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(Updated  November 11 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

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  Genesys unveils AI fueled workforce management solution
Bangalore, November 18, 2018: Global leader in contact centre solutions,  Genesys has , introduced the industry's first forecasting and scheduling service for workforce management powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Now businesses can use AI to predict the best possible staffing schedules with unprecedented speed and accuracy, saving time and money in the process. ....
Reverie launches 12-language Indian voice suite
Bangalore, November 17  2018:  Indian language localisation solutions leader, Reverie Language Technologies has launched Gopal, its Indian language voice suite in 12 Indian languages. The Indic voice suite can be integrated with both chatbots and IVR solutions that companies can use for greater engagement. ....
Intel opens new design centre in Bangalore to mark its two decades in India
Bangalore, November 16 2018: Intel marked its 20th year in India with  a new  design house within its Bangalore campus. ...
CoWrks mentors its first group of startups
Bangalore, November 14, 2018: The CoWrks Foundry, a premier acceleration program, announced the completion of its first cohort, comprising of five innovative startups today. ...
K7 Computing announces slew of new products
Chennai, November 14  2018: K7 Computing today announced a strategic repositioning of its business, along with a new brand appearance, marking a strong commitment to helping businesses, from SOHO to large enterprise, secure their digital business. ...

Education and e-learning
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. ....
Indian toy specialist launches smart non-screen learning tool on global crowdfunding site
For parents looking for non-screen educational toys... September16 2018:  Learning tools maker Robotix has announced the global launch of Taco Playbits a smart connected self learning toy, for kid’s age 3 to 8, on the Indiegogo Campaign USA crowdfunding platform. ....

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
ASUS ROG G703 gaming laptop: when play is work
 In  the new Asus ROG laptop, serious gamers  will find a good combo of  design and performance Bangalore, November 12 2018: The need for  horsepower under the hood, has been   hampering   the growth of the Indian gaming industry . ....
Best smartphones under Rs. 9000 this season
Bangalore, November 112018: Often happens to the best of us: We are bang in the middle of the festive season and realize that we haven't set aside budgets for the near and dear, for those mandatory yearly gifting rituals from Diwali to the New Year. ....
Samsung Galaxy J6+: Side is the new middle
November 1 2018: Manufacturers have placed the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone, below the screen, and sometimes on the screen itself. ...

IT's for you
  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’. It is the company’s most recent offering in the WeP Retail Category. ....
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. ...
TILA moot court contest passes resolution seeking a fundamental right to energy
Bangalore, October 14 2018:Banasthali Vidyapith recently organized an  International Moot Court Competition on Energy Laws, 2018 in association with  For the Global recognition of Energy as Fundamental Right, organised in association with Trans India Law Associates (TILA) & DGEF. ...
Now, Duracell joins the ranks of power bank makers
Mumbai, October  10 , 2018: The world’s leading manufacturer of alkaline batteries, and rechargeables, has now joined the ranks of power bank makers. ...

IT people
  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. Vinod will drive Cloudera’s growth in the region, expand its customer base and help organizations enhance the measurable benefits of big data through machine learning and analytics. ....
Vikram Anand appointed Director for VMware telecom business in India
Mumbai, September 20 2018: Enterprise software leader, VMware,  has announced the appointment of Vikram Anand as the director for its telecommunications business in India. ...

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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

How online pharmacies are disrupting the trade
The offline chemists are trying to fight back by extending 10 per cent discounts to customers, which only bigger chemists near hospitals used to offer...BUSINESS STANDARD  September 24 2018


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