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Tech issues in India - PC, electricity

nabadip - Tue, 05 Jul 2005 17:46:59 +0530
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) will recommend that next generation technology be allowed in the National Telecom Policy 2005 to enable operators to offer a bouquet of services in one network, also known as Internet protocol-based network.


“Initially, the operators did not go to rural markets and focused only on the urban markets. The reason was establishment of an easy and robust network at lower cost. The new technology can do the same trick for the rural market,” said Baijal.
Madhava - Tue, 05 Jul 2005 18:49:16 +0530
The internet access was already reasonable. CDMA wireless access via cell phone at a peak speed of 10KB/s (theoretical 144kbps = 18KB/s, fluctuating anywhere between 3KB/s to 8KB/s most of the time).

However they need to get electricity working first. They can pull in T3 lines for all I care, but if the village transformer - and the uplink tower - is down for two weeks at a stretch and if you get sometimes 150 volts and at other times 50, pretty much all you can do with that fancy cable is to tie up your buffalo.
nabadip - Sat, 06 Aug 2005 01:27:57 +0530
However they need to get electricity working first.

U.P. power situation critical

LUCKNOW: The power situation in Uttar Pradesh has deteriorated further with generation dipping to a new low and Northern Grid becoming ``very vulnerable'', triggering alarms in a State of 175 million people.

The power demand in the State has almost peaked in the excess of 7000 MW. But generation at the same time has touched a new low of about 1600 MW. The situation has resulted in a major power scarcity, with most parts of the State getting power supply of about eight hours a day -- a dismal scenario by all means.

Admitting that the huge gap between power demand and supply being almost `unbridgeable', the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) sources said on Thursday morning that the situation was virtually out of control with no improvement in the sight in immediate future.