Indian IT Industry

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby darshan » 15 Jul 2020 17:50

I guess that no one wants to see an independent Indian giant so everyone buying a seat at the table. Hopefully, some Indian only giants do emerge to counteract.



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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Vips » 15 Jul 2020 18:04

I hope so too. But it takes first resources for doing a breakthrough and money to achieve scale.

Reliance now has come up with a indigenous 5G solution which it aims to export to the rest of the world. In comparison what is Airtel doing? It is tying up with Verizon to launch online meeting service :)

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Varoon Shekhar » 15 Jul 2020 20:12

In comparison what is Airtel doing? It is tying up with Verizon to launch online meeting service :)

RIght. Wasn't there a fairly competent Indian video meeting product, that can partially replace Zoom for example. Someone on BR mentioned it a few weeks ago.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Varoon Shekhar » 15 Jul 2020 20:29

"Abhijit Iyer-Mitra is a gasbag with an incredibly poor opinion about India and knows little about the fields that he is supposedly an expert in ( Defense research, engineering, etc. ). He is a hotel management grad.."

I think this is true, however he has a funkiness, liveliness and outspokenness which makes him very listenable/readable, particularly listenable. In this respect, he is a refreshing departure from the majority of commentators on public issues. And the fact that he is 'right-wing' makes him an asset for India. Last year, during the Article 370 removal discussions, he boldly characterised the NY Times and Washington Post correspondents in India as "white trash". Ouchh! This was on a very widely viewed Indian discussion program. In an article in "The Print", he wrote critically about all the 'champagne socialists' who are ganging up on Modi in the international media.

Apart from his unfair labeling of the Indian IT industry, he has also tried to debunk the notion that India before colonisation was some great economic power. And he pounces on the word 'industry' in his dismissiveness. ( industry to him means machinery which transmits energy, not manual work).

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby csaurabh » 16 Jul 2020 09:14

AIM (Abhijit Iyer Mitra) has written utter nonsense regarding Rafale, Tejas, and engineering and research in general. He is also a big fan of importing, esp. from US. His views on economics are not much better. There are far better defense journalists for example look up Amit R. Kashyap in youtube.
AIM should transform himself into a purely political/cultural commentator similar to Lootyens gang ( except right wing ) and keep his mouth shut on defense and economic issues which he has no clue about.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Ambar » 18 Jul 2020 05:29

Abhijit Iyer Mitra has a pathological hatred for Modi , he is the same one who mocked when the PM tripped on the steps of Atal Ghat in Kanpur. He was made to cool off his heels behind bars when he made some ill-conceived and ill-thought out comments about Orissa and its people. I am curious how this chap with no background either through training, education or occupation ended up being a "defense analyst" and a "journalist". He is said to be close to SuSwamy, so who knows where the end of thread is and who holds it.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby darshan » 31 Jul 2020 01:50

Are there any Indian companies similar to mikrotik, ubiquity, etc.?

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Rahul M » 31 Jul 2020 02:04

Varoon Shekhar wrote:In comparison what is Airtel doing? It is tying up with Verizon to launch online meeting service :)

RIght. Wasn't there a fairly competent Indian video meeting product, that can partially replace Zoom for example. Someone on BR mentioned it a few weeks ago.

zoho.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Vips » 31 Jul 2020 06:52

Chennai emerges a data centre hub with new projects worth ₹8,300 cr.

Chennai is set to become the nation’s second major data centre (DC) hub, after Mumbai. The city, which already hosts a number of smaller DCs, is now seeing investment commitments of of ₹8,300 crore by three large companies.

Under MoUs signed with the Tamil Nadu government recently, Yotta Infrastructure (of the Hiranandani group) will invest ₹4,000 crore; HDCI Data Centre Holdings will invest ₹2,800 crore, and Singapore-based ST Tele Media, ₹1,500 crore. “We expect many more data centre companies to follow suit,” said a senior government official.

Among the reasons for the the trend are the submarine cables landing in Chennai, and various State governments wanting to have data centres located in India, said sources. Chennai’s geographic proximity to key Asian cities also gives it an edge.

Additionally, the city has adequate real estate and power, which are critical for data centres. A proactive State government that encourages IT infrastructure adds to the advantages.

Undersea cable stations
Chennai has sound optic fibre network connectivity with three undersea cable landing stations. The combined capacity of these is about 14.8 terabytes per second. This, coupled with a high scale of network reliability, has led to the city’s emergence as a data centre hub, said a 2018 CBRE report .

With remote working the new norm and companies adopting cloud rapidly, there is an upsurge in data centre services. Further, lower data tariffs, smart TVs, emerging technologies, OTT consumption, personal data protection policy and various Digital India programmes are driving the demand, said Sunil Gupta, Managing Partner and CEO, Yotta Infrastructure.

Global connection
On selecting Chennai, Gupta said the fibre landing stations make it easy for data centres to get connected globally. Also, for data centres, it is critical to be present in regions where the demand is high. “As India gets bandwidth-hungry, we may see more companies investing in landing stations and even witness subsea cables terminating into data centres,” he said.

Chennai is India’s largest cable landing station after Mumbai. There are different submarine cables landing in the city from the Bay of Bengal Gateway — SeaMeWe-4, BRICS, Tata TGN-Tata Indicom and i2i Cable Network (i2icn).

Yotta’s data centre, to be built on a 13-acre campus at Hiranandani Parks on the Singaperumal Koil-Oragadam highway, will host four buildings with a capacity of 20,000 racks, said Gupta.

A spokesperson for Sify, which had set up a DC in Chennai in 2000, said the city is emerging not as a substitute but as an equal contender along with other traditional IT hotspots like Mumbai and Bengaluru. The city holds an advantage in that it is a coastal area and hence a cable landing station can be built.

A submarine cable landing station makes perfect sense to accommodate and service the undersea data traffic coming in from the Pacific side. A cable landing point is the location where a submarine (or undersea) data cable makes landfall. It is critical infrastructure and is used to terminate intercontinental cables. Network services then help carry the data further on or terminate it into a DC. So, a cable landing station is an extension of the network services that a service provider offers, said the spokesperson.

On the other hand, DC is a point at which data is stored. From an operational sense, a network will terminate into a DC at some point. But the primary function is storage of client data. Data is stored at a DC that has a network leading in and out of it for transfer. The technology of data storage is continuously evolving with data computing bringing in Big Data analytics, AI, Machine learning, the spokesperson said.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Vayutuvan » 31 Jul 2020 08:44

What do they do? Do they have any deep IP?


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