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“How to vote” and “dance classes near me”: What Indians asked Google in 2019

“How to vote” and “dance classes near me”: What Indians asked Google in 2019

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is the most searched person on Google in India this year so far.
Even after a 40% hike, India has the cheapest data rates in the world—and that’s a problem

Even after a 40% hike, India has the cheapest data rates in the world—and that’s a problem

Trai must decide on pending issues like relief from interconnect usage charges.
What is non-personal data and why India is trying to regulate it

What is non-personal data and why India is trying to regulate it

Should enterprises share data that is anonymised and masked?
Indians receive around 26 spam calls a month—mostly from telcos

Indians receive around 26 spam calls a month—mostly from telcos

One in three women faced sexual harassment through calls and text messages.
Jio giveth India its data revolution. Now Jio taketh away?

Jio giveth India its data revolution. Now Jio taketh away?

India's major telcos are hiking tariffs.
The Indian telecom sector just got a call from hell

The Indian telecom sector just got a call from hell

September quarter was a washout for Airtel, and Vodafone Idea.
Dear customers, Jio’s fight isn’t with you. It’s with India’s telecom regulator

Dear customers, Jio’s fight isn’t with you. It’s with India’s telecom regulator

The backlash is reasonable, though. For Jio hadn't said that the deal was subject to business dynamics.
Reliance Jio’s ambitious targets mean Indians will enjoy low telecom tariffs for a while
Netflix dangles a $4 bait to tap new users in India

Netflix dangles a $4 bait to tap new users in India

India's OTT space is getting more dynamic.
The SMS inbox on Indian smartphones is now just a spam bin

The SMS inbox on Indian smartphones is now just a spam bin

Around 96% of Indians receive unwanted text messages every day.
Cheap data is killing broadband in India

Cheap data is killing broadband in India

For all the noise around its internet-savvy population, India’s broadband subscriber base grew at its slowest pace in five years in 2018. Users of fixed…
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…

Apple Approves India’s Do Not Disturb App and Avoids iPhone Ban

Back in July, Apple faced an impending iPhone ban in India if it did not comply with the region’s telecom regulator, TRAI.

TRAI Chairman Gives Apple a Belligerent Reply When Asked Not to Ban iPhones Over DND App

Apple’s tussle with the TRAI — the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India — over the latter’s anti-spam app does not seem to end. Apple has not allowed TRAI’s DND app on the iOS App Store since it

Apple Believes TRAI Cannot Ask Telecom Operators To Ban iPhones on Their Network

Apple officials believe that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has exceeded its jurisdiction capabilities by ordering network operators in India to shut down support for handsets that

iPhones Could Be Banned in India if Apple Does Not Approve TRAI’s DND App

Apple has been engaged with a war in TRAI over reporting of spam calls in India. Apple refused TRAI’s Do Not Disturb app from its platform which will allow users to share details of spam calls and
Want a loan? Make sure you’re tweeting the right things

Want a loan? Make sure you’re tweeting the right things

The article that someone tweeted about, posts that they liked on Facebook, and a new phone just bought on an e-commerce site—all these events now…

Apple reluctantly agrees to help India solve its phone spam problem

Apple and India's telecoms regulator have been at loggerheads for more than a year over privacy concerns, but now it seems a tentative compromise has been reached, with the tech company agreeing to