on My.T


Sometime back I finally moved to My T from Nomad. Basically I’m trading mobility for hight speed but we can’t get everything in life! Anyway, by moving to My T, I did not have formidable expectations but I was looking forward to playing online games and wanted at all costs to start playing Warcraft on the net again.

Well it is playable but lag is somewhat noticeable especially when you hero is not responding to your command in the middle of a fight! So it seems I’ll have to wait some more for seamless network play.

3 responses to “ on My.T

  1. My T = deception (connection lost).. I think it’s better to becom an emtel 3.5g subscriber but unfortunately modem is not free Rs 6000 something but connection = rapidos (just enable 3g network on your mobile and then send sms)

  2. Well well, my friend just posted an articleon “le defi” and hope it will show up soon:

    “Mauritius being considered as a ‘cyber island’, one would think Mauritians would have unlimited access to the ‘cyber world’ we are all after. Such thinking could be called dreams, illusions or even foolishness. Why? The sole key to this ‘problem’ if it may be called so, would be the Internet and that’s exactly where you find a flaw in this whole mechanism.

    While for some, Internet access is a necessity, for others, it remains a luxury, to be used once in a while, certainly not at home but at a cyber café. The exorbitant prices set up by our several operators can certainly not be afforded by anyone, and certainly do NOT reflect the quality of service provided by them.

    First of all, there will be the mighty Mauritius Telecom, who by itself may have more than half of the country subscribing to it. A monopoly, though theoretically, this word may not fit in here. Providing both for dial-up and ADSL, you would think that maybe this provider would at least care to improve its service. That’s where you’re wrong.

    MT’s ADSL lines are clogged during peak hours, mainly due to the limited available bandwidth, the increasing number of simultaneous users on the service at a given time and the lack of fibre optic links to the rest of the world. It has to be noted that Mauritius has a single fibre optic cable, the SAFE.

    I would think that MT must have acknowledged this problem for afterwards ‘project’ my.T was launched. This differs from ADSL in the sense that it has an Internet Data Volume Threshold, i.e. once a customer has exceeded usage allowance, he will have less priority and may get lower speeds.

    But even this seemed to have become a problem now. My.T users are complaining about extremely low speeds, though they haven’t even exceeded their usage allowance.
    Some users have experienced speed dropping as low as 20kbps during their guaranteed service level.Tests speeds sometimes show that the ‘user’ in question is paying far more than what he is getting. These can certainly not be fake, for over the Internet, many sites offer this service, and not only one has been used.

    Nomad comes next on the list, and could be considered as one of the cheapest service providers due to its 64kbits/s offer. Unlimited Data Usage and up to 512kbit/s; one would tend to think that it might certainly be a substitute for MT offers. Its ‘reasonable’ price could be the reason behind this thought, but, certainly in terms of quality of service, it tends to stand on the same level as MT or even worse.

    In our country, or so it seems, we’ve got some large range of ‘providers’ to choose from and all of them using different technologies. Which means, we might certainly be able to choose the best there is, but what if the best of the best wasn’t what we were looking for? Does Nomad’s WinMAX have the right to be called the best?

    Mobile WinMAX networks comprise mostly of INDOOR customer premise equipment (CPE). In a line-of-sight environment, symmetrical speeds of 10 Mbits/s at 10 km could be obtained. But, in urban areas like ours, the devices will certainly not have line-of-sight and only users nearby could be offered such speeds. Which might be the reason why in some cases, users have ‘no connection’ which is also very often.

    That’s not all there is. Like most wireless systems, available bandwidth is shared between users in a given sector, so performance could deteriorate in case of many active users. So you can certainly imagine the chaos right now, when school is now over and most students are on holidays.

    Yet, even to be considered as one of the cheapest doesn’t mean it’s actually cheap. Though the fact that no telephone line is required and that the modem, is well, ‘nomadic’ could be used as a shield to cover such prices, I would tend to think that Rs 1900 + VAT/month might be actually be an exaggeration.

    So, where to turn to?

    MTML sure seems to be the way out with its CDMA 2000, offering the fastest dial-up connection at the lowest prices and ADSL soon enough. But, will it be up to the standard? One cannot be sure, for it’ll be using the same technology as MT, the SAFE. Doubts tend to come in, as this new provider takes place on the market.

    The Emtel USB modem just recently launched could also be another option, if not for its price. It can categorised as perfect if we are to take into consideration the service as written on the pamphlets; high speed internet, no need to be tied to a fixed line, ideal for home and business use and so many others.

    What are the options left? Can the new competitors face the challenge before them and help us to improve the ‘situation’ as it is? Do they live up to the standard the people have set for them? Could they be the ultimate solution?

    So many questions unanswered… Time maybe the sole answer to all of this?”

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