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DataWind bags 'Best Tablet Brand 2016' at Digital Terminal Awards

Updated: Jul 12, 2016 12:20 IST

New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): Leader in delivering Internet access to emerging markets DataWind Inc. has been recognized for the Best Tablet Brand 2016 at the sixth Digital Terminal Awards 2016.

This award is given to a manufacturer who has demonstrated innovative approach and efforts aimed at addressing the chronic issues of connectivity for the forgotten billion in India with its low cost internet connectivity Tablets.

At the sixth Digital Terminal Awards 2016, Lakhbir Singh Tuli, Mentor and Founder DataWind Inc. was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is conferred to an individual who has done exceptional work in the field of IT and Telecom.

"I am deeply touched and honored for this recognition. As the founder of DataWind, when I helped my sons to start this business, I always taught them a principle that technology should be created for the purpose of benefitting humanity and this is what DataWind is focused on," said Lakhbir Singh Tuli upon receiving the award.

"We are trying to create technology that will empower people with better education and better data connectivity," added Singh.

Over 300 dignitaries were present at the sixth DT Awards Night included CMDs, Chairmen, CEOs, COO and senior people from policy formulators, market researchers and industry analysts, handset vendors, operators, OTT players, telecom vendors, VAS providers, consultants/System Integrators/VAR's, trade associations and media amongst others gather to witness the winners of award night and celebrate their success.

"I am grateful and humbled with this acknowledgement. We thank the organizers for the recognition. Awards like these give us a sense of satisfaction and motivate us to continue the journey to bridge the digital divide," said President and CEO of DataWind, Suneet Singh Tuli.

He further added that DataWind's low cost Internet-enabled products allow everyone to join the digital age. Introducing technologically advanced devices at the most affordable prices, we will continue to invest in innovative technologies and solutions to bring connectivity to the forgotten billions.

DataWind was recognized for making low cost, affordable internet connectivity devices like UbiSlate, which is accessible to people at the grass root level and in turn making a transformational impact to the Indian Tech industry.

Placed as a top tablet maker in last three quarters, DataWind has received global attention as the company implements its vision of connecting billions of people to the internet. The company is the only firm to offer free internet browsing for one year on all its devices

" DataWind had recently launched the world's most affordable 4G tablet breaking the affordability barrier for the first time in this segment. With the launch of our first 4G tablet we strive to provide our customers blazing high speed of internet at minimal cost," added Singh. (ANI)

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