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Role of Analytics in Smart City Management | PCMC times | news in pune

Smart city is not a concept, nor it is a phrase. In the most elementary way a smart city can be regarded as a city where the standard of living is high as compared to other cities in the country. The smart city dream was envisioned by the prime minister, Mr. Narendra Modi in 2015 with a mission of making them sustainable and citizen friendly in all possible ways.

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Evolution of VoLTE to 5G | PCMC Times | Pimpri News


The number of mobile phone users in India is approximate 1.03 billion as of April 2016. Considering that the limited bands available for mobile communication, catering the needs of 1 billion plus people is a challenge. The circuit switch network calling provides the reliability but lacks the flexibility and bandwidth efficiency.

All cellular operators around the world want to handle maximum cellular communication traffic with a limited bandwidth. The rising demand of mobile phones has also indicated towards a trend towards high rise in demand of data services. IP switched network provided the solution of being able to voice and data in an efficient way. VoLTE is the technology which enables voice over LTE (Long Term Evolution).LTE is a 4G technology, an upgrade over HSDPA+ which supported circuit switched for voice and packet switching technology for data services. Within 4G, VoLTE supports data and voice both over packet switching technology.
Although 4G is relatively new to Indian Telecom Industry, 3GPP has already focussing on 5G and has already outlined the potential standards towards 5G era. The transformation to 5G from 4G would be planned and gradual .The plan is to have a 5G ready platform ready by 2020 for a full launch .5G is a next generation technology which will not only provide a higher speed but a single integrative platform which will support to M2M along with scalability for it.
The digital divide in India is being bridged by the Indian Government using Digital India programme. Under this plan all the machines could be connected to each other on one compatible high speed platform. With IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things) already being implemented by different industries like manufacturing, IoT for daily applications doesn’t seem distant. Smart factories promise to bring efficiency and synchronisation at a grander scale.
The challenges involved in upgrading to 5G involve an extensive rollout of VoLTE assuring a pan-India coverage. It means covering all 6 lakh villages in India with every single mobile phone user being able to access VoLTE. In order to achieve that India needs a 4G ecosystem which includes availability of VoLTE handsets at affordable prices. The rollout plan must involve 3C’s , Connectivity, Content and Customer base. An ecosystem with the 3Cs will be able to sustain and evolve to 5G smoothly.
To entice the customer to buy ones services a cellular operator needs to go beyond limits and provide content for the customers which would be provided through their LTE network.In other way a customer should get a one SIM solution for all the services one expects from a high speed broadband.
Although India’s biggest mobile operator was the first one to rollout 4G services in 2012
Connectivity happens to be a big challenge in a geo-diverse country like India which has hills, plains as well as terrains. A well laid optical fibre could be the only solution to assure connectivity of all regions in India. With government regulations and higher laying costs, the ROI would only be achieved when there is a higher subscription to their services. Having maximum number of users on VoLTE would ensure an efficient use of wireless bandwidth as well as the extensively laid optical fibre network.
India’s largest mobile operator was the first one to rollout LTE services in 2012 in 4 cities. But they did not plan to provide voice services over their LTE networks. It was one of India’s largest conglomerates which identified the opportunity and scope in 2010 and acquired a company holding 2300MHz BWA (Bandwidth Wireless Access) license. They started with a plan to lay down 2.7 lakh km of optical fibre across the country. The layout was done strategically, different from the existing network laid by other companies connecting areas to each other which weren’t initially.
The new ambitious entrant took time to be thorough with their network rollout before opening the services to all. By targeting a 90% market share in India, the company plans to be the pioneer when it will come to 5G services planned to be up for use in 2020.
The company even used biometric based e-verification process, first of its kind to provide their SIM card after their soft launch in October 2016.The AADHAR card link up fastened the verification process making it easier for customers to acquire their services in the first place. This method clarified how serious the company is in implementation of Digital India which has a vision to digitise all social services and making it easier for people especially in rural areas.
The evolution from VoLTE to 5G won’t be an easy transition but one operator from India has set its site on 2020 and has been executing their plans accordingly.With the way things are going it seems India will be one of the first nations to launch 5G services with the support of one visionary cellular operator who had foreseen the future.

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Education System to reskill Indian IT professionals | PCMC news | news in pune

There is a lot of discussion on various forums regarding future of Indian IT industry. Most of the discussion is focused reskilling of IT professionals in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), automation, cloud computing, machine learning, and virtual reality. Automation and AI are potentially going to kill almost 100,000 support jobs in the next 2-3 years. Coding and testing are the most inefficient functions in the IT industry. Given this, reskilling is most critical in the next 2-3 years. The big questions are, who will do this?, Is academia prepared to deliver this?, Can an apex body like NASSCOM take the initiative looping in industry and academia?, How much bandwidth companies have to start these programs internally? There are many more questions but these are the key ones.

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Smart Plants or Smart Factories | PCMC times | news in Pune



In today's world the most difficult thing is to retain your customers and how you do that? By creating your demand for the customers so that they have to come to you. Brand loyalty also helps a lot in this part. You need best product for that and for this the operation has to be monitored accurately. In addition to that, the development and sales team need higher efficiency and higher number of productivity. For higher efficiency and better productivity, you need smart plants.

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