Kalam for use of mobile tech for dissemination of information

The internet community should concentrate on technologies that can provide people-centric information through mobile phones, using latest 3G/ 4G technologies, said former President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam.

Last Updated: Mar 30, 2011, 17:50 PM IST

Hyderabad: The internet community should
concentrate on technologies that can provide people-centric
information through mobile phones, using latest 3G/ 4G
technologies, said former President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam,
on Wednesday.

"The world community will look for, how a mobile device
can provide integrated solutions of 3G or 4G applications in
the mother-tongue(s). That means, a fisherman in the sea will
be in a position to get advance information about the
sea-wave conditions, and locations of abundant school of
fish...For a farmer, (information on) prices of agriculture
produce at various markets in the nation, and also the
demand...," Kalam said.

Sensors would be incorporated in mobile phones, and
patient`s family-members would be in a position to transmit
the data and get the doctor`s advice immediately, he said,
delivering key-note address at 20th International World Wide
Web Conference.

Kalam said even though the service may be available in a
limited way, the internet and "web 2.0 and 3.0 combination"
may enhance the services in native languages.

All money-transactions and micro-payments done through
mobile phones should be highly secured, and mobile device must
become personal authentication device also, he added.

"The future of the web is going to shift from connecting
the corporates to connecting the individuals in the rural
societies," Kalam said.

"This is an opportunity to link up demand for bandwidth
coming from villagers, and the supply coming from 3G and 4G
technologies. The web medium has to transform (itself) to meet
such challenges," the former president said.

PTI