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(Updated  December 3  2023)
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.178 billion (1178 million)
Mobiles:    1148 million    Landlines: 30 million 
Broadband Internet users:    860 million  including  mobile Internet 800 million and wired broadband 40 million.  
TV owning houses: 210 million  
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  900
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IT happened in India
  India’s first international AVGC-XR festival coming to Mumbai
Mumbai,  December3 2023: Turning a new leaf in India’s AVGC-XR Industry, AVAF unveils the debut edition of AniMela - India’s first-ever international Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming, Comics and Extended Reality (AVGC-XR) festival. ....
Waaree Technologies teams with Israeli Company 3DBattery for advanced energy storage solutions
December 2, 2023: Waaree Technologies Ltd. (WTL), an energy storage division of the leading renewable energy and technology player Waaree Group, has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Israeli company, 3DBattery, to develop and produce advanced energy storage solutions, based on 3DBattery’s lithium-ion and upcoming sodium-ion technology. ....
Day 2 events at Bengaluru Tech Summit
Bangalore, December 1 2023: The second day of the 26th Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023 commenced with an ITE & Deeptech Track titled "Tech Interventions for a Sustainable Future," featuring Sagar N, Farm & Field, crop & digital solutions, Santosh Subramanian, Regional CIO – SA, SEA & Oceania at Veolia, Prof. ...
IIIT-B showcases its innovations at Bengaluru Tech Summit
Bangalore November 29: 2023: The International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B) is  taking part in the Bangalore Tech Summit 2023 with a diverse array of ground breaking initiatives spanning machine intelligence, robotics, communication technologies, and more. ...
Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023 takes off
Bangalore, November 30 2023: The 26th Edition of Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023, organized by the Department of Electronics, IT, Bt, Government of Karnataka and Software Technology Parks of India, Bengaluru, was  inaugurated by Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah, at Bangalore Palace yesterday. ...

Education and e-learning
First international campus of an IIT comes up in Zanzibar
Zanzibar, November 8 2023: Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council, inaugurated the IIT Madras Zanzibar at an event  on November 6. This historic initiative is being undertaken as part of the Government of India’s endeavour to take top quality education system of India to international arenas. ....
25 years of excellence at IIIT Bangalore
Bangalore November 4 2023: The International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B) marked a significant milestone by celebrating its silver jubilee year of academic excellence. Established in 1998 with a vision to contribute to the IT industry through education and research, entrepreneurship, and innovation, IIIT-B has established itself as a distinctive institution in the domain of information technology. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
Royal Caribbean cruises to adopt IBS technology
November 16, 2023: IBS Software and Miami-based Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE:RCL) have partnered to deploy cutting edge retail technology at the heart of its operations.  This will enable Royal Caribbean Group to provide a more seamless vacation experience to their guests and deliver even better personalized services at every step of the trip: before, during, and after. ....
Bangalore airport is world's most punctual
October 18, 2023: Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (KIA), has secured the top position as the world's most punctual Airport for the past three consecutive months, according to Cirium's 'The On-Time Performance Monthly Report. ....

Infosys offers free certification and training in AI
Bangalore, June 24, 2023:  Indi-based tech bellwether Infosys  has  launched a free Artificial Intelligence (AI) certification training on Infosys Springboard. Infosys AI-first specialists and data strategists, responsible for delivering Infosys Topaz AI-first set of services, solutions and platforms will help shape the curriculum to help learners build future-ready skillsets. ....
LifeSigns launches ‘Continuum Care’ enabling wireless monitoring of patients in ambulances and homes
April 15, 2023: Chennai-based health-tech startup, LifeSigns iMS (a brand by LS Devices Pvt. Ltd.), has developed a revolutionary continuum care solution that allows patients to be monitored wirelessly and in real-time, regardless of their location. This Biosensor has 21 USA Patents and global accreditation. ....
Made-in-India AI-based breast cancer detection tool makes waves worldwide
April 8, 2023: Can advanced technologies may replace doctors in some roles? A New York Times article last month reported on some success  with A. ...

Product Pulse
Sony earbuds WF-1000XM5: Technology shrinks active noise cancelling to ear bud size
October 22, 2023: Twenty years ago, if you were seen with a Bose Quiet Comfort headphone over your ears at the airport, you were dismissed as a snooty anti-social traveller who wasn’t interested in making any conversation with anyone During the flight of course, you could get sound sleep without being distracted by cabin noise. ....
GOVO offers GoSurround 750 soundbar
September 25, 2023: With the World Cup season on the horizon, GOVO, a new challenger in the audio technology sector,  has introduced the GOVO GoSurround 750 Soundbar. Says  Varun Poddar, Founder of GOVO: “As the world unites for the highly anticipated Cricket World Cup, we are excited to introduce the GOVO GoSurround 750 Soundbar, a fusion of innovation, state-of-the-art technology. ....
Tecno Pova 5 Pro: RGB lighting on phone
By Vishnu Anand August 29, 2023: In the September of 2000 when the Nokia 3310 mobile phones  was  released, it swept the consumer tech market owing to its affordability and ruggedness. ...

IT's for you
  New product in cob lighting segment from Ledure
October 15,2023: The Ledure Air Cob Series is a new and innovative product in the cob segment. It provides a perfect solution for a COB product with deep focus, anti-glare properties, and a long lifespan. The Air Cob Series is also aesthetically pleasing, with a trimless aluminum housing and beautifully designed fins that give it a perfect architectural look. ....
Fujitsu pioneers supply chain CO2 visualization
Tokyo, September 15  2023:Fujitsu  has  announced that it has succeeded in visualizing CO2 emissions throughout its supply chain through participation in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Partnership for Carbon Transparency (PACT) Implementation program , the world’s first social implementation program to enable business-to-business data integration for product carbon footprint (PCF) information For its initial implementation of the scheme, Fujitsu leveraged its Track and Trust technology, a PACT-compliant solution based on the Pathfinder Network , to link actual data and calculate CO2 emissions in PCF across its notebook PC supply chain. ....
World Battery Expo concludes at Guanzhou with 137500 visitors
September 8, 2023: Organized by Guangzhou Innovation Exhibition Co., Ltd, the 8th World Battery & Energy Storage Industry Expo (WBE 2023) was successfully held this August 8-10 at Area A, China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou. ...
June 21, 2023: The GOVO GOSURROUND 950 Soundbar has been launched on the occasion of World Music Day. The key features:  5. ...
World CX summit saw call for data democratization
Gurgaon, NCR, May  17 2023: The recently concluded  10th global edition of World CX Summit in Gurgaon  brought government leaders and an inspirational line-up of experts and solution providers together to discuss the latest challenges and explore the latest applications in data powered solutions. ...

IT people
  Vivek Bhutyani joins Pocket FM as VP - Content Marketing
October  16, 2023: Audio Series platform Pocket FM has announced  the appointment of Vivek Bhutyani as the Vice President of Content Marketing. With over 20 years of experience spanning across various industries, including Media, Telecom, Retail, and Edtech, Vivek brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to drive the company's content marketing strategy and organic growth. ....
SAP Lab's Sindhu Gangadharan is NASSCOM Vice Chairperson
Bengaluru; September 14, 2023: Sindhu Gangadharan, SVP and MD, SAP Labs India and Head, SAP User Enablement, has been appointed as Vice Chairperson of The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM). In her new role, Sindhu will leverage her extensive experience in technology and corporate leadership gained over decades in both India and Germany to help shape India’s TechAde. ....
Rajeeva Lochan Sharma to head Barco in India
New Delhi, August 18,  2023: Barco, a global technology leader that develops networked visualization solutions for the entertainment, enterprise, and healthcare markets, has announced the appointment of Rajeeva Lochan Sharma as the Managing Director of Barco India. ...

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A report on global digital IDs brings Aadhaar’s limitations, risks back into focus
Global rating major Moody’s Investors Service has flagged some uncomfortable home truths about India’s ambitious digital identification (ID) programme for residents, Aadhaar..... The Hindu editorial, September 27 2023

Why satellite spectrum auction won’t work
The auction of satellite spectrum is totally futile (useless) and serves no regulatory objectives...  Parag Kar in Economic Times, July 3, 2023


Indian universities fail excellence test
 The World University Rankings 2024,  which provide an international benchmark for the performance and popularity of universities the world over, has again disappointed the country’s education sector. The report, released last week, does not give a top  ranking to any Indian university...  Deccan Herald editorial  July 2,2023


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