Kerala govt issues order to set up Hardware Mission, appoints special officer

In the run-up to make Kerala a Hardware and Electronics Manufacturing Hub and to set the ground to offer free internet to economically backward families, the state government has issued an order to set up the Hardware Mission. As per the government order (GO), ICFOSS director C Jayasankar Prasad is appointed as special officer with the mandate to set up the Hardware Read more about Kerala govt issues order to set up Hardware Mission, appoints special officer[…]

BSNL ties up with cable operator to provide broadband connection

The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Karimnagar district unit had tied up with the local cable operator to provide cable television network, landline phone, broadband and voice calls to its customers under the Fibre to the home (FTTH) programme.Formally launching the FTTH services provided by Guru Cable operators in the town on Monday, the BSNL Karimnagar Read more about BSNL ties up with cable operator to provide broadband connection[…]

BSNL to install 1000 new WiFi hotspots in Kerala circle

State owned telco BSNL will set up more than 1,000 WiFi hotspots in rural exchanges in Kerala circle in the next six months, reports PTI. These hotspots will be set up through financial support from Universal Services Obligation Fund (USOF)—a government owned fund that that is exclusively meant for subsidizing telecom services. Each user will be able to consume Read more about BSNL to install 1000 new WiFi hotspots in Kerala circle[…]

Kerala to have 2000 Wi-Fi hotspots for public soon

Kerala government is gearing up to set up wi-fi hotspots in 2,000 public places to offer free internet access as part of ambitious efforts to make the state digital-friendly. The hotspots, coming up in selected locations across the state, would digitally connect government offices, bus stops, parks, tourist destinations, courts and public ‘seva kendras’ by providing free internet to public. Chief Minister Pinarayi Read more about Kerala to have 2000 Wi-Fi hotspots for public soon[…]

Malayalam Vikaspedia tops in visitors, content

Kozhikode: The Malayalam version of Vikaspedia, the multi lingual knowledge portal launched by the central government, has outdone 20 other regional language portals of Vikaspedia both in terms of number of visitors and local content. The Malayalam portal has 1.5 crore visitors since its launch in 2014. Also the portal has so far created 38,000 pages of content Read more about Malayalam Vikaspedia tops in visitors, content[…]

Kerala government’s IT policy eyes ‘digital Kerala society’ by 2020

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state cabinet on Wednesday approved the LDF government’s IT policy, the draft of which was published in March for the public and experts to go through and submit their comments and suggestions.The policy will focus on inclusive growth by creating a knowledge powered ‘digital Kerala society’ by 2020, said an official release issued Read more about Kerala government’s IT policy eyes ‘digital Kerala society’ by 2020[…]

Look how the sun is making waves in Kerala’s backwaters

ZERO CARBON emission, hundreds of litres of diesel saved and just 5 paisa spent on every passenger per kilometre. Six months after Kerala launched its first solar-powered boat on its famous backwaters, the performance review is in. And, it is so encouraging, say officials, that the state is now planning to purchase 10 more of Read more about Look how the sun is making waves in Kerala’s backwaters[…]

Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City mission

NEW DELHI: The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into ‘smart cities’, with Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram topping the list. The latest list — including 12 state capitals — takes the number of cities chosen so far to 90 under the Smart City Mission. In the new list, the Kerala Read more about Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City mission[…]

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