14th International Exhibition on Smart and Sustainable City Solutions

Municipalika Opens at CIDCO’s Exhibition Centre, Navi Mumbai

Municipalika is organizing a three day exhibition and conference from 18th to 20th May, 2017 at the CIDCO Exhibition Centre, Navi Mumbai. The country has been witnessing focussed initiatives for development of planned, smart, safe, secure, and sustainable cities-through the various urban and housing missions: 100 smart cities, 500 Amrut Cities, Swachh Bharat Mission, and Housing for All with 20 Million Urban Houses by 2022 and the 14th edition of this exhibition for Smart and Sustainable cities in Indiawill be providing a wide platform for the industry.

The Chief guests for the event include the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, Mr. Rajiv Gauba, Secretary Urban Development, Government of India, Ms. Manisha Mhaiskar, Principal Secretary, UDII, Government of Maharashtra, .Mr. Prakash Mehta, Hon’ble Minister of Housing Government of Maharashtra, Mr. Shrichand Kriplani, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development Housing, Government of Rajasthan, H.E.Mr.Nadir Patel, High Commissioner of Canada in India, Mr. V. Suresh, Advisor, Good Governance India Foundation ,Former CMD, HUDCO, Dr. M. Ravi Kanth, Managing Director, HUDCO, Mr. Sriram Kalyanaraman, Managing Director & CEO, and National Housing Bank and Mr. Choo Whatt Bin, Executive Director ,BCA, Singapore.

The three day Conference and Exhibition, with the theme of ‘Smart and Sustainable City Solutions’ will provide an opportunity to showcase the best solutions for various challenges faced by India’s growing cities one of which is doubling of the urban population from 28 crores in 2001 to over 56 crores by 2021.The Municipalika Exhibition segment is one of the biggest in the country, with over 150 exhibitors showcasing technologies, equipment, products, software and solutions for Smart and Sustainable Cities, covering all facets of urban and housing development and building construction activities.

The Expo is expecting over 1,000 participants from India and other countries. The Government of Maharashtra is the Host state, and the event will be supported by Government of India and its ministries of Urban Development, New and Renewable Energy, Electronics and Information Technology, etc. Canada and Singapore will be bringing forth their rich global experience of decades in creating sustainable and vibrant smart cities with the best practices in planning, design, execution and good governance of cities.

This Expo will be a highly researched and a stage to display a wide range of products and services from smart solutions, energy management, environmental management, IT solutions, construction, infrastructure, auto, power, environment and pollution control, safety management, health and sanitation development and much more.

Municipalika 2017 will be holding 10 conference sessions, some of which include Smart and Sustainable Cities, Safe, Resilient Secure Cities, Sustainably Built Environment and Communities, etc. An Interesting feature is the platform provided for Participative cities through interactive sessions with those who are governing and governed for making the citizens and cities to mutually benefit through joint actions.

Municipalika will bring together global and local manufacturers, suppliers, consultants and service providers to network and procure the latest solutions and opportunities provided in the market. The expo will showcase new age technologies, services and solutions that will pave ways to opportunities, networking, promotion of brands, and a chance to have an informal interaction with Indian and international suppliers, consultants, manufacturers, etc.

Vodafone Supernet 4G Now Available In Navi Mumbai

· FREE upgrade to 4G for existing customers, along with high-speed 4G SIM
· 100% extra data for postpaid Vodafone 4G customers on RED and greater than 1GB packs for postpaid & prepaid customers for select MRPs
· Enjoy 3 months complimentary subscription to TV, Movies & Music on VODAFONE PLAY as part of your Vodafone 4G plan
· 100+ Live TV channels
· HOOQ, premium video-on-demand service with over 35,000 hours of Hollywood blockbusters and popular local programs
· HUNGAMA PLAY, leading entertainment destination with over 7,500 movie titles
· VODAFONE MUSIC, stream your favorite music from over 1.2Mn songs
· Array of Data Packs beginning from 75MB at Rs. 26 to a special bonanza pack of 20GB at Rs 3297
· Vodafone also launches 4G Mobile Wi-Fi that supports connectivity for up to 10 devices
· Enhanced customer experience – immediate 4G SIM exchange at multiple touch points; Door-step delivery of postpaid 4G SIMs

· Country first: 4G customers can avail 4G international roaming in Ireland, New Zealand , Czech Republic, Greece, South Africa, Albania, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, UK, Germany, Romania, Spain and Netherlands with many more countries to be launched in coming weeks.

Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunication services provider, today announced the expansion of its next generation, high speed SuperNet 4G network to the residential and business corridors of Navi Mumbai, across Vashi, Kopar Khairane, Airoli, Nerul, Belapur & Kharghar. On Feb 10, Vodafone had commenced the roll-out of its 4G services in Mumbai and since then has been gradually expanding its coverage across the entire city in a phased manner. The roll-out will be completed across all parts of Mumbai including the Eastern suburbs & New Mumbai license areas by end March 2016. Besides Mumbai, Vodafone 4G services are already present in Kerala, Karnataka, Kolkata and Delhi & NCR.

Built on the efficient 1800 MHz band, this state-of-the-art network will enable Vodafone 4G customers to access internet via mobile with speeds across a range of smart devices including Mobile Wi-Fi & dongles. Vodafone 4G services can be readily accessed from 4G enabled handsets.

Vodafone 4G will significantly enhance the mobile internet experience for customers with faster download/upload of videos and music, seamless video chats and will also facilitate greater ease in using their favorite apps. Customers will also adore features like high definition video streaming, mobile gaming and two-way video calling.

Vodafone’s 4G service in Navi Mumbai is built on a strong fibre backhaul of 100G, and is supported by its superfast 3G services on a new and modern network. With this launch, Vodafone is now uniquely positioned to offer in Mumbai, 2G/3G/4G services on its own state of the art, convergent radio technology.
Leveraging its global network and experience, Vodafone is also the first and only telecom service provider to currently offer international roaming on 4G to its India customers visiting Ireland, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Greece, South Africa, Albania, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, UK, Germany, Romania, Spain and Netherlands with many more countries to be launched in coming weeks.
Announcing the expansion of Vodafone SuperNet™ 4G service in Navi Mumbai, Ishmeet Singh, Business Head – Mumbai, Vodafone India said, “Mumbai is a strong leadership market for Vodafone India with data contributing around 30% of total revenues. We are proud and delighted to bring our 4G services to Navi Mumbai which constitute over xx% of our customer base. 4G has the potential to revolutionize the mobile experience through powerful innovation that impacts how we work and live. With this launch, majority of Mumbai is covered by Vodafone SuperNet 4G and we expect to achieve complete coverage by end March 2016. The initial response from customers using our 4G services in Mumbai has been positive and encouraging and we invite the data savvy customers in Navi Mumbai to make the most of the bonanza of special benefits being offered and enjoy the best mobile internet experience. As a steadfast partner of Digital India, we remain focused on deploying multiple technologies –be it 2G, 3G and now 4G-for optimum use as each technology has its own vital role to play in servicing the myriad connectivity needs of consumers across the country. ”

Vodafone 4G services are present in 5 circles of Kerala, Karnataka, Mumbai, Delhi & NCR and Kolkata, which today contribute close to 50% of Vodafone India data revenues.

Vodafone’s customers in Navi Mumbai have a bonanza of special benefits to enjoy the 4G experience seamlessly. This includes:
Unmatched value
· FREE upgrade to 4G for customers along with high-speed 4G SIM
· 100% extra data for postpaid Vodafone 4G customers on RED and greater than 1GB packs for postpaid & prepaid customers for select MRPs
· Enjoy 3 months complimentary subscription to TV, Movies & Music on VODAFONE PLAY as part of your Vodafone 4G
· 100+ Live TV channels
· HOOQ, Asia’s biggest video-on-demand service, offers customers a diverse and expansive selection of over 35,000 hours of movies and TV series with hot favorites and award-winning series such as Ash vs. Evil Dead, Friends, Nikita, Fringe and awesome blockbusters, The Matrix, Spider-Man, The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.
· HUNGAMA PLAY, leading entertainment destination with over 7,500 movie titles
· VODAFONE MUSIC, stream your favorite music from over 1.2Mn songs
· Array of data packs ranging from a trial pack of 75MB at Rs. 26 to a special bonanza pack of 20GB at Rs 3297
· 4G Mobile Wi-Fi that supports connectivity for up to 10 devices

Seamless customer experience
· Instant SIM swap at all Vodafone stores and select retail outlets
· Vodafone subscribers can also check if their SIM / Phone is 4G compatible by sending an SMS to 199
· Request for 4G SIM by calling the call centre or sending an SMS
· Door-step delivery of postpaid 4G SIMs next day itself(for requests received before 7:00pm the previous day)

Mumbai is a focus and significant growth market for Vodafone India. To cater to the growing volumes of customer usage increasing need for speed, the company invested over Rs. 1000 Cr in FY16 to expand, modernize and building a more technology and energy efficient network. In Mumbai, Vodafone has a large retail footprint with 208 exclusive Vodafone stores (56 large retail format and 152 Mini Stores) spread across prominent localities in the city, making it convenient for customers to access Vodafone’s products and services within their neighborhood.

Google Transit now features data for Navi Mumbai, Thane and Kalyan bus services

Google has revealed that they have added some new sources of data on their Google Transit service.

It now features updates from the Navi Mumbai, Thane and Kalyan bus services.

Google said:

We are happy to announce that with the launch of NMMT (Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport), KDMT (Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Transport) and TMT (Thane Municipal Transport), Google Transit will offer one click solution for planning city commute in Mumbai. These launches along with already launched data for BEST, CR and WR will help commuters and tourists find their way seamlessly around the Mumbai metropolitan region using both trains and buses.

Google Transit now features data for Navi Mumbai, Thane and Kalyan bus services

Google Transit feature is available through the Google Maps mobile apps in addition to the web edition.

Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Limited Launches Instachat Mobile Conferencing Service Powered by Kodiak Networks

First CDMA Mobile Carrier to Offer Instant Group Conferencing Solution

CDMA carrier Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Limited (TTML) today announced the launch of their “Instachat” instant conferencing solution, powered by mobile solutions innovator, Kodiak Networks®. This service is being offered to all customers in Mumbai, Rest of Maharashtra (ROM) and Goa circle.

This unique, revenue-enhancing voice application is enabled by the standards-based Kodiak Real-time Exchange® (RTX) platform. TTML is the first CDMA operator in the world to offer instant conferencing that is accessible from a Tata Indicom postpaid mobile handset. By dialing a single number, Tata Indicom subscribers will be able to simultaneously reach a group of up to 9 other telephone users. This group calling application will appeal to large corporate, small and medium enterprises, community groups and families, and wherever there is a need for instant, voice-based group communication.

“Being one of the fastest growing mobile service providers in Mumbai, RoM and Goa, TTML continually seeks new ways to improve the communications experience for its more than five million customers. We are excited to launch this highly differentiating, new suite of advanced voice services to the largest mobile market in the circle,” said Ramesh Iyer, vice president, TTML.

“This service launch with TTML signifies the first commercial CDMA deployment of the Kodiak mobile conferencing solution in India. TTML’s market reach and ability to deliver these services to its diverse subscriber base should make this a very successful endeavor for the company,” said Kris Patel, co-founder and CTO, Kodiak Networks.

A Flash demonstration of the Instachat conferencing service can be viewed at: http://www.kodiaknetworks.com/connected/demos/instachat/.

About Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Limited

Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited is India’s premier telecommunication service provider licensed to provide telecommunication services in Maharashtra (including Mumbai) and Goa. The company presently offers telephony and ISP services in the cities of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Panaji, Sangli, Thane, Ahmednagar and other cities, towns and villages of Maharashtra and Goa. It focuses on all market segments, i.e. commercial, residential and public telephony. Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) launched Tata Indicom Mobile services in 2003. Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited has over 5 million customers in Maharashtra and Goa. Including reputed corporations, SMEs and residential customers. The Company is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange Limited (Scrip code-532371) and the National Stock Exchange of India Limited.

About Kodiak Networks

Kodiak Networks (www.kodiaknetworks.com) provides wireless operators with a comprehensive mobile solutions portfolio proven to increase revenue, promote group-based communications, and improve customer loyalty and retention. The Kodiak Connected Portfolio is comprised of mobile solutions targeted at business and consumer segments; an integrated mobile applications suite; and client-based, clientless, and downloadable/pre-loadable user interfaces for open OS and embedded devices. The Portfolio components are based on the Kodiak Real-time Exchange® (RTX), a flexible, standard-based, multi-generational IMS compliant platform, which easily scales from independent operators to multinational carriers utilizing 2G or 3G networks. Kodiak customers span the globe and include deployments in North America, Europe, India, Latin America and Asia/Pacific.

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