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(Updated  May 18 2019
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.209 billion (1209 million)
Mobiles    1187 million 
Landlines: 22 million 
Total no. of PCs: 250 million 
Internet users:   580 million  including  mobile Internet 400  million
Broadband:   550 million
(wired:  20 million;   wireless :  530 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
Feb 28 2019: TRAI  White paper on  5G in India

 August 2018:  Indian Drone regulations

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  Vehicle tracking symposium highlights Rs 2 trillion opportunity
New Delhi, May 19 2019:   A two-day long symposium in the national capitl hightighted the present and future of vehicle tracking technology.| Smart Tech 2019, organized by Smart Mobility Association, deliberated on numerous dynamic developments taking place in vehicle tracking technology space in India as well as across the globe, and the present and future of navigation, connectivity, smart transport and telecom applications. ....
Burglar-proofing your home with smart tech
 A new segment of consumer electronics is rapidly growing in India -- Home Security |By Vishnu Anand Bangalore, May 18 2019: Historically, the word security in our minds has either stood for a uniformed human being armed with basic ammunition, usually guarding an office space, an ATM, a mall or an apartment complex. ....
Sharp Business printers touch the Cloud
At a B2B expo in Bangalore, yesterday,  the Japanese office solutions leader  showcases its technologies for a seamless any-time-anywhere  business  environment. ...
When bricks take on clicks
 Multibrand stores used to be the  place where Indian customers  compared and shopped for electronics and home appliances. ...
No Indian network in Ookla map of over 300 global 5G rollouts
Read  IndiaTechOnline OPINION at the end of  this report. Inspite of launching a series of 5G test beds 2 years ago, India does not have a single  limited or trial deployment as of today. ...

Education and e-learning
L&T announces winners of its industry-academia initiative TECHgium
Bangalore, April 27, 201: Leading global pure-play engineering services company, L&T Technology Services has announced the winners of the third edition of its national futuristic technology-based innovation competition TECHgium. Starting in January, the event received 19,000 applications from over 270 reputed colleges & universities across India clocking a 200% increase in participants from its inception year 2016. ....
Edureka Tech Career Guide 2019 launched
Bangalore,April 24 2019: EduTech startup  has just launched a free and useful tool fo its present and future students:  The Edureka Tech Career Guide  seeks to answer the most frequently asked questions around technology career paths, especially those for emerging technologies while providing credible information based on Edureka’s deep expertise in these technologies. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
IBS software to fuel cargo movement at Korean Air
Thiruvananthapuram,  May 4 2019: Close on the heels of signing a landmark agreement with Etihad Airways, IBS Software's (IBS) cloud-based technology now powers the cargo management of Korean Air (KE), one of the top five cargo carriers in the world. ....
V Resorts launches mobile app
Delhi, April  24 2019: India's largest boutique Hospitality Chain,  V Resorts,  has launched  its mobile phone app, 'V Resorts', for both iOS and Android operating systems.  The new app has been designed by V Resort's in-house tech team and will provide customers and travellers the option to browse through and book over 150 resorts across India quickly and efficiently on both smart phones and tablet devices. ....

Chatbot helps sensitive tooth sufferers
April 17 2019: Media agency Mindshare,  has  created a technology driven chatbot for GSK sensitivity toothpaste brand Sensodyne.  When invoked through Google Assistant, by  saying ‘Hello  It also offers information about the causes of tooth sensitivity, and how one can treat the problem using Sensodyne. ....
Abbot launches digital health platform for India
March 20, 2019: The global healthcare company Abbott today announced the launch of its new digital health service in India as part of its global a:care program. The a:care platform from Abbott’s pharmaceuticals business provides doctors and consumers with services and information to help people achieve better health. ....
Global digital respiratory solutions market outstrips diabetes
March 16 2019: The global digital respiratory solutions market is  set to grow and potentially become even bigger than the digital diabetes care market. ...

Product Pulse
Nokia 4.2: Vanilla with nuts on top
May 13 2019: Vanilla because it is one of the finest Android One devices this year, and nuts because of the Nordic engineering, design and spec mix . The Nokia 4.2 is the first device to premiere a separate button to access Google Assistant : A single click to access the assistant, double click to receive a virtual snapshot of your day with AI-driven suggestions, and long press to  activates a 'walkie-talkie mode' that lets you provide long sentence voice commands. ....
Oppo A1K: Jewel in the crown
May 13 2019: When we say jewel in the crown, we mean it literally. At the back panel of the Oppo A1K, the camera and flash module is accentuated by a golden ring (in the black variant) or a silver ring (in the red variant), making it look like a bejeweled crown at the top left of the device. ....
Portable speakers from JBL and Blaupunkt offer music on-the-go
These 2 portable wireless speakers offer a choice of size and  big names May 6 2019: Portable Bluetooth speakers  come in a wide spectrum of  sizes and price. ...

IT's for you
  Team at UNSW Australia announces significant breakthroughg in Quantum Computing
Sydney, Australia, May 18 2019: A team of scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia has measured for the first time accuracy of two-qubit operations in silicon, a feat that would enable scaling up to a full-scale quantum processor. ....
Global legal tech conference concludes
May 7 2019:  The International Law Event Management Company, Events 4 Sure has successfully concluded its  Global Legal ConfEx and LawTech exhibition in New Delhi. The event  brought together  over 200 In-house Counsels, Law Firm Partners, Law Tech Professionals, Tech Vendors and Selected Service Providers in this mega-event. ....
Public Affairs Forum appoints new office bearers
New Delhi, May 2, 2019: Public Affairs Forum of India, country’s premier body for public and corporate affairs professionals, has appointed new office bearers for the year 2019-20. ...
Aegis People Analytics conference coming to Navi Mumbai
Mumbai, April 17 2019: Aegis School of Data Science  is to hold the  Aegis People Analytics Conference (APAC) 2019 scheduled on  April  26  in Vashi , Navi Mumbai. ...
ServiceNow & Nokia sharing innovative CEM solutions for telecoms operators at Customer Experience Management (CEM) in Telecoms World Summit 2019
Singapore, April 3 2019:CEM solutions market leaders, ServiceNow & Nokia, will be sharing innovative CEM solutions for telecoms operators at Customer Experience Management (CEM) in Telecoms World Summit 2019 which will take place from 25 to 26 April 2019 in Singapore. ...

IT people
  Rajat Gupta to be Chief Growth Officer at CoWrks
Bangalore, May 9, 2019: One of India’s largest workspace providers, CoWrks,  has announced the appointment of Rajat Gupta as Chief Growth Officer. Rajat joins the organisation with twenty-two years of extensive experience in the real estate industry. ....
Anurag Bhatia to head Europe business for Mphasis
London, May 09, 2019: Information Technology solutions provider Mphasis,   has announced the appointment of Anurag Bhatia as Senior Vice President and Head of Europe business.   Anurag would be responsible for spearheading growth strategies, client pursuits and enhancing client success in the region. ....
Jaya Mahadevan to head IT channel business for Schneider Electric
Bangalore, May 067 2019:  - Schneider Electric,  has announced the appointment of Jaya Mahadevan as the Director - Distribution & IT Channel Business for Secure Power, Greater India. ...

Best of the rest
Despite initial success, fantasy gaming may need a new strategy
While user base is exploding, finding a critical mass of big-spending, sticky users remains a challenge. ECONOMIC TIMES  April 16 2019

Industry slams draft national e-commerce policy, calls it vague
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade’s proposed e-commerce policy has drawn flak from industry as well as civil society for being vague and heightening the uncertainty for the sector. Also, the draft policy has skirted many existing legal provisions, stakeholders have argued..... BUSINESS STANDARD  April 3 2019

Google Joins Race Into India's Booming Online Music Market
Google has introduced its YouTube music app in India, offering local and global songs to a booming market that saw the entry of Spotify just a few days ago....Bloomberg  March 13 2019


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