Reliance 3G services launched in Guwahati with awesome speed

Recently, RelianceGSM has launched 3G services in Assam in two cities- Guwahati and Jorhat. I have got the chance to test the connection in the testing phase itself. The speeds here in Guwahati was capped at 256kbps during the initial launch and now the towers are supporting up to 16mbps downlink and 5.67mbps uplink. It gives good surfing experience with smooth YouTube videos in HD as well. State owned BSNL has launched 3G services back in 2009 but their speeds are supporting only up to 2mbps downlink in Assam(all cities where BSNL 3G service is available) and with very pathetic upload speeds  which hovers around 0.16mbps (160kbps). Recently Aircel has also launched 3G services and their maximum supported speeds are up to 3.6 mbps (7.2mbps in some exclusive plans only) for downlink and reasonable upload speeds. Below are two snapshots which shows the better 3G speeds provided by Reliance (unlike their voice services which suffers from regular call drops and congestion).

above snapshot shows the download speed in IDM.

Sanpshot2 shows the MDMA data counters with speed details supported by the tower serving my place.

I’m enjoying the speeds. Only downside is that reliance offers no unlimited plans and the available plans are pretty costly for heavy users like me. I’m waiting for some cheap and good speed plans from any operator. Airtel’s 3G signals have also gone live in some area but I think Airtel will take some more time to launch their (with obviously costly plans) 3G services.

Blogilo: An open source blog editor for Linux

Blogilo is an open source Blog editor for KDE which works much like Windows Live writer. So, folks don’t be afraid to move on to a linux machine just because you will miss your favorite blogging client. Make a smart move to linux and you only need to install Blogilo from the online repos and you’re right on the track of blogging. Now as i am inviting you to move to or at least use linux as an alternative to your windows system, I’m using Blogilo in my openSUSE system. Below is a snapshot of the Blogilo Blogging client in action:

You can find more about Blogilo by visiting the project site at

Use Linux, free your mind….

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