Broadband in India

Off late we’ve been hearing a lot about smart cities and digital India vision. Ambitious plans of Digital India, e-governance and smart cities are all dependent on seamless connectivity through out the country. Its really important to check the details at grassroots of broadband in India to be able to see where we stand currently. As of now its really difficult to even find a decent broadband plan in major part of India. In fact we are even struggling to get a 512MBP/s speed on a regular basis with broadband in India.

Broadband in India

“Reflecting advances in technology, market offerings by broadband providers and consumer demand…the 4 mbps/1 mbps standard set in 2010 is dated and inadequate for evaluating whether advanced broadband is being deployed to all Americans in a timely way, the FCC found,” : 2015 Broadband Progress Report, USA

In a latest move, British telecom regulator Ofcom is set to revolutionize the broadband market by prompting operators to share more accurate and reliable information on the broadband speeds with their business clients. The new telecom policy will be effective from September 2016.

As per the regulation on “Quality of Service standards for Broadband Services” issued by TRAI on 6th May, 2006, a subscriber should get minimum 80% of the subscribed broadband connection speed from ISP Node to user. Interestingly, No telecom company sells 4G pa