By June 2014, there will be 85 million Internet users in rural India, with nearly half of them going online in local languages. This presents a gap and opportunity in localized content and design.
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.
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Over the weekend, BlackBerry's long awaited release of BBM for both the Android and iPhone platforms suffered glitches, throwing further obstacles into its own revival.
In a plan to increase network coverage and reliability, Vodafone is adding 1,700 more 3G cell towers in Delhi within the next 12 months.