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Technology / Installing New Perl Modules
« on: January 23, 2023, 11:21:23 AM »
Refer here

For Installing OpenAI on ActiveState Perl

1. Installed cpanminus from within ppm
2. then ran the command cpanm
3. it failed -  ! Installing the dependencies failed: Installed version (6.15) of LWP::UserAgent is not in range '6.47'

4. Then I did cpanm LWP even it failed because Net::HTTP is not in range '6.18'

5. Then I did cpanm Net:HTTP --force so that I get the latest version

6. The I tried cpanm - Installed successfully

5G / Wi-Fi / Re: Jio FTTH Router Auto Update of Firmware
« on: January 22, 2023, 11:06:55 PM »
I asked ChatGPT to Summarize the content of the above mentioned Post, but it failed as it gave the following summaries I ran each time.

This article discusses the different types of digital signatures available in India. It explains the various benefits and drawbacks associated with each type, as well as the legal implications of using them. It also provides an overview of the processes involved in applying for and using a digital signature.

This article is about the potential of using digital surveillance for law enforcement in India. It discusses the challenges that need to be addressed in order to effectively use digital surveillance as a tool for law enforcement, such as the need for proper infrastructure and legal frameworks, as well as the potential for abuse of the technology. It also looks at the potential benefits of using digital surveillance for law enforcement, such as helping to better track criminals and increasing public safety.

This forum post discusses the pros and cons of using digital signatures in India, such as the benefits of increased security, cost savings, and convenience, as well as potential drawbacks, such as the lack of legal recognition in some cases.

This forum post discusses the role of Domestic System Link (DSL) India in connecting rural and remote areas to the internet. It outlines the various initiatives and services that DSL India provides, including its partnership with Microsoft, to ensure that people in rural areas can access the same internet services as those in more urbanized settings. Additionally, the post highlights the importance of internet access for people living in rural areas and emphasizes the need for more such initiatives to bridge the digital divide.

5G / Wi-Fi / Jio FTTH Router Auto Update of Firmware
« on: June 28, 2022, 10:06:24 AM »
Sometimes, Jio does Firmware Update on the FTTH Router resulting in WiFi connections not working. What the update does is changes the SSID and hence the problem.

How to Change SSID of Jio FTTH Wifi Router ?
On your mobile, turn on "Mobile Data Internet".
From your MyJio App, Access the Settings and Change the SSID as well as Password.
Since, your FTTH is ied to the App, any changes in the MyJio App will get reflected to Jio Servers in Mumbai which in almost real time pushes to the FTTH Device (Router).

Now after 5 Minutes, when you turn on "WiFi" on your Laptop / Mobile, you should be able to see the new SSID. Choose to connect, enter the Password and you are all up and running.

Update the new Password in your WiFi Printer as well.

Web 2.0 / Migrating from Google WorkSpace / Suite Emails to ZohoMail
« on: June 28, 2022, 09:54:04 AM »
The following have to be adhered.

1. Verify Domain  + Change MX Records to Zoho
2. Go Back to Google Workspace - Change the Cloud Settings as given in their settings (Basically Permissions)
3. For Each Individual Inbox,
Enable IMAP +  Enable Access to Less Secure Apps
4. Crate User at Zoho
5. Create Migration, then Add User Created in Step 4 to the Migration then "Start Migration"

For a MailBox with Lot of Sent + Incoming e-mails + Mails in Various Labels - Migration is terribly slow. 1 Hour / 1 GB.

3G / HSPA / EVDO / Data Traffic Growing amidst Tariff Hikes
« on: June 01, 2022, 08:32:16 PM »
The healthy data traffic growth for the 3 telcos despite the tariff hikes suggests that down-trading to packs with lower data allowances was limited. The other common observation was the double-digit QoQ increase in S&D expenses as the industry has stepped up competitive intensity on channel payouts and customer acquisition. Capex remains elevated except for Vi that continues to grapple with a stretched balance sheet.

The near-term headwinds are: 1) a slowdown in smartphone uptake due to chip shortage and rising prices; and 2) higher diesel costs
(every 10% increase in diesel cost results in a 25-40bps mobile Ebitda margin hit). Another round of tariff hikes later this year could happen, providing a fillip.

Technology / KiranaTech - Startup Failures
« on: May 28, 2022, 08:03:18 AM »
Dukaan Tech, in its purest form, involves building tech for shops. Any shops. Whether it's a kirana or, say, a mid  sized supermarket chain. They thought it was a step towards a full-stack offering-bookkeeping, cash-flow management, inventory tracking, etc

Khatabook and OkCredit have raised $187 million and $85 million respectively.

OkCredit decided to shut down its digital storefront for kiranas.
Khatabook, which also shut a similar offering called MyStore in November 2021

The bookkeeping segment grew popular quickly-four-year-old Khatabook claims to have over 10 million monthly active users (MAU) as of January 2022, while six-year-old OkCredit reportedly had 5.5 million as of November 2021.

Digital storefronts are nice and shiny things for a kirana to have, but they're useless in the absence of robust inventory management systems. Cash flow is Supreme. A shopkeeper does everything to ensure that it's uninterrupted. They buy supplies according to how much money they have in hand; they get credit depending on the sales they're anticipating. If you ask him how much does he take home, he won't be able to tell.

In this backdrop, Shop Keepers won't payback OkCredit or KhataBook and thus both had to shut down this part of the business.

Web 2.0 / Error- Google Cloud Platform service has been disabled
« on: March 16, 2022, 08:36:46 AM »
I was getting the following error when I tried to Create a Project.

Google Cloud Platform service has been disabled. Please contact your administrator to turn the service on in the Google Workspace Admin console.

1. Google Cloud Platform was enabled
2. Click on "Google Cloud Platform" it will take you to the next screen where you will have to enable "Project Creation Settings" --"Allow Users to Create Projects"

Technology / Route Acquisition of Masiv, Interteleco and SendClean
« on: October 19, 2021, 01:10:19 PM »
Akin to peers, Route Mobile's acquisition strategy is aimed at expanding beyond core Markets as well as augmenting the CPaaS capabilities. Recently announced acquisitions of Masiv (LATAM), Interteleco (Kuwait) and Send Clean (Email messaging) are all in-line with this strategy. Simultaneously, the company continues to consolidate its business in the core markets through a mix of farming and hunting new clients as adoption for digital communication continues to accelerate.

We note that Route saw a 47% YoY revenue growth in FY21 (versus 28% revenue CAGR between FY17-20). Similarly Route continues to broad base it’s business as is evident from the scale up evident from the client metrics over time.

FTTH Broadband / Jio - India's Number 1 All FTTH Wired Broadband ISP
« on: September 30, 2021, 11:43:30 AM »
Jio added 0.25 mn fixed broadband subscribers in the month of July 2021, continuing to gain momentum in the recent months. Airtel's subscriber additions also increased by 0.17 mn versus an average of 0.1 mn over the past four months.

Jio FTTH and Airtel now each have 3.5 mn wired broadband subscribers. Overall fixed Broadband subscriber base increased by 0.5 mn to 24 mn versus an addition of 0.8 mn in the previous month.

Jio is the only 100% FTTH ISP in India while BSNL, Airtel and others are a combination of age old DSL, Cable Broadband and little bit of FTTH.

5G / Wi-Fi / COAI - Thoughts on 5G in India
« on: September 29, 2021, 10:11:58 AM »
COAI has said that the recently announced reforms in the telecom sector, by the govt, go a long way in providing cashflow relief to the sector.

The reforms also provide the players with enough liquidity to be able to bid for the 5G spectrum auction. The govt wants its to be a success, and is willing to relook at the spectrum prices too, to make them affordable for the players.

The current eco system for 5G is well developed – but the use cases are very few. Hence 5G rollout will only be a gradual one, not a pan India in one go. TSPs will first look at urban pockets to roll out their 5G network, and then gradually move towards rural areas. Over this period, they will also have to decide whether to migrate the existing 2G/3G customer base directly to 5G, or stepwise first to 4G and then 5G.

Use of Open RAN technology and the PLI schemes by the govt should help bring the cost of 5G equipment down in the country, and lower the 5G capex requirement. In any case, 5G capex (excl spectrum purchase) is expected to be significantly lower than 4G rollout.

Technology / Online Insurance Tech -
« on: September 29, 2021, 10:07:02 AM »
Insurance industry has been a late participant of technology adoption from distribution perspective compared to other ecommerce platforms. However, in last few years witnessing a big thrust from both insurance and distributor side. In last few years people have become more aware about insurance and now engaging and evaluating products on their own and this is changing dynamics from push to pull. Further more and more insurers are now offering digital products, technological capabilities of Insurers have also improved over the years.

Conversion rate in Online Insurance Portals of India
While increasingly number of consumers are comparing products online, conversion rates are still very small compared other developed markets. In health insurance conversion rate is around 5% but this has almost doubled over last 2/3 years. Going forward expect more business will be done through D2C over next 10-15 either through web aggregators and Directly through Insurers. Web aggregators will have an edge as there consumers can compare price across all insurers.

Web aggregators are source of cleanest and high-quality business, it is evident from the fact that claim ratio for business sourced from web aggregators are very low compared to traditional channel. This is because of 1) lower fraud rates and 2) Insurers are able to collect high amount of data hence better underwriting and 3) Access to customers with higher income and education level

In terms of technology other insurers are not behind digital players such as Acko or Go Digit. Players like ICICILOMBARD and HDFCERGO are doing better job in term of technology adoption and have mindset like these digital players.

Insurance broker and Web aggregator are largely same except for two broad difference 1) Web aggregator cannot renewal commission and 2) Web aggregator cannot enter POS model. Broking license makes sense for players who would want to enter POS model in a big way. Offline model is very different compared to online where consumer behavior and cost of acquisition is very different. It’s a very cost heavy model and less lucrative compared to online market. However once certain size has been achieved in online channel then next step is to go to next available market like offline.

5G / Wi-Fi / CPaaS - 15% Growth
« on: September 29, 2021, 08:54:24 AM »
Tanla's cloud-based platforms provide ease of connectivity to enterprises and aggregators with a plug-and-play approach. Tanla recently expanded the bouquet of services by acquiring Karix, the market leader in the Indian Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) space and Gamooga, a marketing automation company, in FY20. It also recently launched Trubloq, a blockchain based solution to filter spam SMSs. Trubloq processes 62% of India’s SMS traffic.

Tanla sees the existing Indian CPaaS market growing by 15% annually and the entry of new-age companies in ad-tech, ed-tech, fintech and gaming will add to market growth by more than 5%. The multiple use-cases of Trubloq and the above opportunities in conversational platforms and OTT channels would further expand the addressable market. The international opportunity will be in addition to these.

Tanla has been working on driving partnerships and expects to announce two significant partnerships soon. The company also sees sizeable opportunities in conversational platforms and OTT channels, and one of the above-mentioned partnerships would focus on these areas. Though we await more clarity, we believe these could add an extra leg to growth.

Smart Connected Devices / Connected Home Over IP
« on: September 19, 2021, 04:32:23 PM »
Due to the lack of unified Smart Home standards slows growth. Competing standards such as Bluetooth, Zigbee, Z-Wave, and Wi-Fi
complicate interoperability among devices. However, devices in a smart home are seldom used separately. Customers do not want to switch devices and technologies when controlling, e.g., their home entertainment or security systems. Given this, Apple, Amazon, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance formed a working group in 2019 called "Connected Home over IP" to create an industry standard for smart home connectivity.

The future of the Smart Home will be an integrated platform solution with a universal communication standard interlinking all smart devices.

The connection of all Smart Home devices, more sophisticated AI-driven services and the gathering of a gigantic amount of data presents a challenge for Smart Home development. In this respect, the implementation of 5G is vital. Sharing the data of homeowners with businesses will foster the growth of new individualized technologies and services in the market.

Cable / DSL Services / Online Advertising to Reach $500 Billion in 2025
« on: September 18, 2021, 07:35:59 PM »
Global spending on Digital Advertising outpaced TV ad spending for the first time in 2017. Considering how great a role television used to play for generations of media consumers, this is quite a revolutionary development. And it shows how important Digital Advertising has

The Big Demand for Ads - Search Advertising, Social Media Advertising, and Online Classifieds are categorized with in-page ads as Banner Ads, and in-stream ads – be it videos or text overlays – are part of Video Advertising.

Google the Global Leader commands a major share of the 45% Online Advertising Market in Search Advertising with a volume of US$159 billion in 2020. The global Social Media Advertising market size is about US$99 billion in 2020.

Although we can observe an advancement in the field of targeting solutions, Banner and Video Advertising still face the challenge of
reaching the right audiences. They have a much more random advertising environment than social networks and search engines.  With a volume of US$53 billion, Banner Advertising has a share of only 15% of the total Digital Advertising market. Video
has an even smaller share of 8%, corresponding to a market volume of US$27 billion.

Online Classifieds make the smallest contribution to overall market revenues with US$19 billion in 2020.

Together, in 2025 it is estimated that the following verticals will have a share of USD 500 Billion as under,
Search Advertising - 203 B
Social Media Advertising - 135 B
Banner Advertising - 73 B
Video Advertising - 50 B
Classifieds - 25 B

4G / LTE / JioPhone Next - Android SmartPhone Strategy of Mukesh Ambani
« on: September 18, 2021, 07:23:44 PM »
The upcoming launch of JioPhone Next seems to worry Airtel investors – is it the beginning of a new price war?

Targeting the US$50 smartphone segment is neither here (average Android phone ASP US$165), nor there (average feature phone ASP US$18). Android volumes at US$50 are thin.

We have seen the smartphone premiumization trend in many emerging markets, India included. As such, we think that JioPhone Next probably targets the feature phone upgraders with an affordable 1st experience device.

Jio also has a problem to solve: the 132m installed base of JioPhones is now 2.5 years old on average and due for replacement. Contracts are expiring and JioPhone users free to move to another carrier. It is quite possible that JioPhone Next is the replacement device of JioPhone. Concurrently, Jio is also targeting premium 4G segments at Rs499 and we should not conclude that Jio’s strategy is only a race to the bottom.

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