DataWind Receives International Award for
Innovative Solution for Achievement of Digital India
New Delhi, 29th October, 2015: DataWind has been recognized for
the Most Innovative Solution for Achievement of Digital India.
The award was presented by Mr Malcom Johnson, Deputy Secretary General,
International Telecommunication Union, ITU Geneva during the 9th annual NTA ICT
World Communication Awards 2015, in New Delhi, today.
The award recognizes DataWind’s breakthrough web delivery platform, invented by
its founder and Co-Chairman Raja Singh Tuli, which is covered by over 18 U.S.
and international patents. Offered through DataWind’s UbiSurfer browser on its
tablets and smartphones, this unique technology reduces bandwidth consumption by
factors of 10x to 30x, allowing the delivery of web pages across even congested
GPRS networks in 5 to 7 seconds (with even faster speeds on 3G and 4G networks).
DataWind’s products break the affordability barrier and deliver
internet access across traditional mobile networks as the company executes a
vision to empower the next three billion internet users. The DataWind UbiSlate
tablet computers and smartphones incorporate the most powerful technologyallows
fastest internet access on the remotest locations of India’s mobile networks.
DataWind also bundles unlimited Internet browsing for 1 year as an offer on its
low cost smartphones and Tablets on Reliance Communications and Telenor
Via the UbiSurfer browser, at no cost, customers can access billions of
websites, including travel websites, ecommerce sites, educational content, news,
cricket-scores, Email and Facebook.
Mr NK Goyal, CMAI Chairman said ‘CMAI NTA ICT World
Communication Awards is the most sought after prestigious industry awards to
identify, acknowledge, and recognize outstanding contributions to the field of
Communications, ICT and are known to provide greater encouragement and impetus
to the players for their contribution in building a robust National Telecom
Network and providing an effective means of communication. We offer
well-deserved congratulations to DataWind which has shown outstanding research,
development and innovations in the ICT sector.”
While receiving the award DataWind’s CEO, Suneet Singh Tuli
said, “We are truly humbled and honoured to receive this prestigious award. We
are excited to get recognition on DataWind’s vision for Digital India.” He
further thanked the CMAI for establishing the premier internationally recognized
telecommunications awards in India, which this year were attended and supported
by Union Ministers, Chief Ministers and over a dozen Indian & International
DataWind is a leader in low-cost Internet connectivity for emerging markets.
DataWind's mission is to bring the Internet, which has the ability to create
tremendous social and economic benefits, to billions of unconnected people in
the developing world. The Company's Internet Delivery Platform offers a low-cost
Internet browsing solution by bundling an affordable tablet device with an
inexpensive, prepaid, Internet service plan. DataWind has been named to MIT
Technology Review’s 2014 annual list of 50 Smartest Companies, and by Forbes
Magazine among its annual Impact 15 list of innovators. Headquartered in
Mississauga, Canada, DataWind has offices in London, UK; Mississauga, Canada,
Amritsar and New Delhi, India.
CMAI Association of India is the National Apex Trade Promotion Association to
represent the Education and ICT Sector. With over 48,500 Members and over 54
International MoU Partners, today CMAI is promoting education, Research &
Development, Industry-Academics interface, investment, manufacturing, R&D and
innovation. CMAI is prominent promoting growth in communications, manufacturing
trade sector through Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy, Research, Exhibitions,
Trade shows, Conferences and Seminars, Technology events, Buyers-Sellers Meets
B2B meetings promotion and fostering business and strategic relationships. CMAI
has also been organizing Vocational Courses programme with AICTE, Sector Skill
Councils of NSDC etc.
CMAI is known for organizing NTA ICT World Communication Awards for the last
eight years and. These are the only ICT recognition platform show in world which
are supported by Government & various associations around the globe & presented
by Dr. Hamadoun Toure, Secretary General, International Telecommunications,
Geneva (A UN Body) during 2012, 2013.