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Postby uddu » 03 Nov 2020 23:43

Micromax is one of the reasons China figured out that there is a huge market for cheap Chinese phones. Micromax used to import Chinese phones full of bloatware and put their sticker on them. They never went on to do anything substantial to start production or innovate and then the Chinese came with their own cheap phones and brand and the rest is history.

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Postby darshan » 03 Nov 2020 23:56

This is for hoping that rebadgers are heading in different direction with stock Android and no back channels to china. Hopefully they have reincarnated themselves into something similar to HMD and are headed towards OnePlus. May be Jio can acquire ASUS or LG like phone manufacturer and go from there. While in short term anyone beating out chinese is welcomed, there needs to be a long term solution that's all made in India.

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Postby Dilbu » 12 Nov 2020 15:58

Competition Commission approves Google-Jio deal
NEW DELHI: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Wednesday said it has approved internet major Google's proposed purchase of 7.73 per cent stake in Jio Platforms Ltd (JPL) to develop and launch a new smartphone in the country.

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Postby Dilbu » 16 Nov 2020 21:07

Internet Connections Across India Surpass 75 Crore Milestone Mark; More Than Double In Last Four Years Alone
In a positive development, the total number of internet connections in India has surpassed 75 crore milestone mark as of 31 August 2020, which is 25 years after the internet services had first been thrown open to public usage on 15 August 1995, reports Times of India.

It should be noted that the total number of connections have more than doubled in the last four alone, marking a significant jump from 34 crore internet connections in March of 2016. This comes as the Government had given a fillip to such connections under its Digital India programme which had been launched in 2015.

Before this, India had crossed the 50 crore connections milestone mark in September of 2018. Since then, the nation has added more than 86 lakh new connections each month.

Meanwhile, it is also significant that just six States account for 26 crore, or 35 per cent of all the internet connections in the nation. these are Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Also, as of 30 June 2020, Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio had the largest market share, followed by Sunil Mittal backed Bharti Airtel and then Vodafone Idea.

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Postby Mollick.R » 10 Dec 2020 17:39

You’ll get high-speed net via app as govt clears national Wi-Fi grid
Pankaj Doval | TNN | Updated: Dec 10, 2020, 11:19 IST

NEW DELHI: Soon, you will be able to latch on to a high-speed Wi-Fi network in any part of the country, including remote areas or high-density areas in big cities where signal is generally patchy, and connection to the hotspot will be as easy as opening an app on your smartphone.
The government on Wednesday gave permission to setting up of lakhs of public Wi-Fi hotspots, and anyone — from an individual in a residential area (with commercial broadband connection) to a kirana shop owner in your neighborhood to a tea shop vendor — can provide the facility. The Public Wi-Fi Access Network Interface (WANI), approved by the Union Cabinet, is being seen as revolutionary as the PCO movement of 1990s that enabled millions to get access to easy and seamless public-phone connectivity at minimal cost. And, the method to latch on to public Wi-Fi will be as easy as checking into a WANI-authorised app on your phone.

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Postby Ashokk » 11 Dec 2020 22:05

BSNL Unveils World's First Narrowband-IoT Network To Aid Indian Railways Agriculture And Fishery Sector
BSNL, in partnership with Skylotech India, announced today a breakthrough in satellite-based NB-IoT (Narrow Band-Internet of Things).

With this solution, India will now have access to a ubiquitous fabric of connectivity for millions of yet unconnected machines, sensors and industrial IoT devices.

This new Made in India Solution, which is indigenously developed by Skylo, will connect with BSNLs satellite- ground infrastructure and provide PAN-India coverage, including Indian seas.

He further added, "Skylo would also help provide critical data for the logistics sector to enable effective distribution of COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 and will be a big contributor in service to the nation.”

Startup Skylo seeks to connect millions of devices, vehicles, vessels via satellite
SAN FRANCISCO – Startup Skylo emerged from stealth mode Jan. 21 with $116 million in the bank and plans to connect devices by transferring data over existing geostationary communications satellites.

“The key challenge we wanted to address was how data was going to be moved from machines and sensors outside of the areas where traditionally connectivity has existed,” Parthsarathi “Parth” Trivedi, Skylo co-founder and CEO, told SpaceNews. “If we could lower the cost of providing ubiquitous, affordable and reliable connectivity, there would be a phenomenal number of applications.”

Skylo raised $13 million in a Series A investment round led by DCM Ventures and Innovation Endeavors with participation by Boeing HorizonX and Moore Strategic Ventures. In its latest Series B round led by SoftBank with participation by all the firm’s previous investors, Skylo raised $103 million, according to the firm’s Jan. 21 news release.

The firm developed the Skylo Hub, a compact satellite terminal to connect machines to the Skylo Network. The Hub, which includes geolocation and acceleration sensors, operates like a wireless hotspot for nearby sensors.

Skylo opted to send data over geostationary satellites because “waiting an hour or two for communications wasn’t a viable solution for more than half of the applications that we were considering,” Trivedi said. “For fleets of trucks or fleets of fishing vessels, customers needed connectivity every five to 10 minutes.”

Trivedi declined to say which geostationary satellites carry Skylo communications. The news release said Skylo developed “a proprietary method of efficiently transmitting data” which reduces satellite usage costs. Skylo plans to attract customers by offering data plans starting at $1 per month.

Skylo created its own data platform and Application Programming Interface because “we couldn’t assume that customers would already have an end-to-end solution,” Trivedi said.

Skylo has been testing its technology in devices, vehicles and vessels in emerging markets for six to nine months, Trivedi said. For example, the firm has connected Indian fishing boats with the Indian Coast Guard. Trivedi sees promising applications for the firms technology in railways, trucking, agriculture, emergency notification and financial transactions.

“Skylo’s satellite technology creates an affordable way to connect more of the physical world to the internet, even in remote areas,” Yoshi Segawa, SoftBank Group International vice president, said in a statement. “Skylo’s antenna technology and use of the narrowband internet-of-things protocol is revolutionary, and we look forward to working with the company in developing new use cases.”

Skylo was founded in 2017 by Trivedi, Andrew Nuttall and Andrew Kalman, who also founded Pumpkin Inc. Skylo has offices in San Mateo, California, Bangalore, India, and Tel Aviv, Israel. The firm has about 30 employees and is growing rapidly, Trivedi said.

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Postby NRao » 20 Dec 2020 21:42

Tangential, yet, relevant (and very interesting):

SpaceX internet competitor OneWeb is back in action after bankruptcy

OneWeb, a UK-based company racing to build a constellation of satellites to beam internet service to people back on Earth, completed its first launch since being bought out of bankruptcy earlier this year.


The British government and India-based Bharti Global became OneWeb's primary shareholders after they put $1 billion into the venture during bankruptcy proceedings.


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