Mukesh Ambani’s telecom punch: Jio phone subscribers may top 5 crore mark by December, says report

In what could intensify the competition in the telecom industry even further, billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led telco is expected to garner up to 5 crore Jio phone users by December-19, according to a report. According to Motilal Oswal, out of the total 450 million to 500 million (45-50 crore) feature phone subscribers, Jiophone subscribers are estimated […]

Voluntary retirement scheme for BSNL, MTNL: DoT floats Cabinet note; 4G spectrum allocation also in works

The Department of Telecom is learnt to have circulated a draft cabinet note for the allocation of 4G spectrum to BSNL and MTNL and implementation of a voluntary retirement scheme at the two loss-making telecom PSUs. The department has sought comments of the key ministries on the proposals, an official source told PTI. “The Department […]

Forget Flipkart, Amazon, government is buying lakhs of smart phones from this little known portal

Government E-Marketplace (GeM): Government departments are buying lakhs of smart phones, bicycles, computers and printers online to cut cost and root out corruption in public procurement. However, these large scale online purchases don’t mean big bucks to top e-commerce firms such as Amzaon, Flipkart and Snapdeal. Thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative, […]

Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani says data empowerment to benefit all segments of society

Infosys Technologies co-founder and chairman Nandan Nilekani on Monday said India’s digital infrastructure will play a major role in reviving its economy. Nilekani was addressing members of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) at the national executive committee meeting on ‘Digital India and its Impact on Economy and Industry’ held in […]

Your choices for Bandersnatch, Bear Grylls’s You vs Wild on Netflix prone to hacking: IIT Madras

According to a study conducted by the Indian Institute of Madras, hackers may be able to trace what interactive content you are watching on Netflix. The breakout on the potential hacking threat, first reported by Wired, has put a question mark to the Las Gatos-based streaming giant’s security claims. The researcher added that they could […]

Ad-ding up: How Hotstar, SonyLIV can make sports live streaming more lucrative

The live-streaming of sports content is a key contributory factor in the growth of Indian over-the-top (OTT) platforms. Recently, advertisers have shown a degree of interest by deploying campaigns to reach viewers, but there still looms one major concern — that of return on investment (RoI). Currently, live sports streaming is led by Hotstar and […]

Infosys, Cognizant ramp up security in the wake of Wipro data breach

IT firms Infosys and Cognizant said they have not observed any data breach and they remain vigilant against cyber attacks that appear to be targeting technology players. Cybersecurity blog KrebsOnSecurity in its latest post KrebsOnSecurity said “the crooks responsible for launching phishing campaigns that netted dozens of employees and more than 100 computer systems last […]