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Aashish Aryan


Aashish Aryan is a Principal Correspondent With The Indian Express. He tweets @cubscribe

DoT overrules pvt contractors’ objections, gives CSC nod to complete fibre, WiFi work
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

The CSCs are a special purpose vehicle for essential services such as banking, insurance, and education.

DoT to telcos: Conduct physical verification of bulk subscribers every 6 months, note details of premises
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked telecom companies to include details such as latitude and longitude of the premises along with the date and time when the physical verification of such customers is done.

Risk of China cyber attacks, DoT seeks security audit
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Government officials said such attacks have increased multifold since the border clash with Chinese troops on June 15 and the ban on 59 apps linked to China.

NCLAT opens window to let firms exit resolution process — and settle
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

This provides a new window of opportunity for companies to come out of the corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) midway through the formalities and settle with lenders.

Manufacturers fret as sudden lockdowns hit logistics of production
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

“Even if we want, we can’t start the plant as workers who left can’t return immediately. Our vendor's plant is facing a similar problem, so I won’t get supplies for production,” a senior official of a leading manufacturer in Karnataka said.

TDSAT interim relief for telcos in premium plan case
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

The regulatory body can, however, continue its probe against both the telcos, the TDSAT said.

TRAI: ‘Incorrect to say Jio plaint triggered probe into premium service plans of other telcos’
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

The main issue, the regulator said, was that offers of ‘priority on network “may unilaterally alter the service quality of other customers without any communication to them”.

Jio 5G explained: What does the solution mean to Reliance, and its users?
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Jio is said to have a complete end-to-end 5G solution prepared by the company itself that is ready for deployment once the networks are in place.

Explained: What is non-personal data?
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

In its most basic form, non-personal data is any set of data which does not contain personally identifiable information. This in essence means that no individual or living person can be identified by looking at such data.

TDSAT: No interim stay on Trai direction to telcos to stop premium services
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

The case will be now heard on Thursday. There will, however, be no interim stay on Trai’s direction to the telcos to stop the services on its premium plans.

As migrant workers returned home, rural data use spiked
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Data consumption under BharatNet across the country in the April-June quarter was 5.52 lakh gigabyte (GB) as compared to 2.47 lakh GB in January-March.

Google sets up India fund, plans to invest $10 bn over 5-7 yrs
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

The announcement comes close on the heels of New Delhi signalling curbs on Chinese technology investments and banning 59 mobile apps with links to Chinese technology majors such as Alibaba – one of the largest Chinese investors in Indian startups.

‘Entities need to register as ‘data businesses’ on crossing threshold’
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

The aim of this data-sharing regulation is to shift data’s “economic benefits for citizens and communities in India” as well as help the government in policy making and service delivery.

TDSAT to hear Voda Idea’s plea against Trai missive to block premium plans today
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

While Vodafone Idea moved the TDSAT Monday, Bharti Airtel too is likely to join in the petition.

Indian alternatives to Chinese video sharing apps see surge, but brands choose to wait and watch
Mon, Jul 13, 2020

The number of views and videos on these apps notwithstanding, it is likely to be very difficult for users on these apps to convert fan following into monetary gains, experts said, as most advertisers and brands are in a wait and watch mode.

CSC, private contractors spar over BharatNet costs; contractors allege CSC exercising monopoly
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

Contractors allege Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s (MeitY) Common Service Centres (CSC) were exercising a monopoly by providing services at nonviable costs.

NCLT Chandigarh approves Amtek Auto resolution, but experts say difficulties ahead
Sat, Jul 11, 2020

Deccan Value Investors’ new resolution plan also hinges on a lot of future receivables that Amtek Auto is likely to get from the government.

Flipkart starts displaying country of origin tag, but guidelines yet to be issued
Sat, Jul 11, 2020

The Flipkart executive pointed out that the company would wait till more guidelines are issued to expand the changes to other products once it is clear what other details, if any, are to be also displayed on the marketplace.

Explained: Why the new crop of apps should worry Indian users
Thu, Jul 09, 2020

One of the major issues, cyber-security experts say, is the lack of data privacy norms and guidelines in these apps.

Chinese apps banned, government calls homegrown ones to rise to challenge
Sun, Jul 05, 2020

As part of the Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovate Challenge, the Central government has identified sub-categories for developers to build apps.

Stop app: How Chinese companies came to dominate India’s digital space
Mon, Jul 06, 2020

Last week, amidst a tense border standoff with China, the government banned 59 mobile applications with links to the neighbouring country. The Indian Express sheds light on how Chinese companies came to dominate India’s digital space — from apps to devices and ancillaries, there’s more than a little bit of China on our phones.

IT Min postpones meet with officials of 59 banned Chinese apps ‘until further notice’
Sat, Jul 04, 2020

One of the reasons for postponing the meeting, an official said, is to allow time to all the apps to come up with an explanation for the charges leveled against them.

Ravi Shankar Prasad: ‘Dependence on foreign apps which have agenda must stop’
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Prasad also requested Nasscom president Debjani Ghosh and Infosys’ non-executive chairman Nandan Nilekani, who were present at the conference, to encourage startups and individuals which made such apps.

US says Huawei, ZTE are ‘national security threats’: How will this impact India?
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

A ban on both Huawei and ZTE could mean an increase of up to 30 per cent in cost of telecom equipment across the board, especially when countries all over the world are gearing up to launch 5G services, according to experts.

Chinese apps banned: A look at the most popular ones, their business and reach in India
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Chinese Apps Banned in India: Several of the 59 Chinese apps banned by the government have a wide reach in India. Who owns the most popular ones, who runs their India operations, and what is their reach in the country?