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INDIAN IT IN NUMBERS 
(Updated   October 13 2019
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Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.200 billion (1200 million)
Mobiles    1188 million 
Landlines: 22 million 
Total no. of PCs: 250 million 
Internet users:   580 million  including  mobile Internet 400  million
Broadband:   570 million
(wired:  20 million;   wireless :  550 million) Broadband  defined as >512 KBPS

TV owning houses: 200 million  ( DTH 65m  cable 105m)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  900
NEW: India  Draft e-commerce policy Feb 2019... full text  below
NEW March 2019:  INDIA MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT  BUSINESS : FICCI-EY study March 201
Feb 28 2019: TRAI  White paper on  5G in India

 August 2018:  Indian Drone regulations

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Hardware  
STL launches industry's first Universal Fibre, at IMC 2019
 
 
Services  
Multiple 5G deals sealed at India Mobile Congress
 
 
Companies  
Multiple 5G deals sealed at India Mobile Congress
 
 
People  
Indians very upbeat about technology, finds survey
 
 
Software  
Multiple 5G deals sealed at India Mobile Congress
 
 
Education  
Microsoft extends Indian language support for Team hub
 
 
Mobiles  
Multiple 5G deals sealed at India Mobile Congress
 
 
Personal Technologies  
Multiple 5G deals sealed at India Mobile Congress
 
 
Travel & Tourism Technology  
Google maps 57,000 public toilets in India
 
 
e-Healthcare  
Indian healthtech startup wins accolades at global contest
 

 
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  Multiple 5G deals sealed at India Mobile Congress
India Mobile Congress Coverage -- 4 New Delhi, October 18 2019: Multiple partnerships were announced at the just concluded India Mobile Congress 2019 here -- most of them in the realm of 5G. Nokia and Wipro  Nokia has announced that it is partnering with Wipro Limited  to jointly develop 5G use cases at its Bangalore  R&D centere in order to help operators maximize their investments in 5G. ....
Oppo unveils a 5G phone
India Mobile Congress 2019 coverage -- 3 New Delhi, October 18 2019:  In partnership with Qualcomm and Jio, leading global smartphone OPPO,  has unveiled its  Reno 5G smartphone at  the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2019 which concluded earlier this week. ....
STL launches industry's first Universal Fibre, at IMC 2019
India Mobile Congress 2019 coverage -- 2 New Delhi October 17 2019: Global data networks innovator STL, has launched Stellar Fibre at  the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2019  which concluded here yesterday. ...
Jio unveils video call assistant bot at India Mobile Congress
India Mobile Congress 2019  coverage - 1 New Delhi, October 17 2019: At just concluded  India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2019, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (Jio) unveiled an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Video Call Assistant (Bot) that can be accessed via a 4G phone call, without the need for installing any other application. ...
5G is key to Telecom, Media and Technology sectors
New Delhi, October 16 2019: KPMG in India in association with India Mobile Congress and the Cellular  Operators Association of India  has  released  a report on the Telecom Media  and Technology sectors titled ‘Imagine a new connected world:  Intelligent, Immersive, Inventive. ...
 


 
Education and e-learning
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SOAL disrupts the teaching of programming
Mumbai, September 23, 2019: School of Accelerated Learning, an alternate college has started its first campus in Hyderabad which is using a new way to teach it’s students. SOAL is creating a new generation of highly skilled programmers in hot tech with programmes in the high demand stream of computer science engineering. ....
Online tutor platform GuruQ adds new features
Delhi Sep 17, 2019:    GuruQ, India’s leading digital platform for connecting students with certified user-rated tutors, has revamped its website recently by introducing additional features to meet sartorial needs for both tutors and students. ....
 

 
Travel & Tourism Technology
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Cleartrip takes the financial pain out of flight ticket cancellation
Bangalore, September 26, 2019: Cleartrip, the leading travel technology platform in emerging markets has launched ‘Flexifly’. The feature is designed to save travellers who need to change their travel schedule from the hefty charges associated with amending a flight booking. ....
Travelers are digi-tech-savvy finds Travelport survey
 New Delhi, September 25  2019: Travelers across the world are increasingly prioritizing value over cost, demanding more autonomy over personalization and using digital solutions to research and manage their trips. These are among the findings of Travelport’s Global Digital Traveler Research 2019, which surveyed 23,000 people from 20 countries: Value is more important than cost but it can be hard to find When booking a flight, value is a top priority for over four out of five (86%) travelers today with just one in five (18%) now booking solely on cost. ....
 


 
e-Healthcare
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Visit Health bridges doctor - patient gap
September 26 2019: Visit Health is a Delhi based Healthtech company that aims to solve the problems faced by Indians in accessing quality healthcare viz. inconvenience, confusion and high costs. A brainchild of four engineers from BITS Pilani – Anurag Prasad, Shashvat Tripathi, Vaibhav Singh and Chetan Anand – who have faced the problem of inaccessibility to quality healthcare, firsthand. ....
Zorgers home health services in North India, enhanced with an app
Delhi, August 8 2019: Zorgers, a pioneer in the home healthcare industry has now joined the mobile app bandwagon by launching an Android app that aims to help monitor its patients remotely. The app also provides information about the health of the patients and navigation to caregivers, whenever in need. ....
Niramai breast health test to be offered in all municipal hospitals of Bangalore
Bangalore,  July 22, 2019: All hospitals in Bangalore Corporation will  offer the Niramai non invasive breast health test. ...
 


 
Product Pulse
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The Showstoppers are here!
As the Spring-Summer season draws to a close, the smart phone showstoppers are setting the red carpet on fire By Vishnu Anand Bangalore, October 14 2019: The lights have dimmed, the music has mellowed down, and as the chaos that engulfed the last couple of months is slowly smoking away. ....
Vivo V 17 Pro: Two Much
Bangalore, October 7 2019: Just as pop-up cameras  become  the flavour of the season, Vivo, has launched the world's first smart phone with two pop-up cameras. The Vivo V17Pro comes with a 32 MP + 8 MP dual pop-up selfie camera, with special night mode algorithms and a super wide-angle lens to capture more people in your groupfie. ....
Tile Mate Bluetooth tag: Forget me not!
TileMate  works so well as a Bluetooth tag because  it links you to a global community of users Bangalore, October 7 2019: It's not just the very old who forget or misplace things like  hand phones, keys or TV remotes. ...
 


 
IT's for you
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  Zee5 launches 2 tools for advertisers
Mumbai, September 18, 2019: ZEE5, the digital entertainment  brand of  Zee Entertainment Enterprises   has launched 2 tools in recent days in its   its ‘Ad-suite’ offering for brands and the advertising ecosystem at large. ....
Birst is a Strong Performer in Client-Managed and Vendor-Managed BI Platforms
September  15 , 2019 – Infor, a global leader in business cloud software  has announced that the Birst cloud business analytics Enterprise BI Platforms (Client-Managed), Q3 2019” and the “The Forrester Wave: Enterprise BI Platforms (Vendor-Managed), Q3 2019. ....
BFSI tech summit ends
 August 31 2019: The 8th Edition of the BFSI Innovation and Technology Summit 201   which addressed the theme: embracing innovation & understanding the evolving role of technology saw had more than 85+ delegates in attendance. ...
Banking and Financial services in a new customer-centric era
L C Singh, Director and Executive Vice Chairman, Nihilent,  talks about the new customer-centric focus of the  Banking and Financial Services sector and how disruptive technologies  can be leveraged. ...
Lava launches gaming phone Z93
New Delhi, August  25  2019: Lava International  has launched a  gaming smartphone- Lava Z93, sporting  a Smart AI Gaming Mode which allows users to increase the graphic acceleration for heavy games for a lag free gaming experience. ...
 

 
IT people
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  Anil Kapur to lead Money transfer player MoneyGram in AsiaPac- South Asia
Mumbai, Oct. 6 , 2019: MoneyGram, a global provider of innovative money transfer and payment services,  has announced that industry veteran Anil Kapur has joined the company as head of Asia Pacific and South Asia.  “We are happy to welcome Anil to the MoneyGram team,” said Grant Lines, Chief Revenue Officer at MoneyGram. ....
Raghunatha Chary to head operations at 365squared
September 6 2019: Leading Cloud Communications Platform service provider, Route Mobile  has appointed Raghunatha Chary Maringanti as the new Chief Operating Officer of its subsidiary, the , European SMS Firewall solution company 365squared.  Raghunatha Chary – fondly known as “Raghu” – is an OU and NMIMS alumni with over 25 years of corporate experience spanning SCM, Media Planning, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and big data/analytics industries. ....
Ashish Mahadwar returns to Microland -- to head global sales
Bangalore, August21 2019: Microland, India's leading digital IT transformation company  has appointed  Ashish Mahadwar as  President, Global Sales and Marketing based out Microland's San Jose office in the US. ...
 

 
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Welcome ruling on Internet access
The Kerala High Court’s ruling that the right to access the Internet is a fundamental right has expanded the scope of citizens’ freedom as defined in the Constitution and recognised the role of Internet as an enabler and an important tool of empowerment...  Deccan Herald editorial   October 9 2019

 

Prominent scientists warn that 5G could pose health hazards
 Several eminent scientists in the country have begun a crusade to caution the Government against rushing into auctioning of spectrum for the industry to roll-out 5G technology based services in the country.These scientists are campaigning, writing letters to Government and Parliamentarians and other opinion makers. Hindu Businessline July 30 2019

Indian-origin VFX artistes creating special effects waves in Hollywood
The Indian imprint on Hollywood is acquiring, quite literally, new dimensions and the dazzle of special effects in films ranging from extravaganzas like Thor: The Dark World and Avengers to more intimate cinema like The Shape of Water and The Handsmaid’s Tale..... The Hindu ( PTI wire)  July 22 2019

 

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