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  • Despite standing 4th in internet users base worldwide India ranked 108th in global internet speed test conducted by pando networks.
  • Internet users in India growing rapidly as 3G technology now available across country and broadband connectivity is also available in rural area with various service providers, Internet on mobile is also common for all Indians despite all these facts average internet speed in India is not up to the mark. With new telecom policy 2011 broadband speed is now modified to 512 Kbps. Based on 27 million downloads by 20 million computers in 224 countries from January through June 2011 , the study provides a comprehensive look at worldwide data accessibility, singling out the very best and the very worst places to link up with the web.
  • The average worldwide download speed is 580KBps, placing the U.S. only slightly ahead of the pack with an average speed of 616KBps. While South Korea leading the list with a blazingly fast average speed of 2,202KBps may not come as much of a surprise, the small eastern European nations of Romania (1,909KBps) and Bulgaria (1,611KBps) unexpectedly claimed the second and third highest speeds. In fact, eastern European nations dominated the top of the list with Lithuania in fourth at 1,462KBps, Latvia in fifth at 1,377KBps and Ukraine in eighth at 1,190KBps. The completion rate for measured downloads closely correlates with average speed, South Korea again taking top prize with a 94% completion rate and most of the other speedy countries not far behind.
  • The other end of the list is fairly unsurprising; developing nations in Africa and Asia trail far behind the speeds of those with more mature economies. The Congo has the absolute slowest average speed at 13KBps, followed closely by the Central African Republic at 14KBps and Comoros at 23KBps. Other notable countries studied include Germany at 647KBps, Australia at 348KBps, and China at 245KBps.
  • The study goes on to break down the data to the city level, the fastest six of which are, unsurprisingly, located in South Korea. Andover, MA (2,801KBps) and Bucharest, Romania (2,665KBps) are the only cities outside of gaming heavyweight South Korea to break into the top 10. The slowest measured city was Algiers, Algeria at 56KBps followed by Itapema, Brazil at 61KBps and Santa Cruz, Bolivia at 62KBps. In the United States, Verizon Internet Services provides the fastest service, averaging 1,056KBps due to their widespread FIOS network. In Great Britain, Virgin Media is the fastest choice with average speeds of 612KBps while Dacom Corp. takes the top spot in speedy South Korea with an average of 5,151KBps.

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  • Motorola Razr , which was unveiled last month during an event, is set to come to India in this month. A spokesperson of the company who revealed this to The Mobile Indian, however, did not confirm any particular date.
  • Sporting a mere 7.1 mm thickness, Motorola Razr features a dual-core processor and full HD recording capable camera. Most likely the Motorola Razr will be the first 4G LTE supporting Android smartphone for India unless Motorola brings its 3G version. Notably, India will see the 4G LTE roll out sometime next year.
  • Motorola Razr smartphone comes with a massive 4.3 inch Super Amoled display and supports qHD 960×540 pixel resolution. The first of its kind display supporting higher resolution certainly has raised expectations of many. The slim 7.1 mm razor like profile has Kevlar plastic built body to offer stylish and premium look.
  • Under the slim and strong Kevlar body, Razr packs a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor paired with 1 GB RAM. That means hardware is good enough to play your latest Android games and browse the web effortlessly. By default, the Razr will come with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread and would be upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich whenever it is released.
  • One of the pain points of Motorola has been the software updates but with recent acquisition by Google, that might be taken care of. Bootloader of this smartphone won’t be unlocked so developers can create some splendid applications.
  • Shutterbugs are in for a treat with 8 megapixel camera with LED flash that will allow recording full 1080p HD video and capture high quality images using the image stabilisation technology. This smartphone also has a front facing HD camera for video calling and chat.

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  • Demand of mobile handsets in the country is expected to reach 350 million units per annum by 2020, says a study by industry body FICCI with market analyst firm Ernst and Young (E&Y)
  • India is the world”s second-largest telecom market after China, with the total wireless subscriber base crossing 850 million at the end of June, 2011. By 2020, the handset demand is projected to reach 350 million a year,” the study said.  At present, Indian mobile handset market is estimated to be in around 130 million handsets per annum.
  • It added that 505 million handsets are estimated to be manufactured in India, during the same year. The study has found that average selling price (ASP) of handsets in the country is estimated to increase to Rs 2,950 by 2020 as compared to Rs 2,300 in 2010.
  • In India, handsets are categorised as high, medium, low, and ultra low cost ASP devices. The medium ASP segment is likely to be the fastest growing segment in terms of volume,” Prashant Singhal, Telecom Industry Leader, E&Y, said. He added that affordability of feature-rich handsets is also expected to be a key enabler of handset adoption.
  • The study sees untapped rural market to provide handset players the next phase of growth. The number of 3G subscribers expected to cross 300 million by 2020, fuelling the growth of 3G-enabled handsets. A favourable policy and regulatory initiative conducive for handset manufacturing in India is expected to drive sustainable growth in this segment,” the statement said.

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  • Vodafone India has launched a revamped own-branded app store, using a white-label platform provided by Appia.
  • The operator announced it is offering over 10,000 free and paid apps to its 145 million subscribers via the new Mobile Applications Store.
  • The platform includes apps for the Android, Java, Symbian and Blackberry mobile operating systems, and is available for Vodafone’s 2G and 3G subscribers. Appia boasts that the store currently supports some 3,500 different devices.
  • Available content ranges from categories games, entertainment, social networking and “local culture,” Vodafone India said. Vodafone India initially launched the Mobile Applications Store in February 2010. At the time, it was using technology from service delivery platform developer Arvato.
  • The operator gave no indication as to why it changed technology partners. Appia also provides its technology for customers including Samsung, Opera Software, Telcel and Vodacom South Africa.

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  • Huawei has said that is gearing up to launch its 100G networks in Russia. The company announced that it has finalised agreement with several Russian operators, including Transtelecom, Rostelecom, VimpelCom and Megafon to test and demonstrate the 2000 kilometres ultra-long haul 100G coherent wavelength division multiplexing system at the company’s 100G testing centre in Russia.
  • Huawei has been able to demonstrate that its solution is able to transmit services at 100 gigabits a second services in combination with the existing 10 and 40 gigabit a second services over a regeneration-free transmission distance exceeding 2000 kilometres
  • Using this technology, 100 Gbps signals are more adaptable to fibre transmission. As such, the bandwidth capacity can reach as high as 8 Tbps over a single fibre and the regeneration-free transmission distance is extended.
  • The testing fully demonstrated the enhanced service performance and stability of Huawei’s 100G coherent systems. Huawei was able to show that its service could transmit 100 Gbps services in combination with existing 10 Gbps and 40 Gbps services over a regeneration-free transmission distance of more than 2000 km

  • The tablet market in India is growing at reasonable pace despite being in fledgling stage. According to a CyberMedia research  nearly 1,58,000 media tablets were sold (shipped) in the nine months ended June 30, 2011in the country. The research says split between 3G and WiFi models was in the proportion 70:30.

 

  • The report also says Samsung used a tactical price drop to emerge the bestselling Tablet brand in India during the three quarters ended June 2011. Olivepad launched the first media tablet in India in July 2010. The first major international brand to launch followed in October 2010 – the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The Apple iPad, the most well recognized tablet, arrived in India only in January 2011.

 

  • Tablets provide touch based user experience with a convenient screen size for web surfing, content consumption and entertainment. Moreover, portability, ease of use and wireless connectivity ”on-the-go’ make the tablet an even more attractive buy”, stated Anirban Banerjee, Associate Vice President, Research and Advisory Services, CyberMedia Research.

 

  • Currently, the India media tablets market has many more models available with a range of features and at a variety of price points, compared to six months ago. However, for the Tablet to become a common man’s device, usage tariffs for high speed data services need to be brought down even further along with useful and relevant content for the Indian consumer.

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  • Handset maker Samsung today launched three 3G-enabled mobile phones priced at Rs 5,590- 6,590, expanding its 3G portfolio.

 

  • The company has launched Champ 3.5G (priced at Rs 5,590), Chat 527 (Rs 5,930) and Primo (Rs 6,590) handsets across the touch, Qwerty and bar type formats, it said in a statement.

 

  • Consumers increasingly want to stay connected with friends and family through SNS, IM and messaging while being on the move. With our array of affordable 3G devices across different mobile formats, we are making the 3G experience accessible to a wider set of consumers,” Samsung Country Head (Mobile and IT) Ranjit Yadav said.

 

  • Samsung Champ 3.5G has a 7.1-cm touch, 2MP camera and has a 30 MB internal memory (expandable up to 16GB).

 

  • Samsung Chat 527 features an optical track pad, a 6.1-cm display, QWERTY keypad and supports external memory upto 16GB.

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