Govt looks to hike minimum net speed nearly four-fold (~2Mbps)

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  1. Flash

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    Days of low internet speed on mobile and broadband networks could soon be over. The government has kickstarted the process of giving a boost to the minimum-mandated internet speed from existing 512 kbps to at least 2 Mbps and more.

    The telecom secretary said India required faster speed in the wake of gradual transformation of the country to a digital economy. These include initiatives such as smart cities, digital India programmes, efforts on digital payments, and 5G.

    Asked whether 2 Mbps - which is also being pushed forward by regulator Trai - will be sufficient for digital transformation, she said, "2 Mbps is the basic minimum. We should definitely mandate this. If at all, it should be higher than that. It cannot be lower than that."

    Source: Govt looks to hike minimum net speed nearly four-fold - Times of India
     
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    Mitroo 2mbps ayegi jaroor ayegi lekin agle tenure mein.
     
  3. Ramakrishnan

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    Already BSNL has implemented the same. i feel the govt should fix certain minimum speeds for 2g, 3g,4g etc. Also strictly implement the same. Many telecom operators fleece us by promising 4g but their speeds are not even to the srandard of 3g.
     
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    BSNL better fix their own speeds sooner. Many people here were frustrated when the exchange office people replied there is hardly any difference in 2.0 Mbps and 1.8Mbps.(1.5?). Even though their whole campaign was advertised on minimum 2Mbps speed promise.
     
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    it is a joke 10gb fup for 10mbs startup speed!!!
     
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    No, ISP's 64kbps speed after the fup limit on LTE is the biggest joke.
     
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    Which ISP ?
     
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    :2cents::+1:
     
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    i get 128 on jio. airtel has changed it to 1mbps after fup though i am yet to face that.
     
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    It's a good news for the users
     
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    SHITtel has increased it to 1mbps on the expensive or high end broadband plans and not on mobile internet.
     
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    Why are you guys comparing wired and wireless broadband in the same context?
     
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    bsnl has again restarted the happy browsing scheme. Earlier they had run this scheme for three months. Under the happy browsing scheme even after FUP is over the same speed will be continued.
     
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    People expect a lot for ₹ 500. Pay more and ask for more.
     
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    Just posted about this in BSNL broadband query thread.You need to contact local exchange to increase your line speed to 8/10mbps as by default it is fixed at 2/4mbps assuming it is not already done & poor speeds are not because of poor line condition.
     
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    didn't know this. thanks for the info. will try contacting them tomorrow.
     

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