[CentOS] OT: wifi, phone, power in India and Malaysia

Tue May 24 22:37:27 UTC 2011
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

On 05/24/2011 07:07 PM, Richard Mollel wrote:
>> And also, the 3g auction went through in India a few months
>> back. I
>> would be very surprised if you had 3g anywhere at the
>> moment
> I thought Africa (East to be specific) was supposedly backwards technologically, I do get 3G there...and Indian was supposed to be forefront as far as tech is concerned. Anyways, I would imagine GSM would be available in the remotest of areas in India as it is now in most parts of E.Africa, No?
> Intention was to highlight the need for a GSM modem, not actual availability of it.
> Please respond to the original poster if you have further info on availability.

3G is very different to just bog-standard gsm, the data carrier on gsm 
gen 1 is just under 9600bps ( try loading the google homepage on that, 
with the 'instant' feature on ). gprs and gen2 gets a bit better -  2.5 
( or EDGE ) is somewhat available in some parts of the world, 3G or 3.5G 
in much smaller numbers. Even here in the UK 3G and 3.5G coverage leaves 
much to be desired once you step out of the large cities.

- KB