Broadband in India

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

BSNL launches faster broadband plans for the first time in Visakhapatnam

For the first time in Visakhapatnam, state-run telecom company, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched of its new unlimited plans under Very-hit-bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL) for broadband users. The company is providing three unlimited plans 1745 VDSL, 2845 VDSL and 3445 VDSL with bandwidth (download speed) up to 8 mbps, 16 mbps and 24 mbps respectively. There is no limit on the download/upload by subscribers and they will

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