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Nitin Puri discusses key mobile communications developments in India, home to one of the world's largest mobile phone population.
Originally from Canada, Nitin has been residing and working in India since 2009. He has worked in different ICT industries in countries such as India, Canada, and Tanzania. He is an avid follower and application developer within the growing mobile phone sector in India.
Tata Teleservices is set to expand their mRupee service to another 11 cities to reach over 4,000 retail outlets.
The Indian government is opening tenders for production of the fourth generation of its educational Aakash tablet.
India's smartphone maker Xolo is set to launch its first 4G smartphone in conjunction with Bharti Airtel.
Most mobile subscribers in India are prepaid customers, for a variety of reasons. However, more would be willing to migrate to a postpaid connection if faster speeds were provided--a boost in ARPU for telcos.
In another measure against possible terrorist attacks, the Indian government is launching an Internet spy system capable of detecting words in a matter of seconds across social media and online messages.
The device features a SOS button on its back, which sets off a loud alarm and also triggers calls and text messages to pre-defined contacts.
Prices are likely to get more competitive as Reliance Jio leverages Bharti Airtel's network in select cities, in a race ahead of rival Aircel to roll out 4G LTE.
Leveraging Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) technology, which works similar to SMS but is typically free, Twitter broadens its reach to users without mobile Internet access.
The telco's investment will provide a major boost in growth of broadband services in rural areas, as well as enable delivery of e-governance, e-education, and e-health services.