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What IT Channel Expects From Union Budget 2017

Mumbai: The entire country is eagerly waiting for the Union budget 2017 with hopes that the FM will announce an increase in the limit for tax free income and some ease in the current service tax rates. Post demonetization, the country is curious about how the 50 days of gigantic exercise of curbing black money will benefit the tax payers and help to cut the inflation rate, the industries are also closely analyzing that will the budget fulfill government’s promise of ease of doing business. IT channel is optimistic about...

4G Service To Cover 17% User Base By 2020 : Study

The high-speed 4G connections are expected to cover 17 percent of the country’s total user base by 2020 with revenues reaching over Rs 79,000-crore mark, a joint study by Assocham and KPMG said. “By 2020, 4G connections are expected to account for about 17 percent of India’s total user base. This is expected to significantly transform the revenue mix of service providers with estimated Long Term Evolution (LTE) revenues expected to reach Rs 79,580 crore,” PTI report published in TOI qouted the Assocham-KPMG Paper on Powering Digital India. The demand for high-speed...

Videocon D2h Partners With CSC eGovernance Services

DTH service provider, Videocon d2h, announced its association with the CSC eGovernance Services India Limited, a SPV under Ministry of Electronics & IT, Government of India for the launch of their CSC services. The Common Service Centre (CSC) scheme is a part of the ambitious Digital India (DI) initiative. The service was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister of Electronics & IT and Law and Justice of India, in Varanasi today. Videocon d2h is the only DTH player to be chosen for the association to support...

Will RJio Bring Disruption In India’s Telecom Market?

Mukesh Ambani’s ambitious Reliance Jio 4G service that aims to digitally connect over 10 crore people in the country is finally out. What Ambani terms as “Datagiri”, RJio’s attractive tariff offers that promises to free its users from voice calls, RJio has rightly hit the minds of customers. Rolled out on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, RJio has already disrupted the telecom market in India, compelling its rivals to slash tariff rates. RJio is expected to further intensify the data battle among telecom vendors, ultimately benefiting the digital revolution...

Essel Signs MoU With BSNL, To Operate As VNO

Essel headed by Subhash Chandra, the newly sworn in Rajya Sabha member, has announced that an MoU has been signed with the state owned telecom company BSNL and is slated to function as a virtual network operator for broadband services. In a report published by Business Insider, BSNL chairman and managing director, Anupam Shrivastava told PTI that, “We have signed a memorandum of understanding with Essel Group in presence of Essel Group chairman Subhash Chandra. One of the area is VNO where Essel will set up its infrastructure and work with...

India x86 Server Market Grows By 21.6%, Q1 2016: IDC

Server market in India rose by 21.6 per cent year-on-year in Q1 2016, with 40,495 units shipped in Q1 2016 as against 33,292 units in Q1 2015. In terms of revenue, there was a 27.8 per cent year on year growth registered in Q1 2016, reported International Data Corporation (IDC). Continued investments from telecom service providers towards 4G deployments, piece-meal investments from local hosting providers and periodic banking refreshes primarily contributed to the national compute demand in Q1 2016. The onset of digitization drives across multiple verticals and cities further drove server...

Policy Initiative Needed For India’s App Market Growth

India has large scale growth opportunities for the industry, but policy initiative remains a crucial factor for its success, believe experts. While speaking at ‘Digital Services Asia 2016’, earlier known as the VAS Asia, in New Delhi, A Robert Jerad Ravi, the Advisor (quality of services), Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said, “Majority of apps which are based out of other countries are developed by Indians, either working out of India or stationed abroad. This process in itself is a business opportunity, which should be encouraged by the Government.”...
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