Dell and MTNL have tied-up to offer MTNL’s 3G wireless internet service on Dell’s selected range of laptops and netbooks, in Mumbai and Delhi.
The solution includes an embedded 3G Ericsson module with GPS, and MTNL SIM on Dell’s select range of laptops and netbooks, plus a 3G pre-paid mobile broadband data package with national roaming facility from MTNL. This solution eliminates the need to use an additional USB modem (or dongle) to connect to the Web, and by having an embedded modem, customers will experience an ‘always-on’ experience with greater stability and data speeds on the network. This ‘power’ bundle starts from an estimated price point of Rs 30,000 and will be offered on Dell’s Inspiron Mini 10 netbook, with other models available soon.
“This partnership is in line with Dell’s objective to provide complete ‘computing on the go’ solution to its customers,” said Mahesh Bhalla, director and general manager, consumer sales, Dell India. “Digital nomads, road warriors and avid Web surfers will be able to connect to a mobile broadband network anytime, anywhere, from chatting with friends, to enjoying their favourite online videos and music.”
MTNL’s ‘always-on’ data connection supports interactive services including high-speed Internet access with download speeds up to 3.6Mbps.
Gowton Achaibar, president, Ericsson India and Sri Lanka, shared, “Ericsson is happy to partner with MTNL and DELL in bringing the first embedded HSPA broadband netbooks to India. These will provide superior, secure and convenient broadband experience to consumers for both mobile and fixed applications.”