Airtel Payments Bank, India’s first payments bank, announced a strategic partnership with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), to give further boost to digital payments in the country and to add to customer convenience.
All 14,000 HPCL fuel stations will act as banking points for Airtel Payments Bank. All Airtel Payments Bank customers would be able to access a range of convenient banking services at these 14,000 fuel stations e.g., open new accounts, make cash deposits and withdrawals facility, and transfer money. This will add to the depth and reach of Airtel Payments Bank’s retail based network that leverages over 300,000 Airtel retail outlets as banking points.
‘Gadget of the Year’ Award
Galaxy Note8, the latest flagship from Samsung, has won the ‘Gadget of the Year’ award at the inaugural India Mobile Congress (IMC), 2017. India Mobile Congress awards recognize innovations and initiatives that have helped transform the ICT ecosystem.
Samsung, India’s biggest and most trusted smartphone brand, launched Galaxy Note8 in India on September 12, offering the next level Note for people who want to do bigger things. Galaxy Note8, Samsung’s most powerful smartphone, has received overwhelming response in India.
Vodafone research reveals Internet of Things projects doubled in the last year
Recently Vodafone published IoT Barometer Report – the leading global survey of business sentiment regarding investment and innovation in the Internet of Things.
The Barometer report found that:
-The percentage of companies with more than 50,000 connected devices active has doubled in the last 12 months
-84 per cent of IoT adopters say that their use of IoT has grown in the last year.
-51 per cent of IoT adopters say that the technology is increasing revenues or opening up new revenue streams
-66 per cent of all companies agree that digital transformation is impossible without IoT.
Compiled by Ravi Mishra