Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) today expands its 3G coverage in the state of Tamilnadu by launching much awaited 3G mobile services in the business city Coimbatore, tourist hot spot Ooty, and Coonoor, which comes under Tamil Nadu telecom circle with lowest Video and Voice tariff plans.
The BSNL’s 3G mobile service includes Video calling, High Speed Internet connectivity up to 3.1 mbps, Multimedia services such as sharing of digital photos and movies via wireless means including Live TV, Videos and Music downloads, Real-time multilayer gaming.It will also allow the users to install fring or skype on the Mobile Phone and make Free voice plus video calls to other mobiles having Fring or Skype anywhere in the world.
According to the BSNL “The total capacity addition planned under Phase I is 23 lakh lines, of which 19 lakh is for 2G EDGE services and four lakh lines for 3G. The total expenditure involved is approximately Rs 1000 crore including Rs 130 crore for 3G.With In the first phase, the BSNL Tamil Nadu circle is set to have 3, 262 all new cell sites (Mobile Towers) in addition to the 3, 124 sites already present. 1, 119 sites out of these will be for 3G services and 2, 143 for 2.5G services.
Recenlty BSNL wrapped more than 300 cities with its 3G mobile and Broadband Data service Network in various telcom circles and enrolled more than 7.50 Lakh 3G subscribers.Now the operator also geared up covering all the district headquarters and major towns across India. BSNL is the only service provider to procure the license to operate 3G services in India except Mumbai and Delhi region.
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Off-shoring Common Sense2004-04-02 14:44:28 by GoneWithTheWorld
An article called Off-shoring Common Sense by Alan Tonelson caught pro-offshorers in an embarrassing situation that illustrates how deep the problem has grown. Excerpt:
Desperate to convince readers that sending [service] jobs to India "isnt just taking American jobs, its also making them," Friedman uncritically cites an Indian businessmans observation that many of the products used by his call center company are American: Compaq computers, Microsoft software, Lucent phones, Carrier air conditioners, Coca Cola-brand bottled water
O'Bagy, where art thou?: Can a 26-year-old be a Syria 'expert'? — Daily Caller
But I can't help thinking we have gotten away from honoring the wisdom that comes with age and experience (traveling to Syria multiple times and reading books are not an adequate substitute).