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4G to make evolution India by 2013

Bangalore: After the end of the much hyped and delayed 3G auctions in India, which is yet to see full implementation, it is 4G implementation that is going to make big changes in the fast growing telecom market in India by 2013. "Soon after the success of 3G auctions, we have proactively started exploring 4G technology. Trai has already floated consultation papers regarding 4G. The technology is likely to make headway into India by around 2013," said Vijayalakshmi Gupta, Member (Finance), Department of Telecommunications. The 4G networks will allow users to stream mobile multimedia, such as TV broadcasts and online games, with speeds of up to 20 times that of 3G networks. Speaking at the 6th 3G India 2010 conference, organised by Bharat Exhibitions, Gupta said, 3G it will drive the next round of sustainable growth for the Indian market through convergence of entertainment, infotainment and voice communications into a single device. "The key drivers of 3G growth in India …

As innovators grow, chorus of scepticism grows

Technological advances in mobile devices and the increasing presence of the Internet have transformed the business of innovation.Instead of operating within the existing social-political framework using the same incentives and elements that are not producing results, there are people who are asking questions that promise to alter the system and enable large numbers of citizens to participate in — and drive — social change.While social innovators grow in leaps and bounds, voices are emerging to question the efficacy of the prevalent models.www.Aarogya.com is the case in point. The comprehensive health portal is a web-based initiative that offers video-testimonials, counsellors and relevant information in the audio-visual format and has a database of 64,000 doctors.The portal facilitates job fairs and matrimonial services for people with cancer and AIDS, and profits when pharmaceutical companies advertise on it. “Every health service seeker needs a health service provider, and we create…

Wikipedia to open India office soon

Wikipedia, the world’s free online encyclopaedia, will shortly be launching an India office — probably in Mumbai — besides setting up an India chapter of the Wiki Foundation.Wikipedia is one of most visited sites after Google with about 375 million visitors a month.“We will be launching the Wiki Foundation’s India Chapter in Bangalore shortly and an India office of Wikipedia by early 2011,” Wikimedia Foundation Chief Global Development Officer Barry Newstead told PTI.On whether opening an India office involves setting up a server here, he said, “Our servers are based in the U.S. only, and India will have a caching centre to make the site faster.”“We have already registered the India Chapter under the Karnataka Charitable Societies’ Act and soon we will be launching this actively,” Newstead said further.On the location of the proposed office, he said, it could be either in Mumbai, New Delhi or in Bangalore as it is yet to be finalised.Newstead, who left his plum job with the Boston Con…