Friday, 9 November 2018

Telecom Bidding Begins

In markets like China and  Indian telecoms , which are showing explosive growth in the connectivity and tech sectors, there’s a bit of a gap between supply and demand. Not that the two are ever at parity even under the best of conditions - but the very thing that makes these markets volatile is what makes them harder to grow: the lack of infrastructure.  BSNL and others to pilot Job Loon in India. Jio Vodafone  Idea 

When it comes to mobile and broadband, you can sell it as fast as you can make it, but nobody ever said making it would be easy - or cheap. The government of India has just gotten a vague estimate of “tens of billions” of dollars in order to take the next step in rolling out their broadband network. What happens next? A bloodbath, as corporations worldwide compete to get their foot in the door.  AirtelIdeaVodafoneJioBSNL

It’s times like these when the foundation is laid for the whole next period of the sector. Like the AT&T-T-Mobile merger, the game being played is a long one, and while however expensive some billions may seem in 2011, these things have a way of snowballing down the line.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority in India issued a report saying that only 12-13% of the demand for growth is being met by domestic production. That leaves plenty of room for foreign companies with deep pockets and 15-year plans to step in. Lots of the cost is simple things like labor, common parts, and licenses. But the technologies and methods adopted are far from universally agreed-upon, and should, say, Mitsubishi provide you with the flux capacitors rather than Qualcomm, the die is certainly weighted within their favor for both potential hardware and potential licensing agreements, and it models the level for carrier and OEM decisions for a long time to come. They’ll get willing to fork out billions, or borrow it from whatever federal government is sense lucky and repay it when the purchase matures.

But that’s all organization 101: India’s broadband press is merely another chance to get low. The familiar faces within the US without doubt have their fingertips in the pie somehow, however the connections are also tortuous to check out. But when there are always a billion phone numbers on the line, it’s a safe gamble that they’re watching carefully.

Update: in my own haste I used a great outdated map seeing as the foundation for the graphic at the very top. I’ve redone it.

Revise 2: Apparently the next map also was first wrong. God damn!

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Google ChromeBooks in India

Mobile may be the big tech concentration for India - with initiatives want Facebook’s Net.org and Google’s Google android One, to mention but two - but that isn’t stopping Google  from introducing new spending plan Chromebook laptops found in the South Asian region.

The Mountain View-based firm announced two sub-$250 Chromebooks, notebook computers powered by its web-based Chrome OS platform, from domestic makers Nexian and Xolo.


The Nexian Chromebook retails for 13,499 INR ($212) from Amazon - it’s currently on sale for 12,999 INR - while Xolo’s machine is available from Snapdeal for 13,999 INR, around $220. Chromebooks typically pack a punch because of their price, specifically for educational purposes, but have a tendency to count on having an web connection for some tasks and features.

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That’s nearly all… Google said as well that machine’s from ASUS, Samsung and other Indian corporations will to enter the market in the near future to provide sustained choice.

The U.S. enterprise first created Chromebooks to India in past due 2013. The budget devices have been popular among universities and other educational organizations in the West, and now Google has announced that they are available for universities in India as well. That’s essential because, while mobile is no doubt the future of content usage, laptop and desktop devices appear - for now - to end up being pivotal for content creation. (Even a $200 Chromebook can be a development machine, thanks to application like Nitrous.IO.)

India Today got it is hands on the two new products and found that there was little to pick from, performance-wise, from them. Both run on a RockChip SoC, which is not exactly a known amount, although the Xolo appeared to have superior design and ergonomics - from the initial hands-on, at least.

The challenge for the Google-powered devices is to beat out Microsoft at the sub-$300 pricepoint. Windows is the most prevalent system for desktop devices across Asia, and, although Chrome does support a growing number of offline features, Windows-powered devices appear to offer more advanced features for a little extra spend. Choice though, is by no means a bad factor, and the Chromebook provides Google’s brand to help appeal to consumers.
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10$ Indian Laptop for Rs 700

When is a notebook computer not a mobile computer? That’s what we’re requesting (not necessarily, we’re actually reading Shed fanfic!) today after learning that that $10 Indian notebook computer isn’t seriously a notebook computer at all, but simply a “computing product.” Let’s demand a good Senate investigation. It’s nothing like they’re undertaking anything right now.


Such is the media in today’s Situations of India, which says that the micro-hyped (that’s a term I simply came up with to spell it out only a few times of hype; discover Cuil.com’s release for another example of micro-hype) $10 laptop computer isn’t really a laptop at all! Furthermore, no one’s actually sure why it came to be explained as a laptop computer at all. Conspiracy? Honest mistake? Nobody knows!


Well then, if it’s not a laptop then what is it? The 10×5-in . device, which is in fact $30, is merely “storage system containing megabytes of data info which may be accessed by a consumer by connecting this device to a laptop.” Thus, a fancy hard drive. Gee, thanks.

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