Lodging complaints and grievances with Indian mobile operators can be a tedious task, depending on the severity of the issue and method chosen. Now, these can be filed via SMS, e-mail, post or courier.
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.
The social network should introduce more regional features and languages to attract users in India which is set to become its largest base within two years. It recently sent a team of engineers to analyze the market.
Despite an online application function already available, an app to make it easier to apply for a passport over smartphones has been launched. How much more benefit does this bring?
The rapid growth in India’s online and retail service sectors has placed a demand for secure point of sale devices, as companies move towards cashless transactions.
In addition to the mobile version of Facebook, a lighter, mobile version will soon be available in developing countries such as India to tap the heavy usage of feature phones.
According to Kaspersky Lab, 5.39 million local malware threats were detected on computers in India, putting the country in 10th place globally.
Delhi High Court orders Facebook to ban kids below 13 years old and add a disclaimer on its login page. This follows a recent sex and smoke party involving children who had allegedly gathered through the social network.
In a move that could raise domestic competition and push local telcos to further venture abroad, the government has formally relaxed regulations for foreign investors in India.
8 in 10 Indian professionals check their inbox while on holiday, and not due to employer expectations but personal choice, according to a TripAdvisor survey. Ironically, they feel doing so helps them relax further.
The government is pushing ahead with development of the 4th iteration in its Aakash budget tablet project, but it remains to be seen if Datawind will stay the sole manufacturer, and if costs can remain low with higher requirements.
India’s leading telecom provider Bharti Airtel is offering its second free mobile Internet scheme in as many months, this time partnering Huawei for EasyCab customers in New Delhi/NCR for a promotional period.
Indian consumers can now expect to pay more for the latest devices on the back of a weakening rupee, as manufacturers look to pass on increased input costs.
Stiff competition and lax enforcement are allowing the bulk sale of SIM cards which could find their way to "desperate criminals" and cheats, raising up security concerns.
The ambitious project to issue every Indian citizen a unique, biometric photo ID, is set to be a platform for new revenue streams for IT firms especially in rural India.
Following the recent report about the NSA's Prism program, the Indian government has launched a similar surveillance program for its own security agencies in the country.