There have been raging debates on net neutrality in recent weeks from Airtel’s Zero to Facebook’s Internet.org and anything that’s coming on the way to block the Web. Those debating are either ‘for’ or ‘against’ the topic. However, Net neutrality is not as simple as that, believe experts. There needs to be greater clarity in the process.
As IT heads reel under pressure to cut operational costs and scale up the IT infrastructure to meet the growing business requirements, the demand for energy efficient data center technologies is picking up.
By the time of writing this article, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai)’s inbox might have already got choked with over 1.5 lakh emails as internet users from all sections of the society asking the regulator to save their ‘net neutrality’ right. It would not be imprudent at this point of time to compare net neutrality with netizens’ right of accessing free internet. The spirit of democracy can be seen with Trai receiving nearly 10 emails a minute on net neutrality.
Arindam Mukherjee, Vertical Head – Banking & Financial Services, Cisco Systems said that he expects the e-commerce industry in India to rise from $4.5 bn today to $45 bn in next 4-5 years. e-Commerce would revolutionize the way small and medium enterprises (SMEs) do business in the next two-three years on the back of strong government policy thrust and rising internet and mobile penetration.
Visiting your neighbourhood bank branch may soon be a thing of the past. With technology advancement taking place in leaps and bounds, banks are now following customers away from the 9 to 5 shift.
On the afternoon of January 13, YU Televentures began selling its first smartphone – Yureka – on online retailer Amazon’s India site. The phone was showcased almost three weeks earlier, and the Micromax unit had been heavily advertising the device. It had received 300,000 registrations for the 10,000 handsets on offer. The sale got over in three seconds and the site crashed due to heavy traffic.