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July 5th, 2011 5:08 PM 29 COMMENTS

Potential of 3G in India

Many people (including me) dislike 3G for the fact that it has low caps, varying speeds, bit high latency and lastly super expensive. Well, all that is true, but still 3G makes lot of sense. How ? Today I had a very interesting experience where I saw a farmer siting next to me in bus and looking into commodity prices in cell phone’s web browser! (wow!) Well that was really... Read More

May 15th, 2011 8:41 AM 76 COMMENTS

Decline of landline in India

Two weeks back, a great-old cordless phone died at my home. It was just giving too many issues including poor voice, and no ringer sound. I just un-plugged it and added a backup old phone (the one we got from BSNL). It was just an “ok-type” replacement since no wireless features and even no called ID. Interestingly no one at home felt any problem without cordless phone and till date... Read More

April 30th, 2011 6:51 PM 99 COMMENTS

Do We Really Need Fiber To The Home (FTTH) in India?

Carrying on with my previous post about broadband connectivity in India, I will be talking about FTTH i.e Fiber to the home. What is FTTH, brief introduction to technology behind it, and scene of FTTH in India. To get idea of fiber to home, we first need to understand basic difference between communication over conventional copper, wireless mediums and next of fiber. The biggest problem in using copper in communication is... Read More

March 21st, 2011 4:21 PM 93 COMMENTS

Understanding Last Mile Connectivity

Continuing to my last post about why broadband is so poor in India.In last post I discussed little bit about “last mile”. There were few confusions, let me first clear them out before I end up topic about last mile.Someone left comment on last post and said The pvt. telcos really think we Indians are idiots are idiots and don’t need high speeds.come on yaar give 8mbps @ 999 with... Read More

March 8th, 2011 12:59 AM 68 COMMENTS

Why Broadband Is So Poor In India?

You must have thought few times - why really speeds are so slow. If not slow, then you have “capping”. Fact is - most of broadband connections in India are “capped” in either speeds or in usage. When you can get 2Mbps speed for 250Rs a month plan, why speeds get 1/4th when you go for un-metered 512Kbps plan? I started working on a project to improve Internet connectivity in... Read More

February 12th, 2011 11:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

Blogspot-Airtel Problem: Our Analysis

There have been lot of news about Airtel blocking blogspot today. Well, did they really blocked it? It’s very hard to give a direct answer to that. Firstly, I believe that Airtel must have not intentionally blocked whole blogspot.com domain name (well they are a big ISP, and I don’t think they will go that kidish!). What could be problem? To understand that - let’s break Internet connection into parts... Read More

February 6th, 2011 1:30 AM 31 COMMENTS

IP Telephony And India

You must have seen really cheap calling rates from IP telephony providers like Skype to US, and European countries. Infact for US, you can get an unlimited calling plan to all phones for as low as $3 a month. Why no such thing in India? One can call US phones for like 1cent a min, while calls to Indian phones remains as high as 3-4cents a min. To understand what’s... Read More

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