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'Telecom industry needs policy intervention to facilitate growth' 23.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Telecommunication operators have played a key role in establishing connectivity and speedy adoption of digital services in the country over the last three decades. Rajan S Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) shares his views on the financial burden and policy paralysis afflicting the sector with N V Vijayakumar of DH. Edited excerpts: What is the current status of telecom industry? We should understand the fact that mobile connectivity and data services have played an important role in bridging the digital divide and moving India towards a truly equitable and democratic nation. Indian telecom industry is going through a consolidation phase and there is a lot of financial troubles lurking them. Now, we are looking for three bigger players: Idea-Voda; Rcomm-Aircel; Airtel; MTNL-BSNL; and Jio. So India is going towards a phase where there will be three to four players like in US and Europe. I think it will help customers. Telcos will have to invest in technology and ...
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RJIL to deliver 6 m JioPhones in 15 days 22.9.2017 deccanherald.com
The delivery of about six million JioPhones will start on Sunday and be completed within 15 days, as per a channel partner of Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL). Deliveries of the low-cost 4G handsets will begin from rural areas and small towns before urban centres, the partner said. "The Chairman (Mukesh Ambani) had said that the JioPhone will bridge digital divide between rural and urban India. Therefore, delivery of JioPhone will start this Sunday in rural areas and small towns," the channel partner said. Queries sent to Reliance Jio did not elicit any response. Pre-booking of the JioPhone started on August 24 against payment of a deposit of Rs 500. The remainder Rs 1,000 has to be paid by the customer when the company starts delivering the handsets. The entire amount will be refunded against return of the phone after three years. Meanwhile, Reliance Retail's limited period festive offer for JioFi, is available for a limited period at a special price of Rs 999. The company said the introduction of festive ...
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Reliance to deliver 6 mn JioPhones in 15 days starting Sunday 22.9.2017 Business Standard: Companies & Industry
JioPhone will come with pre-loaded Jio apps for messaging and entertainment
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SES: Unleashing the Potential of an Empowered World 11.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
Luxembourg, Sep 11: SES Networks, the dedicated SES business providing global managed data services, opens a world of opportunities with the approach outlined in the new SES White Paper "Transcending Connectivity."
Cleveland Earns Connected City Award For Wireless Network Upgrades 3.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
CLEVELAND, Sept. 2, 2017 : Mobilitie, the largest privately-held wireless infrastructure provider in the United States, today named Cleveland, Ohio a recipient of its "Connected City Award" in recognition of improvements made to the city's wireless networks.
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Digital Revolution in India 31.8.2017 Govt of india: PIB Features
Evolution of technology has been the foundation stone of progress and has over the centuries changed the way societies function
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Chhattisgarh govt to distribute 5.5 mn smartphones for free 23.8.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
In 1st phase, phones to be distributed to families living in villages with population of over 1,000
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Regulatory policy must help digital growth: Manoj Sinha 22.8.2017 ET: Policy
The use of digital technologies, according to Sinha, is transforming the public sector and policy challenges should be addressed appropriately, he said.
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Government seeks holistic approach from Asia-Pacific region for Digital India 21.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Communications Minister Manoj Sinha on Monday called for holistic planning rather than a piecemeal approach to achieve the vision of Digital India and sought a collaborative approach by the Asia-Pacific governments.
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Green Clean Kozhikode Project to get boost 9.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Kudumbasree District Mission seeks help of NSS units to address digital divide
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Job loss due to automation won't affect India: Government 8.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The government on Tuesday said that job loss through automation in India should not be a matter of concern as the "growth momentum" of the economy will result in new job opportunities.
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NDL India wins the mBillionth South Asia Award 2017 6.8.2017 Education
The National Digital Library of India's Android mobile app 'NDL India' has been declared the winner of mBillionth South Asia Award 2017 along with BYJU and WorldReader in "Learning and Education" category, according to information received here.
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Order issued to set up Hardware Mission 3.8.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
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Kerala govt issues order to set up Hardware Mission, appoints special officer 2.8.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
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WCO to unveil norms for e-commerce trade 2.8.2017 Hindu: Economy
Customs body aims to address digital divide, illegal trade
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Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurates National Conference for Young SPs of States/UTs and Commandants of CAPFs 1.8.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated the National Conference for Young SPs of States/UTs and Commandants of CAPFs here today.
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Can Facebook's Free Basics app connect the next billion? 28.7.2017 Business Standard: Tech World
Now active in 63 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America
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Internet shutdowns anti-productive for India's cashless economy: Internet Society 25.7.2017 ET: Infotech
This year till end of June, 29 incidents of states blocking Internet services were reported in the country, according to the Software Freedom Law Centre, which has an Internet shutdown tracker.
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Your 10-point guide to Reliance's free JioPhone 21.7.2017 TOI: Home
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Second phase of BharatNet okayed, deadline extended by a quarter to March 2019 19.7.2017 ET: Policy
The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a budget of Rs 42,068 crore for BharatNet programme. Of this, Rs 18,792 crore will be for the second phase.
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