Delhi: The government has taken a great decision to provide relief for users concerned about slow internet speed. The Central Government has changed the speed of broadband connectivity to the minimum download speed of 2 Mpbs. That is, now users will get a download speed of at least 2 megabits per second. This decision will benefit millions of users in the country and will be able to use the Internet at a faster speed. Previously, the minimum download speed was only 512 Kbps. A notification issued by the Central Government indicated that the Central Government’s video notification issued on July 18, 2013 is pleased to amend the Broadband Law taking into account the recommendations of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
Support of interactive services with Internet access
According to the notification, Broadband is a data connection that can support interactive services with Internet access and the ability to provide a minimum download speed of 2 Mbps to the subscriber from the point of presence (POP) of the service provider. . . There are 825 million broadband users in India as of November 30, 2022, of which 793 million users use wireless broadband connections. The top 5 service providers account for 98.4% of the market share of total broadband users as of the end of November 2022. The top 5 service providers in India are Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (430 million users) , Bharti Airtel (230 million users), Vodafone Idea (123 million users), BSNL (25 million users) and Atria Convergence (21 million users).
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In August 2021, TRAI recommended revising the definition of broadband and increasing the minimum download speed for broadband connectivity from the current 512 Kbps to 2 Mbps. Based on download speed, fixed broadband is divided into three categories different types: basic, fast and super fast. India recorded an average mobile download speed of 25.29 Mbps, up from 18.26 Mbps in November 2022, according to Ookla’s Speedtest global index for December 2022. Ookla said in a statement that this has jumped the country from position 105 in November to position 79 in the ranking.