China’s largest Internet company, Tencent, is eyeing India for further growth for its messaging platform as it ventures overseas. It will be up against an increasingly crowded market where rivals such as Whatsapp have had a headstart.
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 Japanese phonemaker has ambitious plans to capture an 8 percent share of the Indian smartphone market in its first year, amid growing competition especially from local brands and new Chinese models.
University of Delhi launches a mobile app competition open to students, who have to submit a working prototype which will eventually be available for download on the university's Web site.
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The Indian telco and Twitter are collaborating to offer Indian prepaid SIM users free access to the microblogging service, which is the first such partnership in the country.
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