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Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Oct 19, 2016

DataMail Advances Digital India Initiative With Free Liguistic Email Service In 8 Regional Languages

The government recently announced the admission of one regional language other than Hindi and English on every mobile handset starting July 2017. Now this move has come as part of the government's effort to further strengthen its campaign for Digital India, and to ensure a smooth execution of its e-governance plans. While the government is definitely playing its part, Data XGen Technologies Pvt Ltd. has come forward with a disruptive service called DataMail, the world's first free 'linguistic email service' in eight Indian languages. DataMail shall also let users create email addresses in Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Punjabi. The company is even launching email addresses in three international languages besides English - Russian, Arabic and Chinese (Mandarin).

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Ajay Data, Founder-CEO of Data XGen Technologies Pvt. Ltd., stated at the launch that his company's linguistic service would allow people from across India to interact in eight regional languages along with the universal English language to provide ease of communication and bridge the digital divide among the non-English speaking Indians.

The service will gradually be available in 22 Indian languages, and can be downloaded on any Android or iOS devices. Citing an IAMAI report, Ajay added that 89 per cent of Indian population is in the non-English speaking segment and the Indian language content account for less than 0.1 per cent of the entire content on the Internet. According to the global internet report, India ranks 139th in Internet penetration, but stands out as a country with a rich language diversity. India ranks 101 in affordability of mobile broadband.

Ajay added that this data gave them a clear indication that India should look forward to digitise in line with their linguistic diversity to increase digital penetration as broadband access is expected to be corrected with reforms and stiff competition in the telecom industry.

Source: Economic Times

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