Centre raises minimal obtain velocity of broadband connectivity to 2 Mbps


The Centre has modified the definition of broadband connectivity by elevating the minimal obtain velocity to 2 Mbps (megabits per second). The minimal obtain velocity was beforehand 512 kbps (kilobits per second), as per the notification in July 2013.

“In supersession of the definition of broadband issued vide notification dated July 18, 2013 and after consideration of the recommendation of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the Central Government hereby revise the definition of broadband as follows…,” the notification dated January 25 learn.

The gazette notification, which got here into drive with speedy impact, outlined broadband as a knowledge connection that allows interactive communication by means of the web, with a “capability of the minimum download speed of 2 Mbps to an individual subscriber from the point of presence (POP) of the service provider intending to provide broadband service”.

Out of 825.4 million broadband subscribers in India, 793.5 million have been wi-fi customers, and the remainder have been wireline, as per November 30, 2022 information.

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd with 430.18 million broadband subscribers tops India’s listing of the most important service suppliers. The highest 5 take up the bulk chunk of 98.4% market share, information from November final yr exhibits. Bharti Airtel got here second with 230.56 million subscribers. Vodafone Thought clocked 123.48 million subscribers, BSNL had 25.85 million, whereas Atria Convergence had simply over 2 million.

Broadband India Discussion board President, TV Ramachandran mentioned that the revision of the minimal velocity will profit broadband customers in rural and semi city areas significantly. Though entry to broadband wants much more progress when in comparison with the general inhabitants, he referred to as the latest change in definition a “step in the right direction”.

TRAI had urged in August 2021 the revision of minimal obtain velocity for broadband connectivity from 512 kbps to 2 Mbps. Broadband is split into three classes relying on the obtain velocity – primary, quick and tremendous quick.

In comparison with 8.26 Mbps in November 2022, India registered 25.29 Mbps median cell obtain speeds in December the identical yr, in line with Ookla’s Speedtest World Index. Ookla introduced on January 27 that India was now globally on the 79th place leaping from 105 in November.


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