J. S. Sarma, the Chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) addressed the First Global Conference on TD-LTE organized by TelecomTiger at New Delhi in March, 2011. Following are excerpts from his speech:
On broadband revolution in India vis--vis developed countries
The latest Time magazine talks about death of depth by 2045. There is an interesting chart which shows how by 2020 there will be artificial intelligence such that entire brain can be mapped. It can be virtually replicated. Actually it is already there in the field. By 2045, the kind of processing capacity what would be created will be more than a billion human brains.
If we compare it with the developments in India, the kind of revolution that is taking place here is small r if theirs is Capital R.
3G is pass. What the LTE offers at 100 Mbps sounds fantastic. This has been proved on the ground.
We need to come quickly to LTE, if we have to retain our advantage we need to reach LTE levels in the country very quickly. We are getting into a system where people are not bothered about technology. People are bothered about results. Voice over LTE is an issue that is engaging peoples attention. This issue will be resolved by the end of this year