To capture the Southern Markets, Bharti Airtel will launch plans for FY 2018-19 to strengthen its high speed mobile data footprint in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The telecom regulator TRAI’s model of public wifi did not go well with the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) which represents telcos such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular and Reliance Jio Infocomm.
Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said that In-flight connectivity is expected to be available within a year. He added that the telecom firms, airlines and in-flight connectivity providers are expected to attend the meeting soon to finalise the plan.
Ruckus Networks, which has been in talks with telcos since 2009 about the need to have Wi-Fi in the ecosystem, is now witnessing the wave flowing in its direction as telecom operators are looking at it seriously.
The telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan is upbeat about the wifi hotspot mission, and said that the aim is to set up 1,00,000 in the first three months. The Department of telecom (DoT) is setting up 10,000 wifi hotspots next month across the country, building on the success of its public Wi-Fi pilot that offered 600 access points.
Replicating international models practiced by Facebook and Google, the Uttarakhand government has launched the balloon-based internet service in hilly and rural regions where laying of fibre optics is tough. These balloons will soon provide free Wi-Fi to remote villages.
The Government has issued a tender to launch a project expected to be completed at a cost of Rs 4,000 crore that will ensure availability of Wi-fi hotspots at social institutions like police station, schools and post offices.
The RailTel project of the internet giant Google, which began with Mumbai Central in January 2016, has now ended with the last deployment of public Wi-Fi hotspot at Dibrugarh railway station in Assam.
The Bharatnet Phase 2 tender of Gujarat worth Rs 1612 crore has been awarded to ITI, the public sector company. The tender was issued by Gujarat Fiber Grid Network Ltd (GFGNL), and as part of the project GFGNL will connect 7500 gram panchayats to blocks through underground optical fibre.
As per report by a leading daily, Jiowill soon roll out cheap 100Mbps broadband bundled VoIP calling via FTTH service. Citing anonymous sources, the media report added that RJio plans to enter the wired internet segment by the end of this year, and the fibre-to-the-home (services) will also come with unlimited calling through a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone as well as JioTV.
The data usage in rural India has soared 190% due to the launch of Wi-Fi hotspots under the rural broadband project 'BharatNet'. Users consumed 95 terabyte in six months of the service.
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
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