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Monday, August 19, 2019

Govt wants fair competition, will not encourage monopoly: Prasad to telecom CEOs

Telecom Minister who met the industry honchos also assured them of government’s full support on outstanding issues such as cut in levies and refunds. The government on Saturday told the telecom industry that it wants fair competition in the sector and will not encourage monopoly, while asked companies to prioritise quality of service and ensure “robust involvement” ...more

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Oz Rules may Force Big Tech to Show Code
Facebook and Google could be compelled to reveal the workings of the closelyguarded algorithms under a new push for tech regulation by Australia. Regulators set their sights on the tech giants when they published the results of an 18-month investigation into the impact of platforms on economy. ...more
Prominent scientists warn that 5G could pose health hazards
Call for measured steps noting that it could also affect environment adversely. Several eminent scientists in the country have begun a crusade to caution the Government against rushing into auctioning of spectrum for the industry to roll-out 5G technology based services in the country. ...more
Mid-tier IT Caught between Shrinking Deals and Rising Costs
LEAN PATCH Spending slowdown in the BFSI sector and rising costs of hiring local talent in the US and Europe take a toll on numbers ...more
QR Codes Help Payments Firms Up Offline Play
Firms look to increase offline payments with QR Codes to corner a larger share of market ...more
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