Future without wires

Posted on November 6, 2007  /  2 Comments

Chennai, Nov 6. Perhaps not surprisingly, the messages from most of the speakers are the same at the Wireless World Research Forum, currently held here. Asian telecom markets are booming; (Where else you see one country adding 7 million new mobile customers per month?) this is the right time to take ICTs to rural and less privileges sections of the society; affordability too, not just technology is a key issue, and wireless, not wired  is perhaps the sure solution that can make the transformation. More or less, that is the bottom-line emerging.

Midas Communication Technologies CTO Rene Abraham’s presentation “Wireless DSL for Rural India – Challenges and Requirements” today highlighted some of these issues. The photo shows one of the solutions developed by Midas to open broadband to the rural areas at affordable levels. This switch and antenna combination is capable of providing 512 k wireless broadband links within a circle of 8 km radius.


  1. Sir

    this is ramu from balaji broadband & wireless Networks , hyderabad. At present i am providing wireless internet at rural areas. can u send me the product details and prices for those prodects,

    Thanking you

    P Ramu

  2. Hi

    The technology which doesnt work on basic networked principle doesnt survie in competitive market where telecom as a whole is headed. there is a need for low cost but HIGH VALUE (Unfortunately both vendor and operator never look over Value) solutions for rural and upcountry market. Irrespective of past work and regulator slapped levy on operator we still dont see any significant mile covered when it comes to rural telephoney.

    Its baseless that rural population doesnt want to spend money on telecom but its unfortunate that telecom world provides them only a box i.e. handset having no localized content and no agri-application to use other than an opportunity to make voice call and that can be made by public booth so why should a common rural man who is definitely intelligent should go to become a subscriber.

    We cannot think of rural telephony without looking at real use and value addition to the community. Moreover it is not going to be cost effective to provide any service without having an unconventional approach towards solution that may not come till we think only on access media of one type. We need to think again in line of Uncle Sam (my favourite Sir Sam Pitroda) to provide access instead of imposing a box on each head.

    I am proud of Midas in taking all steps towards rural telephony.