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Troops on Indian borders to be armed with guns and secure mobile phones

While it may not seem strange to see weapons in a soldier’s equipment, smartphones are a new addition.

Union Minister Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary has now announced that troops who are deployed along India’s international borders and in areas hit by Maoist attacks will soon be receiving secure mobile phones as a part of their standard equipment.

Since even those whose deployments are to rather remote areas still receive cell service, this could be helpful.

The secure mobile phones will even be issued to security personnel who are located in areas that have only short-term occasional connections. Chaudhary explained that “We are planning to provide secure mobile phones to all security personnel deployed along the borders and Naxal-affected areas so that they can keep in touch with their family via 3G connection.” It would not be possible for the mobile technology to be intercepted, he said, because the telephone exchange would be carried by the battalions wherever they go instead of being kept in a fixed position as is the case with traditional networks.

The secure mobile phones have received the approval of an American company that has said the tech is ready.

Secure Mobile Phones - MilitaryA delegation from that U.S. based company met with Chaudhary, at which time the company claimed that it was prepared to provide the cell phone exchange within a portable box. That would make it possible for security personnel to access any of over 1,000 secure mobile connections per box.

When meeting with another delegation from yet another American company, Chaudhary also arranged to obtain blood testing equipment that would make it possible for blood tests to be taken and processed within a span of a handful of minutes, providing security personnel with a vital way to save time in this task.

This introduction and adoption of the new mobile technology is a part of a broader effort from the central government to prevent cyber crime as it becomes available through the evolution of the latest tech. Chaudhary pointed out that the laws in the country have yet to directly address the prevention of cyber-crime and that, beyond the secure mobile phones, the government has now launched a judicial process designed to create new legal regulations that will align with the advancement of technology.

Mobile technology news is swimming as billionth Indian subscriber expected in 2015

While growth may be slowing down in smartphone subscriptions, it is far from stopping.

India has provided a massive source of mobile technology news until now, and in 2015, it is expected to make headlines as it will reach the point where it will have registered its billionth mobile subscriber in the country.

As cell phones become ubiquitous, subscription numbers have slowed, but they are remaining on track.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) produces regular mobile technology news statistics that provide the latest figures with regards to the number of wireless subscribers in the country. The most recent figure has shown that India currently has 937.06 million cell phone service subscriptions, which was the statistic that covered the subscription count up to November 30 of last year. It also showed that there was a 0.18 percent growth rate, which meant that it had experienced a monthly increase of 1.71 million people.

Though this mobile technology news shows a slowing, it still suggests that the 1 billion mark will be hit in 2015.

mobile technology news - mobile phone subscriptionsOctober’s monthly growth rate was 0.55 percent, after 5.14 million subscribers had added their numbers, and September’s growth rate was 0.64 percent, when that month saw 5.88 million new consumers.

While one billion subscribers to wireless service is quite an accomplishment, the true achievement in striking this figure is that it will show that more than 90 percent of internet connections in India are occurring over mobile devices. Talk of “the next billion” to be connected to the internet, the trend for mobile first, and the heavy use of cloud storage has been a boon for marketing and it has shown that when it comes to mobile commerce and other smartphone based industries, customers using these devices need to be taken very seriously.

Also being touched on in mobile technology news is the impact that this widespread device ownership is actually having on the Indian culture. The reason is that these phones and other connected gadgets are changing the way that people complete various tasks in their everyday lives. It is a trend that is worth watching.