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Global IT Spending To Reach $3.8 Tn In 2019

Global IT Spending To Reach $3.8 Tn In 2019

April 18, 2019 at 10:40 am 0 comments

A recent study by Gartner predicts that the worldwide IT spending in 2019 will reach $3.79 trillion in 2019, an increase of 1.1 percent from 2018. Previous year, the growth was 4%. “Currency headwinds fueled by the strengthening U.S. dollar have caused us to revise our 2019 IT spending forecastRead More

Qualcomm Launches Smart Cities Accelerator Program

Qualcomm Launches Smart Cities Accelerator Program

April 17, 2019 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

Qualcomm Tuesday announced the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program that aims at helping companies to provide a solutions-focused website specifically for Smart Cities applications around the world. The Smart Cities Accelerator Program is designed to connect cities, municipalities, government agencies and enterprises with an ecosystem of providers offering Qualcomm Technologies’Read More

ACT Fibernet Partners With ZEE5 To Augment OTT Offering

ACT Fibernet Partners With ZEE5 To Augment OTT Offering

April 17, 2019 at 4:26 pm 0 comments

Bengaluru headquartered broadband service provider ACT Fibernet Tuesday announced a strategic partnership with ZEE5 to offer its customers plethora of content over the OTT platform. “ZEE5 as a platform provides entertainment across languages and multiple genres and we are very excited to bring their extensive offerings to our customers. InRead More

India Ships 7.5 Lakh Smart Speakers In 2018, Google Home Mini Best Seller

India Ships 7.5 Lakh Smart Speakers In 2018, Google Home Mini Best Seller

March 28, 2019 at 7:15 pm 0 comments

According to IDC, a total of 753,000 smart speakers were shipped in 2018 in India. Amazon remains the leader with a 59% market share in 2018. Google is also making its mark in the Indian smart speaker market after its launch in 2018Q2 and is placed second with 39% unitRead More

Ericsson Launches Industry Connect Solution For Industry 4.0

Ericsson Launches Industry Connect Solution For Industry 4.0

March 26, 2019 at 2:51 pm 0 comments

Ericsson Tuesday launched a new cellular connectivity solution, named Ericsson Industry Connect, to help industries adopt faster digital transformation which, also, is called Industry 4.0. Ericsson Industry Connect enables communication service providers to offer dedicated cellular networks at factories and warehouses starting with 4G/LTE, with a clear path to 5G.Read More

Airtel Slashes ISD Call Rates To Bangladesh, Nepal By Upto 75%

Airtel Slashes ISD Call Rates To Bangladesh, Nepal By Upto 75%

March 26, 2019 at 8:33 am 0 comments

Bharti Airtel Monday slashed ISD call rates to two of India’s neighbouring countries – Bangladesh and Nepal. For Bangladesh Airtel reduced the call rates by 75% and to Nepal by approximately 40%. Post the new ISD call rates, calls to Bangladesh will now be charged at only Rs 2.99/minute (versusRead More

2019 Election : Social Media ‘Code of Ethics’ To Be Announced Today

2019 Election : Social Media ‘Code of Ethics’ To Be Announced Today

March 20, 2019 at 9:22 am 0 comments

Like the Model Code of Conduct guidelines prescribed by the Election Commission of India that tells the political parties about the ‘do’s and don’ts’, a set of social media ‘code of ethics’ will be announced today by various social media platforms. The Election Commission of India or the EC metRead More

Industry Stalwarts Laud Interim Budget 2019

Industry Stalwarts Laud Interim Budget 2019

February 1, 2019 at 6:01 pm 0 comments

Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal today presented the interim budget, also called Vote on account. This interim budget seeks Parliament nod for expenses for next 6 months. A full budget will be presented when a new government takes office post election which is slated for sometime around April, 2019. DespiteRead More

Global Smartphone Market In A Mess : IDC

Global Smartphone Market In A Mess : IDC

February 1, 2019 at 11:25 am 0 comments

IDC in its recent report on global smartphone market said smartphone vendors shipped a total of 375.4 million units during the fourth quarter of 2018 (4Q18), down 4.9% year over year and the fifth consecutive quarter of decline. The quarter closes out the worst year ever for smartphone shipments withRead More

Ericsson Bets Big On Cellular IoT, Lays Out Vision Plan

Ericsson Bets Big On Cellular IoT, Lays Out Vision Plan

January 31, 2019 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

Ericsson Thursday unveiled its vision plan for cellular IoT and launched new solutions that will enable service providers to address a larger part of the IoT market including automotive, manufacturing, and utilities. Ericsson outlines cellular IoT evolution in four market segments: Massive IoT, Broadband IoT, Critical IoT, and Industrial AutomationRead More