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DoT to submit final report on slow broadband speeds to PMO next week

funskar

Padawan
DoT to submit final report on slow broadband speeds to PMO next week



The Department of Telecom (DoT) is slated to finalise by next week a report on the issues pertaining to the slow broadband speeds in the country.



DoT had made a presentation on the telecom sector to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sources said, adding that it was decided in the meeting to prepare a report on the reasons for slow speeds of broadband.



“Presentation was made by Department of Telecom to Prime Minister… In matter related to slow broadband speeds, it was decided that DoT will submit a report in 4 weeks (July 21) on why broadband speeds are so slow in the country,” an official source said. The report may be submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office once it is finalised, sources said.



The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has recently notified that minimum speed of broadband should be 512 kbps.

DoT to submit final report on slow broadband speeds to PMO next week
 

rijinpk1

Aspiring Novelist
why next week :( do it now.
i hope the presentation atleast includes the average internet speeds in other asian countries. hope the minimum speeds will be atleast 2Mbps soon.
 
The biggest problem is the snail speeds in unlimited mobile Internet plans after FUP. Almost all operators reduce max speeds to 40 kbps post 2 GB and just 8 kbps post 3 GB. How can one survive with such speeds?
 

Hrishi

******************
Indeed we are .
Implementation of technology in India is painfully slow. At least thats what has been happening till now.
Decade old technology is brought to India and we are being charged enormously huge amounts for using it.

We really need some serious growth in internet infrastructure.
 

Dastan

Broken In
What's so exciting about this :/ If lessons from past are to be taken as an example this report will merely stay on pmo's desk and accumulate dust. Sincerely Hope i am wrong though
 

rish1

Cyborg Agent
at least 2 mbps after fup should be the norm .. but i would happily take 1 mbps as well

pre fup post speeds doesn't matter whether it is 4mbps or 400 mbps
 

tkin

Back to school!!
What I want is simple, 1mbps pure unlimited, no caps, willing to pay upto 1.5k for it if it works good.


PS: I know about the bsnl promotional plan, but I don't trust promotional plans, someday they will stop the plan and send me a huge bill, like they are doing for night unlimited users now.
 

rj27

Net Addict
Any local ISP would happily provide you with a 1mbps pure unlimited line for 1500 bucks. What we need is the 1mbps line price to go down to 600-800 rs with immediate effect so that everyone can afford it and 2-4 mbps packages are in range of 1200-2000 rs.

Then let enough competition to take place so that ISPs engage in a higher speed offering somewhat like that's happening in hyderabad.
 

Hrishi

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What I want is simple, 1mbps pure unlimited, no caps, willing to pay upto 1.5k for it if it works good.


PS: I know about the bsnl promotional plan, but I don't trust promotional plans, someday they will stop the plan and send me a huge bill, like they are doing for night unlimited users now.
Local ISPs in my area do provide pure 1mbps plan to users without any capping under 1000rs.
But reliabilty is the issue.

Expecting such a plan from Tier 1 ISP , is something questionable.

I am happy ( at least satisfied ) with wired broadband service in India , but the cost of wireless connection is a huge concern and it needs to be taken care of asap.
Wireless internet is several times more expensive than wired broadband. Alongwith the fact that 2g speeds are so inconsistent and extremely poor.
However that too is not inexpensive. It costs cobsiderable amount of money.
 

tkin

Back to school!!
Any local ISP would happily provide you with a 1mbps pure unlimited line for 1500 bucks. What we need is the 1mbps line price to go down to 600-800 rs with immediate effect so that everyone can afford it and 2-4 mbps packages are in range of 1200-2000 rs.

Then let enough competition to take place so that ISPs engage in a higher speed offering somewhat like that's happening in hyderabad.
Local isps are not reliable, I have a 1mbps connection with torrent caching @ 1.25k, but it goes down at times, it may sound funny but BSNL on the other hand had proved to be very reliable for me.
 

rj27

Net Addict
Local isps are not reliable, I have a 1mbps connection with torrent caching @ 1.25k, but it goes down at times, it may sound funny but BSNL on the other hand had proved to be very reliable for me.
Agree to that, I am myself in a similar boat my local ISP provides 1mbps for 1300 but stability is a concern while bsnl works better till the time you have a good line quality and local exchange ready to hear what you are trying to say.
Local ISPs fail in terms of putting up solid infrastructure i.e. Better power backup in case of cable ISP and powerful AP in case of WISP.

Tier 1 ISPs get their bandwidth/leased circuits at much cheaper price per megabit comparing to the small ISP buying 20/45/100 mbps leased line for local distribution. Plus most of them have already recovered their capex involved in infrastructure layout which is now so many years old (larger ISP). Their current major expense should be support >maintenance since their is no such up gradation or expansion visible in terms of infrastructure.

I don't see the monopoly among the big ISP breaking anyhow unless government rubs their teeth . All including bsnl have been riding the FUP bandwagon hand in hand very conveniently.
 

ico

Super Moderator
Staff member
The biggest problem is the snail speeds in unlimited mobile Internet plans after FUP. Almost all operators reduce max speeds to 40 kbps post 2 GB and just 8 kbps post 3 GB. How can one survive with such speeds?
Back in 2009, or may be earlier, the RMA of my ADSL modem took 2 months.

To survive I resorted to BSNL Dial-Up. BSNL NetOne Portal

Used to connect @ 51.3 kbps generally. :cool: This was way better compared to when I used Dial-Up exclusively circa 2003-2005. I used to repeatedly disconnect and reconnect until connect over 40.0 kbps was made.
 

kg11sgbg

Indian Railways - The Vibrant and Moving INDIA
Local isps are not reliable, I have a 1mbps connection with torrent caching @ 1.25k, but it goes down at times, it may sound funny but BSNL on the other hand had proved to be very reliable for me.
+1, [MENTION=52329]tkin[/MENTION]. Completely endorsing your comments. Whatever crappy speeds may BSNL deliver,but I still find it RELIABLE compared to private cable ISP'S(Meghbela,Wishnet even Alliance) as per feedback of their users in my area. In fact many have reverted back to BSNL.
 

Hrishi

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Airtel is the best ISP in terms of uptime and reliabilty. Never had any issues when I was using their service.
It was damn expensive though compared to what local isps were offering.
But obviously for any premium there has to be a decent charge as well.
 
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