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INDIAN IT IN NUMBERS 
(Updated  January 16 2019
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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
INDIA MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT  BUSINESS : FICCI-EY study March 2018
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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  TVs on a roll or in talkative mood in 2019
January 16 2019: If this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is anything to go by, the TV biggies are riding the content-first wave to offer a multitude of options to buyers. Samsung has announced that its smart TVS will come with support for  archrival Apple's  iTunes, asd well as  HomeKit and AirPlay 2. ....
Any time is showtime now
No more flipping channels. Content-first TVs are redefining your viewing experience From  Vishnu Anand Bangalore, January 16 2019: An Indian Premier League match between your two favourite teams is scheduled to begin at 8 pm. You are habituated to tune in to Sony Six and catch the action. ....
Technology is the key to profitable sports biz finds Tata report
January 16, 2019: Digital Technology is crucial  for sports to make money finds a new study.  A new report by Tata Communications examining the commercial transformation of sports identifies 2019 as a defining tipping point for the global sports industry, with digital technology innovation set to kick-start a new era of unprecedented commercial growth for broadcasters, rights holders and sports organisations. ...
God's Own Startup Incubator
Kerala now has the country's largest startup Incubator, along with exclusive CoEs for hardware, Health and BioTech From  Vishnu Anand, recently in Kochi January 15 2019: If you think that Bangalore, Pune, Gurgaon and Hyderabad are the biggest startup hubs in the country, you are wrong. ...
Google celebrates life of an extraordinary Anglo Indian with a doodle
January 15 2019: Google  remembers Anglo-Indian traveller, surgeon and entrepreneur extraordinary,  Sake Dean Mahomed on his  360th birth anniversary today. ...
 


 
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New app for science and maths is free to use
Bangalore, Jabuary 5 2019: Avocado, is  an online platform for students to practice Science and Maths and teachers to create those tests. Getting kids to practice at home is a difficult task in itself but the Avocado app makes this experience a fun and interesting one. ....
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. ....
 

 
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Oyo survey reveals Indian travel and hotel trends
Bangalore, December 30, 2018: The OYO Annual Travelopedia 2018  released this week reveales that Karnataka is the most welcoming state in India  judged by  the number of travellers and bookings received throughout the year. The national capital was the most popular for visitors all year round, however, most Delhiites recorded the maximum number of travel cancellations followed by re-bookings which made it the most confused city of 2018. ....
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. ....
 


 
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'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. ...
 


 
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From Queo, a premium shower system
Tech has entered your bathroom. Now control your shower tap with your smartphone. Bangalore, January 16 2019: Queo, the  European makers of 'bespoke bathroom solutions' are tapping (pun intended!) into your bathroom fantasies. Their latest offering  -- called Smartap --  is apparently the world's first complete smart bathing solution. ....
Huawei Mate 20 Pro is picture perfect
Bangalore, January 72019: Huawei joined the 69 bandwagon with  a flagship for those who are into serious photography and power on their smartphones. The Mate 20 Pro is the world's first device featuring Huawei's own  Kirin 980 processor with 7 nm cores, and high-end processing units (GPU and CPU). ....
ASUS ROG phone is made for gamers
We Game, We Saw, We Concurred! Bangalore, January 7, 2019: Asus launched the Republic of Gamers (ROG) phone in India just around  the new year. ...
 


 
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  Selamat Datang Dyson!
From Malmesbury to Malaysia - Dyson chooses Malaysia as its new hub By Vishnu Anand December 20 2018: Dyson, best described as a company that innovates to unleash disruptive technologies to the world, recently announced launch of a massive development centre in Malaysia. ....
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
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New F&D speaker system combines sound with sight
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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’. ...
 

 
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  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

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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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