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PM Modi wants to know the reason behind slow Internet speed in India

bibinjohn

Journeyman
Late last year, a report highlighted how the PMO needs to have better Internet connectivity and not an average of 34Mbps. Now, talking about the overall Internet speed in India, PM Modi himself has stepped in to know the reason for the slow speed, according to a report by The Hindustan Times.

Slow broadband speeds could prove to be a big hurdle in PM Modi’s Digital India dream. The delivery of broadband speeds in India has been really slow, and in most cases it’s just half of what is promised by operators. However, operators claim they’ve been offering more than the quality parameters prescribed by TRAI, says the report.

Some sources from the Communications Ministry have told the news site that in a recent meeting with secretaries of various ministries, Modi took stock of the situation. In fact, PM Modi is reportedly scheduled to meet telecom secretary Rakesh Garg to discuss the matter.

“Operators offer whatever they prescribe, it is market dynamic that anyone not offering it will fall aside in this business,” said Rajan Mathews, director-general, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI). The COAI reprsenets all operators except Reliance Communications and Tata Teleservices.

The report also adds that Garg may ask for four weeks time to check all the reasons for slow broadband speeds and submit it to PMO. Though a report has been already submitted, the further analysis is required to know if lack of spectrum has been the cause of slow speed.

According to Akamai’s State of the Internet report for Q2 2014, India is ranked 115th in the world with an average internet speeds of almost 2Mbps. That is the lowest average internet speed in the Asia-Pacific region. In comparison, the South Korean average internet speeds hover around 24.6Mbps.

The average peak connection speeds in India is around 14Mbps and only a tiny 1.2 per cent of the total internet users across the country gets more than 10Mbps internet speeds.

The PMO working on speedy internet speeds is a step in the right direction. Back in August, the state-run telecom operator BSNL announced the ambitious Digital India campaign, which aims to ensure national optic fibre network (NOFN) providing Wi-fi hotspots at commercial places, mobile wallet services and delivering m-governance services. NOFN aims to provide high-speed broadband connectivity to 2.50 lakh gram panchayats in India by March 2017.

Source - PM Modi wants to know the reason behind slow Internet speed in India - Tech2
 

SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
As per NTP 2012, broadband speeds were supposed to be revised to minimum 2 mbps by 1 January 2015 which sadly hasn't been implemented yet. :mad:

BSNL only increased the plan rates by 50 Rs while they should've increased the speeds too. :banghead:
 

theserpent

Firecracker to the moon
As per NTP 2012, broadband speeds were supposed to be revised to minimum 2 mbps by 1 January 2015 which sadly hasn't been implemented yet. :mad:

BSNL only increased the plan rates by 50 Rs while they should've increased the speeds too. :banghead:

I think they "MIGHT" Do that after april 1st
 

ashs1

Padawan
i can't see the minimum speed being 2mbps @ BSNL..definitely not this year..

i'd be very happy if they increased the minimum from 512kbps to 1 mbps..such is the standard of BSNL..
 

kkn13

Cyber Genius FTW
i gave up on normal telecom companies(tata,reliance,mtnl etc) and got the local cable guys internet
im rocking 25mbps for Rs1500 now,no FUP etc(had to convince parents alot for 1500 a month,worked after i started downloading stuff while they were streaming stuff on youtube and FB so they finally had to give in:D :p )
only thing is during the day speed drops most of the times but its still fast(4mbps) and every 3 months,they close connections for maintainence for 2-3 days(big pita,never happened when i was on tata,reliance and mtnl)

lets hope mtnl etc reduce pricing and give realistic speeds soon
 

$hadow

Geek in making
Make those lines available to all the Internet providers and see how easily the speed changes.
 

sujeet2555

In the zone
i have bsnl narrowband(512 kbps).i am waiting for a private ISP in my area to switch over .bsnl goes on increasing their prices from 750-850 for the same speed. 6gb fup is a joke which last at max 2 days by watching youtube only.they can't increase their speed in past 5 years , 2MBps speed will be only a dream for the same price.either bsnl will remove plans lower than 2MBps or charge more for more speed.
 

sling-shot

Wise Old Owl
I would rather have a lower speed unlimited plan than a 100 Mbps plan with 10 GB FUP.

BSNL could have easily raised the minimum speed if they wished to. Or at least provide a properly tiered menu.
 

Ricky

Cyborg Agent
i have bsnl narrowband(512 kbps).i am waiting for a private ISP in my area to switch over .bsnl goes on increasing their prices from 750-850 for the same speed. 6gb fup is a joke which last at max 2 days by watching youtube only.they can't increase their speed in past 5 years , 2MBps speed will be only a dream for the same price.either bsnl will remove plans lower than 2MBps or charge more for more speed.
I have somewhat similar situation, I intentionally downgraded to cheapest BSNL plan as now I only use it as backup, my primary internet is 20GB tata docomo 3G plan, gives me 4mbps+ off-peak and 2mbps+ at peak hours. Earlier it was MTS 40GB plan, which in 6 months got so over crowded that I had just cancelled it. Will cancel docomo too if it gets crowded (ie. slow due to lots of users in given area) , hopefully by then we will have JIONET from reliance launched.
 
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