More Bandwidth from Alliance Broadband in Kolkata

Kolkata’s local internet service provider Alliance Broadband is all set to increase international bandwidth for its customers. The move comes in a time when major ISPs like BSNL, MTNL and Airtel are hiking their wired broadband tariff across the cities.

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Across the country there is a trend among few internet service providers, that they are offering peering services for their subscribers. In Kolkata top two local ISPs like Alliance and Meghbela offer the same to its customers. Apart from general torrent downloads their cache system provide peering speed on other websites too.

Check out Alliance’s Unlimited plans (to be applicable from 1st April, 2014):

                                    Bandwidth Price

(+ Service Tax extra)

International

(old speed)

Happy Hours (1am – 9am) Peering
PRIME 700 kbps (500kbps) 2mbps 20mbps Rs 550
PREFERRED 1 mbps (700kbps) 4mbps 25mbps Rs 750
PREMIUM 1.5 mbps (1mbps) 6mbps 35 mbps Rs 1050
         
SPEED 2 mbps (1.5mbps) 8mbps 35 mbps Rs 1399
FLASH 3 mbps (2.5mbps) 10mbps 45 mbps Rs 2499
         
STARTER PLUS 512 kbps (320kbps) NA 3 mbps Rs 399
ZOOM PLUS 640 kbps (440kbps) NA 5 mbps Rs 499
EXECUTIVE PLUS 800 kbps (600kbps) 3 mbps 20 mbps Rs 699

All plans are valid for 30 days.
Alliance is not changing happy hours and peering speed on any of the unlimited or limited plans. The speed is also to be increased on Alliance’s limited usage plans. Alliance’s website – alliancekolkata.com is still to update these details.

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  • swarup May 14, 2014 7:58 am

    What is peering speed for rest of bengal? i live in Birbhum.

  • Arvind Agarwal April 2, 2014 3:14 pm

    Speed for “Prime” package in Dum Dum Park area of Kolkata: speedtest.net/result/3412332008.png

  • Agnivo April 1, 2014 2:47 am

    @rdb,
    Previously I had used alliance… Not bad.
    Want to know if they now allow always on connection, especially for router… Like pppoe. I hate using their 24online web/PC client… It was the main reason I left them… Any updates regarding this?

    • RDB April 1, 2014 8:18 am

      I am using alliance via tp-link wireless router for 6+montgs. no issues right now. downtime at my area is less than 2 hrs/month. speed is good, 99% of promised speed all the time.

      are you from khardah? what are you using now – 3G or other ISP?

      • Agnivo April 4, 2014 1:26 pm

        Yea, from Khardah… currently using BSNL broadband only. Was using Alliance alongwith BSNL. Didn’t recharge Alliance for about a year now.

        My main dislike is keeping 24online client active everytime I need internet.

        So I was asking is it possible anyway to keep always on Alliance connection without logging in everytime in 24online without manual intervention? Maybe they may have a PPPoE mode where we can save the username/pass in the wireless router?

        Please dig a bit and help me know… TIA.

        • Subhajit Maji May 15, 2014 2:21 pm

          No you don’t need a separate client these days. You can login via web based interface and close the browser window. The session will be active as long as the router is ON.

          Btw, where are you these days? :)

          • Rakesh May 28, 2014 8:30 pm

            can u explain the happy hours speed, for example take PRIME, if i download something at 1 am to 9 am, how much speed will i get internationally not in torrent.

  • pankaj March 30, 2014 11:47 pm

    Very unclear article. Things are not clear. Please write properly and with clear detail.

    • Apurba March 31, 2014 7:09 am

      This Chart may help u to clear the article.

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  • Apurba March 30, 2014 11:07 pm

    Its only for Kolkata Circle User, No upgradion in bandwidth for Rest of Bengal User. I am a Alliance user, Just confirmed about no upgradation in bandwidth (for ROWB circle ) from Local Cable Operator. Good Luck Kolkata Users.

    • Anirban March 31, 2014 12:58 pm

      They already provides the above increased speed in ROB circle,even at low cost compare to Kolkata circle,just go to their website alliancekolkata.co.in and check the speed along with tafiff.Hope everything will be clear to you.

      • Swarup May 28, 2014 7:29 am

        But the Peering speed is only for Kolkata & Just one or two areas(Like Balurghat).
        ROB Bengal doesnt have any peering speed at all.

  • Joy March 30, 2014 9:58 pm

    Check This 1:

    Hathway launches 50 mbps plans in bangalore, the cheapest one comes with 25gb monthly FUP @ 2500 rupees for 3 months, 40 gb monthly FUP @ 3400 for 3 months & 75gb monthly FUP @ 5000 rupees for 3 months !!!

    Damn cheap !!

  • Sayantan(Kolkata) March 30, 2014 5:26 pm

    Great to see such a move from alliance when others are hiking their tariff across the country.They had increased their bandwidth around 2 years ago and now again increase!!Wow!!Just great!!Why would I opt for RJio after this?

  • sayan March 30, 2014 4:41 pm

    What is peering speed? What is happy hour?

    • Rama March 31, 2014 6:24 am

      *peering is a form by which ISPs connect amongst themseleves and use a common network.

      *Happy hours as far as I can see is the time period between 1am and 9 am where u can get extra speed.

      • Rakesh May 28, 2014 8:25 pm

        my question is about happy hours, is the speed is only for peering or is it international?