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Telecom sector AGR for Q4FY20 up 10% vs Q3: Trai data
Overall sectoral minutes of consumption rose, with the all-India average minutes of usage (MoU) per subscriber per month from wireless services rising 5.34% sequentially to 750 in the quarter ended March.
SC refuses to entertain plea for free calls, data usage facilities during COVID-19 lockdown
The plea had sought directions to the Centre and ...
Engagement, user experience critical for homegrown apps to succeed: Analysts
Industry watchers feel larger apps - given their familiarity amo...
ICMR clears hydroxychloroquine for wider usage, but with some riders
According to the new guidelines — which come with caveats — recommended by the joint monitoring group and the national task force set up by ICMR, hydroxychloroquine can be given as a prophylactic for all asymptomatic healthcare workers involved in treating Covid-19, including those in quarantine centres.
A challenge for app companies to build Chinese rivals
The new challenge will look at local apps that can potentially replace banned Chinese apps such as TikTok, CamScanner, WeTransfer and UC Browser. According to a top government official, Minister for Electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad, directed the ministry to initiate the grand challenge on Wednesday and work on the proposal has already started.
Realty major DLF leases 3.6 lakh sq ft for data centre at upcoming Noida IT Park
“Given the government guidelines on data storage, the demand for data centres will increase in the coming years. We are well positioned to benefit from this emerging opportunity,” said Sriram Khattar, MD-rental business at DLF, which is the biggest office space operator in the region having 19 million sq ft.
Mobile apps’ usage spikes in lockdown
Monthly downloads of video-calling application Zoom, which is also being used by schools to conduct classes, have increased 17 fold from 500,000 in February to over 8.7 million in March. Gaming and entertainment applications are not far behind either.
Marketers sidestep China companies following anti-China sentiment on social media
An independent digital agency head told ET that some of his clients had already asked him to with draw ads from TikTok. There has been a drop in user engagement on Chinese social media platforms following the anti-China sentiment.
Google sets unprecedented goal to tap only renewable power by 2030
Wind, solar and other renewable sources accounted for 61% of Google's global hourly electricity usage last year. The proportion varied by facility, with carbon-free sources fulfilling 96% of hourly power needs at Google's wind-swept Oklahoma data center compared with 3% at its gas-reliant Singapore operation.
Data usage per smartphone in India set to double by 2024: Ericsson report
The Ericsson Mobility Report, June 2019 edition, claimed that Indian smartphone users are willing to pay more than 66 per cent premium for futuristic 5G services.
Top 8 Indian cities to add 10 million sq ft data centre space in next 2-3 years: Report
Currently, data centres in India’s top 8 cities occupy 7.5 million sq ft space. The key cities leading demand for data centres include Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad, among others. The demand resulted post the pandemic is expected to be lucrative for this segment fetching annual rental yield of 10-14%.
MPs fume at MTNL net service, seek private ISPs to supply high-speed broadband facilities
Sources said the broadband services provided by the state-run telecom company have been slow and patchy at times, making it difficult for the MPs to carry out Parliament-related work. MTNL, though, is learnt to have defended its services and said it upgraded, on its own, MPs’ usage plans.
SC seeks Centre's reply on plea for ban on Zoom app until appropriate legislation is put in place
The matter came up for hearing through video-conferencing before the bench, also comprising Justices A S Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy, which asked the Centre to file its reply within four weeks on the plea which has arrayed US-based Zoom Video Communications as one of the respondents in the case.
Consolidate Covid-19 tracker apps to reduce bandwidth usage: Telcos
They have also called on the government to widen the scope and power of the Aarogya Setu app, which runs on both 3G and 4G networks.
Most Aadhaar holders believe data safe, subsidies assured
But 90% of people with Aadhaar believe, wrongly, that providing the number is mandatory for bank a/cs.