The ambitious project ‘DigiGaon’ will have a target to connect 700 villages with Wi-Fi. The project also helps village level entrepreneurs to use digital powers to set up their businesses.
Now users of Google WiFi can use the new feature which lets them run a speed test individually on each connected device. It is a speed test feature on each device which informs the users which devices need to be kept within a closer router range for a stronger connection.
As per media sources, the telecom operator Reliance Jio has begun offering fibre to the home (FTTH) broadband connections with 1.1 terabytes (TB) of free data at speeds of 100 megabits per second (mbps) in select markets.
The Telecom Commission on April 1 gave its permission for in-flight Wi-Fi which will enable flyers to call and surf from aircraft,
There is a huge proposal, and if it succeeds, it has the potential to disrupt all telecom service providers worldwide. Softbank has proposed to the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for out leasing broadband bandwidth from OneWeb's low earth orbit (LEO) communication satellites.
Tech giant Google and the internet Service Provider (ISP) ACT Fibernet have partnered to support newly launched Google Home smart speakers with high-speed fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) connectivity. The partnership will leverage the adoption of next-gen technology and will offer a bundle of special plans for its customers.
The market leader in telecom sector, Bharti Airtel has launched home broadband plan with speeds of up to 300 Mbps over Wi-Fi. The fiber-to-the-home (FTTH)-based plan comes at a monthly rental of Rs. 2199 and offers 1200GB of ultra-high-speed data along with unlimited STD/Local calling benefits.
DEN to expand its fixed broadband services to 100 cities in 2018; plans to roll out in 500+ cities, across 11 million homes in the coming 2-3 years
Goa’s IT minister Rohan Khaunte has announced that the state government is planning to connect each home in Goa with high-speed broadband. The department will take up four constituencies on a pilot basis by May this year.
The state owned telecom operator BSNL has awarded the Telecom gear manufacturer Tejas Networks an order worth Rs. 336 Cr for BharatNet project.
According to Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index report, India finds its place on 67th place in fixed broadband speed as of February. Last year, the country was on 76th position. So an improvement has been witnessed.
Speaking at the ET Telecom India Mobile Conclave 2018, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R S Sharma said that at rapid fiberisation is necessary for broadband penetration in the country. The Chairman added that India ranks way below in international indices on ICT development and connectivity.
You Broadband India, the Vodafone India-owned broadband service provider, is going to invest Rs 600 crore in the next two fiscal years. Earlier, it invested just Rs. 54 crore in one FY. The fund will come through a vendor financing arrangement with credit period of a year. Thus, the additional debt may have to be contracted from fiscal 2019 to fund the gap between cash accrual and maturing vendor obligation.
The Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha that 1.04 lakh panchayats are ready for broadband connectivity as on March 11 under Bharat Net project.
According to the Speedtest Global Index, Chennai has emerged as the fastest city having fixed broadband speed among the 20 large Indian cities with a mean download and upload speed of 32.67 Mbps and 26.15 Mbps respectively.
To manufacture optical fibre, the Himachal Futuristic Communications Limited (HFCL) would set up Rs 260-crore plant at Fab City in Ranga Reddy district of Telangana.
‘Seamless Alliance’ is an open innovation for mobile operators and airlines by empowering mobile operators to extend their services into airline cabins. The leading telecom operator Bharti Airtel has joined the alliance.
The leading telco Vodafone will soon offer the converged broadband solutions in India. Its wholly-owned unit, YOU Broadband has over 3,000 km of optic fibre cable and 17,000 km of last-mile coaxial cables to homes across 18 key data consuming markets. The Telco is planning to leverage this with its telecom services.
The leading broadband company of the Hinduja Group, ONE Broadband has partnered with Nokia to deploy latter’s GPON technology to offer high speed broadband. It will leverage Nokia’s GPON technology along with its Broadband Network Gateway (BNG), Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT) and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), to provide 2 Gbps broadband connections to its customers.
The much anticipated initiative of Reliance Jio, JioFiber is expected to be launched by March end, as per media sources. The telco may bundle its TV service with FTTH broadband to tap over 100 million TV households. Analysts say that Jio may cover 50 million households in the first phase of roll out.
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