Kalam for use of mobile tech for dissemination of information

Wednesday, 30 March 2011, 20:42 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Kalam for use of mobile tech for dissemination of information
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 , here today.

"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 an 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.
Source: PTI
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