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State of 4G in India: still leaves a lot to be desired

State of 4G in India: still leaves a lot to be desired

The surge in data consumption is a key factor in the overall social and economic growth of the country.
Why two music-streaming giants have entered India in less than a month

Why two music-streaming giants have entered India in less than a month

Comparing library sizes is passé. This is what music-streaming companies are competing on.
Here’s a way to get past India’s rising internet firewall

Here’s a way to get past India’s rising internet firewall

A safer and more private internet browsing experience.
Airtel and Telkom are uniting to take on Safaricom in Kenya

Airtel and Telkom are uniting to take on Safaricom in Kenya

Safaricom is Kenya’s biggest firm by market capitalization and dwarfs other operators in subscribers, revenue, and infrastructure.
Reliance Jio has the best 4G coverage in India, but Airtel’s the fastest

Reliance Jio has the best 4G coverage in India, but Airtel’s the fastest

Jio could soon have the largest subscriber base in India.
Not just porn, Indian telecom firms are blocking other websites, too
India’s growth is not just jobless, it’s also profitless

India’s growth is not just jobless, it’s also profitless

India’s high GDP growth is often criticised for not being accompanied by an increase in employment numbers. But then jobless growth isn’t the only problem…
Reliance Jio may be blocking VPN and proxy websites in India

Reliance Jio may be blocking VPN and proxy websites in India

Over the past few years, Indians have deftly found their way around the government’s multiple attempts to ban adult-content websites, but the loopholes may now…
Guess who makes 90% of all spam calls in India? Telecom firms

Guess who makes 90% of all spam calls in India? Telecom firms

Pesky calls are not just an annoyance that can disrupt your meetings or bedtime, they can also be costly financial scams. And the menace continues…
Charted: Newspapers and TV are holding up amidst India’s digital explosion

Charted: Newspapers and TV are holding up amidst India’s digital explosion

In the Indian media market, there’s room for everyone to grow. New-age digital platforms are witnessing rapid expansion, without cannibalising on the traditional television set…
Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, and others will soon support the Pixel 3's eSIM

Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, and others will soon support the Pixel 3's eSIM

The Pixel 2 was one of the first smartphones with eSIM — a feature that allows devices to connect to cellular networks without inserting a physical SIM card. The Pixel 2 and 3 both have eSIM, but it's
Google is expanding eSIM support in the Pixel 3 to more networks

Google is expanding eSIM support in the Pixel 3 to more networks

Google introduced eSIM, which features a secondary electronic SIM card, in the Pixel 2, and now it’s expanding support for more wireless networks with the Pixel 3. You can buy a Pixel 3, which
How Gaana is winning India’s streaming war with Punjabi music and podcasts

How Gaana is winning India’s streaming war with Punjabi music and podcasts

It’s called the streaming war and it’s the sound of things to come. The popularity of apps that store and play your favourite music from…
Kenya’s biggest mobile money service is reinventing itself for the future

Kenya’s biggest mobile money service is reinventing itself for the future

No one was ever truly ready for M-Pesa’s incredible success—not even Safaricom, the Kenyan telecom operator that launched the mobile money service in March 2007.…
African phone companies are evolving into 21st century conglomerates out of necessity

African phone companies are evolving into 21st century conglomerates out of necessity

Telecoms operators behind Africa’s mobile phone boom over the past decade are increasingly getting into sectors beyond the traditional communications business. Among many examples, MTN,…
India’s central bank has finally removed the biggest roadblock for e-wallets

India’s central bank has finally removed the biggest roadblock for e-wallets

A major pain point for Indian e-wallet users has been the inability to transfer money between two platforms. A Paytm user, for instance, cannot send…
India’s got 4G everywhere. So why’s video streaming rubbish?

India’s got 4G everywhere. So why’s video streaming rubbish?

The infrastructure for high-speed wireless internet in India has improved drastically, but that does not mean users are enjoying a great experience. A recent study…
Africa Roundup: Paga goes global and 4 startups raise $99M in VC

Africa Roundup: Paga goes global and 4 startups raise $99M in VC

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The inside story of how India shuts down the internet in Kashmir

The inside story of how India shuts down the internet in Kashmir

The following is an excerpt from journalist Ravi Agrawal’s new book, India Connected: How the Smartphone Is Transforming the World’s Largest Democracy. One of the…