MTNL, Dell join hands to offer 3G wireless Internet on laptops
Mumbai: Telecom operator MTNL has tied up
with Dell to offer 3G wireless Internet connectivity to users
of laptops and netbooks manufactured by the PC maker.
The service, which will be made available in Mumbai and
Delhi shortly, is available only on select range of Dell
laptops and netbooks, a press release said.
"By making the Internet easier to access and easier to
afford, this partnership will fast-track the growth of India's
online population while opening up new business frontiers in
content development and e-commerce," MTNL Chairman and
Managing Director R S P Sinha said in the release.
The move is an intention to tap into the fast growing
'always-on-the-move, always connected' population through this
The solution includes an embedded 3G Ericsson module with
GPS and MTNL SIM on Dells select range of laptops and netbooks
to give greater stability and data speeds. It also has a 3G
pre-paid mobile broadband data package with national roaming
facility from MTNL that eliminates the need for additional USB
modem to connect to the web.
The data connection supports interactive services
including high-speed Internet access with a download speed of
up to 3.6 Mbps.
It has a start-up price of Rs 30,000 and would initially
be offered on Dell's Inspiron Mini 10 netbook.