Broadband

This section deals with news and developments around the broadband industry. It covers mobile broadband, fixed broadband, broadband operators, government policies and similar stories around the globe.

Nelco Bags In-flight Connectivity License From DoT

Nelco Bags In-flight Connectivity License From DoT

March 7, 2019 at 1:43 pm 0 comments

Satellite Communication service provider Tatanet Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nelco Thursday said it has obtained the license from Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to offer in-flight connectivity services. The in-flight and maritime connectivity (IFMC) license also allows an operator to offer voice and data services in shipping vessels. Last week HughesRead More

Vodafone Idea Completes Network Integration In West Bengal

Vodafone Idea Completes Network Integration In West Bengal

March 5, 2019 at 12:29 pm 0 comments

Vodafone Idea, which became the largest telecom operator in India post the merger between the two individual companies, has said it has completed the radio network integration in ROWB (rest of West Bengal). The company said it was done within a short span of just two months and was finishedRead More

Hughes Gets India’s First In-Flight Connectivity License

Hughes Gets India’s First In-Flight Connectivity License

February 28, 2019 at 11:47 am 0 comments

VSAT service provider Hughes Communications became the first company in India to get license to offer in-flight connectivity. The company this morning informed that Department of Telecommunications or DoT has granted it the Flight and Maritime License or FMC. The license the Hughes got is valid for 10 years andRead More

ACT Fibernet Takes A New Avatar, Changes Brand Logo

ACT Fibernet Takes A New Avatar, Changes Brand Logo

February 15, 2019 at 2:22 pm 0 comments

India’s largest fibre based internet service provider ACT Fibernet has taken up a new avatar. The company has launched its new brand identity with the unveiling of the logo and tagline ‘Feel the Advantage’. “The rebranding initiative is a strategic component of ACT Fibernet to becoming the most admired in-homeRead More

Verizon India Gets Virtual Network Operator License From DoT

Verizon India Gets Virtual Network Operator License From DoT

February 8, 2019 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

Verizon India, the Indian unit of US telecom operator Verizon has been granted Unified License (UL) for virtual network operator by the Department of Telecommunications or DoT. The operator got the VNO license as an ISP or internet service provider, the company said in a statement. The VNO license allowsRead More

Hughes Bags Rs 100 Cr Deal To Provide Satellite Broadband To Indian Navy

Hughes Bags Rs 100 Cr Deal To Provide Satellite Broadband To Indian Navy

December 20, 2018 at 11:50 am 0 comments

VSAT services provider Hughes Communications Thursday said it has bagged a contract worth Rs 100 crore to provide satellite based broadband connectivity to the Indian Navy. Under the year-long contract, Hughes will supply the solution to power broadband satellite services across the Navy’s mainland and island sites. “We are proud toRead More

ACT Fibernet To Offer Broadband Connectivity For GamerConnect

ACT Fibernet To Offer Broadband Connectivity For GamerConnect

December 14, 2018 at 4:09 pm 0 comments

ACT Fibernet or Atria Convergence Technologies on Friday announced its partnership with GamerConnect, an Indian technology gaming platform, as their official ‘Connectivity Partners’. As part of the tie-up, ACT Fibernet will provide high-speed fiber broadband to the overall infrastructure for the two-day event that will be held on 15th- 16thRead More

Public WiFi Could Generate $20 Bn For India’s GDP Next Year

Public WiFi Could Generate $20 Bn For India’s GDP Next Year

July 5, 2018 at 9:17 am 0 comments

Public Wi-Fi or the WiFi services offered to public at public places can help the industry contribute additional $20 billion revenue to India’s GDP by 2019, a report by consulting firm Analysys Mason predicts. It adds, from 2019 onward, the public WiFi would add around $10 billion annually to theRead More

Airtel Broadband Launches 300 Mbps Plan

Airtel Broadband Launches 300 Mbps Plan

April 9, 2018 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Bharti Airtel on Monday said it has launched a new high speed broadband plan that offers speed of up to 300 mbps. The new Airtel broadband plan is offered over WiFi under its FTTH (fiber to the home) services. The plan offers 1200 GB of high speed data at 300Read More

India’s Mobile Internet Speed Among The Slowest In World

India’s Mobile Internet Speed Among The Slowest In World

March 27, 2018 at 6:31 am 0 comments

Despite technological innovations, government’s allocation of ample spectrum and customers’ keenness in having high-speed broadband, India’s mobile internet speed remains among the slowest in the world. So much so that the country is lagging behind Sudan, Cote d’Ivoire and Syria – countries with one of the poorest economies. India’s rank forRead More