As per Netflix ISP Speed Index rankings of June 2019, 7 Star Digital has become the fastest broadband service in the country with 3.54 Mbps. It was followed by Spectranet with 3.50 Mbps, and Jio GigaFiber with 3.49 Mbps.
To enable States & UTs measure broadband growth, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has partnered with the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). The joint venture will launch a Broadband Readiness Index (BRI) for Indian States and Union Territories (UT). The first estimate will be made in 2019 and subsequently every year until 2022.
In a first of its kind in the world, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is considering a new model, called Bharat Wi-Fi, which has been jointly proposed by all telecom companies, internet service providers, and virtual network operators who will work together to offer Wi-Fi through public hotspots via roaming agreements.
Tamil Nadu will get a big boost in internet connectivity as the Tamil Nadu FibreNet Corporation (TANFINET) has announced to lay 55,000-km optical fibre network under BharatNet and Tamil Net Project in the State.
Now Airtel’s V-Fiber’ Home Broadband customers will be able to enjoy the ebnefits of telco’s customer rewards programme – #AirtelThanks.
According to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) telecom subscription report, the total number of wired broadband customers has dropped 0.04% to 18.41 million April as against 18.42 million in March,
To lure new customers, the State-owned telecom operator BSNL has partnered with video on demand (VoD) player Hotstar. Under the partnership, it will offer its users free access to Hotstar Premium service to customers under a new broadband plan.
Giving a boost to the ambitious Bharat Net phase-II program, the Odisha has decided to connect 2925 more villages with broadband connectivity. This will help improve data connectivity in rural pockets of the State.
Reliance Jio’s much anticipated broadband platform Jio GigaFiber has slashed its security deposit to Rs 2500 from Rs. 4500. To bring the deposit down, RJio has brought a new version of its optical network terminal (ONT) device "Gigahub Home Gateway" for Jio GigaFiber broadband service.
As per latest telecom report by the sector regulator TRAI, the total wired broadband subscribers have increased by 0.72% to 18.42 million in March.
The internet penetration in rural India is much more than expected, as per Indian Readership Survey Data (for Q1 2019). The report added that despite the sharpest increase being in the digital sector (as compared to data released in 2017), print and television have been holding strong to their positions, strengthening their reach.
As per various media reports, the Mukesh Ambani owned telecom operator Reliance Jio will offer under JioGigaFiber project, broadband-landline-TV combo service for only Rs. 600 a month. Also, users will be able to connect up to 40 devices to its smart home network for up to Rs. 1,000.
The much anticipated broadband service by telecom major Reliance Jio, JioGigaFiber services is being rolled out in 1600 cities. It was introduced in August 2018.
The leader in broadband service, ACT Fibernet has extended its OTT offering by partnering with video streaming platform ZEE5.
As per Broadband India Forum (BIF), the spectrum pricing of the telecom regulator TRAI is higher than global average.
As per media sources, the leading telco Reliance Jio is testing a 'Triple Play Plan' for its fibre to the home (FTTH) service, Jio GigaFiber. With this, the subscribers have access Jio GigaFiber, Jio Home TV and Jio Apps in a single pack.
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.
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