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INDIAN IT IN NUMBERS 
(Updated  August 19  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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  Industry 4.0 guru Henrik von Scheel to speak at Future 2020 summit next month
Mumbai, August 23 2019: Henrik von Scheel,  the originator of Industry 4.0 and one of the leading authorities  on strategy & competitiveness,  will be in India for the very first time as a primary keynote speaker at the Future 2020 Summit on the September 19  & 20, 2019 in Mumbai. ....
Amazon sets up major global base in Hyderabad
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NXP challenges young minds to innovate
August 8 2019: NXP India one of the largest design centers for NXP Semiconductors  recently hopsted the ‘YOUNG INNOVATOR DESIGN CHALLENGE 2019’ across its 3 centres in Noida, Bangalore and Hyderabad. It was crafted specifically for the children of NXP employees, to provide them with an opportunity to learn and imbibe the knowledge and passion for electronics and software. ....
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Zorgers home health services in North India, enhanced with an app
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