According to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) data for the period – January 2019, Bharati Airtel added 0.997 crore (9.97 million, 99.7 lakh) wireless subscribers, and successfully pushed back Reliance Jio which added 0.932 crore (9.32 crore, 93.2 lakh) subscribers in the same period.
The leading wired broadband Internet Service Provider, ACT Fibernet, has reached an agreement with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to provide fast Wi-Fi connectivity during all the CSK matches at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
With the partnership between country’s leading fibre broadband provider ACT Fibernet and global OTT major Netflix, ACT’s existing and new customers who select from the newly launched 6-month and 12-month ‘Entertainment’ plan variants will be able to seamlessly pay for their monthly Netflix subscription through their ACT Fibernet bill.
After launching its high speed broadband services in Jaipur in the end of Feb, India’s largest fiber broadband Internet Service Provider, ACT Fibernet) has now entered Lucknow on 2 March.
Starting from 1 March, the customers of Jaipur are now experiencing extra fast speed internet being offered by ACT Fibernet, a leading fiber broadband Internet Service Provider.
According to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) telecom subscription data report for December, the state owned telco MTNL is losing subscribers at regular interval.
To woo more customers, the biggest fiber-focused wired broadband Internet Service Provider (ISP) ACT Fibernet will offer Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote on select plan.
While speaking at an event 'De-licensing of 5 GHz for public Wi-fi' organised by Broadband India Forum (BIF) on 14 Feb, the Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan said the government is through a proposal to enable interoperability for public Wi-Fi network. She said it will help in providing a seamless connectivity experience for users.
On 14 Feb, the internet service provider (ISP) ACT Fibernet unveiled its new brand identity which has a new logo and tagline ‘Feel the Advantage’.
Oneott Intertainment Limited (OIL), which provides broadband services to retail customers, enterprise customers and Optical Fiber leasing services to IMCL and other network operators, has registered Rs. 2.23 crore profit in FY18.
On 2 January, the telecom regulator TRAI released its Telecom Subscription Report till 31 October 2018. As per the reports received from 306 operators, the number of broadband subscribers increased from 481.70 million at the end of Sep-18 to 496.12 million at the end of Oct-18 with a monthly growth rate of 2.99%.
According to the chief technology officer of broadband technology firm Hughes India, K Krishna, high satellite bandwidth charges are likely to play a spoiler in the uptake of in-flight mobile services in India as these would make the facility costlier by 30-50 times at Rs 700-1,000 for a two-hour journey.
The government will soon launch broadband services readiness index of states based on parameters like infrastructure, approval processes and utilisation of high speed Internet. As per telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan, the Ministry of Electronics and IT has also shown interest in states readiness index and want to expand it further.
The telecom minister Manoj Sinha, on 12 Dec, told the Lok Sabha that 3 industry bodies are planning to rollout of 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots by Sept 2019. These services are proposed to be provided through a common platform to be owned and operated by them.
The Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said on 9 December that high-speed broadband will reach each and every village of the country by 2019. He added the government targets to link 2.5 lakh village panchayats with the broadband under the BharatNet project.
To inspire a healthycompetition among states, the telecom department (DoT) is planning to launch a comprehensive mechanism to rank states on their broadband network deployment readiness.
Soon people across the world may have free WiFi as the Chinese major LinkSure Network is planning to invest $432 million in its first satellite in the constellation plan which will consist of 272 satellites. The dream of global free wifi may become true by 2026 if everything goes as planned, the company said.
As per the reports received by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) from 308 operators, the broadband subscribers; base has increased 3.89% to 481.70 million at the end of September from 463.66 million at the end of August.
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