Say Goodbye to Land Line Based Broadband - The New Indian Express

Say Goodbye to Land Line Based Broadband

Published: 20th May 2014 09:51 AM

Last Updated: 20th May 2014 09:55 AM

CHENNAI: The future of broadband communication lies in mobile technologies, declared BSNL regional boss Mohammad Ashraf Khan on Saturday.

He was speaking at the 46th World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2014 conference held at the new BSNL office complex on Greams Road. The  conference was organised by the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers.

“People from urban and rural areas use the Internet to access information now. With mobile communications being the favoured means of this access, it is in mobile broadband technology that the future lies,” said Khan. He pointed out that landline-based broadband communication was destined to become obsolete and the logistical problems that had always plagued underground lines would be a thing of the past.

 “People have always said that when we lay lines, some other department comes along and digs them up. We have to lay them again. With mobile communications, we will not face difficulties like this,” he said.

Everything that is now ‘e’ will be transformed to ‘me’ in the near future. “e-governance, e-education, e-management and so on will all become me-governance, me-education and me-management, where the ‘m’ stands for mobile. Mobile broadband communications are the future,” he said.

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