Will Indian Regulators Encourage Entrepreneurs like Wireless Gate in Japan ?

Wireless Gate Mobile InternetWireless Gate Japan is run by Ikeada, a former NTT DoCoMo wireless engineer who envisaged exploding data usage and established the company in 2004. Wireless Gate (WG) employs only 11 staff but sees this as plenty, despite 30% annual subscriber growth. Wireless Gate has 380,000 customers and remains confident growth will remain sustainable as consumer data needs, much like memory, tend to remain sticky to the downside.

Spectrum and Infrastructure of Wireless Gate [WG]
WG leases lines from carriers and resells to its own customers. The contracts with the carriers are billed on a ‘usage’ basis. WG sees no benefit being in the infrastructure game as it (more…)

Reliance NetConnect / Tata DoCoMo E-VDO Dongle Business Saturating

Reliance NetConnect Wireless BroadbandIdea Cellular Executives who discussed 3G Data Uptake in India are of the view that the Dongle or Data-card business (dominated by CDMA EV-DO operators: RCOM, Tata, MTS) may face growth-constraints over the medium-term due to the following factors,

  1. Slowdown in laptop and Desktop PC sales
  2. Growth in Tablets and Phablets [Mobile Smartphones with 5-to-6inch screen]
  3. Growing tendency to use 3G-activated smartphones as personal Wi-Fi hotspots and
  4. Narrowing of the price-performance and network coverage gap (more…)

Hotspot 2.0 – Threat of ubiquitous Wifi for Telcos

Hostpost 2.0 WiFi CoverageResearch estimates that only 17-18% of wireless data is actually consumed while in transit. The majority of data is consumed at home, office or semi-stationary locales like restaurants, cafes, parks etc.

Smartphones and tablets are generally capable of accessing both networks – cellular and WiFi. With the proliferation of smartphones, the WiFi industry is developing a new network standard (Hotspot 2.0), which would alleviate much of the log-in and authentication (more…)

Idea Wi-Fi Plans for SmartPhones / Tablets

India’s Third Largest Wireless Operator has just a while ago Launched Wi-Fi Broadband Services in 5 Cities – Ahmadabad, Vizag, Pune, Cochin and Hyderabad. Idea has introduced a Wi-Fi Broadband Plan for SmartPhone and Tablet Devices as under

Plan Charges Rs 550
Bundled Data – 3 GB upto 2 Mbps Speed
Validity – 90 Days

Idea Wi-Fi Broadband Plans – Pre-Paid

Idea Cellular has just a while ago launched WiFi based broadband services in Ahmadabad, Hyderabad, Cochin, Vizag and Pune.

Idea WiFi Data Speed- Upto 2 Mbps until you exhaust the Bundled Data. After that Speed Drops to 256 Kbps for the rest of the billing cycle.

Idea WiFi Pre-Paid Broadband Plans – All Plans Valid for 90 Days for Ahmedabad, Cochin, Pune and Vizag

  • Plan QCAP1499 Costs Rs 1499 and comes with Data Download of 15 GB
  • Plan QCAP2499 Costs Rs 2499 and comes with Data Download of 40 GB
  • Plan QCAP3499 Costs Rs 3499 and comes with Data Download of 80 GB

Idea WiFi Six months Validity Pre- Paid Plans

  • Plan HCAP2999 Costs Rs 2999 and comes with Data Download of 30 GB
  • Plan HCAP4999 Costs Rs 4999 and comes with Data Download of 80 GB

Installation Charges – Rs 500 + Taxes as you will get a WiFi Router.

Idea WiFi Pre-Paid Broadband Plans – All Plans Valid for 90 Days for Hyderabad

  • Plan QCAP1499 Costs Rs 1499 and comes with Data Download of 35 GB
  • Plan QCAP2499 Costs Rs 2499 and comes with Data Download of 75 GB
  • Plan QCAP3499 Costs Rs 1499 and comes with Data Download of 125 GB

Idea WiFi Six months Validity Pre- Paid Plans for Hyderabad Only

  • Plan HCAP2999 Costs Rs 2999 and comes with Data Download of 70 GB
  • Plan HCAP4999 Costs Rs 4999 and comes with Data Download of 150 GB

Idea Wi-Fi Broadband Plans – PostPaid

Idea WiFi customer you get the flexibility to choose from postpaid or prepaid broadband plans. Enjoy unlimited usage with postpaid plans or flexibility to use data as and when required with long validity prepaid plans.

Enjoy unlimited usage with every plan and Speed Upto 2 Mbps download speed for bundled data. After Bundled Usage, Speed will Drop to 256 Kbps for the rest of the Billing Cycle.

Idea WiFi PostPaid Broadband Plans for Ahmedabad, Cochin, Pune and Vizag

  • Plan MUL599   Costs Rs 599 and comes with Data Download of  10 GB
  • Plan MUL799   Costs Rs 799 and comes with Data Download of  20 GB
  • Plan MUL999   Costs Rs 999 and comes with Data Download of  30 GB
  • Plan MUL1299   Costs Rs 1299 and comes with Data Download of  50 GB

Idea WiFi Six months Validity Post- Paid Plans

  • Plan HUL3599   Costs Rs 3599 and comes with Data Download of  60 GB
  • Plan HUL4799   Costs Rs 4799 and comes with Data Download of  120 GB

Idea Wi-Fi Installation Charges – Rs 500 + taxes

Idea WiFi PostPaid Broadband Plans for Hyderabad Only

  • Plan HYDMUL499 Costs Rs 499 and comes with Data Download of 20 GB
  • Plan HYDMUL649 Costs Rs 649 and comes with Data Download of 30 GB
  • Plan HYDMUL799 Costs Rs 799 and comes with Data Download of 40 GB

Idea WiFi Six months Validity Post- Paid Plans For Hyderabad Only

  • Plan HYDHUL2999 Costs Rs 2999 and comes with Data Download of 120 GB
  • Plan HYDHUL3899 Costs Rs 3899 and comes with Data Download of 180 GB

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