If you are reading this now then I need not put in plain words how internet changed our lives. I still feel fanatical recollecting the days when my dad used to be skeptical to pick an important incoming call since then incoming was as high as 16 rupees and ironically outgoing was cheaper!
Life has been fast moving, more rapidly is the pace of technology and fastest is mobility and the buzz in mobility 3G. To make it a point my love for technology and mobility I even post on my blog using my blackberry storm and wordpress postie plugin, yes including this one!
How all could 3G propel us faster is infinite – You could watch your favorite YouTube channel from your sunshine veranda sipping your mocha or you could flawlessly find the way to your distant relatives home in your village streaming the Google map on your phone, attend your board meeting video conference from lonavla or even see meet your better half 1000s of miles away – The possibilities are simply end less.
3G Fact file throwing some light & surprise
- The 1st pre-commercial 3G network was launched by NTT DoCoMo in Japan branded FOMA, in May 2001
- The 1st commercial launch of 3G was also by NTT DoCoMo in Japan on 1 October 2001
- By June 2007, the 200 millionth 3G subscriber had been connected.
- In the countries where 3G was launched first – 3G penetration is over 70%
- In 2008, India entered into the 3G arena with the launch of 3G enabled Mobile services.
- The 3G auction revenue collected by the Government was nearly Crore ($23 billion).
- Tata DoCoMo has announced the services to be launched during Diwali Season in November 2010. Airtel and Vodafone expected to provide its 3G service from January 2011
What more you could do with 3G
- Mobile TV – a provider redirects a TV channel directly to the subscriber’s phone where it can be watched.
- Video on demand – a provider sends a movie to the subscriber’s phone.
- Video conferencing – subscribers can see as well as talk to each other.
- Tele-medicine – a medical provider monitors or provides advice to the potentially isolated subscriber.
- Location-based services – a provider sends localized weather or traffic conditions to the phone, or the phone allows the subscriber to find nearby businesses or friends.