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Apstra, Darktrace, Everactive, Guardicore, NetFoundry, and Odo Security scoop top honours at NetEvents 2019 Innovation Awards

October 11, 2019

The winners of the NetEvents Innovation Awards 2019 – Cloud/Datacenter, IoT & CyberSecurity were announced at the NetEvents Global IT Summit & Awards Dinner at the Hayes Mansion, San Jose, California, USA. These prestigious awards celebrate the year’s most significantly innovative start-ups and established companies in the fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud/Datacenter and Cybersecurity arenas. All […]

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Cyber Criminal Activity Evolve into a Stunningly Efficient Machine

October 10, 2019

Smart phones, smart homes, and even Apple software are prime targets as botmasters discover and quickly exploit new vulnerabilities, says the latest NETSCOUT Threat Report IoT devices behind firewalls aren’t as safe as you think given that we’ve reported on proof-of-concept malware built to target those devices. It can take as little as five days […]

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Heavy foreign investment in telecom sector; 25% of total FDI in India in Q1

September 15, 2019

Indian telecom sector received heavy inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first quarter of the current financial year. At Rs 29,352 crore, the FDI in telecommunications in just one quarter of FY20, surpassed the total FDI inflow into the sector in the entire previous financial year FY19, according to the data from Ministry […]

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Peak investment cycle for Indian telecom companies is over

September 15, 2019

The peak investment cycle for Indian telecom companies is over and the intensity will slow down, said analysts tracking the sector. Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani had said during the company’s annual general meeting earlier this month that “the investment cycle for Jio is now complete”. He had said that only marginal investments in access […]

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Is India’s internet economy also slowing?

September 15, 2019

From biscuits to cars, India’s economic slowdown has already hit many sectors. Is the slowdown spreading to the lone bright spot: the internet economy? Rising smartphone penetration and the growth of Reliance Jio, which slashed data prices and disrupted the sector over the past few years, led to a phenomenal surge in India’s internet economy […]

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Indian wiresless subscribers touch 1.16 billion

July 7, 2019

Number of active wireless subscribers in India in April, 2019 was 999.68 million, said the telecom regulator. Total wireless subscribers (GSM, CDMA & LTE) increased from 1,161.81 million at the end of Mar-19 to 1,162.30 million at the end of Apr-19, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of 0.04%. The Wireless subscription in urban areas […]

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India expects Rs 50,519.8 crore from telecom sector, up 28% on year

July 7, 2019

The government expects a 28% increase in non-auction revenue at Rs 50,519.8 crore in the fiscal year 2019-20 from the telecom sector against Rs 39,245 crore earned in the previous fiscal year ended March 31, according to budget documents. The government earns revenue in the form of mainly licence fees and spectrum usage charges (SUC) […]

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Hiccups for telecom fiber rollout with higher duty on optic fiber

July 7, 2019

As optic fiber and cable producers cheer the hike in basic customs duty on optic fiber, analysts and telcos feel that there could be initial hiccups until the domestic makers gear up production to meet the enhanced demand. The industry also expects a 2-3 per cent rise in their fiberisation costs for the time being. […]

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Managing the Explosion of IoT and IIoT

July 7, 2019

By Lionel Snell,Editor, NetEvents There has been, and there will continue to be a whole lot of discussion in ITC circles about how to manage the explosion (or should we say tsunami?) of devices that are forming the Internet of Things (IoT). Little wonder, because this particular explosion is barely controlled by the IT industry […]

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