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Quick Snap Videos from Mobile World Congress 2013
Quick Snap Videos from Mobile World Congress 2013

This year Theme for MCW 2013 is New Mobile Horizons Starting with NFC i am adding few interesting Must watch vodes from MWC 2013 below. Near Field Communication (NFC) technology has been around for a while but has never really taken off. However at Mobile World Congress 2013 you can use NFC as your entry pass. Ben Rooney takes a closer look at the technology in action.

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Quick Videos from Mobile World Congress 2011
Quick Videos from Mobile World Congress 2011

Analysts Talk Mobile World Congress 2011 As the tech world's attention turns toward Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain from Feb. 14-17, the annual "who's who" in the mobile phone industry is about to take deeper dive into ... the world of computing. Intel Free Press met up with tech analysts Mario Morales from IDC and John Jackson from CCS Insight to get their thoughts prior to the event.

Gemalto worked with Facebook to put the core features of the leading social network on a SIM card. This means that anyone, with any GSM compliant phone (so more or less everyone) can access Facebook. This was launched at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona

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CeBIT 2010: Silent Sound Technology - Endless Possibilities
CeBIT 2010: Silent Sound Technology - Endless Possibilities


In the 2010 CeBIT's "future park", a concept "Silent Sound" Technology demonstrated which aims to notice every movement of the lips and transform them into sounds, which could help people who lose voices to speak, and allow people to make silent calls without bothering others.

The device, developed by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, uses electromyography, monitoring tiny muscular movements that occur when we speak and converting them into electrical pulses that can then be turned into speech, without a sound uttered.

The technology opens up a host of applications, from helping people who have lost their voice due to illness or accident to telling a trusted friend your PIN number over the phone without anyone eavesdropping -- assuming no lip-readers are around.

The technology can also turn you into an instant polyglot. Because the electrical pulses are universal, they can be immediately transformed into the language of the user's choice.

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VOLGA DEMYSTIFIED
VOLGA DEMYSTIFIED


WHAT IS VOLGA ?

VoLGA is a technology approach for mobile operators to deliver voice and SMS over LTE.Mobile operators evaluating Long Term Evolution (LTE), the next-generation, all-IP mobile access network, realize they must support voice and SMS services from the beginning. So The VoLGA Forum was initiated to specify and promote an approach for extending traditional GSM and UMTS circuit-switched services over LTE access networks.

WHY VOLGA ?

There are few disadvantage with the current working specification of LTE network in the approach to support voice and SMS. The problem with IMS-based VoLTE is that:

(1) The specifications have not been completed. There is no agreed approach.

(2) IMS is an all IP technology, and there is no circuit switched connection. Mobile operators on the other hand have circuit switched networks. So the proposed method is to use CSFB to support  SMS and circuit related service.CS Fallback (CSFB) was defined in 3GPP as an interim step to overcoming the voice over LTE problem.

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Still with CDMA and GSM?
Still with CDMA and GSM?

The world is moving towards TD-SCDMA Mobile technology

TD-SCDMA is based on spread spectrum technology, which uses Time-division duplexing, in contrast to the FDD (Frequency division Duplexing) scheme used by WCDMA. By dynamically adjusting the number of timeslots used for downlink and uplink, the system can more easily accommodate asymmetric traffic with different data rate requirements on downlink and uplink than FDD schemes. Since it does not require paired spectrum for downlink and uplink, spectrum allocation flexibility is also increased. 

TD-SCDMA is the Chinese contribution to the ITU's IMT-2000 specification for third generation (3G) wireless mobile services. TD-SCDMA (3G) mobile technology has enormous potential in the largest mobile market in the world, with sales of over five million handsets a month. China has no wish to be dependent on Western technology, and this has led to investment in the new standard.

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Building a Telecom Data center
Building a Telecom Data center
The room or the facility housing the critical telecommunication system servers/switches along with associated equipments is called a telecom data center. The telecom data center being critical to the organization’s operation has special provisions for its environment, power supply system, data communications connections and high security.   The era of dot.com bubble brought the boom in data centers. The Internet presence, a must for the companies, required fast Internet connectivity and reliable 24/7 operations. This was a very expensive proposition for smaller companies with limited resources. To overcome the imitation faced by small companies, companies built large scale facilities called Internet data centers, which had large number of servers & equipment and the part of facilities were given on hire to whosoever required Internet presence. The evolution of this new business of data center brought about some new innovations in design, construction & management of these large scale data center facilities. Read more
Top Telecom tower installation companies in India
Top Telecom tower installation companies in India

Telecom towers are the integral part of the telecom network infrastructure. In fact they are the most expensive to build and the valuations are heavy. The business has outgrown itself that most of the companies have hived off the tower business as its own entity.

 

Tower business is making news lately for the explosive growth and exponential investments involved. It requires a lot of investment to survive and the smaller companies are finding it difficult. There has been some consolidation which has happened already.

Indus Towers a joint venture of Vodafone, Bharti Airtel and IDEA is formed.

Indus Towers = Ortus Infratel Holding (Vodafone - 42%) + Bhart Airtel (42%) + IDEA (16%)

American Tower Corp has acquired Xcel Telecom towers for 700 crores.

Quippo Telecom has acquired Spice Telecom’s tower business and Tata Teleservices WITIL is merged into it.

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India becomes 2nd largest mobile market in the world
India becomes 2nd largest mobile market in the world

India has become the 2nd largest mobile wireless network in the world. India has overtaken US and stands after China in the global market. The scenario was quite different before. Around ten years back India was not even one tenth of the world’s market leader of that time. For years US has ruled the market as a leader. It was just three years back that China has overtaken the USA and proved itself as the world’s largest leader in the mobile network market. Few months back India reached a level where it became the world’s second largest mobile market. The rate of such growth is also remarkable at a percentage of 30 yearly. The rate of growth at present is far higher than that of China.
 

During the month of February around a sum total of 8.49 million telecom connections were added. This is in comparison to January 2008 when the amount was calculated as 8.74 millions. GSM, WLL and CDMA are the main subscribers. At the end of March 2008 the total subscribers for the wireless network measured to 261.09 million. Market analysis showed an addition of total 10.16 million subscribers to the wireless medium during March, whereas, the data showed 853 million during February 2008.   The total amount of connectivity showed 300.51 million and the total density amounts to 26.2 percent. By the completion of the year 2010 the government has targeted to achieve a numerical of 500 million users in the telecommunications market.   The US market shows 256 million users at the current situations and each month the market research shows an addition of two to three million users. China on the other hand shows six to seven million subscribers in each month of the year. India is hence on the stronger side of the market showing a summation of eight to nine million new subscribers each month.   The IT and Communication minister, Mr. A. Raja is of the opinion that during recent years one of the most remarkable growths in the mobile network is faced by India. The opportunities and market in India is vast and varied. The year 1995 saw the first introduction of mobile services in India. He says India has topped the charts globally in regards to the addition of mobile service subscribers. Mr. A. Raja also states that although India has become the second largest in the mobile market in the world yet, nearly 70 % of the citizens in India are left to experience the advantages of such a success. Read more
Penetration of mobile market in Middle East by 2011
Penetration of mobile market in Middle East by 2011

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Building a Telecom Data center
Building a Telecom Data center   1.    Building a data center ?
The room or the facility housing the critical telecommunication system servers/switches along with associated equipments is called a telecom data center. The telecom data center being critical to the organization’s operation has special provisions for its environment, power supply system, data communications connections and high security.   The era of dot.com bubble brought the boom in data centers. The Internet presence, a must for the companies, required fast Internet connectivity and reliable 24/7 operations. This was a very expensive proposition for smaller companies with limited resources. To overcome the imitation faced by small companies, companies built large scale facilities called Internet data centers, which had large number of servers & equipment and the part of facilities were given on hire to whosoever required Internet presence. The evolution of this new business of data center brought about some new innovations in design, construction & management of these large scale data center facilities. Read more