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India PC Market Drops 8.3% In Q1, HP Tops Chart

India PC Market Drops 8.3% In Q1, HP Tops Chart

May 24, 2019 at 11:22 am 0 comments

The India traditional Personal Computing (PC) market witnessed a year-on-year (YoY) drop of 8.3 percent with shipments reaching 2.15 million units in Q1, 2019Q1. This is the third consecutive quarter for the Indian PC industry, an IDC report suggests. The research firm opines that this decline is due to weakRead More

KaiOS, The OS In JioPhone, Raises $50 Mn In Series B

KaiOS, The OS In JioPhone, Raises $50 Mn In Series B

May 22, 2019 at 10:21 pm 0 comments

KaiOS Technologies, maker of KaiOS, the operating system used in Reliance’s JioPhone, has raised $50 million in a Series B funding. The funding round was led by Cathay Innovation, with continued participation from Kai’s existing shareholders Google and TCL Holdings. To date, more than 100 million devices running on KaiOSRead More

AI Spending In APAC To Reach $15 Bn By 2022

AI Spending In APAC To Reach $15 Bn By 2022

May 22, 2019 at 2:19 pm 0 comments

Spending on artificial intelligence (AI) systems in APAC markets is forecast to reach $15.06 billion in 2022 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50% over the 2018-2022 forecast period, says an IDC study. The study also says that APAC AI spending may reach nearly $ 5.5 billion inRead More

Japan’s KDDI And SUMITOMO Enter Myanmar’s Mobile Game Industry

Japan’s KDDI And SUMITOMO Enter Myanmar’s Mobile Game Industry

May 22, 2019 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

Two leading corporations from Japan – KDDI and SUMITOMO – plan to jointly operate a mobile game publishing business in Myanmar  through FUNCREATE MYANMAR (FCM), a subsidiary of Singapore-based joint venture FUNCREATE PTE (FC). Both FC and FCM are assembling a repertoire of mobile device games from Japan and otherRead More

GCX Named ‘Best Managed Services Provider’ By Telecom Asia

GCX Named ‘Best Managed Services Provider’ By Telecom Asia

May 22, 2019 at 11:51 am 0 comments

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, has been named ‘Best Managed Services Provider’ by Telecom Asia Awards 2019. Now in its 22nd year, the Telecom Asia Awards are the region’s longest-running and most prestigious telecom industry awards which recognize outstanding performance by service providers and industry executives.Read More

Digital Advertising Fraud Loss To Reach $42 Bn By 2019

Digital Advertising Fraud Loss To Reach $42 Bn By 2019

May 22, 2019 at 10:32 am 0 comments

A new study from Juniper Research forecasts that advertisers will lose $42 billion of ad spend globally this year to fraudulent activities committed via online, mobile and in-app advertising. This is a 21% increase from the $35 billion lost to advertising fraud in 2018. This growth will be driven byRead More

Bharti Infratel, Indus Merger At Final Stage, Bimal Dayal To Be CEO Of New Entity

Bharti Infratel, Indus Merger At Final Stage, Bimal Dayal To Be CEO Of New Entity

May 21, 2019 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Two of the largest telecom tower firms in the country, Indus Towers and Bharti Infratel, are getting merged and the process is at advanced stage of completion, both the firms today said in a joint statement. The firms also informed that the management of both the firms have decided toRead More

Vodafone Idea, Hyundai Venue Partner On Connected Car Solutions

Vodafone Idea, Hyundai Venue Partner On Connected Car Solutions

May 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm 0 comments

Vodafone Idea and Hyundai Motor Group’s subsidiary Hyundai AutoEver India have joined hands to bring connected car solutions to the automaker’s latest SUV, the Hyundai VENUE. The automaker says SUV is India’s First Smart Connected SUV that comes with a range of connected services including Safety, Security and Vehicle RelationshipRead More

Airtel Launches Exclusive Horror Shows For TV Customers

Airtel Launches Exclusive Horror Shows For TV Customers

May 21, 2019 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

In order to bring some unique content to its platform Airtel Digital TV, the DTH business of the company, today launched a ‘horror-only’ show for its customers. Named ‘The Horror TV – Ab Lagega Darr’ – the channel will offer a variety of horror movies, TV shows and web series. TheRead More

Ericsson Says eMBB, FWA To Be Early 5G Use Cases In India

Ericsson Says eMBB, FWA To Be Early 5G Use Cases In India

May 21, 2019 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

Ericsson today said that looking at the country’s demographies and opportunities enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and fixed wireless access (FWA) are going to be early uses cases of 5G in India. “The near-term benefits of 5G include enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and FWA. These will help address the limited fixedRead More