The Global Information Technology Report 2013 has been released by the World Economic Forum. In the report India has progressed by one point and is now at 68 on the Network Readiness Index 2013.
India’s performance remains very mixed. The most worrisome aspects are the mediocre quality of the political, regulatory, and business environment (85th), as well as its lack of digital infrastructure (111th).
Extensive red tape stands in the way of businesses, and corporate tax at 62 percent of profit is among the highest in the world.
Mobile broadband access has already become more widespread, with two subscriptions per 100 population.
The first-sale doctrine, which applies when consumers sell used books or CDs, does not govern sales of pre-owned digital goods, U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan has ruled.
The decision is in a copyright-infringement case filed by Capitol Records against ReDigi, a website launched in 2011 to let consumers resell MP3 songs they had lawfully purchased. “The novel question presented in this action is whether a digital music file, lawfully made and purchased, may be resold by its owner through ReDigi under the first sale doctrine,” according to the ruling. “The court determines that it cannot.”
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Wireless + Wireline
|Total Subscribers (Millions)||906.62||31.08||937.70|
|Total Net Monthly Addition (Millions)||-1.74||-0.13||-1.87|
|Monthly Growth (%)||-0.19%||-0.40%||-0.20%|
|Urban Subscribers (Millions)||571.70||23.99||595.69|
|Urban Subscribers Net Monthly Addition (Millions)||-3.44||-0.07||-3.51|
|Monthly Growth (%)||-0.60%||-0.31%||-0.59%|
|Rural Subscribers (Millions)||334.92||7.10||342.01|
|Rural Subscribers Net Monthly Addition (Millions)||1.70||-0.05||1.65|
|Monthly Growth (%)||0.51%||-0.72%||0.48%|
|Share of Urban Subscribers||63.06%||77.17%||63.53%|
|Share of Rural Subscribers||36.94%||22.83%||36.47%|
Mobile Number Portability requests increased from 64.92 million subscribers at the end of August 2012 to 69.78 million at the end of September 2012. In the month of September 2012 alone, 4.86 million requests have been made for MNP.
Active wireless subscribers on the date of Peak VLR in September 2012 are 698.96 Million, 77.10% of the total subscribers.
Broadband subscription reached 15.08 million in September 2012 from 14.82 million in August 2012.
The number of telephone subscribers in India decreased to 937.70 million at the end of September, 2012 from 939.57 million at the end of August 2012, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of -0.20%. The share of urban subscribers has declined to 63.53% from 63.77% whereas share of rural subscribers has increased to 36.47% in the month of September 2012. With this, the overall Teledensity in India reached 77.04 at the end of September 2012 from 77.28 of the previous month.
Subscription in the urban areas decreased from 599.20 million in August 2012 to 595.69 million at the end of September 2012. Subscription in rural areas increased from 340.37 million to 342.01 million during the same period. The monthly growth rate of urban and rural subscription is -0.59% and 0.48% respectively. The overall urban Teledensity has decreased from 162.35 to 161.13 and Rural Teledensity increased from 40.20 to 40.36.
Read the Cnet report today. It says Verizon will not charge Sandy victims for voice and text usage. Everybody needs to do their little bit to help people. I will expect something like this from Indian players when a crisis comes unannounced.