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INDIAN IT IN NUMBERS 
(Updated  January 30 , 2023
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Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.170 billion (1170 million)
Mobiles:    1142 million    Landlines: 28 million 
Broadband Internet users:    830 million  including  mobile Internet 790million
and wired broadband 40 million.  

TV owning houses: 210 million  
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  900
NEW! ASER annual school education report 2022 
Ericsson Mobility Report November 2022
Draft 
 Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022
Draft Telecom Bill 2022 text September 2022
Internet in India the  2021 numbers, from the July 2022 IAMAI study
GOI Guidelines for intermediaries and Digital media ethics code  2021
Smart Homes in India study July 2022
India Media and Entertainment report 2022- PwC 
India Media and Entertainment report 2021 - EY-FICCI
Vision Document for the electronics sector January 2022

India semiconductor  notified  (December 2021)
 Indian Drone Rules notified  August 25 2021
KPMG Media and Entertainment Report 2020. Read full report
Ericsson Mobility Report Dec 2020 
25 years of Internet in India. The numbers

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

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  Budget feedback from tech sector, mostly upbeat
February 2, 2023: Here is a second set of comments on the Indian budget 2023 from tech sector players: Jeevika Tyagi, Co-Founder and CEO, Aastey Designs:The startup ecosystem has been a growth driver for India’s GDP for the past couple of years. ....
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February 1, 2023:  Here are some early reactions to the Union Budget 2023 from the tech sector Federation of Indian Micro and Small and Medium Enterprises (FISME): FISME welcomes the key announcements for MSME sector which will ensure its growth and reduce pain. ....
Saarthi.ai to hold its annual event in Mumbai today
Mumbai, February 1 , 2023: As an ode to the origin of its name – the Sanskrit word, ‘Sphut’, meaning ‘to burst’, SPHOT is an explosion of interesting ideas and a celebration of novel research and meaningful real-world AI applications of  Indian languages and the Communication technology ecosystem. ...
Cropin's agritech solution now available on AWS
Bangalore, January 31 2023: Leading agritech company Cropin,  has announced that its farm digitization software, Cropin Grow, is now available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. ...
Kore.ai launches new experience platform
Hyderabad, January 30, 2023:  Kore.ai, the world’s leading conversational AI platform and Solutions Company, today announced the release of the Kore. ...
 


 
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New virtual classroom system from Globus Infocom
January 27 2023: Globus Infocom Ltd, a leading edtech company has developed a new, advanced, and feature-rich Virtual Classroom with Learning Management System. Designed to enable a future-ready learning environment, this newly developed solution fits the diverse requirements of all the learners, educators, institutions, and parents. ....
Simplilearn hits major target of 5 million learners
Mumbai, January 26, 2023: Simplilearn, the world’s #1 online bootcamp for digital skills training, today announced the successful enrolment of more than 5 million learners across the platform. This learner base was triggered by the growth witnessed by the India business in the past year. ....
 

 
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Budget makes provision to develop 50 tourist destinations
February 2,2023:At least 50 destinations will be selected and developed as a complete package of tourism, announced the Union Minister for Finance Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union budget 2023-2024 in Parliament yesterday . She added that  the focus of development of tourism would be on domestic as well as foreign tourists. ....
Govt announces 2 tourism & hospitality initiatives
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Remote Patient Monitoring users will reach 115 million globally by 2027
Hampshire, UK, January 23,2023: A new study from Juniper Research found that the total number of patients using RPM (Remote Patient Monitoring)  solutions will reach 115.5 million globally by 2027, equating to 1.4% of the total population. ....
Smart health wearables scene
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IET joins national disease surveillance task
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Zebronics launches smart movie projector
Chennai, Dec 18, 2022: With an aim to provide the best visual experience, India’s pioneer brand in IT Peripherals and Audio Systems, Zebronics has launched a premium projector, ZEB-PixaPlay 17. The smart projector comes loaded with features like auto focus and keystone adaptation. ....
New retro phones target loyal buyers by recalling classical roots
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Devialet Dione: high-end audio soundbar
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  InfoComm Southeast Asia 2022 in Bangkok, a resounding success
November 17 2022: The 3-day InfoComm Southeast Asia 2022 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) came to a close on 4 November 2022. Returning in-person for the first time since its launch in 2019, Asia’s premier Professional AudioVisual (Pro-AV) and Transformative Technology Exhibition and Summit saw exhibitors, visitors and delegates from 22 countries. ....
Robots help customers pick up online purchases
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  Ritesh Doshi to be Commercial Director for NetApp in India-SAARC region
Bangalore, January 5 2023: Global data-centric software company NetApp  has announced the appointment of Ritesh Doshi as Director Commercial for India & SAARC, and member of the NetApp India sales leadership team.   Ritesh brings to the table a highly versatile experience of over 23 years. ....
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Deepa Madhavan to head Genesys in India
Chennai, November 30, 2022: Global cloud computing solutions leader Genesys,  has  announced the appointment of Deepa Madhavan as the India Country Head. ...
 

 
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Policy on Satcom needs more deliberation
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) should tread carefully while formulating the rules for auctioning spectrum for satellite-based communication services. While an auction mechanism brings in transparency into the spectrum allocation process, no other country has attempted to sell airwaves for satellite services.  Editorial in Hindu Businessline January 5 2023

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