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3G Data Card for INR 1300–Student Innovation from Odisha

Students from Odisha (erstwhile Orissa) have designed a 3G data card, iWebLeaf that comes for only Rs. 1300/ (which normally costs Rs. 2500 or so).

Developed by students from Biju Patnaik University of Technology, the 3G Data card is designed to ensure that it can work on the spectrum of any telecom operator and the data card currently provides 7.2Mbps speed even on the 2G SIM and can provide Internet access at 21.1Mbps.

The data card also acts as a WiFi Hot spot which will enable the end user to connect around 300 laptops and 30 mobile phones to the Internet. 3G Data card

Specifications of the 3G Data Card

  • Based on Qualcomm chipset MSM7200
  • WCDMA/UMTS 2100MHZ
  • EDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHZ
  • HSDPA downlink up to 7.2 mbps
  • HSUPA uplink up to 5.76mbps
  • UMTS (WCDMA) up to 384 kbps
  • EDGE up to 237 kbps
  • GPRS up to 85.6 kbps
  • Embedded antenna with high sensitivity
  • Automatic software installation (no CD)
  • LED for status and data
  • 2.0 USB interface
  • 3V movable SIM slot
  • Wireless access to internet
  • Send and receive SMS, data
  • Input voltage: 5V
  • Standby current: 10 mA
  • Working current: 200-300mA
  • Working temperature: -10 to+55 degrees
  • Storage temperature: -20 to+60 degrees
  • Work with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/ 7, Linux/Mac
  • 4GB storage

The team has been working on this project for the last two years and even after President’s recommendation to Odisha government, they haven’t managed to get any funding from DST.

Any feedback/questions you have for them?

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