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2014-12-18

ITU’s Malcom Johnson felicitates DataWind’s efforts for Digital India

DataWind has received awards and recognition for its technology and disruptive business model.

DataWind was recognised for its ground breaking efforts in bridging the digital divide and contributing to the progressive movement towards achievement of India’s Vision for Digital India.

Malcom Johnson, Deputy Secretary General of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) presented an award to Data Wind to this effect at CMAI’s 8th NTA ICT World Communications Awards.

DataWind’s low cost internet connectivity breaks the affordability barrier and delivers internet access across traditional mobile networks as the company executes a vision to empower the next four billion internet users.

The 8th NTA ICT World Communication Summit and Awards was jointly hosted with International Conference on “ICT for Empowerment, Education & Digital India” & National Education Awards (West Bengal).

Suneet Singh Tuli, President and CEO, DataWind, said, “We are humbled with this distinction and acknowledgement of our efforts to contribute towards vision for a Digital India. We believe we have only so far, just uncovered the tip of the iceberg in terms of creating affordable accessibility for the digitally disenfranchised. We are committed to pursue this journey of helping India achieve its Vision for a truly Digital India and we will continue to strive to discover innovative ways in helping the young India bridge this digital divide.”

DataWind has received awards and recognition for its technology and disruptive business model at several global platforms of eminence including the launch of Aakash Tablet by Hon’ble Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon at the United Nations; Inclusion in the 2014 list of 50 Smartest Companies by MIT Tech Review, as a classroom revolutionary by Forbes Impact 15 among others.

The company recently consolidated its leadership in the low cost internet access device segment with launch of its 10.1 inch tablets that are priced almost 25 per cent lower than other existing brands in India.

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