Wireless technology in India is making its presence widely known as a huge blend of youngsters and other people are using the wireless gadgets for text messaging, e-mail, and internet surfing.
College student Deepanjali Singh from Mumbai had lost her Motorola handset in early October. She borrowed a sum of around $200 from her mother to get a quick replacement. Now she uses her cell phone for not only to talk with her friends but also to check her e-mail, sending text messages and for getting access to her accounts on social networking sites. If she can’t use a college PC to collect data for her research paper, she simply accesses the net through her cell phone. Deepanjali says that with a touch screen on her mobile, she can access the internet anywhere, anytime, and does not depend on her PC; she has got so used to the mobile Internet that she feels lost without it.
According to a report by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), 38 million Indian consumers are using internet through their cell phones which is more than double as compared to last year’s 16 million consumers.
Even as wireless net usage has been moving upwards in India some time now, surplus are becoming so evident that they’re revealing further weaknesses of India’s conventional internet system and refueling a competition between wireless delivery service providers and handset makers for making more and more customers and increasing sales.
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As per the TRAI, for the first time the number of PC Internet connections have taken a dip from 9.27 million in the first quarter to 9.22 million in the second quarter. In the similar phase, state-owned service providers BSNL and MTNL, which own around 54% share of the country’s entire internet consumers, have lost approximately 3% of their total subscribers.
No matter what the cause is, it’s apparent that irregular services won’t accomplish the desired results for India’s unpredictable yet Internet obsessed patrons. Wireless Internet service providers (ISP) are in high spirits to flatter the subscribers discontented with their current services. Bharti Airtel and Tata Indicom proffer wireless as well as fixed-line connections to the internet, while local cable operators offer cable modem internet link. These offers look particularly lucrative, considering the fact that it may take one month or so to take a dial-up or broadband connection from either BSNL or MTNL. Wireless handsets can be acquired straightaway from store shelves, with direct web connections system.
Wireless technology is playing its part in a very effective distribution of information and communication across the country. In rural areas service providers lure subscribers with services that let them use a handset to get the information such as land records, feed prices, or weather reports. Companies like Nokia, Samsung Electronics and Motorola put up their mobile phones for sale in villages for a small price near to $63.
As an assortment of wireless technologies prolong to advance around the country, it will be the utility of content and applications, standards, and user approval which would decide their destiny. The allure of the wireless technologies can be predominantly strong for rural inhabitants in rural areas who have scarce connection to the internet using PC’s.
About the author: Bethany is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on technology and luxury. Beside this she is fond of gadgets. Recently an article on Reflecting Telescope attracted her attention. These days she is busy in writing an article on Emergency Shelter.