A report points out that regulatory changes relating to financial inclusion, increasing penetration and white-label ATMs will be the main drivers for future growth for India's ATM industry.
India: Its size, its people, its coming of age.
Swati Prasad is a New Delhi-based freelance journalist who spent much of the mid-1990s and 2000s covering brick-and-mortar industries for some of India's leading publications. Seven years back when she took to freelancing, India was at the peak of its "outsourcing hub" glory and the world of Indian IT, telecom and Internet fascinated her. A self-proclaimed technophobic, Swati loves to report on anything that's remotely alien to her--be it cloud computing, telecom, BPOs, social media, e-government or software and hardware, and also how high-tech sectors impact the Indian economy.
Gurgaon-headquartered Radius Infratel recently announced retail broadband users in nine Indian cities would have access to ultra-fast download speeds of 1Gbps by mid-2013.
Technology is playing an important role in encouraging young professionals to ditch their jobs and create social enterprises and give back to society instead.
There is a dearth of online resources helping locals, particularly in the rural areas, to find a good doctor or hospital that suits their needs despite there being many sites facilitating medical tourism for foreigners.
Internet is an indispensible tool for governance in a free democracy, says India's Union Minister for Communications and IT, who calls for industry stakeholders to help build a roadmap for the sector.
Cheaper 3G and 4G services and smartphone devices will go a long way in addressing the country's low adoption rate of next-generation wireless technologies.
There is complete lack of understanding of the Internet among governments across the world. Until we make sense of the Internet, isn’t it better to regulate it with the same rules and regulations that govern our everyday lives?
Reserve Bank of India suggests Aadhaar-based biometric identification be used instead of PINs to authenticate card transactions, but are banks willing to use it?
India's telecom base dipped by 20.71 million subscribers in July 2012, but the disparity in teledensity in rural and urban areas, and among the various states, is a matter of greater concern.
A news report this week says social networking site, Facebook, may contact people whose profile identity is suspect. But should social networking sites have all our information?