Towering obstacle before Digital India plan?

Small spectrum, fewer number of cell towers with low capacity to handle more calls and growing numbers of subscribers are some of the challenges that country’s mobile operators are facing. The International Telecommunications Union along with experts from different fields has stressed the need for all state governments working closely with service providers to ensure…

KGCA Plea to Implement e-governance in Department

E-governance should be implemented in the Public Works Department and Kerala Water Authority to make the procedures in their offices more effective, Kerala Government Contractors’ Association (KGCA) president Varghese Kannampally told a press meet here on Saturday. “Still there are some unnecessary procedures for sanctioning the work bills in these departments. The circle offices and…

India’s education sector lags in ICT infrastructure

India has one of the lowest percentage of schools with information and communications technology, according to a study by Unesco Institute of Statistics Although PM Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative seeks to bridge the digital divide between cities and villages, the country fares far below the world’s standard when it comes to providing Internet and ICT…

Cyber Crime Cases on the RISE

According to Home Ministry statistics, as many as 71,780 cyber frauds – like Hacking, publication of obscene contents, credit cards and banking frauds among other cybercrimes have registered an annual increase of more than 40 per cent in the country in the past two years – were reported in 2013, while 22,060 such cases were…

Government committed to increasing phone, internet penetration: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The NDA government is committed to improve tele-density, voice and broadband penetration and ensure quality of services to both rural and urban areas to achieve the vision of Digital India, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. “The focus of the department of telecommunications is to create the communication infrastructure for enabling e-services like…

Towering obstacle before Digital India plan?

Mobile service providers say the government will find it extremely difficult to achieve all-round development if they are not allowed to set up more cell tower to boost wireless communication. Small spectrum, fewer number of cell towers with low capacity to handle more calls and growing numbers of subscribers are some of the challenges that…