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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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  AI startup Inkers deploys its tech for Hynetic Smart Lights
Bangalore, March 23 2019: City-based AI Startup Inkers,   has deployed its  Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered solution, for another Bangalore enterprise Hynetic Smart Street Lights. The solution is an AI Powered Highway Lighting system that works real time. ....
Infosys to bring digital innovation to French tennis tourney Roland-Garros
Paris, March 22, 2019: Infosys  has entered into a strategic three-year technology partnership with Roland-Garros, better known as the French Open  grand slam tennis tournament. The collaboration is aimed at enriching the game by providing fans, players and coaches with a completely new experience, leveraging Infosys’ expertise in digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data & analytics, mobility, virtual and augmented reality. ....
Opera adds VPN to its mobile browser
New Delhi, March 21, 2019: Norwegian browser developer, Opera, has  released a new version of its mobile browser, Opera for Android 51,  with  a built-in  Virtual  Private Network (VPN) service. ...
Mozilla launches Firefox lite for phones
New Delhi, March 20, 2019: Mozilla, a  has unveiled ‘Firefox Lite’ , to fulfill user needs for a fast and lightweight mobile browsing in India. ...
BuildTrack launches home wireless automation system
Mumbai, March 19 2019: Leading Brand in Smart Automation & IoT solutions,  BuildTrack,  has launched  its Wireless Home Automation System. ...

Education and e-learning
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
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. The recently launched Realme 3comes from a company that believes in a design-first philosophy. ....
OPPO F11 Pro is a stylish villain
Bangalore, March 11 2019: Stylish and suave (16 MP rising   that is, a pop-up front camera), bright and eye-catching style (triple gradient back), fast and agile (VOOC fast Charge 3. ...

IT's for you
  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. ...

Best of the rest
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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