Thursday, October 14, 2004

India's throttling its broadband, says Intel CTO

Technicalities and business considerations apart, I like the pitch that a person as "high" as Intel's CTO is making to Indian authorities. Let's wait and watch how it turns around.

Don't strangle your broadband future. That's the message Intel CTO Pat Gelsinger sought to convey, saying that lack of proper allocation of spectrum for wireless broadband through WiMax technology might just kill it.

Gelsinger, in India for IDF (Intel Developer Forum), met senior government officials and tried to impress upon them that WiMax was the best bet the country had for spreading broadband connectivity throughout the country, especially in rural India and a proper spectrum allocation was a must for it to take off.

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