I am linking to Dr Rohit Dushmant’s website which details the wireless Internet access and present scenario in India. He had specifically written it for this blog; I couldnot format the tables to be published here. Any ideas how to do it?
By the way, Dr Rohit is a trainee Radiologist.
More articles are welcome here; I’d be glad to link up to your website if need be. Or if you like, you could send across your write ups to my contact email id.
I would again link to the excellent series of write ups on mobile internet by Rajesh Jain on Emergic. Basically it’s just a repetition of what I have been writing here.
1) India’s Digital Infrastructure: Overview
2) India’s Digital Infrastructure: PC Internet
3) India’s Digital Infrastructure: Mobile Internet
4) India’s Digital Infrastructure: Network Computing Devices
5) India’s Digital Infrastructure: Mobile Data Services
Basically he would endorse his pet project Novatium which involves setting up thin clients at the subscribers end and central computing systemns at the telephone provider’s end. Which means that the likes of BSNL/ MTNL or for that matter any other service provider leverages the computing power at their end all connected via broadband networks. It makes no sense to pursue the present set up of stand alone PC’s without being connected to the net.
(Novatium’s home page doesn’t render itself properly in Opera. At least they could have validated the CSS and ensured cross platform browser compliance).
Let me know your thoughts and I shall expand on them at a later date.
By the way, the guest entries are welcome. I am looking forward for your contribution here towards whatever you feel needs to be done for Broadband in India and the way it affects us fundamentally.
This is not a promotion for Opera. But once in a while I like to break the monotony of bitching about Indian Telecom scene with something refreshing as Opera Browser.
I got a mail from an Opera staffer; an Indian, who is working in Norway. He chanced on my blog and read some write up about Opera that I wrote earlier. (Another entry on Opera here) I was requested to add a link on the blog roll for their new microsite; it has been done.
Imagine the same thing for Firefox (puke puke) and Internet Explorer (which actually makes me throw up). Why this strong commitment to a closed source application? It is because of their commitment to Open Web and Open Standards. Further, most of the Opera staffers on the community forums helped me during the time I needed to get my feet stuck in the Linux world. I am talking of the days when I was on Mandrake (now Mandriva) and Ubuntu had just made it’s presence felt. It is something to “pay them back”; this is by creating an awareness for the same.
Opera Watch had a write up on the same including a screen shot of the new microsite.
I believe that this would really open up the world for non English speakers to shift to a better browser; which is generations ahead of it’s rivals. It’s worth it to spend time to download it and have a new world at your finger tips. Specially, for me, it is the mouse gestures that I am actually addicted to. One more word. Firefox really really sucks. Partly because of it’s bloat and partly because it aims to become an “open source clone” of Opera.
Cheers to the development team and all the people who were behind the venture. Keep up the good work guys! We look forward to hear more from you in India.