4G in India

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NEW DELHI: In an ambitious move, telecom regulator TRAI has kicked of discussions on the introduction of fourth generation (4G) mobile wireless
broadband services in India, even as the country awaits the launch of the long-pending auction of third-generation services. TRAI on Wednesday sought the industry’s response on this issue and said it was examining the possibility of launching a consultation process on 4G technologies.

4G or LTE is a successor to third and second generation networks with speed 10 times higher than 3G. Currently, all services offered by Indian telcos, except select offerings by BSNL and MTNL, are done using second-generation (2G) networks, which largely cater to the voice market.

4G takes shape even as 3G fails to come through- Telecom-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times
 

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4g was started in sprint usa i guesswhere u get minimum speed of 3.5mbps/dl and max of 10mbps currently by BSNL 3g im getting max of 1-1.2mbps
 

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the biggest problem is the indian government and the bottlenecks created by the ministers who look at it as a big opportunity to make crores of money.


yeah they keep postponing 3g spectrum auction jan 2009 and then july 2009 jan 2010 now mid of 2010

i am sure private cos can provide when bsnl can do

its just the permission and auction of 3g spectrum!!!
 


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I think 3G is not a priority since it is not seen as a feature that will be used by the masses.It is seen more of a corporate tool and for high-income users. How much is the monthly cost for 3G subscription , any idea? My guess is around 500 rupees at-least? That's not cheap for mobile internet.
 

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I think 3G is not a priority since it is not seen as a feature that will be used by the masses.

It is seen more of a corporate tool and for high-income users.

How much is the monthly cost for 3G subscription , any idea? My guess is around 500 rupees at-least? That's not cheap for mobile internet.

if amt is ur concern how abt 270INR pm for 3g in bsnl

its actually a trick where u can get unlimited 2.5G Edge plan for 270INR pm and change settings in mobile and browse in 3G network with dl speed arounf 1mbps
 

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3G can do for broadband/internet in rural india what mobiles did for telephony. :) 3G can enable remote broadband availability throughout the country.
 


pudu123

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270 pm. what is the data limit?the GPRS hack may work temporarily. it will be plugged eventually. ( I think. I blame you, google) :pIf not, 270 for unlimited data is awesome. I'll do that . subscribe & hack for my iPhone if that hack's for real. :)
 

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3G can do for broadband/internet in rural india what mobiles did for telephony. :)

3G can enable remote broadband availability throughout the country.

Mobile revolution happenede when Reliance offered phones for 500 rupees in 2003. before that it was a luxury item.

Same thing with 3G in rural and mass areas. it has to be affordable to the rural users. Unless that happens, 3G and its benefits will remain a pipe dream.
 

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well the government now has no excuse not to provide cheap rural broadband for mmm initiatives like e-chaupals. post offices in rural india could be connected and well things can happen... it remains to be seen what exactly happens in the coming 2 years. :D they have taken 2-3-4-5 years and still not have approved the licenses to private players. what a freaking disappointment.
 

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Govt. has no role in getting into telephone-broadband business.A revolution will only happen when Private players are allowed free & quick access to this rural broadband thingy.Even then, if it does not make economic sense, rural broadband thing will not happen.catch-22 situation.Unless people in rural areas understand that they have to pay for stuff and services and that their is no such thing as free lunch, nothing will move forward.Socialism is such a dirty word. Worse than communism.