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How Wi-Fi is Graduating to Carrier Grade Technology for Mobile Services ?

WiFi as Mobile Data TechnologyIn the last decade Wi-Fi evolved as adhoc technology for connecting to the internet. Wi-Fi hot spots were not networked to each other in a contiguous network; for example, if you left your house, your session ended, and if you entered your office, you’d have to log in all over again. In addition, Wi-Fi was not used to deliver mobile services by service providers such as cable or mobile operators. Continue reading How Wi-Fi is Graduating to Carrier Grade Technology for Mobile Services ?

Why Airtel wants to Rollout / Expand Wi-Fi Network in India?

Earlier this Month, Mr. Sanjay Kapoor in an Analyst call revealed Airtel’s Wireless Data / Broadband Strategy. They have repeatedly said that they will be present in 2G, 3G, 4G LTE and any other incremental technologies by which they can serve their customers.

Current Status of Airtel Wi-Fi Network / Hotspots
Airtel is already offering 1 GB / Month for Rs 99 as an add on on your Airtel DSL Broadband in 9 cities with limited coverage. Going forward the company plans to expand the offering on a big scale.

Why a Wi-Fi network makes sense for Telecom Operator?
With 3G Rates still as high as Rs 250 / GB with a 30 day validity and a nationwide ARPU Continue reading Why Airtel wants to Rollout / Expand Wi-Fi Network in India?

Bharti Airtel’s 3G / 4G Data Strategy Revealed + Airtel Wi-Fi Hotspots Coming – CEO,Sanjay Kapoor

Mr Sanjay Kapoor, CEO, India and South Asia, Bharti Airtel Ltd explained Airtel’s strategy of Data especially 4G when 3G is yet to take off.

2G is here to Stay Five years from now, a large number of Indians would still be using 2G feature phones (probably even 50% of the base) – that would use low-bandwidth applications. So 2G data services will be relevent in India for a long time (unlike some of the advanced markets where 2G is being phased out)

3G Data Market Smartphones could become popular with falling price points. These subscribers could use higher bandwidth Continue reading Bharti Airtel’s 3G / 4G Data Strategy Revealed + Airtel Wi-Fi Hotspots Coming – CEO,Sanjay Kapoor