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Support open tech standards, suggests TI to India

Posted: 19 Jul 2006     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:open technology  Texas Instruments  Gilles Delfassy  RGSM  DVB-H 

During a press meeting hosted by Dayanidhi Maran, the minister of communications and IT for India, Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) outlined how continued support of open technology standards will enable India to reach its goal of 50 crore (500 million) mobile phone subscribers by 2010. Gilles Delfassy, TI's senior vice president of its wireless terminals business unit, also announced that TI is increasing its wireless design with a new R&D centre in Chennai.

According to TI, the two open technologies that offer promise to India are GSM and DVB-H. "Open standards such as GSM and DVB-H technologies for mobile phones will provide the market with greater choice, better value and more opportunities for innovation," said Delfassy. "Based on our 17-year experience in the wireless industry, we believe the best way to enable growth is through open standards."

According to market analyst iSuppli, GSM is the predominant technology in India. This year, the GSM growth rate in India is outpacing all other competing technologies.

DVB-H technology is an open industry standard used to deploy mobile TV services. According to TI, over 100 companies are developing or deploying services, components and devices based on DVB-H, and more than 30 crore (300 million) users have access to DVB-H.

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