India’s Internet Is Really Slooooooooooooooooow

Google may be the world’s biggest Internet company, but Rajan Anandan, the head of its India operation, says he’s become just as focused on what users are doing offline. His team has led Google’s push into apps that can download data for later use without an active mobile connection. One helps people navigate New Delhi public transit; another lets users store YouTube videos for replay; a third offers an offline version of Google Maps. These efforts all have the same goal: making Google products easy to use even with poor Internet connections. About 375 million to 400 million people in India are online, the world’s second-largest Internet population after China. Many depend on mobile connections that can only be generously called spotty. Source

Google may be the world’s biggest Internet company, but Rajan Anandan, the head of its India operation, says he’s become just as focused on what users are doing offline. His team has led Google’s push into apps that can download data for later use without an active mobile connection. One helps people navigate New Delhi public transit; another lets users store YouTube videos for replay; a third offers an offline version of Google Maps. These efforts all have the same goal: making Google products easy to use even with poor Internet connections. About 375 million to 400 million people in India are online, the world’s second-largest Internet population after China. Many depend on mobile connections that can only be generously called spotty. Source

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Gross Revenue of Indian Telecom Operators to Reach $46-49 Billion by 2020

With increasing contribution from data, the overall revenue of Indian telecom operators is expected to reach $46-49 billion by 2020, Swedish equipment maker Ericsson said. “The industry’s overall gross revenues are expected to increase from $28 billion in 2013 to $46-49 billion in 2020,” Ericsson said in its white paper, ‘India 2020: Bringing the Networked Society to Life’. The company said the revenue mix of Indian operators is expected to evolve to include a higher contribution from data-driven 3G and 4G services. “Data revenues will represent an increasing proportion of the total, and are expected to rise from 10-12 percent in 2013 to 35-40 percent by 2020, driven by a growth in data subscribers as well as usage per subscriber,” it said. Source

With increasing contribution from data, the overall revenue of Indian telecom operators is expected to reach $46-49 billion by 2020, Swedish equipment maker Ericsson said. “The industry’s overall gross revenues are expected to increase from $28 billion in 2013 to $46-49 billion in 2020,” Ericsson said in its white paper, ‘India 2020: Bringing the Networked Society to Life’. The company said the revenue mix of Indian operators is expected to evolve to include a higher contribution from data-driven 3G and 4G services. “Data revenues will represent an increasing proportion of the total, and are expected to rise from 10-12 percent in 2013 to 35-40 percent by 2020, driven by a growth in data subscribers as well as usage per subscriber,” it said. Source

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India’s Mobile User Base Touches 103.5 Crore: Telecom Regulator

India’s mobile user base grew marginally to 1,035.12 million (103.5 crore) at the end of June this year, with state-run telecom firm BSNL regaining a spot among the top 5 players. Total telecom customer base (wireless and wireline) at the end of June stood at 1,059.86 million, up from 1,058.03 million at the end of May 2016, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 0.17 per cent, sector regulator TRAI said. With this, overall tele-density in India increased to 83.20 from 83.14 at the end of May, it said in its monthly report for June, 2016. TRAI said the wireless or mobile subscriber base increased by 0.19 per cent from 1,033.16 million at the end of May to 1,035.12 million in June. Source

India’s mobile user base grew marginally to 1,035.12 million (103.5 crore) at the end of June this year, with state-run telecom firm BSNL regaining a spot among the top 5 players. Total telecom customer base (wireless and wireline) at the end of June stood at 1,059.86 million, up from 1,058.03 million at the end of May 2016, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 0.17 per cent, sector regulator TRAI said. With this, overall tele-density in India increased to 83.20 from 83.14 at the end of May, it said in its monthly report for June, 2016. TRAI said the wireless or mobile subscriber base increased by 0.19 per cent from 1,033.16 million at the end of May to 1,035.12 million in June. Source

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Mobile handset makers set for ‘record-breaking’ September quarter

Indian handset makers are set for a bumper September quarter after a sluggish first six months, as consumers would have more money to spend, helped by a good monsoon and a raise in pay scales of central government staff. Cybermedia Research expects “record-breaking” performance for the third quarter of the calendar with shipments of 75 million units, a first for the industry that recorded “decent growth” in the quarter ended June. “Increased disposable income due to good monsoon and pay commission implementation for central government employees and pensioners, new product launches and the ensuing intense competition within the telecom operators as RJio inches closer to its commercial launch,” said Faisal Kawoosa, lead analyst for telecom at Cybermedia Research, listing out the reasons for the high growth in the coming months. Source

Indian handset makers are set for a bumper September quarter after a sluggish first six months, as consumers would have more money to spend, helped by a good monsoon and a raise in pay scales of central government staff. Cybermedia Research expects “record-breaking” performance for the third quarter of the calendar with shipments of 75 million units, a first for the industry that recorded “decent growth” in the quarter ended June. “Increased disposable income due to good monsoon and pay commission implementation for central government employees and pensioners, new product launches and the ensuing intense competition within the telecom operators as RJio inches closer to its commercial launch,” said Faisal Kawoosa, lead analyst for telecom at Cybermedia Research, listing out the reasons for the high growth in the coming months. Source

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India: Mobile manufacturing growing at a fast pace

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India mission has achieved some success in boosting mobile manufacturing and assembling in the country. The number of handsets manufactured in India nearly doubled in FY16 from the previous year, said Ravi Shankar Prasad, information technology minister, at a recent event. Data sourced from the Indian Cellular Association (ICA) and Consumer Electronics & Appliance Manufacturers Association (CEAMA) show that 110 million handsets were produced in FY16, compared with 58 million in FY15. While Prasad exudes confidence and industry body ICA expects the FY17 to see 175 million handsets rolling out of Indian factories, a closer look at the numbers shows that more mobile handsets were produced in India before the Nokia factory was shutdown in 2014. Source

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India mission has achieved some success in boosting mobile manufacturing and assembling in the country. The number of handsets manufactured in India nearly doubled in FY16 from the previous year, said Ravi Shankar Prasad, information technology minister, at a recent event. Data sourced from the Indian Cellular Association (ICA) and Consumer Electronics & Appliance Manufacturers Association (CEAMA) show that 110 million handsets were produced in FY16, compared with 58 million in FY15. While Prasad exudes confidence and industry body ICA expects the FY17 to see 175 million handsets rolling out of Indian factories, a closer look at the numbers shows that more mobile handsets were produced in India before the Nokia factory was shutdown in 2014. Source

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Feature phones drive mobile market, high-end segment also grows: CMR

The mobile handset market in India made a recovery in Q2 2016 thanks to a resurgent feature phone market, according to the CMR India Monthly Mobile Handset Review. The report said that while 65.9 million handsets were shipped during the period, the percentage of feature phones grew slightly to 56.5 per cent. It was 54.9 per cent of overall shipments in Q1. The mobile handset shipments are likely to surpass the 75 million mark next quarter thanks to the impending festival season and Reliance Jio’s commercial launch, the report said. Source

The mobile handset market in India made a recovery in Q2 2016 thanks to a resurgent feature phone market, according to the CMR India Monthly Mobile Handset Review. The report said that while 65.9 million handsets were shipped during the period, the percentage of feature phones grew slightly to 56.5 per cent. It was 54.9 per cent of overall shipments in Q1. The mobile handset shipments are likely to surpass the 75 million mark next quarter thanks to the impending festival season and Reliance Jio’s commercial launch, the report said. Source

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Five Important Design Tips for Creating Mobile Apps

Native app UI design does not allow designers enough room to play around. Designing for smaller screens is a tough ask since the users have short attention spans. The UI design needs to be worked around in an interface that’s easy enough for the newbies but should not put off the experienced users too. #1.

Native app UI design does not allow designers enough room to play around. Designing for smaller screens is a tough ask since the users have short attention spans. The UI design needs to be worked around in an interface that’s easy enough for the newbies but should not put off the experienced users too. #1.

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Cleanmaster Application – Indirect Contributor of Smartphone Improved Performance & Security

In a era of Mobile centric application revolution, the investment dynamics moved from voice feature centric mobility devices to converged feature supporting increasing data usages by end user. In context of India where more than 300 Mn plus internet user’s attracted major investment in more or less all segments under the NCPR categorization. In lieu

In a era of Mobile centric application revolution, the investment dynamics moved from voice feature centric mobility devices to converged feature supporting increasing data usages by end user. In context of India where more than 300 Mn plus internet user’s attracted major investment in more or less all segments under the NCPR categorization. In lieu

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Top 5 Puzzles Games For Your Android Phone

Search for a puzzle game at the Google Play Store and you will be left with a 1000 options to choose from. And guess what? They all seem to be quite interesting. So, how do you know which ones to choose? To make things easier, we have shortlisted 5 cool puzzles games for Android that

Search for a puzzle game at the Google Play Store and you will be left with a 1000 options to choose from. And guess what? They all seem to be quite interesting. So, how do you know which ones to choose? To make things easier, we have shortlisted 5 cool puzzles games for Android that

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Steal away laptops at awesome prices

No wonder laptops have become an indispensable part of our lives. Long gone are those days when getting a laptop from the market made you get up and check each and every retail store in your vicinity to get the best model. Today there are hundreds of online shopping sites literally that offer a wide

No wonder laptops have become an indispensable part of our lives. Long gone are those days when getting a laptop from the market made you get up and check each and every retail store in your vicinity to get the best model. Today there are hundreds of online shopping sites literally that offer a wide

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