To strengthen the Digital India mission and to connect more and more people through broadband, Search giant Google and Larsen & Toubro have partnered. The deal will enable them to bring 150 Google Station hotspots to Pune, which will be part of Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited’s Smart City project.
The telecom regulator TRAI’s recent recommendations allowing in-flight connectivity have been received positively by the industry as well as flyers. Commenting on the recommendations, the Broadband India Forum (BIF) said that connectivity during air travel will benefit air travellers and will boost revenue of service providers.
In its ambition to make all railway stations internet-enabled, the government will provide Wi-Fi to 54 railway stations under SCR. The government aims to make 600 railway stations Wi-Fi enabled before March 2018.
The newer technologies like OTT, VoLTE and Machine Learning are creating great buzz in not only the industry but also amongst the users. IoT, LTE, LTE-A, LTE-A Pro and 5G are are the future of the world. According to Deloitte India’s TMT report, over 60% of all broadband subscribers will use Voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology by 2023.
Hyderabad’s leading internet service provider (ISP) ACT Fibernet has reached deals with over the top (OTT) content providers like Hooq TV, YuppTV, and Fastflimz to launch ‘ACT Entertainment’ broadband plan in Hyderabad.
The customers of Vizag, Vijayawada, Eluru and Guntur in Andhra Pradesh will now be able to consume extra fast net offered by the leading broadband service provider ACT Fibernet at no extra cost.
According to Counterpoint Technology Market Research, India’s wireline broadband will have a great future as it offers faster net speed. People are ready to pay more for faster speed. The reports also tells that subscriber base may increase to 26.2 million by 2021 from 18.2 million in 2018, at an annual growth of about 7.6%, with most of the additions likely to be back-ended as infrastructure expands. “Segment may see 44% growth in subscribers in 4 years.”
Every gram panchayat will get internet connection as part of the Digital India Mission and Bharat Net. To achieve the objective, the government has put aside Rs 4,066 crore, according to the Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha.
The broadband business of the Multi system operator (MSO) Ortel Communications will now be taken care of by its wholly owned subsidiary Ortel Broadband. On 26 December, the Board of Directors of Ortel approved the decision.
On 25 December, the Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh launched a high-speed broadband internet service as part of the Digital India programme of the Central government. The broadband will benefit people living in Jammu, Srinagar, Ladakh, and Katra.
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.
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