DoT to Submit Final Report on Slow Broadband Speeds, will this bring an end to slow internet in India ?

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.

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31 Comments on "DoT to Submit Final Report on Slow Broadband Speeds, will this bring an end to slow internet in India ?"


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September 4, 2014 4:42 pm 4:42 PM

Sir,Thank u very much for helping BSNL bb customers.Pl use our expertise to see that DOT submits a realistic report to PMO.The service providers should focus heavily on assuring 10-15 data streams in each BTs with 3G access. There should not be rural- Urban devide in providing internet service.The world is talking 4G.

July 18, 2014 10:45 am 10:45 AM

I have subscribed to 512kbps @Rs.300pm from ankhnet infomations pvt. ltd. The real speed I get is only upto 50-55KBps downloading…I should get full 64KBps to qualify it as Broadband

July 18, 2014 8:48 am 8:48 AM

Rather than Trai should look first into 2G problem first instead of broadband which is more necessary. as most people’s using internet on mobile. should bring some suggestions, speed should be min. 128 kbps atleat in 2g!! operators are adopting for 3g first look into 2G. stupid is that they charging 150-156 per gb , first try to create good coverage…