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Learn English on your 3G Mobile Phone

By Himansh Dhomse, DNA-Daily News & Analysis

Delhi-based telecommunication value-added services providing company, One97 Communications is working on a product of interactive teaching of English language on mobile phone. “Through 3G, we would able to offer interactive English learning at Re1 per day and one can learn as much he wants. Once 3G services are launched by private companies, which is expected by end of December 2010, we will be ready with lots of cheaper applications and services offered under the new technology,” said Vijay Sharma, founder and CMD of One97 Communications(http://www.one97world.com).

Despite telcos shelling out huge sums for buying spectrum, 3G services are likely to be much cheaper than expected, keeping its demand in mind.english one 97 communication

He said that there are lots of services which will be offered at Rs30 per month, i.e. costing Re1 a day. “We are also targeting youth of the country. For this, we are working on certain services which will fulfill their requirement with 3G technology,’ said Sharma. He said, “Despite paying crores of rupees after 3G spectrum, companies will have to offer its services at a low price, thanks to the competition and rising demand of the new technology,” said Sharma.

At present, telecom companies and value-added service providing companies are working under the new technology. “Private telecom players are preparing to start the service and simultaneously, we are also upgrading our equipments which will support 3G technology. Looking at the present situation, 3G by private companies is not expected to kick off before the end of December 2010,” said Sharma.

After auction of spectrum, in Gujarat, according to report of Department of Telecom, government of India, each operator – Tata, Vodafone and Idea – have won the spectrum at Rs1,076.60 crore. Meanwhile, the state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, which has already been issued spectrum, had also paid the equal amount. The four telecom players have together paid Rs4,306.40 crore for 3G spectrum in Gujarat.

One of the winners of the 3G spectrum in Gujarat informed that private companies will start launching services by December. “We, ourselves are learning about the new technology, simultaneously. We may first start the service in cities and later across the state,” said a senior official of a leading telecom company.


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