Sunday, May 23, 2010

3G vs WiMAX vs TD-LTE

Third Generation (3G) technology delivers wide-area wireless voice telephone, video calls, and wireless data, all in a mobile environment.
Compared to 2G and 2.5G services, 3G allows simultaneous use of speech and data services and higher data rates (minimum 2 Mbps peak bit rate).

Key Players

Bharti Airtel, Reliance Comm, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, Videocon, Idea, STel, Aircel, Tata Tele


Can offer speeds of up to 14 Mbps on the downlink and 5.8 Mbps on the uplink.


WiMax, an acronym for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is a telecommunications technology that provides fixed and fully mobile internet access.
WiMax is classified under Broadband Wireless Access (BWA)

Key Players
Vodafone, Bharti Airtel, Reliance Comm, Aircel, Tata Tele, Qualcomm, Tikona and Idea, Spice, Infotel Broadband and Augere


Can deliver speeds of up to 144 Mbps for downlink and 35 Mbps for uplink.

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Time Division Duplex Long Term Evolution is a 4G radio technology designed to increase the capacity and speed of mobile telephone networks.

Key Players

Qualcomm , Ericsson, Huawei, Motorola


Can provide downlink peak rates of at least 360 Mbps and uplink of at least 80 Mbps

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

3G Vs WiMAX in India

Auctions shows the stiff competition of 3G and WiMAX in India

A few years back, telecom operators like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Communications, Tata Teleservices and Idea battled over cellphone techologies with a David -- code division multiple access (CDMA) -- being pitted against GSM -- a Goliath. GSM has emerged a clear winner.

A similar battle has now ensued with two rival technologies -- 3G Vs WiMAX -- battling for mindshare. The government is expected to net nearly Rs 50,000 from the 3G and broadband wireless access (BWA) auctions. However, even as the 3G auction is underway, the successful foray of WiMAX (a BWA technology) is not only being threatened by the broader acceptance of 3G (a Goliath in many respects) but also by another BWA technology called Long Term Evolution Time Division Duplex or TD-LTE.

It may be argued that 3G technology is more suited to voice while Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access or WiMAX is better known for its data speeds. The non-voice revenue mix of Indian wireless operators is about 10 per cent as against 25 per cent for mature markets due to scarcity of spectrum. So ideally, 3G and WiMAX should be complementary -- one technology for voice, and the other for broadband data services.

However, 2G (and 2.5G) telecom operators in India, according to some analysts, are likely to leapfrog to TD-LTE rather than bid for WiMAX spectrum in the 2.3 GHz band.

TD-LTE is all all internet protocol (IP) network. The world's largest mobile operator by subscribers, China Mobile plans to use TD-LTE for its next generation network. Russian operator Svyazinvest, too, will adopt TD-LTE, and Qualcomm is bidding for TD-LTE spectrum in India.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Indian WiMAX Auction: Surprising Bidders List

The list of bidders for WiMAX bands in India of 2.3 GHz and 2.5 GHz is now out. The list of bidders appears to be surprising... It is Qualcomm, Bharti, Idea, Vodafone, Spice and Tata Telecommunication amongst others.

This might look surprising considering the present businesses these companies are in. But if you don 3D glasses which enable you to look deep behind the scene, the

business models become quite clear. It is well known that none of these companies( including Qualcomm) have any major experience in WiMAX and definitely no love for it.

The strategy would be good as the BWA spectrum is not so keenly contested as the 3G spectrum and provides much wider bandwidths of 2x10 MHz against 2x5 MHz in 3G. Working off one slot in 3G will be like doing a tightrope walk particularly in crowded markets which are the only places where these will get to be used. It is also common knowledge that with users shifting away from CDMA 2000 networks, the bandwidth has been already deployed as EV-DO which is a 3G technology. Hence nothing revolutionary will happen just with someone winning a 3G auction- something which cannot be done today.

On the other hand, the BWA spectrum is much more promising in terms of delivering applications with high bandwidth requirements and that is its key advantage. Using it for LTE or 3G is a non brainer in the present scenario. But looks like that the wait for WiMAX may turn out to be a mirage of the hot Indian summers when the services are expected to be launched.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Google will Bid for Indian WiMAX Spectrum ?

Roumers about Google and Intel could both bid for Indian WiMAX spectrum

Never far from a big opportunity to spread affordable internet access far and wide, Intel and Google are once again rumored to be about to embark on spectrum ventures, to win influence in the vast Indian market.Both are reported to be looking to partner with operators to bid for WiMAX spectrum, with a view to creating a well financed network that could expand quickly and support new approaches to mobile services, such as multiple MVNOs, open access, and free ad-supported offerings for poorer communities.

Department of Telecom plans to auction two blocks of 2.3 GHz spectrum in January. About 28 companies - including Intel Technology India, Google, Alcatel-Lucent India, Motorola, Huawei, HCL Infosystems and TCIL - have bought tender documents.

The search giant Google may gain short term profile by working closely with carriers, but its bigger vision rests on a fully open mobile web, where its services and revenue streams hold pole position. The search giant has consistently invested in initiatives that should increase availability of cheap, ubiquitous internet access, supporting Wi-Fi metrozones, Clearwire’s WiMAX build-out and emerging technology start-ups like femtocell specialist Ubiquisys.WiMAX is expected to be highly disruptive in India, attracting new carriers and revenue models, and supporting expansion of broadband access in a desperately underserved nation. With very limited fixed access, mobile platforms are likely to lead web uptake and Google aims to be in the forefront of this wave in one of the world’s biggest growth markets for its services.

Google could either bid for a national license with an Indian firm or be a technology partner in a joint venture. Under revised Indian rules, a foreign firm can only hold 74% of a license acquirer. Google would not comment. The WiMAX auction will be held shortly after the close of the 3G sale

Intel Plans to Partner With India WiMAX Spectrum Winners

Intel is looking to partner with WiMAX service providers that win spectrum in the upcoming broadband wireless access (BWA) auction
The BWA auctions are expected to begin 2 days after the conclusion of the 3G auctions which are currently underway and expected to be completed in the coming weeks.
according t intel: Intel Capital has taken the initiative to drive broadband adoption all over the world, and is prepared to do it even in India..They had discussions with the various players, and are prepared to work with them in a number of ways including enabling specific devices for their networks or creating innovative distribution models.

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U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm has partnered with local Indian service provider GTL Infrastructure and plans to participate in the upcoming BWA auction. If successful, the joint venture plans to deploy a TD-LTE network using the 2.3GHz spectrum. Some critics have argued that TD-LTE (different than the more popular FD-LTE) is still several years away from commercial deployments and therefore could result in delays in deploying broadband services.

If Intel will came to be with service providers to deploy the wimax in India it will result in Fast Change in the phase of Broadband Technologies in the country

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

WiMAX Tariff applicable for Gujrat,Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh

BSNL Wireless Broadband is a new, state-of-the-art service that is rapidly expanding throughout India’s fastest-growing telecom circles: Gujarat, Maharashstra and Goa, and Andhra Pradesh.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Download BSNL WiMAX Application Form

bsnl Wimax leaflet/pamphlet | Wimax Application Form

Please download BSNL WiMAX application form for getting 4th Generation Hi-Speed Wireless Broadband service.Fill this form and submit to the near BSNL Office.The officers then takes additional steps


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Monday, May 10, 2010

BSNL and Intel Start WiMAX Acceleration Program

WiMAX Technology Accelerated by INTEL & HCL
In support of the Indian Government's Bharat Nirman Rural Development Agenda, BSNL, HCL and Intel Corporation started a series of wide reaching initiatives to improve economic and educational opportunities in India by expanding access to wireless broadband Internet and affordable computers.

Intel and BSNL will jointly started wireless broadband Internet in what is intended to ultimately become a nationwide mobile WiMAX network. BSNL also will work with Intel and HCL to make available in India's rural regions WiMAX-capable nettop computers designed by the two companies and made in India by HCL using the Intel® Atom™ processor.

The mobile WiMAX network will meet IEEE 802.16e protocol and operate within the 2.5GHz band frequency. The three companies are working on developing WiMAX capable nettop PCs powered by the Intel Atom processor. These units will be manufactured in India by HCL.

Intel will also extend support to the manufacture of other WiMAX compatible gadgets like netbooks, smartphones and laptops for BSNL’s network. The nettops will initially retail at BSNL and HCL outlets in India before being sold through Intel distributors across the nation. Kerala and Punjab will be the first two states to avail of these new offerings.

According to Shri Kuldeep Goyal, Chairman and Managing Director, BSNL: Working with Intel for WiMAX market acceleration is a milestone in bringing fast and reliable Internet connectivity to much of India. We are extending mobile WiMAX to millions of people in rural India and, in the process, will bring a whole new meaning to bridging the digital divide in this country. Ultimately our vision is to make WiMAX available across all India. We are pleased to work with Intel to make this a reality.Over the next several months BSNL and Intel will begin making available Intel- and HCL-designed WiMAX-capable nettops through BSNL's and HCL's retail outlets, and ultimately through Intel's network of channel partners across India.

Intel, Atom and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.


Sunday, May 9, 2010

WiMAX 4G - Complete Analysis-PDF Document and Supporting Devices

Download WiMAX pdf Document from here DOWNLOAD

Latest Supporting Devices with Built in Functionality

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

BSNL Launched 4G WiMAX in ASSAM

State owned Telecom Player BSNL launched 4th Generation WiMAX service in the state of ASSAM.MP Sachin Pilot launched WiMax, BSNL’s high-speed wireless data services, at Chaygaon in Kamrup district to provide high-speed connectivity in the rural areas. High-speed Internet services will be available in an area of 15km at a broadband speed of 7 Mbps.

The BSNL will set up 850 mobile towers includind BST in the Northeast to deliver high quality telephone and also to provide communication facilities for border areas. Meanwhile metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai will also get a facelift.

The high speed wireless broadband connectivity will offer video conferencing, enabling tele-medicine and tele-education, besides providing other services like payment of utility bills, issue of birth certificates, land records, vehicle registration and many more....

The Vision of rural WiMax is deepening and the efforts rolled out in Assam will turn out it as a best investment hub for telecom sector. Rural areas can avail this service with a starting tariff of Rs 140 per month. BSNL has already planned to spend approximately Rs 1,200 crore for rural WiMAX.

WiMax services covers more than 200 base stations in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh.And also 450 BST work in progress for URBAN WiMAX in KERALA based on 4G. In the first phase BSNL would cover 1000 block headquarters across the country and the remaining block headquarters be connected through 50,000 common service centers’ in next segment.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Download BSNL WiMAX Consumer Brochure

Consumer Brochure in PDF format
This Brochure is a USER GUIDE for using Soma Networks-BSNL WiMAX Wireless Broadband.
You can download the file from here: DOWNLOAD Brochure

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