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(Updated  March 22, 2023
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.170 billion (1170 million)
Mobiles:    1142 million    Landlines: 28 million 
Broadband Internet users:    830 million  including  mobile Internet 790million
and wired broadband 40 million.  

TV owning houses: 210 million  
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  900
NEW! NASSCOM India AI skills study Feb. 2023
Broadband  redefined in India
ASER annual school education report 2022 
Ericsson Mobility Report November 2022
 Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022
Draft Telecom Bill 2022 text September 2022
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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  Indian Innovation Fuels Global ‘Science Of Where’
By Anand Parthasarathy March 24, 2023: Knowing where you are can be comforting – especially when you find yourself in strange surroundings. The art of asking a passer-by is dead – thanks to  the Global Positioning System (GPS) and the map application on your mobile phone which can provide the answer, anywhere, anytime. ....
Karur Vysya Bank to leverage Whatsapp messaging solution from Sinch
Mumbai, March 24, 2023: Karur Vysya Bank (KVB) will use the WhatsApp business solution of Sweden-headquartered Sinch to deliver time-sensitive messages and critical updates to its more than six million customers. Sinch AB (publ), powers meaningful conversations between businesses and their customers through its Customer Communications Cloud. ....
Technologies creeping into the Toilet –and a modest Indian contribution
by Anand Parthasarathy March 23, 2023: Yesterday, March 22 was  World Water Day and this year the focus is on Sanitation – number 6  in the  UN’s sustainable development goals. ...
ICC hosts global hackathon to find new fan-engagement tech
Bangalore, March  22 2023 : The International Cricket Council  and Nium, the global platform for on-demand money movement, have announced the winners in the the first ever “Next In” global hackathon from over 9550 teams,  aimed at changing the way fans experience cricket. ...
PwC joins Salesforce to launch Cloudtech course
New Delhi, March 20, 2023: PwC India has announced the launch of a new Cloud Technology Development Programme, an 18-month long (three semesters) credit course on Salesforce training aimed at third-year computer engineering graduates and post-graduates (B. ...

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New Delhi, March 20, 2023: PwC India  has  announced the launch of a new Cloud Technology Development Programme, an 18-month long (three semesters) credit course on Salesforce training aimed at third-year computer engineering graduates and post-graduates (B. ....
New virtual classroom system from Globus Infocom
January 27 2023: Globus Infocom Ltd, a leading edtech company has developed a new, advanced, and feature-rich Virtual Classroom with Learning Management System. Designed to enable a future-ready learning environment, this newly developed solution fits the diverse requirements of all the learners, educators, institutions, and parents. ....

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March 18, 2023: With offerings like Yoga, Ayurveda, Siddha, Naturopathy and dozens of institutions accredited to the National Board for Accreditation  of Hospitals and Healthcare Services (NABH) and the Ayush ministry, India is well positioned to  harness wellness  tourism – and bid for a good chunk of the global Wellness Tourism Market. ....
Kerala has lined up multiple attractions for tourists in 2023
Bangalore, March 9: With its natural beauty, picturesque destinations, excellent accommodation & banquet facilities and connectivity, Kerala has the potential to be developed as a wedding destination. The recent trend shows that, a considerable number of destination weddings are happening across Kerala. ....

Medical smartwatch CardiacSense gets, Indian, US approvals
February 22,2023: MedTech solutions provider Xplore Health, has  received approval from the Indian Regulatory Authority CDSCO (Central Drug Standard Control Organization) under the Health Ministry of India for its medical watch CardiacSense. The approval comes ahead of its commercial launch in collaboration with Israeli Medtech company CardiacSense Ltd. ....
What will 2023 bring to the digital health industry?
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Remote Patient Monitoring users will reach 115 million globally by 2027
Hampshire, UK, January 23,2023: A new study from Juniper Research found that the total number of patients using RPM (Remote Patient Monitoring)  solutions will reach 115. ...

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Zebronics launches smart movie projector
Chennai, Dec 18, 2022: With an aim to provide the best visual experience, India’s pioneer brand in IT Peripherals and Audio Systems, Zebronics has launched a premium projector, ZEB-PixaPlay 17. The smart projector comes loaded with features like auto focus and keystone adaptation. ....
New retro phones target loyal buyers by recalling classical roots
By Anand Parthasarathy September 29 2022: Anyone old enough to remember the early years of the mobile phone in India – around the turn of the century – won’t need reminding about the near- iconic status that a Nokia handset held. ....
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. ...

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March 14, 2023: The 12th edition of the  Big CIO Show culminated in  Bangalore  after a groundbreaking product launch: the highly anticipated unveiling of Intel's  new Xeon  technology. Additionally, Trescon made waves by announcing the introduction of a brand-new event called as “Digital Acceleration & Transformation Expo (DATE)”, promising to deliver even more cutting-edge insights and industry expertise. ....
World Battery Summit comes to Guangzhou in August
March 11, 2023: The 2023 World Battery & Energy Storage Industry Expo (WBE ) is slated to take place  at the China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou on August 8 and 9 this year. ...
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Dubai, March 11, 2023: The inaugural edition of Integrate Middle East is set to attract the world’s audiovisual and media technology professionals to the emirate of Dubai, from May 16 to 18. ...
Big CIO Show brings together the nation's top IT minds
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Bangalore, January 5 2023: Global data-centric software company NetApp  has announced the appointment of Ritesh Doshi as Director Commercial for India & SAARC, and member of the NetApp India sales leadership team.   Ritesh brings to the table a highly versatile experience of over 23 years. ....
Nayaki Nayyar appointed CEO of Securonix
December 7, 2022: Threat detection specialist Securonix, has  announced the appointment of Nayaki Nayyar as  Chief Executive Officer and member of its Board of Directors. Sachin Nayyar (not related), Founder and former Chief Executive Officer has transitioned to the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. ....
Deepa Madhavan to head Genesys in India
Chennai, November 30, 2022: Global cloud computing solutions leader Genesys,  has  announced the appointment of Deepa Madhavan as the India Country Head. ...

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) should tread carefully while formulating the rules for auctioning spectrum for satellite-based communication services. While an auction mechanism brings in transparency into the spectrum allocation process, no other country has attempted to sell airwaves for satellite services.  Editorial in Hindu Businessline January 5 2023

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