India ranks on number 118th in terms of slowest broadband speeds globally so that is surely something to worry about for the users and is the slowest in the Asia-Pacific region. This is when the Indian government is looking towards changing the country’s future (read as rural India) through the use of internet. But it is working on improving that and the Department of Telecom will be submitting a report to the Prime Minister’s office next week regarding the slow broadband speeds in the country reports LiveMint.
TRAI had recently issued a guideline that internet service providers had to provide a minimum speed of 512 kbps of broadband. There has often been an irregularity in what the operators claim regarding speeds but what is provided. 3G operators promise their consumers speeds between 7.1 Mbps and 21 Mbps but the real world performance is between 399 Kbps and 2.48 Mbps. This speed doesn’t even qualify to be known as even broadband.
Things such as graphics, video and website quality are improving each day and you need better speeds to use them. In my personal experience, even I haven’t got speeds as I have been promised (3G on phone) but they have been more than 2G and my regular browsing wasn’t affected much so even I didn’t care but the issue becomes quite a big one when I use a supposedly “3G dongle” (won’t name the company here). Let us see if the users get some support from the government and DoT in future.
Do you think this will change India’s slow internet speed in coming days ? Do let us know via comments.