Corporate Account/Boardroom | Oct 19, 2011 | 61969 views
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Oct 19, 2011
See 2 gaps I see in the strategy outlined.
1 - Coverage or Service penetration. From what I understand the frequency for BWA is in the 2.6 GHz band which is 3 times the freq predominantly used for mobile voice services. Higher the freq lower the penetration. Overlaying a BWA network using the same set of cell-sites will just not work. Will leave large gaps in areas covered. This is especially critical when most of services offered - browsing & video are expected to be consumed indoors. Airtel & Vodafone (and also some other GSM operators) have a small advantage here. They have been continually expanding their inbuilding solutions infrastructure over the last 7-8 years, primarily to prepare for 3G. Don't think Reliance & Tata have done that.
2 - Video services over mobile have never really taken off anywhere, even in bandwidth surplus networks. Especially peer-to-peer services such as video conferencing. Though, would love to see Reliance crack this.
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