Broadband in India

Government to merge key broadband ventures to create a massive project

The Indian government could merge two key broadband ventures into a jumbo Rs 60,000-crore project to speed up delivery of high-speed internet and government services to the common man under the ambitious Digital India drive. As per the report, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is learnt to have sought the views of DoT and its rural network infrastructure financing arm, the Universal Services Obligation Fund (USOF), on a potential roadmap

India aims for ‘broadband for all’ but Fiber optic implementation behind schedule

The Indian government plans to improve governance via greater Internet access requires broadband connectivity to be available as any other utility like water or electricity, but implementation of the backbone optic fiber is significantly behind schedule, according to the top company executives. “A challenge to implementing broadband connections across the length and breadth of India would primarily involve the question of who bears the cost. Nevertheless, a parallel slogan to

Tata DOCOMO launches “Broadband Express”

Tata DOCOMO, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices, today launched a new initiative to promote its high-speed wired broadband service across the country. All new subscribers of the at Rs.899 and above plan will receive a free Wi-Fi router along with the chance to enter to win more prizes that range from OLED Curved TV to iPad minis. The Rs. 899 and above offer is valid through December 31

BSNL Broadband across all the circles to become costlier

BSNL has reformulated a major chunk of its Broadband plans and this revision will be enforced in all the circles. BSNL has not made any amends to the data quota in all the other plans except the BBG 275 plan in which the Download/Upload limit has been increased to 1.5GB per month. The basic rentals for the plans have increased by roughly 15%-25%. For example the BB Home 550 plans

Microsoft to bring free internet to India, How it works ?

Microsoft has just announced that it intends to bring Internet connectivity throughout the nation without any cost. The tech giant has proposed to bring the “white space” spectrum or the unused spectrum between two TV channels into use to do so. What this would do is make Internet connectivity available to masses in an economically feasible manner. Wi-Fi can reach up to 100 metres so a router is required every

Broadband connection to 50,000 villages by FY 14-15: India

The Indian Information Technology and Communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that 50,000 villages in the country would have broadband connection in the current financial year (2014-15). A per the minister, Over 1.5 lakh more villages would be linked with the facility next year. Prasad has also said that the Narendra Modi government proposes to have broadband connectivity in all the villages in the country to facilitate e-commerce, e-education

BSNL introduces new unlimited FTTH broadband plans for Bangalore

BSNL is introducing new plans all over the nation and has just introduced new Fiber To The Home (FTTH) unlimited broadband plans for the people of Bangalore telecom district of the Karnataka circle. The new plans are ‘Fibro BBG ULD 1045 CS17’, ‘Fibro BBG ULD 1395 CS18’ and ‘Fibro BBG ULD 1995 CS19’ plans and DSL Broadband ‘BBG ULD 649 CS49’ & ‘BBG ULD 845 CS50’. The details of these

BSNL launches Unlimited 10Mbps Fibre Net plan with no FUP

BSNL introduces new FTTH broadband plans for the Gram Panchayats coming under the NOFN project. The new plan comes at a rental of Rs.7225 with unlimited downloads at flat speed of 10Mbps. Even there is no FUP and the speed remains steady till the end of the month. BSNL is also not charging any security deposits for this plan. Users also have an annual payment option with a one month rental

BSNL revises monthly plans for broadband in Maharashtra circle

BSNL has just revised the monthly broadband plans on offer in the Maharashtra circle. The revision is limited to only 100 BB Combo plan and 150 BB Combo Plan. They have now become 140 SPL and 195 SPL plans respectively. Let us take a look at what all has changed: Plan 140 SPL (earlier 100 BB Combo plan): Fixed monthly charge gets revised from Rs 100 to Rs 140 There

Telecom Commission delays 8 percent fees on Internet Service Providers, to Stop Tariff Hike

The Indian Government is working towards making India a digital country through better internet connectivity. As a result of promotion of the ambitious Digital India project, the telecom commission has delayed levying of 8 percent fees on the internet service providers in the country. This is because levying the fees would have restricted the penetration and rate of growth of internet connectivity in the country. Had the fees been levied, the