The recipe for a true Digital India

The idea of a Digital India draws initial scepticism. India has nearly a billion people without internet access, while 37% of all adult Indians are illiterate. Despite the mobile boom, poor network infrastructure means there is no significant difference between 2G and 3G speeds.  A realistic digital India would be one with a robust digital…

Oracle to open its own data centre in India

With the increase in adoption of cloud-based applications and solutions and expected surge in demand from the government segment, enterprise software company Oracle is now mulling data centres in India. This would help the company to host the applications and various other cloud-based solutions within the country, given the sensitivity of nature of government business.…

Malaysia Admits To Censoring The Internet

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak promised that Malaysia would never censor the Internet. Speaking at the first Malaysian-ASEAN Regional Bloggers Conference, Najib said: “I have no doubts whatsoever that Malaysia has one of the liveliest blogospheres in the world. And definitely one of the freest if not the most free…[former Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad]…

The Internet in “Digital India”

Among the initiatives launched with much fanfare by the NDA government is the one titled “Digital India”, which is slated to use high speed internet as a core utility and provide citizens entitlements, documents and a host of services on the cloud. While digital literacy is crucial for the success of such an initiative, a…

Videocon Telecom announces free data to all its female subscribers coming aboard and makes india.gov.in website free for all subscribers

Taking the Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India forward, Videocon Telecom, on Wednesday took another big initiative and announced 1GB free Data for all its female subscribers coming aboard. Under this initiative, the telco talked about women empowerment and declared 1GB free data that will be extended as 100MB per month for 10 months for…