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(Updated  March 21 2019
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.206 billion (1206 million)
Mobiles    1184 million 
Landlines: 22 million 
Total no. of PCs: 150 million 
Internet users:   580 million  including  mobile Internet 400  million
Broadband:   550 million
(wired:  20 million;   wireless :  530 million) Broadband  defined as >512 KBPS

TV owning houses: 200 million  ( DTH 65m  cable 105m)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  900

Feb 28 2019: TRAI  White paper on  5G in India

 August 2018:  Indian Drone regulations

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  Top social impact AI solutions recognized by NASSCOM & Karnataka government
Bangalore, March 26 March 2019: The Centre of Excellence for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, a joint  initiative of the Government of Karnataka and NASSCOM  has announced the winners of the ‘AI for Good’ initiative. ....
Indian telecom policy promising 50 MBPS broadband for all by 2022
New Delhi March 25 2019: The Indian   government  has released the National Digital Communications Policy-2018 (NDCP-2018) in its final form. The policy, 2018 envisages three Missions: 1. Connect India: Creating Robust Digital Communications Infrastructure To promote Broadband for All as a tool for socio-economic development, while ensuring service quality and environmental sustainability. ....
Tech savvy timeout is here
It's that time again:  scouring  online travel sites for a good deal in fares and room tariffs; dusting  the old parka or windcheater,  hauling out the  backpack  or wheeler luggage. ...
Karix brings app-less service solution to Yes Bank
March 24  2019: Leading unified communications solutions provider, Karix Mobile,  is helping Yes Bank to roll out app-less banking services. ...
Ozonetel Kookoo cloud agent brings voice and chat to contact centre
Hyderabad March 24 2019: How Bigbasket ensures superior User Experience and Customer Support; how Food Panda is scaling its business rapidly; how Shaadi. ...

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First Tech University in Ireland welcomes Indian students
Mumbai, March 21 2019:Ireland’s first Technological University has come in place after the merger of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) and the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT) earlier during this year. ....
Infosys launches learning app for engineering students
Mysore,March 13 2019: Infosys today announced the launch of InfyTQ, a next-generation digital platform to offer the best learning and engagement experiences for engineering students in India. InfyTQ is a free platform open to all engineering students in their third and fourth year across India. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
Vistara provides sanitary pads on domestic flights
New Delhi, March 8 2019: Indian carrier, Vistara,  has launched an initiative today -- #PadsOnBoard --  whereby it will provide sanitary pads onboard its flights to women travellers on request, starting on  International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019. ....
Passengers happier when technology smooths their way through passport checks
Use of automated passport control nearly doubles and passenger satisfaction is up too March 1 2019:Airline passengers are using automated technology for passport checks at double the rate recorded in 2017 and are more satisfied when doing so too. This is according to the SITA 2019 Passenger IT Insights, co-sponsored by Air Transport World, which shows that in 2018, 44% of passengers sailed through automated passport control, a jump from 21% in 2017. ....

Abbot launches digital health platform for India
March 20, 2019: The global healthcare company Abbott today announced the launch of its new digital health service in India as part of its global a:care program. The a:care platform from Abbott’s pharmaceuticals business provides doctors and consumers with services and information to help people achieve better health. ....
Global digital respiratory solutions market outstrips diabetes
March 16 2019: The global digital respiratory solutions market is  set to grow and potentially become even bigger than the digital diabetes care market.   Of over 500M asthma & COPD patients world-wide, 210M  need  digital respiratory solutions. ....
'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. ...

Product Pulse
Serious gameplay with new Asus ROG gaming laptops
March 25 2019: For those who take gaming seriously, ROG will be a familiar buzzword. This  summer  sees the launch of three new Republic Of Gamers gaming laptops from Asus for the Indian market: the Strix Scar II, ROG Strix Hero II, and Zephyrus S GX701, all powered by the latest RTX-series graphics processing chips. ....
Redmi Note 7 Pro
 Glittery, sleek, and operates well in low light -- that's  the Redmi Note 7 Pro Bangalore, March 18 2019: These days,  the smartphone  is  pretty much your arm candy. They are an extension of your home and office lives. ....
Realme 3 the romantic wooer
Bangalore, March 11 2019: Say hello to the cute romantic hero that ticks every box on your list, comes at an affordable price, makes you want to gaze at it as though you are seeing stars, and fits snugly in your hands. ...

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  Crowdstrike cited by Forrester as cybersecurity leader
Delhi , March 21, 2019 :CrowdStrike the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection,  has been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave for Cybersecurity Incident Response Services, Q1 2019. Forrester  says: “CrowdStrike has an advantage in its threat intelligence and response expertise. ....
MWC19 evolves beyond mobile
March 14 2019: More than 109,000 visitors from over 198 countries and territories attended Mobile World Congress (MWC19) Barcelona, the mobile industry’s premier event. Over 55 percent of this year’s MWC attendees held senior-level positions, including more than 7,900 CEOs. ....
CrowdStrike Threat Report details attacker insights
Mumbai,  February 26, 2019: Leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection --CrowdStrike--  has releases the 2019 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report: Adversary Tradecraft and The Importance of Speed. ...
STMicroelectronics launches a motion sensor with Machine Learning
Bangalore, February  13 2019: Global semiconductor leader STMicroelectronics, has integrated machine-learning technology into its advanced inertial sensors to improve activity-tracking performance and battery life in mobiles and wearables. ...
SQC announces a newer best practices model for the Service Industry
Bangalore February 13, 2019: The global economy is 80% a ‘service’ economy today. However, without a strong service delivery strategy, it's easy to over-promise and under-deliver. ...

IT people
  K. Purushothaman is new CEO at K7 Computing
Chennai, March 147 2019: K7 Computing  has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). K Purushothaman from March 1. Purushothaman joins from NASSCOM, where he served as Senior Director for over a decade. In his previous roles; he has been the Head of Communications for Aircel and has also been associated with Hyundai Motor India Limited. ....
Sumeet Walia to head Marketing & Sales for Tata Communications
March 6 2019: Sumeet Walia is to be  the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Tata Communications. In this role, Sumeet will lead and align the global sales and marketing functions around the company’s go-to-market strategy to drive business growth in all markets worldwide. ....
IESA announces Technovation Awards for 2018
Bangalore February 21, 2019 : On the concluding day yesterday of its annual Vision Summit, the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), announced the  Technovation Awards to celebrate the success of  veterans of the electronics industry players, budding entrepreneurs and students from leading educational institutes in India. ...

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Google Joins Race Into India's Booming Online Music Market
Google has introduced its YouTube music app in India, offering local and global songs to a booming market that saw the entry of Spotify just a few days ago....Bloomberg  March 13 2019

Battleground 5G: Reliance Jio vs Airtel vs Vodafone-Idea vs BSNL
Indian telecommunication companies have got new material to fight - 5G. But what about the leading telecom service providers in India? What is the status of 5G network in India? Zee Business  March 17 2019

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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