Reliance and Tata Indicom have now come out with USB modems that provide
broadband speeds theoretically upto 3.1 Mbps in major cities with
National low speed roaming in other areas. A client of mine told me that
his friend uses a Reliance one and clocked upto 1.5 Mbps on it.
Reliance promo emails mention peak hour speeds between 512K and 1Mbps.
Tata also provides a wireless router that talks wirelessly to the tower
and provides a wired+wireless LAN for the office. MTNL and BSNL
broadband are getting competition. Great! Now use your note/netbooks for
video conferencing on the move. No more linesman telling you that your
modem or wiring is bad.
Is this the 3G thing by the back door before the licenses are issued or
something in between, before 3G makes a big bang? Will 3G bring in
something even newer?