Company Press Release:
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 connections.

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 Ambassadors.

About DataWind
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.

About CMAI
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.