Telecommunication Current Affairs - 2019
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As per the latest data from StatCounter, Chinese internet service companies are looking forward to crack the Indian market as they have achieved another milestone with Chinese firm UCWeb’s mobile browser becoming the most widely used browser in India.
StatCounter, a web traffic analysis tool, now places UC Browser (a UCWeb mobile service) at having a 30% market share for the month of July 2013 narrowly beating previous market leader Opera.
UCWeb’s increased market share is also due to the company extending its global partnership with Samsung and LG to the Indian market. UCWeb is also planning to soon tie-up with local Indian handset.
Government is looking forward to make it mandatory for the telecom service providers to take fingerprint or any other biometric feature of the subscriber when he/she applies for a mobile connection in future.
As per the suggestions of Ministry of Home Affairs the Department of Telecom (DoT) may need to maintain a central database of all subscribers with bio-metric parameters similar to the Aadhaar. The final decision is still due.