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(Updated  December 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

NEW!  August 2018:  Indian Drone regulations
Indian mobile phone market surges to  record levels in Q4 2017
Cisco Visual Networking Index 2017...the India numbers
Mary Meeker  Internet Trends Report. 2017 
GSMA study: Mobile Economy of India 2016
Ericsson Mobility Report 2016: India findings
2016 FICCI-KPMG report on Media and Entertainment industry in India


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Product Pulse  
Zenfone Max Pro M2 proves trickle down effect
IT happened in India
  Indian cybertechie helps plug security hole in Microsoft products
Kochi, December 16 2018: A Kerala-based Indian cyber specialist  has plugged a  security hole in  Microsoft products that  would potentially have  affected  400 million users. The vulnerabilty came to the attention of UK-headquartered  cyber security  resource whose  portal Safetydetective. ....
Ericsson sets up global AI lab in Bangalore
Bangalore, December 15 2018: Ericsson has set up a Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator (GAIA) here yesterday. This innovation hub focus on research and development in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation. his newly launched GAIA facility  will leverage cutting edge AI and Automation technologies to create data driven, intelligent, and robust systems for automation, evolution, and growth. ....
Kerala Chief Minister calls for sustainable design ideas
Kochi, December 14 2018: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan  has  announced the Government’s plan to start a ‘Design Incubator’ to promote design based start-ups and creative talents. ...
Passion Gaming brings online Rummy options
December 13  2018: Innovation-led iGaming service provider, Passion Gaming, has launched an online rummy table experience, “Rummy Passion” as  a mobile-based app for both Android and iOS users. ...
AgriTech startup CropIn partners with FAO to address climate change challenges of farmers
Bangalore, December 13 2018:Changing trends in temperature, precipitation, and other weather parameters have a significant impact on agriculture, affecting food security, terrestrial ecosystems, economy, human health and social life. ...

Education and e-learning
ACT teams with Tamil Nadu to help visually challenged students
Bangalore, December 6 2018: India’s largest fiber-focused wired broadband Internet Service Provider, ACT Fibernet  has joined hands with the Government of Tamil Nadu to introduce Digital accessible information system (DAISY) for the visually challenged students of 11th and 12th Standards for both CBSE and State board syllabus in partnership with Karna Vidya foundation for the first time in India. ....
KnowledgeHut offers wide array of professional certifications
Bangalore, October 18 2018: KnowledgeHut is a fast-growing Management Consulting and Training firm providing intelligent Iinformation support for businesses and professionals across the globe. Established in July 2011, as a start-up with shoe string budget of Rs 800,000, KnowledgeHut has grown from the dreams and aspirations of its three founders, Madarapu Nagaraju, M. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
Now use ixigo Trains app, even without the Internet
Bangalore,  October 18 , 2018: India’s leading travel marketplace. ixigo, has just launched an 'offline mode’ on its trains app, for Android users. With this feature, travellers can now stay updated with their live train running status, search for trains between stations, set station alarms, search for train routes and receive booking reminders, all offline. ....
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. ....

'Appy way to mHealth
November 13 2018: Today an app is more than just an app: The app is the centre of a whole ecosystem of connectivity. In the early days of mobile health, apps consisted of simple technical solutions. Today, the landscape for digital health is a well-established eco-system of multiple connectivity options. ....
Philips engages with healthcare startups in India
Bangalore,October 23 2018:  Global leader in health technology - Royal Philips - has launched its first global start-up collaboration program involving Philips’ innovation hubs in Cambridge (US), Eindhoven (the Netherlands), Bangalore (India) and Shanghai (China) focused on the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. ....
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. ...

Product Pulse
Zenfone Max Pro M2 proves trickle down effect
 Zenfone Max M2  woos mid-price phone buyers with  premium features Bangalore, December 15 2018: The  dizzying pace with which  new smart phones hit the market,  reminds one of  media guru Marshall McLuhan's mantra : 'If it works, it's obsolete'. ....
Mevofit Slim Pro: Ladies Special
Finally, a health wearable, made  for women only -- and we're not just talking about look and feel Bangalore, December 10 2018: There are plenty of smart health bands in the market  but the vast majority  are unisex products  and some of them can be quite heavy on the wrist. ....
Redmi Note 6 Pro: 'Light' hearted
Bangalore, December 3 2018: Adjustable bokeh, studio lighting and light trails. These are the three biggest imaging innovations in the  newly launched Redmi Note 6 Pro. ...

IT's for you
  Telecom World Summit in Singapore will focus on Customer Experience Management
Singapore, December 11 2018: Customer Experience Management (CEM) in Telecoms World Summit 2019 draws together highly-regarded expert speakers from across the ecosystem of telecommunications industry and solution providers to present to you the latest key trends and development in CEM, big data analytics and AI technologies and strategies. ....
Global legal conference was a big success in San Francisco
November 30 2018: The International Law Event Management Company, Events 4 Sure successfully concluded its 45th Global Legal and Global GDPR Confex in Francisco, California, recently in association with Tkter, a webinar platform.  The event  brought together 200 to 300 In-house Counsels, Law Firm Partners, Law Tech Professionals, Tech Vendors and Selected Service Providers in this mega-event | The day-long conference saw an active participation of the legal tech experts, industry leaders and influencers, who discussed and deliberated upon various aspects of building a smart and sustainable business model for the law industry. ....
New F&D speaker system combines sound with sight
Bangalore, October 212018: F&D one of the oldest Audio brands,  has launched a ‘5.1 surround sound speaker system – F6000X, with Automatic Multicolor LED on subwoofer that  combines sound effects  with visual effects. ...
WeP launches dual direct & transfer thermal label printer
Bangalore, October 18 , 2018: Leading Retail billing solution provider WeP Solutions has launched an all-new Direct Thermal & Thermal Transfer Barcode Label Printer called the ‘WeP i-label Pro’. ...
Blockchain-based phone does away with phone number
October 18 2018  Pundi X,  a Singapore-based global developer of blockchain-powered devices,  has announced a blockchain-based OS and communication protocol for mobile devices, allowing users to make calls, send messages and transmit data via a fully decentralized blockchain network. ...

IT people
  Bimaljeet Singh Bhasin to lead NIIT Skills and Careers business
New Delhi, December 14, 2018: Global leader in skills and talent development, NIIT Limited, has appointed Bimaljeet Singh Bhasin as the President - Skills and Careers Business (SNC) India Operations. Bimaljeet will be responsible for driving NIIT’s Skills and Careers Business, which focuses on providing career related learning and talent development programs to individuals and enterprises in India. ....
Ex-Google exec Amit Singh, to be President of Palo Alto Networks
October 23 2018: Global cybersecurity leader Palo Alto Networks  has announced that Amit K. Singh is to be its new  president, effective November 1, 2018.  He succeeds Mark Anderson, who will move into an advisory role until May 1, 2019, to facilitate a smooth transition of responsibilities. ....
Vinod Ganesan to head Cloudera operations in India
New Delhi, October 16, 2018 : Machine Learning platform Cloudera, has appointed Vinod Ganesan as Country Manager for India. ...

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Good times are here for smart TVs
India is seeing a boom in sales of affordable HD LED TVs. Here’s all you need to know: Hindu Businessline December 6 2018

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


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