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(Updated  October 10 2018
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1200 billion (1200 million)
Mobiles    1180 million 
Landlines: 20 million 
Total no. of PCs: 150 million 
Internet users:  400 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:   420 million
(wired:  18 million;   wireless :  402 million) Broadband  defined as >512 KBPS

TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

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GSMA study: Mobile Economy of India 2016
Ericsson Mobility Report 2016: India findings
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Vizag Fintech festival to award $ 1 million in prizes to startups
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IT happened in India
  A tech edge to BATTING POWER PLAY
Anil Kumble  teams with Microsoft to create a cool analytical tool for batsmen Mumbai, October 15 2018: There are  half a dozen  categories of bowler  --  leg spinner, off spinner,  medium pacer,  fast bowler,  swing bowler. ....
Online supermarket Big Basket starts new service with auto dispensers in apartments
Bangalore, October 14 2018: Online  supermarket  Big Basket  has launched a new service, BB Instant,  merging offline, onsite and online elements.  Initially launched in 29 apartment complexes in Bangalore,   BB   has placed vegetables and popular food  items in each complex in refrigerated  compartments. ....
Vizag Fintech festival to award $ 1 million in prizes to startups
Visakhapatnam, October 14 2018: Over 40 startups from over 10 countries will be competing for the million dollar grant from the Government of Andhra Pradesh at the Vizag Fintech Festival that will be held between October 22 and 26. ...
Draft National Policy on Electronics released for public consultation
 New Delhi October 12 2018:  The government of India has  published a draft National Policy for the Eectronics Industry  2018 (NPE)   and has sought  views and comments  by October 23 -- a very short time indeed. ...
Axis Bank launches tap-n-pay mobile phone payment
Mumbai, October 10  2018:  Axis Bank, the country’s third largest private sector bank,  has introduced ‘Axis Tap & Pay’, a mobile application that will allow its customers to make transactions by just tapping their NFC-enabled android mobile phones on contactless merchant terminals. ...

Education and e-learning
Indian toy specialist launches smart non-screen learning tool on global crowdfunding site
For parents looking for non-screen educational toys... September16 2018:  Learning tools maker Robotix has announced the global launch of Taco Playbits a smart connected self learning toy, for kid’s age 3 to 8, on the Indiegogo Campaign USA crowdfunding platform. ....
Asti Infotech offers school management software
Bangalore, August 8 2018: Asti Infotech, a leading company offering customizable business solutions based on GPS, RFID, Bluetooth and NFC technologies has created School ERP Solution, that helps in ensuring safety of school children. The multi-functional platform called School ERP solution helps schools with reference to overall management and smooth functioning of school activities. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
Indian travel distributor AxisRooms bags award for hotel booking solution
New Delhi, September 21, 2018: Leading Indian travel distribution solutions provider for hotels and travel accommodation AxisRooms,   has won in the “Asia’s Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider”  category in the prestigious 2018 World Travel Awards. ....
CleverTap releases Travel App Benchmark report
August 8 2018: US Silicon Valley-based behavioural analytics specialist, CleverTap,  has released its first-ever Industry Benchmark Report for Travel Apps across user lifecycle stages. This report empowers mobile marketers to measure how their app is performing against the best in the industry. ....

BPL Life Phone is a 3-in-1 health monitor
The  Life Phone is the closest you can get to a  hospital ECG -- in your home Bangalore, September 17 2018: BPL makes  popular brands of  hospital ECG machines - in addition to a range of other medical equipment. ....
Prana Air Motion Mask has built-in motor to adjust pressure
New Delhi, August  18 2018: Purelogic Labs India,  has launched  India’s first motorized air mask, Prana Air Motion Mask. It provides maximum protection from the deadly haze and air pollutants both indoors and outdoors and is built of more than 30 unique parts equipped with anti-microbial and anti-allergy qualities. ....
An app for ayurvedic medical treatment
Delhi, July 16 2018:  The Jiva Ayurvedic group has launched was a Jiva Health App  which  provides authentic and actionable Ayurvedic health and wellness information through a personalized feed. ...

Product Pulse
ElugaX1 takes AI a notch higher
Panasonic  uses infra red to unlock your face in the dark Bangalore, October 15 2018: Notch displays  are the new rage in smartphones. From tiny blips to teardrop-shaped notches to wide rectangles, this 2018 display trend in smartphones has trickled from flagship to entry level device. ....
D-Link COVR is mix-n-match all the way
 The D-Link COVR is both affordable and elegant Bangalore, October 8 21018: D-Link lives up to its tradition of attractively priced  networking solutions for lay users  with the COVR-C1203 Mesh WiFi  solution for the home. ....
Linksys Velop enables mix-n-match of Mesh nodes
The Linksys Velop  offers auto updates and future proofing Bangalore, October 8 2018: Linksys, once a Cisco brand, and now part of Belkin, has always retained its identity as a respected name in data networking for home and small office. ...

IT's for you
  TILA moot court contest passes resolution seeking a fundamental right to energy
Bangalore, October 14 2018:Banasthali Vidyapith recently organized an  International Moot Court Competition on Energy Laws, 2018 in association with  For the Global recognition of Energy as Fundamental Right, organised in association with Trans India Law Associates (TILA) & DGEF. ....
Now, Duracell joins the ranks of power bank makers
Mumbai, October  10 , 2018: The world’s leading manufacturer of alkaline batteries, and rechargeables, has now joined the ranks of power bank makers. The company has launched a range of its own powerbanks on Amazon starting today. The Duracell Powerbank  claims to power up your phone 2x faster than a regular 5W wall-mounted socket. ....
Zebra unveils new range of mobile touch computers
New Delhi, October  7 2018 – Zebra Technologies Corporation has launched   a range of enterprise-class handheld mobile touch computers designed to help companies empower their front-line workers to deliver a superior level of customer service and satisfaction. ...
Smart Tech Healthcare conference returns to NCR
New Delhi, July 12 2018: The 3rd Annual Smart Tech Healthcare 2018  conference is scheduled to be held on Septemb 20-21 2018 in Gurugram, National Capital Region. ...
Conference on cyber security for financial services coming to Sri Lanka
Colombo, June 7 2018:  The Sri Lankan  capital will host a two-day conference on Cyber Security for Financial Services, starting July 10. ...

IT people
  Vikram Anand appointed Director for VMware telecom business in India
Mumbai, September 20 2018: Enterprise software leader, VMware,  has announced the appointment of Vikram Anand as the director for its telecommunications business in India. In his new role, Anand will be leading and managing sales, operations and digital transformation programs for Telecom Service providers. ....
IDC appoints Neelam Dhawan as Advisor - Partner Transformation
Bangalore, September 19 2018: IDC India has  announced the appointment of  Neelam Dhawan as Advisor- Partner Transformation. Neelam has over thirty-five years of experience in the information technology industry. She has held various positions across HCL, IBM, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard. ....
Kerala tech education veteran Anvar Sadath, to receive global edutech award
Thiruvananthapuram, August 2 2018: K. Anvar Sadath, Vice Chairman & Executive Director of Kerala Infrastructure & Technology For Education (KITE),  is to receive ‘The International Contributions Award’ constituted by The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) head quartered at Bloomington, US -- the first Indisn to be so honoured. ...

Best of the rest
3D printing in India: Inflection point?
As corporate India opens to the new technology, prospects for 3D printing are growing quite fast in the country .... live MINT October 1 2018

The new digital communications policy fails to address the sector's core issues
The National Digital Communications Policy 2018 approved by the Union Cabinet does not have any fresh ideas in terms of addressing the issues being faced by the telecom sector. While restating the Centre’s intent to address the problems, it neither spells out how it plans to achieve the stated objectives nor gives a specific timeframe to implement the various proposals....BUSINESSLINE   editorial, October  1 2018

How online pharmacies are disrupting the trade
The offline chemists are trying to fight back by extending 10 per cent discounts to customers, which only bigger chemists near hospitals used to offer...BUSINESS STANDARD  September 24 2018


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