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India ranked 40 in 2017 Global Competitiveness Rankings (GCR)

India has been ranked the 40th out of 137 countries at the 2017 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), which is compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF). According to the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) 2017-2018, India’s performance improved in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) indicators, particularly Internet bandwidth per user, mobile phone and broadband subscriptions, and ..

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International Telecommunication Union (ITU) organisation released 2017 ICT Facts and Figures report

According to recently released report-ICT Facts and Figures 2017, India and China are home to 39% of the 830 million young people worldwide who use the Internet. The report, released by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), shows that of the 830 million young people online worldwide, 320 million ( or 39%), are in China and ..

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Spectrum Trading Guidelines 2015

In October 2015, the Department of Telecom has issued the much awaited spectrum trading guidelines.  Spectrum trading refers to transfer of rights to use the spectrum. After spectrum trading, the associated rights and obligations of the spectrum block shall stand transferred from the seller operator to the buyer operator. Under spectrum trading, only outright transfer ..

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TV White Space

TV White Space Communications is the most preferred wireless alternative for long distance communication. TV White Spaces technology utilises the unused “white space” to provide cheap Internet connectivity to remote areas. “white space” refers to gaps of unused spectrum between terrestrial broadcast channels in the 470-700MHz (TV-UHF) band. The gaps are necessary since TV signals are ..

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National Policy on Information Technology 2012 gets cabinet’s approval

The Cabinet approved the National Policy on Information Technology 2012. The Policy endeavors to leverage Information & Communication Technology (ICT) to address the nation’s economic and developmental challenges. The Policy envisages the growth of the IT market to USD 300 Billion and creation of additional 10 million jobs by 2020. The key areas of the ..

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UHDTV coming soon

What is UHDTV? It is Ultra High Definition TV that will have much higher resolution than conventional standard definition and high definition TV. What is resolution of an Image? It is a broad term which describes the detail the image holds. The resolution of a picture is defined by number of dot-like pixels squeezed into ..

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