Give local push to cyber security solutions: IT firm executive

As cyber security threats become more frequent and sophisticated, representatives of Indian IT security firms have asked Centre to encourage use of indigenously developed solutions and services to cut down on possible security lapses in foreign products and softwares. China has already stopped sourcing products and softwares from foreign anti-virus companies, citing security reasons. Read…

Facebook’s free internet initiative is working

Internet.org, the Facebook-led initiative to provide select apps and services to mobile phone users in emerging markets for free, recently passed 800,000 subscribers in India. Along with local telecom companies there, the service provides access to around 30 websites and services without charging the user for the mobile data necessary to use those services, which…

BSNL to buy internet bandwidth from Bangladesh govt firm

State-run telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will sign its first agreement outside India to buy bandwidth from Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company to provide internet services in the northeast. It is also exploring South Africa for expansion, and may pick up equity stakes in one of the country’s telecom service providers. Bangladesh Submarine Cable…