on tourist locations in the state easily and quickly. Minister for Tourism P. A. Mohammed Riyas expects that  it would provide information on the distance to the nearest bus stand, railway station and airport, working hours of tourism spots, and their contact numbers. ....

Automatic Patient Monitoring can make up for shortage of ICU, finds study
Bangalore, July 24  2022: Connected beds in non-ICU hospital wards can save over Rs  2150 crore( Rs 21.5 billion) per year for the public healthcare ecosystem in India finds a study by Sattva Consulting for Dozee, India's first contactless Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Company. ....
HCG deploys digital hematopathology solution for better cancer treatment
Bangalore, July 5 2022: HealthCare Global Enterprises  (HCG), the specialty healthcare services focused on oncology has  deployed  Sigtuple’s AI100, making HCG the first hospital chain to equip the Hematopathology labs across its network with AI-powered screening solutions for cancer detection and disease management. ....
Practo data highlights Indian doctors embraced online services during Covid
July 4, 2022: In the last two years coronavirus brought the world to its knees, and the largest impact was seen on the medical and healthcare community. ...

Product Pulse
Devialet Dione: high-end audio soundbar
July 17, 2022:  French audio technology specialist, Devialet  has announces the arrival of its new product --  Devialet Dione soundbar – in the India market. Featuring two new patented technologies, combined with a host of existing proprietary technologies, Devialet Dione has been carefully crafted to provide a truly immersive sound experience in an all-in-one compact device. ....
Garmin brings world-first GPS solar watch to India
New Delhi, July 4 2022:  Garmin has launched the  world’s first dedicated GPS running smartwatch with solar charging, Forerunner 955 Solar in India.   It has also launched the GPS running smartwatch Forerunner 255 series. The Forerunner 955 Solar,  features the Power Glass solar charging lens and  gives athletes up to 20 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 49 hours in GPS mode. ....
Flexnext launches smart elliptical trainer
New Delhi, June 13, 2022: Flexnest, a leading D2C fitness startup  has announced the launch of India’s 1st Smart, Connect Elliptical Cross Trainer, Flextrainer+. ...

IT's for you
  Fortinet launches fastest compact firewall
August 9 2022: Global cybersecurity solutions leader, Fortinet  has unveiled  the world’s fastest compact firewalls for Hyperscale data centres and 5G networks --  the FortiGate 4800F series. Says Vishak Raman, Vice President of Sales, India, SAARC & Southeast Asia at Fortinet:“No other firewall is better suited to support hyperscale and 5G. ....
Appknox unveils two new features
Bangalore, August 6 2022: Appknox, a leading mobile security testing platform, has announced two new  solutions– Root Detection Bypass and Jailbreak Detection Bypass. Through these features, Appknox users can identify if Root Detection has been implemented correctly in the Android applications and bypass it while running Appknox’s Dynamic & API Scans. ....
Biometrics based data collection by law enforcement comes into effect
August 6 2022: The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act came into force yesterday. It received presidential assent on April 18. ...
Union Minister Piyush Goyal to inaugurate Clothing and Textiles Recommerce conference
July 22 2022: Union Minister of Textiles, Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution  Piyush Goyal will  be the Chief Guest  at  the “Recommerce: Sustainable Clothing and Textile Recycling conference” next month It is  organised by Urdhva management Pvt Ltd in association with Kianna Media Ventures. ...
Soft skills are in high demand today
WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY 2022  SPECIAL - 2 July 15 2022::Across the country, the technology sector has been growing at an unprecedented rate. ...

IT people
  Kailaiselvi is named DG CSIR
August 9 2022: Kalaiselvi Nallathamby has been appointed  director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the first woman to hold that post. CSIR is network of 38  government research institutes  in India. Dr Kalaiselvi  has been director of the CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute at Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu  since February 2019, where  she was known for her work in lithium-ion batteries. ....
Pawan Kumar Vadlamani is VP of sales for edtech startup xQ
Mumbai August 6 2022: Ed-tech start-up xQ has appointed Pawan Kumar Vadlamani as Vice President of the company’s global sales segment. With a rich experience in market expansion, brand building, category creation, handling multi-cultural cross-functional teams, sales value, and sustainable growth strategies Vadlamani has joined to help expand xQ across the country and globally. ....
Sapna Nair to lead Eventbrite in India as MD
Hyderabad, August  2, 2022:  Global experience technology platform, Eventbrite,  has announced that Sapna Nair is to be the company’s  Managing Director and VP of Engineering in India. ...

Best of the rest
5G auction: Who is the winner?
Neither the government nor the telcos win. The high reserve price has resulted in a huge amount of spectrum remaining unsold. Hindu Businessline August 1 2022

Rightful challenge: On Twitter, IT rules and free speech
By moving the Karnataka High Court challenging several blocking orders from the Union government on content posted on its website, Twitter, Inc. has finally decided to take the bull by the horns on the issue of freedom of expression on the online platform. A substantive look at the challenge in the court by the company , suggests that Twitter is right to take up the gauntlet. Editorial in The Hindu, July 13 2022

Twitter, challenging block orders, sues India’s government
Twitter has sued the Indian government to challenge some of the block orders on tweets and accounts, further escalating the tension in the key overseas market. In its lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the Karnataka High Court in Bengaluru, Twitter alleges that New Delhi had abused its power by ordering it to arbitrarily and disproportionately remove several tweets from its platform. Additionally, some block orders “pertain to political content that is posted by official handles of political parties,” Twitter said in the lawsuit. TechCrunch  July 5 2022


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