BSNL to offer broadband connectivity at 2 mbps

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  1. W i d e S c r e e N

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    http://www.dailyindia.com/show/93096.php/BSNL-to-provide-broadband-connectivity-at-2-mbps
    http://www.hindu.com/2006/12/15/stories/2006121504941900.htm
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    http://bsnl.co.in/service/dataone_tariff.htm
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    New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) State-run telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is all set to offer an 'aggressive' broadband plan having a speed of upto 2 mbps, Communications and IT Minister Dayanidhi Maran said Thursday evening here.In an effort to boost the growth of broadband connections in the country, the minister today held a round-table conference with the chief executives of Indian telecom companies.

    'Broadband penetration in the country is quite modest at about 3 million connections. To trigger growth in this sector, BSNL has come out with an aggressive plan of providing 5 million broadband connections in the year 2007 with a minimum download speed of 2 mbps (megabit per second),' the minister said."In this round-table conference I have asked the private operators to roll out similar plans for broadband connectivity," Maran told reporters on the sidelines of the conference.

    Some of the big names who attended the conference are Anil Ambani of Reliance Infocom, Ramalinga Raju of Satyam, Asim Ghosh, managing director of Hutchison Essar.

    'We will initially start with 1 Mbps and gradually increase it to 2 Mbps. We may probably bring out the service from January next year,' said A.K. Sinha, BSNL's chairman and managing director.

    All operators currently provide broadband connectivity with a maximum downloading speed of upto 256 kbps (kilobit per second).
     
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  2. ~Phenom~

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    whao!!! is it a dream????
    I just cant imagine the speed of 2Mbps on my computer. It will be a miracle.
    I will upgrade to this 2mbps plan if it cost anything less than 1000 per month.
     
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    i think spped of 2 mbps was allready available by bsnl and mtnl....as far as I remember.
     
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    cost will the most important consideration as long as they are not brought down the penetration is going to be low
     
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    finally bsnl has woken up !!!!!!!

    now airtel/reliance/tata will have to come up with some counter plans
    or they are definitely gonna loose this battle
     
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    some update on other article , let's hope it's true.

    http://www.myiris.com/newsCentre/newsPopup.php?fileR=20061215094940124&dir=2006/12/15&secID=livenews
     
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    any idea what other isps like airtel have up their sleeve ???, i wish they come up with a similar plan ,it wuld be a dream come true for a serial downloader :):)
     
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    Ah, manna from heaven!
     
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    That's NEWS !!!! Way to go ....
    It definitely is a free UPGRADE !!! Now the problem.... Lots of people will definitely provide 2 Mbps download... But I doubt they would give us 2Mbps upload...
    Lets see what BSNL have up its sleeves !!!!
     
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    is tht drem come true
    i m so glad 2 know tht.
     
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    So what should be the effective download speed on a 2MBPS connection ? There shouldn't be any foulplay of bits and bytes in this ?
     
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    Its not a 2MBps broadband. Its rather 2mbps. This is the general nornm used in describing broadband speeds. 2MBps would mean 16 mbps. Such speeds are hard to find even in the USA.
     
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    its will be something around 300KBps.....my university has got 2 mbps shared connection but @ non-peak hours i get these speeds.
     
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    Exactly 250KBps...not 300KBps...Dont forget that BSNL will shift out 1Mbps plan first.
     
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    Pathetic ...

    Can u people imagine the plight of Broadband connections in Bangalore !! I am staying at BTM in Bangalore and trying to get one unlimited internet connection at some decent rate. Here is what I tried till now :
    1. BSNL : They say that they can't provide any more connections in the area as they have reached their maximum limit. It will take one week to get the landline connection but internet will be available only after 2-3 months.
    2. Airtel : They say that in our area they don't have any free lines left. Only when they upgrade the system, they will be able to any more connections. This upgradation needs govt's approval . What the hell !!
    3. Sify : They are charging 2500/- as initial installation charges. They say they have dedicated lines and they wont be giving any modem. We will have to buy one hub to connect to more than one computer. (That amounts to around 3000/- that is too much investment .. U wont be able to switch to some other ISP if u later realise that sify sucks because of this huge investment)
    4. Tata : After searching on net and reading the reviews of TATA Indicom users I don't have courage to even enquire about broadband plans of TATA.
    5. Cable Guys : No idea .. looking for this as the last option.

    Now this is very pathetic that even in the city which is called as "IT HUB" and "Silicon Valley" , one is not able to get a broadband connection.
    Forget about 2mbps .. let BSNL first upgrade itself to provide suffecient number of 256 kbps connections !
     
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    Yes you're right. But I guess a 1Mbps unlimited connection would cost 1000 bucks.
     
  20. hard_rock

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    A little correction.... 2mbps..Not 1mbps.. :)

    I became mad reading this morning's newspaper... Whoaa.... Can I shout here with happiness....???

    :):)Yepeeeeeeeeee..........:) :)
     
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