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INDIAN IT IN NUMBERS 
(Updated  July 7 2020
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Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.220 billion (1220 million)
Mobiles    1200 million 
Landlines: 20 million 
Total no. of PCs: 250 million 
Internet users:   580 million  including  mobile Internet 400  million
Broadband:   665 million
(wired:  20 million;   wireless :  545 million) Broadband  defined as >512 KBPS

TV owning houses: 300 million  ( DTH 125m  cable 175m)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  900
NEW:INDIA Media and entertainment: FICCI Report  March 2020
Feb 28 2019: TRAI  White paper on  5G in India

 August 2018:  Indian Drone regulations

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  New Oppo Find X2 is a 5G-ready phone
Camera buffs will  appreciate the superior still and video capability Anand Parthasarathy July 8 2020: Elsewhere on IndiaTechOnline we quote a report which suggests that 18 % of all mobile subscribers will own a 5G device by 2025. This may seem too distant to bother about for most of us, but if you are planning to buy a high end premier phone spending anything over Rs  50,000, it makes sense  protect the investment by ensuring that it will work with a 5G SIM when that becomes available – and that could be as early as  mid-to-end 2021. ....
Indian 5G subscribers by 2025 estimated at a modest 18 %
July 8 2020, The  2020 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report   just released estimates the number of 5G subscribers in India by 2025 will represent just 18 % of all mobile subscriptions, while globally the number is 2.8 billion or 30% . ....
Another app to fill the social medial space left by Chinese products
The rush to fill the vacuum created by the forced exit of made-in-China apps continues. The latest...... Bangalore, July 7 2020: Over 1000 IT professionals have come together to create Elyments , the first social media super-app, made in India. ...
Video app Rizzle offers help to Indian creators
Hyderabad, July 6 2020: Rizzle,  a short videos app for opinions, talk shows, skits, vlogs, and other talk related content has launched the Million Stars Rizzle Programme to help Indian app creators. ...
Matrix Security Solutions provides video surveillance to mall in Dubai
July 5 2020: In a major win for a Made-in-India product, the first outlet of Concept Mall in Dubai has chosen  Matrix Video Surveillance Solutions  for People Counting. ...
 


 
Education and e-learning
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Online Data Science BSc degree of IIT-M is a world-first
Chennai, July 3 2020: The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras),  has announced the launch of India’s first online B.Sc. degree in Programming and Data Science. The programme is open to anyone who has passed Class XII, with English and Maths at the Class X level, and enrolled in any on-campus UG course. ....
upGrad facilitates blended bachelors degree at Jamia Hamdard University
 Mumbai,  June 17 2020:  India’s largest online higher education company, upGrad,  is entering into the Bachelor’s market for the first time with the renowned Jamia Hamdard University. upGrad will be offering online-offline blended BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) and BCA (Bachelor of Computer Application) degrees to school pass-outs. ....
 

 
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New smart tech needed in air and on ground to satisfy post-Covid air passengers
June 15 2020: Smart technology will be crucial for airlines to return to the skies in a Post Covid-19 world.  On the ground, flexible border solutions and low-touch experiences to aid compliance and confidence in travel will increasingly come into play, to restore passenger confidence after a lengthy shutdown suggests air transport technology leader, SITA. ....
Florida artist offers tech for art galleries to convert paintings into 360 degree VR
Tampa, (FL,USA), June 13, 2020: In these uncertain times of viruses, quarantines, violence, and whatever event will come next... it becomes particularly challenging for art galleries to survive. They must begin a business strategy that takes their art business into the virtual world to ensure their basic survival. ....
 


 
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Philips-group company launches UV domestic disinfector
July 6 2020: Signify, the world leader in lighting, has launched the Philips UV-C Disinfection system and uses the UV-C radiation technology, which has been validated to effectively inactivate SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Created with state-of-art-technology, the system is easy to use, low maintenance and portable, which disinfects frequently touched objects and personal items. ....
Kochi startup creates safe technology to dispose used face masks
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Now, breast health screening for women at home, using contactless tech from Niramai
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Product Pulse
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Oppo Find X2 is a 5G-ready phone
Camera buffs will  appreciate the superior still and video capability Anand Parthasarathy July 8 2020: Elsewhere on IndiaTechOnline we quote a report which suggests that 18 % of all mobile subscribers will own a 5G device by 2025. This may seem too distant to bother about for most of us, but if you are planning to buy a high end premier phone spending anything over Rs  50,000, it makes sense  protect the investment by ensuring that it will work with a 5G SIM when that becomes available – and that could be as early as  mid-to-end 2021. ....
Infinix Hot 9: ‘Sound’ value – plus a few cool tools
 A jumbo battery, excellent cinema sound and  max-use of display area, makes the Hot 9 a good  buy for binge video watchers Anand Parthasarathy July 4 2020: There is an invisible but very important dividing line in the Indian smartphone market   and that occurs at the Rs 10,000 price point. ....
Lenovo unveils new thin-n-light laptops
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  Data Science Congress attracts top talent
New Delhi, June 9 2020: The 3rd edition of Data Science Congress (DSC) 2020 virtual, an initiative of Aegis School of Data Science and Cyber Security concluded this week,  with a bigger bang this year with participation from across industries, sectors and nationalities. ....
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Huawei whitepaper documents how telecom tech can take on pandemic
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Shenzhen, China, April 1 2020:  Huawei released its 2019 Annual Report  yesterday,  In 2019, Huawei's carrier business led the commercial rollout of 5G networks. ...
 

 
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  Vinit Teredesai is new CFO, Mindtree
Bangalore , June 16, 2020: Mindtree, a leading digital transformation and technology services company, has  announced  the appointment of Vinit Teredesai as the Chief Financial Officer. Vinit will be responsible for providing financial leadership to Mindtree in its global growth journey and will be based in Bangalore   Vinit has over 25 years of experience in finance, accounting, auditing, taxation, fund raising, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring. ....
Edgar Dias takes up enlarged responsibility for AsiaPac at F5
Bangalore, June 12, 2020: Application services company, F5  has  announced the appointment of Edgar Dias as Regional Vice President of Channel and Partnerships for Asia Pacific. In this role, he will drive the company’s channel and partners strategy across the region and scale the company’s partner ecosystem. ....
Anil Valluri joins Google Cloud as Sr Director
Bangalore, June 8, 2020: Anil Valluri has joined  Google as Senior Director for Google Cloud in India. ...
 

 
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Three electronics majors, which make up almost half the smartphone market in the country, opened up their factories after the longest shutdown so far lasting 48 days.... Business Standard  May 10 2020

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi specifically recommended the use of the contact-tracing app Aarogya Setu in his address to the nation on Tuesday as an item in his to-do list for citizens in the fight against the COVID-19 virus.....Critics have maintained that the collection of a lot of personal data using the app is a violation of the Supreme Court judgement on the right to privacy.  Editorial in Deccan Herald April 17 2020
 

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