India is making it more attractive for Apple and other mobile phone companies to set up production facilities in the country by adjusting the rules for its PLI scheme, a change that could allow Apple to increase manufacturing in the region.
Reliance has launched an online grocery service, JioMart, the head of its grocery retail business said, in a move aimed at rivalling Amazon.com's local unit and Walmart's Flipkart in the huge Indian market.
Tougher scrutiny of foreign investment in India has soured the plans of China's smartphone manufacturers seeking to expand beyond selling hardware for a bigger share of the South Asian country's competitive financial services market.
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Facebook (FB) is spending billions of dollars for a stake in India's largest mobile operator, and teaming up with the country's richest man to tap into an internet boom.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has imposed a nationwide lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
India's cabinet has approved a 480 billion rupees ($6.37 billion) plan to boost electronics manufacturing and woo large investment to a country which, following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make-in-India drive, has become the world's second-biggest mobile phone manufacturer.
India is planning to backstop its growing electronics sector by arranging to airlift components from China, three government officials said, as it tries to contain the fallout from the coronavirus crisis in China.
The company will also launch an online store there this year.
Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella touted the new India cloud partnership with Reliance Industries as he shared center-stage with its chairman Mukesh Ambani at an event in India's financial capital on Monday.
The company late Monday introduced three new 4G processors to tap into markets like India.
The Indian government has allowed Chinese telecom company Huawei Technologies Co to participate in trials for 5G networks, a company spokesman said on Monday.
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The child labor activist, who works for Indian NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan, had launched a pilot program 15 months prior to match a police database containing photos of all of India's missing children with another one comprising shots of all the minors living in the country's child care institutions.
China's Huawei Technologies is ready to enter into a "no backdoor" agreement with India to allay security concerns, the telecom group's local head said on Monday, as the giant South Asian country prepares to launch next generation 5G networks.
The founder and chairman of one of India's biggest telecom companies voiced his support for Huawei on Thursday, saying it should be allowed to help build the country's 5G networks.
Its taking on OnePlus in India in partnership with e-commerce site FlipKart.
Australian government officials advised India to ban Chinese technology maker Huawei from supplying parts for a rollout of a high-speed telecommunications network, Australian newspapers reported on Tuesday.
China has told India not to block its Huawei Technologies from doing business in the country, warning there could be consequences for Indian firms operating in China, sources with knowledge of the matter said.
Huawei is considering a partnership with Micromax to use their expertise in sales to bolster their business.
As part of its new strategy to focus on driving value in India instead of chasing volumes, Apple has stopped selling the iPhone SE, 6, 6Plus and 6sPlus, three senior industry executives said.
Apple has started to export iPhones to some European markets from India, three people aware of the development said, a move that boosts the government's Make in India plan and is another step in the iconic smartphone company's efforts of making India an export hub.
Microchip already has development centres in Bangalore and Hyderabad and currently has 1,800 employees in India.
Samsung has already sacked 150-odd employees at its telecom networks division and will conclude the entire manpower rationalisation exercise by October.
The Indian government did not specify the value of the goods targeted in its statement, but previously told the World Trade Organization that they were worth around $241 million.
"India holds an important place as a market and also in terms of the talent pool. We have around 650 people for R&D in India and we look to grow it further"
Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou said the iPhone will go into mass production in India this year, a shift for the largest assembler of Apple's handsets that has long concentrated production in China.
Google has hired more than a dozen microchip engineers in Bengaluru, India
Apple's largest iPhone assembler, Foxconn Technology Group, is considering producing the devices in India, people familiar with the matter said, a move that could reduce Apple's dependence on China for manufacturing and potentially for sales.
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Samsung plans to launch a budget smartphone series in India ahead of a global release.
The government has cancelled the letter of intent granted to a consortium led by HSMC Technologies India to set up the country's first electronic chip manufacturing plant, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.
Apple will begin assembling its top-end iPhones in India through the local unit of Foxconn as early as 2019, the first time the Taiwanese contract manufacturer will have made the product in the country, according to a source familiar with the matter.
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After many false starts, the Maharashtra government and Foxconn are likely to sign a deal under which the world's biggest contract manufacturer of consumer electronics will finally set up a manufacturing hub in the state.
Samsung Electronics has formally opened a new factory in India, which the South Korean tech group says is the world's biggest mobile phone manufacturing plant, part of its plans to expand production in the world's fastest growing major mobile phone market.
Apple has started commercial production of the iPhone 6s in India since last week at the Bengaluru facility of its Taiwan-based contract manufacturer Wistron that has set up a new line for the handsets, two senior industry executives said.
A unit of Apple's Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron has won approval from Karnataka to build a new assembly facility in the south Indian state, signaling a potential expansion of iPhone assembly work in India.
Many of the devices to be unveiled at MWC 2018 will head to India and have a tangible impact on the market there.