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.
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.
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