Ericsson of Sweden has announced the launch of the Gramjyoti Rural Broadband Project in India, which is designed to bring W-CDMA/HSPA mobile technologies to users in rural parts of the country. The trial project, launched last month, will showcase the benefits of mobile broadband applications in 18 villages and 15 towns close to Chennai, in the state of Tamil Nadu. The vendor is building a ‘stable ecosystem’ based on W-CDMA and HSPA technology to provide these communities with high speed internet access and a range of new services including: telemedicine; e-education; e-governance; online local information; voice and video call services; and live TV and entertainment. The Gramjyoti Project is reported to be supported by partners including Apollo Hospitals, Hand In Hand, Edurite, One97, CNN and Cartoon Network.
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