TRAI Inspecting Labelled Broadband Services

Internet users are likely to get labelled broadband services soon, if the telecom regulator TRAI has its way. A consultation paper — ‘Data Speed Under Wireless Broadband Plans’ — has been floated by the regulator on June 1 on exploring such a possibility. Broadband labelling refers to providing detailed information to consumers so that they can chose between service providers.…

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Mobile Internet Services Restricted in Kashmir Valley, Broadband Speed Brought Down

The authorities on Friday again blocked high speed mobile internet facility in the Kashmir Valley following heightened tensions after a youth’s death in firing by security forces. The internet speed on fixed landline broadband connections was also reduced. There was tension after a youth, Naseer Ahmed injured in the firing on Thursday in Srinagar, succumbed to his injuries on Friday. Naseer was…

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BSNL May Cut Tariff To Take On The Competition

State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is considering reducing its home broadband tariffs in the lead up to the commercial launch of rival Reliance Jio’s fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service, which is likely to be marked by a three-month free offer. “We are open to revamping our fixed broadband plans and match tariff with Jio if needed,” BSNL chairman Anupam Shrivastava said.…

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BSNL Ties Up with Cable TV Operators To Provide Broadband Connection

The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Karimnagar district unit had tied up with the local cable operator to provide cable television network, landline phone, broadband and voice calls to its customers under the Fibre to the home (FTTH) programme. Formally launching the FTTH services provided by Guru Cable operators in the town on Monday, the BSNL Karimnagar General Manager said that…

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Facebook Partners With Airtel To Expand Express WiFi in India

Facebook is expanding its Express WiFi initiative in India in partnership with Bharti Airtel, with plans to operate 20,000 hotspots across India over the next few months. Remember that as early as a couple of years ago, India had an embarrassingly low number of 35,000 public WiFi hotspots. Express WiFi is also running in four other countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and…

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BSNL Increases Minimum Broadband Speed To 4 Mbps, Keeps FUP Speed Unchanged

The state-run telecom operator which is also the India’s leading wired broadband service provider, BSNL, has now doubled the minimum broadband speed to 4 Mbps from the current 2 Mbps. However, it has kept the FUP speed unchanged at 1 Mbps.BSNL had last revised minimum broadband speed in 2015 when it increased it to 2 Mbps from 512 Kbps.The speed for BSNL broadband subscribers…

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Apple Planning To Put Broadband-Beaming Satellites Into Orbit

Apple has a new high-flying project in the works. According to Reports , Apple is getting involved in launching satellites that would beam down broadband Internet access. Recently, Apple poached two Google satellite executives to form a new hardware team within the company. John Fenwick led Google’s spacecraft operations and Michael Trela was head of satellite engineering. The report adds that…

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Hathway To Invest 500 Crore on High-Speed Broadband Services

Hathway Cable and Datacom, a cable television and broadband Internet Service Provider, will spend nearly ₹500 crore in the next three years to offer high-speed broadband and wired Internet. It is targeting nearly 5 lakh customer base, said Rajan Gupta, Managaing Director, Hathway Cable. The company entered Chennai offering 200 MBPS speed and 1,000 GB data of wired internet. This…

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