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Independence Day 2018: Internet, mobile phone services suspended in Kashmir valley 15.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Internet and mobile phone services were suspended across Kashmir valley as a precautionary measure as part of the security drill on Independence Day today, officials said. The mobile telephony services, including the Internet facility on the hand-held devices, have been suspended across the valley, the officials said. Only BSNL landline service and its wired-internet facilities were working, they said. "All other services across all network operators have been barred," the officials said. They said the services were suspended as a precautionary measure. Barring the services was part of the security drill on the occasion of the Independence Day, the officials said, adding they would be restored once the official functions end. The authorities have been clamping down on mobile services on the occasions of Republic Day and Independence Day in Kashmir. The security agencies added this step to the security drill after terrorists triggered a blast outside Bakshi Stadium during the Independence Day parade in ...
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Reliance Jio GigaFiber broadband internet service might be priced at Rs 500: Details inside 13.8.2018 DNA: India
Reliance Industries' chairman Mukesh Ambani at its 41st annual general meeting had announced the launch of the fixed-line broadband service Jio GigaFiber. The registrations for Reliance Jio GigaFiber broadband will start from August 15. During his address, Chairman Mukesh Ambani informed that Jio's broadband services would be made available in 1,100 cities in India. Jio GigaFiber will come with a GigaFiber router along with the Jio GigaTV set-top box. Mukesh Ambani also informed that the set-top box will allow users to make video calls to other GigaTV devices or mobile connections on any network in the country. According to a report by The Economic Times , the company is looking at a commercial launch of Jio GigaFiber before Diwali, November 7. Initially, it will be rolled out in metro cities and about 80 top tier 1 and 2 markets in the country. In terms of pricing, the service might be available for a starting price of Rs 500. A person familiar with the plan mentioned that the availability of the ...
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Vasundhara Raje-ruled state is affecting Centre’s Digital India Mission: Apex Advisory Council for Telecom 11.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The Apex Advisory Council for Telecom in India (ACT), an advocacy group representing the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and incumbent service providers— Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio— has said that the Rajasthan government was misusing powers to suspend Internet services in a sheer contrast with the Centre’s ambitious Digital India program. In a letter to the telecom secretary, Aruna Sundararajan, dated August 8, 2018, seen by ETTelecom, the group sought immediate intervention, and said that there were nearly 50 instances of Internet suspensions in last six months in the state alone with more than 140 interruptions since August 2017. The Vasundhara Raje-ruled state, according to the letter, is adversely impacting the Centre’s Digital India mission, and the frequent suspensions of Internet services were not warranted unless public safety was compromised. Rajasthan, according to the statistics, has the highest number of Internet suspensions in the country after Jammu & Kashmir. The regular ...
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IT firm CGI opens digital literacy centre in Bengaluru 11.8.2018 Sify Finance
Global IT and consulting services firm CGI on Friday opened the first digital literacy centre in this tech hub in partnership with the Indian IT industry apex body Nasscom Foundation for the benefit of the local communities.
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Fake news: Govt may block mobile apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp 7.8.2018 Rediff: Business
The government is also trying to curb child abuse and pornography and such platforms act as catalysts in these cases.
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Telecom companies asked to explore ways to block social media apps 7.8.2018 DNA: Money
Social media applications including WhatsApp and Facebook are in the line of fire again as the department of telecommunications (DoT) has asked telecom players as well as internet service providers to explore ways to block such social media applications on internet. "...once again requested....to explore various possible options and confirm how the Instagram/Facebook/Whatsapp/Telegram and other such mobile applications can be blocked on internet," a letter sent by DoT on July 18 said. The apps will be blocked as "per the provisions of IT Act 2000". There are provisions in the Information Technology (IT) Act 2000 and Indian Penal Code to deal with objectionable contents posted online. However, there was no clear reason as to why these applications need to be blocked. It just says that ministry of electronics and IT (MeitY) and law enforcement agencies (LEAs) have raised issues regarding such sites. Last month, this matter was also discussed during a meeting with DoT and technical inputs were sought from ...
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Marico to accelerate launch of digital brands 6.8.2018 Rediff: Business
Company may look at 5-6 launches a year as the market for premium and niche products grows
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Women in emerging Indian cities keen to acquire skills for digital growth: GoDaddy 6.8.2018 Sify Finance
GoDaddy, the world's largest Cloud platform dedicated to small and independent ventures, is empowering small and medium businesses (SMBs) in tier 2 and 3 cities of India and, to its surprise, is finding young women more keen to learn the skills needed to go online.
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Vested interests trying to malign Aadhaar: UIDAI 6.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Vested interests trying to malign Aadhaar: UIDAI
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Not issued any such guidelines, clarifies UIDAI after helpline number creeps into phone contact list 3.8.2018 DNA: India
After reports of UIDAI’s invalid toll-free number mysteriously making its way to smartphones in India surfaced online, UIDAI has officially stated that it has not issued any such guidelines. UIDAI clarified, “In the wake of some media reports on default inclusion of UIDAI’s outdated & invalid Toll free no. 1800-300-1947 in contact list of Android phones, it is clarified that, UIDAI has not asked or communicated to any manufacturer or service provider for providing any such facility whatsoever. It is emphasized that the said 18003001947 is not a valid UIDAI Toll free number and some vested interest are trying to create unwarranted confusion in the public. Our valid Toll free number is 1947 which is functional for more than the last two years. UIDAI has reiterated that it has not asked or advised anyone including any telecom service providers or mobile manufacturers or Android to include 18003001947 or 1947 in the default list of public service numbers.” French security expert Elliot Alderson had earlier ...
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Policybazaar launches multilingual interface for 2-wheeler insurance platform 2.8.2018 Sify Finance
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Airwaves of over Rs 5 trn may be sold for 5G auction 2.8.2018 Rediff: Business
If it happens, this would mean the largest spectrum auction in terms of amount with over 7,000 Mhz going up for sale across eight bands
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Trai sets reserve price for 5G spectrum auction 2.8.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Setting the ball rolling for next spectrum auction, telecom regulator Trai on Wednesday recommended reserve price for next generation 5G spectrum, which will be auctioned for the first time in India, at Rs 492 crore per Mhz, while lowering the price for premium 4G band – 700 Mhz, by almost 43% at Rs 6,568 crore per Mhz. The reserve price for proposed spectrum band for 5G services in 3300-3600 Mhz frequency has been fixed at Rs 492 crore per Mhz. This will be the first time that 5G spectrum will be put up for sale. For 700 Mhz, the earlier recommended reserve price was at Rs 11,485 crore per Mhz, but this spectrum remained unsold during the last spectrum auction in October 2016 because of a steep price. 700 MHz band is a sought after band for LTE deployment around the world due to its efficiency and higher penetration inside buildings. LTE device eco-system is developing fast in this band. In its recommendations on spectrum auction on Thursday for various bands -- 700 Mhz, 800 Mhz, 900 Mhz, 1800 Mhz, 2100 ...
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'Honor Play' to feature flagship Kirin 970 chip 1.8.2018 Sify Finance
Huawei's sub-brand Honor on Wednesday announced that upcoming "Honor Play" will feature Huawei's flagship Kirin 970 processor with built-in Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities.
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Deep discounting cap may hit e-commerce funding 1.8.2018 DNA: Top News
E-commerce companies like Amazon and Flipkart may soon be barred from offering deep discounts. The government is considering tightening the rules for e-commerce firms and plans to set up a regulator to protect consumers of the online firms. Experts say it may affect funding of e-commerce companies which often need to raise growth capital. These recommendations for the e-commerce sector are part of the draft National E-Commerce Policy prepared by the commerce ministry. The think-tank headed by commerce minister Suresh Prabhu has proposed that bulk purchases by the firms, which lead to e-commerce firms offering deep discounts, should be prohibited and these discounts should be stopped from a specified date. The draft policy also provides for setting up of a regulator Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) to protect consumers of the online firms. The draft policy is likely to be soon put up for public consultation. "Bulk purchase of branded goods such as electronics, mobile phones, white goods, ...
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Don't share Aadhaar number, says UIDAI after TRAI chief's dare 1.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
An all-out war has been raging on Twitter since Saturday after Trai chief R S Sharma shared his Aadhaar number publicly, challenging anyone to show how mere knowledge of the number can be misused to harm him. While some claimed to have got access to his bank account number and email, Sharma refuted the claims saying they were untrue.
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India Language Stack needed to overcome the barriers of communication: IT Secretary 30.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Addressing the symposium for Indian Languages Technology Industry ‘Bhashantara’, in New Delhi, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT, Shri. Ajay Prakash Sawhney said that barrier-free communication is critical for the country and the goal is to have real-time translation capability in each of the Indic languages.
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Move over telecom cos, Reliance to drop prices to compete against Walmart and Amazon 30.7.2018 Sify Finance
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Why Mukesh Ambani's broadband services will not be a hit like Jio 26.7.2018 Rediff: Business
Laying fibre to home is a cumbersome and a slow process as every building has to be physically wired.
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Jio's fibre-to-home services may be launched by year-end 25.7.2018 Rediff: Business
Jio will woo consumers with new products as well as technology, offering them quadplay services - TV, data, voice and mobile - seamlessly working across the platforms, with a single bundled offer and just one bill.
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