It comes as a Surprise that Reliance Jio Infocomm has chosen Airtel over Reliance Globalcomm [erstwhile Flag Telecom, acquired by Mukesh Ambani for just $200Mn] to route international data traffic via i2i submarine cable that connects India and Singapore.
i2i connects India to Singapore and is wholly owned by Bharti. Reliance Jio will utilize a dedicated fiber pair on i2i out of the available 8 pairs on Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing technology. Continue reading Reliance Jio Infocomm to Use Airtel’s International Data Circuit
Intel sprung a surprise as it announced the next-gen tablet platform, Bay Trail, supporting Android and Windows 8.The road map of Bay Trail appears to be more aggressive than previously planned and expected to be launched in lats 2013. The new platform features quad core processors built on 22nm process. Bay Trail doubles the performance of the current generation and will likely support full-day battery life. Systems based on Bay Trail are expected to be available for this yearâ€™s holiday shopping season.
Intel also introduced the Lexington platform, which targets the value mobile smartphone segment. Intel estimates that this addressable market Continue reading Intel Accelerating Chips for Mobile / Tablets – CES 2013
Mukesh Ambani maybe the richest and the most powerful businessman in India. However, he is a miserable failure in the context of Telecom business. Mukesh subsequently gave control of the same to his younger brother and you know what the current fate of Reliance Communications is.
Reliance Industries, the Oil & Gas company has PAN India Wireless Broadband Access license. However, this time around I am of the opinion that Mukesh Ambani must not go solo like he has done in the past and tasted failure when it comes to consumer facing business [ Wireless & Retailing]. Reliance uses its Money Power and disrupts the space but is not agile with what the market forces Continue reading Wireless Broadband – Thoughts for Reliance [Mukesh Ambani] for BWA / LTE
In an interview to IT Magazine in Jan-08, I had said that Triple Play in India was more of Hype as it was mostly restricted to selected few. However, Tata Photo+ TV powered by EVDO based Wireless Broadband network and Apalya / Mimobi TV is worth looking at, though it’ll take sometime for them to match the quality of Dish TV service providers. It is available in 69 cities across India with roaming facility and that’s quite a good number, in my view 🙂 Reliance, BSNL and MTS providing EVDO based wireless broadband services should start upgrading their networks as they are far behind Tata Photon+. Continue reading Tata Photon+ TV – Triple Play towards Reality + Content Vs Network
Business Standard set fire the speculation that Google may bid for Wireless Broadband Access / WiMax Spectrum in India. The reason why Google is considering this bid is that it does not want to be an ISP for sure. Google is more concerned about delivering Data Services / Apps on Mobile / PC and other emerging convergence devices.
Going forward, VoIP Long Distance Calling would have been one of the most sought after app, however with 50 paise / minute this may not make much sense as I’ll definitely opt for a dedicated connection. But Google looks at it differently, they’ll offer bouquet of services using VoIP -[Google Voice] Continue reading Google WiMax / BWA Spectrum bid in India + Strategy for NextGen services
Apart from writing on the Indian Telecom space, I like innovation and here is one such product that makes me write about it with a WoW feeling. At first in 2006, Fon / Foneras[ WiFi Spot] was to have FREE WiFI network. The startup is backed by Valley’s most innovative company – Google.
I have version of their router which is semi-intelligent [ has some connected interactive features] However, Fonera 2.0N is much more than that and is closely mapping Web 2.0 successful applications. Continue reading Fon WiFi Routers go Web 2.0 Savvy – Fonera 2.0N