Sunday, January 30, 2011

Reliance 3G Speed Test

Reliance Speed test in Barrackpore, Kolkata, West Bengal

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Reliance GSM vs Reliance Smart - Both are same!


 If you are confused about Reliance GSM and Reliance Smart GSM services, this map will help you.

Note that both are now under GSM services from Reliance Communications.

Though offerings are same on both, there is a difference in APN to access GPRS.

in R-GSM APN is 'rcomnet'
in Smart APN is 'smartnet'

Check where you are and choose your APN if you are using Reliance GPRS/3G Data services.

Reliance 2G GPRS Pack -

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

2010 & 2011's Bengali Films To Watch


Bangla cinema er market 2010 theke hotat tunge utheche ... besi kotha na bole 2010 er cinema gulo r ekta list kore dilam :
Mainstream movie gulo dhorlam na, sudhu jegulo ektu onyo rokom chilo seguloi list e thaklo ... kichu 2011 er cinema r naam o thaklo ....

The Japanese Wife 
Byomkesh Bakshi
Shukno Lanka
Moner Manush
Gorosthane Sabdhan
Arekti Premer Golpo

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

CDMA In India – Past, Present And Future

In midst of the controversy of 2G spectrum scam and excitement of 3G and MNP, India’s telecom watchdog TRAI released active user’s base of all telecom operators based upon Visitor Location Register (VLR).

This heats up the old arch rivalry between GSM and CDMA operators on spectrum issue. Though this study is not good enough to comment on, as TRAI did not specify any time period for VLR, but it shows Airtel, Vodafone and Idea has more than 75% active subscribers in their network compared to Reliance has 66% and Tata Teleservices (TTSL) has 45% – below than 70% of total active subscribers, based on September 2010 data

Following this, COAI – the lobby of GSM operators (mostly Airtel, Idea and Vodafone) hit back AUSPI (union of CDMA operators, face of TTSL and RCom) saying as they have more active customers and thus need of spectrum for them is logical and they do not hold extra spectrum as TTSL accused them. Note that existing policy gives a maximum of 15 MHz of airwaves per circle to GSM players; while the limit for CDMA players is 7.5 MHz.

Recently TDSAT rejects TTSL’s appeal for taking back extra airwaves from GSM players.CDMA had helped mobiles to reach masses of India via Reliance India Mobile, but now CDMA is not first choice of India, as it is said. But fact is it also could be GSM, if Mukhesh Ambani led Reliance Infocomm chose it.

CDMA got mass acceptance due to operator’s marketing strategy in a GSM-predominant market. At the same time CDMA gave them some advantages also like efficient spectrum use, greater coverage area, superior voice quality and security than GSM. Reliance Infocomm pioneered in pushing mobiles to masses, the whole thing turns better when lifetime prepaid validity comes, multi SIM handsets launched and new operators bring rock bottom tariff.