Sign up for Equitymaster's free daily newsletter, The 5 Minute WrapUp and get access to our latest Multibagger guide (2017 Edition) on picking money-making stocks.

This is an entirely free service. No payments are to be made.

Download Now Subscribe to our free daily e-letter, The 5 Minute WrapUp and get this complimentary report.
We hate spam as much as you do. Check out our Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.
3G: A logical evolution - Views on News from Equitymaster
  • E-MAIL
  • A  A  A
  • Dec 28, 2000

    3G: A logical evolution

    Seventies saw the birth of cellular phones of the first generation (1G). These were the analog mobile phones known as AMPS (Advanced Analog Phones System). 1G phones lasted thorough most of the 80s.

    The 1990s saw cellulars go digital. It was due to 2G technologies, which resulted in improved bandwidth and introduction of multimedia. Much of this technology is still in use. The present stage of mobile wireless communications can be termed as 2.5 G. So what does 3G have in store?

    The offerings
    Enhanced multimedia
    Usability on all popular modes like cellular telephone,
    e-mail, paging, fax, videoconferencing, and web browsing
    Broad bandwidth and high speed

    A 3G phone will be multifunctional and will work as a telephone, computer, television, newspaper, library, diary and may be even a credit card in contrast to the first and early second generation phones, which provide only voice services. Of course, the demand is consumer driven from those who wanted access to the Internet irrespective of their location.

    One of the gainers will be the Indian software Industry that will provide the software solutions for 3G. Already, Hughes has entered into the area. SAS is another company (Silicon automation systems) that is interested.

    According to NASSCOM, in 1998 telecommunications software exports (excluding MNC captive outputs) were worth Rs 13 bn (US $275 m), or 10% of India's total software exports. By 2002, this figure is expected to touch Rs 140 bn (US $ 3 bn), 25% of the total.

    Recognising the potential the Indian software industry is taking a lot of interest in this area. The latest to join the communications software arena is Infosys. The predominant players in the past have been Motorola India Electronics, Mahindra-British Telecom, Hughes Software Systems, Cisco, Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro.

    Telecommunication software is going to keep the cash registers of Indian companies ringing for some time to come.

    What will separate the men from the boys in the telecommunications software industry will be the ability to develop technologies that are usable at the ground level and not some scientific fantasy. There is also another concern, that of usability. Researchers, engineers, and marketers are faced with the challenge of accurately predicting how much technology consumers will actually be willing to pay for and more importantly what is the user experience with the technology. We have seen how things have gone with WAP (Wireless application protocol). It initially had a lot of promise but high costs and unsatisfactory user experience did create a set of disgruntled customers.



    Equitymaster requests your view! Post a comment on "3G: A logical evolution". Click here!


    More Views on News

    Tech Mahindra: Our Revised View (Quarterly Results Update - Detailed)

    Aug 2, 2017

    A better than expected turnaround in performance results in a change in view.

    Wipro: A Decent Start to the Year (Quarterly Results Update - Detailed)

    Jul 27, 2017

    Digital services drive growth for Wipro in 1QFY18.

    Infosys: A Decent Start to FY18 (Quarterly Results Update - Detailed)

    Jul 14, 2017

    Infosys starts FY18 on an encouraging note with a stable performance.

    Ankit Shah's First Five Insider Recommendations (The 5 Minute Wrapup)

    Aug 5, 2017

    How to get exclusive insider recommendations from Ankit Shah.

    TCS: Currency Volatility Plays Spoilsport (Quarterly Results Update - Detailed)

    Jul 14, 2017

    TCS starts FY18 decently despite an adverse currency impact.

    More Views on News

    Most Popular

    Demonetisation Barely Made Any Difference to Tax Collections(Vivek Kaul's Diary)

    Aug 7, 2017

    The data tells us quite a different story from the one the government is trying to project.

    A 'Backdoor' to Multibaggers: It's Like Investing in Asian Paints Ten Years Ago(The 5 Minute Wrapup)

    Aug 10, 2017

    Don't miss these proxy bets on growing companies or in a few years you will be looking back with regret.

    Should You Invest In Bharat-22 ETF? Know Here...(Outside View)

    Aug 8, 2017

    Bharat-22 is one of the most diverse ETFs offered so far by the Government. Know here if you should invest...

    Signs of Life in the India VIX(Daily Profit Hunter)

    Aug 12, 2017

    The India VIX is up 36% in the last week. Fear has gone up but is still low by historical standards.

    7 Financial Gifts For Your Sister This Raksha Bandhan(Outside View)

    Aug 7, 2017

    Raksha Bandhan signifies the brother-sister bond. Here are 7 thoughtful financial gifts for sisters...

    Copyright © Equitymaster Agora Research Private Limited. All rights reserved.
    Any act of copying, reproducing or distributing this newsletter whether wholly or in part, for any purpose without the permission of Equitymaster is strictly prohibited and shall be deemed to be copyright infringement.

    LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Equitymaster Agora Research Private Limited (hereinafter referred as 'Equitymaster') is an independent equity research Company. Equitymaster is not an Investment Adviser. Information herein should be regarded as a resource only and should be used at one's own risk. This is not an offer to sell or solicitation to buy any securities and Equitymaster will not be liable for any losses incurred or investment(s) made or decisions taken/or not taken based on the information provided herein. Information contained herein does not constitute investment advice or a personal recommendation or take into account the particular investment objectives, financial situations, or needs of individual subscribers. Before acting on any recommendation, subscribers should consider whether it is suitable for their particular circumstances and, if necessary, seek an independent professional advice. This is not directed for access or use by anyone in a country, especially, USA or Canada, where such use or access is unlawful or which may subject Equitymaster or its affiliates to any registration or licensing requirement. All content and information is provided on an 'As Is' basis by Equitymaster. Information herein is believed to be reliable but Equitymaster does not warrant its completeness or accuracy and expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied. Equitymaster may hold shares in the company/ies discussed herein. As a condition to accessing Equitymaster content and website, you agree to our Terms and Conditions of Use, available here. The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.

    SEBI (Research Analysts) Regulations 2014, Registration No. INH000000537.

    Equitymaster Agora Research Private Limited. 103, Regent Chambers, Above Status Restaurant, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400 021. India.
    Telephone: +91-22-61434055. Fax: +91-22-22028550. Email: info@equitymaster.com. Website: www.equitymaster.com. CIN:U74999MH2007PTC175407

    Become A Smarter Investor In
    Just 5 Minutes

    Multibagger Stocks Guide 2017
    Get our special report, Multibagger Stocks Guide (2017 Edition) Now!
    We will never sell or rent your email id.
    Please read our Terms

    S&P BSE IT

    Aug 18, 2017 10:46 AM