Broadband in India

NOFN: Will government be able to achieve the targets for NOFN roll-out?

The National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) is an initiative of the Indian Government to provide broadband connectivity to over 2 lakh Gram panchayats of India at a cost of Rs.20,000 cores funded by the Universal Service Obligation Fund(USOF). This project will provide the necessary infrastructure for the broadband services in the rural areas. And also it will become easy for the telecom operators to provide broadband services even in the [...]

BSNL launches new unlimited broadband plan for Hyderabad. Introduces 1GB email account

BSNL has launched a new broadband unlimited plan BBG Combo ULD 611 and BBG Super Speed Combo ULD 995 VDSL plan exclusive for Hyderabad telecom district. Both plans offer unlimited broadband with higher post FUP speeds. BBG Combo ULD 611 offer unlimited broadband at 4Mbps up to 40GB and 1Mbps after crossing 40GB.  The plan come at a monthly fixed charge of Rs 611 including 25 free calls to BSNL network without any fixed charge for telephone. [...]

Airtel becomes India’s largest broadband service provider with 19.19 million subscribers pushing BSNL to the second place with 18.90 million

As per the latest data released by TRAI, Airtel has become India largest broadband service provider. Airtel is also the largest mobile operator in the country. Airtel now has 19.19 million broadband subscribers pushing BSNL to the second place with 18.90 million users. Vodafone is at third spot with 16.65 million users. Idea Cellular and Reliance Communications secured 4th and 5th position with 12.95 million and 7.11 million user base. [...]

BSNL introduces new Unlimited broadband plans for Chattisgarh and extends promotional ones for Gujarat

BSNL has been constantly trying to increase its user base when it comes to broadband services. It has just launched new broadband plans for the Chhattisgarh circle and re-introduced a promotional plan in the Gujarat circle. BSNL has decided to launch new Broadband Plans ‘BBG Combo ULD 1245 CS52’ & ‘BBG Combo ULD 1441 CS53’ on a promotional basis for a period of 90 days. The plans will come into [...]

Airtel to be largest Broadband provider, Vodafone registers 200% growth over the year

Data market is booming in India after smartphones went mainstream back in 2014. For operators, data has become the key revenue at a time when SMS and voice revenues are falling. Today we analyse broadband subscriber addition in India over the past one year to find growth rate for each operator. Wireless broadband leads As per TRAI, broadband is any type of internet which gives more than 512Kbps speeds. This makes 3G,4G and [...]

Asianet increases unlimited broadband plans speed to 700kbps and 1Mbps

Even though government haven't taken any steps towards implementing NTP 2012 recommendation of minimum broadband speed of 2 Mbps by 2015. Asianet has taken a self initiative to increase their unlimited basic broadband plan speeds. Asianet now offer a 700 kbps for its Rs 450 unlimited plan up from 512 kbps and 1 Mbps for Rs 510 unlimited plan from earlier 700 kbps.  Post FUP speed for other unlimited plan still remains [...]

Telecom ministry asks PMO for a nine-month extension for National Optical Fibre Network Project

The telecom ministry has requested the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to extend the deadline for the completion of the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) project by nine months, to December 2016. The Narendra Modi government has already approved the Digital India programme comprising various projects worth about Rs 1 lakh crore to transform the country into a digitally-empowered knowledge economy. The ambitious project worth around Rs 35,000 crore aims to [...]

Microsoft can launch White-Fi technology as pilot project in Indian villages: Telecom Minister

Microsoft said that the company was keen on collaborating with the Indian government in providing last mile internet connectivity especially through the White-Fi technology. The IT & Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad felt that Microsoft can do a pilot on this before rolling it out. CEO of the Microsoft Corporation Satya Nadella expressed his company's concern during the meeting with Prasad in New Delhi. The minister further shared with Nadella [...]

BSNL extends the promo period for the broadband plans Fibro ULD 999, Fibro ULD 1999 and Fibro ULD 4999 in Chennai circle

BSNL has been going great guns with excellent offers on broadband and combo connections. As part of its promotional offer BSNL had recently launched ULD Combo 999, ULD Combo 1999 and ULD Combo 4999 in Chennai circle. These offers garnered good response from the subscribers and as a result BSNL has decided to extend the offer by another 90 days starting from 26-Dec. The terms and conditions for these plan [...]

BSNL warns its retail customers against reselling and misusing the Broadband services

The story of a guy who set up seven BSNL broadband connections along with a WiFi router and started selling the connection for a pittance of Rs.50 per month has caught the officials attention. The Broadband services was allegedly sold for over 2000 customers in the village by placing the routers at designated places. It is illegal for a BSNL retail customer to resell the broadband services. BSNL has also [...]

YOU Broadband to offer 100 Mbps connection in Mumbai at Rs. 1699

If super-speed Internet of the Scandinavian type had been your dream, you are lucky if you live in Mumbai, YOU Broadband and Cable India, a cable broadband service provider plans to unveil ‘What the Fun 100' plan in India's financial capital. Under the new plan, Mumbai broadband users can get 200 GB for Rs 1,699 a month. 100 Mbps WTF plan was launched in Bangalore first at Rs. 1699 few [...]

YOU Broadband starts offering 100Mbps at Rs. 1699 for 200GB in Bengaluru

You Broadband is one of the leading ISPs in Bengaluru and they have come up with a recent plan that will delight heavy Internet users. The ‘WTF 100’ plan offers a whopping speed of 100Mbps and a free data usage quota of 200GB per month. After the free data quota is over the speed would be throttled to a respectable 1Mbps. This plan costs Rs.1699 per month if you opt [...]

Indian government in favor of data tariff reduction

AK Bhargava, Advisor (Technology), Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said that government of India is in favor of reducing data tariff, as the country is getting ready for 3G and 4G spectrum auctions. The announcement comes while the Department of Telecommunications is preparing to roll out spectrum auctions, which is expected to intensify the competition between service providers, and may push up spectrum prices. “With the increase in the availability of [...]

BSNL hikes Broadband rental in Chennai circle

BSNL has revised the Broadband Tariffs for the existing as well as new customers in the Chennai circle. The rentals have been hiked considerably and the BBG Rural combo which was charged a rental of Rs.250 earlier has been hiked to Rs.350. The increase in the rentals are less pronounced as we move towards the bigger tariff plans. BSNL has retained the annual payment mode and it has also said [...]

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