An entirely new market of data services has emerged in the country.
An entirely new market of data services has emerged in the country. Right now there are many such modern internet devices and such requirements, which require more speed than the current limit.
The BIF told the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), ‘We believe that the current definition of broadband is neither compatible with the development of technology nor the desire of Indian consumers for high-speed broadband services. Therefore, in such a situation it should definitely be reviewed and it should be changed.
The BIF has suggested this to the regulator’s consultation paper ‘Promoting broadband connectivity and broad broadband speed framework’. TRAI had issued this consultation paper to get the opinion of the concerned parties on various issues including ‘Whether the current definition of broadband needs to be reviewed’ and ‘Whether the download and upload speed limit should be changed’. When contacted, Chairman TV Ramachandran said that the current definition of 512 kbps speed is quite low. It should be increased to 2 Mbps.
It has been pending for a long time. The BIF says that even after the arrival of 4G, broadband speed in India is half as compared to global standards. The organization said that only internet services with download and upload speeds of at least two Mbps should be called broadband.