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  • India becoming a major mobile manufacturing hub: Ravi Shankar Prasad Jun 01, 2018 08:02 AM IST

    India becoming a major mobile manufacturing hub: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    "When our government came, there were just two mobile factories in India. Just two. How many factories have come in India? 120 in the last three and half years. India is becoming a big manufacturing hub of mobile phones," he said.

  • Coming soon: Use mobiles in flight; make WhatsApp calls to cellphones, landlines May 01, 2018 06:06 PM IST

    Coming soon: Use mobiles in flight; make WhatsApp calls to cellphones, landlines

    These two were among the several key recommendations of the regulator that the Telecom Commission today gave its approval to with some changes.

  • Chinese smartphone-makers dominate India market as numerous brands disappear Apr 30, 2018 03:09 PM IST

    Chinese smartphone-makers dominate India market as numerous brands disappear

    Brands such as Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Huawei and Samsung enjoy the lion’s share in smartphone sales.

  • Digital payment revolution can get a push with right infrastructure and technology Jan 02, 2018 07:20 PM IST

    Digital payment revolution can get a push with right infrastructure and technology

    Digital revolution will truly take place only when the infrastructure for mass public interaction areas like tolls, transit and retail are fully automated and digitized

  • 71.24 cr mobile connections linked with Aadhaar: IT Minister Dec 28, 2017 09:20 AM IST

    71.24 cr mobile connections linked with Aadhaar: IT Minister

    "Linking of Aadhaar with personal bank accounts is being done based on the amendments that have been effected in the Prevention of Money Laundering Rules 2005. Linking of Aadhaar with mobile number has been effected in pursuance of...Supreme Court order dated February 6, 2017," Minister for Electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.

  • Extension of Aadhaar-mobile linkage deadline a relief: COAI Dec 15, 2017 12:10 PM IST

    Extension of Aadhaar-mobile linkage deadline a relief: COAI

    The extension will be "good news" also for consumers as it will provide them more time for compliance.

  • New AI system can work without internet Nov 14, 2017 04:05 PM IST

    New AI system can work without internet

    New deep-learning AI software produced with that technology is compact enough to fit on mobile computer chips for use in everything from smartphones to industrial robots.

  • Ericsson posts bigger than expected third-quarter loss, warns on network sales Oct 20, 2017 12:28 PM IST

    Ericsson posts bigger than expected third-quarter loss, warns on network sales

    Competition from China's Huawei and Finland's Nokia as well as weak emerging markets and falling spending by telecoms operators has hurt Ericsson while demand for next-generation 5G technology is still several years away.

  • Ericsson could shed 25,000 jobs in cost-cutting drive: Report Aug 17, 2017 01:16 PM IST

    Ericsson could shed 25,000 jobs in cost-cutting drive: Report

    Ericsson said in July it would accelerate measures to meet a target of doubling its 2016 underlying operating margin of 6 percent and that it aimed to reach an annual cost reduction run rate of at least 10 billion crowns ($1.2 billion) by mid-2018.

  • Transactions of Rs 1,500 cr on BHIM app so far: Ravi Shankar Prasad Jul 31, 2017 01:45 PM IST

    Transactions of Rs 1,500 cr on BHIM app so far: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Responding to a mention made by SP member Jaya Bachchan during the Zero Hour in the House, Prasad also said more than 2 crore people have been trained by common service centres on digital payements.

  • Security worry may prompt TRAI to ask cos to wait before giving user second SIM Jul 13, 2017 11:40 AM IST

    Security worry may prompt TRAI to ask cos to wait before giving user second SIM

    Issuing another SIM after the a certain time lapse would give the companies enough room to verify if subscriber had applied for more than one SIM

  • India-China to account for 50% of new mobile subscribers by 2020: Report Jul 03, 2017 12:03 PM IST

    India-China to account for 50% of new mobile subscribers by 2020: Report

    According to the 2017 edition of 'Mobile Economy: Asia Pacific' report published recently at the 'Mobile World Congress Shanghai', forecasts that India will account for 27 per cent (206 million) and China 21 per cent (155 million) of the approximately 753 million new mobile subscribers by the end of the decade.

  • Trai launches MyCall app to help subscribers rate call quality Jun 05, 2017 03:53 PM IST

    Trai launches MyCall app to help subscribers rate call quality

    "The application will help mobile phone users rate their experience about voice call quality in real-time and help Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) gather customer experience data along with network data," Trai said in a statement.

  • 420 mn to access Internet on mobile in India by June: IAMAI May 02, 2017 02:40 PM IST

    420 mn to access Internet on mobile in India by June: IAMAI

    The number of mobile Internet users in the country at the end of December last year was estimated to be 389 million, as per the report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB.

  • 1001 Startup Ideas - Brain Training Application May 02, 2017 11:59 AM IST

    1001 Startup Ideas - Brain Training Application

    This 1001 startup idea is to establish a mobile based gaming application which will have a plethora of games for brain training. This startup will create fun and focused online games designed to stimulate the brain.

  • Indian consumers feel most secure shopping online in APAC Apr 18, 2017 02:45 PM IST

    Indian consumers feel most secure shopping online in APAC

    According to the latest Mastercard Online Shopping Survey, more than four-fifths of Indian consumers access the Internet for shopping while three-fourths tend to make online purchases using their mobile phones.

  • Reliance Jio free services to impact telecos Q4 FY'17 earnings: Report Apr 07, 2017 09:20 AM IST

    Reliance Jio free services to impact telecos Q4 FY'17 earnings: Report

    Moreover, the RJio's extended free services for prime members till June, may also continue to keep the performance of telecom companies muted for the first quarter (April-June) of the current fiscal, according to ICICI Securities' latest earnings preview of the sector.

  • India's data traffic growth in 2016 led by 4G technology: Nokia Mar 28, 2017 08:34 PM IST

    India's data traffic growth in 2016 led by 4G technology: Nokia

    Nokia’s annual Mobile Broadband Index study shows that “4G was the major source of data traffic across the country in 2016 with 60% of the incremental data payload from 2015 levels contributed by 4G.”

  • Jana to launch internet browser with free data service Mar 09, 2017 05:46 PM IST

    Jana to launch internet browser with free data service

    The company plans to invest over USD 90 million in India and other emerging markets to strengthen its customer base.

  • Railways to launch integrated app for total travel solutions Mar 02, 2017 06:02 PM IST

    Railways to launch integrated app for total travel solutions

    Though there are various mobile applications available for booking tickets, taxis, e-catering and other such services, the integrated app will cover almost the entire gamut of travelling, a senior railway ministry official involved with the project said.

  • Samsung delays its new phone, and showcases tablets instead Feb 27, 2017 07:48 AM IST

    Samsung delays its new phone, and showcases tablets instead

    Instead, Samsung is spotlighting new Android and Windows tablets after delaying the Galaxy S8 smartphone, an indirect casualty of the unprecedented September recall of the fire-prone Note 7 phone.

  • India Inc prefers mobile phones for talent acquisition: Report Feb 13, 2017 02:48 PM IST

    India Inc prefers mobile phones for talent acquisition: Report

    According to TeamLease - The New Hiring Landscape Report, the adoption of technology for hiring is not just restricted to usage of mobile phones, there is also a growing acceptance for tech tools like analytics and machine-based hiring.

  • Samsung to launch web payments service for Android phones Feb 02, 2017 08:29 AM IST

    Samsung to launch web payments service for Android phones

    The service, called Samsung Pay Mini, will allow Android smartphones to make online transactions in Samsung's home country after downloading a dedicated app. The company did not comment on whether the service will be offered in other markets.

  • Intex expands e-payment services for Android users Jan 30, 2017 05:22 PM IST

    Intex expands e-payment services for Android users

    Intex Technologies, a leading player in mobile handset and consumer durable segment, has announced its in-house digital e-payment app has gone live on Google Play Store for all Android users outside Intex as well.

  • Trai proposes Aadhaar eKYC for existing mobile users too Jan 23, 2017 05:58 PM IST

    Trai proposes Aadhaar eKYC for existing mobile users too

    In its latest recommendation to DoT, Trai has also proposed that Aadhaar-based e-KYC should be permitted for outstation customers at any place within the service area.

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