Tata Tele unveils ‘Digital Mumbai’ vision

By : |March 18, 2009 0

MUMBAI, INDIA: Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Ltd. (TTML) unveiled its vision for Digital Mumbai that included offering of broadband services, both wirelines and wireless media anytime, anywhere in Mumbai.

According to TTML’s managing director, Dr. Mukund Rajan, the vision of Digital Mumbai is on the same lines of Digital Cities such as Singapore 2015 and the King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia, which are underpinned by high speed Internet connectivity to each individual home.

“With Mumbai witnessing substantial overhaul of its physical infrastructure and commercial growth, it needs world-class digital infrastructure to keep pace with world. And Tatas have invested over Rs. 1750 crore in creating world-class digital communication infrastructure in Mumbai,” said Dr. Rajan.

On this occasion, TTML announced the launch of Photon+, the new express wireless broadband service. The service will be accessible via both USB modems and routers.

It claims to be 20 times faster than existing mobile wireless technology and is offered on Tata Indicom network, which has been rated the best wireless network in a survey commissioned by TRAI.

The broadband service has data download speed up to 3.1 Mbps and uplink speed of 1.8 Mbps to support commercial and consumer needs. It’s the enhanced version of the data cards based on Plug2surf USB device priced at Rs. 3500 and has minimum tariff of Rs. 299 per month.

For ultra high speed broadband requirements, TTML introduced Power Launcher series of products that offers ultra high speed of up to 100 Mbps. These products are offered over Ethernet on Tata Indicom wireline network in Mumbai.

The product is priced at Rs. 10,500 per month for consumers and students can avail a 10 per cent discount on it. It will be available in a phase wise manner across the city.

For the Internet broadband services, TTML has closed worked with Qualcomm, which has provided technological support. “We provided next generation technologies to support the broadband services over the CDMA network,” said Kanwalinder Singh, president of Qualcomm India & South Asia.

Also, TTML announced the launch of its five-city Cisco Telepresence rollout across Maharashtra and Goa. Under this, telepresence rooms will be available at five locations in Mumbai.

“Cisco TelePresence is transforming the communications universe, giving people the power to collaborate in ways that didn’t exist a few year ago. It has changed the way people work and live and offers a real life size experience,” said Naresh Wadhwa, president and country manager for Cisco India& SAARC.

TTML has over 500 base stations and last year it overhauled its CDMA1x network with using equipments of Huawei.

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