The moonshot factory of Alphabet (earlier Google) – X, and the Government of Andhra Pradesh have signed an MoU to bring the breakthrough Free Space Optical Communication (FSOC) technology in order to provide internet through the government Fibergrid project.
The silicon city of India, Bengaluru will have about 5,000 public hotspots by next assembly election, according to the information technology minister Priyank Kharge.
For the month of November, the Internet service provider (ISP) Spectra was the fastest ISP in India as per the Netflix ISP Speed Index. The Netflix ISP Speed Index highlights which ISPs provide the best prime time streaming experience.
After successfully launching the fastest broadband service in Hyderabad, Fiber broadband service provider ACT Fibernet has now launched 1 Gbps (Giga speeds, 1000 Mbps) wired broadband internet service for the city of Bengaluru.
According to leading broadband player Spectra, it has come up with a plan under which residential broadband customers will get 150 GB data at a speed of 1 Gbps for Rs 799 per month in Delhi-NCR. Spectra also made it clear that it will cover 3 more cities soon. Currently, Spectra provides fixed line broadband services in cities like New Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai.
The delay in network roll-out of wireless broadband service in Rajasthanwhile clearing its spectrum deal with Bharti Airtel which has bought the company has cost dearly to Tikona, as the DoT has imposed a penalty of Rs 2.5 crore.
To give impetus to the Government’s ambitious plan Digital India, the telecom regulator TRAI is in favour of 100 MB free data to users in rural and remote areas; it also wants to boost connectivity and local language content to enable rural people better connect with the rest of India.
To keep its customers hooked and win new ones, fibre broadband ISP ACT Fibernet has launched a complete home entertainment package ACT Entertainment broadband plan in Bengaluru. To achive the target, it has partnered with leading OTT players like Hooq TV, YuppTV, and FastFilmz.
The globally famous fibre-optic cable manufacturer, South Carolina-based AFL has entered India, eyeing vast untapped markets. It has strong presence in the US, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia is a subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd in Japan.
Displacing You Broadband, Hathway Cable & Datacom, the leading cable TV and broadband service provider, has now become the fifth largest wired broadband service provider in the country for the month ending 30 September, as per Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) telecom subscription data report.
The leading broadband service provider ACT Fibernethas added 7 more cities in Andhra Pradesh. These cities are: Vijayawada, Vizag, Guntur, Nellore, Tirupati, Eluru and now Rajahmundry. ACT has introduced four broadband plans bundled with free subscription, free wifi routers and additional data offers. Currently, ACT covers 12 cities in the country.
In a major deal, Broadband service provider ACT Fibernet has reached an agreement with the Indian Super League (ISL) club Bengaluru FC to provide broadband connectivity to the club. The project includes providing internet access across the stadium offices, media rooms, fan zones and more, which will enable fans, media partners, officials and players to interact and stay connected at an incredible internet speed.
Riding on its headend in the sky (HITS) service NXT Digital, IndusInd Media & Communications Limited (IMCL) added over 1.5 million new active digital homes in last 10 months. Its digital cable service is provided under the InDigital brand.
The state owned telecom major BSNL and Fiber Home have partnered to manufacture telecom gear and optical fiber cable. Both parties have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to meet this purpose.
According to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) telecom subscription data (released on 9 Nov), the total wired broadband subscriber base has gone down 0.15% to 18.11 million in August. In July, it was 18.14 million.
To further offer better customer services, the telecom major Bharti Airtel will now allow them to carry forward their unused monthly data. Airtel has launched the ‘Data Rollover’ facility which will ensure that Airtel home broadband customers never waste any data that they pay for and continue enjoying a great online experience.
After creating a landmark success with its free 4G mobile service in September 2016, Reliance Jio is expected to launch its TV and fiber broadband early next year. Starting with 30 cities initially, RJio will try to tap over 100 million TV households across these cities, including Tier II and III.
The broadband solutions will be one of the key focus areas at the 26th edition of Scat a technology trade event for the cable TV industry, to be held during 12-14 October in Mumbai. According to organizer’s claim, 350 brands will exhibit their products including international exhibitors from 18 countries.
India’s third largest internet service providers, ACT Fibernethas almost doubled the data limits across broadband plans in Delhi at no extra cost. ACT Fibernet has with 1.23 million customers, and been offering doubled data limits for all the broadband plans in Delhi starting from September.
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